Luberon. A rare and impressive country estate, four miles from the village of Murs, one of the most charming and unspoilt villages in the northern Luberon. This substantial property, sitting in around 27 acres of parkland, consists of a large 5-bedroom farmhouse or “mas”, a 3-bedroom “bastide”, two 2-bedroom cottages, 2 swimming pools, and a pool house and tennis court.
Murs is situated just 4 miles from the famous village of Gordes, 10 miles from the town of Apt, 15miles from L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and 25 miles from Avignon.
The estate is composed of the following elements:
The main farmhouse, or “mas”:
A five-bedroom former honey farm with huge balconies, sunny terraces, lovely private gardens and a stunning infinity pool from which there are magnificent views of the Luberon. Truly one of the most exclusive and peaceful properties in this part of France. The accommodation of nearly 400m2, offers five double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom has both a bath and shower. Two of the bedrooms have large balconies that overlook the Luberon valley. The 1st floor also offers a large drawing room, with three French windows opening onto a balcony, enjoying stunning views of the Luberon and courtyard below. On the ground floor there is a large dining room, sitting room and a huge well-equipped kitchen. One of the double bedrooms is situated on the ground floor making it easily accessible to the ground floor amenities. There is any number of alfresco dining options, including a summer dining room, and the substantial central courtyard, which, with its beautiful lime tree for shade, provides a peaceful oasis in the middle of the house.
The house has been recently refurbished to an extremely high standard whilst maintaining traditional Provencal style living.
Sitting some 300 meters below the mas, is the bastide; a lovingly restored 18th century stone hunting lodge with 160m2 of living space. The ground floor rooms each contain open fires, which provide a warm welcome during the winter months. Upstairs are 3 double bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms whilst the third bedroom features a large family bathroom and separate shower. Downstairs a beautifully appointed living room provides ample accommodation or for a cosier atmosphere there is a slightly smaller sitting room. A rear hallway extends into a utility room and a large kitchen dining room. Both the living room and kitchen have large double glass doors leading you onto a paved terrace outside which is surround by a wild garden bordered by oak woodland. There are carefully positioned spotlights in the trees for a truly romantic experience. A side-lit path leads you toward a large 17m x 7m pool with a sun-bathing terrace, outdoor dining room and it’s own fantastic barbeque and kitchen area.
Just below the mas, at the top of the estate are two quaint 2-bedroom cottages overlooking the Luberon valley. They both offer an open plan sitting/dining room, a spacious kitchen and bathroom. There are outside dining areas to the front and rear of the property. These two cottages are adjoining and could easily be converted to one single property.