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Vacation rental with heated pool and private SPA in Luberon - Provence - France

Welcome to our new holiday cottages at 'La Bastide des Grandes Terres' in the Vaucluse region between Avignon and Aix en Provence !

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The cottages are situated in a quiet area, but only a kilometre away from the centre of Mérindol, a charming village with all local amenities in the heart of Provence (5 restaurants, 3 bakeries...).

The village is ideally located in Luberon’s regional natural park and is close to several other villages and recognised natural sites. It is also less than an hour away from the Mediterranean Coast.

The Cottages

Set within large enclosed grounds (6600 m²), the cottages lie at the foot of the hill ‘le petit Luberon’, which overlooks the Durance river and Pont Royal golf course. The gardens boast many Mediterranean plants – olive and cypress trees as well as vines, oleanders and lavender.

The gîtes are part of a shared property : the gîte Luberon is the building on the right as you view the pictures and the gîte Alpilles is on the left.

Your accomodation

The 100 m² cottages can accommodate 5-7 guests and includes :

- a bright and airy conservatory with Jacuzzi (hot tub whirlpool)

- a large living space including kitchen, dining and living areas with a comfortable double sofa bed and fireplace to keep you warm on those cooler evenings in winter

- one bedroom with double bed

- second bedroom with three single beds

- bathroom with twin sinks, bath and shower

- large vine-shaded terrace

- gated access to the property and carport

To make your stay enjoyable, the cottage is equipped with the following new, quality appliances :

- private SPA for 5 people with water heated to 37°C (hot tub)

- flat screen television with DVD/DivX player (HD sat TV : CNBC, Sky News, BBC WN, CNN, Bloomberg...)

- CD/MP3 player and radio

- dishwasher, coffee machine, electric hob, oven and microwave oven

- washing machine

- internet access (wi fi)

- 4 sun loungers

- barbecue Weber

- terrace table and 8 chairs

- baby items are available on request: high chair, travel cot, safety gate, children’s cutlery, plates etc,

- bed linen, tea towels, hand towels and bath towels are also provided (not the pool/beach towels)

Album la Bastide des Grandes Terres

On-Site services

A personal welcome by your hosts.

An extensive range of tourist information is available, including IGN maps (the French equivalent of the UK’s Ordnance Survey).

A shared enclosed heated swimming pool 11m by 6m (15/4 - 30/09) surrounded by terrace and lawns on which 8 sun loungers are available in sunny or shaded areas.

A children’s play area, pétanque, trampoline…

A variety of areas where you can relax, read or take a nap - hammock, sun loungers, bench etc.

Gîte Alpilles

Leisure activities in the Surrounding area

A large selection of walks and hikes from Merindol (GR6 and 97, Luberon, ornithological observatory) and further afield in the Alpilles, Mount Sainte Victoire, the Camargue and the creeks of Cassis.

Bike and mountain bike routes: The village is situated on the 236km long Véloroute (bike route).

6 golf courses within 40 kms of the gîte; of which the Mallemort Pont Royal golf course is the nearest (7 km).

Tennis courts (Mérindol)

Horse-riding (Mérindol)

Fishing (Mérindol)

Canoeing / Kayaking ( Lauris)

Rock climbing (Cavaillon, Buoux)

Mediterranean Sea (Sausset les Pins, Carry le Rouet, Cassis and its creeks)

Tree climbing, quad biking, paintballing, maze, parks and zoos

Tourist sites (the many cliff top villages in the Lubéron, Alpilles, Camargue, Provence regions)

5 restaurants all within walking distance.

Provincial, farmer and evening markets

Gastronomic delights (wine, olive oils, melon, honey, cheeses, confectionery…)

Shopping – local producers, local shops, supermarkets and shopping centres.

Cultural sites (museums, abbeys, gardens)

Festivals (Avignon, La Roque d’Anthéron, Aix en Provence)

Going out (Clubs, cinemas, theatres, Equestrian show) and local festivities (see our calendar)

Means of access

Situated in Provence (Vaucluse), the property is easily accessed being only :

- 10 minutes from the A7 Autoroute du Soleil (motorway to the sun) Exit 26 Sénas

- 40 minutes from the high speed train (TGV) stations of Avignon and Aix en Provence

- 40 minutes from the Marseille Provence MP2 Airport

It is possible to arrange a pick up from the Aix en Provence or Avignon TGV stations and from Marseille Airport.

An additional cost of 50€ will be charged for this service.

By car

Plan your route with Mappy or Via Michelin

Lyon & Nice : 2hrs 30mins - Perpignan : 3hrs - Bordeaux : 5hrs 30mins - Paris & Zurich : 6hrs 30mins - Strasbourg : 7hrs

Lille & Nantes : 8hrs 30mins - Brussels & Cologne : 9hrs - Amsterdam & London : 11hrs

By train

From 20€ one way with IDTGV (line Paris (3h) / Lyon / Marseille) or with the SNCF

- Avignon station (40 mins away)

- Aix en Provence station (40 mins away)

- Stations at Cavaillon or Salon de Provence (20 mins away)

By plane

- Marseille Provence (Marignane) MP2 Airport (40 mins away)

Serviced by Ryanair, EasyJet, Air France KLM, DAT, Germanwings, British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, Twin Jet, Brussels Airlines, Air Transat...

- Avignon Caumont airport (30 mins away)

Serviced by Air France, Flybe and Jet2

The village of Mérindol is situated:

In close proximity to a number of highly recommended Luberon villages (Lourmarin, Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Bonnieux, Ansouis, Cucuron….) and near to the Alpilles hills and its scenic villages of Provence (Saint Rémy and Baux de Provence, Maussanne les Alpilles, Eygalières…)

In less than an hour’s drive, you can visit Avignon, the famous Pont du Gard (Roman aqueduct bridge over the Gard river), Nîmes, Arles and the Camargue, Marseille, Aix en Provence and its Mount Sainte Victoire, the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Principality of Orange and the Comtat Venaissin (Mont Ventoux), Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse...

Rates and availability

Terms & booking :

Reservation deposit : 30 %

    • Rates according to duration

    • From Saturday to Saturday only

Rates are per week (from Saturday to Saturday) :

Peak season


High season

end of June, beginning à Sept


mid April to mid June

end of Sept

Low season

other periods

1600 €

950 €

850 €

700 €

There is also the possibility to rent the accommodation per night depending on season (350 € for 2 nights, 100 € / night after 2 nights).

Welcome pack offer if you come by 2 (bathrobe, champaign...) !

More than 5 guest : +80€ per pers / per week end - +140€ per pers/ per week

10% discount on the second week (except during Summer)

Payment by cheque or bank transfer (also with VISA/Mastercard or Paypal with 3% of extra charge)

Merindol / Luberon / Provence / South of France near the French Riviera. B&B.

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Holiday House MERINDOL (Villa rental in Vaucluse, Holiday rental by owner) - Self Catering UK : Luberon vacation rental with pool and private SPA, Lauris, Provence, France

"We experienced La Bastide des Grandes Terres as a very fine holiday house. We stayed in gites Luberon. There is more than enough space, a beautiful garden, the house was nice and clean. There is a very good swimming pool, and a beautiful spa, in a separate room of the house. The owner gives very good advice about all beautiful things to do in the surroundings. Distances to lovely villages and markets are not too long. A fantastic time in Merindol !" Arent en Lieke (NL) - July 2019

"We would definitely recommend this property to a family or group who want to have a relaxing holiday in a lovely property, based in a beautiful location with easy access to travel around Provence. The accommodation has everything you would want and more. The hot tub is an excellent addition which really helps to make your stay special. Arnaud and Dorethee, are very friendly and extremely helpful. Arnaud speaks excellent English which was a great help, especially when he explains about places to visit etc. The local village Merindol has an excellent patisserie, butcher and tourist information along with a local fruit and veg stall. We will definitely return !!!" Richard (Eng) - Aug 2016

"This rural property is located at the edge of the Luberon mountain range within easy walking distance of the village of Merindol. We spent many hours exploring both the village and the surrounding National Park. Our spacious, modern, self-contained villa was well appointed, in excellent condition and generously supplied with kitchen equipment. The villa has it's own spa room. The grounds have a fenced swimming pool, children's playground and beautifully maintained gardens. Our hosts went out of their way to provide baby equipment for our ten -month old grandson and to provide us with any information we needed about local markets, restaurants and towns, including some of the most picturesque in Provence.We loved our time here and would have happily extended it." Rosemary (Austr) - Oct 2014

"We stayed here with our two children aged 9 and 7 This is an fantastic, beautifully stylish location, ideal for families with children. It has a large garden, two trampolines, sand pit ,swings aswell as the pool and great walks nearby. ( Gorges de Regalon less than 5 minutes away)

The owners could not have been more helpful, providing champagne for my husbands birthday, recommending a riding school for me to book a lesson prior to arriving from UK etc etc

We would love to go again and would have no hesitation recommending this to our friends" Emma & Peter (UK) - Sept 2013

"Great place to stay while exploring Provence : My family and I had an amazing time staying at this perfect villa. The standard of the villa was new and modern and surrounding garden wonderfully maintained. The owner was filled with fantastic recommendations. We hope to return soon again. The location is perfect for those wanted to explore Provence." Silje & Rick (NOR) - May 2013

"We have just returned from 10 nights in this wonderful villa. It was just as described: a very clean modern little house with everything you need, inside and out. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking and eating which we did every night. As we were with our two young children, we were happy to use the high chair, baby cot and plastic dishes provided, and even the safety gate for the stairs! It's so nice that they put thought into those small things which really improved our stay with the children. We used the spa and huge new trampoline almost everyday - our son couldn't get enough of them and the slide and swing were a big hit with our little daughter. We even had enough warm weather to use the pool twice. Arnaud and Dorothee are wonderful hosts who really try to make their guests feel at home, providing local wine and olive oil when we got there. Arnaud was interested in what we wanted to do and gave us very good advice, including printing out a schedule for some bullfighting events that were going on in Saint-Remy and leaving it out for us on the windshield of our car. He is really so friendly and helpful.

We definitely recommend this place, and hope we will have the chance to visit Provence again and stay here once more." Einat (ISR) - Sept 2012

"The perfect place to stay in Provence ! We spent a week at Arnaud and Dorothee's place in Merindol in September 2012 and had the best of time. The place is lovely, newly renovated, clean and perfectly furnished. We already booked for 2013, its a gem! Luberon is probably one of the loveliest places in Provence, and the house is well situation between avignon/Marseille and its airport/ Arles / Baux de Provence etc... Would warmly recommend staying there, for a short stay (the spa is highly recommended !) or as a base to explore the region." Maxime & Lisa (UK) - Sept 2012

"Very charming Chalet located on great, fenced site with well cared garden full of flowers. Our small children (two < 4 years) loved to freely run around, use the playground and the trampolines. With the fenced swimming pool, the parents could keep cool and lazy when the kids had real good fun. Very nice landlord family that lives in the main building on the site. We really liked it and will definitely come back one day." Joki (GER) - June 2012