The northern plains of the Luberon National Park are considered by some to be the final frontier of true Provence. The long vine-covered terrace at Les Pres Fleuris, classically furnished with wrought-iron Provencal table and chairs, is the perfect spot to while away summer afternoons, to the hazy backdrop of lavender and rose-filled gardens.
Ancient stone villages cling to rock faces, casually contemplating a landscape of lavender and cherry orchards, with the same insouciant timelessness of the old boys playing pétanque in the shade of village squares. Here locals still frequent the restaurant tables and terraces, where great value and authenticity go hand-in-hand. Men earn their keep on the land, where orchards are dotted with fruit-pickers, vines tower above the eye-line, and carafes of rosé are stocked in the shade to quench thirsts and spirits.
Immediately and conveniently located next to the terrace, a country kitchen is well equipped and simmers with inspiration. There is an office area with WiFi and adjacent living area with plenty of character, including oak-beamed ceilings and open fireplace.
All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and are prettily decorated in vibrant pastels, with views from the first floor bedrooms over the splendid surrounding scenery. A separate annexe, next to the main house, has a further twin bedroom, and beyond, shaded amongst oak trees, a wholly independent guest cottage has a further two bedrooms, as well as kitchen facilities and private terrace.
- Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with four poster bed (1m60), en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
- Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with queen bed (1m60) en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with two single beds (0m90) and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom with two single beds (0m90) and en-suite bathroom
The gardens: Beautifully maintained gardens, neatly bordered with white roses and lavender.
The views: A classically Provencal outlook, taking in rows of vines, olive groves and lavender fields.
Why we like it: The location amongst the authentic landscape of rural Provence is exceptional and timeless -whilst the pretty country style of the accommodation is both casualand comfortable.