On the doorstep of the Luberon National Park, and set within an excellent wine estate between fragrant scrubland and mountain tops in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region, lies Villa Thyme, a beautifully restored 16th century home with spectacular 360-degree views of rolling vineyards. This lesser-known corner of Provence will leave an impression on all who visit, as will the generosity of the people and the variety of the gastronomy. Nearby villages like Roussillon, Bonnieux, Ménerbes and Gordes continue to charm their visitors and alongside wild landscapes, provide mere glimpses into the rich history of the area.
Villa Thyme has undergone several transformations over the years, each time increasing in beauty and comfort to visitors. The décor has been chosen to compliment the same unique spirit of the property; noble woods, oak floors, exposed stone and beams, famous tiles from the legendary Vernin factory. The harmonious Provençal garden, with the peaks of the Mont Lure on one side and the dramatic heights of the Mont Ventoux on the other, was designed to honour the natural scenery and history of the land and features two swimming pools, a tennis court, boules court and delightful lavender fields. There are various delightful sitting and dining areas from which to enjoy the views, as well as opportunity for wellness activities such as massages and yoga sessions.
The property forms part of an estate that includes a charming four-bedroom villa, La Maison Oppedette. All have been lovingly restored and feature in our portfolio. The property owners have also spent years nurturing the estate's organic vines and the resulting vineyard boasts 11 organic wines and an impressive architecturally designed winery and restaurant. Guests at Villa Thyme can take a tour of the vineyard, dine at La Terrace restaurant or order cooked meals from the restaurant to be enjoyed in the villa.