Parc du Luberon, House to rent near Pierrevert

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Our 3-bedroom house is located on a hilltop on the border between the Vaucluse and Alpes de Haute Provence in the protected Parc du Luberon, along a popular cycling route and a five minutes drive from Golf du Luberon, the only 18-hole course within the park. It has a large swimming pool surrounded by terraced gardens below the house and commanding views of neighbouring farms and vineyards.

Amid 30 acres of pine forest, groves of black truffle-producing oak trees, fields and vegetation of the Luberon, the house is incredibly private and tranquil. The perched village of Pierrevert, one of many in the Parc, lies 5 kilometres east of the property, and La Bastide des Jourdans is the same distance to the west. It's a perfect place to chill or to use as a base to explore the wonderful region.

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The balcony of the house offers spectacular star-gazing and views of distant Mont Sainte-Victoire, made familiar in the 19th and 20th century paintings of Cézanne, whose hometown of Aix-en-Provence is just 30 minutes away.

The nearest substantial town is Manosque, birthplace of Provencal writer Jean Giono and gateway to the Gorge du Verdon. The villa is for rent year-round. It has central heating and all the amenities of home in the heart of Provence.

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