This traditional bastide was an ideal holiday location for our multi-generation family.
It is based in extensive and completely secure gardens with plenty of parking space and just a short walk into the centre of bustling Lorgues. Patisseries, ice-cream shops, cafes, pharmacists and clothes shops are all accessible on foot and it is just a short car trip for a supermarket shop if required.
The salt water swimming pool is large and there are plenty of sun loungers, mattresses, umbrellas and olive trees for shade. Swimming towels are provided for all in addition to bath towels which is really helpful.
A full size table-tennis table, together with a set of boules, plenty of children's videos and a stack of holiday reads kept us all busy.
If you are a keen cook you won't be disappointed. Not only is there a massive collection of cook books but, unusually, there is a very comprehensive set of kitchen tools, gorgeous pottery serving dishes and copious amounts of dishwasher friendly crockery. There are two full size fridges, a freezer and a gas bbq.
The bastide itself is a handsome building. All the rooms are spacious with fully functioning shutters. There are fans in all the bedrooms. Decoration is simple with tiled floors and eye-catching textiles and pictures throughout.
The kitchen was too small for 8 of us to eat in but this was not an issue as the main table outside had seating for 12. At lunchtimes we ate under the shade of ancient mulberry trees and in the evening we moved the table so that we could watch the striking starry skies and views out to the mountains. As well as the main table there were three other tables and sets of chairs, so we were spoilt for choice for drinking areas.
Running through the property features omits the key ingredient for our wonderful holiday and that was Nicola herself. Right from the start, she was helpful, informative and utterly charming. Nothing was too much trouble. All our queries were addressed fully and promptly. Her extensive regional knowledge makes her a wonderful source of information and she is generous with her time and ideas. A very big thank you from us all - we have had the most wonderful stay.