Friday, November 27, 2009

Our Rental in Saignon, Provence

Saignon is said to be one of the oldest villages in France. It not only has a small population (1057), but is also very compact, with distinctly vertical stone houses. It is one of many picturesque hilltop towns in the Luberon region of Provence. The minute we got in the door we were excited about our place. Here is why:

This is the entry. Its a bit difficult to see the alcoves and level changes, but it is the most unique space I had ever seen. It seems that there may be some tunnels that lead to other houses in the area, but I wasn't about to test that theory!!  This level was not furnished, other than the chair and table. A second bathroom and laundry area were down here. It had no window so I was not tempted to sit at the table.

The stairs were beautiful. This is taken from the second level, which was a huge master bedroom.

This is still in the master bedroom, and on the left is the original stone sink. That's a vase and curly twigs sitting in it.
The stairs continued up to the living room / kitchen. If you looked out the window on the left you would see that the house across the street was about 10 ft away.

A very nice kitchen with everything in working order and lots of nice plates, cutlery, pots and pans, etc.

Up one more light of stairs to a bedroom with two beds and a glass wall leading out to a lovely terrace, complete with barbecue and a big table. Lovely place to watch the sunset.

I found this place on the Holiday Rentals website too, though I don't see it there right now. We were there at the end of the season and the rate was incredibly good. The contacts were all (3) exceptionally good people to deal with. I see there is a webpage here, with some info.

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