Provence is a difficult concept to truly define - it is a dream, a delight for the senses and something to be treasured. A summer in Provence is a summer like no other.
Lush vines are laden with syrah, bees are busily tending to endless rows of blooming lavender and blushing roses climb up the walls of ancient stone houses.
Plump summer fruits are irresistible at the morning marchés of medieval villages beneath lofty plane trees. Evenings are spent outdoors dipping in and out of the pool after indulging in sublime local produce, cheeses and wine late into the Mediterranean night.
One property in particular perfectly embodies this dream of Provence. La Ferme du Bon Dieu is an exquisite vacation rental property in the highly sought after Luberon Valley. Owned and lovingly restored by executives Sioned Rees-Thomas and her husband, Gavin who fell in love with this special region while on their honeymoon many moons ago.
The 17th century farmhouse is nestled in the The Luberon National Park where one can walk to the village of Oppede le Vieux for morning coffee or visit the charming nearby villages of Menerbes, Bonnieux and Gordes.
The vast estate has been beautifully renovated and boasts six bedrooms which open onto lush courtyards and picture-perfect patios.
The home has been tastefully decorated with antique and vintage finds from the nearby village of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. The style is a mixture of classic French farmhouse and Parisian luxury.
A tunnel of wisteria connects the farmhouse kitchen to private gardens dotted with Anduze urns and French pottery. The grounds are planted with rows of ancient twisting olive trees, vines and lavender.
There is a tennis court and glimmering swimming pool which is surrounded by sheltered patios. This exceptional property is the perfect foundation for a truly memorable holiday with loved ones.
For more information and to reserve for Summer 2017 visit La Ferme du Bon Dieu.La Ferme du Bon Dieu
Luberon Valley, Provence, Southern France
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