La Saga

A large converted 18th century stone barn set in a a courtyard with a swimming pool, in the ancient Provençal village of Pernes-les-Fontaines in the heart of the Vaucluse.

Pete Beachill & Becky Smith
+44 77 40337095
+44 77 70914928

About the Holiday Home

The outdoor dining area
The outdoor dining area

Originally built in the 18th century as a great stone barn, La Saga has been imaginatively converted into a large three-storey house with a secluded courtyard and swimming pool which is overlooked by an upstairs sun terrace.

La Saga is situated in the centre of the ancient village of Pernes-les-Fontaines, which is located in the heart of the Vaucluse region. It is owned by a professional English trombonist who works in the music industry.

A gate leads into the courtyard from an old narrow street in the village. The courtyard is dominated by the four-by-eight metre swimming pool. Steps lead up from the poolside to a sun terrace which overlooks the house and courtyard.

The lower terrace has a shaded area with a dining table. By the pool is a built-in barbecue which is great for entertaining outdoors in the daytime and evenings. At night, the pool and courtyard can be lit up.

The sun terrace
The sun terrace

Inside the house the rooms are all bright and modern with traditional stone floors and exposed wooden beams. Electrical central heating and three wood-burning stoves make the house a good option for a winter break.

The living/dining room is a large split level space. The living area has dark brown leather sofas surrounding a wood burning stove. This area is also features a 47" flat screen HD TV with Bose sound system, a blue-ray DVD player and a high quality sound system which can play CD's, iPods and radio. La Saga has an extended library of over 400 film titles, books and music as well as a selection of games.

The living room windows look out to the courtyard and pool. In the dining area, an old oak dining table comfortably seats twelve.

The kitchen is rustic in style, but has all modern facilities and is well equipped for anyone who loves to cook. There is a large American fridge/freezer, a gas range, a dishwasher, and plenty of high quality crockery, glassware and serving pieces. An outdoor laundry room has a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The kitchen
The kitchen

La Saga has six bedrooms, all attractively decorated with exposed wooden beams and all with remote controlled fans. Two of the bedrooms have super king-sized double beds, one with en-suite bathroom, three of the bedrooms have king-sized double beds, and one has a pair of twin beds. Two of the bedrooms overlook the pool, one overlooks a courtyard and one looks over the Provençal rooftops.

There are three bathrooms including the en-suite with the master bedroom, which has a two-person jacuzzi, two basins, a WC, shower and bidet. There are two separate WCs, one on the top floor and one on the ground floor. There is also an outside shower room for the swimming pool.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 4x8 metre heated pool
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Village
Pernes-les-Fontaines
Setting
Village
Nearest large town
Carpentras
Other towns nearby
Aix-en-Provence
Nîmes
Orange
Avignon
Département
Vaucluse (84)
Rental information

La Saga

Accommodates
12 guests
Bedrooms
Six bedrooms: Two with a super-king size bed, three with a king size bed and one with a pair of single beds. If the booking is for more than eight guests supplements may be incurred.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
January 1, 2015 until January 10, 2015 £ 2,700
January 10, 2015 until March 28, 2015 £ 1,600
March 28, 2015 until June 6, 2015 £ 2,300
June 6, 2015 until September 5, 2015 £ 2,700
September 5, 2015 until November 7, 2015 £ 2,300
November 7, 2015 until December 19, 2015 £ 1,600
December 19, 2015 until January 9, 2016 £ 2,700
January 9, 2016 until April 2, 2016 £ 1,600
April 2, 2016 until June 4, 2016 £ 2,300
June 4, 2016 until September 3, 2016 £ 2,700
September 3, 2016 until November 5, 2016 £ 2,300
November 5, 2016 until December 17, 2016 £ 1,600
December 17, 2016 until December 31, 2016 £ 2,700

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Rental Conditions

50% of the rental cost is required to secure the booking. The balance is due eight weeks before the start date of the rental period. Linen and towels are for hire at £15 per person per week.

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Contact

Pete Beachill & Becky Smith at La Saga.

About the Area

The village of Pernes-les-Fontaines
The village of Pernes-les-Fontaines

Pernes-les-Fontaines is an ancient walled village whose origins go back to Roman times. It takes its name from the 37 fountains in the town. Pernes-les-Fontaines has a good range of shops and services, including excellent pâtisseries, boucheries, and fromageries, as well as a post office and a tabac.

Every Saturday morning, there is an excellent open-air market selling local farm produce. Within the walls of the old village, there is a Michelin-starred restaurant, just a five-minute walk from La Saga. It's a must for anyone who loves good food.

The olive stall at the local market
The olive stall at the local market

Every July, the Tour de France passes close to the village before the cyclists make the famous uphill climb to Mont Ventoux. Cycling is a great way to explore the local countryside, and two bikes are provided at La Saga for guests who may want to head into the hills of Les Dentelles de Montmirail.

There's also lots to see and do on foot, such as exploring the many nearby vineyards and villages. Many other leisure activities are available nearby, including tennis, horse-riding, motocross, and kayaking, and at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, there's an excellent 18-hole golf course with great views.

About the Region

Abbey de Senanque
Abbey de Senanque

La Saga is an ideal place from which to explore the Vaucluse and Luberon countryside and the ancient cities of Provence.

It's just a twenty minute drive to the fortified medieval city of Avignon. Surrounded by tremendous ramparts dating from the 12th century, Avignon is home to the majestic gothic Palace of the Popes; it also has many other sites of cultural interest and a great range of shops.

Mont Ventoux is a 25-minute drive, and gives stunning views of the region. Pernes-les-Fontaines is located in the heart of the wine producing region of Côtes du Rhône; the local wines include Beaumes-de-Venise, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Gigondas. There are plenty of vineyards which welcome visitors and offer tasting sessions.

Photo Album

The dining room
The dining room
The living area
The living area
The master bedroom with wood-burning stove and doors leading onto the sun terrace
The master bedroom with wood-burning stove and doors leading onto the sun terrace
The master bedroom's ensuite bathroom
The master bedroom's ensuite bathroom
The second master bedroom with lounge area
The second master bedroom with lounge area
The middle floor bathroom
The middle floor bathroom
The third bedroom
The third bedroom
The fourth bedroom
The fourth bedroom
The fifth bedroom
The fifth bedroom
The sixth bedroom
The sixth bedroom
The top floor bathroom
The top floor bathroom
La Saga at night
La Saga at night
The outdoor dining area at night
The outdoor dining area at night

Guest Opinions

“Thank you for the stay in this wonderful house. We enjoyed the amenities and the wonderful food this area has to offer. The stay was too short and the weather beautiful.”
Charlotte W. - Jerricho, USA

“Our time spent here was just magical. We have seen so much of the area and enjoyed every day and every village, but Pernes Les Fontaines is our favourite. Quiet, peaceful but with so much to explore. A perfect place to relax.”
Suzanne J. - USA

“It's very rarely that something exceeds my expectations, but La Saga managed to do it. A well managed, stunning property in an ideal location, La Saga was a haven after a busy day exploring Provence but was equally suited to those of us who wanted to spend full days lounging by the pool!  I am still dreaming of the view over the terracotta rooftops and meandering down the lane to my favourite patisserie. I'm sure we'll be back.”
Turi E - Sydney, Australia

“When we saw your property on the net we were immediatly attracted to it; however, when we arrived, we were amazed by the size, beauty and decor of La Saga. Thank you for a truly memorable stay.”
Glennis B - Nelson, New Zealand