In late September we spent a wonderful week at Park La Truffiere. We were a group of 6 - parents with 2 daughters, aged 9 and 11, their Grandma and her Sister stopping off in Provence on route from Southern Germany to Barcelona.
The accommodation was excellent, well appointed and very accurately described on the website. The house is beautifully restored and both the house and grounds are incredibly spacious so that we could happily spread out and each have our own space. There is a large outdoor table (and chairs) for beautiful al fresco dining, multiple sun loungers by the pool, and a number of small tables, benches, chairs and hammocks dotted around the property. Spoiled for choice. The tough decision was deciding which one to choose. A perfect holiday dilemma!!! The hammock was a popular choice. The kitchen was one of the best stocked kitchens we've seen in any of the many places we have rented over the years. So many glasses, mugs, cutlery and pots and fry pans. I must say the pool is particularly wonderful... near new, very large and sparkling when we arrived.
The wonderful Provencal village of St Didier where you have a number of restaurants, bakeries, cafes and pizzerias is only a few minute drive away or a comfortable 15-20 minute walk. We felt like we were far away from the tourist route and were experiencing the real Provence.
Susanna and Dominic were very easy to communicate with and we were very appreciative of all the information they provided. They were most determined to make our holiday as memorable as possible. You can tell they have a love of their property, the village and the region.
The house is perfectly located to tour the wonderful Luberon. Unfortunately we only had a week and there was just too much we wanted to see and do to be able to do it all. We really enjoyed the great villages and towns of Gordes, Roussillon, Avignon, Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaines de Vaucluse (I would recommend visiting any of these) which were all within an easy 30-40 minute drive. We also drove to the top of Mt Ventoux (One of the major climbs of the Tour de France) about an hour away which was a highlight. Amazing views across to the Pyrennes and the Mediterranean if you are lucky enough to get a clear day. The Silvain Nougaterie in St. Didier is fantastic and definitely and worth a visit.
Though as others have mentioned with the relaxing park-like surrounds and the fantastic pool we often wanted to just stay at the house and chill. The days we did tour we were always happy to get back to our private little oasis. We had a fantastic week in this delightful villa and would definitely stay there again!
If you appreciate swimming in a delightful pool -28 degrees when we were there, no insects as it's sea salt and the pool being an excellent size this is the place to stay! Susanna and Dominic were determined to make our holiday as lovely as possible and provided plenty of comfortable sun beds and parasols and there was natural shade too from the wonderful trees. We- myself, husband, two daughters with their husbands and our granddaughter loved the house and the village. The two sets of French windows opening on to the patio where there was a large family table for al fresco dining made it so French and the living room airy and cool. Delightful! Thank you both for making sure your renters were happy!
A long time ago, I had a dream to rent a house, somewhere beautiful, where friends and family could come to visit. This idea was fortified for me, when I saw the movie "A Good Year" starring Russell Crowe (2006). A sleeper film, it is beautiful.
Like the star of that film, I have achieved financial success with my career, but also experience great stress. Our family.
We achieved this by going to this home in St. Didier, which is at the hear of the most beautiful part of France. Maybe later, I will write about all the delightful things we found in this area. But for this review, I will only say that the House is magnificent, furnished very tastefully. The beds are incredibly comfortable. And overall, it is a fantastic place for anyone who is looking to experience what is truly special about Provence. Would I recommend this rental to a friend, OH YES and then some! I hope you have an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Provence, with this as your landing pad. You really will not regret it! Just ask Dominic!
Well this property and its location was simply fantastic. The house is so spacious and beautifully restored and decorated. The bathroom is just amazing with the largest bathtub we have ever seen and great walk in shower. The kitchen is oversupplied with everything you could ever need or want. And the bedrooms are spacious and quiet and the living room comfortable and easy. Outside the park is something to behold: very quaint sitting places all over the park, a large iron table for 10 under a tonnelle so that whole family can eat outside when the weather is good, very old and high oak trees, lilies, lavender, olive trees and much more. It is a private park so you are quiet and secure yet it is really only an 800 meter walking distance to the wonderful Provencal village of St Didier where you have 5 restaurants, 3 bakeries, cafes and pizzerias.
Then there is the region as you are so well connected to great villages and towns like Avignon, Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaines de Vaucluse and many more. Truly a great property with very communicative owners who are extremely helpful and a great location. Could not ask for any more
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