3 x bedrooms
2 x bathroom
2 x WC
About the house
The ground floor of the cottage has an entrance hall that provides access to a large double bedroom with built-in wardrobes. The opposite side has a large laundry/utility room and a bathroom with bath (shower over) WC and hand basin.
The first floor has a large living/dining room with CD player, telephone, television and access to internet. The separate and well equipped kitchen has an electric cooking top, electric oven and a microwave. There is also a WC on this level and a stair hall to the second floor.
Upstairs is a large bedroom/sitting room, a twin bedroom and a shower, WC and basin. The balcony on the second floor level overlooking rue de la Republique has tables and chairs for drinks etc.
Location and nearby sights
Provence is always associated with fields of sunflowers, lavender, thyme and rosemary. The wines of the area are known throughout the world. The land is very fertile and has many market gardens and orchards. Festivals are a tradition in Provence.
Pernes-les-Fontaines was originally the capital of the Comtat and has some lovely old buildings reminiscent of past times. The village has at least three restaurants, a bank, post office, a vegetable and fruit market, charcuterie, three patisseries, newsagent and coffee bars. Excellent shopping in Pernes and supermarkets are easily accessible.
The river Nesque runs on both sides of the old village and the Tour Ferrande contains notable 13th century frescoes, considered to be the oldest in France. Pernes has an interesting museum featuring the costumes of older times.
The nearby village is Isle-sur-la-Sorgue only 15 minutes away and the Sunday market is not be missed. The village has some picturesque water wheels and great antique shops.
Carpentras is a charming old town with a gallery of shops and cafes, a Roman Arch, St Siffrein Catherdral and a synagogue with its original furnishings. There is a fantastic market on Friday morning. Avignon is 20–30 mins from Pernes, a wonderful town of history, narrow streets in the old walled town.
Weekly rental from Sat/Sat AUD$1,421 plus booking fee. Inclusive of cleaning.
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