Well it took a bit of time to get back to you - I guess I was too busy relaxing and enjoying myself! I am now in the UK but I just had to post pictures of the delightful Provencal cottage we stayed in during our holiday in France - on a converted lavender farm near the beautiful hilltop village of Saignon.
The cottage has been refurbished in a typical French 'shabby chic' fashion - beautifully casual yet very comfortable. To the front were views across autumnal lavender fields (sadly, already harvested) and beyond to Mount Ventoux. At the back was a huge garden with fruit trees and a beautiful swimming pool.
As you can imagine - it was very hard to leave this place!
|Typical rural style kitchen - complete with all mod cons!|
|Beautiful detailing (and the odd used beer bottle being our contribution!)|
|Blue and white decor throughout - cushion covers in typical Provencal fabrics|
|There's even a jar for curry powder!|
|Pastis anyone? Or perhaps a nice glass of Cotes de Ventoux?|
|Cute bedroom in the eaves...|
|...with glorious views across freshly mown lavender fields...|
|...and an ensuite bathroom with a standalone tub|
|Antique chair outside the second bedroom|
|Our very own feline resident!|
|Pretty garden to the rear|
|Barbecue and outdoor seating area to the side of the house|
|Our private swimming pool - but a bit too cold to swim in at the end of September!|
|View across the hewn lavender fields to the mountains beyond. |
Interesting tree in the foreground which looks like it has been struck by lightening.
|The view every sun down|
|The view from our bathroom!|
Near the village of Saignon and town of Apt