Le Hameau du Berger

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

The story began with a dream… the dream of a family who discovered three old stone hamlets in the beautiful Luberon and who decided to restore them, to plant organic vines and fruit trees and to nurture the land with great love and respect.

The result is three beautifully restored stone hamlets spread out across 40 hectares of rolling hills and typical Provençal landscape. Le Hameau de l’Horizon, Villa Les Terrasses and Le Hameau du Berger.

Le Hameau du Berger is a high quality, beautifully preserved hamlet with two heated swimming pools, tennis court and spa, nestled in the unspoilt Luberon Valley under the watchful eye of the picturesque village of Viens. Here it’s all about nature, peace and extraordinary calm.

The hamlet is set in 20 hectares surrounded by unspoilt landscape of rolling hills, bright limestone and fragrant, flowering heath with charming gardens designed by Jean-Noël Capart, which are a pleasure to stroll through on route to pool or tennis court.

The estate is made up of three houses and brings together the charm of the past with every modern comfort and luxury.

The ‘large house’ has three beautifully furnished terraces, six en-suite bedrooms, large living room and dining room with magnificent fireplace, a sitting room and a large kitchen with dining area. It has its own swimming pool and boules pitch and entrance halls.

The ‘pink house’ has lovely terraces, with one off the bedroom opening out to a stunning view over the landscape, three en-suite bedroom, large living room and dining room with magnificent fireplace, a sitting room s and a large Provençale kitchen.

The ‘bergerie’ was the home of the last shepherd of the original hamlet and it will delight guests with its cosy and charming warmth. The magnificent fireplace marks the centre of the house and the ground floor bedroom provides access to the garden and second swimming pool. It has three en-suite bedrooms, living room and dining room with magnificent fireplace and a kitchen and lovely terrace.

In addition, Le Hameau du Berger, also has a magnificent barn available for hosting events.

Le Hameau du Berger is an exceptional estate offering peace and quiet and a real feeling of being at one with nature and this truly beautiful part of France.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Car hire is recommended for exploring and shopping

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Conference Facilities

Le Hameau du Berger consists of 3 houses:

1)The Large House: 6 double bedrooms for 12 guests
2)The Pink house: 3 double bedrooms for 6 guests
3) The Bergerie: 3 double bedrooms for 6 guests
4) The Barn (available for hosting events when the whole estate is booked exclusively)

1) The Large House

Ground Floor

- Large entrance hall
- Open plan living dining area with large dining table for 10 guests, comfortable seating area with sofas, plasma screen TV, DVD player and an open fireplace with access to the ground floor terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher and kitchen table
- Office
- Second entrance hall
- Second sitting room with sofas
- Laundry room (washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board)
- Guest WC

First Floor

- Landing with access to the first floor balcony
- Bedroom 1: master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC
- Bedroom 2: queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC
- Bedroom 3: queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
- Bedroom 4: king size bed (or twins) and en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
- Bedroom 5: king size bed (or twins) and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC. This bedroom is a mezzanine of the second sitting room with a private staircase.
- Bedroom 6 with twin beds, en-suite shower room with wash basin and toilet.

Outside Grounds

- Main terrace with spacious 'al-fresco' dining area
- Side terrace with covered comfortable seating area
- Third furnished terrace
- Heated swimming pool (shape: rectangular / size: 11x5m)
- Boules pitch with spectator benches
- Landscaped gardens with herbs, figs trees and plants

2) The Pink House

Ground Floor

- Large entrance hall
- Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances overlooking the courtyard
- Open plan living dining area with large dining table for 12 guests, comfortable sofas, fireplace, plasma screen TV and DVD player with double doors giving access to the terrace
- Second sitting room with sofas
- Guest WC

First Floor

- Bedroom 1: master bedroom with large double bed, access to a private first floor terrace and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC
- Bedroom 2: double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
- Bedroom 3: double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower and wash basin
- Separate WC

3) The Bergerie

Ground Floor

- Open plan living dining area with dining table for 6 guests, comfortable sofa, plasma screen TV, DVD player and fireplace
-  Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances
- Bedroom 1: king size bed (or twins) with en-suite bathroom with shower, bath and wash basin and direct access to the garden and swimming pool
-Separate WC

First Floor

- Bedroom 2: king size bed (or twins) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and wash basin
- Bedroom 3: queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with shower and wash basin
- Separate WC

Outside Grounds - The Pink House & The Bergerie

- Main terrace with covered dining table for 14 guests
- Large terrace with dining table and covered comfortable seating area
- Side terrace with comfortable seating area and a fig tree providing shade
- Heated swimming pool (shape: rectangular / size: 13x6m)
- Boules pitch with spectator benches
- Landscaped gardens with herbs, flowers and plants

4) The Barn

- Beautifully converted barn suitable for any wedding, celebration or seminar which can seat up to 50 guests
- Fully equipped with a professional kitchen, bathrooms and barbecue
- Catering, staff, cleaning and additional services available as required

Facilities for Le Hameau du Berger

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Safe in each bedroom
- Tennis court
- Two heated pools
- Two boules pitches
- Spa area (two saunas, jacuzzi, massage rooms*, relaxation area, change rooms)
*Contact details for local masseurs can be provided by the estate staff
- Table tennis
- Plasma screen TV, DVD player and mini stereo system in each house
- Board games
- Fixed telephone (communications with be charged at the end of your stay)
- Gas barbecue (for each house)
- Fans on request
- Off-road parking
- Estate office

The distances between the hamlets are as follows:
Le Hameau du Berger: 7 km from Villa Les Terrasses and 5km from Le Hameau de l’Horizon
Le Hameau de l’Horizon: 5 km from Le Hameau du Berger and 1.5km from Villa Les Terrasses
Villa Les Terrasses: 1.5 km from Le Hameau de l’Horizon and 7 km from Le Hameau du Berger

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Hameau du Berger
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Viens is an ancient village with a medieval atmosphere boasting many original features including the clock tower and the two Maisons de Monier. It is located on the border of the Alpes-de-Haute Provence, the heart of the Luberon and surrounded by beautiful lavender fields, providing you with boundless activities and attractions for all the family.

Within the Luberon National park the charming villages and beautiful scenery offer an ideal setting for hiking, cycling, and even kayaking along the Sorgue. Many of the quint hilltop villages have maintained their original features with castles, caves and historical artefacts to discover, including one of the most spectacular at La Tour d’Aigues which still has its dungeons. Other activities include the Barben Zoo, Accrobranche and horse-riding.

The town of Apt, with its sprawling weekly market each Saturday and Tuesday is an unmissable trip: a gem full of charm and tradition with winding streets and ancient fountains. Indulge in the local cuisine and delicacies in one of the many pavement cafes with views of the Luberon and sweet smelling lavender surround you.

Le Hameau de l’Horizon is also within close driving distance of the archetypal Provencal villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, Gordes and Roussillon. Famous Avignon, the capital of Provence, and Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most beautiful university towns, are only about 1hr30mins away from this gorgeous hamlet.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon / Marseille-Provence / Nimes

(70km-1h10mins / 113km-1h30mins / 140km-1h50min)

Nearest Ferry port Marseille

(125km-1h45mins)

Nearest Village Viens

(3.5km-8mins)

Nearest Town/City Apt

(23km-26mins)

Nearest Restaurant Viens

(3.5km-8mins)

Nearest Bar/Pub Viens

(3.5km-8mins)

Nearest Golf Golf du Luberon

(35km)

Nearest Supermarket Leclerc (Apt)

(23km-27mins)

Nearest Shop Le Faubourg

(12km-21mins)

Nearest Tennis

(On site)

Nearest Train Station TGV Avignon

(73km-1h30)

Nearest Beach Marseilles

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby equipment available on request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Play mat
  • Bottle warmer
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Catering available (at extra cost)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Maid service: 6 hours / week included
- Extra cleaning service available at €20 (to be requested in advance and subject to availability)
- Mid-week linen change: €20/set
- Mid-week towel change: €10/set
- Cook/catering
- Masseurs
- Truffle tours and tastings
- Local day-trips or tours
- Delivery of fresh local produce
- Babysitting service
- Pre-stocked fridge/shopping service

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

This hamlet is a pastoral paradise, a peaceful wedding venue in forty hectares of iconic Provencal landscape and a relaxing and romantic setting for the couple and an intimate group of family and friends. The three stone houses of the estate have been exquisitely restored to produce a place full of charm and comfort but still at one with the natural world, although the sheep have long departed. The beautifully renovated barn retains its original beams and fireplace and transforms into a magical setting for a ceremony and inside reception while the charming fountained terrace is perfect for aperitifs and dining beneath the stars.

Wedding Reception
50 people can be seated for a reception inside or out. An outdoor reception could take place in the central courtyard around the fountain.  La Grange (the barn) is ideal for an indoor reception.

Dancing takes place in La Grange and music can continue until 2am.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony with 50 guests can be held either inside La Grange or outdoors next to the swimming pool.

Where to Stay
24 people can sleep inside the three houses.

Approximately 30 more guests could be accommodated at local villas and hotels within 10km of the property.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The on-site manager can organise the event with you, recommend an English-speaking wedding planner or you may arrange to use your own.

Catering
The venue is able to provide the catering for a buffet and standing event or it can recommend local caterers if a seated meal is required. Clients may also arrange their own caterer for the event.

The venue can provide tableware for the event.

Other information
Outdoor background music for dinner is permitted, other music should be played inside.

In July and August, only events with a maximum of 24 guests are allowed.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

 

 

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash or credit card to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and an additional 6 hours cleaning per house is also included during your stay. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating included outside of low season. Heating outside during low season is possible on request and with an additional cost. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Heating costs included? Yes. Firewood available for €40/half stere
Other Ts and Cs Extra bed available for €120/stay. An extra €200/day will be charged for exceeding the number of guests without prior agreement.
Other Ts and Cs Extra €20 for 2 cylinders of gas for the barbecue per week.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £12,056
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 £8,269
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £5,757
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £5,958
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £5,757
Mar 28th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £6,882
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £8,269
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 £12,056
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £12,693
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £12,056
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £8,269
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £5,757
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £5,958
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021 £5,757

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €12,618
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 €8,654
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €6,026
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €6,235
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €6,026
Mar 28th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €7,203
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €8,654
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 €12,618
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 €13,285
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €12,618
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €8,654
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €6,026
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €6,235
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021 €6,026

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $14,164
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 $9,715
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $6,764
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $7,000
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $6,764
Mar 28th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $8,086
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $9,715
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 $14,164
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $14,914
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $14,164
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $9,715
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $6,764
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $7,000
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021 $6,764

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since 2005

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Because the hamlet was centered on something like a little street with such of charm in her courtyard, with the blooming roses and the splendid view on the Ocher’s cliffs.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Le Hameau du Berger is a very old sheep barn converted in the 60s by a lover of the old stones and then it was restored by the actual owners, us.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

We had famous guests but we cannot say their names.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Colorado de Rustrel, Marchés d’Apt et Forcalquier
Really eat?
Les Brindilles de Melchio (dry and thin sausages) and Cheese “Banon AOP”
Really see?
Gorges d’Oppedette, Villages perchés, Abbaye de Valsaintes

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Coming in our houses is like going back a hundred years but with the comfort and luxury of today. No crowd and stress, only the light smell of the artisanal lavender distillery far away and the song of the locusts, with the freshness of the altitude.

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Reviews

  • WoW!!

    Posted by David on 25/08/2018

    Lovely place to stay - quiet, great scenery, wonderful facilities and weather. We had a perfect week

  • All three villas are great!

    Created on 20/09/2016

    This was booked for a family wedding we used all the rooms. The villas are all great. Very relaxing place to stay. Loads to do and the villas have 2 great pools, a boules pitch and a tennis court. The views around the place is stunning. Would love to stay here again was a great experience to stay here

  • Beautiful property, we loved every minute

    Created on 06/06/2016

    We rented all of the rooms of Le Hameau du Berger for a week, and had our wedding on the property. Of everything we planned for the wedding, choosing this venue was the best decision. It is more beautiful in person than you can tell from the photos, and the entire area around the property was stunning. Audrey was our main contact at the Hameau and she was incredibly warm and welcoming, she helped us with everything we needed. Audrey was just the most marvelous hostess. Les Davids catered the wedding and much else during the week, the food was fabulous. Fresh bread, pain au chocolat and croissants were delivered each morning which made a lovely start to each day. We spent most of our time enjoying the many terraces and beautiful views with wine, cheese and fresh bread. The rooms were all beautifully decorated, and the grounds kept up. The showers were the best we had in Europe and the kitchens were perfect for cooking for a large group. We had a magical week at Hameau du Berger and can't wait to return, hopefully for an anniversary someday. We highly recommend it!!!

  • Merci Beaucoup

    Created on 14/05/2016

    We want to say MERCI BEAUCOUP for everything, because we really had a wonderful wedding day and a nice holiday time! The team at Le Hameau du Berger was so heartily and nice.

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