Montjalade

Reillanne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Self-catering


A glorious Provençal house beautifully restored with authentic, deeply comfortable interiors and dreamy gardens – plus pool

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

You just know you’ve arrived somewhere special when you roll down the drive flanked by plane trees to this gorgeous old stone house. Its restoration by owner Joan, who’s on hand should you need anything, is a triumph. With meticulous attention to detail she’s kept all the best bits: ancient beams, exposed stonewalls, terracotta tiled floors and added antique furniture, art and all the mod cons you’ll need: under floor heating, WiFi, Sky TV. Glide up the curved staircase to three large, light bedrooms each with sloping ceilings and south-facing garden views. You’ll sleep deeply on excellent quality beds with lovely linen; and the smart en suite shower rooms are piled high with fluffy Ralph Lauren towels. You’re within walking distance of the village of Reillanne, which has a great Sunday morning market; the larger town of Cereste isn’t much further. Once you’ve stocked up on supplies, Joan leaves you plenty of basics, you can whip up feasts in the handy kitchen and eat alfresco – the gardens are a dream with views gently descending to the long pool and boules area with stunning vistas of the Grand Luberon valley beyond.  

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 7 nights; 2-week bookings preferred. Parking on-site.
Closed
Mid-October to mid-May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €165
Weekly price
from €1150
Damage deposit
£600-£800
Surcharges
Stays for 2 people from €900.
1 House for 6
From €1654 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

What a delightful week at Montjalade. It is set in beautiful surroundings, in a glorious valley with wonderful views of the Luberon mountains. Owner, Joan, is helpfulness itself & such a resource for local information. Her energy & attention to detail is reflected in the tastefully refurbished farmhouse & its beautifully maintained landscaped surroundings. Montjalade can serve as a great base for exploring the many nearby medieval villages or simply a place take it easy, take the occasional swim & relax by the pool. We so enjoyed our sojourn here, thoroughly recommend it & will be back.

Chris, Headcorn, kent

What a perfect place to spend a holiday! We didn't want to come home. The house is as chic as is possible, with stone arches, roof beams and Provencal tiled floors. We felt as though we'd stepped back to 1868, except for the super-smart cooker and other mod cons, and the elegant bathrooms. Gardens are much lovelier than can be successfully photographed - fruit trees and herbs and a variety of wildlife including pheasants and lizards.

Alison, Lindfield

Joan, the property owner, made the holiday even better than it might already have been at this most beautiful part of Provence. The house is stunning, the garden huge (with a pool and boules area) and the views from any direction are to die for. Walk to Reillanne, take a drive or cycle in the rolling countryside or visit the beautiful hilltop villages - the choice is yours. I would return in an instant.

Mark, Aylesbury

Joan, the property owner, made the holiday even better than it might already have been at this most beautiful part of Provence. The house is stunning, the garden huge (with a pool and boules area) and the views from any direction are to die for. Walk to Reillanne, take a drive or cycle in the rolling countryside or visit the beautiful hilltop villages - the choice is yours. I would return in an instant.

Mark, Aylesbury

We spent the second half of our honeymoon at Joan's wonderful Provencal hideaway and it was bliss. The house itself is immaculate, characterful, spacious and incredibly well equipped. The location is utter paradise.....tranquil with only the sounds of birds and nature to let you know you're not completely alone! The gardens and pool are THE best place to spend a relaxing day. Cereste and Apt are close enough to get supplies without much of a journey. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Tim, Northampton

A beautifully restored provencal house in a great location for exploring the Luberon. Reillanne has an excellent market and is within walking distance. There are plenty options for cycling nearby and water sports in the Gorges du Verdon. Joan is the perfect host and was able to help us make the very most of our time there. Best of all after a day of exploring we could return to the peaceful and lovingly maintained gardens for a game of Boules or a splash in the exceptional pool. Bliss!

Kate, Grantown-on-spey

Montjelade is a very special place and has great charm. We have just spent a delightful week, enjoying being in the spacious house which has been so lovingly restored with great attention to detail. The grounds and gardens are full of beautiful planting and with the pool all combine to create a wonderful place to relax. A very special place indeed.

Joyce, Brighton

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Joan Duck

  • A haven of peace in the heart of the protected area of the Luberon Natural Park, Montjalade is situated in a valley of outstanding natural beauty & is an ideal base from which to savour the renowned pleasures of Provence. A paradise for nature lovers.
  • 38 different varieties of birds can be seen either on or close to the property. Bikes can be delivered to the door for you to avail of the Luberon cycling route which passes just behind Montjalade. The area also provides excellent walking routes.
  • Excellent markets abound in the nearby picturesque villages. Reillanne, Forcalquier, Apt & Lormorin are particularly recommended.Nearby restaurants offer the special ambience & cuisine of rural Provence.
  • Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Isle sur la Sorgue are within an hours drive. Add 20 minutes for St Remy & the Camargue & the renowned Gorges de Verdon with a vast range of water sports & the pottery region of Salernes & Moustier.
  • Spectacular scenery abounds on a day trip to the Cote d'Azur & Nice via Bandol & Cassis via the coast road.
  • Montjalade has several acres of landscaped grounds which provide a variety of fruit in season, plum, apple quince etc. & the potager/vegetable garden yields seasonal produce.