For Sale: Renovated South Luberon Farm House

A Vendre: Mas Luberon Renovée

1.58 Meuros

After nearly 20years living in our beloved dream house here in the grape vines of the southern Luberon we have taken the painful decision to downsize. The house (>400m2) and grounds (15,000 m2) are becoming too much for the two of us to manage.

More details contact John, Jenny How, or see Rightmove and Immoweb sites (Luberon)



Le Petit Saint Jean with 400m2 of living space, is an historic C17th fully renovated Provencal farmhouse set in mature gardens and grounds in the peaceful Luberon Park in the South of France. Complementing the house are a superb self-contained studio apartment, a swimming pool and jacuzzi with views of Sainte-Victoire, a barn with workshop and a large garage, vineyards, orchards and a C17th chapel. In all over 15,000 m2 (3.5 acres).


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The house has excellent communication links to picturesque market town La Tour D’Aigues (4km), the historic spa city of Aix-en-Provence (20km) and Marseille (45km). It is 40 minutes drive from Marseille Airport, 35 mins from Aix-En-Provence TGV station and 6h30 by train from London St Pancras to Aix-en-Provence TGV station.




Le Petit Saint Jean, dating back to 1680, has wonderful period feature stone walls, exposed timber ceiling beams and other sympathetically restored details. It also includes contemporary fittings such as double-glazing, two double showers, oil-fired central heating and a renovated contemporary kitchen with bespoke hand-made oak cupboards and granite tops.



On the ground floor the entrance leads to a bright, spacious entrance hall with internal fountain and large atrium. All rooms radiate from this airy central hallway, including a music room/library with high ceiling exposed beams, parquet chestnut floor, fitted bookshelves and an exposed stone wall. A salon/living room with exposed stone walls, French doors and terrace leads to both a study with double-glazed doors and the generous main dining room. This sizeable room with a central arch, Provencal-style fitted wooden shelves and cupboards and wood-burning stove leads to the large kitchen. The kitchen has a worktop island, a cool pantry (made from an ancient 1680 wine cuve) and a store room. It also leads out onto a covered dining terrace with south-facing views across the pool and gardens. Adjoining the kitchen is a barrel-vaulted stone-ceiling breakfast room.

The ground floor of the house also includes a cloakroom, bathroom, and utility room leading to a garage / workshop. Adjoining the garage is a car-port with room for two cars.


The top floor features a master suite which includes a large double bedroom (1), adjoining sitting room/bedroom (2), dressing room, bathroom with double-shower and a separate toilet. The master bedroom boasts exposed beams and windows with stunning views out onto the Eze Valley. There are a further three large bedrooms, all with exposed beams. Bedroom (3) features French doors with a Juliet balcony and restored period fitted wardrobes. Bedroom (4) features views of the C17th St Jean chapel, with French doors onto a shaded balcony with an independent staircase leading to the grounds below. Bedroom (5) includes a spacious walk-in wardrobe and views over the grounds and Eze Valley. A further bathroom and toilet service these 3 bedrooms.




The charming independent studio apartment (40m2) is fully self-contained and tastefully renovated from an old farm building. It has exposed wooden ceiling beams and a top floor double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and views out onto the garden and chapel. There is a fully functioning galley kitchen, a living room and bathroom with shower. It has its own leafy and sheltered dining terrace, double glazing, TV point and heating. It would be suitable for a live-in caretaker or could be independently rented.


The mature gardens include a salt-water swimming pool with its own solar shower and pool house with vine-covered terrace, and a hot tub enjoying a magnificent view across the valley. The covered dining terrace features an outdoor kitchen with traditional wood-fired pizza oven. The grounds include a large barn with a fully functioning lockable workshop and room for 4 cars; a lily-covered pond teeming with wildlife and over an acre of managed grape vines plus olive, cherry, fig and almond trees.







Le Petit Saint Jean,  Luberon, Pertuis (15kms north of Aix-en-Provence)

We bought this ruin in January 1998 and spent 3 years to renovate.

The farm dates from 1688, complete with barn and chapel. . 

2001: The renovation is now complete
 as it will ever be.


Studio (old pig sty and monks quarters)


The Ruined Chapel Saint Jean

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The Petit Saint Jean in winter

   viewed from the hill 


And the Pizza Oven

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Previous Years Saint Jean Calendars (lots of nice photos)


Last update: 28-08-2017