Le Point, Cucuron, Provence

Downstairs bedroom and fireplace from the front door - click for larger picture
Location of Le Point in the medieval village wall - click for larger picture
A view of the nearby bell tower - click for larger picture
Second bedroom with Adshead trompe l'oeil murals - click for larger picture
Downstairs  looking towards the stairs and front door - click for larger picture

Le Point is a small holiday house in the unspoilt village of Cucuron at the foot of the Luberon Hills in the Provence region of the south of France. It is situated mid way between Avignon and Aix en Provence and makes an ideal holiday base for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists as well as those wanting to explore the rich cultural heritage of the area or just relax and unwind at any time of the year.

The house forms part of the medieval walls of the village and was renovated by the muralist Mary Adshead (1904-1995) with her son, Sylvester Bone, as architect. Many original features were retained (such as the stone-vaulted ceilings downstairs). It has remained a holiday home for the family over the last 35 years.

The accommodation comprises two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor with living room and small, sunny terrace upstairs. For those who wish (or need) to keep in touch there is a telephone and wifi internet access.

Front door - click for larger picture   Upstairs terrace - click for larger picture

The house is at the end of a small cul-de-sac, away from the main street through the belfry arch, so it is very quiet. However, its position in the heart of the village means that it is only a short stroll to the restaurants, shops, sport and leisure facilities.

An attractive feature of the area is the good lake swimming available at the nearby Etang de la Bonde.

Upstairs kitchen area - click for larger picture  Etang de la Bonde late October

The house is well equiped for self catering and linen and towels are provided. The sleeping area is on the ground floor and well insulated by the thick stone walls so remains comfortably cool. In the winter months there is a large open fireplace suitable for a log fire.