We jokingly say that Les Murets is like a mini resort. We're fortunate to have a beautiful large pool, which can be heated. There is also a private tennis court with a quick dry surface. And, for those wanting the full Peter Mayle experience, we offer a "boules court" - but you must buy your own pastis (unless you request it from us ahead of time, in which case we are happy to accommodate). There are also two fascinating structures on the property, which are actually considered to be French monuments, with official numbers inscribed in the interior. They are called "Bories" and they are conically shaped stone huts that date back several hundred years, and were built by shepherds to protect their flock from the mistral wind. We assure you that if you go into one (watch your head), you will be completely protected from the outside elements, even during a raging mistral wind.
The exterior of Les Murets also underwent an extensive renovation in 2019. We enlisted the help of my brother, who, along with my hubby Bill Huff and a good friend, trimmed and cut dozens of trees during a beautiful week in March. Then we hired the most talented gardener in the Valley (we call him the "earth whisperer") to build additional walls and create more garden spaces all over the property. And finally, we had the entire exterior of the house refinished in a soft pale grey stucco. A few more shutters are waiting to be painted, but first we need to match the color of the old. Who knew that there is no color match system in France? Aiie aiiie aiiie.
The prettypool house offers a cool and refreshing spot to relax after an exciting game of tennis or laps in the pool.
Possibly our very favorite thing to do is to sit outside on the terrace, overlooking the Luberon Valley and the mountains in the distance, eating a delicious meal of fresh ingredients washed down with plenty of local wine from one of our favorite vineyards, in the company of friends and family. We spend much of our time on the terrace, from the time that it is bathed in sunshine in the morning, to the late evening when long shadows cover the lavender field and the Luberon mountain turns purple in the sunset.
And yes, we will allow your small furry friend to join you, as long as he or she is house trained, doesn't chew on furniture and is flea-less. Even with these conditions, there is a 90 euro surcharge for extra cleaning.
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