Sleeps 14 • Bedrooms 8 • Bathrooms 6
Private pool • Fenced pool • Wifi • Tennis court
Gordes is probably the most famous Luberon village, due in no small part to the incredibly photogenic view of it as you arrive. Gordes has a great choice of restaurants, cafes, specialist shops, cultural events, and is alive year-round. On Tuesday mornings the centre of the village around the chateau is taken over by the weekly market. Just outside Gordes is Senanque Abbey, another must-see photo-moment when the lavender is in bloom.
The view from Gordes' high position over the Luberon valley is also spectacular, and you can pick out most of the best hill-top villages of the Luberon, all a short drive away: Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppede-le-vieux, Roussillon, Goult. The impressive Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and the antiques capital of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are 20 minutes away, the medieval city of Avignon is 40 minutes, and within an hour or so are Aix-en-Provence, St-Remy-de-Provence, Arles, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux-de-Provence, and the Rhone wine trail.
Included in the rates: utilities, bedlinen, towels, WiFi internet, visitor tax, after-stay clean. There is a weekly clean with change of bedding and towels.
To book: 25% booking deposit, with the balance payment due 8 weeks before arrival.
Rental periods: July-August, from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday. June and September, 1-week minimum with flexible arrival day. Rest of year, 5 nights minimum.
Refundable damage deposit: 1000 euros.
Cancellation: if you have to cancel, we will try to re-book your dates, and refund the amount recovered (minus bank charges).
Maximum occupancy: 14.
Dogs would be considered at this property.
All properties are non-smoking.
Brilliant base in the Luberon
We have stayed at Gordes Vista before, this time was a short break around the new year. The house is well laid out for family life and or entertaining. In the summer the terrace is the focus for meals and meeting with it’s fantastic views across the Luberon and oversight of the pool. This time we sat around the large open fire in the evenings taking dinner at the extendable dining table in the drawing room and breakfast and lunch at the smaller table in the living room. Its a good place for a crowd because there are plenty of places to be with others in smaller or larger groups or just to find a corner to quietly read. The kitchen is well equipped and has direct access to the terrace and living room which makes it easy if you are cooking for yourself and very practical if you have staff. The pool is heavenly with it’s separate pool house. Being on a lower terrace, it is very private whilst still having extensive views over the expanse of open land before it. You could spend the entire holiday without leaving the house but there’s lots of good things to see and do around. Gordes is brilliant of course but there are many other villages a perfect distance to drive for lunch or an aperitif or the obligatory market days.