La Senanque, Gordes, Provence

Fabulous Gordes summer villa

 

The house faces south to the above view of Gordes and the Luberon mountain from the upstairs terrace.

Beautifully refurbished, fully air conditioned villa with heated pool, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and the option of 2 more on a sofabed - a short walk into the outstanding village of Gordes.

Living Rooms

 

Living room and dining room open onto the garden and pool.

In the centre of the house is one large space with living room, dining room and kitchen, opening through big sliding doors to the garden and pool. This is the perfect configuration for a gathering of friends or family.

Looking from dining table through to kitchen. At the back of the living room are the stairs to the master bedroom.

The living room has TV with French and English-language channels, and there is high-speed WiFi throughout the house.

 

Sunny kitchen open to the living room and dining room.

The fitted kitchen has worktops and sink along one wall, the stove/cooker with extractor hood on an 'L', and along the opposite wall are the wall-mounted oven and microwave. The kitchen has fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and Senseo coffee machine.

 

The second living room also has TV.

In one wing of the house, to the right, is a second living room (above) with TV, which could be used as a children's TV room, as well as a smaller fitted kitchen alongside. The sofa is a sofa-bed which can sleep 2 if needed.





Bedrooms

 

Master bedroom and its terrace with Luberon view.

The house has 4 air conditioned bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom - 3 doubles and one twin (which can also be a double). The double beds are all 6ft wide (1.8 metres).

The master bedroom is upstairs, and all other rooms are on the ground floor.

The master bedroom (above) has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft) and behind the bed is the bathroom (right), open to the room. In the bathroom are designer bath-tub, walk-in shower with huge shower head, and basin. Only the WC is not open plan.

The master bedroom has big sliding patio doors to its private terrace with view to Gordes and the Luberon mountain, and across to the Alpilles to the west.

  

 

 

The Provencal Room and its bathroom, above and below.

Downstairs are 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.

Two are doubles with 1.8m-wide beds (6ft), and one is the Kids' Room which can be either two single beds or one 1.8m-wide (6ft) double.

Bedroom 2, the Provencal Room, pictured above, has an en suite bathroom with his n' hers double shower, double basins and WC.

 

 


 

Bedroom 3 with en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 3, the Rosemary Room (above), also has a bathroom with double showers, double basins and WC. The bedroom opens onto the south-facing terrace and garden.

  

The children's twin room with adjoining shower room.

The kids' room (above) with two single beds opens onto the terrace. It has shower room with basin. There is also a toddler's cot available.



Garden & Pool

 

The heated pool is 12m x 6m (40 x 20ft), with an automated sliding cover for security. Around the pool are comfortable sunloungers and parasol. The pool is heated from May to September and the water temperature achieved depends on the weather conditions at the time.

 

Dining table on the terrace with barbecue.

On the south-facing terrace is the outdoor dining table for 10 people, with gas barbecue alongside.

 

The second terrace also faces south.

On the right side of the house, also facing south is another terrace with smaller dining table (above).

Back of the house with secure parking. Front of house with master bedroom above the living room.

To the rear of the house there is secure, gated parking (above left). The house is set in a small gated estate, well away from the nearest road, 5 minutes walk into Gordes.




The Location

Gordes is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The beautiful perched village of Gordes is 700 metres away, or 8 minutes' walk. Gordes has a great choice of restaurants, specialist shops, cultural events, and is alive all year round. It has the best amenities of any Luberon village. This location allows you to be by the village but in a calm setting.

The Luberon is known for the beauty of its perched villages, in addition to Gordes, close by are Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppede-le-vieux, Roussillon, Goult and many others. Each is a short drive away. The towns of Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse, 15 minutes away, are also must-sees.

You'll find a market every day at a different village, including the colourful Gordes market on Tuesday mornings.

Away from the Luberon, the rest of Provence is at most a day-trip away: the cities of Avignon, Aix, Arles, Nimes, Marseille are about an hour's drive or less; the natural wonders of the Les Baux de Provence, Gorges du Verdon, the Alps and the Rhone wine trail; the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) from Monte Carlo to St Tropez. Even Italy and Spain are in striking distance.

Gordes sunset
Square in Gordes
Gordes weekly market



Gordes

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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Senanque Abbey
  • Village des Bories
Amenities:
  • 19 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, wine store
  • ATM
  • Market day: Tuesday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Linda

Paris

Date of stay: 2018-08-11

A relaxing location

Lovely property suitable for two families with children within walking distance to the village. It is well situated for visiting the rest of the Luberon. The proximity of the chlorine free pool to the house was greatly appreciated. There is a nice sheltered dining area on the terrace. On the practical side, there is a good supermarket in Coustellet and next door to that a good greengrocer and fishmonger. There is an excellent butcher in the neighbouring village of Cabrieres d’ Avignon. Communication with the owners of the property was easy and helpful.

Reviewed by : Family of Six

Concord, MA USA

Date of stay: 2018-06-30

Perfect Place for a Family Vacation

La Senanque is an exceptional place for a family vacation.We stayed here for one week at the beginning of July and are already planning to return. The house is beautiful inside and out; the layout was perfect for our family and the rooms were thoughtfully decorated and well appointed. The garden and pool were stunning. What is truly exceptional about this property is the location. The house is very private and yet Gordes is just a short (and scenic) walk away; we enjoyed walking down to obtain our croissants and baguettes every morning at the boulangerie and strolling into town again in the evening for dinner. There is a wonderful network of trails just up the hill (including a path to the Abbaye de Senanque) which was greatly appreciated by the runners and walkers in our family.

Reviewed by : Talbot family

Melbourne, Australia

Date of stay: 2018-06-23

Stunning villa and location

La Senanque is a truly magnificent property in a stunning location. As other reviewers have noted, the villa is even more beautiful than the photos suggest. The house is also more spacious than we had imagined. We were two families with a total of three children - two boys aged 11 and a teenage girl. Everyone had their own space, even both sets of parents. The children especially loved the pool and garden and we all loved the easy stroll into Gordes. The chef's services, which we used twice, were outstanding as was the help provided by the concierge company. This is a first-class property which we would highly recommend. We wish we could have stayed for another week!

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Weekly Rates


April2750 euros
May3250 euros
June3750 euros
July - August4250 euros
September3750 euros
October3150 euros
November - March2250 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, after-stay clean.

Rental periods are Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am, 1 week minimum.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance 8 weeks before the start of the rental.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 1200 euros against any breakages or damage.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 10 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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