Le Grand Blaise, Gordes, Provence

Luxury in the Luberon

 

A stunning, luxury rental villa for 12 near Gordes, with wonderful Luberon view and every comfort: all bedrooms en suite, air conditioning throughout, heated pool, and high-end furnishings and fittings. The property consists of the main house with 4 bedrooms and the smaller 'pool house' with 2 bedrooms.

Living Rooms

The ground floor of the main house is made up of the kitchen, living room and dining, all open one to the next. There is a lot of natural light because of generous openings to front and back, and a/c throughout.

 

Downstairs living room which opens to the front and back gardens.

The downstairs living room (above) is centred on a stone fireplace, and opens to the garden at both front and back. It has a Bose Bluetooth speaker and there is WiFi internet throughout the house.

 

The designer kitchen is a chef's delight.

The designer kitchen is a chef's delight, with expansive work surfaces and a large island. The cooker is induction and there are wall-mounted ovens and warming drawer, 2 dishwashers, 2 freezers, icemaker, as well as a wall-mounted coffee machine and separate Nespresso. There is a Bose bluetooth speaker for sounds. Next to the kitchen is the pantry with a cold room for food storage.

Dining room by the kitchen. Upstairs TV room, with Sky and Xbox.

Next to the kitchen is the dining room, which also opens to the garden on two sides. Upstairs is one TV room with Sky, Netflix and Xbox. The other TV viewing area is in the pool house, with AppleTV, Netflix and Xbox, and this allows different age groups to engage in different activities.

 

Pool house living room and kitchen by the outdoor dining table.

The pool house (above) also has a beautifully equipped kitchen to serve as the summer kitchen, with  induction stove, wall-mounted oven, American fridge-freezer, dishwasher, ice-maker, wine fridge, and Nespresso. Also on the ground floor of the pool house is a guest WC.

The laundry room in the main house has 2 washing machines and a tumble dryer.



Bedrooms

There are 6 bedrooms, all with en suite bathroom. Four of the bedrooms are in the main house, with two on the 1st floor upstairs, and two on the 2nd floor. The other two bedrooms are upstairs in the pool house.

Like the rest of the house, all bedrooms are air conditioned. And in the modern style, there are no doors on the bathrooms. All bedrooms also have the great country views to the south.

 

Master bedroom on the top floor with its bathroom behind.

The master bedroom is on the 2nd floor, the top floor in the main house (which in US-English is the 3rd floor), and is a spacious room with high ceiling and a 1.8m-wide (6ft) bed. Opposite the bed is a large wall-mounted TV.

 

Master bathroom running around the back of the bed, with his 'n hers showers.

The fabulous master bathroom runs behind the bed with two walk-in showers, bath-tub, basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 2 on the top floor with its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 is also on the top floor, with high ceiling, and a 1.8m/wide (6ft) bed, and TV. The en suite bathroom has bath, walk-in shower, WC and double basins.

 

Bedroom 3 is a twin room, and its en suite has a bath-tub.

Bedroom 3 is on the 1st floor, which is the middle floor, and has two single beds, and an en suite bathroom with bath with hand-held shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 4 has a large double bed and en suite with bath and shower.

Bedroom 4, on the middle floor, has a 1.8m-wide (6ft) bed and an en suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 5 is upstairs in the pool house.

Bedroom 5 (above) is upstairs in the pool house, and has a 1.8m-wide (6ft) bed. Behind the bed are bath, double basins and WC all in the bedroom.

 

Bedroom 6 in the pool house with en suite.

Bedroom 6, also upstairs in the pool house, has two single beds, and behind the bed are shower, double basins and separate WC.



Garden & Pool

The house faces south over a far, wide view of the Luberon valley, with the Luberon mountain stretched out in the background. There is a courtyard garden to the back, another at the front, and beyond the lawn and pool is a lavender field. There are two separate outdoor dining and relaxing areas, one in front of the main house and one by the pool.

 

The heated pool measures 14m x 4m (46 x 13ft), and has an infinity edge at one end for the view. For security there is an electronic sliding cover. Around the pool are decking and sunloungers with parasols.

 

The pool house terrace with sails for shade.

The pool house has a large shaded terrace (above) with comfortable seating, and a dining table with Weber gas barbecue. The pool house's kitchen is right by this area too, and there is a guest WC inside.

 

To overcome the problem of rosé wine losing its chill in the summer the outdoor dining table has a built-in cooling system for wine bottles, with a refrigerated water bath in the middle of the table.

 

Dining table with built-in wine cooling, and barbecue area.

In between the main house and pool house is a courtyard with a shaded dining table and sitting area.

 

Courtyard and terrace to the front of the main house.

At the back of the main house is another courtyard garden, offering a more shaded relaxation spot alongside the fountain.

Terrace in front of main house, and pool house beyond. View past pool house from dining table by the main house.

The house is actually attached to the neighbouring one, but you would not know it when you are in residence as the houses do not face each other.

 

The shadier courtyard garden with fountain to the back of the house.

There is plenty of secure, gated parking within the grounds.




The Location

Gordes is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The house is in the heart of the Luberon region of Provence, in rich countryside surrounded by stunning perched villages. Roughly equidistant at 5 minutes drive are the villages of Gordes, Goult, Menerbes and Oppede-le-vieux. 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, and also close by are Bonnieux, LacosteRoussillon, Goult and the famed towns of Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse.

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.

Scenes from the village of Goult, 5 minutes from the house.


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

Weekly Rates


April6000 euros
May6600 euros
June7100 euros
July - August8250 euros
September7100 euros
October6600 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, 3 hours of cleaning twice per week, after-stay clean.

Rental periods are Saturday 5pm 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 1000 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 12 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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