Maison Blanche, Gordes, Provence

Space and elegance for 12 near Gordes

 

La Maison Blanche is an interior designed, dry-stone house with 6 full-size bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in the countryside near the villages of Gordes and Goult - this is right in the Luberon's 'golden triangle'. With its heated pool and spacious rooms this is an ideal location for groups up to 12 people.

Living Rooms

 

 

The living room, dining room and kitchen are all in one space on the ground floor, opening out onto the terrace and garden.

The living room (above) has TV/DVD with French and UK freeview channels, and WiFi internet.

In the kitchen (below) are American fridge-freezer with ice-maker, oven, 5-ring cooker, microwave, dishwasher.

 

 

 

The well-equipped kitchen with American fridge-freezer.

Also downstairs are the laundry room with washing machine and dryer, and guest WC.




Bedrooms

There are 6 large bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, the bedrooms are paired in three parts of the house, with 4 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. All of the bedrooms are notably spacious.

Bedroom 2 is upstairs and has doors out to the upper terrace.

In one upstairs wing are 2 double bedrooms, pictured above and below. Bedroom 2, above, has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft), and opens onto a terrace with view over the garden. Its en suite bathroom has bath with hand-held shower, basin and a separate WC on the landing between the two bedrooms.


 

Bedroom 1 with 1.8m-wide double.

Bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.8m-wide double (6ft) and view over to the Luberon mountain. It has a large bathroom (below) with clawfoot bath, walk-in shower and double basins.

En suite bathroom to bedroom 1, with clawfoot bath and separate shower.



 

Bedroom 3 with its bathroom.

 

Up a different staircase are two more bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, pictured here.

Bedroom 3 (above) is a twin room with two single beds. Its bathroom has a shower, double basins and WC.

Bedroom 4 (left) has a 1.8m-wide double (6ft), and its en suite bathroom (below) has bath with hand-held shower, basin and WC.

 

 

The en suite bathroom to bedroom 4.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor. Bedroom 5 (below) has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft), its en suite bathroom has bath, separate shower, double basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 5 and its en suite bathroom on the ground floor.

Bedroom 6 (below) is a twin room on the ground floor, and its bathroom has shower, basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 6 is a twin room, with en suite bathroom, on the ground floor.




Garden & Pool

The house is set in 1 acre of park-style garden, with a large heated pool and lawn to the front.

 

The pool is 13.5m x 4m (44 x 13ft) and has salt treatment, not chlorine. It can be heated outside of June to August to extend the swimming season. The pool has an electric sliding cover for security.

 

At the front of the house is the terrace with outside dining for 12 under a shaded pergola (below).

 

The shaded terrace outside the dining/living room.

The poolhouse is another spot for relaxing, with a smaller dining table, sofa, barbecue and kitchen sink.

 

Poolhouse with table and chairs, antique sofa, and gas barbecue.

There are sunloungers and deckchairs for round the pool or elsewhere on the lawn.

 

To the back of the house is plenty of gated parking space, which also serves as a large boules playing surface.



The Location

Gordes is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The house is in countryside 3 miles from the stunning village of Gordes, which is the biggest of the Luberon hill-top villages, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and cultural events, so it is an ideal base from which to explore the Luberon and Provence.

The Luberon is known for the beauty of its perched villages, in addition to Gordes, close by are Goult, Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppede-le-vieux, Roussillon and many others. Each is a short drive away.

You'll find a market every day at a different village, including the one in Gordes 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; 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 nearby village of Goult.

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 : F & A

NYC

Date of stay: 2018-06-30

Perfect for a multigenerational getaway!

Family from all corners of the US came together for what has become our every-other-year excursion to the Luberon, one of our favorite places in the world. Grandparents, parents, and two children enjoyed both the communal areas of the house where we cooked and ate together, swam in a pool perfect for children, played boules, and read in the sun...and of course the privacy the different sleeping wings afforded for when we needed downtime. The proximity of the house to villages we love (Lacoste, Bonnieux, Gout, Gordes, Menerbes) was wonderfully convenient, and we spent our mornings bouncing from market to market...and our early evenings touring gelato purveyors for the kids. The property is impeccably maintained and the owners went above and beyond in terms of providing us with everything we might need for our stay - including bed rails for a toddler! Rosie and Carlo were welcoming and kind and made themselves available to us should anything come up. This is a house with a wonderful, warm feel. It was an ideal home base for our trip. One of the favorite activities was a sunrise walk to Gordes, returning to the house each morning with fresh croissants! to enjoy with our coffee. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by : Laura G.

Geneva

Date of stay: 2018-08-11

Perfect

We had a very lovely stay in Tim’s house ! We were 11 adults and the house was big enough for all of us. The house looks exactly as in the pictures, all bedrooms have a private bathroom which is very convenient for everyone’s privacy. The fridge broke during our stay and Rosie and Carlo who are managing the house were very efficient and everything was solved within a day. I really recommend this beautiful rental.

Reviewed by : De Anne

New York USA

Date of stay: 2017-08-12

"Paris can wait" fell in love with Provence!

Well appointed home on beautiful grounds. My family and friends fell in love with Provence as well as the beautiful home we stayed in. We explored the surrounding areas and returned "home" to enjoy family time together. We prepared meals together and enjoyed dinner outside. We very much enjoyed swimming and playing with our children in backyard. We traveled with 3 generations of our family and enjoyed playing board games together instead of children playing video games... our family reconnected and enjoyed each other's company. Many great conversations and laughter at dinner table outside. Many beautiful memories created in a beautiful home. Tim was especially helpful during booking process and was extremely helpful regarding giving advice and tips on what to do in area. He was extremely accomadating to assisting first time visitors to beautiful Provence. We very much appreciated his help! Absolutely beautiful home! Maison Blanche magnifique!

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Weekly Rates


June4500 euros
July - August5800 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, 2 hours mid-week clean, garden and pool maintenance, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable 3 months before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 2000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

Cancellation policy: 25% of rent if cancelled 3 months before arrival, 100% if less than 3 months. If we can find an equivalent booking for your dates we will return any money sent (less bank charges and any rent difference).

The house is for a maximum of 12 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house


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



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