Gordes Vista, Gordes, Provence

Elegant and welcoming Luberon country house

 

A grand Provencal home in the Luberon near Gordes, with tennis court, fine views and a large pool, in a peaceful setting of 3 hectares (7 acres). The property sleeps 11 (including children) in the main house, plus 2 bedrooms in the gatehouse annexe, for a maximum of 14 people.

Living Rooms

 

The living room opening out to the south-facing terrace.

The house has elegant interiors and light volumes, with large openings and a spacious but cosy feel.

The main living room on the ground floor has sitting areas, a fireplace, and a dining table. Through 4 sets of French windows the room opens out to the terrace on two sides of the house.

The living room faces south and is full of light.

 

 

 

The kitchen also opens out to the terrace with its shaded outdoor dining table and dramatic view over miles of countryside. The kitchen is equipped with 5-ring gas stove, double oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave and Nespresso machine.

 

The kitchen opens out to the dining table on the terrace..

The drawing room (right and below) comes off the living room along one side of the house.

This room has another sitting area, a work-desk, card/games table, and a piano. There is also a well-stocked English library and plenty of board games for all ages.

 

 

 

On the garden level below the ground floor there is a third living room (below) and this one is for kids and TV. There are sofa, armchairs, day-beds, TV/DVD, Apple TV, games console, and lots of children's toys and games. There is a ping pong table too.

 

The kids' living and TV room.

Also on the ground floor are a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, and a guest WC.




Bedrooms

In the main house there are 4 double bedrooms and one triple for up to 3 children. The lower ground floor of the gatehouse is an apartment with 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom. Maximum occupancy is 14.

 

Master bedroom with en suite bathroom.

On the first floor upstairs is the master bedroom (above) with a 1.8m/6ft-wide canopy bed. This is a corner room with great country views over to Gordes and Roussillon. The en suite has bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 2 with its view.

Bedroom 2 (above) is a corner room with views, and 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed.

 

Bedroom 3 and bedroom 4 with three single beds.

Bedroom 3 (above left) is also a corner room and has a 1.4m/4.6ft-wde bed. Bedroom 4 (above right) is a children's room with three single beds.

 

The two bathrooms shared by bedrooms 2, 3 and 4.

Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 share two bathrooms, each with bath and overhead shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 5 on the garden level with its bathroom.

On the garden level below the ground floor is bedroom 5 (above) which opens out through large patio doors to the garden. It has a 1.6m/5.25-wide bed and its bathroom has bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedrooms 6 and 7 in the gatehouse annexe.

In the gatehouse is an apartment on the ground floor, with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also a sitting room with breakfast-making facilities.

The gatehouse annexe gives more independence, which can be welcome depending on the make-up of a group.

Each of the gatehouse bedrooms has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and they share two bedrooms with shower, basin and WC.

 Bedroom 8 in the annexe.

 

 

The two bathrooms in the gatehouse annexe.



Garden

The house is in over 7 acres (3 ha) of land, including fruit orchard, woods and meadow, in the valley below Gordes.

 

The pool measures 12m x 6m and has gated access to the side of the house and on a lower level.

 

The pool house has plenty of comfortable seating, shower and WC as well as a sink and drinks fridge.

 

Poolhouse with seating area and summer kitchem.

The tennis court is hardcourt and is on the other side of the house from the pool. Beyond the court is the fruit orchard.

 

 

The house has terraces and seating on different levels, with the main terrace on the raised ground floor level, with great views.

 

Shaded dining terrace by the kitchen.

Outside the kitchen is the dining table (above) which is in full shade except for an early breakfast.

 

 

Steps from the upper terrace lead down to the lower terrace and lawn, and then there are steps down to the woods and meadow.

 

The house has gated entry and plentiful secure parking.

 

The house is in 7 acres, including woods.

On the top floor of the gatehouse by the entrance is the caretaker's house, and she can help with any problems or help needed during your stay. Babysitting and private chef can also be arranged at an additional cost.





The Location

The house is 2km (1.2 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 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 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

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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


Nov - March4000 euros
April4500 euros
May5000 euros
June5500 euros
July August7000 euros
September5500 euros
October4500 euros
Xmas, New Year5500 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, pool and garden maintenance, and after-stay clean. For stays of 2 weeks or more there is a weekly change of bedding and towels.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

There is a refundable security deposit of 1000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

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 14 people. We regret that smoking and pets are not allowed in the house.

 



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