Writer's House, Gordes, Provence

Cosy 1-bedroom Provence cottage with pool and a/c near Gordes

The Writer's House entrance.
The 10m pool which is by the owners' house.

The Writer's House is a cosy 1-bedroom holiday rental home between the Provence villages of Gordes and Goult, with garden and use of owner's pool - ideal for arty and romantic couples who want to be situated in the heart of the Luberon. The Writer's House is on the grounds of the owner's house, giving you the benefit of security and assistance when needed, but also privacy. (This house is not suitable for children).


The living room opens onto both the front and back patios, and has 2 sofas, a day-bed, dining table and 4 chairs, and TV with French stations

There are three rooms: living room with kitchen corner, air-conditioned bedroom, and bathroom. Outside there is a patio with table and chairs, and a private stretch of lawn bordered with trees. The furnishings are high quality and the house lends itself to calm contemplation and enjoyment of this very special part of Provence. The house has WiFi internet.


In the living room the kitchen corner has oven and stove, dishwasher, under-counter fridge-freezer and sink. Next to the house is a room with washing machine and dryer.


Air-conditioned bedroom and bathroom.

The bedroom (above) has a bed that is 1.5m wide (5ft), and has air conditioning. The bedroom opens onto the front patio. The bathroom has walk-in shower, WC and basin.

Rear patio and garden. Pool area with comfortable seating and lounging.

To the back of the house is the patio with table and chairs for meals and more laidback chairs for relaxing. Around the house are fig, oak and chestnut trees. In the garden you may occasionally spot the owners' two very gentle dogs.


The patio to the back of the house.

The pool is by the owners' house and you have shared use of it but the owners rarely use the pool. You cannot see or hear the pool area from the Writer's House. The pool is 10m (33ft) long, with sunloungers and Provence view. The pool can be heated at a cost of 100 euros per week.

There is private private parking by the house.

The Location

Gordes, 4 miles away, is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The house is in quiet and beautiful countryside, right in the Golden Triangle of the Luberon, with the closest villages Gordes, 4 miles away, and Goult, 2.5miles away.

Around the house you will find cherry trees where you can eat your fill in May and June, and a total calm broken only by birdsong and the choir of cicadas. You can wonder the hilltop behind the house and discover stone structures of antiquity - dolmen, borie, menhir, a Roman path - and get to the village of Gordes across country in 45 minutes.

Gordes and Goult are two of the most striking villages of Provence. Gordes is the most majestic of the Luberon hill-top villages, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and cultural events, while Goult is a relatively unknown treasure, with good eateries and a beautifully preserved old neighbourhood with bakery, butcher, grocery store.

Close by are all the other notable hill-top villages like Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Goult, Oppede le vieux, and Roussillon. Each is 10-15 minutes away, and Lourmarin is 30 minutes.

Fontaine de Vaucluse and the antiques capital of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are 15 minutes away, the medieval city of Avignon is 40 minutes, and within an hour or so are Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Arles, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

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

Scenes from the village of Goult, which is 2.5 miles away.




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

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : DP

Bath, UK

Date of stay: 2019-05-14

A delightful stay

My husband & I spent 10 delightful days in The Writers’ House. This charming stone cottage, set in landscaped gardens on a beautiful estate, was private, quiet & well provisioned. It was tastefully & comfortably furnished & we enjoyed the interesting art collection & other pieces displayed. The large bedroom with the king bed, was very comfortable & gave us plenty of storage for suitcases & wardrobe access so we felt at home. We also enjoyed cosy nights in the cottage, cooking with local produce from the local markets & villages. We loved exploring the local villages & towns in this beautiful region & felt it was easy from the Saint Pantaleon location. We also enjoyed some lovely walks in the hills near the house...& a particularly memorable walk with one of our hosts, who guided us through interesting terrain & flora & told us of the history of the area. It was a delightful stay.

Reviewed by : Rosy and Roger

Leicester, UK.

Date of stay: 2015-04-25

The perfect antidote to city life!

What a perfect week we had in Writer's House! From the minute we arrived at Writer's House Vincent and Jacques made us feel welcome and relaxed and they were the perfect hosts. We booked the house at the last minute after my husband had been working in Grenoble and Writer's House was just what we needed after the buzz of city life. It didn't take us long to relax and feel at home. When we arrived Jacques very kindly took us out in his car to show us the lie of the land and where to shop etc. There are so many villages round about to explore including Menerbes and Gordes and Bonnieux but our favourite was Goult because it was more peaceful and tranquil than the more well known Luberon villages. For wine lovers we can highly recommend Cave de Lumieres which is very close by and if you are going to L'Isle Sur La Sorgue we can recommend Le Jardin du Quai for lunch. One of the most amazing things about the position of the house is its proximity to lovely walks on ancient tracks. We walked most days with Vincent's beautiful and well behaved dogs and one day Vincent took us on a special walk with amazing views of Gordes. We loved it so much that we didn't want to leave and we would highly recommend it as a peaceful retreat. Thank you to Vincent and Jacques for being the perfect hosts and for sharing such a beautiful environment with us. See you in September. Merci beaucoup. Rosy and Roger

Reviewed by : Mer and Andy

South Australia

Date of stay: 2014-10-03

Quiet escape

We absolutely loved our five night stay at the Writer's Cottage near Gordes. It was a beautiful, peaceful and well appointed cottage from which we explored the surrounding towns. We came to southern France after our son's wedding in Italy and it was a wonderful way to unwind. Vincent was a gracious host who had us over for a drink one night and nothing was too much trouble. The two well behaved pet dogs in the yard were a hit with us as we are dog lovers. The cottage was very clean and it was great to have use of our own washing machine and tumble dryer. A lovely spot out the back of the cottage for evening drinks. Comfortable couches and a dark bedroom for those morning sleep ins! We would love to re visit this property in the future and can highly recommend it.

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Weekly Rates

March700 euros
April800 euros
May1100 euros
June1300 euros
July - August1400 euros
September1300 euros
October800 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. The pool can be heated at a cost of 100 euros per week.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable in cash on arrival.

There is a refundable security deposit of 400 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

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 2 adults and no children. 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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