Zen One, Gordes, Provence

1-bedroom cottage with pool near Gordes and Goult


Zen One has an outside sitting room and pool.

Zen One is a very comfortable cottage with air-conditioned bedroom, a pool that can be heated, and a terrace with a beautiful Luberon view. (The house is not suitable for children).

Living Rooms

Dining/living room with seating for four Well equipped kitchen

In the middle part of the house is the dining/living room with table and chairs, cushioned bench and two armchairs. Behind this is the kitchen.



The kitchen has a 4-ring stove and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, coffee machine, and plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils.

There is TV with satellite stations, that includes CNN and UK channels, as well as ADSL internet.

Separate to the kitchen is a clothes washing machine and dryer.



The bedroom is air conditioned and has en suite bathroom and dressing room.

The bedroom has air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, WC and a window. The bed is 1.6m wide (5.25 ft).

Garden & Pool


In front of the house (above) is the patio with dining table under the shade of a pergola, comfortable lounging furniture, and with a great view over the Luberon valley, with the three perched villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste and Goult (below).


The pool amid the pines and oaks, and the view from the terrace in front of the house.

The pool is 40 metres from the house. It is 4m x 4.5m with a counter-current option so you can swim for exercise on the spot, and jacuzzi jets on one wall for a massage.



The pool can be heated at cost of 100 euros per week, and this would extend the swimming season from April to October.


The sitting room is effectively outside, with furniture for dining and relaxing.

The house is on the grounds of the owner's house, set well away in a private part of the land, with its own access and parking. You needn't see the owner at all, but if you need help or advice, he knows everything about the Luberon.

The view from the garden with the three hill-top villages of Bonnieux, Goult and Lacoste.

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 : VS


Date of stay: 2019-08-12

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Another perfect, peaceful Provençal holiday at the Zen House. Jack and Vincent offer a warm welcome and helpful advice on local restaurants and places to visit. You are then left in peaceful privacy to enjoy the beautiful views from the shady patio and your private swimming pool tucked away in the grounds. We have visited the Zen House four times and will certainly be returning.

Reviewed by : Ryan


Date of stay: 2018-07-18

Simple. Private. Beautiful.

Rest assured that you can rent this beautiful little place with confidence. The house itself is simple and not large but the outdoor areas and the pool and the privacy and the location is what makes Zen One truly special. It's a little tricky to find but once you do, Jacques will make you feel very welcome. It doesn't take long for this to feel like your own little house in the Luberon.

Reviewed by : MNN


Date of stay: 2014-09-21

Delightful experience

My husband and I have spent a week at Zen house and have had a wonderful time. The facilities are excellent and the location is stunning. It is peaceful, private and relaxing. The house is cosy but spacious, with big rooms and high ceilings and a patio with gorgeous views. I'll definitely be booking again next time we get to Luberon!

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Weekly Rates

March800 euros
April800 euros
May1000 euros
June1600 euros
July - August1800 euros
September1600 euros
October1000 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, satellite TV, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. The pool can be heated at 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 500 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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