Fontblanche - Garden

Garden & Pool

The Fontblanche estate covers a plateau of 10 acres and includes a small vineyard, lavender field, pool and artificial grass tennis court. The property looks down to the east over fields of wheat, fruit trees, and the vineyards that dot the Luberon valley, as well as the hill-top villages of Gordes, Joucas and Roussillon.

 

Below the main house is the swimming pool, outdoor grill, pool kitchen and two shaded eating areas.

 

The stone table under the pergola is next to the summer kitchen and outdoor grill. Above right: the view from the table.

There is both a brick-built grill and a Weber barbecue under the pergola by the stone table and summer kitchen.

 

The larger outdoor dining table outside the main living room, and its view, with the pool just below.

You’ll discover all the plants of the region in the garden: Provencal herbs, rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, lavender, scenting the air and there to be used for whatever you’re inspired to cook.

 

Top terrace accessed from the dining room or the master bedroom.

Up top, the terrace that comes off the master bedroom can also be accessed from the dining room, so it can be a communal space too. This is the perfect spot for rounding off the day with a glass in hand.

 

Two of the views from Fontblanche: the village of Joucas and the Luberon mountain on the left, and Gordes on the right.

As the property is on a plateau there are views over the surrounding countryside of vineyards, wheat fields and orchards, to the perched village of Gordes 1km away and further off, Joucas and Roussillon.

Front of house with kitchen loggia on top floor, the pool is to the right. 
The artificial grass tennis court in a beautiful setting.

The tennis court is set away to the side of the house, and is laid to artificial grass, which is the best surface for ageing knees and joints.

 

The terrace of the annex house and its view over the lavender to the main house.

There is plenty of parking and the entrance is gated, followed by a tree-lined drive to the house, so there is no road noise from what is in any case a very quiet country road.

The property has a delightful English-speaking caretaker who is on hand for any problems that may arise during a rental.