Belle Vue, Gordes, Provence

Gordes rental villa for 8 people with a.c. and gorgeous views

The view from the house, the garden and the pool, encompassing Lacoste, Bonnieux and Gordes, with the Luberon mountain in the background.

Villa Belle Vue is a rental villa 1km from the stunning hill-top village of Gordes. The villa is air-conditioned throughout and has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 people, and is set high above the Luberon valley, so there are beautiful views from all the rooms, the garden and the swimming pool.

The pool area with plenty of comfortable seating and lounging
 
Front of house with shaded outside dining.

Living Rooms

 

Living room opening onto south-facing patio.

 

the downstairs rooms, as well as the upstairs, are air-conditioned. The elegant living room is centred on the fireplace, with comfortable sofas and a dining table. There is a wide-screen TV with CanalSat satellite channels including CNN and BBC international options, as well as all the French stations. DVD player too.

At the other end of the living room is a dining table and through the arch is the kitchen.

Wireless high-speed internet (WiFi) is also provided, and calls within France are free.



 

Well-equipped kitchen with high-quality appliances.

The kitchen is very well equipped with a professional, double-width cooker and American fridge-freezer. There are all sorts of gadgets and all the eseentials, and plenty of crockery and glassware. Large windows open from the kitchen to the outside dining table under the trellis.

A separate laundry room houses the washing and drying machines. There is also a downstairs guest WC.



Bedrooms

There are 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 people, and 3 bathrooms. Every bedroom is air-conditioned.

 

Master bedroom and en suite bathroom.

The spacious master bedroom (above) includes a writing desk, a generous wall of closets, en suite bathroom with bath, and outside is its own patio with a beautiful view. The bed is 1.8m wide (6ft).


 

Bedroom 2 and its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 (above) has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25ft) and en suite shower room with basin.

 

Bedrooms 3 and 4 can be configured as twin rooms or doubles.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 (above) are the same size, with either 2 single beds or a double that is 1.8m wide (6 ft) in one and 1.6m wide (5.25ft) in the other. (Bed configuration can be chosen in advance but cannot change during the week).


The bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4. The view from bedrooms 3 and 4, due south to the Luberon mountain.

Between bedrooms 3 and 4 is the bathroom they share (above left) with walk-in shower and basin, as well as the separate WC.



Garden & Pool

 

At the front of the house, facing south to the view, are places to sit, eat and drink under the shade of the pergola.

There are two shaded patio areas at the front of the house, for outside eating, one right outside the kitchen, along with barbecue. After that there is the lawn and olive grove and then the amazing high view.

 

Behind and up a level is the pool. The pool is 12m x 6m. It is fenced but you also need to keep two doors upstairs locked to keep children out. So it may not be suitable for smaller children.

 

Sunloungers and deckchairs make the pool a comfortable place to live the life.

There are sunloungers and table and chairs by the pool, along with a large parasol and the shade of a trellis.

 
Right: The patio outside the master bedroom, which is on the same level as the pool.

 

There is a gate at street level with coded access, and enough parking for three cars in the shade (see left).
 





The Location

Villa Belle Vue is 1 km 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

Legend

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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 : Simon

Australia

Date of stay: 2019-07-06

Belle Vue - a lovely base from which to explore and unwind

We (family of four plus parents) had a wonderful stay at Belle Vue. The property is large enough, with discrete areas, to provide space for groups and individuals to enjoy the stay as a group, or separately. Situated half way up the approach to Gordes, unsurprisingly it has a lovely view of the surrounding countryside but also affords easy access to Gordes and other Luberon villages. The property was very clean and the grounds very well maintained. There are a range of eating and sightseeing activities to suit all tastes and budgets within a short drive. Our group visited traditional Provencal sights but also ventured further afield to ride Mt Ventoux and enjoy outward bound activities. Mme Pouzel was easy to deal with when booking and available during our stay to deal with enquiries. It is a good set up and we would recommend to others looking to experience the Luberon in comfort

Reviewed by : Penny

Somerset

Date of stay: 2019-06-22

Lovely house with amazing views

This year was our fourth at Belle Vue. It is a very attractive house, well equipped with stunningly beautiful long-reaching views both during the day, and in the evenings sitting on the terrace. This year the owner has put in air conditioning and this is a huge bonus, particularly as we were there in high temperatures. It was lovely before, but this has taken it up to a different level. It is so convenient for the beautiful village of Gordes with its shops and restaurants, as well as many of the other villages of the Luberon. The house is well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, and there is a very nice pool which also benefits from the views over the valley. We have always enjoyed our stays there.

Reviewed by : NP

Scotland, UK

Date of stay: 2019-06-29

Divine!

Our booking was very last minute and Josiane was very accommodating and easy to contact and converse with. Unfortunately our flight from the UK was 4 hours late, which meant we arrived all the shops were closed. Josiane’s son kindly called a local restaurant and arranged take away pizzas for us to pick up. The house was beautifully clean and well equipped. It does have the French bathroom arrangement of one separate WC on each floor, which was fine. The shower has a view to die for across the valley towards Lacoste and Bonnieux. Photographs of the house, garden and pool do not do it justice, it is in a heavenly location with outstanding views. The garden is beautiful and attended to by the 7am garden fairy. At 12m in length the pool is fantastic for swimming lengths, necessary after daily trips to the boulangeries in Gordes and Coustellet. For younger children, there is a 4m shallow end, meaning everyone can enjoy the pool. If it wasn’t so hot we may have walked up to Gordes. If you didn’t want to travel more than 5 minutes by car from the house, you can find everything you need in the small shops in the village. If you are looking for a week of peace and quiet in Provence, Belle Vie is ideal. It is literally possible to sit on the terrace with a glass of rosé and stare out at that view for hours - blissful!

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Weekly Rates


April2000 euros
May2500 euros
June2800 euros
July - August4000 euros
September2500 euros
October2000 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, satellite TV, WiFi internet, national phone calls, 2-3 house-cleaning visits per week at agreed times, and after-stay clean. Heating is charged extra.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 800 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm 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 8 people of which not more than 6 adults. We regret that smoking is 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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