Rosemarie's Cottage, Joucas, Provence

Snug Provence rental cottage for 6, a short stroll from Joucas


Rosemarie's Cottage is a cosy 3-bedroom rental property for 6 people who want a real Provence experience - whether at home with the garden and pool or out exploring all the nearby hill-top villages, markets and countryside. It is part of a hamlet of 4 separate, high-end rental properties, 500 metres from Joucas and 10 minutes from Gordes.

Living Rooms

The Cottage is decorated in the Provencal style, and retains 19th century floor tiles, fireplaces and beams.


The living room mixes the charm of the old with the convenience of the new.

In the living room are a stone fireplace, TV/DVD with English channels, CD player and iPod dock, and WiFi internet. The room opens onto the shaded terrace and garden.


Kitchen and dining room are cosy with Provencal beams in the ceiling.

The small kitchen is perfectly formed, with wall-mounted oven, 4-ring cooker, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge. There is also a laundry room and a second, larger fridge. Next to the kitchen is the snug dining room with fireplace.

The spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom, ideal for kids.


The Cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, the third is upstairs.


Bedroom 1 on the ground floor with its en suite bathroom.

The two largest bedrooms are on the ground floor. They have the option of a large 1.8m-wide bed (6ft) or two single beds. Each bedroom also has a little terrace and a bathroom with shower, basin and WC.


Bedroom 2 on the ground floor, opening onto a table and chairs outside.

A spiral staircase leads to the third bedroom in the eaves (below right), which is ideal for children, with a wash basin and WC. The two single beds can be brought together to form a 1.8m-wide double.

Bedroom 2's en suite bathroom with shower. Bedroom 3 upstairs is popular with children.

Garden & Pool


From the living and dining rooms you step out to the south-facing terrace with its shaded dining table, and the garden and pool.

The view from the garden towards Roussillon and the Luberon mountain. An old olive tree to one side of the pool and a rustic fountain on the other.

The bassin-style pool is 6m x 4m (20 x 13ft), and has sunloungers and an old olive tree standing guard.

Courtyard outside bedroom 2 Table for two outside bedroom 2.

There is secure parking with gated entrance. The house is one of four available to rent in the hamlet, each with its own private pool and garden. The British owners live very close by and are on hand for any problems, or advice on places to go, things to see.

Looking up at the upstairs bedroom. The dining table on the terrace with pool to the left.

The Location

Scenes from the village of Joucas, 500 metres away.

The house is 500 metres, or 3 minutes walk from Joucas, one of the lovely hill-top villages of the Luberon. Joucas has a food store, cafe, tennis courts and a playground. And surprisingly for a small, quiet village, there are three good restaurants in walking distance.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within an hour are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.


Scenes from the village of Joucas.



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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : James

Twickenham, London

Date of stay: 2019-07-13

Great stay

We were greeted warmly, and communication throughout our stay was superb. Whenever we had a question, the owners were quick to help. The cottage has everything needed, is clean, and feels well maintained. It's also in a nice location, close to the villages or Gordes etc. We've had a really lovely week and would definitely recommend to families or couples alike.

Reviewed by : pp

Wilmington, Delaware

Date of stay: 2018-07-09

An ideal spot

This was our second stay in The Cottage at Mas de Rosemarie and, as before, we couldn't ask for a more ideal spot. Nick and Rosemary are always attentive without being intrusive and are so warm and welcoming. The Cottage is perfect for relaxing and unwinding in the Luberon, with a charming, authentic feel to it. The location is quiet yet accessible to nearby villages, vineyards and many restaurants in the area. Even with three other houses on the property, we felt we had privacy and hardly noticed we had neighbors.

Reviewed by : Hillsidefarmers

Warwickshire, UK

Date of stay: 2018-07-29

Lovely week in the South of France

We had a very relaxing and comfortable week at Le mas - we stayed at the Cottage which sleeps six although we were a party of four (two adults, an 11 yr old and a 9 yr old). The owners were very helpful and pleasant but we didn't really see them much apart from check in and check out. The accommodation was situated in a very beautiful area with lots of attractions/restaurants close by in the car. The set up was chic but not so posh you couldn't relax. The outdoor space was just perfect for a family of four - the pool wasn't heated but it was so hot when we were there it wasn't a problem. I would recommend Le Mas de Rosemarie for a relaxing, sophisticated and comfortable self catering week. You need to book early as much of it gets booked up a year in advance - an indication of how well they do things. We would definitely consider going again.

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Weekly Rates

April 20181600 euros
4 April - 2 May2000 euros
2 May - 30 June2400 euros
30 June - 5 September2850 euros
5 Sept - 3 October2400 euros
3 - 31 October2000 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am, minimum of 1 week June - August, and 3 nights minimum the rest of the year.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 400 euros against any breakages or damage.

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 6 people. We regret that smoking is not allowed in the property.

Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.

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