La Villa Rouge, Roussillon, Provence

Superb Roussillon rental villa for 6 +1


The villa with its high, wide view from the terrace.

La Villa Rouge is an exceptional rental house in the village of Roussillon, with heated pool, wonderful views, luxury amenities - a year-round slice of Provence heaven for up to 6 people. (Rentals run Sunday-Sunday in July-August).

Living Rooms

The house is characterised by large rooms with typical, warm Provencal decoration.


Kitchen with a magnificent slab of reclaimed oak.

At the heart of the house is the high-ceilinged kitchen which is beautifully equipped and centred on a magnificent solid oak table. In a former life the oak slab was the worktop in a blacksmith's workshop. The kitchen opens onto the terrace and outside dining table.


The kitchen has oven and 4-ring cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, Nespresso, coffee machine. Downstairs is the laundry with washer and dryer.


The living room with valley views.

The living room, with its wide valley views, has an open fireplace at one end and TV/entertainment at the other. The house is well equipped with DVD library, AppleTV, Mac desktop and WiFi high-speed internet, Sonos music system in living room and kitchen.


The house has 3 bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, sleeping 6 people. There is also the possibility of an additional baby or young child. All the beds have high-quality bedding and anti-allergy pillows, and each bedroom has its own safe for valuables.


Master duplex suite with bed upstairs and bathroom below.

Master bathroom. 

The master bedroom is a duplex suite with the bedroom up on a mezzanine level above the sitting room/study and bathroom.

The bed is 1.6m wide (5.25ft). In the bathroom are bath with overhead shower, double basins and WC.

Under the mezzanine is a desk with Mac computer for guests' use.



Second bedroom with two singles or a double, and its bathroom.

Bedroom 2 (above) can be configured as two single beds or a 1.8m-wide double (6ft). Its en suite has shower, basin and WC.


Third bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 3 has a 1.6m-wide double and in the bathroom are shower, basin and WC.

Travel cot, high chair and baby bath are available.


The house is elevated and the terrace is up one floor from the street level, so it is a private and calm space with magnificent views of the Mont Ventoux, the vineyards of the Luberon valley, and the ochre outcrops of Roussillon.



In the centre of the terrace is a small heated pool, measuring 4m x 4m (13 x 13ft) and 1.3m deep (4.25ft).


Pool and fig tree, with the outside dining table under the awning, behind the tree.

Standing over all is the fig tree married to a white climbing rose. Under the awning by the kitchen is the outside dining table (above right), beautifully lit at night, along with the submerged lighting of the pool.


The pool is heated and has a spectacular Provence view.

The wide high views greet the eye from all parts of the terrace.




Behind the pool is a sitting area with sofas and table, which is next to the wine bar. For outside cooking, a plancha, which is like an improved BBQ.




Pictured left is an aerial shot of the house, which is in the middle of the picture with the big blue door at the front. The terrace is to the rear with the white parasols.

Despite being one minute's stroll to the amenites and life of the village, the house is notably calm and tranquil.

At street level is a garage for one car and there is a space in front of the garage door for a second car. The garage door opens electronically. Stairs connect the garage and laundry to the rest of the house.

The Location

Roussillon has an extraordinary palette of colours, testament to its past as a major ochre producer.

The house is right in Roussillon, one of the most stunning villages in France. Roussillon is a medieval hill-top village, known and loved for its amazing palette of ochre colours. It has all the amenities you need: restaurants and cafes, grocery, bakery, butcher, doctor, pharmacy, small specialist stores, galleries and a weekly market.

Roussillon is one of the perched, hilltop villages that make the Luberon region of Provence such a fascinating place to visit. Other nearby hilltop villages include MenerbesGordesBonnieuxLacosteOppede-le-vieux, and Goult, all within 20 minutes.

From this base you can explore the Luberon, its villages and markets, and close by you will find AvignonFontaine de VaucluseIsle sur la Sorgue, Les Baux de Provence, St Remy, Aix en Provence, Orange, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, the Camargue, Gorges du Verdon, to name just some of the great days out an easy drive away. The fishing village of Cassis on the Mediterranean is 90 minutes away, and the French Riviera 2-3 hours.

Scenes from Roussillon village.



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Noted for:
  • Spectacular colours
  • Ochre quarry
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Conservatoire des Ocres
  • Sentier des Ocres (Giants' Causeway)
  • 'A Village in the Vaucluse' written here
  • 7 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, arts and crafts, pharmacy
  • ATM
  • Market day: Monday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Jeff...

Omaha, NE

Date of stay: 2019-09-05


Do not hesitate to book La Villa Rouge. Best location right in Roussillon... walk/or even crawl anywhere in the village. Stayed here for 5 days. Excellent basecamp for anywhere in Provence. Every hilltop village in the Luberon is just a beautiful brief drive away. The accommodations were perfect and Marion is a gracious and highly communicative host. While you may have many options in the Luberon you only have one choice. La Villa Rouge is it!

Reviewed by : Vicky

Cheltenham, UK

Date of stay: 2018-10-24

Breath taking

Holidays are the things that dreams are made of, and to be sure staying for a week in La Villa Rouge was just like living on a film set of A Year in Provence. The ambiance created by the owners in this wonderful setting was truly breath taking. As a family, of three generations, we had a great week: from eating outdoors (even though it was late October) and marvelling at the view to Mount Ventoux, to cosying up in front of a log fire watching a film. The fact that you can stroll to a restaurant from the top terrace into the very centre of Roussillon in under five minutes, is a huge bonus, and needless to say we did that more than once. Given that I have been running a property management network in France since 2002, you can take it from me that this is a five star holiday destination for certain.

Reviewed by : Tracy


Date of stay: 2018-07-01

Exceptional villa, location and host for a true Provençal experience

Lovely historic villa updated in all the right places. Charming, well suited for our 3 couples. Beautiful views, patio, pool made our alfresco dining a highlight. Kitchen well stocked w basic ingredients and cooking equipment. Beds and linens top notch. Well appointed furnishings. Plenty of space to stretch out, read, even do yoga on the covered pool deck- what a glorious way to begin a day! Villa Rouge is ideally located in Roussillon. Stunning views, convenient to shops, cafes, bakery, butcher,etc. This is the most authentic hilltop village as folks still live here. Tourists arrive after 10 and leave by 4/5pm so plenty of time to enjoy the charm and quiet beauty of the village . Excellent boulangerie (esp their pastries and pizza), Chez David is 4* and Cafe Couleurs tasty and well priced. Easy access to other Luberon villages and their markets . Roussillon market on Thursday is great. Marion is the best hostess: timely & thoughtful replies, suggestions, willing to make everything perfect for our family holiday. I strongly recommend Villa Rouge for couples or families looking for an authentic, convenient and lovely, comfortable holiday in a charming, beautiful home of Provence. Our family would gladly return!

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Weekly Rates

January 3 - March 302380 euros
March 30 - October 143430 euros
October 14 - Dec 222380 euros
December 22 - Jan 13080 euros

Rental periods run from Sunday to Sunday in July and August and flexible the rest of the year. 1-week minimum in July -August and 5 nights minimum the rest of the year.

in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi internet, mid-week clean and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 50% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 1000 euros against any breakages or damage (can also be paid in dollars/pounds).

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 (plus young child). 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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