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Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes

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3 bedrooms
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5 guests
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LIFE AT ITS BEST- Experience the bright provencal sun bringing the earth to living colour and brilliant vitality. The Luberon is Beauty, Culture And Adventure. We have an abundance of festivals, concerts, outdoor sport, gastronomic dream, markets to browse in, chic modern and rustic eating laces and cafes. Check Out the Carnival Saint Remy De Provence, the new Picasso exhibition at the unmissable Baux De Provence, The famous Luberon National Park is less then five minutes from the villa. The famous Avignonbluesfestival.Com ( 7th October - 14 October). The list is endless. Welcome to Gordes. Welcome to our 17th Century stone villa with stylish modern, interior, private pool and well tended large romantic garden. We care a lot about the experience of our guests. Set close to one of the mos...LIFE AT ITS BEST- Experience the bright provencal sun bringing the earth to living colour and brilliant vitality. The Luberon is Beauty, Culture And Adventure. We have an abundance of festivals, concerts, outdoor sport, gastronomic dream, markets to browse in, chic modern and rustic eating laces and cafes. Check Out the Carnival Saint Remy De Provence, the new Picasso exhibition at the unmissable Baux De Provence, The famous Luberon National Park is less then five minutes from the villa. The famous Avignonbluesfestival.Com ( 7th October - 14 October). The list is endless. Welcome to Gordes. Welcome to our 17th Century stone villa with stylish modern, interior, private pool and well tended large romantic garden. We care a lot about the experience of our guests. Set close to one of the most beautiful villages in France ( 25 minute walk or 5 minutes by car), 25 minutes by car to Avignon and 50 minutes to Marseille and Arles, boasting breath-taking scenery, great food, wines, festivals, markets, galleries, a nature, cultural, sport paradise. Popular for cycling, canoeing, horseriding, walks and relaxing. To quote a recent guest to the villa- ' We arrived at Belle De Jour to find a piece of paradise'. The villa has an enchanting quality, tucked away in the village of Les Bas Luquets at the foot of the famous village of Gordes. It has just been updated throughout with modern but cosy interior with plenty of attention to creating a charming, beautiful and comfortable home for guests. The region is famously one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, blessed with amazing views and cultural experiences everywhere you go. ; less then an hours drive from Marseille and 25 minutes drive from Avignon now described as the most beautiful Town in France and a mini Barcelona. Please ensure that you arrive at the property at 4pm on first day of rental and leave at 10am on the last day. Bon vacance! The region is a cultural paradise ( music, arts, theatre), great markets taking place almost each day of the week in surrounding villages and towns. The Vaucluse is a mountain range with the most stunning villages in France nestling on hillsides and hill tops. Even in the colder months, the area is spectacular and remains quite warm way into December. There are plenty of good restaurants and good food markets to enjoy. The villa comprises of two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and toilet, open plan kitchen dining living area. Lovely stone exterior, with a contemporary stylish interior. All modern amenities supplied throughout including TV, DVD, internet, washing machine, dish washing machine, toaster, radio, bath and pool towels. In the heart of Provence. Upcoming Spring events:KARAVAN playing in Arles 22nd April. Book now. Experience the varied natural beauty and cultural events such as the famous Avignon Festival and wonderful markets.29th April - 3rd May: Avignon Spring Fair :Wednesday 29 April to Sunday 3 May 10am to 7pm. The 93rd edition of the Avignon Spring Fair fills the twelve halls at the fairgrounds with exhibitors, stands and events in many different areas, for five entire days of learning and discovering all that is offered. The theme this year is SuperHeroes! Come explore the many areas including food, games, transport, women's world and others. Concerts and an entire programme of special events also!In May The Mont-Ventoux ascent takes place on the night of the 13th-14th June 2015.Cycling up Mont-Ventoux is not something that everyone can do but climbing at night… is an unforgettable experience. The reward: seeing the sunset at the summit, with a dazzling view of Provence, followed by a hearty breakfast at the end of your descent. During May: Wine and Vineyard Festivities © Fédération des Caves du VaucluseWine and Vineyard Festivities © Cellier des TempliersSaturday 16th of MayEvery year, on the Saturday right after Ascension Thursday, the Wine and Vineyard Festival is the perfect opportunity to discover or rediscover the cellars of Vaucluse. In Richerenches the local cellar participates in the festivities with lots of events, guided tours, wine tastings, a visit of the exhibition on truffles, followed by a free tasting of cellar wines. A great celebration on a par with its reputation as a 'Site Remarquable du Goût' (outstanding wine/food site)Flower Festivals: What could be a better time than spring to come and discover the wonderful gardens across the Vaucluse?The trees are in full bloom, along with the gardens and flowers, which are giving off their wonderful scents, and will not fail to delight. It is the time to visit themRICHERENCHES FLOWER FAIR: Sunday 3rd May: RICHERENCHES FLOWER FAIR - For 20 years now, the first Sunday in May draws thousands of people to the great Flower Fair in Richerenches.Flower festival in Vellerons: Thursday, 14 May 2015 from 8 am to 6 pm. This outstanding flower show takes place for the 16th year, to the delight of all.ANSOUIS17TH EDITION THE BOTANILLES 'THE GARDEN'. On Sunday, May 10, 2015 all day in the village.This year, the entire team of Anim'Ansouis took over the organization of Botanilles so that it develops favoring producers and artisans on the theme of 'garden' The installation of horticulturists exhibitors and artisans on the bowling green, the rise of plane trees and the Place St Elzear, encourages visitors to stroll in the heart of the village. THE LONG NIGHT OF THE MUSEUM: On Saturday, 16, May 2015, the museums and cultural institutions will remain open late into the night to introduce themselves to new patrons and at the same time to new visitors. This cultural event has been created in 2005 and each year it attracts more people, includind families and young people.June there is the famous Luberon Jazz Festival taking place in Apt AVIGNON RENDEZ-VOUS IN THE GARDENS: From 5th to 7th June 2015. The chosen theme for the national event this year is “La promenade au jardin.” It's a great opportunity to stroll around and explore the gardens of the Vaucluse region.Gordes is opening up to a new eclectic clientele ( some might say 'cool' clientele). From May we have Mamma Gorda a pop-up Italien restaurant with live music some evenings which proved immensely popular all over the region. It is now opening permanently serving the best pizzas and wine in the Luberon. La Bastide the five star hotel hewn out of the rock itself is having a multi-million make over to attract a more vibrant clientele and offering great food and a hang-out for those who just want to enjoy the spectacular views over a drink.The area is great for walking, cycling, canoeing, horse riding, activities for children physical adventure as well as huge amount of cultural pursuit, outstanding national parcs and the best drives in Europe.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Valerie B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed 23 July 2019

My husband and I spent the most perfect week with our two children at this charming house just outside the village of Gordes - considered one of the most beautiful in France! The location is nothing short of magical - nestled away in nature but...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Ruby A
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Come back again anytime.

Reviewed 30 July 2018

A fabulous house, completely private, just a mile from the delighful Gordes, one of France's 100 most beautiful villages, in some lovely typical Provencal countryside. The house is nicely furnished - it doesn't feel like a holiday rental, much more home from home - and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank SueMeech
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

I was speaking to someone who hosts in Greece and she put it quite simply that it makes one happy to be part of a good life experience. Thank you too. It was great to have you stay.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is the perfect spot for a perfect holiday. It always feels like home. It is a few minutes down the hill from Gordes. There are a few houses around, but you can't see them through all the trees and bushes, so it feels, and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank JohnOrmerod
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you so much. Always thrilled that you had a wonderful time and always happy to have you stay. Perfect guests. I must try out some of your finds.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful house, grounds and pool, with some mysterious spots at the boundaries. Get your bread and patisserie at Mamie Jeanne in Gordes - simply the best. Sunday lunch outside at the old post office in Goult is great. Bristrot des Roques in St Pantaleon is...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank JohnOrmerod
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My husband and I spent three perfect days at this magical villa. We loved it when we rented it 4 years ago. We loved the stylish modern decor with attention to details .The pool was beautiful and the garden charming and secluded. I love this...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank misstree
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for the great review. Just want to point out that the upgrades were done some years ago, previous to the bad review. In fact that is why the review was also particularly upsetting. and untrue. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We arrived at this house to find a green murky pool. The owner Valerie initially accepted there was an issue but gave no reassurances over the time to resolve the situation. We decided to move on to alternative accommodation after a while rather than wait...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

I will most certainly respond. The guests contacted me as soon as they arrived to complain about the pool. I contacted my pool person immediately who explained to me that there had been a massive storm a few days previously which caused the PH of...More

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Nanuet, New York
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

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New York
Reviewed 31 March 2015

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Date of stay: October 2014
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Fontainebleau, France
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Date of stay: March 2015
Valerie B, VR Owner at Stunning, idyllic 17th Century house/ private pool/ historic beautiful Gordes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Pool Table
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Gordes is a popular destination in the Luberon. The 17th C village built on a hillside is one of the most beautiful places in the whole region with a spectacular wide range of things to do and see. The villa is beautifully secluded and tranquil just a five minute drive to the village centre with all its restaurants, galleries, bars, market and cultural events. It takes 25 minutes to walk. This walk takes you through one of the most stunning views in the world. The villa is also close to the famous Isle Sur Sorgue and Avignon ( described as mini Barcelona and the most beautiful town in France. The villa is a charming authentic 17th Century stone house. Attention to interior and outdoor decor gives this villa a fresh, modern look.
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Its best to have a car and if you can hire in advance the price is very good.
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