Provence family country home for rent - This charming, stone-built property, nestled in the heart of Provence near Gordes, boasts magnificent views of the surrounding hills and countryside and offers wonderful opportunities for bike rides and walks in the Luberon region. All the furnishings and decorations of Fleur de Gordes are typically Provencal to allow guests to fully absorb the atmosphere and lifestyle of this beautiful French region, where good food, excellent wines and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities abound.
The enclosed grounds are laid to lawn, perfect for children to play, and are planted with numerous colourful oleanders, shrubs and maritime pine trees which give the garden an immaculate manicured look. In this charming oasis guests will have the chance to relax by the pool and dine al fresco soaking up the amazing views of the Luberon hills.
The quaint hamlet of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in the South of France, is on your doorstep and is well worth a visit. Its century old cobbled streets, tall stone houses built against the rock and the imposing castle are the unique setting for many art exhibitions and musical festivals taking place during the summer season. The art town of Avignon, with its magnificent Palais du Papes, is one of the architectural wonders of France, just 18 miles from your Provencal villa.
The housekeeper is adorable: she will make you feel very at home. Down the road is Coustellet, which you have to visit. One particular "must visit" is Maison Gouin, a family-run business, butcher cum delicatessen, all organic; best of all is when you have dinner or lunch there you are invited down in to the cellar to choose your own bottle. Coustellet is also famous for holding the best farmers' market in Provence. This takes place on Sundays and is not geared to tourists, so remains a true Provencal experience. There is also a small new restaurant here called WO Sushi, which may be worth trying if you want a change from typical Provencal cuisine!
Living/dining area (open fireplace, TV, DVD/CD), French doors to terrace and steps down to pool.
Fully equipped Provencal kitchen, French doors to covered terrace.
Double bedroom (1.40 m), en suite bathroom, WC.
Steps down to Double bedroom (1.80m), en suite shower room, WC, view over the Luberon.
Twin bedroom (2 x 90 cm), washbasin.
Accessed via the covered terrace.
Double bedroom (1.80 cm), en suite shower room, separate WC.
Separate small sitting area, TV, doors to garden.
7000 m2 of terraced grounds, lawn, 12 m x 6 m pool (depth 1.20m -2.20m) with Roman steps, sun loungers, parasols, covered terrace overlooking pool, dining facilities, gas BBQ (stone planters and benches next to railings - care with children). Boules pitch area. Childrens' swings (care with children). Ample parking.
Included: 3 hours maid service per week, Wi-Fi internet, winter heating.
Extras: Chef & babysitting services, telephone. Additional maid service €15 per hour.
About The Location
- Coustellet 4km
- Gordes 5.5km
- Cavaillon 16km
- Apt 19km
- Avignon 35km
- Aix en Provence 69km
- Shops 4km
- Tennis 1.5km
- Golf 14km