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Enchanting Medieval Luberon Village Country House (Pool)

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Bienvenue to Provence and the Luberon and Les Gardiols.

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Last updated: 03/01/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gordes house description

Le Mas Des Gardiols, La Cerisaie, a 400 year old authentic, historic medieval stone house in the Luberon national reserve, provides guests an true taste of Provence medieval living. The medieval Luberon home retains original beamed ceilings, fireplaces, exposed stone walls, tiled floors, and a private trellised courtyard where grape vines wind and roses, lavender, and jasmine perfume the Provence evening.

This Luberon home has been thoughtfully and beautifully restored with Gourmet kitchen, modern baths, extra hot water heaters, brand-new comfortable beds, authentic Provence country antique furnishings, and interior appointments. French doors in the kitchen and dining room open directly into the private courtyard which has a large stone table that comfortably seats ten.

A spiral staircase leads from the dining room up to the family/living room on the second floor. Here one can view the gardens, nearby vineyards, local lavender fields, the Luberon village of Roussillon, and the Luberon Mountain range. A master bedroom suite off the living room has private terrace, king-size bed, beamed ceilings, private ensuite bath with tub, shower, sink, and bidet. The living room also has beamed ceilings, bookshelves with books, games, CD player, video cassettes, satellite TV. A lovely large bedroom with fireplace, twin beds, a bathroom and smaller bedroom, twin beds, same Luberon view are located in the oldest wing of the home above a what once was a Provencal type living space. This ancient kitchen and family living space, is today converted into a bedroom suite with queen-size bed with a unique vaulted ceiling, original fireplace, and original ceramic tile floor. Across the courtyard from this wing of the home is an old outdoor baking room where the hamlet's bread was baked. Today this space provides a shaded hideaway, but the old wood-cooking bread oven can still provide a warming fire.

The Cerisaie faces its gated garden where a private pool is nestled in a lovingly tended garden with lavender, climbing roses, laurel, oleander, rosemary, and fig trees. Here one can lunch under the shade of a cherry tree at a second stone table in a trellised eating area, get lost in a book, gaze at Roussillon and the Luberon range, or snooze in the shade to the songs of birds and cicadas.

Food and wine are a prime reason many visit Provence and the Luberon. You can visit a different Provencal Luberon village or Vaucluse outdoor market every day and cook with fresh local ingredients, have a cook do it for you, or eat in one of the world-class, Michelin star rated restaurants in the vicinity. The home lies amid welcoming Luberon vineyards, our favorite within walking distance, but with the world-famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape just 45 minutes away and internationally famous, other Cote de Rhone vineyards also nearby.




Keywords: Authentic Updated Medieval Country Home in Garden Setting

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Library

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Bathroom ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Second level, fireplace, mountain view...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Level 1, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, bathroom adjacent...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                Second level, mountain view, bathroom adjacent...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Ensuite bath ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Second level...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                First level...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Actually several dining areas are available both inside and outside of the home. All of these seat six with the refectory table seating 12 easily....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                (3)...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • hair-dryers, weekly cleaning, linens, towels, bikes

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    A mixture of music but mainly classical and jazz, or traditional French music....moreless

                  • Books:

                    We have multiple travel books, books about Provence, novels etc...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Games
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Video Library

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Any calls within the EU and France are included in the price as are calls to the US to the owner. ...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Dialup Access
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Two yards; one courtyard with large stone table, garden, and trellis attached to the house. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        A large, walled swimming, yard, garden area with stone table faces the house....moreless

                      • Tennis
                      • Golf

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Village:

                        Located in the heart of Provence, our home is in a hamlet attached to the tiny village of Joucas 1.5 kilometers from Roussillon and 5 kilometers from Gordes. Goult, LaCoste, and Bonnieux are nearby....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Our home is located in the 'golden triangle' of perched villages in the Luberon Mountain range. Mt. Ventoux is nearby, and on a clear day the Alps are visible....moreless

                      • Rural:

                        Our home is a counry house located next to a vineyard in a hamlet attached to the charming village of Joucas....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Groceries
                      • Spelunking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Festivals
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Library
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Paragliding
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Aug 1 - Aug 31
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,940
                      September
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,905
                      Post Season
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      Pre Season
                      May 1 - May 31
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      June
                      Jun 1 - Jun 15
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,940
                      Peak Festival Season
                      Jun 16 - Jul 31
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,010
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,996

                      Additional information about rental rates

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                      Notes:

                      Availability is subject to change pending owners receipt of deposit

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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Marseille
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Marseille
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Avignon
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Marseille
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Joucas
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt Ventoux
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Gordes
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Joucas

                      Car: Necessary

                      Activities include hiking, riding, tennis, canoeing, ballooning, cultural and historic sites of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Orange, Nimes, Apr. Festivals of all types (Theater, Music, Lavender, Crafts, etc) occur throughout the summer including the Orange and Lacoste Opera Festivals, the Opera and Piano Festivals at Aix en Provence, and Avignon's famous theater festival. Wonderful, scenic walks through ancient villages and countryside are a stones through away. And don't forget the local, traveling family circus for a true taste of Provence family life. Plus you are just over one hour away from a delicious day at clean Mediterranean beaches. And don't forget eating and wine sampling with Michelin starred restaurants and vineyards within walking distance.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About: Barbara Egan and Philippe Mougne divide their time between Washington DC and France. Philippe was born near and studied art in Paris before relocating in Provence. Barbara is a native of Chicago but studied in Washington DC.

                      Why Gordes:
                      The home's seductive charm, authenticity, desirable location and tranquility attracted us to the property. Le Mas des Gardiols is ideally located on a Luberon plateau amid all the 'most beautiful' villages in France. Yet it is a sanctuary, away from the torrent of summer tourists visiting the Luberon's more widely advertised locations. Les Gardiols neighbors are mainly local, life-long residents. The location is also just about an hour to the Mediterranean beaches to the south or Mont Ventoux to the North. Roman ruins next to examples of church and French history are sprinkled throughout the region. Lavender fields, sunflower crops, vineyards, apple and cherry orchards and olive trees glorify the natural surroundings.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Our home conveys the true, French country living experience. Dine in the flower-filled courtyard under the stars in the peace and quiet of the Luberon countryside in a hamlet that has existed since the year 900, a home that once served as the hamlet's bakery, both retaining the charm and character of old Provence. Take a short scenic walk up the hill to the perched medieval Provence village of Joucas, for your fresh bread and croissants. The small Joucas market can provide all of your culinary needs. Farmers' markets occur daily in nearby picturesque villages of Roussillon, Gordes, Goult, Menerbes, and Bonnieux.


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                      Speaks: french, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Bienvenue to Provence and the Luberon and Les Gardiols.

                        Bienvenue to Provence and the Luberon and Les Gardiols.

                      • Courtyard table; flowers, grapevine lavender from garden for candlelight dining

                        Courtyard table; flowers, grapevine lavender from garden for candlelight dining

                      • Refectory table - dining area and one of several dining options

                        Refectory table - dining area and one of several dining options

                      • Family room-library

                        Family room-library

                      • Upstairs bedroom with fireplace in oldest section of the home.

                        Upstairs bedroom with fireplace in oldest section of the home.

                      • You will awake to a view of the Luberon over your private pool and rose garden.

                        You will awake to a view of the Luberon over your private pool and rose garden.

                      • Photo taken from rose garden looking toward our home.

                        Photo taken from rose garden looking toward our home.

                      • Courtyard garden

                        Courtyard garden

                      • Pool garden area

                        Pool garden area

                      • Downtown Joucas in the Spring

                        Downtown Joucas in the Spring

                      • The courtyard is located steps from the kitchen, garden room.

                        The courtyard is located steps from the kitchen, garden room.

                      • Kitchen area-all appliances are updated

                        Kitchen area-all appliances are updated

                      • Garden 'la sieste' room with an old, working bread oven provides a cool getaway.

                        Garden 'la sieste' room with an old, working bread oven provides a cool getaway.

                      • Master suite with bath ensuite

                        Master suite with bath ensuite

                      • Cozy vaulted bedroom suite with fireplace in 17th century family living space.

                        Cozy vaulted bedroom suite with fireplace in 17th century family living space.

                      • Yellow bedroom

                        Yellow bedroom

                      • Garden area near pool with Luberon Mountains on the horizon through cherry bloss

                        Garden area near pool with Luberon Mountains on the horizon through cherry bloss

                      • Roses in the courtyard in May

                        Roses in the courtyard in May

                      • From pool eating area over the enclosed garden

                        From pool eating area over the enclosed garden

                      • Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.

                        Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.

                      • Lavender at nearby Monestary

                        Lavender at nearby Monestary

                      VRBO #16044

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                      This listing was first published here in 2002.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                      $2,800 - $3,010 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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