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Enchanting Medieval House in Luberon Hamlet (Pool)

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

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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:N/A

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.




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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  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

                  Other Amenities

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

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

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

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Game Room
                      • Games
                      • Music Library:

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

                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • Toys
                      • VCR
                      • Video Library

                      Theme

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

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Babysitter
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • 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
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Dialup Access
                      • 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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        (3)...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio:

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

                      • Golf
                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              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
                              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
                              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

                              Request 1/3 down to hold property. Final payment due two months prior to arrival. Refundable damage deposit also required two months prior to arrival.


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                              Location

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

                              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: english, french

                               

                              Photos

                              • 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.

                              • Vies from the gate

                                Vies from the gate

                              • 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

                              • 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 and garden welcomes you to Les Gardiols

                                The courtyard and garden welcomes you to Les Gardiols

                              • Courtyard granite table set for candlelight dinner, fruit and flowers home grown

                                Courtyard granite table set for candlelight dinner, fruit and flowers home grown

                              • 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.

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

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

                              • Roses in the courtyard in May

                                Roses in the courtyard in May

                              • Your second private eating/entertaining  area in the enclosed pool/rose garden.

                                Your second private eating/entertaining area in the enclosed pool/rose garden.

                              • Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.

                                Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.

                              • Lavender at nearby Monestary

                                Lavender at nearby Monestary

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                              This listing was first published here in 2002.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

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                              Speaks: english, french
                              • Calendar last updated: 03/01/2014
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