Enchanting Medieval House in Luberon Hamlet (Pool)(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This Luberon home has been thoughtfully and beautifully restored. Updates include a gourmet kitchen, modern baths, extra hot water heaters, and brand-new comfortable beds. Authentic Provence country antique furnishings, and interior appointments decorate the interior. French doors in the kitchen and dining room open directly into the private, trellised courtyard which has a large stone table that comfortably seats ten. Or inside, renters can share food
at a refectory table used by monks in the region.
A spiral staircase leads from the kitchen-dining room area up to the comfortable family/living room on the second level. Here one can view the property's gardens, nearby vineyards, local lavender fields, the nearby 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, and 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 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 singular vaulted ceiling, original fireplace, and original ceramic tile floor. Across the courtyard and facing this wing of the home is an old outdoor sitting room. The hamlet's bread once was baked in a large, ancient oven located in this room. 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 big 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, a 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
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Member since: 2002
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Our home is located in the 'golden triangle,' among perched villages in the Luberon Mountains classed as the most beautiful in France. Mt. Ventoux is nearby. The Alps are visible on a clear day....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Dialup Access
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 17 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
Availability is subject to change pending owners receipt of deposit
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Activities include swimming, hiking, riding, biking, tennis, canoeing, ballooning, monasteries, roman ruins, museums, cultural and historic sites of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Orange, Nimes, Apt, Festivals of all types (Theater, Music, Opera, 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. Local markets occur daily.
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 Joucas, France:
Discover French country life in an authentic, medieval home. 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 Villa:
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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Springtime view through roses to the cherry tree sheltered garden eating area.
View from the gate, across the courtyard. Garden room is on the right.
View of garden sitting room in the Spring. Jasmine blooming on the left.
The courtyard granite table set for dinner. The garden room is visible behind
Upstairs bedroom with fireplace in oldest section of the home.
Kitchen area-all appliances are updated
Your second private eating/entertaining area in the enclosed pool/rose garden.
Roses in the courtyard in May
Lavender at neighboring Monastery
Joucas windmill. Restored in 2016 by master carpenter and working.
The courtyard and garden welcomes you to Les Gardiols
Courtyard granite table set for candlelight dinner, fruit and flowers home grown
Refectory table - dining area and one of several dining options
Sitting, TV area with desk and views over the courtyard
Cozy vaulted bedroom suite with fireplace in 17th century family living space.
Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.
Pool garden area
View of Luberon range over neighbor's vineyard in May
Downtown Joucas in the Spring
August night from our yard.
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Monday, May 01, 2017
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