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Enchanting Medieval House in Luberon Hamlet (Pool)

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Springtime view through roses to the cherry tree sheltered garden eating area.

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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Le Mas Des Gardiols, La Cerisaie, a 400 year old authentic, historic medieval stone house in the Luberon national reserve, provides guests a true-to-life Provincial medieval living experience. The home's original beamed ceilings, stairwells, fireplaces, exposed stone walls and tiled floors capture a visitors' imaginations. A private, trellised courtyard sits amid grape vines and roses with lavender and jasmine perfuming the Provence evening.

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

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

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

  • (!) Extra large king size bed with Bath ensuite (1), Queen size Bed; (4), 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

  • Three large bathrooms. The bathroom off the master bedroom has a shower, a bathtub, and a bidet. Of the other two bathrooms, one has a shower, and the other a bathtub with a shower handle....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The owner supplies hair-dryers, weekly cleaning, linens, towels, bikes. Daily groceries can be obtained from the local alimentation....moreless

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

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • 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,' 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

  • Rural:

    Our home is a counry house located amid vineyards and orchards 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
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

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
  • Fireplace
  • 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:

    A large parking area is outside the gated garden area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3)...moreless

  • Wood Stove

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
Mar 25 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
Early Season
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,900
High Season
Jun 17 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
Post Season
Aug 26 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600

Notes:

Availability is subject to change pending owners receipt of deposit

This depends on the method for payment management. If VRBO managed, VRBO rules apply. If owner managed, owner requests 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

  • Pont Julien

    "Pont Julies was built by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. It is a hidden jewel in the Lube..."

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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 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.

 

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 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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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

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Photos

  • Springtime view through roses to the cherry tree sheltered garden eating area.

    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 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.

    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

    The courtyard granite table set for dinner. The garden room is visible behind

  • Dining Provençale.

    Dining Provençale.

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

    Upstairs bedroom with fireplace in oldest section of the home.

  • Kitchen area-all appliances are updated

    Kitchen area-all appliances are updated

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

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

  • Roses in the courtyard in May

    Roses in the courtyard in May

  • Lavender at neighboring Monastery

    Lavender at neighboring Monastery

  • Joucas windmill.  Restored in 2016 by master carpenter and working.

    Joucas windmill. Restored in 2016 by master carpenter and working.

  • The courtyard and garden welcomes you to Les Gardiols

    The courtyard and garden welcomes you to Les Gardiols

  • Courtyard garden

    Courtyard garden

  • 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

  • Sitting, TV area with desk and views over the courtyard

    Sitting, TV area with desk and views over the courtyard

  • 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

  • Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.

    Looking toward cherry orchard over the pool.

  • Pool garden area

    Pool garden area

  • View of Luberon range over neighbor's vineyard in May

    View of Luberon range over neighbor's vineyard in May

  • Downtown Joucas in the Spring

    Downtown Joucas in the Spring

  • August night from our yard.

    August night from our yard.

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 09, 2017

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