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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: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

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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
  • Equestrian Events
  • 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
Season
Sep 17 - Oct 7, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,800
Post season
Oct 8 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,700
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,500

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Notes:

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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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 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 Joucas, France:
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.


Contact us

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 - Monday, September 26, 2016

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