Estate, 6 Bedrooms plus loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
Ann Huff - Owner
- english, french, French
About Ann Huff - Owner
We have owned Les Murets since 2001, after a glorious 'sabbatical' year in Provence, when we fell in love with the area and decided to plant roots there. Everything about this experience has been wonderful, from discovering secrets about the property, to meeting and befriending our most marvelous caretakers, to hosting lots of friends and guests at this property, to writing about it extensively. Our favorite thing is to relax on the terrace in the evening with friends and family, overlooking the Luberon, enjoying a wonderful feast of fresh food from the market and a few delicious glasses of our favorite wine, listening to birds, smelling the lavender and enjoying every minute. We hope you will too. Ann and Bill Huff
Why Ann Huff - Owner chose Gordes
We had rented a charming house in the valley several years before buying ours and decided that it was the place we wanted to be. Luckily, we were able to justify this purchase because I own an art gallery and home furnishings store and represent several French artists and always jump at the opportunity to 'fill a container' with French antiques. Planting roots in the Luberon was almost like an extension of my business, and gave us all several reasons to return frequently. We fell in love with the area and when we came across this amazing property, we took a leap of faith ... and have been thrilled with it ever since.
What makes this Estate unique
There are so many things to do in the valley that we started a list of 25 favorite things to do. But as I was writing it, I realized that actually there were closer to 50 things. And then I read them to my family and they suggested another 25, and before I knew it, we had come up with 100 things to do in the area. The other evening, my daughter went through the list and checked off all the things she's tried. I loved listening to her comments like, 'Oooh, I remember when we did that!' and 'Oh that is my favorite thing to do!' There were several, 'Nope, haven't tried that' comments, and when I looked over her shoulder I was happy to see that they usually involved wine tastings! We have published our 100 things to do on our website, and we also offer our guests a full itinerary that goes day by day, taking in to account when stores, markets and restaurants are open so that you don't have to do the planning. We send you this itinerary when we receive your last payment for your stay.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Best Views in an Incredible Home
Just spent a week in Provence and staying in this lovely home. It makes for the perfect home away from home in the most beautiful setting with fantastic interior spaces. The kitchen is large with wonderful island for sitting as well as cooking. Comfortable living room. Love the decor and especially enjoy the terrace and outdoor lounge area. It is perfect and so nice to come back to after each day of touring Provence.
This is living!
We had a wonderful week at Les Murets. The home is exceptionally well appointed and lays out beautifully. The property and views are stunning, well landscaped, but unfortunately the weather prevented us from taking advantage of the pool and tennis court. But it is not just the property,, the owner provides excellent guidance for what to do and where to go to take advantage of Provence, its nearby charming villages and their markets, which really enhanced our visit. I would definitely go back!
A Paradise in Provence
The photos do not do justice to this beautiful home. I was there on a girls trip with five friends, and we loved everything about this house. It is beautifully furnished and equipped with all that was needed for a wonderful week. The owner is a dream to deal with and provided us with very useful information about the area to make this a perfect vacation. While we enjoyed visiting many of the local villages and wineries, it was always so relaxing to come back and enjoy our evenings at the house. The views are absolutely amazing. I only wish that it had been warmer so that we could have used the pool. We ended up using five of the bedrooms and the loft, and we were all happy with our rooms. All were in beautiful condition and very comfortable. The same can be said for the bathrooms. All had great showers with plenty of hot water. This is one of the top rentals that I've had, and I look forward to returning in the future.
Wonderful home in the best location for touring Provence!
The beauty and tranquility of the home and surroundings make this home the perfect place for exploring Provence. The owner has provided much care and attention to detail to make this a comfortable home away from home. From the relaxing terrace and garden furniture to the nice interior decor and large kitchen it makes for a great house for 4 couples with room to spare. Our group of 7 women found it to be the perfect spot.
The owner also provides itinerary recommendations and has a support team to make your visit stress free. We took advantage of daily housekeeping services which were very inexpensive as well as a local cook who made the most delicious dinners for us each evening.
Was a wonderful week in Provence and I highly recommend Les Muret.
Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Les Murets and took full advantage of all the services that we're happy to provide. It was fun helping you organize your week and my caretakers thought your group was wonderful. We'd love to have you back ... any time!
Wow! What a splendid find in the heart of Provence!
Our group of three couples adored Les Murets. We have traveled extensively and rented many homes. Les Murets ranks at the top! It is beautifully appointed, quite cosy and comfortable, and very well equipped. We lacked for nothing.
While the home is wonderfully secluded on its own 7 acres, it is within a short drive of lovely villages in every direction. There are great walking trails to explore and activities galore. We loved picking up croissants for breakfast and fare to grill for each night's dinner. The outdoor grill was put to great use!
When not exploring nearby villages and enjoying terrific restaurants for lunch, most of our time was spent on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Luberon and by the fabulous pool. By the way, the owners have provided extensive information about everything you need to know (e.g. restaurants, grocers, day trips, vineyards) -- all extremely helpful.
All in all, an extraordinary home and a lovely holiday. Our group is already planning a return to Les Murets.
Gorgeous in Gordes
Our family takes a trip each year , grandmother, children, spouses and grandchildren.
This has been one of our very favorite spots in the world. The house is decorated exquisitely, the kitchen is perfect, the grounds are wonderful! We found ourselves not wanting to leave and explore all the beautiful sites around us, things were so special at Les Murets- a true heaven on earth !
The owner could not have been more helpful. She has marvelous notes and information for touring around the countryside, and for hikes through the forests.
We are going to return next year !!
Thank you dear Ann for sharing your amazing home with our family ! We felt so fortunate - next time will be a longer visit !!
We have two 'Bories' on the property, which are conically shaped stone houses, over 200 years old, built by shepherds out of local limestone with no mortar. Symbolic of the area, they are considered French monuments, and are registered and numbered by the government. We don't charge admission to visit them, however!