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Village hideaway with gorgeous view

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Light & airy studio for two

Newly converted, quiet and secluded studio for two in the heart of a picturesque Provencal hilltop village. The studio has a stunning view of the Luberon hills. There is a pretty private terrace and access to a large garden with a hammock and sun loungers.

The studio has been completely renovated in 2014 to a high standard. It is situated behind the owner's property but quiet, secluded and private. It's 30m2 (323 sq ft) with a separate bathroom.

It is light and airy with two huge windows. One opens onto the private, jasmin scented terrace with table and chairs and two Lafuma armchairs. The other opens entirely to give a 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft) opening onto a beautiful view of the Luberon.

The kitchen is compact but well equipped with an oven, a 2 ring ceramic hob, a micro-wave, a large fridge with a freezer compartment and a dishwasher. There is a Weber gas barbecue for guests' exclusive use.

Guests have access to the greater part of a large terraced garden with two sun loungers and a hammock for their private use. There is also an outside shower for cooling off after sunbathing.

Goult is still one of the lesser known hill-top villages of the Luberon and retains a great deal of its charm. The Café de la Poste is one of the liveliest in the area and is 2 mins walk from the property. However, even when it's busy, you can't hear it from the studio. The village also has a butcher, a baker, a hairdresser, a grocer/green grocer, a post office, a tourist information centre, a beauty and well-being centre, gift shops, a dentist and a number of restaurants. All accessible on foot. Thursday is market day in the village. The doctor is 1km (1/2 mile) away in Lumières.

Getting here:

Buses run to/from Avignon TGV station to Lumières.

From Marseille/Provence airport, you take a shuttle bus to Vitrolles and then a train to Cavaillon. Then bus from there to Place St Pierre, Goult. (Or rent a car)

More Details

Ailie Collins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Ailie Collins

Me… I’m called Ailie and I’ve lived in the Luberon since 1990. I’ve worked part-time for author Peter Mayle since 1992 but, amongst other things, I’ve also taught English, set up a gift shop and given tastings in a winery, run a corkscrew museum, worked in a restaurant, been part of a catering company and done a degree with the Open University. I enjoy walking and I’m passionate about food.

Ailie Collins purchased this studio in 2006

Why Ailie Collins chose Luberon Area

I lived in a big house in a pine wood for 17 years. My children grew up and left home so I downsized and moved to a village. I love being in a village.

What makes this studio unique

I never tire of the view. The morning light, the evening light... the changing seasons. My house is in the village but it's incredibly quiet and not overlooked with a really stunning view. It's also downhill from the café.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Village hideaway with gorgeous view
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Modern, private, comfortable studio with great views nestled on hillside in the village of Goult

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a trip to the Luberon region in the south of France, where we stayed at the Goult Studio, recently renovated by Ailie Collins , in the village of Goult. The Studio meets all expectations and requirements for a two week stay. The style is comfortably modern, with tile floors throughout. The bathroom has a great walk-in shower, farm sink, plush towels, (hairdrier), and a clean, pleasant look. There is a very comfortable king size bed with nice duvets and pillows. The sitting area has two comfy chairs for reading, and open sliding doors looking out over a commanding view of the valley and the Luberon hills in the distance. Adjacent is a table with two chairs in the kitchen area, a two burner stove and microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and all the equipment to prepare a meal. Ailie has thought of everything you might need. There is a patio with table and chairs just outside the door, as well as another terrace with chairs and great views down some easy stairs, on the hillside in front.

Ailie's house is right next door and her presence, fluency in french & english, and knowledge of the town and surrounding area is a comfort when one is a "newcomer" The degree of privacy cannot be overstated: we felt very left alone unless we needed her help or suggestions.

The town is lovely, easily walkable, and with a great boulangerie/patisserie, butcher shop, cheese shop, grocerie with fruits & veggies, and several restaurants. The Bartavelle Restaurant was our favorite - with great food, efficient & kind service, and a relaxing setting in a stone vaulted room.

The surrounding hill towns which include Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, and far too many to name, are all easily accessible , with beautiful views and nice restaurants for lunch or dinner. There are "marches" everyday day of the week - somewhere! Aix en Provence, Avignon, and Marseille are also nearby making the Goult Studio a centrally located base from which to venture in any direction.

Ailie's website is an accurate portrayal of the Studio and you will not be dissappointed. A very good choice!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Modern, private, romantic, gorgeous view and stocked with all of the essentials, including a barbecue. Perfect for couples. Ailie is a wonderful host; never intrusive. Goult, as we discovered, is somewhat of a destination for foodies. Great restaurants in this tiny village along with a butcher, boulangerie and a Thursday market where 'the fish lady' sells her extremely popular bouillabaisse-style fish soup. Get there early. Plenty of walks, driving and hiking opportunities to nearby villages, many of which are recognized among the most beautiful in France. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This little rental was a gem of a find. Not only was it top-notch quality but it was immaculately clean and neat. My husband and I couldn't get over the view from the sliding glass windows. It was the most amazing view and felt like we were nestled in the mountains. The owner, Ailie, is extremely nice and has created a very high-class rental. Though small, the studio is very practical and comfortable with three separate areas outside to sit and enjoy the gorgeous view. We just want to live there!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful studio in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent two weeks here. Everything was absolutely perfect: the studio was extremely clean and well organized. It was well furnished with everything one could possibly need or want. There are two very comfortable chairs in which to sit to look at the amazing view - we spent hours there. There are also lovely areas on the grounds for relaxing. We enjoyed the short walk into Goult (good restaurants, bakery, etc.). It is a charming village not overrun with tourists. Ailie is the perfect host, very welcoming and providing lots of suggestions for activities when asked, but never intrusive. All in all, a perfect stay and very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Best 'Studio' we've ever stayed in--Fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

In spite of its studio configuration, this apartment has plenty of space and more importantly is right in the heart of Goult, a unique village with all the charm one could ever want. Allie is a very good host making certain all is well along with any necessary information. Everything in the apartment worked well and the bathroom/shower were very nice. Outside areas were plentiful and private with several to choose from. We will hopefully return as the village is our idea of a perfect location from which to explore the Luberon.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Comfortable and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay in Goult Studio, and I have no doubt at all that there will be many more. We were here last September when there were still leaves on the trees and the views were magnificent. How different it is in April, when the new leaves are just emerging and the countryside is waking up after the winter. Just as beautiful but so different. The Studio is always maintained so well - bright, clean and cheerful. Everything works, and Ailie is always at hand if there are any problems but there never are. This is the perfect haven for peace and relaxation. A bientot!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
73 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café de la Poste
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Saumane de Vaucluse Country Club
Nearest Train
42 Kilometres
Avignon TGV (high speed train)
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A7, Cavaillon exit
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
La Bartavelle
Nearest Beach
92 Kilometres
Ensuis-La Redonne
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Goult Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $268

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Goult Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Rain shower, basin & wc. Heated towel rail. Magnifying mirror.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The studio is open plan, comprising a bedroom area, a sitting area and a kitchen/dining area
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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