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Glorious views, large pool, comfort, privacy, character, tranquility, charm

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Set in 50 acres of wooded grounds and lavender fields with spectacular views

La Garrigue is situated on Le Domaine de la Gardette and is one of two South-facing private farmhouses of character & charm, each with its own large pool & glorious views. Set in 20 Ha (50 acres) of naturally wooded grounds within the protected area of the Parc Natural du Luberon, the property has a fishing pond & easy access to villages, restaurants, shopping & the entire palette of Provencal life & culture. The very private grounds have innumerable secluded areas to sunbathe, ramble & relax in complete privacy.

The houses are available separately or together for families & small or large groups. Reduced rates for fewer people. Separated by approximately 500 meters, each house has a large pool & offers complete privacy in a wooded setting with spectacular views of the Luberon mountain range & surrounding farmland. The second farmhouse, Les Lavandes, is slightly larger and sleeps 9. It is listed as VRBO #1505777.

La Garrigue sleeps a maximum of SEVEN PEOPLE as follows: 3 bedrooms, 1 spacious mezzanine, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 2 separate WC.

The peaceful, stone south-facing property nestles in 20 Ha (50 acres) of wooded grounds & lavender fields, is undisturbed by immediate neighbours and has commanding views rolling across a natural valley to the Grand Luberon.

There is a large 12,50 x 6,70 meter pool.

This warm & welcoming house, on one level with the exception of the mezzanine, is fully equipped for self-catering with all modern comforts. There is a large garage.


There is a main entrance to the house and another, direct from the garage where a washing machine is situated. A pantry and cloakroom area contains a large refrigerator, separate freezer & WC. The generous sized & well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher & a second refrigerator has an open plan dining room & also leads directly to a covered outdoor eating area . Other outdoor eating & relaxation areas are accessible directly from the kitchen.

Sofas & armchairs are provided in a lounge area, at a slightly lower level off the dining room, with a flat screen TV which has French & English satellite channels. There is a DVD & a CD player, guide books & games, and a WiFi internet connection.


Hairdryers provided in all bathrooms


South and West facing views to the Luberon

King size double bed 160 x 200 cm

En suite bathroom with a large corner bath & hand basin

A separate WC in the corridor is shared between Bedrooms 1 & 2


Double bed 160 x 200 cm

En suite shower room with hand basin


On a good-sized mezzanine above Bedroom 2 is a small single bed


King size double bed 160 x 200 cm, which can also be divided into two single beds of 80 x 200 cm

A large single sleigh bed 120 x 190 cm

En suite bathroom with a large corner bath & hand basin

WC in corridor


The large pool, located on an elevated & protected area behind the house, enjoys an undisturbed vista across lavender fields over a beautiful valley, rolling away to the Grand Luberon.

There are ample sun loungers, at the pool.

A private fishing pond for the exclusive use of guests. The huge property provides lovely walks in a totally natural environment.

Near the house is a shaded area with table & chairs beside a BBQ for al fresco meals.

Boules & a ping-pong table are provided for guests.

More Details

Jean-Patrick Chesne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Céreste Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , South and West facing views to the Luberon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The single bed is in a mezzanine
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The second bed is a single sleigh bed 120 x 190 cm.
  • The 'Queen-sized' beds are 160 x 200 cm. The Queen bed in Bedroom 3 can be divided into two singles. All Bedrooms have en suite bathrooms or shower rooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Glorious views, large pool, comfort, privacy, character, tranquility, charm
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Stunning location - perfect two weeks in the sun!

  • 4 of 5

We a brilliant time staying at La Garrigue. The location is absolutely stunning and the views from the pool are even better than the photographs suggest!

The house has all that you need for a couple of weeks but the main attraction is the outdoor space. If you want to get away from it all and just relax in a hammock by the pool undisturbed for a couple of weeks this is the place for you.

Jean Patrick and Caroline were really welcoming and on hand if we needed anything at all.

Really recommend this property - perfect location!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lugano, Switzerland

Little paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Jean-Patrick's house. The location is stunning, very peaceful and secluded, but just 5 minutes drive from the village of Cereste, where you find several shops (bakery and supermarket) and restaurants. Even with very hot weather the house stays cool and fresh and the large swimming pool is fantastic. The house is equipped with all you may need, both inside and outside, with many little lovely corners where you can eat, relax and enjoy the beautiful view. I hope we will be able to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you spent a great time at La Garrigue and Cereste surrounding. See you next time !
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Gorgeous secluded gite with stunning pool

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic fortnight's holiday here. One of the first things you notice about La Garrigue is the truly gorgeous views of the mountains and lavender fields, especially from the large and very well-situated pool. The second thing is that it is truly completely private. We did not see a single person, or car, or even so much as a road from the house or pool! As a result it is also a very peaceful and quiet place to spend a holiday.

The gite is attractive from the outside, and inside, it has a rustic authenticity to the way it is decorated, combined with all the amenities you would want - dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, microwave, kettle etc. It was also very conveniently situated for short trips to shops, pharmacies etc as Creste is a short walk or very short drive away, and a good base for sightseeing across the beautiful wider region .

The wide range of bikes at the property also came in very handy, and meant we did not have to bring our family bikes with us on the long trip from the UK.

The owner Jean-Patrick and his friend Caroline were very helpful and immediately responsive when we had questions, for example they came to meet us in person when we arrived. They also kept the pool very clean and well maintained for us, and gave us helpful advice on places to visit and things to do.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate your thoughtful comments, Sarah and Ben, and are so delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday at La Garrigue. You were such considerate guests and we hope you'll return!
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Tranquility in the beautiful Luberon Hills

  • 5 of 5

Nearly 10 years of vacationing in the south of France meant we finally had to visit the Luberon area. But those famous villages are so over-crowded we decided on the eastern region and this country house in Cereste, which proved to be absolutely perfect. First, all of our booking questions were answered promptly and most thoroughly, so we knew exactly what kind of house to expect; we were also provided with endless tips on what to see and do, where to eat & explore, in the area. Just prior to our holiday I had a terrible biking accident which required a local doctor to tend to my head injury. Both Lynne (who managed the reservation) and Patrick (the French owner) were absolutely wonderful to me in every respect, and reassured me prior to departure that good medical care would be arranged. Both Lynne and Patrick made doctor appointments, and checked in on me to find out how I was doing. (The local doctor was fantastic, too). We have 2 kids (aged 10 and 15) who loved the solitude of the property and the beautiful views from the pool top area. If they were not out exploring during the day (Colorado Rustrel, Apt, local markets), the large pool was where we spent most of our time. My husband is a gourmet cook, and found everything he needed. Patrick gave us our choice of grill (he has 2 properties, but you cant see or hear the other party whatsoever) and provided bikes, and immediately tended to any question that came up. We couldnt get the DVD to work, and he came immediately and the next day he brought a brand new Blueray, for example. The location provides 100% solitude but is also minutes from Cereste, minutes from the local stable (important for my horse rididing daughter) and the many lovely hill-top villages in this area are so unlike the tourist traps of Lacoste, Lourmarin, Gordes, Bonnieux etc., but as distinct and beautiful. How long this area remains unspoiled is the question then! As for the house, it is simple and basically decorated, but our main priorities were proper facilities, high standard of cleanliness and comforable beds, all of which were fulfilled. Most of all, Patrick and his family made us feel most welcome and went out of their ways to ensure that our 2 weeks exceeded our expectations! Merci beaucoup.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jessica and André, for your thoughtful, complete and enthusiastic review. We're delighted that La Gardette was such a good match for your expectations and interests and that you were able to fully appreciate the house and surroundings. Thank you, too, for being such great guests.
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Bournemouth UK

amazing holiday destination with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in the south of France that offers comfort tranquillity and spectacular views then look no further. Lynne who was our booking contact was so helpful and efficient providing all the information we needed without asking for it - even asked if we would like her to make a reservation in a local restaurant for when we arrived. We flew into Toulon however there are many other airport choices and after a few hours we arrived at the property which was amazing. We were met by the owner Patrick and his friend Genevieve who were both very friendly and helpful and did all they could to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The house has everything you need and all in good working order. There were many extras that were left for us to use which is not always provided in other properties we have stayed in like bbq coal, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder and toilet paper. The WiFi works better than it does at home which the kids were very happy with. The outdoor eating area was lovely and we enjoyed many evenings eating, playing cards and listening to music. The one thing that took our breath away was the pool - the views were spectacular so much so that we didn't leave the priority unless we had to visit the local shop to top up on our food and wine supply. The pool also had lots of accessories like volleyball, football's and softball which got lots of use. The local restaurants were also amazing the food was just incredible and we also visited the local ice cream shop which comes highly recommended.

Overall we had a perfect holiday and would love to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very complete, detailed, and enthusiastic review. This is our first year of renting "La Garrigue" and your review is most welcome. We're so glad you had a great holiday and we want to thank you for being such considerate and appreciative guests. We hope you'll return!
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Train
73 Kilometres
TGV Avignon
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $738.37

Rate for 4 guests : only 2 bedrooms available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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