Enjoy the privacy of your own gite and private pool, surrounded by vineyards.
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About Helen Bowles
We are specialists in self-catering, holiday accommodation across the South of France. Whether it's a villa, a cottage, an apartment, a maison, a gite or a farmhouse that you are looking for, we have a great selection, all individually chosen and selected by us. If Gite St Sophie isn't quite right for you, we would love to offer you our advise and suggestions of other houses in the Luberon.
Why Helen Bowles chose Pertuis
Iur stay in Gite St Sophie was a wonderfully relaxing time, with a very well equipped property. Excellent hosts, who went out of their way to make us feel welcome - from a chilled bottle of his excellent wine when we arrived inviting us to join their poolside party with all their friends quickly resolving any little problems that cropped up and being very respectful of our privacy. The millers stairs took a little getting used to, but were perfectly fine. If you`re not steady on your feet, the stairs would make this not the property for you. We left one of the bedside lights on downstairs overnight to make it easier to go up and down without having to turn the lights on upstairs. The location is slightly out of town, which makes having a car almost essential. The HyperU in Pertuis was very close and well equipped for whatever you`d want. Great places to visit include: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Mont Ventoux, Lourmarin, Cucuron, Ansouis, Bonnieux, Avignon, Arles and the Camargue, and Marseille. BC, from UK, August 2018 What was the best feature of the accommodation you stayed in? Where it is, the pool, the house, its symplicity I think you are great in having personal contact. Keep it that way JCD, Netherlands, July 2018 Very pleasant place. Simple, nice, quiet. Mr A, France, July 2018 We had a fantastic week at Gite St Sophie during July 2018. The location is very peaceful with excellent access to the Luberon mountain range and it`s `Beau Villages`. Ansouis in our view was the nearest and the best. Property is close to Petruis for its supermarkets and only 30 minutes from Aix de Provence which is definitely worth a visit on Thursday Market day.....but set off early! Jean Louis was a great host. On hand if you needed it but gives you the privacy and seclusion if required. As the weather was 30 degrees plus for the whole week the Air Conditioning, particularly in the bedroom was a godsend. Mr and Mrs B, UK, July 2018
What makes this Cottage unique
We loved the pool after a hot day exploring the villages, the isolation in the the vineyards, easy access to town if needed, a bottle of wine from our hosts. Mrs B, Australia, June 2018 We had another really great stay at Gite St Sophie. The cottage is as lovely as ever and we ended up spending most of the week relaxing at home. Please can we book the Gite for next year? CEH, UK, June 2018 Excellent and perfect : a haven of quiet surrounded by vineyards, a nice swimming pool and a large garden unoverlooked. The house is nicely decorated and confortable (air conditioning in each room). Moreover the owner is discrete, very friendly and take care of our well-being. We will keep in mind this rental for future holidays, and fully recommend it! Mr C, August 2017 Great! Privacy, safety and the amenities were very good. We appreciated that the owners were there if we needed them but that they respected our privacy. Booking again for 2018! Ms E, UK, July 2017 Notre séjour c"est très bien déroulé, nous avons passé d"excellentes vacances. Le gite St Sophie correspond bien à la description, mais avec des plus, ce qui est une agréable surprise. Mrs N, France, July 2017 Returned from Provence and had a lovely time.Gite ideal and no complaints at all apart from stairs being difficult as we expected.Anyway caused a few laughs and with photos taken,particular of trapdoor in bedroom,a good talking point at social events.Owner most obliging with any of our questions regarding the area and was not intrusive at any time.Made friends with his dog and cats also.In all most relaxing with fantastic views as we sat around the pool at leisure .In all most enjoyable would recommend. Mr T, UK, June 2017 Rustic and charming, well functioning kitchen, nice landlords. Mrs L Denmark, April 2017
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for toddlers - stairs
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Not suitable for toddlers or young children due to the steep stairs. OK for small babies and older children
Steep stairs - not ideal for guest with low mobility
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful little cottage with everything you could need, set in a fabulous vineyard.
Really great stay. A perfect place to relax or explore the Luberon and the outside space, pool and views were lovely. You can wander round the olives and vines on the estate! Owners have thought of everything in terms of equipment and are so helpful and welcoming, even lending my boyfriend his guitar for the duration of our stay and inviting us to the grape harvest, sadly on our departure day! Perfectly comfy beds and sitting room and well equipped kitchen! Local amenities and supermarkets close by in Pertuis and a great base for exploring the chateau route, villages and Luberon national park. Would highly recommend the property and the rental team who made the arrangements and advice on the area and property easy!
Thanks for your kind comments and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the gite and the surrounding area, it really is a special place to stay. I hope you have come home well rested and relaxed. We'd love to have you as guests again so don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to stay again.
Peace and quiet lovely pool
Very restful stay. Everything we needed. Wonderful private pool. Cosy house. Owner very helpful if you asked but left alone otherwise. Good central location with lots to see and do in Provence. You need a car because of the location but we liked being out of town. Didn't want to leave which says it all.
Thanks so much for your very kind review and I'm delighted to hear that the gite suited you and you enjoyed the peace and tranquility. It's a stunning area to explore so I appreciate why you didn't want to leave! You are very welcome to visit again.....
A rustic Gite in the middle of vineyards
Lovely location amidst vineyards
Extremely helpful host who gave us tips on places to visit
We enjoyed the white wine made by our host
Private pool is a bonus
It would be useful to have a file with information on local walks, markets etc but our host helped us with these queries.
Stairs to the bedroom are quite steep and would not be suitable for everyone
Thanks so much for your lovely review! I really appreciate your constructive comments. I'd love to hear from you again if you decide to visit the South of France. Helen at JDV Holidays
Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans ce gîte très agréable, calme et bien isolé sans aucun vis à vis, au milieu des vignes et avec une superbe piscine.
S'y ajoute un accueil chaleureux des propriétaires, discrets et soucieux de notre bien être, et un gîte joliment décoré !
Nous recommandons vivement et gardons l'adresse pour revenir certainement !
Je vous remercie pour vos commentaires complémentaires et je suis ravi que vous avez un sejour agréable. Nous aimerions vous inviter à rester à l'avenir, merci beaucoup!
Notre séjour c'est très bien déroulé, nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances.
Le gite St Sophie correspond bien à la description, mais avec des plus, ce qui est une agréable surprise.
Je peux préciser :
• Climatisation dans les 3 pièces : chambre, salon et cuisine, c'est vraiment un gros plus.
• la piscine parfaite, pas de vis à vis, on a l'impression d'être seul au monde.
• l'environnement idyllique, vue sur les vignes et les montagnes, super tranquille.
• La chambre, literie excellente et ultra propre et saine.
Les propriétaires sont très discrets, l'accueil chaleureux et Jean-Louis répond rapidement si besoin est.
A recommander. Eve & Marc
Je vous remercie pour vos commentaires gentils et je suis contente que vous avez eu des bonnes vacances au Gite St Sophie. Nous voudrions vous avoir comme vacanciers à l'avenir. Merci!
Despite its quiet location, your gite is only a short (3km) drive or cycle (bikes for rental) from the town of Pertuis where you'll find shops, bars, cafés and supermarkets.
If you fancy a more rural approach to shopping, there are some great local Paysan Markets. Every day of the week, in a host of villages nearby, local growers gather to sell their produce; Springtime brings fresh strawberries, green and white asparagus, cherries in May and June, with tomatoes olives garlic and courgettes all grown locally and available practically all year round.
The winding roads of the Luberon, with spectacular views, are great to explore and you'll find lots of charming villages (Gordes, Menerbes, Maubec, and Bonnieux) on the doorstep.
If you are feeling energetic, the hills around the gite have some great cycling and walking tracks, there are tennis courts available in Pertuis and this area is perfect for climbing and golf.
If visiting is your thing, you really are spoilt for choice.