Maison Sophie - Villa to Rent in Provence [VU020A]
Beautiful detached house in Provence, with private garden, swimming pool with Roman steps and internet. Set in a lovely village in the Luberon Hills. Winter Long Term Lets possible.
The Property In A Nutshell
- Location: Goult
- Size: 200 m2
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Toilets: 2
- Type: Private
- Size: 350 m2
- Type: Private
- Length: 9.5 m
- Width: 4.0 m
- Depth: 1.5 m
Pricing & Availability For 2013
Property available 5 - 11 July 2014 and 3 - 9 August 2014
Flexible arrival and departure days of the week - minimum stay one week, ten days possible.
2 week bookings preferred during July/August, but 1 week bookings may be possible on request.
Maison Sophie is an exceptionally charming stone-built Provençal style detached house in the heart of the Luberon hills. With its own private 9.5m x 4m pool with Roman steps and a nice private garden.
This property has 4 bedrooms in total, two king-size, one double-able twin and one regular twin. One bedroom has an ensuite shower room with separate wc and there are two independent bathrooms, one with wc. Internet access.
There are seven steps down from the front door into the living room, with two large sofas, a beautiful large stone fireplace and an antique day-bed and the kitchen area, all of which is beautifully tiled in waxed terracotta. French windows lead onto a lovely terrace, perfect to sit in the shade during the heat of the day and from there on to the garden and pool.
From one of the two terraces at this property, there is a levely view of the village and the Luberon.
There is a large bedroom with two single beds (90cm) pushed together to make a king-size bed (180cm) with free-standing fan and an ensuite wetroom with 2 basins.
There is a laundry room off this bathroom. Separate wc.
Upstairs (10 steps), there are three bedrooms, the second bedroom also has a king-size bed (180cm) which can be split into two separate beds (of 2x90cm).
The third bedroom has a double bed (140cm)
The fourth, has twin beds, 90cm each (mosquito nets and a skylight in this room).
There are two separate bathrooms one with shower, basin and a toilet; the other with bath, hand-held shower overhead and basin (no wc).
The total living space of this detached house is 200m2 and the garden is 350m2.
Equipment & Facilities At The Property
Dishwasher Electric oven with 4-ring gas hob
Iron and ironing board
Washed cement worktops
Butler's sink and butchers block
Linen is fully provided, including sheets, bath and hand towels.
Satellite TV DVD Player Broadband access Hi-Fi Electric heating
Baby cot and high chair on request
Parking for two cars
The private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.1m) has Roman steps for easy entry and is 1.5m deep. There is an infra-red pool alarm system that rings inside the house.
There are two terraces, one is partly shaded and there is a lawned area around the pool.
The garden is private and has a BBQ and there are private parking spaces for two vehicles, one under a covered area attached to the house - see photo.
Garden furniture includes a dining table, 8 chairs, 8 loungers and a parasol.
A small dog would be permitted upon prior request.
Nearby Attractions & Activities
The village, 8km from famous Gordes is one of the prettiest, but probably one of the least known in Provence; set on a hill with winding streets, a windmill, a château, a lovely square at the heart of the village with all necessary amenities.
Just a few minutes' walk from the house you will find several good family restaurants; 'La Bartavelle' (rue du Cheval Blanc), 'Le Carillon', 'Cafe de la Poste' (great for salads and grilled meat - lunch time service), an award winning epicerie, two bakeries, a pharmacy.
In approx. 15 mins walk or 3 mins car, there is the Café restaurant de Notre Dame de Lumière (every day service, not too expensive). Not far from Goult in a village called Gordes you will find many good restaurants such as 'Bonnieux', 'Lacoste', Ménerbes.
The lovely Roman church, St. Sebastien, is situated in the main village square and regularly holds classical music concerts. Writers and craftsmen meet for four days over the holiday weekend of 15th August to put on and enjoy numerous shows and exhibitions. Purchase the delicacies and flavour of southern France at one of the many local markets in the region.
Local markets can be found in Apt on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, on Thursday morning at 'La Tour d'Aigues', in Pertuis on Wednesday and Friday mornings, at Cadenet on a Saturday morning and in Coustellet on a Sunday morning.
Roussillon, 10 minutes or 8km away, is situated on a hill surrounded by ocher cliffs and you can follow the trail through the Colorado Provençal towards the village of Rustrel.
Both villages have excellent restaurants. 8km from the stunning hilltop village of Gordes and the Abbey de Senanque and Le Musee de la Lavande.
15km W of Apt, famous for crystallised fruit, has a large market on Saturday mornings.
Ancient Avignon with the famous Palais des Papes is 40 minutes/40km drive away.
20km E of Isle-sur Sorgue - A beautiful town of mills and waterways, famous for its antique shops (some 350 of them!!). Golf course.
apprx 18km SE of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse - Source of the river Sorgue, that rises at the foot of spectacular, limestone cliffs. The home of Petrach.
apprx 50 km NE of Les-Baux-de-Provence, fortified village perched on dramatic scarps, reknowned for its restaurants.
40km apprx E of Avignon. (Palais des Papes).
80km apprx NW of Aix-en-Provence.
95km apprx N of Marseille.
For more information about this region please refer to our Provence Regional Guide
Marseille 1.25 hours drive/95km
Nîmes (Ryanair to Liverpool and London Luton), 1.25 hours drive
Nice airport about 2.30 hour's drive
TGV to Avignon from Paris - apprx 2.40hrs
TGV from London approx 6 hours
Local Shops & Facilities
Apprx 500mts to:-
400m Tennis courts
Bicycle hire available locally.