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Stunning Provencal Villa With Pool, 9 Acre Garden And Great Views Of The Luberon



Updated: 07-Sep-2016
Villa in Gordes, Luberon National Park, Provence - Very Close To All The Villages, Towns, Markets And Other Attractions Of The Luberon

Les Vallons is a beautiful and unique architect-designed villa, clad with the local stone and set in 9 acres of its own grounds. The house has been furnished to a high standard by its English owners and offers a high standard of accommodation for up to six guests in three separate bedrooms, each with fully en-suite bathrooms. The main living room is a spectacular 50 foot space with high beamed ceilings and a separate dining area. In addition there is a TV and music room. All rooms have beautiful views and easy access to the fine mature gardens and terraces. The 12m x 6m tiled pool (just completely refurbished) is adjacent to a large independent poolhouse with barbecue, separate fridge and food preparation area. The garden is maintained to a very high standard by our longstanding gardener. The house has its own access drive, ensuring a high level of privacy.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We have looked for a property in France for some time, with retirement in mind. I worked in financial services and my wife was a teacher. We live near London, in an area with many attractions: the river, famous buildings, parks and open spaces, proximity to London, etc. However, we wanted to find somewhere where we could unwind away from the bustle of what is a very busy area. This search eventually took us to Les Vallons - a haven of beauty and tranquillity.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Les Vallons is close to paradise and the location could not be better for exploring the Luberon and all of Vaucluse. Thank you for opening your beautiful home; we feel so fortunate to have been here”Thane K

“Unique house in unique surroundings, underpinning a unique holiday experience. We loved our time in this lovely spot” Gary & D M

“What a stunning villa. We loved the spaciousness of Les Vallons and found it our best-equipped villa ever. We would certainly return to this beautiful holiday house” Tim & Jan B

“We loved having the opportunity to stay in your delightful, tastefully furnished house. We have stayed in a number of houses in France and Italy and this was the most comfortable and well equipped” Dr Killian M

“There were only two disappointing things about our stay at Les Vallons: packing to leave and kicking ourselves for not booking two weeks versus one!” Robert W
Feb 2011
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From the Owner

We fell in love with our house at first sight. It is in the perfect location ; from the garden all you can hear is birdsong and the sound of the cicadas and the views towards the Luberon are stunning.The garden is completely private; you are not overlooked by anyone. There are lovely walks all around, yet the buzzy village of Gordes with its sophisticated shops and restaurants is a 10 minute drive away and our local village, Murs (a 15 minute walk) has a general stores and a hotel with a good restaurant and a pretty outside bar where you can sit and enjoy an evening drink. Also very nearby (2 miles) are two Michelin starred restaurants, where you can eat on the terrace and enjoy the gorgeous views. Avignon, Arles, Orange and Aix en Provence are all easily accessible for a day trip.

Activity and Interests


The nearest airport is Marseille (British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair); just over one hour away. The airport at Nimes is a little bit further, as is Lyon. Flybe offers services from various UK airports to Avignon airport (40 minutes). The TGV station at Avignon provides an excellent service to Paris and is about 40 minutes away.

To drive from Calais, as we often do, takes about 9 hours. The roads via Reims and Troyes are good. It is very feasible to stop en route, e.g. in Burgundy.


Murs is about 1 mile (a beautiful 15 minute walk), Gordes is 5 miles (10 minutes by car on an empty road). All the famous local villages and towns are typically 15-20 minutes' distance, as are the many local restaurants. Avignon is about 45 minutes away.

Further Details:

The village of Murs (a beautiful 15 minute walk) has a general store selling bread, cheese, groceries and newspapers. There is also a cafe and hotel where you can sit outside for drinks. Gordes (10 mins by car) is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is full of sophisticated restaurants as well as art galleries. shops and bars.There are several good supermarkets, including at Coustellet, Cavaillon and Avignon Sud. There is a market on somewhere local on every day of the week. Of particular interest is the Sunday market at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is one of the best markets anywhere in France and famous for its antiques.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 1
28 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 1
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2
29 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm booking. The balance of the rental is payable eight weeks before guest arrival. We also ask for a 25% returnable damage deposit.
Rental rates are in euros, and are fully inclusive. Guests can pay in other major currencies using the exchange rates applicable at the time.

Changeover Day:
We work on a Friday changeover cycle, which makes it much easier for travelling in High Season.

Notes on prices:
All prices fully inclusive. We can accept payment in Euros, GBP or US$

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Les Vallons is our home and we have chosen to decorate and furnish it to a very high spec so that it does not have the appearance of the usual rental property. The house has been beautifully designed by an Italian architect but it is clad in attractive local stone so that it has the feel of a Provencal mas. It works well as one house but can easily be adapted to house 2 families who want to holiday together. It offers complete peace and tranquility. It is in a wonderful position with fantastic views and surrounded by 9 acres of our own grounds. There is no greater stress buster than lying by the pool on a hot day or lingering over a long lunch with a glass of wine, gazing at the beautiful Luberon hills or strolling around one of the many nearby famous local hill villages.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom - bathtub, shower stall, twin washbasins & bidet. Study bathroom - Italian shower, WC & washbasin. Summer bedroom - shower stall, washbasin & WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms, all en-suite) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with queen-size bed. Study bedroom with twin beds. Summer bedroom with twin beds and separate private access. All bedrooms have beautiful views over the Luberon.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Les Vallons is perfect for those who wish to find peace and quiet in this beautiful region of France. The nearest villages, Murs is 15 minutes' walk away and offers a very good food/bread shop, hotel, restaurant, bar, post office and garage. We are less than 5 miles from Gordes (a very quick drive), while there is easy access to all the famous villages, towns, markets and other attractions of the Luberon, such as Menerbes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste and Oppede. Avignon, Orange, Arles, St Remy and Aix are all within easy reach, while it is only around one hour's drive to the coast. After the bustle of Gordes, it is a delight to relax in the tranquil surroundings of Les Vallons and many people stay there the whole time. It is however very easy to carry out one day or half day trips to the region's many attractions. There are also many excellent restaurants in the area, all typically within 10-20 minutes' driving time. Outside: The extensive 9 acres of grounds and private drive ensure privacy. There is a large mature garden with trees, shrubs and lawn, making it a delight to sit in the garden or by the pool. The private pool, which has just been completely re-built with new tiling and paved surround is large (12m x 6m) and is surrounded by paving, lawn and poolhouse - it has a pool alarm as an extra security measure.The pool is serviced weekly by an excellent local pool company. There is a full complement of sun loungers, towels and cushions. The poolhouse provides a very attractive shaded area for alfresco meals, with its own fridge, sink and built-in barbecue. The main terrace in front of the living room has ample shade protection and is ideal for eating outside. There are other terraces which are excellent for taking breakfast outside or watching the sun set. We provide a wide range of games, CDs and books for the use of guests, while the drive beyond the terrace is perfect for boules. Utility Room: Separate room, housing modern oil-fuelled boiler (so ample hot water, and underfloor central heating). There are two washing machines, clothes dryer, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided, including pool towels. There is a weekly cleaning service provided by our longstanding femme de menage. All heating and hot water is included in the rental. There is a phone available and wifi broadband. Other: The build quality is high throughout the house, with marble tiled floors, under floor central heating and high beamed ceilings. Care has been taken to take full advantage of the stunning views with large sliding picture windows opening on to the garden.

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