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Hill Top Stone House With Spectacular Views, Sleeping Up To 10

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Blauvac, Carpentras, Nr. Avignon, Vaucluse, France

La Roque has five bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms.The main bedroom and bathroom are accessed via their own private staircase. It has a king size double bed and floor to ceiling picture windows opening on to its own private terrace from which you can enjoy the stunning views.In the main house there are also three further bedrooms with twin beds each with its own bathroom. There is a separate gite very close to the main house which has its own bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/sitting room (with an extra sofa bed). In the main house there is a large sitting room with three sofas and a real fire. There is a separate library with television (including free view with BBC etc, DVD player etc), books and lots of games for your children. The kitchen has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the view so is beautifully light and airy. Separate utility room off the kitchen with washing machine and separate drier. La Roque is set in 2 hectares of olive grove and woodland.


Owner
Serena White
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Serena White

I've been going to this village for the last 40 years. My parents have a house at the other end of the village and in 2010 I had the opportunity to buy the house that I used to go and pick cherries and apricots at when I was a child. I am a publisher of restaurant guides and have always loved food and cooking and there is nowhere like provence for finding the freshest ingredients at anytime of year. I also love cycling and this is a cyclists paradise. Where you want a short half an hour or a more challenging stage of the Tour de France - they are both on your doorstep. Wine lovers will also be in heaven - and those looking for antique or flea markets, you have come to the right place!

Serena White purchased this house in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic house, garden and pool. House very clean and well maintained with fresh linen and towels. Owners took great care to make sure we got safely settled in with all we needed. So much to do around with great walks, cycling and local markets. Day trips to Avignon, Pont de Gard and Fontaine de Vaucluse were excellent. Local wine, food and friendly locals all fabulous. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Blauvac in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc, 2 basins. En-suite bathroom to bed 2 with bath, 2 basins, wc, shower over bath. En-suite bathroom to bed 3 with bath, basin, wc, shower over bath. En-suite bathroom to bed 4 with bath, basin, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom(with separate shower and bath). Bedroom 2 with twin beds and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom3 with twin beds and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 4 with twin beds and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 5, in gite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: The heated, salt water swimming pool has an electric cover and stone steps going into it. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room off the kitchen with washing machine and separate drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, including swimming towels, are included. Other: There is a separate gite very close to the main house which has its own bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/sitting room (with an extra sofa bed).

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Hill Top Stone House With Spectacular Views, Sleeping Up To 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Deeply relaxing with the best views

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect holiday spot. Perched on the edge of the village - but totally private, and with incredible views over the mountain & valley opposite. The pool was perfection - we all managed to switch off & totally relax by it, plus lots of shade & comfortable sunbeds.

The house itself is gorgeous; beautifully done, comfortable, clean & elegant. We had wonderful lunches & dinners under the shade of the mulberry tree, and beautiful sunsets over the valley. Location was lovely - the village is charming but also very close drive to amazing markets, hilltop towns and places to eat & drink

Overall, peaceful & beautiful

Serena was a fantastic host - lots of communication, answered all our questions quickly and helped us to find somewhere to stay on the drive over from the UK

We look forward to staying in this part of the world again and would love to return to Serena's house

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Penny, We are so thrilled you enjoyed your holiday and very much hope you will choose La Roque again. I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer, best wishes Serena
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful family villa.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your holiday at La Roque. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your summer, best wishes, Serena
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5

An idyllic house in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Blauvac is a hilltop village with stunning views north to the Mont Ventoux; and wooded hills and vineyards all around. The upstairs bedroom and its terrace has spectacular views - to be fought over. Beautiful views over the garden and pool and far beyond. The property is cared for by the obliging Hubert; though you have to get used to his Provencal accent.

The interior is spacious, very clean and comfortable with elegant furniture and decor. There is the full range of domestic equipment, including no less than 3 fridges. The listing descriptions were accurate; and Serena and Simon were most helpful if we had any queries while there.

Within easy range are fascinating places to visit - the large weekly market at Bedoin, the Nesque gorge with Monnieux at its head, with a nice restaurant, the hill town of Venasque with its excellent restaurant, Les Remparts, the stately hill town of Gordes, the mediaeval town of Pernes les Fontaines, the peaceful monastery of Senanque and much else.

There are convenient shops and services at nearby Mazan. Blauvac has its own small restaurant within walking distance, La Calade, with a good new chef. You don't need to drive back afterwards.

We spent so much time enjoying ourselves that we never unpacked our jigsaw puzzles. A wonderful stay. We would warmly recommend La Roque.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house with the most spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing holiday at La Roque. We were three different generations so it worked brilliantly as my parents could have their own separate area up the main staircase whilst the rest of the family were in rooms on the other side of the house. My teenage kids were delighted to have a completely separate space in the gite.

The views from the house and pool completely blew us away. The terrace, with its stunning Mulberry tree providing loads of shade, was where we ate all our meals and is conveniently located right next to the kitchen. There are sliding picture windows in the kitchen which means the inside and outside merge together seemlessly and makes catering for a large number very easy. There is a large gas BBQ which we made good use of. As well as a large sitting out area with a U-shaped sofa.

The rooms are beautifully decorated. There was everything we needed including hairdryers. The master bedroom has its own beautiful terrace looking over the view and swimming pool.

We loved the area - loads to do. Lots of markets, cycling, sight-seeing and wine tasting. Everything you could wish for in a provencal holiday. We could not recommend La Roque more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

OUTSTANDING STAY

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with stunning views.

Great village and unbelievable location.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An well appointed house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very welcoming with all the items you would find at home. Great views from the house and a pool to cool down in. The area around had lots to see and the house book was excellent in detailing both the house, local restaurants ( the one in the village we visited twice because of the welcome and quality of the food), walks and comments on the various towns and villages to visit. We stayed as a group of four couples and with all four rooms having en -suites there was no queueing for the bathrooms!! An excellent choice of house.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
122 Kilometres
Marseille Provence Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Blauvac
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Saumane-de-Vaucluse
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Carpentras
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Blauvac
Nearest Beach
115 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Nowhere in France beats Provence for the food and its markets. Markets can be found every day of the week. From the large market at Carpentras (Friday) to the smaller, more intimate market at Pernes les Fontaines (Saturday). Wines lovers have the full bodied wines of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Seguret, Sablet and Rasteau to visit as well as the sweet wines of Beaumes de Venise and the more famous Chateuauneuf-de-Pape. La Roque is within striking distance of the main cultural and touristic sights of true Provence. Avignon, with the Palais des Papes and famous bridge (30 minutes). Excellent Roman remains and amphitheatres can be seen at Vaison La Romaine, Orange and Arles. The wonderful university town of Aix en Provence is only 45 minutes away. Sault, the centre of lavender in France cultivation (30 minutes). The Abbey de Senanque (30 mins) is one of the finest Cistercian Monasteries in France. Enjoy the antique market at L’Isle de la Sorgue (20 minutes).

Travel:

Marseille airport is 1 hour 10 mins.

Montpellier airport is 1 hour 30 mins.

Avignon airport is 40 mins ( same for Avignon TGV station).

Car hire is recommended.

Distances:

Mazan, our nearest town, is 12 mins away.

Carpentras, our nearest large town, is 22 mins away.

Orange is 40 mins.

Isle sur la sorgue is 25 mins.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Blauvac, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
standard rate
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 7 nights
£3,400
 
 
mid season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
standard rate
30 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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