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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:
13 July, 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).

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Hill Top Stone House With Spectacular Views, Sleeping Up To 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 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: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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

OUTSTANDING STAY

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with stunning views.

Great village and unbelievable location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This villa in the hills of Provence is even more beautiful than the pictures. It is a peaceful sanctuary filled with everything you need to create an outstanding vacation for a family retreat or a gathering of friends. The villa is quite large and has a wonderfully equipped kitchen overlooking the beautiful mountains as a backdrop. The pool is a delight, especially after a day traveling to explore the area. The bedrooms and multiple baths are spacious and modern and allow a family to share the facilities with plenty of room for privacy.

Serena ensured a perfectly seamless transition to our home in France. She took time to email answers to any questions and responded to questions about the region which helped us plan our trip. Additionally, she left folders with information about markets, sites, and restaurants that assisted us. We used this information as a guide.

The location is perfect for seeing the many sites as well as exploring the markets. The town itself is very small-a delightful restaurant, a church and some homes as well as outstanding views, but its location to other areas of interest allows it to be a perfect place for a Provencal vacation. Additionally, it is only 10 minutes from a small town with grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries.

Serena ensured we had a local couple available in the event we had questions or needed anything done at the villa. They were absolutely delightful and despite our poor French speaking skills, we communicated with them and enjoyed the local experience.

I have used home exchanges in the past. Each has been a wonderful experience, but this home is one I would return to again and again. I would recommend this villa very highly. You will not be disappointed with any aspect of your France vacation by choosing the villa. In fact, the memories you create at La Roque will last a lifetime!! Enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee, Thank you for being such delightful guests- it sounds as if you fitted more into your trip than anyone who has ever stayed at La Roque! I hope you will return again as there is always more to discover, best wishes, Serena
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5

Magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

Having been back a couple of weeks , we have not stopped talking about our stay. The House is as good , if not better than the photos and with a view to die for. Lots of places to visit within easy reach and Serena's information pack was extremely fulsome , certainly worth visiting Les Ramparts restaurant , excellent food and views , especially lovely on the Terrace ( do book it gets busy). If you do want to have a drink and do not want to drive , try the restaurant 200 yds up the road ( not open every day ) , food excellent but wine a bit pricey. The house had all the facilities you could wish for and my wife and I and my family would recommend the house to anyone----Brilliant !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday and hope that you will come back to La Roque very soon, Best wishes Serena
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5

Family holiday in Blauvac

  • 5 of 5

The property is really beautiful, very nicely decorated, great kitchen and wunderful Garden with terrasses and swimmingpool. The surrounding is excellent for Bike-riding, walking and there are lots of lovely markets to visit and great restaurants. The owners are very hospital. We had a wunderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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
 
high season
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 7 nights
£3,400
 
 
mid season
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
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

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