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

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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, with an olive grove and woodland.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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Speaks English, French

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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11 Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Somerset
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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5

Fantastic charming house and very well located

  • 5 of 5

Ideal home for two families. Spacious rooms with a bathroom each. Cozy living room with fireplace, practical kitchen with large dining table and beautiful view. Very well located for exploring the region. And, very important, especially sympathetic homeowner who helps you with any questions. It's like you feel at home ! We celebrated New Year,It was a excellent start for 2016 !!

Family Peeters - Antwerp - Belgium

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eels and Roel, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday at La Roque and very much hope you will visit again soon, Best wishes, Serena
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Hampshire
5

A wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful house. Everything was supremely comfortable with just the right amount of room for people to spread out and do their own thing or come together and enjoy, a real home from home! The pool was fantastic with a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere and glorious views from everywhere, even Mont Ventoux from the master bedroom! We would also highly recommend Sandrine’s cooking - she made us a really delicious meal for our first night!

We spent half our time in and half visiting the wonderful local towns including Vaison la Romaine, Bedoin, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Buis-les-Baronnies. It’s such a beautiful area, you would never run out of great places to go and Serena’s guide was very helpful. However, it was always great to come back to the peace of La Roque at the end of the day!

Our group of 7/8 have been holidaying together in France for the last 15 years and generally take a different house every year to discover and experience new places but we have had such a fabulous time this September that we have decided to book La Roque again for next year - we loved it so much!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such a good time and that you would like to book again for next year and look forward to welcoming you again to La Roque, Best wishes, Serena and Simon
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
standard rate
2 Oct 2016 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
mid season
7 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
high season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
mid season
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...

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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