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Gîte For 6 People Near Mont Ventoux, Pool, 3 Hectares Of Parkland & Fruit Trees



Updated: 16-Jul-2016
Gite in Malaucene, Vaucluse, Provence, France - Views Of Mont Ventoux, 20 Minutes Drive To Mont Ventoux Summit

The gîte of Le Mas de Maupas is the west wing of the main house. Situated in the valley between Malaucène and Suzette in 3 hectares of parkland, it is an ideal location for cycling, touring or simply enjoying the peace and beauty of the Vaucluse countryside. Wifi, bed linen, towels all included. The 3 bedrooms all have twin beds. Two of the rooms share a bathroom and have a balcony. The third bedroom has ensuite bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and because of the old, thick walls the gîte is always cool in summer. There is a small courtyard facing south next to the old well (still operational). A west facing covered terrace outside the salon is ideal for barbecues or sitting enjoying the views. To read reviews please connect to Trip Advisor (we have 5 stars).

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Jim and Annie Templeton started looking for a home in Vaucluse 7 years ago. We visited scores of properties over the next 6 years. We left the UK for good in 2010, closing our logistics business and Annie hung up her helmet and retired from motor racing. We finally found what we wanted in early 2012 when we first saw Le Mas de Maupas. Although the construction of the house was complete, the interior was a shell with no plumbing or electricity. Work started on the house in June 2012, we moved in to our accommodation in October 2012 and the gîte was completed at the beginning of August 2013. All the guests who have stayed have left good reviews (we have 5 stars on Trip Advisor) and we have very much enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. Sadly Jim died in November 2013 but he spent a wonderful year here at Le Maupas and he would be so pleased with the success it is currently enjoying.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

From BR:We were honoured to be the first guests of the Gites..I myself, my partner and our 15 year old daughter had a really great staying near Malaucene at Annie and Jim's place! a beautiful environment and a very nice house with lots of space for everyone ;meaning inside and outside.Such a nice view..The gite is lovely :restaured rooms en new build space to let you feel comfortable in a lovely house.Annie and Jim are very nice hosts;they gave us the feeling of being welcome!Annie took the time to give us al the information we want and she knows al lot to tell about the area.Chapeau for le Mas de Maupas! We will certainly return!

From PH: The house of Annie and Jim Templeton is in a quiet valley, 2 kms from Malaucene. Malaucene is a nice village with a local market, several restaurants (menus for 13 euros) and of course is one of the ways to get on the Mont Ventoux. We greatly enjoyed our stay!
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From the Owner

We chose northern Vaucluse for many reasons. We have family with a vineyard close by so we had got to know the region well. Malaucène is an historic town and even in winter is busy with cyclists and tourists. Nearby Vaison la Romaine is a great culture centre with concerts and Art exhibitions and of course Avignon is only half an hour away. We have found the local people very friendly and welcoming. We are in a very quiet valley but it never feels remote. There are many scenic walks and villages to see. The views all round are wonderful and of course the weather isn't bad!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Avignon at 62 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Malaucene at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carpentras at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pont de l'Orme at 1.6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont Ventoux at 23 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Food in Provence is an inclusive experience of shopping, eating and cooking in Provence. The four day stay includes cooking demonstrations, buying ingredients in the local market, wine tasting and dinner in a local family run restaurant. The course is for 6 people only and is designed to be fun and instructive.


Avignon Airport: 50km (45 Minutes), Marseille Provence: 116 km (1 hr 20 minutes), Avignon TGV Rail: 45km

Nîmes & Montpellier airports are less than 2 hours drive

A car is highly recommended as the nearest town, Malaucène is 2 kilometres distance.


Malaucène: 2km, Vaison La Romaine: 8 km, Avignon: 40km, Orange: 40km

Further Details:

We are still working on the grounds and landscaping so not much planting is established yet, except for all the fruit trees which are abundant. But the because of the beautiful peaceful setting, this will not detract from your holiday!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can only be taken on this site

Changeover Day:
July & August changeover day is Saturday. The rest of the year is flexible.

Notes on prices:
July 1st 2017 - 1st Sept 2017 letting is from Sat pm - Sat am only. Please contact us for nightly prices out of Season (not July and August)
The deposit is is non-refundable.
Cancellation refunds: Up to 8 weeks no cancellation charge
4-8 Weeks 50% of the balance
Less than 4 weeks - No refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

A beautiful, tranquil spot with 3 hectares of parkland and fruit trees. There is and abundance of wild flowers, orchids, poppies, evening primroses to name but a few. There is a workshop/garage for cycles and any other equipment which needs to be stored under cover. We have a large barn which can accommodate precious cars if they need to be kept under a roof (your touring convertible won't suffer from the elements here!) The swimming pool faces Mont Ventoux and the experience of swimming is enhanced by the spectacular views all around.

Property Type

  • house


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with wc & italienne shower, 2nd shower room with wc & italienne shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Twin rooms, one en suite, +shower, basin & WC Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin bed, Bedroom 2 with twin bed & balcony, Bedroom 3 with twin bed & balcony


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has just been renovated and modernised to a high standard. The floor space is 100 sq m excluding balconies and terrace Outside: 3 hectares of parkland with many fruit trees, cherries, plums and figs. Covered terrace leading out from the salon with tables, chairs and barbecue, small courtyard leading out from the kitchen with tables and chairs. Swimming pool is 10m x 4m and is shared with the the owners. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and replaced once a week. Other: Garage/workshop to store or fettle with equipment.

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