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Charming village house with large plunge pool and stunning views of the Luberon

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 21 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Goult, Vaucluse

Maison Du Four occupies a prime position in the heart of the delightful conservation village of Goult, one of the Luberon’s most atmospheric settings.

A former bakery, this ancient house has been carefully restored over several years to provide a mix of comfort and character that make it a perfect base for a Provencal holiday. Replete with original features, from the oversize stone fireplaces to the exposed oak beams, the house stands as one of the most distinctive addresses in the area.

The house is comprised of two bedrooms and two living rooms, along with kitchen, dining area, and utility room. The second living room, which leads directly onto the terrace, has the option of becoming a third double bedroom for the duration of the stay.

Located near the top of the village, adjacent to a charming public garden and reached via a no-through road, Maison Du Four offers a wonderful sense of peace and quiet, while being only a few steps from the many amenities that the village provides.

Goult is a perfectly preserved medieval village that surely must rank among France’s most beautiful. Dominated by the seventeenth century chateau, its winding lanes and stone-hewn alleyways provide a magical setting for a holiday. Crucially, Goult remains a bustling and vibrant working village. A weekly market in the main square offers a wonderful place to stock up on local produce, while the village shop, baker’s, butcher’s and deli will provide all you need to cook up incredible meals back at the house.

If you’re looking to eat out, then the village provides several options. The popular café attracts crowds from across the region, drawn to its French classics served in the sun-drenched main square. Nearby is the Auberge de la Bartavelle, offering exquisite fine dining in tasteful surroundings. In addition, a handful of brasserie-style restaurants mean that you will never be short of dining options in the village. The surrounding area is littered with fantastic options from Michelin starred establishments to simple, rustic gems.

More Details

Property Manager
Julian Harvard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2017

About Julian Harvard

We are a professor of medicine and a psychotherapist from north London. We have been enjoying the maison du four with our family for almost three decades and continue to come every year with our sons and their children.

Julian Harvard purchased this house in 1987

Why Julian Harvard chose Luberon

We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. When we first bought it, it was a complete ruin and we relished the opportunity to restore it to its former glory over time. We love the Luberon and this was the perfect base form which to explore it.

What makes this house unique

Nothing beats breakfast or drinks on the terrace, looking out over the Luberon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Goult in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    sitting room/third bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Access to terrace
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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Charming village house with large plunge pool and stunning views of the Luberon
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

A very happy holiday.

  • 4 of 5

The house is quaint and quirky. The pool was a delight.

The village is beautiful and unspoilt surrounded by many other medieval towns and villages which give the Bastide towns of the Dordogne a run for their money! The village bar is legendary apparently and the restaurants are excellent.

The Luberon Valley is beautiful and the French Riviera is within driving distance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this wonderful house in Goult. The weather was unseasonably hot for the first couple of days, so having the plunge pool and the outdoor sitting/eating area was a godsend. Loved being able to eat breakfast outside on the terrace, shaded with grape and wisteria vines. It felt very homely. Had all the amenities you could want. The village has everything you need for a relaxing break. Small shop and plenty of restaurants. Perfectly located to tour around the other villages and sights of the Luberon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Recent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the holiday very much. We are considering returning for our third year next year. Could you confirm availability and castings for a year in June 2018 please?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Lovely traditional house in a friendly interesting village

  • 4 of 5

We were warm and comfortable and the house is charming. It has no oven which was a little disappointing but the village cafes and restaurants were a great compensation. Thanks also for helpful instructions bs notes on the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful provençal village house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in 'la maison du four' for the whole of November. We often spend a month in the autumn in the south of France and this was the best property we have rented. The house is full of character and beautifully furnished, in a way which is appropriate to the environment, but also very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need, even for a long stay like ours. The terrace enjoyed several hours of sun even at this time of year and the view over the Luberon landscape was lovely. The views from the house windows down over the roofs towards the château were also charming. We enjoyed some lovely evenings in front of a roaring fire in the lounge as well.

The location is ideal - a short walk to the village centre which has everything you need, especially the friendly Café de la Poste, which really is the hub of village life. Another short walk takes you up to the windmill, from where there are spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and many footpaths leading off through the forested hills. The village of Goult is perfect for an autumn stay. It is a real village, rather than a tourist trap, but is still one of the most beautiful in the area. The house is also perfectly situated for visiting the area which is absolutely spectacular, particularly with the wonderful autumn colours everywhere. There are many restaurants in the area which are still open at this time of year, including the Carillon in the village, as well as a couple down in the valley at nearby Lumières. You really could not imagine a better place for an autumn stay in the south of France!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Week Stay in this Lovely Village House

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Julian for the chance to rent your Goult house in our stay in Provence. All we wanted was to stay in a small village in Provence so we could do day trips to other villages. This we did after meeting up with our daughter from London. It's always a challenge booking something from far away (New Zealand), hoping one's instincts are right about a place from just looking online, but they were! Julian's communications were very forthcoming and clear.

We had no trouble following his instructions getting into the house. Luckily our rental car was small as I wouldn't like to enter the village with a big car with the tiny roads and tight corners.

The house was a delight. We really enjoyed the plunge pool on the hot days and the village cat making itself at home on the terrace.

Next time we come (hopefully), we will stay longer and I will have learnt the language a little more so I can have conversations with the locals.


Frances and Barry

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cafe De La Poste
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
La Bartavelle
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Goult is one of several ancient hilltop villages in the Luberon and is a great base from which to explore them and the surrounding countryside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Goult, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Season
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Long Let
3 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

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