Le Mas du Luberon

Provence , France

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The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
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  • Sought-after Luberon location
  • Superb formal gardens
  • Tennis court
  • 15m heated pool
  • Air conditioning in 7 bedrooms

Something to celebrate? Whether it’s a big birthday, a family milestone or just the very great pleasure of France with friends, this magnificent mas located between Gordes and Roussillon is an impressive and unique base to create some truly magical holiday memories that will linger well beyond your week or two in the glorious Provençal sunshine.

The house is vast, built in a u-shape around a central courtyard graced by a 100-year-old plane tree. The building itself is older still, dating back to the 18th century, when size really was everything and the 750m2 footprint would leave no one in any doubt as to the status of the fortunate owner. Yet despite the proportions, there’s nothing overly ostentatious about Le Mas du Luberon (well, if you discount the helipad perhaps!) and what awaits you here is an elegantly informal mix of local antiques and contemporary artworks set against a generous sprinkling of original features. It’s a place to spread out and feel at home; with eight en-suite bedrooms extending over two separate wings and a guest annexe, there’s room for all of you to carve out your personal time and space as needed. And whatever your holiday pleasure, this house has it covered, with a library, separate children's lounge, a piano and a games room.

Outside, the scale continues to impress. There’s a dash of Bridgerton-style flamboyance to the 5000m2 of stunning, rose-filled formal gardens and gravelled alleys, and for those less romantically minded, there’s a fabulous, heated swimming pool and private tennis court. Summer living could not be easier, with a large pool house, boules court and plenty of shaded seating areas for a family meal or a bottle or two of the many excellent Luberon wines. The mas and grounds are immaculate thanks to the local caretakers who live discreetly in their own house on the estate, leaving you free to live like the gentry who would once have called this gracious place home. And if the grandeur of your surroundings makes you feel like a little extra pampering, you can pre-book a range of indulgent extras, from daily bread delivery to a private chef, personal trainer or bespoke wine tour around the glorious Luberon valley.

 

Local area

The Luberon is full of gorgeous hilltop towns and villages, and two of the most famous – Roussillon and Gordes – are within a 10 to 15-minute drive. The red hues that give Roussillon its name are due to the ochre deposits on which it sits in the foothills of the Vaucluse mountains, making for an incredibly picturesque little spot. You won’t have to drive far to find stunningly photogenic lavender fields either, especially if you’re here between June and August when the flowers are at their height, and the quaint lavender museum at Coustellet (20mins) is well worth a visit. Gordes is a delightful must-see, albeit a busy one in the main season, when you might decide to stop on the way at nearby Joucas, where the honey-gold houses and vineyard views are just as pretty as its celebrity neighbour down the road. You’ll find a market within half an hour or less on every day of the week, the perfect spot to stock up on French goodies to enjoy in the majestic privacy of Le Mas du Luberon.


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Accommodation

Layout

  • 8 bedroom house (sleeps 16)

Ground floor

  • Living room with home cinema screen, Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker
  • Kitchen-breakfast room with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, standalone fridge, microwave, oven, hob, coffee maker and separate pantry
  • Dining room with table for 16
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Children's space with lounge and second kitchen
  • Games room with table tennis, table football and fitness equipment
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room NB no air con
  • 2 x WC

First floor

  • Air-conditioned bedroom (two sets of bunk beds) with en-suite bath and shower room
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bath room (accessed via staircase)
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (200cm bed) with dressing area, TV and en-suite bath and shower room
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (180cm bed) with TV and en-suite bath and shower room. Please note stairs in this room lead to a closed off attic.
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room

Annexe

  • Ground floor studio room accessed via the courtyard
  • Air-conditioned double bedroom (180cm) with en-suite bath room
  • Lounge area with pool table

General

  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 38000m2 estate with 5000m2 formal landscaped garden
  • Helipad
  • On-site car parking
  • Private heated swimming pool 15m x 10m with rolling electric cover and 12 pool loungers
  • Two gas barbecues
  • Outdoor dining area on shaded terrace
  • Astroturf tennis court (rackets and balls provided)
  • Boules court
  • Outside lounge furniture
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WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Services

  • Weekly linen change 
  • Cleaning 5 hours per day included Monday - Friday
  • On demand and must be booked in advance: croissants and bread delivery every morning in-villa chef, personal trainer, yoga, pilates, massage, delivery of hire bikes and wine tours
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Getting there

  • Airport

    Marseilles, 65min drive
  • TGV stations

    Avignon, 60min drive
    Aix-en-Provence, 70min drive


Location

  • Roussillon, 10min drive – basic shops and services
  • Restaurant (Joucas, Rousillon) 7-10 min drive
  • Coustellet, 20min drive – basic shops and services, bakery, deli, supermarket, market Sundays
  • Coquillade, 15min drive - bike hire

Flights

For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page.

A unique property. Exceptionally peaceful location and a luxurious, beautiful house. We loved it!

Mrs Linda Maw, September 2023

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There's no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the many Provençal villages with their cobbled streets and cafes. Hilltop towns glow in pale golden stone, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fields of fragrant purple lavender. From celebrated Gordes to charming Eygalières, each town has a market to help you discover local produce, or treat yourself to a long lazy lunch; from pavement cafes to Michelin stars, the midday meal in France is nothing short of an art form.

The cities of Avignon, Orange, Nîmes and Arles offer an architecturally rich and cultural day out but try to make time for lesser-known gems like Vaison la Romaine, Uzès and Ile sur la Sorgue for a less crowded but equally impressive picture of the history of the region.

A day at the beach is always an option but you can find other open water options closer to home, from child-friendly paddling in the River Gardon below le Pont du Gard, to kayaking down La Sorgue as it winds its way through the Luberon. Close to Avignon, Lac de Monteux has a lifeguarded beach and various water activities for all ages.

This is a destination to rival any other. Complemented by our selection of handpicked villas we can help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.


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