Provence, France

  • 12
  • 6
  • 5
  • Beautiful views of Luberon valley
  • Close to exclusive Gordes
  • Stylish and spacious interiors
  • Private heated swimming pool

On the outskirts of one of France’s prettiest villages, in this traditional and spacious Provençal-style hilltop home, you’ll find all the pleasures of rural life on your doorstep in the exquisite Luberon Valley.

The warm ochre of its stone walls blends seamlessly with the landscaped garden, the verdant pastureland beyond and the distant Alpilles. Living spaces are bright and airy with contemporary furnishings and neutral décor.

A covered terrace is a lovely spot for al fresco dining, around which children will enjoy playing on the manicured lawns and in the heated swimming pool at the bottom of the garden. And there’s plenty more besides to keep the whole family entertained: complimentary access to the local tennis club, bike hire and horse riding, nature trails and heritage walks, 9 and 18-hole golf courses all within a short drive. A leisure lake for swimming and sailing lies 21km away and a clutch of sandy, rocky and shingly beaches are reached within a 75-minute drive.

The local area

You’re also just 6km from Gordes, an exceptional village arranged in tiers around the Renaissance château at its summit and listed as one of the most beautiful in the country. Abandoned for many years, its resurgence is still reminiscent of a forgotten past, even at its most alive on market days. The home of one of the most photographed monuments in Provence, the 12th-century monastery, Abbaye de Sénanque, is a feast for the eyes, particularly when the lavender fields are in bloom during June and July.

The Luberon mountains in central Provence are an area of charming hilltop villages, especially along the verdant northern slopes overlooking colourful plains of olive groves, cherry orchards, and pastureland. Roussillon, built in the local ochre stone, commands views as far as Mont Ventoux. Ménerbes has a colourful history and was home to Picasso and de Stael. The dramatic site occupied by Oppède-le-Vieux lay abandoned for years; the village has come back to life but still retains a haunting sense of a vanished past.



  • 6 bedroom house (sleeps 12)

Ground floor

  • Living room with fireplace (wood supplied), leads to covered terrace
  • Dining room, leads to covered terrace
  • Study/TV room
  • Well-equipped kitchen with full oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, coffee maker, kettle and toaster 
  • Twin air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC, French doors to terrace
  • 2 twin air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Shower room with WC
  • WC

First floor

  • Master double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC, French doors to private terrace
  • Twin air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom with WC


  • External access only
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Separate WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative 
  • Air-conditioning in all 5 bedrooms in the main house
  • Heating (cost varies according to season)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 2 cots (linen supplied) and 2 highchairs
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV, DVD and CD players
  • Alarm
  • Fans
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis
  • Boules
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Dining terraces
  • WC by pool
  • Private swimming pool 13m x 6m (depth 1.2m – 2.5m) with electric security cover, Roman steps, pool can be heated to 27°C weather permitting (€320/week), open mid-April to mid-October
  • Complimentary access to local tennis club
  • All twin bedrooms can be made up as doubles (please request preference at time of booking) 


  • 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.


  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Cleaning 4 hours per week included (for bookings of more than 1 week)
  • Additional cleaning €15 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
  • Cook (on request)
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Getting there

  • Airports

    Avignon 27km
    Marseille 73km
    Nîmes 90km
    Montpellier 104km      
  • TGV stations

    Avignon 36km
    Orange 57km
    Miramas 58km
    Aix-en-Provence 77km
    Nîmes 79km
    Arles 86km


  • Restaurants (Coustellet) 6min drive
  • Shops (Coustellet) 6min drive
  • Gordes 13min drive
  • Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 20min drive
  • Avignon 45min drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr drive


Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Avignon 27km/25min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
Southampton Flybe Saturday All season
Birmingham Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep

Marseille 73km/55min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 21 Apr - 1 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season

Nîmes 90km/1hr 10min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Luton Ryanair Saturday All season

Montpellier 104km/1hr 40min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday 30 Jun - 1 Sep

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There’s no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the boutiques, chic cafés and flower markets of elegant Aix-en-Provence or wandering the cobbled streets of the beautiful hilltop village of Gordes. And in Provence the past is ever-present in Tarascon’s Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic influences and the Roman amphitheatre in Arles.

Introduce fragrant fields of lavender, rolling hills and the red salt lagoons of the nearby Camargue National Park and before you lies a holiday destination to rival any other, complemented by our selection of handpicked luxury villas to help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.

Read more on our Provence region page

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