Mas des Bouillons

Provence , France

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  • Charming Provençal stone house
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Beautiful garden
  • Wonderful Luberon views
  • Gordes 8min drive

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If you were to draw a circle around the most charming villages in the Luberon, you’d find Mas des Bouillons almost at the centre of it. From famous Gordes to lesser-known gems like Goult and Oppède le Vieux, not forgetting the wine hub of Ménerbes, all the sights, stories and flavours of this endlessly appealing region are within easy reach.

The Mas is a beautifully restored property set into a lovingly-tended Provençal garden. The owner is a keen gardener who has filled her 1500m2 plot with carefully chosen native Mediterranean plants that scent and colour your surroundings all summer long. Beyond the traditional dry-stone walls are a cluster of half a dozen or so properties, and beyond them you’ll find Gordes (2km), packed with restaurants and cafes for every occasion from breakfast to blow-the-budget dinner. This beautifully photogenic old town does attract a fair number of visitors in the height of summer, but Mas des Bouillons sits just far enough away to escape the hubbub, offering peace and privacy within its thick, tawny walls. It’s a wonderfully relaxing base for a family, with a good-sized pool and air-con in the bedrooms to ensure everyone gets a decent night’s sleep. Three double bedrooms and a tastefully adult feel make it equally well-suited to two or three couples looking for high levels of comfort with a dash of authenticity.

Local Area

Gordes is just two kilometres away, listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages. All your local services are here, with far-reaching views of the Luberon landscape from its hilltop position. Many of the region’s most sought-after towns and villages are within a 5 to 20-minute drive, including Lacoste, Ménerbes and the red cliffs of Roussillon. The once-abandoned village of Oppède-le-Vieux is now flourishing once again and definitely well worth a look, not least for its dramatic hillside location.

Summers are long and golden, perfect for lazy pool days, but if you’re here in early or late season this is wonderful time to explore the myriad walking and cycling routes that cross the region. This part of Provence is hilly enough to challenge even on a short outing (and often features on the Tour de France circuit) so take your time and enjoy the sweeping views over olive groves, cherry orchards and charming hilltop villages. For younger adventurers there’s the Accrobranches forest park at nearby Lagnes, and if you want to capture some iconic Provençal shots, there’s nowhere more photogenic than the Abbaye de Sénanque, particularly when the lavender fields are in bloom during June and July.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Kitchen equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, hob, coffee maker; leads to terrace
  • Living room with Smart TV
  • Laundry room
  • WC

Upper floor

  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite shower room & WC
  • Twin bedroom (80cm beds that can be made as a double upon request) with en-suite shower room & WC
  • Twin bedroom (80cm beds that can be made as a double upon request) with en-suite shower room & WC

General

  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Complimentary WiFi (fibre)
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Open car parking for 2 cars
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Private swimming pool with electric cover, 10m x 4m (1.3m depth)
  • 6 pool loungers
  • Electric plancha barbecue
  • Shaded outdoor dining area
  • Please note: Care is needed on the internal stone staircase (see photograph)
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions for this property please click  here

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly clean and linen change

Getting there

  • Airport
    Avignon 40min drive
    Marseille 1hr 10min drive
    Nimes 1hr 20min drive

  • TGV stations
    Avignon 1hr drive

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.

Villa access times

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

Location

  • Restaurant (Gordes) 5min drive
  • Gordes town 8min drive
  • Coustellet (Basic shops, supermarket and bike hire) 7min drive
  • Beaches: Saintes-Maries-de-a-Mer and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer 1hr 30min drive

 


Flights

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Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

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    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    4.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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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