Villa Rose

Provence, France

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Exceptional Provençal-style villa
  • Attractive contemporary design
  • Breathtaking view of the Luberon
  • Enviable position close to Gordes

South-facing with pretty views across the Luberon and the Alpilles beyond, Villa Rose is furnished and equipped to the high levels more usually found in a permanent home, making it a very comfortable, three-bedroom base for a family or perhaps two couples. The floors are tiled and the ceilings are beamed, in keeping with an old Provençal mas, but the house has been given a 21st-century twist with bright colours and contemporary design.

Outside, the feel is more traditional, with a sunny pool terrace overlooking a timeless Luberon landscape of vineyards, farmland and distant hills. You’ll probably end up spending most of your time here as the fully equipped poolside kitchen has everything you need from bottle opener to barbecue, whilst the views provide ample nourishment for the soul. The gardens are laid out on several levels, with grassy spaces for children to play on and plenty of shady corners to curl up with a book. It’s easy to get out and about however; gorgeous Gordes is only eight kilometres away, while Coustellet, with its handful of shops, restaurants and a renowned museum documenting the history of lavender growing, is under ten minutes in the car.

The local area

Situated close to the heart of the Luberon lavender growing region and close to delightful Provençal towns including Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Roussillon and Lacoste, this region provides a feast for all the senses. Well-known highlights such as Gordes, the much photographed Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque and the charming town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are all within about 15-40 minutes’ drive. There are plenty of less well known gems too, such as hilltop Goult (5km), not to mention the numerous vineyards open for visits and tastings. You can play tennis on local courts nearby (5km), or tackle 18 holes at the Golf de Saumane (20km). For serious cyclists, the Mont Ventoux provides a memorable challenge, or you can cheat a little and take the car up for some superb views over the green and gold patchwork landscape.

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  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 6)

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Air-conditioned sitting room/dining room, opens onto a veranda/solarium
  • Fully equipped kitchen includes ceramic hob, electric oven, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Laundry room
  • WC

Lower ground floor

  • Air-conditioned double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Double room (160cm bed)
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Satellite TV, Blu-Ray and DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Table tennis
  • Boules court
  • Poolhouse with large Summer kitchen, barbecue, shower, WC
  • Private swimming pool 11m x 5m (depth 1m – 2.5m), electric security cover
  • Some drops and low walls in the garden
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  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for stays of two weeks or more
  • 3 hours cleaning per week plus end of stay clean included
  • Cook available on request
  • Services payable locally
  • Heating not included in April, May and October (€300 if requested)

Getting there

  • Airports
    Avignon 26km
    Marseille 73km
    Nîmes 103km
    Montpellier 127km
  • TGV stations
    Avginon 37km
    Orange 55km
    Arles 62km
    Aix-en-Provence 84km 
    Marseille 89km

Access times

  • Check in time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Arrival time: 7pm – 9pm at a supplement
  • Check out time: 10.00am


  • Restaurant (Les Imberts) 6min drive
  • Shops (Coustellet) 8min drive
  • Gordes 15min drive
  • Avignon 50min drive
  • Marseille airport 55min drive


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.

Marseille 73km/1hr drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Southend Ryanair Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Friday/Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 28 Apr - 10 Oct
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season

Nîmes 103km/1hr 15min drive

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

Montpellier 127km/1hr 45min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday 23 Jun - 29 Aug
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season

Customer feedback

We have enjoyed a lovely couple of weeks in the area and very much enjoyed Villa Rose. Lots of beautiful villages and markets to see. We particularly loved Ménerbes, Oppede-le-Vieux and Gordes. We spent an enjoyable time kayaking and visiting markets.
Annemieke, Mark & Clara – August 2019

This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel and we will definitely be using them again in the future. Villa Rose more than met our expectations – well positioned to explore the Luberon, very well equipped, clean and spacious and with a gorgeous pool and outlook. The Simpson Travel representative, Sarah, provided us with invaluable, practical support during our stay; and the local agent was always on hand providing friendly unobtrusive support if required.
Quentin & Sue Smye – August 2018

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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.

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