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Upon entering the front gate of the property, guests immediately feel the ambiance of peaceful space and privacy. There is a true Provencal spirit here planted within the trees, plants, flowers and fragrances.
When welcomed into the entry of the stone farmhouse, our guests are impressed by the size of the house, the high ceilings and the quality of the renovation.
The ground floor hosts a masterpiece fireplace facing a large beautiful sitting area, a large dining room opening on the South terrace, a kitchen with air conditioning opening on the pool and pool house area, as well as a second sitting room. A wonderful large bedroom opening onto the entrance hall has easy access throughout this ground floor level, and benefits from its own spacious en-suite bathroom. This room is perfect for anyone less inclined to stairways.
An impressive stone staircase leads to the first floor, where a mezzanine guides you to four large private bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The Master bedroom has a dressing room and is connected through the bathroom to a smaller bedroom, very convenient for children. The three additional private bedrooms have views upon the beautiful gardens.
Outdoors, you'll find the summer kitchen and comfortable west-facing lounge area around the pool to offer an ideal space for enjoying long days of relaxation, as well as evening aperitifs and dinners encompassed by the nature of Provence.
This renovated farmhouse truly exudes the essence of the region.
6 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 12
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 5m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm
Salt water System: No
Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: The pool and pool house are wonderful places to play or relax. Flowers and fragrances abound.
End of stay cleaning is included in the rental fees as well as intermediate cleaning. Please inquire for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Did the villa meet your expectation?
Better than what I expected
We expected it to be wonderful and beautiful and it was both! Extraordinary = beautiful furnishings and decor. Beds were comfortable. A couple of things needed fixing and the owner took care of them immediately. She was lovely and attentive.
How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
The owner was lovely and attentive but not in our way.
How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa
The villa was very very clean.
If you booked a chef or tour services, what was your experience?
Both of our chefs (Marie and Boris) were excellent.
Overall how would you rate this villa?
Please detail what would have made your stay even better:
We loved it all. Nothing could have been better.
I would highly recommend this villa for a large group. All of the bedrooms are large and comfortable. The entire house is beautiful as well as the grounds. Also the location is perfect for running into Gordes for a dinner if you wish.
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Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. chef Sophie, perfect service
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Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. being with the family, in this lovely house
|Closest Village||Gordes||3 KM||1.86 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Goult||5 KM||3.1 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Ménerbes||7 KM||4.34 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Bonnieux||15 KM||9.3 mi||Map||Village Info|
Bastide de l'Estellan is set in the Gordes countryside, about three kilometers from the village and within easy reach of the villages of the Lubéron so adored by travel writers - among them Ménerbes, Lacoste, Goult, Bonnieux and Roussillon. Beaumettes and Coustellet, small villages with a variety of shops, are less than ten minutes by car. The property is likewise well located for excursions beyond the Lubéron. Aix-en-Provence lies to the south, the Cotes du Rhone wine-producing region to the north, and the villages and restaurants of the Alpilles region to the southwest. The historic town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, once a center of the Provençal silk trade and now home to more than 200 antiques dealers and Provence's best-known open-air market, is a drive of less than 15 minutes, is the center outside Paris of antiques dealing.
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
The Luberon villages and countryside, restaurants and cafés, route des vins, ...
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Coustellet
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Saturday: Apt, Menerbes
Within Walking distance
The small winding roads bordered with dry stone walls, and the beautiful provencal landscape. Riding bikes (electric bikes) is a treat in Provence.
A large store "Super U" has been built recently in Coustellet, at only 5 minutes' drive.
Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.