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This is an impeccably restored 18th century stone farmhouse on 10 hectares with sweeping views of the valley from its own secluded hilltop. Whether you are enjoying meals together on the terrace, or relaxing by the pool while children play in the garden, these views and peaceful surroundings are sure to be remembered for a lifetime.
Grounds: meticulously landscaped gardens of mature olive, almond, plane, quince, and fig trees with lush lavender, climbing roses, and box hedges. The shaded courtyard off the main living area serves as an outdoor dining room, and an additional side courtyard with an ancient well looks over a wide lawn, perfect for sunset croquet. The lower terrace features a vine-covered stone pool house and a private 6m x 12m mosaic pool.
Interior: Professionally decorated with comfortable, high quality furniture, art, and antiques. Features locally mined limestone floors, restored plaster walls, and open-beamed ceilings.
Lower level: large living room with grand fireplace and French doors opening onto main courtyard; gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art Paul Bocouse gas range, two ovens, dishwasher, and all dishes, implements and appliances; dining room with antique table seating 8; full bath and laundry; quiet study with antique desk and courtyard views; full ensuite guest quarters (queen bed/sleeps 2) with separate entrance and private courtyard.
Second level: master bedroom with king bed, double wardrobes and wonderful vineyard and valley views, a large shared bath/shower with double sinks and wc, queen size double bedroom with pretty balcony doors and sweeping views over the valley, two twin bedrooms plus additional modern shower room with walk in shower, sink and wc. All bedrooms also have access to an additional shower room on the ground floor.
Whether a small group, couples, or families of up to ten people, Les Vignes offers a perfect provençal holiday.
5 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 10
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 6m x 12m: 1m in the shallow end and 2.5m in the deep end.
Security (Fence, Alarm): Fenced with locked security gate.
Salt water System: Yes
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: 250 euro charge for pool heating applies before May 20 and after October 14.
Actual rates in US Dollars - please Inquire
3 hours maid service included (Wednesday and Saturday) Inquire for extra maid hours at 18 Euros per hour.
Inquire about discounts for long-term rentals. 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
The villa has been beautifully renovated and decorated. It is located amidst lavender fields, olive trees and grape vines. It is so quiet there. We also loved the pool for the warm afternoons.
Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, no issues
The house was easy to find because there was a “click here” to get the exact location. We used Google maps to get us to Goult and then followed the teardrop to the house location.
How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
The property staff were very prompt in responding to us. They allowed two people to arrive a couple of hours early and explained how the house works to them.
How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa?
None. The woman who came to clean midweek was lovely and did a great job.
Overall how would you rate this villa?
Our stay was perfect. When we left we all said want to come back. There are still many small towns nearby we did not see.
There were seven of us (all over 60) who stayed at Les Vignes. The beauty of the house, pool, gardens and surrounding area exceeded our expectations. The property is perfectly situated within Provence. There are so many beautiful villages within a 10-30 minute drive to explore.
We were there for a relaxing vacation so we had a leisurely breakfast each morning, drove to a nearby village to explore the towns and have lunch, return for a late afternoon swim and then eat dinner at home. Sitting at the table outside with candles lit in such a lovely setting was preferable to all of us rather than going out to a restaurant for dinner.
We all said we need to come back for two weeks next year.
Rental: Summer 2019
Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
Q. Please provide details
R. The directions provided were not as helpful as they could be. The directions included in the booklet found in the villa were excellent, perhaps they should be used for future guests.
Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Our stay was excellent thank you
Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. No, perhaps a few more coffee mugs would be useful
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. This was a fantastic villa, we will be back
Comfortable house, good garden and pool.
Areas for improvement:
We pre ordered groceries for our arrival at the villa but were only told on arrival that some groceries are always provided in the house, would have been useful to know this in advance.
Could benefit from an additional sitting area although gather the house has been sold now so this may not be as relevant.
We would recommended the company and chefs. Some menus that had been pre-ordered varied slightly on the day.
What star rating would you give Les Vignes? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 4
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 4
It was a lovely stay and our entire family of three generations all had a great time at Les Vignes. 5 out of 5 for both the property and Only Provence's seamless services throughout the process. Tara was very helpful and efficient as well. I have recommended both the property and Only Provence to my friends.
- What a wonderful vacation we had at Les Vignes, a relaxing and tranquil escape and perfect for a family vacation. We enjoyed the house, its seclusion, the beautiful setting.
- Only Provence has done a terrific job of curating a set of beautiful houses and offers prompt and helpful service both from John Dean and his staff, as well as local folks on the ground.
One thing I would highlight as a special part of our trip is the service we got from Tara. She was helpful, responsive (responded texts quickly), solved problems (issue with electrical light, changing pool temp settings, getting pool guy in quickly), offered suggestions (where to play tennis and lent us her personal racquets), and was honestly just pleasant and fun to interact with. It was approaching concierge-like service and, in my view. can make Only Provence special.
Areas for improvement:
Strongly recommend that you consider offering more concierge-like service. If you're not familiar with Inspirato (a vacation club) I'd encourage you to look into it. When you book a house with them they hook you up with a local concierge who:
- stocks your fridge with groceries
- leaves a gift at the house for kids
- gives suggestions of things to do and makes recommendations
- organizes daily cleaning service etc.
It is a truly distinctive service and all these service are included in the cost of the rental. An alternative for you could be to offer a "Premium service" where you pay $500 euros extra per week for inclusion of concierge-type services
I'd highly recommend Only Provence and have done so at least 5-6 times. I would certainly recommend the house and the reason I tried it in the first place is that one of our friends and your former customer recommended the house to house. We also used Chef Ronald for the second year and he created a magical performance.
What star rating would you give Les Vignes? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 4 (the master bedroom set up was a bit imperfect)
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5
Once again a wonderful stay at Les Vignes.
We were in heaven and really appreciated Tara's extra client service regarding the internet. We always feel very much at home at the house.
If you would like me to give the house a star rating it would obviously be a clear 5!
Only Provence 5!
I am considering renting the house once again next year - although I am not sure yet wether in July or August.
Would you already have some restrictions in your calendar for next summer?
Meanwhile I am sending you my warmest regards,
Dear Only Provence team
We recently spent 3 fabulous weeks at the Les Vignes villa, and just wanted to let you know how absolutely wonderful our stay was. The house and gardens and their location were all beautiful - perfect for us and our visiting friends and family.
We did lots of cooking in the excellent kitchen and spent lots of time sitting both outside and in, eating, drinking, talking, laughing, celebrating and relaxing. The location is perfect, both for visiting the many surrounding villages and for the beauty of the setting itself.
The on-the-ground team was also first-rate. Tara is the perfect manager - delightful and friendly but also very efficient and attentive. And the cleaners and gardeners were also excellent.
So, for us it was truly perfect, and we hope to return soon.
|Closest Village||Goult||2 KM||1.24 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Bonnieux||7 KM||4.34 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||9 KM||5.58 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Roussillon||9 KM||5.58 mi||Map||Village Info|
Within 30 minutes' walking distance of the charming medieval village of Goult, whose cobbled streets lead to several fine dining restaurants, an award-winning cafe, delightful shops , and a landmark 9th century church. In the Luberon region of Provence, which is where Peter Mayle wrote his 'A Year in Provence'. It is an hour north of Marseille and close to Avignon, Arles, Aix, Nimes, the Camargue, Orange, Mont Ventoux, St Remy and the Rhone wine trail. In summer there are art festivals everywhere, from the famous one at Avignon, to the international piano festival at La Roque d'Antheron, to small local events. Goult has the well-loved Cafe de la Poste in its square, which is where locals and visitors gather for a coffee or meal, some good restaurants, and small shops like a bakery, butcher and greengrocer. Just minutes from Gordes, Roussillon and Bonnieux.
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 Mountain Villages and Lavender fields
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin Saturday: Apt & Menèrbes
Within Walking distance
One and a half miles to the charming village of Goult and its shops, café and 4 restaurants. This is not considered to be close walking distance.
Local shops available on foot. Larger grocery stores within a 10 minute 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.