About the property
- Studio322 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Light & airy studio for two
Newly converted, quiet and secluded studio for two in the heart of a picturesque Provencal hilltop village. The studio has a stunning view of the Luberon hills. There is a pretty private terrace and access to a large garden with a hammock and sun loungers.
The studio has been completely renovated in 2014 to a high standard. It is situated behind the owner's property but quiet, secluded and private. It's 30m2 (323 sq ft) with a separate bathroom.
It is light and airy with two huge windows. One opens onto the private, jasmin scented terrace with table and chairs and two Lafuma armchairs. The other opens entirely to give a 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft) opening onto a beautiful view of the Luberon.
The kitchen is compact but well equipped with an oven, a 2 ring ceramic hob, a micro-wave, a large fridge with a freezer compartment and a dishwasher. There is a Weber gas barbecue for guests' exclusive use.
Guests have access to the greater part of a large terraced garden with two sun loungers and a hammock for their private use. There is also an outside shower for cooling off after sunbathing.
Goult is still one of the lesser known hill-top villages of the Luberon and retains a great deal of its charm. The Café de la Poste is one of the liveliest in the area and is 2 mins walk from the property. However, even when it's busy, you can't hear it from the studio. The village also has a butcher, a baker, a hairdresser, a grocer/green grocer, a post office, a tourist information centre, a beauty and well-being centre, gift shops, a dentist and a number of restaurants. All accessible on foot. Thursday is market day in the village. The doctor is 1km (1/2 mile) away in Lumières.
Buses run to/from Avignon TGV station to Lumières.
From Marseille/Provence airport, you take a shuttle bus to Vitrolles and then a train to Cavaillon. Then bus from there to Place St Pierre, Goult. (Or rent a car)
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Ailie Collins
Me… I’m called Ailie and I’ve lived in the Luberon since 1990. I’ve worked part-time for author Peter Mayle since 1992 but, amongst other things, I’ve also taught English, set up a gift shop and given tastings in a winery, run a corkscrew museum, worked in a restaurant, been part of a catering company and done a degree with the Open University. I enjoy walking and I’m passionate about food.
Ailie Collins purchased this Studio in 2006
Why Ailie Collins chose Gordes
I lived in a big house in a pine wood for 17 years. My children grew up and left home so I downsized and moved to a village. I love being in a village.
What makes this Studio unique
I never tire of the view. The morning light, the evening light... the changing seasons. My house is in the village but it's incredibly quiet and not overlooked with a really stunning view. It's also downhill from the café.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Bright, clean and well-appointed!
The Studio is comfortable with everything we needed and then some. Ailie’s binder with instructions for heat/AC, TV, grill, gate, outdoor lights, etc. was very helpful. In addition, she provided maps and brochures of local towns/attractions that were helpful for itinerary planning. The view from the large door wall is magnificent! The area of the Luberon is wonderful with all it’s little villages and daily markets, but Goult is especially compact with cafe, restaurants, grocer, bakery, butcher, wine shop, pizza shop, etc. It’s a closely secret, so SHHH! Don’t tell anyone!
We stayed in this studio for a week and can really recommend it.
The studio is very clean, fully equipped and furnished with attention to detail.
The private parking is just in front of the house.
The garden and surroundings are beautiful.
Our host Ailie was very friendly and helpful, it was a real pleasure to meet her. Thanks again for our welcome gift, a bottle of wine in the fridge and thank you so much for your hospitality.
We hope to return soon
A perfect retreat.
The studio had everything we needed for our 2 week stay. It is so convenient for the beautiful, welcoming village of Goult where you will find everything you need. The surroundings are stunning and returning to the studio after a day's sightseeing is delightful. To wake up in the morning and take in the view is wonderful. Ailie has made a superb job of the conversion and the garden is the icing on the cake. We can't wait to return!
Wir waren zum dritten mal hier und können wiederholt sagen:
Gute Lage, sauber, sonnig....klein aber fein!
Ailie ist sehr sympathisch, hilfsbereit und unkompliziert
Modern, private, comfortable studio with great views nestled on hillside in the village of Goult
We just returned from a trip to the Luberon region in the south of France, where we stayed at the Goult Studio, recently renovated by Ailie Collins , in the village of Goult. The Studio meets all expectations and requirements for a two week stay. The style is comfortably modern, with tile floors throughout. The bathroom has a great walk-in shower, farm sink, plush towels, (hairdrier), and a clean, pleasant look. There is a very comfortable king size bed with nice duvets and pillows. The sitting area has two comfy chairs for reading, and open sliding doors looking out over a commanding view of the valley and the Luberon hills in the distance. Adjacent is a table with two chairs in the kitchen area, a two burner stove and microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and all the equipment to prepare a meal. Ailie has thought of everything you might need. There is a patio with table and chairs just outside the door, as well as another terrace with chairs and great views down some easy stairs, on the hillside in front.
Ailie's house is right next door and her presence, fluency in french & english, and knowledge of the town and surrounding area is a comfort when one is a "newcomer" The degree of privacy cannot be overstated: we felt very left alone unless we needed her help or suggestions.
The town is lovely, easily walkable, and with a great boulangerie/patisserie, butcher shop, cheese shop, grocerie with fruits & veggies, and several restaurants. The Bartavelle Restaurant was our favorite - with great food, efficient & kind service, and a relaxing setting in a stone vaulted room.
The surrounding hill towns which include Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, and far too many to name, are all easily accessible , with beautiful views and nice restaurants for lunch or dinner. There are "marches" everyday day of the week - somewhere! Aix en Provence, Avignon, and Marseille are also nearby making the Goult Studio a centrally located base from which to venture in any direction.
Ailie's website is an accurate portrayal of the Studio and you will not be dissappointed. A very good choice!!
Paradise in Provence
Modern, private, romantic, gorgeous view and stocked with all of the essentials, including a barbecue. Perfect for couples. Ailie is a wonderful host; never intrusive. Goult, as we discovered, is somewhat of a destination for foodies. Great restaurants in this tiny village along with a butcher, boulangerie and a Thursday market where 'the fish lady' sells her extremely popular bouillabaisse-style fish soup. Get there early. Plenty of walks, driving and hiking opportunities to nearby villages, many of which are recognized among the most beautiful in France. Would not hesitate to stay here again.