Exceptionally charming stone-built cottage with its own swimming pool and garden, just 3 minutes drive from the hill-top village of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France. South-oriented and situated in a very peaceful hamlet, this cottage is pleasantly and comfortably furnished, and has views beyond the garden of cypress trees on the foothills of the Luberon mountains. There is an open plan living room/dining room with big sliding glass doors opening onto a terrace and the swimming pool. The kitchen area is fully equipped. Nicely furnished double bedroom (160cm x 200cm) with climate control and an ensuite shower room with italian shower and wc. A baby bed is also available if needed. To visit: Gordes and the Bories village (5mn), Roussillon and its ochre-streaked earth (10mn), the Sénanque Abbey (15mn), hill-top villages (10mn), Avignon (30mn), Parc national des calanques by the Mediterranean Sea (1h30) ...
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- 6 Dec 2018
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Beautifully appointed hideaway with fabulous garden and pool - perfect for 2
What a amazing place Le Petit Bastidon is. Entry is via a gate in a wall - almost like entering the 'Secret Garden'. Every detail has been taken care of by the owners with well-thought out accommodation, a lovely swimming pool and a beautiful garden.
With sliding glass doors on both sides of the living area you have a view out to the garden, whatever the weather. The kitchen has everything you might need for stay and there's a decent sized dining table and a sofa for lounging. The bedroom is a good size, with air-conditioning, and the only thing that possibly could be improved is the bed and pillows which were a little uncomfortable. The shower room has been really nicely done although as it is a wet room, it would benefit from better ventilation. That said, we were there in October, and in damp weather, which probably didn't help!
Outside is fantastic with a number of different areas for sitting or lying - very thoughtfully planned and designed. We usually had breakfast on a little bistro table by the house and then moved to the more relaxed loungers by the pool when the weather allowed us. The pool is fabulous although we only braved it the once. The garden is so well looked after and there's a lovely herb garden which you can use if you're cooking a meal.
The owners were so welcoming and friendly, yet unobtrusive during our stay. Top marks to them all round!
As for the area, well, it's a complete delight. Everywhere you turn there's a beautiful view whether it's the hilltop towns of Gordes, Rousillon, Goult, Bonnieux or Menerbes. (we stumbled across several others too) or up to the mountains of the Luberon or Vaucluse. A day out in Avignon is a must and we also hiked the 'Mur de la Peste' in the Vaucluse with far-reaching views to Mount Ventoux.
All in all, a wonderful property in a wonderful destination for a week's holiday.
Dear Kate, Thank you very much for your nice review and for describing so well the charm of the cottage + garden. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and i was very pleased to welcome you in Gordes.
The bed is actually new with a semi firm mattress that most persons find comfortable; i am really sorry if you found it too firm or too soft. Regarding the shower room, the window + ventilation system + dry mode of the a/c are usually fine but you are right, it was unusually damp mid-October this year.
Many thanks again and best wishes!
Perfect spot to relax and enjoy a beautiful and interesting area of France
Le Petit Bastidon is a really private, tranquil spot in a great location for exploring the region. The garden and pool enjoy sunshine all day. Jean-Marie was extremely helpful in assisting with local knowledge and organising a Taxi to Gordes Resteraunts. The accomodation is very comfortable and well equipped, perfect for 2.
We have already planned to return next year.
Mary & Steve. UK.
Dear Mary, dear Steve, Thank you so much for your nice review, Best wishes!
A perfect spot for a week of tranquility
We stayed here for one week and loved this little gem of a property. Jean-Marie gave us a warm welcome and was exceptionally helpful in assisting us during our stay. The property was cosy and clean and exceeded our expectations. The peaceful pool and garden area are just lovely and we enjoyed every moment of our week spent here.
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to meet you. All the best!
Brilliant place for a couple near Gordes
Only have positive things to say about the accommodation and the owner Jean- Marie. The little house is very well equipped and the garden with all its sub sections is a gem. The sort of place we thought we could easily return to at some point. And it's well positioned to do a full tour of the Luberon and environs. We even had a nightingale to chirp us through the outdoor evenings. A perfect spot, despite the weather being unusually mixed in the first week of June.
The only negative which has nothing to do with place or owner was around the booking process and the mess created by the sister websites (Owners Direct and Home Away) only one of which was working properly when we booked. It made the payment process much more arduous than should have been expected.
It’s as charming as it appears in the photos.
Even in October when the weather was more moderate this cottage is lovely. It is private quiet well equipped if you want to stay in and cook and close (within 20 minutes) or whatever you need. The bed is comfortable, there is a folder explaining how to work all the appliances and enough space to relax.
Thank you so much! Hope your travel back home was save. Luc
Quaint cottage in a great location
Cute little cottage close to Gordes in the Luberon, easy access to the nearby area but far enough away to provide peace and quiet. Luc was very helpful and catered to our needs. Definitely recommended for a stay in Provence in the beautiful Luberon!
Many thanks Edward and Lauren, it was a pleasure to meet you. Have a safe trip back to Australia!
Gordes Luberon Vaucluse Provence