Villa Gusteau

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

Imagine relaxing on one of the many terraces with a glass of Côtes de Provence looking out towards the field of summer lavender, just a stone’s throw away from one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. This is Villa Gusteau, a charming and incredibly Provençal holiday home just a five-minute drive from the exquisite village of Gordes.

With space for up to 20 guests across various wings and a pretty cottage annexe, it’s a wonderful place for a group of friends or extended family. Gather in the main living room to sink back into a comfy sofa with its DVD library and books or spend time chatting over a glass of wine as you prepare feasts in the beautifully rustic kitchen leading out to a little terrace. A playroom gives younger guests extra space to relax whilst the spacious annexe lounge is another lovely place to unwind.

Choose between the many bedrooms scattered across the villa whether it’s the splendid master bedroom with its own sunny terrace, a characterful double under the exposed wood beams or one of the bedrooms off the courtyard or in the pretty annexe. Out of the ten main bedrooms, each has its own character and style and nine feature an en suite or private bathroom.

Set in an estate of over ten acres, discover the picturesque swimming pool, play a game of tennis on your private court, dine al-fresco cooking on the two barbecues or simply enjoy a morning coffee or evening aperitif from another tranquil spot across the gardens. To have your own lavender field is yet another enchanting feature of this gorgeous villa in Provence.

Head to nearby Gordes, just 3km away, and learn why it’s one of Provence’s most loved villages and don’t miss the weekly market on a Tuesday morning. View the iconic image of the lavender fields by the beautiful Abbaye de Sénanque or head further north to visit the famous lavender farms near Sault.

Cycle, hike or drive through the Luberon landscapes passing cherry orchards, dense woodland, farmland and vineyards, coming across some of the other archetypal perched villages of this region such as Ménerbes, Bonnieux and Roussillon. Peruse Farmer’s markets, antique shops or pottery studios and enjoy long lunches in a terrace café or winery.

Kayak down the Sorgue river, seek out tree-top adventure trails through the forests and visit historic towns and cities such as Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Rémy and Avignon in this captivating part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • In this large villa, the bedrooms can be found across two wings of the main villa, off the inner courtyard as well as in a separate cottage annexe – please see the ‘Features’ tab for further details of the varied layout.
  • Please note that this villa is best suited to older children due to the vast grounds with its various levels/steps and little stream just beyond the garden.
  • An English-speaking caretaker is quickly on hand to help if needed.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Tennis Court DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Main Villa Interiors

Main Floor (with steps)

-    Living room with sofas, TV and DVD player
-    Dining room with fireplace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including grange cooker with six burners, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, American fridge-freezer and doors leading loggia with countryside views
-    Downstairs lounge for children/play room
-    Master bedroom with double bed (1.8m wide) and doors leading to sun terrace (low walls) with a view. Bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and separate WC

Upstairs

-    Bedroom with double bed, space for extra single (for a child, on request) and own bathroom (downstairs) with bath, walk-in shower, two sinks and separate WC

Courtyard Bedrooms (downstairs from the main villa’s kitchen)

-    Bedroom with two double beds and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom (via steps) with twin beds, sink and WC (room ideal for children)
-    Children’s bedroom with bunk-bed and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and WC

Main Villa Separate Wing (with separate door)

Lower Floor


-    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Upstairs

-    Bedroom with double bed, space for extra single and partially open en suite bathroom with bath, overhead shower and double sink
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, overhead shower, sink and WC

Cottage Annexe Interiors (30m from main house, sloping ceilings)

-    Open-plan kitchen-diner and living area
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, sink and separate WC
-    Children’s bedroom with twin beds (found between above two bedrooms, small windows)

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool with safety gate/fencing  
-    Poolside area with sun-loungers and al-fresco dining area
-    Outdoor grill and Weber barbecue
-    Upper terrace
-    Annexe terrace (overlooking lavender field)
-    Steps/different levels
-    Tennis court (artificial grass)
-    10 acres of grounds including vineyard and lavender field
-    Open access to stream (just beyond the end of the garden)
-    Parking
-    Gated entrance

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi (excluding Cottage Annexe)
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    TV (with English-speaking channels)
-    DVD player and library
-    Hairdryer
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Gusteau
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Just set back off a quiet country road, reached via a tree-lined gated driveway, Villa Gusteau is set in 10 acres of wonderful grounds, only 3km from the heart of Gordes, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ in the Luberon region of Provence.

The perched village of Gordes is an absolute joy to explore with its narrow lanes, picturesque cafes, many restaurants and inviting little shops. As you look out from various points in the village the views of the Luberon hills are simply glorious. Visit the lovely market on a Tuesday morning in the heart of the old village where you can pick up all sorts of fresh regional produce and local crafts as well as lavender products of course!

Just outside of Gordes is the beautiful Abbaye de Sénanque, famously surrounded by fields of lavender in the summer (usually the end of June to early August). If you adore lavender, then you may also wish to drive up to the fields around Sault, around a 45-minute drive away, and visit one of the lavender farms or distilleries, many which offer guided tours. There’s also a Lavender museum near Coustellet, perhaps combine it with a trip to the village’s excellent Farmer’s market on a Sunday morning.

Of course, the Luberon offers yet more charming markets, enticing restaurants and a wealth of history across its many gorgeous villages and towns in places such as Ménerbes, Bonnieux, Apt, Roussillon and maybe even pretty Lourmarin to the south. Nearby L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is sure to enchant you with its antique stores and Sunday morning brocante whilst water lovers will adore kayaking along the Sorgue from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

Then there’s endless walks and hikes through the Luberon landscapes passing vineyards, farms, cherry orchards and dense woodland. Seek out cycle trails between villages, along former railway tracks or even as far as Mont Ventoux or discover rock-climbing opportunities near the tiny village of Buoux.

Further afield, head out for day trips to some of Provence’s wonderful towns and cities such as Cézanne’s Aix-en-Provence, Van-Gogh’s Saint-Rémy as well as historic Arles and Avignon. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(30km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille

(72km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nîmes

(83km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cavaillon

(18km)

Nearest Village Gordes

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Gordes

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Small supermarket in Gordes

(3km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(18km)

Nearest City Avignon

(40km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Of course, Gordes is known for its lavender fields that tend to bloom from mid/late June to early August. That said, at any time of year you can visit the lavender farms near Sault, some which also feature donkeys and other animals, for a lovely day out with the family.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a great spot for activity lovers with a tree-top adventure centre offering trails for toddlers (aged 3+, depending on height) and older children. You can also hire kayaks down the Sorgue river, a wonderful way to admire the incredible landscapes of this part of Provence.

There are walks and hikes for all abilities across the Luberon, challenging rock-climbing near the small village of Buoux and some great family cycle rides too including a paved path, La Véloroute du Cavalon, which follows a former railway line.

The caves at Grottes de Thouzon may also fascinate some youngsters, train-lovers both young and old should check out the model railways at Le Jarditrain whilst there are rides for a variety of ages at Parc Spirou, just north of Avignon.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Internet access? Wi-Fi access is included. Please note there is no Wi-Fi in the cottage annexe.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £17,245
Dec 30th 2024 - Oct 14th 2025 £17,245

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €18,727
Dec 30th 2024 - Oct 14th 2025 €18,727

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $20,087
Dec 30th 2024 - Oct 14th 2025 $20,087

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Amazing time!

    on 02/09/2017

    The property was better than we expected it to be ! A very unique layout in multiple buildings, so there is plenty of room to have your own space. We were there for 10 days with a great group of friends who love to cook and entertain. We utilized all the dining area options and we were pleased the kitchen was so well stocked. 10 days was actually not enough time to see all the sights in the area and utilize the house, so we're making plans for a return trip! This place is amazing!

  • A simply stunning villa

    on 18/08/2017

    We stayed at Villa Gusteau for a week in July with our family, 17 in all. Everything about the villa is superb and we could not have had any better place to stay. The villa is very spacious, in fact the website photos do not adequately describe it. The bedrooms are very comfortable and some have their own sitting area. There are several libraries of books, literally hundreds of books. The kitchen is very well equipped and for the enthusiastic cook it is a dream. There is a barbecue area and 2 outdoor areas to dine. There is a play room for children and the generous owners provide equipment for tennis and other games. The views are stunning. The manager was very helpful, advising us where to shop and attending to any of our needs. She is a cheerful and generous person. We were lucky enough to stay during the lavender season and took advantage of the lavender field on the property to have a professional photographer come and take photos of our family. I cannot recommend Villa Gusteau strongly enough whether you are a family or a group of friends.

  • Dream come true

    on 17/06/2016

    There were 16 of us of all ages arriving from Wisconsin and Minnesota...none of us knew what to expect, we only hoped that our stay could be half as good as other reviews! We played tennis--even at night, rode bikes through the countryside of lavender, poppies and rolled bales of hay. Ate on patios, cooked fabulous meals, went to markets, sang, laughed, enjoyed all kinds of beverages, and played Marco Polo in the refreshing pool. It was perfect!!!! Thank you

  • Stunning location just outside of Gordes

    on 15/08/2013

    What a fantastic property! There were 15 of us for 2 weeks in this lovely estate and everyone enjoyed every minute. The description was accurate regarding all the amenities and even better. It is very well stocked with kitchen items and we were able to use the vast selection of dishes and glasses provided. It is a nice blend of casual with elegant so we felt at home. The living room and dining room in the main house were perfect for inside dining and evening viewing on the Apple TV of all the pictures we took during the day. We loved the outside tables for our evening meals when nice outside and the views!!! The pool was used and enjoyed on our lazy days and beach towels were provided. The pool house with the bath was a nice luxury. Everything was clean and each morning the cleaner would come and clean every bath, the kitchen and also wash all the floors. What an extra bonus for all of us. When we had a problem with the internet connection, the manager was there to reset it in a jiffy. I highly recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a great spot in Provence. It is just half way between Avignon and Aix and close to all the small hill towns. Two of our guys even rode their rented bikes up to Mt Ventoux, just like the Tour d'France! What a thrill for them. I suggest you rent this for at least 2 weeks so you can enjoy all that the house and Provence have to offer!

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