As described in A Writer’s Retreat in the South of France, the South of France can be a very relaxing and comfortable environment for a vacation. Renting a quiet villa can be more rewarding than occupying a small and impersonal hotel room. New York Habitat has a stunning and scenic accommodation in a Five-Bedroom Villa in Provence, Luberon (PR-766).
Today, New York Habitat highlights this great find and the charming region of Gordes.
Beautiful, Five-Bedroom Stone Villa:
This enchanting villa is fully furnished, pleasantly private, can accommodate up to 12 people, and is located in one of the most enchanting villages of southern France.
The spacious villa was originally an old stone farm house. However, the reconstruction of the property has transformed it into a lovely five bedroom, four and a half bathroom property in the heart of Luberon. The Luberon Region is renowned for its picturesque beauty and many historic activities.
The home manages to balance its modern style of décor with the traditional style of Gordes architecture.
Outside of the living room windows is a shaded terrace with comfortable sofas and pillows. A very private setting heightens the sense of comfort around the pool area and garden.
The surrounding vineyards, farmland, lavender field, oak and olive trees work to enclose the home, pool/terrace, and pool showers. Even more, this sprawling home is being offered at a competitive price compared to the quality of the space.
Gordes in Provence, South of France:
Due to consistent efforts to maintain charm and tradition, Gordes has become a fashionable place to travel in the South of France. The villas are made of limestone, the roofs of terracotta tiles, no fences are allowed, and the beige stone of the castle burns orange in the sun.
The narrow stone streets wind their way in between the tall houses and speciality shops, while the majestic image of the 12th century castle proudly overlooks the enchanting city. Town ordinance has helped to preserve its image. Builders are only allowed to use limestone and terracotta during construction. It has also been ordained that all electricity and telephone cables be routed underground, rather than over the city.
Gordes and the general area of Luberon, since the 1980s, have become a well-known real estate market. This locale, referred to among journalists and real estate moguls as the “Luberon Gold Triangle,” was catapulted into the center of Parisian real estate by famous developer, Christian-Jacques Rosier. Since then, the Beaux Villages de France association has named Gordes as one of the most beautiful villages in all of France.
Every Tuesday morning, Gordes comes alive for market day. Merchants set up to sell everything under the sun: instruments, food, clothing, and more. While there are no supermarkets in this charming town, Gordes is full of mini-markets and stores that specialize in all the items you may need.
You can also travel down into the green valley among the world-reknowned lavender fields to find the Abbey of Sénanque, a Cistercian abbey that is still in use by Monks and open for visitors. Other areas of France can be reached using the Cavaillion-Gordes bus line that provides thirty minute trips, three times a day.
What makes this five-bedroom villa a Hidden Gem?
The enchanting villa discussed above is special because of the seclusion of the outdoor area, the modern use of the space, its capacity for large occupancy, and the charm of the surrounding location.
François Roux, the Vice President of New York Habitat, calls Gordes “truly unique.” This is no understatement. With its stone streets, majestic castle, and lavender fields, Gordes will continue to be a dream getaway destination. New York Habitat and our Hidden Gem will provide the privacy and the comfort to make that dream a reality.
For information on upcoming events in Gordes, check out Gordes-Village.com. If you have any questions or would like to give your own suggestions of activities to do while in Gordes, feel free to comment below.
All information received from: Gordes-Village.com, ProvenceWeb, Provence Beyond, and Wikipedia.com.
Final image courtesy of: www.web-provence.com/infos/gordes.htm
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