GREAT LIFE IN PROVENCE ! WONDERFUL PARADISE !
Submitted: September 17, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
Great life in Provence ! Wonderful paradise !
The Stone House in Gordes is an ideal place to stay when visiting the Luberon.
We have returned for 6 years and next year we will come back again.
It is unusual in our experience to come back in the same place !
The huge decoration with excellent taste, the light in the house, the confort, and it is so clean with the great housekeeper coming 3 times a week to take very good care of the House.
But the Stone House is so unique and so close to Gordes, just 5 minutes walk and yet you are secluded with your own pool with pool house and a magical garden and small olive grove for just for yourself to enjoy.
After a morning stroll up to Gordes to pick up a baguette and croissants we an return and enjoy your breakfast on the terrace with the wonderful view of the Luberon.
Equally it is a peaceful and relaxing place to sit and watch the stars at night before retiring.
On every Sunday morning there is an excellent Farmers Market in nearby Coustellet, a short drive down the hill from The House.
There is also a very good restaurant, la Coquillade, not far from Gordes.
The sunday farmer market in Coustellet, where we can get a very good, inexpensive, set your lunch menu.
There are endless walks from the House up through a remote valley to Senanque Abbey.
History lovers can go down the valley to see the Bories and caves, all of the footpaths are clear and well marked.
Historic Avignon is only 35 minute drive away. If we wish to go further a visit to Aix is a must, as is Cassis.
Here are some practical considerations.
The place is spotless and Eric and Jean, the owners, are kind and generous hosts, nothing is too much trouble.
Every year we have returned, there has been something added or improved.
Over the years we have stayed at many houses all over France, but the Stone House is unique.
It is the only place where the owners have asked at the end of our stay whether there were any improvements we should like to see for the next year.
They are really listenning to their guest, but the confort is perfect already, nothing to add really !
This year we are staying in the Stone House for three weeks which says it all.
We can recommend highly, but please keep 3 weeks for us !
A Bientot et merci beaucoup !
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