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Gordes -- Stonehouse for TWO. Walking distance of Gordes. No pool. No smoking.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace


About the property

The house is purposely set up for TWO ADULTS ONLY per stay.

Quartier des Poulety is a wonderfully restored sandstone house nestled in a hamlet at the foot of the hill on which Gordes is built. With a 15-minute scenic walk uphill to Gordes, one of the four most beautiful villages in Provence, the house enjoys a secluded garden and tranquil Provencal village life. The conservatory provides a sunny location for dining and is adjacent to the well equipped, stone-walled kitchen and the cozy living room. Furnished with antiques from India’s colonial era, the house offers glimpse of the Luberon valley from many windows. The master bedroom on the first floor comes with a newly renovated shower room. Wake up to the sound of Church of Gordes bells from a king-size four-poster bed is a great way to start your day. With an en-suite master bedroom and an antique-filled study, the house is purposely set up for TWO ADULTS ONLY. Travellers looking for a peaceful break are most welcome in this serene, beautiful house.

Joyce Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2014

About Joyce Smith

We are both journalists, currently based in India. The house is taken care of by our lovely house manager who lives in the next village.

Joyce Smith purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

I think of Gordes and your home so often... it is a joy I want to forever have linger on my tongue of memory’s delight! Thanks for sharing it with us. We look forward to providing outstanding references to other discerning quests if you desire. (USA)
May 2013
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Gordes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King-size antique four-poster bed
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Quartier des Poulety -- the original name implies it used to be a chicken shed hundreds of years ago -- is purposely set up for one couple only to maintain quality. Most items in the house were either hand-picked and restored in Bombay's antique markets or exquisitely tailor-made by Indian craftsmen when the owners were posted in India, and they wish people can cherish and enjoy the house for two as much as they do. Being a holiday home with a personal touch, it is extremely well-equipped and has an extensive DVD collection for stay-in evenings. There are also interesting books from countries the owners have lived in so far.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Gordes -- Stonehouse for TWO. Walking distance of Gordes. No pool. No smoking.
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Delightful holiday in a romantic setting

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I, from Italy, spent one week in Provence last year. The holiday in this beautiful stone house is one of the best memories of 2013. The house was very well maintained and decorated with exquisite taste. I particularly liked the modern kitchen with dishwasher, which allowed me to spend more time relaxing after dinner.

The sunroom and the garden were two of my favourite spots with warm beautiful summer light in the early morning and late afternoon.

I was really happy to find wifi and very good reception in the house so that I could check emails and keep my friends posted on the daily trips to the neighbouring villages.

The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. They welcomed all our questions and gave us plenty of information about the area when we needed assistance organising the holiday.

We would definitely recommend this place to anyone for the beautiful location, the quality of the service, the facilities on offer and the activities available in the area. It's the perfect place for a couple (40+ y/o) looking for a relaxing and romantic holiday.

We would really like to stay in this lovely house again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sara. We are pleased that you had a great time in our house and we will be delighted to receive you again in the future!
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Perfect quiet getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our anniversary week at this quaint and relaxing home. The house was everything the owners said and then some. We particularly liked the modern kitchen which made it easy to turn the fruits of our market adventures into a lovely cocktail hour snack out in the garden. It was also great to be able to go around the corner to get fine wine from the neighboring vineyard. Joyce and Phil provided a very nice list of local markets, favorite restaurants, and day trip tips. That extra information made our visit to Provence even more enjoyable than we had anticipated. The wonderful shower in the master bath was also a great feature, particularly after a long day walking up, down, and around towns. All in all, it was a great place from which to explore the beauty and tastes of the Luberon.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Craig - so glad to know you and Kate had a good time in Provence and enjoyed our home in Gordes. We happily accept your kind compliments, thanks! I am sure the happy memories of your anniversary week in the Luberon will stay with you in the years to come :-)
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Beautiful home in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this beautiful stone house at the end of June. The inside was modern and clean and the location was perfect. It was a 15 minute walk uphill to the village of Gordes. We felt centrally located to all of the other beautiful villages that were a short drive away. We would check out each village farmers market and buy local foods, bring it home and cook dinner and enjoy it in the cozy courtyard. Definitely check out L'Isle sur la Sorgue's farmers market on Sunday. We did have a great dinner in Gordes one night at Le Cuisine du Chateau. We ate lunch at some great restaurants like Le Fournil in Bonnieux, Thym, te Voila in Apt and Veranda in Menerbes. You really don't have to leave the Luberon because there is so much to see and explore. Don't miss the village of Roussillon while you explore. We did find some great shops like Le Petit Duc (antique cookies) and Joel Durand (chocolates) in St. Remy. We also found great wine at Maison de la Truffe et du Vin in Menerbes. I would definitely recommend this house and location to friends and family. The owners were wonderful and accommodating. We will hopefully stay here again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Demetra -- so glad you had a wonderful time in the house and in Provence! Thanks for the tips about restaurants and shops. We will check them out ourselves when we are in the house! :-)
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A lovely home

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely property and found the owner very friendly, helpful, and easy to deal with. The property was clean and well-maintained, beautifully decorated, and with a well-equipped kitchen.

As we are in our late 60s we found the uphill walk to Gordes too challenging and so we missed being able to stroll out for dinners in the evening. However, the exellent kitchen was a compensation.

We arrived from the south, but directions to the property assumed arrival from the north. It would be useful to have both available.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there -- we were glad that you enjoyed your holiday/the house and that the kitchen (which I am quite pround of) made up for not walking up to Gordes in the evening! Thanks for the suggestion and we will make the house direction clearer :-)
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Wonderful Luberon Location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful month this past May exploring the Luberon yet another time. This is probably the best location we have been in for touring this beautiful part of Provence. The house is exactly as shown & we can agree w/the other reviews on the charm the house & garden offer. Gordes itself is very charming w/an excellent weekly market. Good to excellent restaurants abound throughout the region. Try using to find Michelin recommended restaurants nearby. The site is free & quite helpful.

I would have given the property 5 stars had it not been for the lack of internet service. I was able to acquire in Apt an SFR 3G wireless card but the internet reception was not a very good solution due to the weak signal in the area.

The Cercle Cafe in Gordes did have free wifi as does the Library if you don't have to spend too much time online.

You will have in any case a memorable time in the Quartier & this luscious corner of France.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed and Martha -- we are very pleased that you enjoyed our house/Gordes and it was delightful to have guests like you!! Also many thanks for the tips for future guests in our house if they need the Internet :-) Though the house does not have Internet, signals for the blackberry and mobile phone emails in the house is good!
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A dream holiday

  • 4 of 5

WE really loved your house & you have made it your home with the touches & mementos of the East combined with the modern amenities which make for comfortable living.The only pity is that we did not have more time to sit around in the garden & just veg out enjoying the ambiance of the surrounding environment as we spent most days exploring & enjoying the beauty of the scenery & the lovely hill-top villages for which Provence is justly famous.We enjoyed meeting your friendly & cheerful housekeeper.In short we had a wonder ful holiday & loved every moment of it.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don -- really glad you and Christine made the most of the Luberon and enjoyed the house!!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Marseille airport
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A7 Cavaillon Exit
Car: necessary

Quartier des Poulety is within walking distance of medieval Gordes, yet away from tourist crowds, and about one-hour drive from the Marseille airport. The house is located in a quiet hamlet, safe and peaceful. All the lovely villages in the Luberon are within easy drive from Gordes, where you will find one pharmacy, one mini mart, one green grocer, one post office, two bakeries and a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. A beautiful house with high quality and complete privacy for two to enjoy. Detailed direction with signpost photos and local information will be provided upon booking confirmation.


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