House in Blauvac, Carpentras, Nr. Avignon, Vaucluse, France
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About Serena White
I've been going to this village for the last 40 years. My parents have a house at the other end of the village and in 2010 I had the opportunity to buy the house that I used to go and pick cherries and apricots at when I was a child. I am a publisher of restaurant guides and have always loved food and cooking and there is nowhere like provence for finding the freshest ingredients at anytime of year. I also love cycling and this is a cyclists paradise. Where you want a short half an hour or a more challenging stage of the Tour de France - they are both on your doorstep. Wine lovers will also be in heaven - and those looking for antique or flea markets, you have come to the right place!
Serena White purchased this House in 2010
Pool / Spa
Smoking allowed - Not in the house and outside only.Not in the house and outside only.
Max guests: 10
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic house in superb location!
We had the most wonderful week at La Roque - a really lovely, well equipped, comfortable home with glorious views. Thanks to Serena's superbly comprehensive notes about all we could see and do in the area, we covered a good amount of ground and visited markets, some beautiful villages, saw amazing scenery and managed a game of tennis on the local courts. Shame we ran out of time to go cycling as this is the area in which to do it! Most afternoons were spent by or in the lovely pool relaxing - impressed by the superior poolside furniture which sometimes lets a property down! All in all, a five star holiday home in a five star location!
Dear Sally, We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and managed to do so much in your one week. Hope you will come again and perhaps manage to fit in some cycling too, Best wishes, Serena
Very nice house with a good swimmingpool
Wonderful. Incredible Vista and Lovely Owners
Had such a lovely time and so perfectly located to enjoy Provence. Owners were fantastic and so helpful. They went above and beyond. Will be back :)
Can’t wait to return!
La Roque is every bit as nice as the pictures. Serena’s communication and notes made it practically like having a tour guide at hand. Everything we wanted or needed in the House was right there. Excellent library in English. Do note that there’s a walkable restaurant but no shops or bakeries (as indicated in a previous review). Perfect location to enjoy all of Provence and then retreat to the pool. Loved it.
It was so nice to meet you briefly before you left for Marseille. I hope you enjoyed your night there.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday at La Roque and hope that you will book it again soon.
Enjoy the rest of your summer,
An idyllic house in an idyllic setting
Blauvac is a hilltop village with stunning views north to the Mont Ventoux; and wooded hills and vineyards all around. The upstairs bedroom and its terrace has spectacular views - to be fought over. Beautiful views over the garden and pool and far beyond. The property is cared for by the obliging Hubert; though you have to get used to his Provencal accent.
The interior is spacious, very clean and comfortable with elegant furniture and decor. There is the full range of domestic equipment, including no less than 3 fridges. The listing descriptions were accurate; and Serena and Simon were most helpful if we had any queries while there.
Within easy range are fascinating places to visit - the large weekly market at Bedoin, the Nesque gorge with Monnieux at its head, with a nice restaurant, the hill town of Venasque with its excellent restaurant, Les Remparts, the stately hill town of Gordes, the mediaeval town of Pernes les Fontaines, the peaceful monastery of Senanque and much else.
There are convenient shops and services at nearby Mazan. Blauvac has its own small restaurant within walking distance, La Calade, with a good new chef. You don't need to drive back afterwards.
We spent so much time enjoying ourselves that we never unpacked our jigsaw puzzles. A wonderful stay. We would warmly recommend La Roque.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful family villa.
Hi Melissa, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your holiday at La Roque. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your summer, best wishes, Serena
Special interest holidays:
Nowhere in France beats Provence for the food and its markets. Markets can be found every day of the week. From the large market at Carpentras (Friday) to the smaller, more intimate market at Pernes les Fontaines (Saturday). Wines lovers have the full bodied wines of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Seguret, Sablet and Rasteau to visit as well as the sweet wines of Beaumes de Venise and the more famous Chateuauneuf-de-Pape. La Roque is within striking distance of the main cultural and touristic sights of true Provence. Avignon, with the Palais des Papes and famous bridge (30 minutes). Excellent Roman remains and amphitheatres can be seen at Vaison La Romaine, Orange and Arles. The wonderful university town of Aix en Provence is only 45 minutes away. Sault, the centre of lavender in France cultivation (30 minutes). The Abbey de Senanque (30 mins) is one of the finest Cistercian Monasteries in France. Enjoy the antique market at L’Isle de la Sorgue (20 minutes).
Marseille airport is 1 hour 10 mins.
Montpellier airport is 1 hour 30 mins.
Avignon airport is 40 mins ( same for Avignon TGV station).
Car hire is recommended.
Mazan, our nearest town, is 12 mins away.
Carpentras, our nearest large town, is 22 mins away.
Orange is 40 mins.
Isle sur la sorgue is 25 mins.