This property, Gite St Elodie, is just beautiful! The actual building is a lovely traditional 'mas' which has been really tastefully renovated, both externally but especially inside The standard of the fittings and the finish is really quite exceptional and very well done.
What you actually get here is a two bedroom Gite, with great kitchen and dining facilities, furnished to a high standard. There is also a pool and garden available which is shared with the other three properties
It is set in beautiful open countryside, lavender fields and meadows around you, in a location that is ideal for visiting the local villages towns attractions and countryside. There are three villages nearby and there are a couple of highly recommended restaurants nearby
The other key feature of this property is the lovely terrace, some 68m² to enable you to take advantage of the lovely Provencal sunshine!
The overall size of the Gite Ste Elodie is 80m² and the private terraces add another 48 and 20 m²
Living Room: Along with the comfortable seating, the living room has a flat screen TV and DVD player
Dining room: The dining area, located just off the kitchen and in the main living room
Kitchen: The kitchen is very well equipped with a fridge/freezer, ceramic hot plates, dish washer, cooker, microwave, cafetiere duo, toaster, electric kettle, and all the plates, pots and pans that you would need.
Utility room: There is a communal area with a washing machine/laundry facilities should you need it
Bedrooms: Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with a large 180 x 200 cm bed and a twin room with 2 80 X 200 beds. These can be pushed together if required.
Bathrooms: There is a bathroom with a bath and WC as well as a separate WC downstairs
Outside: There is a lot of space here to wear your children out! Some 5ha of grounds are available and immediately outside the property is a 1ha meadow which you are welcome to use. The owners provide table tennis and badminton equipment in case you are feeling active. Lavender fields surround the property so it really is a delightful spot!
Swimming pool: The pool is a large 12m x 6m and has a decked border for relaxing and sun bathing. The area is fenced off and also separate (about 50 metres away) from the house, meaning the terraces and immediate vicinity of the house remain calm and peaceful.
Internet: Wifi access is available in the communal area, but due to the very thick stone walls, not inside each gite.
Telephone: is not available here - sorry.
Baby facilities: a baby cot and high chair are available for 20 euros per week.
Winter heating: is included in the rental cost.
Gas, electric & water: are all included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning: there is a charge of 50 Euros payable directly to the owners.
Bed & bathroom linen: Bed linen and towels are included in the rental cost.
In France it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour (tourist stay tax) and this is calculated based on the number of people (adults) in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of 500 Euros on arrival. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: is normally a Saturday but the owners may be flexible upon request.
Long weekend stays: are also possible at this property outside of high season
Pets: are not permitted at this property - sorry.
Smoking: is not permitted inside this property – sorry.
About the local area
The property is ideally situated in the middle of three typical Provencal villages; Gordes, Roussillon and Goult, each about 4 km away.
The local villages are all well serviced with bakers, butchers, grocers and restaurants
There are weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants in all the villages. Markets can also be found at a host of other local towns, Isle sur le Sorgue, Cavaillon, Apt
Sports facilities and activities nearby include Tennis courts, walking and biking trails, horse riding, Golf and Kayaking in L'Isle sur La Sorgue
As you'd expect, there are some excellent restaurants in the area, not only in the nearby villages but also in the countryside in large old properties.
You’ll find the nearest larger supermarkets in Cavaillon, L'Isle sur la Sorgue or Apt all within 10kms
Excellent, beautiful, peaceful and hospitable.
Immaculate huge grounds with plenty of games to play and a large pool with toddler friendly area. Indoor games and book selection for children was a lovely touch. The owner was very hospitable and so kind to us, thank you. I would highly recommend.
M.R. UK, July 2018
We enjoyed our stay at the gite and your support at all time.
The best things are the beautiful garden area as well as the interieur of the appartement
First choice for our next stay at Provence
Thank you again, we will contact you when we plan our next holiday en Provence
Ms H, Germany, June 2018
Very good accomodation. We have been before and loved it. The owners have thought through a lot of details in terms of keeping children - and us - busy and active from board games to outdoor activities, bikes and of course a really lovely swimming pool and plenty of space for everyone. The gite itself lovely and very nice to have a private outdoor space as well.
Mrs H, Kent, July 2016
The accomodation and grounds were very satisfactory, clean, well maintained and in a lovely peaceful location.The only other comment about the location of this gite was the need to go to the village by car in the evening for dinner. We did know about this in advance, however when there we felt it was rather unfortunate that one of us had to drive on the occasions when we went out for a meal. Despite tha above we did have a lovely holiday in Provence and would recommend the company Joie de Vivre.
Mr D, Edinburgh, UK, September 2015
Really good quality. Especially since it was only the second year of being... Everything was new & unworn. Great accommodation & grounds. Beautiful. It was a pleasure booking through jdv. Always communicated promptly & a nice touch actually speaking with someone.
Mrs H, Dorset, UK, July 2015
The location was stunning and Gite St Elodie, set in several acres of private ground, is beautifully decorated, furnished and kitted out, also had a useful laundry room, barbecue area, table tennis, and a really lovely swimming pool which Monsieur took great pride in keeping perfectly clean, plus lovely surrounding gardens, very good quality sun loungers etc. A 3km drive from the nearest village (Goult – which is lovely), so perhaps a little too isolated for some, we found it to be an absolutely perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing holiday. Also lots of outdoor space to our gite so we had some privacy from the guests next door. The location really is an ideal spot for exploring nearby hilltop villages and markets, especially for the first time traveller to Provence. Ms D, Saxmundham, UK, Sept 14
The accommodations are well selected and described. Everything is perfect.
Mr D, China, June 2013
Nice and beautiful location.
Mr J, Germany, June 2013
Extremely good accommodation. The gite itself was beautifully decorated and had everything we could need. The setting was also brilliant, with lots of space and the pool was lovely.
Mrs H, Orpington, Kent, September 2012
Nice, tidy, very calm. Very satisfied.
Mrs K, Oberursel, Germany, September 2009
Accomodation was of the highest standard. The pool and surrounding areas were all extremely well planned and furnished to a high level. Pool and facilities for the Children were superb
Mr M, Formby, UK, August 2008
Excellent, although remote it was in a lovely area and was looked after to the highest standards.
Ms M, Eire, September 2007