It is rare to find properties that are perfect for a couple or small family so imagine our delight when we discovered Le Gustave, a pretty two bedroom stone cottage set amongst olive trees in the heart of the Luberon, close to the wonderful hilltop village of Gordes. This picturesque house is charming, with its lavender painted shutters and old stone 'borie' (ancient dwelling) by the covered terrace and is further enhanced by its spacious enclosed grounds covering one hectare.
Careful restoration and attention to detail has ensured that original features have remained and are now combined with modern comforts and cosy décor to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is ample space in the living room and kitchen with its dining area. From here, French doors lead out to the terrace for outdoor living. A beautiful tiled staircase leads up to the first floor where the pretty bedrooms have views across the countryside.
From the shade of the vine covered terrace, you look out towards the pool and olive grove, and beyond to the hills across the valley. It will be difficult to move from this idyllic setting, but make sure you take the time to visit some of the captivating villages in the vicinity. Gordes (4km) is close enough to visit for an evening stroll or meal out, whilst places such as L'Isle sur la Sorgue (20km) with its amazing Sunday market, and Apt (20km) offer all amenities and are surrounded by beautiful countryside. Closer to home, the village of Les Imberts (1.1km) has a restaurant and there is a supermarket and boulangerie in Coustellet, 3km further on.
Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room/kitchen (fireplace,TV, DVD,CD, microwave, dishwasher) with doors to terrace. Underfloor heating throughout the house (payable locally).
First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Small study.
Outside: Covered terrace to side of house and vine covered terrace in front of the house. Garage/barn (WC and pool shower in separate room, washing machine, table tennis). Barbecue. Large enclosed grounds of grass and olive groves.
Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, open from beginning of May) with corner steps.