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La Maison de Goult

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Goult | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 10 + 2

Rates: from £4,541 per week

A fascinating old town house, set over 3 floors, in the ancient village of Goult. Restaurants and village life are literally a stone throw away, although the 'piece de resistance' here is the property's hidden gem - private heated swimming pool, set in a sunny spot within the beautiful garden. Not what you would expect to find in a town property.

Old stone stairs, thick walls and rooms on different levels give just some indication of the historical nature of this wonderful old house. It has been renovated by its French owners to provide excellent traditional and Provencal accommodation throughout the main house and the annexes. The main house offers all amenities to its guests, with space to gather with family and friends, as well as quiet areas to relax by yourself. There are 2 bedrooms, an office area, a lounge area, media/games room, and even a small library. A fully equipped kitchen awaits your purchases from the local market and a dining area invites to enjoy regional delicacies in an authentic setting. There are two indoor dining areas; one by the kitchen and the other is in a dining room with a stone vaulted ceiling and grand fire-place. To perfect the Provencal experience, an amazing rooftop teak-floored terrace offers stunning views over the Luberon valley. In addition to the accommodation in the main house, the property offers four other bedrooms in three different annexes, each with private access. The annexes are spacious and comfortable and combine authentic features such as original stone floors and arched ceilings with Provencal furniture. They all wind around a little courtyard, where the pool patiently waits to cool you down after a long day exploring the surrounding Luberon valley. On the lower courtyard there is one of the famous Mulberry trees, about 200 years old who lends its leafy shade to the garden chairs underneath. A small back gate opens out into a tiny street then opens up around the corner in front of the grocer's! La Maison de Goult is the ideal pied-à-terre for experiencing life in a Provencal town and exploring the wealth of treasures that the region has to offer.


Ground Floor:
• Large vaulted ceiling indoor dining room with fire place opening on second dining area.
• Fully equipped kitchen with direct access to outdoor dining area and pool.

First Floor:
• Office area / reading room
• Living room adjacent to the library
• Tv Room / game room
Master bathroom with large shower and separate bath (this bathroom belongs to the master bedroom on the 2nd floor).
• Guest toilet.
• Laundry.

Second Floor
Master bedroom with queen sized bed (160cm) opening on a small living area with sofa and TV and sliding glass door to a small private terrace with views over the village. This room also has a door which opens directly onto the main roof terrace. WC in the room (behind a screen), the proper bathroom is located on the first floor.
Bedroom: Queen-sized bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room and WC.

Annexe 1:
Under roof twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet ( ideal for teenagers).
• Terrace with direct access to the pool.

Annexe 2:
Double bedroom with queen size bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room and pool view.

Annexe 3:

Ground Floor:
Double bedroom with twin beds, arched ceilings, shower room and toilet on the lower floor.

First Floor:
Double bedroom with a queen size bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room.

The house is not suitable for small children. The owner does not allow children under the age of 8, as the pool is not protected and cannot be due to its location in the courtyard.

May, Luberon Jazz Festival (Apt)
The annual festival, featuring the new generation of French jazz musicians and numerous regional musical treasures. Plus, plenty of European and African discoveries too.

21st June, Fete de la Musique (nationwide)
Day and night, free music will take over streets, cafes, music venues, historic sites, gardens, parks and churches all over France.

14th July, Bastille Day (nationwide)
Also called the Fete Nationale. This public holiday commemorates the day that Parisian commoners and peasants stormed the fortress and prison of Bastille, provoking events that would end the monarchy and usher in the age of liberty, fraternity and equality. In Paris, there's a traditional military parade along the Champs Elysees and a festival atmosphere throughout the day, finishing with the city night-sky turned bright by magnificent and noisy fireworks shows. In smaller cities and villages throughout France, you'll find parades, street fairs, live music, fireworks, bals (dances) and much more.

July, Festival d'Avignon (Avignon)
A day by day "Spectators Guide" has all the info about readings, films, exhibits, live radio broadcasts and other events. Most are free. The guide will be available starting in early July at the reception desk of the Cloitre Saint-Louis, on the Place Horloge, on the Louis Pasteur campus of the University of Avignon and at every performance venue.

July, Annual Avignon Jazz Festival (Avignon)
Featuring known artists and up and comers, this has become the number one jazz competition in Europe

July, Summer festival (Lacoste)
Lacoste's old stone quarries and chateau provide the unique backdrop and exceptional acoustics for this summer festival,

Mid July to Mid August, International Piano Festival (La Roque d'Antheron)
Considered by many to be the most important piano festival in the world, with concerts in outdoor and indoor venues.

July to Sept, Summer Music Festival (Lourmarin)
In the castle or on its terraces, enjoy concerts of classical music with award-winning and highly talented artists. A grand traditional Jazz evening is also programmed on the terraces of the Château de Lourmarin at the beginning of August. It is also the opportunity to visit the village classified "Most Beautiful Villages of France.

August, medieval Fete de la Veraison (Châteauneuf du Pape)
The festival celebrates the first harvest of the grapes, and the locals dress in medieval costume to man stalls selling everything from wine and grape juice, to arts & crafts and other local produce.

Places to see in and around the Luberon:

Perched villages abound in Provence, but Gordes is said to attract the most visitors. On an escarpment of the Vaucluse Mountains, it is dominated by a 16th century Chateau perched above massed houses and almond trees. In a wild valley north of Gordes stands the beautiful 12th century Abbey of Sénanque. In 1969, its Cistercian monks moved to the island of St. Honorat, off the shore of Cannes and the admirably preserved buildings are now a cultural center. Just to the south of Gordes lies the village of Bories, a bizarre, primitive habitat. Bories are tiny, beehive shaped huts built of overlapping dry stones, which a skilled craftsman can assemble without tools. The construction techniques are thought to date back to Neolithic times and inhabited from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.

Housed within colossal defensive walls, Avignon is a warren of medieval alleyways and with the colossal Palais des Papes at its heart where seven exiled Popes stayed between 1309 and 1377 after felling Rome. Avignon’s most famous landmark is the Pont St. Benezet, also known as the Pont d’Avignon in the children’s nursery rhyme.

Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard, a Unesco World Heritage site, is an exceptionally weel-preserved, three-tiered Roman aqueduct that was once part of a 50km-long system of canals built around 19 BC by Agrippa, Augustus’ powerful deputy and son-in-law, to bring water from the Eure Springs in Uzès, 25km north-west, to Nîmes. The scale is huge: the 35 arches of the 275m-long upper tier, running 50m above the River Gard, contain a 1.2m by 1.75m watercourse that, for a century and a half, carried 35,000 cubic metres of water a day. The Romans took 15 years to build the aqueduct, which remained in use until the 3rd century. From giant car parks either side of the River Gard, you can walk along the road bridge, built in 1743 and running parallel with the aqueduct’s lower tier. The best view of the Pont du Gard is from upstream, beside the river, where you can swim on hot days. The aqueduct is illuminated from 40 minutes or so after dusk until midnight nightly in July and August, and on Fridays and Saturdays in June and September.

L’Isle sur la Sorgue used to be called L’Isle en Venaissin reflecting its watery heritage: it was a city among marshlands, which were drained by the construction of canals, in and around the town. The waters of the Sorgue river, which flow down from Fontaine de Vaucluse used to provide the power needed for the silk industry, and today, a number of water wheels still remain. The city was the birthplace of the well-known poet Rene Char, born in 1907. The town is also famous as a centre for antiques, recently described by the Sunday Times as "a town sized antique shop." The shops are mostly open over the weekend. Twice a year, L’Isle sur la Sorgue organises a Foire Internationale de Antiquites & Brocante. There is also a big market every Sunday, and a food market on Thursdays.

Located between Avignon and Orange, Châteauneuf-du-Pape spreads out at the foot of the remains of it's fortress castle. The village looks over the plain of Comtat and the 3 000 hectares of vine fields. The village is almost completely dedicated to its world famous wine "Châteaunef du Pape" which is also part of the similarly famous Côtes du Rhône. In the XIVe century Pope Jean XXII, chose Chateauneuf as the location for their summer residences, and then decided to plant vines on the stony land which surrounded their landholdings. For a long time the wine production remained a secret but in 1929, it was officially recognized and bestowed with its own appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Practical information for your provence villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour



Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in provence

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather in provence

Provence is considered a dry temperate region with an average 300 warm and sunny days a year and rain falling on a maximum of about 90. Average rainfall in spring and autumn is low. December and January are the wettest months. With temperatures about 28°C during the summer months those long hot summer days can last late into the evening. The warm and sunny spring and autumn have an average temperature of 24°C. The average temperature of the dry sunny mild winter months are around 14°C with February the coldest month at 12°C. Temperatures are slightly lower near the coast due to the sea breezes. During the summer months, this makes the high temperatures more bearable.

Health consideration

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in provence

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving in france

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
  • Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
  • Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
  • An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

Guest Book

21st April 2013
Hello from incredible Goult! The house is simply perfect. Couldn't have picked a better spot. The view from the rooftop is a slice of heaven. As is the village, surrounding villages, roadside poppies, and, of course, the wine. Flights worked out well, in spite of delays and weather. All are here safe and sound now. Janine is a perfect hostess and is keeping us hopping.
Best, Nancy


  • Train station: Avignon (39km)
  • Airport: Marseille (71.5km)/Avignon (34km)
  • Villages:
    Goult (10metres)
    Beaumettes (5,5km)
    L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (20km)
    Apt (14km)
    Bonnieux (8km)
  • City: Aix-en-Provence (75km)
  • Beach: Carry-le-Rouet (95.5km)
  • Golf: Provence Country Club (19km)

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K Concierge services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.


  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Maid service three hours on Wednesday.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, bed and household linens (weekly change for bookings longer than 7 nights).
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Central Heating.
  • Partial air-conditioning (available in 2 bedrooms).
  • Private swimming pool (9mx3m).
  • Telephone (Calls to landlines in USA, UK and Europe only).
  • Wi-Fi broadband internet.

Extra Services

  • Extra Maid service available on request at €15/hour.
  • Pool Heating available on request at €250/week (max. heat 24 degrees, no cover for night time).
  • Cook service (local cuisine) is available for up to eight guests from EUR 30/hr plus the cost of groceries.
  • Chef service (professional service) is available for up to eight guests from EUR 80 per person including the cost of the groceries. A full chef service including breakfast, lunch and dinner is available from EUR 350/day.
  • Waiters (obligatory for more than 8 guests): From EUR 20/hr (subject to availability).
  • Transfers from Marseille Airport to the Villa (One way): Mercedes Viano or similar (for up to eight passengers) available from EUR 312.
  • Transfers from Avignon Train Station (TGV) to the Villa (One way): Mercedes Viano or similar (for up to eight passengers) available from EUR 216.
    (Please note: for services between 7.30pm and 7.00am a supplement of 20% is applied).
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping is available. A service fee of EUR 60 is charged plus the cost of groceries. This service covers up to EUR 200 worth of groceries. This service is included within our A&K Concierge offering.
  • We are also able to arrange additional activities to enhance your holiday experience such as guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting,  tennis or golf courses, bike rental or art classes. Please see the activities tab for further ideas or discuss additional activities with your Travel Consultant.

  • Please note that all services confirmed in advance are non-refundable.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • Business Centre
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Computer Games Console
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Phone
  • Recreation (Board Games)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer


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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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