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Bastide Estellan

  • Location Gordes Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5
  • Rating

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Bastide de l’Estellan - a beautifully renovated farmhouse with a stunning park-like garden - is situated in a quiet area near the popular village of Gordes. Restored to the highest of standards, within an idyllic setting, this is truly a special find.

Upon entering the front gate of the property, guests immediately feel the ambiance of peaceful space and privacy. There is a true Provencal spirit here planted within the trees, plants, flowers and fragrances.

When welcomed into the entry of the stone farmhouse, our guests are impressed by the size of the house, the high ceilings and the quality of the renovation.

The ground floor hosts a masterpiece fireplace facing a large beautiful sitting area, a large dining room opening on the South terrace, a kitchen with air conditioning opening on the pool and pool house area, as well as a second sitting room. A wonderful large bedroom opening onto the entrance hall has easy access throughout this ground floor level, and benefits from its own spacious en-suite bathroom. This room is perfect for anyone less inclined to stairways.

An impressive stone staircase leads to the first floor, where a mezzanine guides you to four large private bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The Master bedroom has a dressing room and is connected through the bathroom to a smaller bedroom, very convenient for children. The three additional private bedrooms have views upon the beautiful gardens.

Outdoors, you'll find the summer kitchen and comfortable west-facing lounge area around the pool to offer an ideal space for enjoying long days of relaxation, as well as evening aperitifs and dinners encompassed by the nature of Provence.

This renovated farmhouse truly exudes the essence of the region.



6 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 12

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom (Shower, tub, sink, WC). A/C.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • The vast elegant mezzanine landing leads to 4 very private bedrooms on the first floor.
  • Bedroom 2 - Master bedroom with a large bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC). Dressing room. A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - Children's bedroom with two charming single beds shares the Master bedroom bathroom. A/C.
  • Bedroom 4 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 5 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C. Balcony with lounge, shared w/ bedroom #6 via separate entrance.
  • Bedroom 6 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, tub, sink, WC). A/C. Balcony with lounge, shared w/ bedroom #5 via separate entrance.


  • Air conditioning in all 6 bedrooms and in the kitchen
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Apple TV
  • Bose multi room sound system
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 10 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace (closed from mid April)
  • English-speaking House Manager/ Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair if required
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Pool House with lounge area
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Summer Kitchen - fully equipped with dishwasher and pizza oven
  • Gas BBQ
  • Beautiful park with old trees
  • Terrain de Boules
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Views on the village of Gordes

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 5m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The pool and pool house are wonderful places to play or relax. Flowers and fragrances abound.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning is included in the rental fees as well as intermediate cleaning. Please inquire for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

Did the villa meet your expectation?
Better than what I expected,
Please detail the reasons why:
Good air-conditioning. Spacious living with very usable outdoor seating/kitchen area. Great swimming pool.

How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
Catharina was very professional and helpful.

How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa?
The villa was spotlessly clean. All bedding, towels were good quality

Are you willing to share a testimonial with other potential renters?
Bastide Estellan was most enjoyable for our group of
friends. The facilities including the outdoor kitchen/ seating area was exceptional and we used it every day. The swimming pool and gardens are well maintained with a good security gate. The bedrooms were spacious, linen and bedding of a high quality and the bathrooms were a high standard and all very clean. We were a group of cyclists and appreciated having a garage for our bike storage. We highly recommend Bastide Estellan to any group or family for a beautiful holiday in Provence.

May 2022

Did the villa meet your expectation?
Better than what I expected

We expected it to be wonderful and beautiful and it was both! Extraordinary = beautiful furnishings and decor. Beds were comfortable. A couple of things needed fixing and the owner took care of them immediately. She was lovely and attentive.

How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
The owner was lovely and attentive but not in our way.

How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa
The villa was very very clean.

If you booked a chef or tour services, what was your experience?
Both of our chefs (Marie and Boris) were excellent.

Overall how would you rate this villa?

Please detail what would have made your stay even better:
We loved it all. Nothing could have been better.

I would highly recommend this villa for a large group. All of the bedrooms are large and comfortable. The entire house is beautiful as well as the grounds. Also the location is perfect for running into Gordes for a dinner if you wish.

Summer 2020:

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. nothing

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. no

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. chef Sophie, perfect service

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. being with the family, in this lovely house


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Gordes 3 KM 1.86 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Goult 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Ménerbes 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Bonnieux 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info



Bastide de l'Estellan is set in the Gordes countryside, about three kilometers from the village and within easy reach of the villages of the Lubéron so adored by travel writers - among them Ménerbes, Lacoste, Goult, Bonnieux and Roussillon. Beaumettes and Coustellet, small villages with a variety of shops, are less than ten minutes by car. The property is likewise well located for excursions beyond the Lubéron. Aix-en-Provence lies to the south, the Cotes du Rhone wine-producing region to the north, and the villages and restaurants of the Alpilles region to the southwest. The historic town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, once a center of the Provençal silk trade and now home to more than 200 antiques dealers and Provence's best-known open-air market, is a drive of less than 15 minutes, is the center outside Paris of antiques dealing.

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The Luberon villages and countryside, restaurants and cafés, route des vins, ...

Local Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Coustellet

Monday: Goult

Tues: Gordes

Wednesday: Merindol

Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes

Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin

Saturday: Apt, Menerbes

Local Restaurants

Within Walking distance
The small winding roads bordered with dry stone walls, and the beautiful provencal landscape. Riding bikes (electric bikes) is a treat in Provence.

A large store "Super U" has been built recently in Coustellet, at only 5 minutes' drive.


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.