Philosophia

Europe / France / Provence

On Gordes’ landmark, this beautifully renovated 18th century stone house, Villa Philosophia, welcomes eight to ten guests with its two outbuildings nestled in five acres of olive groves and lavender fields with a lovely garden; a perfect setting for its solar cell heated swimming pool.

up to 6
Bedrooms
up to 10
Guests
5
Bathrooms
Min. Nights Upon Request

Overview

This 18th century sheepfold, restored with taste and authenticity, is spread on 250 square meters. The main house is composed of four bedrooms, sleeping six (two double beds and two single beds), two bathrooms, a lounge, a dining room and kitchen.

All materials have been selected for their soul such as Burgundy stone floors dating back to the 17th century or the 18th century Spanish doors.

Accommodations

Indoors

  • Large living room and library with a large fireplace ready to be used
  • Dining room seating 8 guests
  • An old tuned piano
  • Fully equipped old style kitchen bright and cozy with a gas Piano cooker "La Cornue" a large refrigerator, dishwasher, a coffee machine and Nespresso
  • Laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Southern terrace set with an outside lounge area shaded by trees
  • 4 Double bedrooms with shower for the master suite on the ground floor, a tub and stone vanity washbasin for the single ground floor bedroom, and a shared large bathroom with bathtub and shower on the upper floor

Air Conditioned Guest House (30 sq m) for 2 Guests

  • Independent studio offering a lounge area with view of lavender fields, a kitchen (coffee filter machine) and meal corner with a double bedroom and bathroom with a bathtub and a washing machine, toilet

Outdoors

  • (Garden Hut) - Take a rest! Standard French bed (140 cm), en-suite shower room, washbasin and water closet
  • Swimming pool - 15 x 6 m swimming pool (depth 1.50 m - max 4.50 m) warmed by solar cells hidden on the roof top. The bottom color gives the water its rare luminosity
  • On surface and underwater musical system
  • The pool area is surrounded with ornamental elements of Balinese style
  • Panoramic view of the Luberon
  • Large teak pool terrace
  • Double sunbathing chairs and sun lounges

Pool House

  • BBQ
  • Equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven, BBQ, dishwasher
  • Covered meal area
  • Outdoor space protected by glass windows integrated in the ancient stone wall to shelter from wind and enjoy the pool view, gardens and Luberon mountains
  • Shower and toilet
  • May accommodate 2 guests as back up (double bed)
  • An ancient borie and (not dedicated) chapel
  • Nice spots within the property to be at ease
  • Century old olive trees: home made olive oil, Lavender field, truffle oaks, orchards: cherries, apricots, figs

Amenities

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10 Guests


Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): King size bed (180 cm) could be converted into 2 singles beds, with its private glass-paneled shower, vanity wash basin
Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor): King size bed (180 cm) could be converted into 2 single beds, ancient style bathtub, cut stone vanity basin, bidet. There is a water closet for 2 bedrooms
Bedroom 3 (Upper Floor): King size bed (180 cm), access to the terrace sharing bathroom with bedroom 4
Bedroom 4 (Upper Floor): 2 Single beds (90 cm x 90 cm), library, polished concrete bathroom with bathtub and shower shared with bedroom 3. There is a water closet for 2 bedrooms
Bedroom 5 (Guest House): King size bed (180 cm) could be converted into 2 single beds, bathroom with bathtub, basin, water closet
Bedroom 6 (Pool House): 2 Additional single beds (90 cm x 90 cm) with shower room and WC

Pool Details

Swimming pool (15 x 6 m, depth 1.50 m - 4.50 m) warmed by solar cells hidden on the roof top. The bottom color gives the water its rare luminosity
The pool uses a chlorine-free salt electrolysis system
Electric cover system
On surface and underwater musical system

Staff and Services

Cleaning: 5 hours per week Tuesdays (2 hours 30 minutes) and Thursdays (2 hours 30 minutes)
Bed, bath and pool linen provided (Change of house linens on Thursday on a 2 week rental basis)
Final cleaning
Welcome first necessities (water, juice, bread, cheese, jam, cereals, milk, eggs)
Meet and greet
Garden caretaker
Pool maintenance once a week

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Extra cleaning
Chef or cook
Shopping service

Location Details

Airport: Avignon, 40 minutes by car
At the heart of the Provencal countryside, far from the crowd and the noise, you will enjoy being alone while standing 5 minutes from Gordes and its small shops as well as of Coustellet farmer's market
Supermarkets and access to the motorway to the beaches (A7) in Cavaillon is about 15 minutes by car
Avignon is a 30-minute drive
TGV train station, airport, motorway to Spain/Italy Marseilles International Airport: 1-hour drive

Villa Notes

Children are welcomed

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
September 24, 2022 - December 17, 2022
6 7 $ 1,221 *
December 17, 2022 - January 02, 2023
6 7 $ 1,541 *
January 02, 2023 - May 27, 2023
6 7 $ 1,221 *
May 27, 2023 - June 24, 2023
6 7 $ 1,541 *
June 24, 2023 - August 26, 2023
6 7 $ 1,965 *
August 26, 2023 - September 23, 2023
6 7 $ 1,541 *
September 23, 2023 - December 16, 2023
6 7 $ 1,221 *
December 16, 2023 - January 02, 2024
6 7 $ 1,541 *
January 02, 2024 - May 25, 2024
6 7 $ 1,221 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details *

Please be advised a security deposit will be collected at time of booking and returned after travel. The prices above are communicated per night according to the number of nights minimum. For shorter or longer stays, ask for a quotation. This can be more or less expensive than the expected prorated amount.

Security Deposit Details

€2,000 - Collected in advance

Minimum Stay Details

1 Week. Rentals done from Sunday to Sunday.  Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Accidental Damage Waiver

A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.

Exclusive Offers

Your next villa vacation just got even better. Reserve your dream 2023 villa vacation by December 4th, 2022, and you'll receive up to a $2,000 Concierge Credit to use towards luxury in-villa services and unforgettable experiences. From private chef service to a sunset catamaran cruise, what will you add to your villa experience?


Offer valid for new bookings made between 11/20/22 – 12/04/22 travel from 1/9/23 - 12/31/23. Amount is based on the base villa cost only. Minimum booking value of $5,000 applies. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Services offered are subject to availability. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.

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Location

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.