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Village centre, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) with beautiful views and pool.
Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We have a cot and high chair for babies.We have a cot and high chair for babies.
Pets allowed - Pets are subject to a €50 cash fee for cleaning. Pets are subject to a €50 cash fee for cleaning.
No events - We can recommend local places for a celebration ofWe can recommend local places for a celebration of
No smoking - Strictly no smoking anywhere on the property.Strictly no smoking anywhere on the property.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Pets are welcome by arrangement with owner only.
- A Skype/FaceTime meeting in advance of visit to explain parking, amenities, answer questions etc very useful and so booking accepted on this proviso.
This year-round location is a perfect base for discovering the real Provence. Roussillon is a 3* Belle Village du France and it's not hard to see why. Famous for the striking red ochre cliffs, there's much to discover on foot from the house.
The light on the village is stunning all year round with crisp blue skies and a low-winter sun bringing the ochre colour out in winter to hot sun and a bustling village in summer. Perhaps the two best times of year are spring and autumn.
In spring, Roussillon comes to life with the restaurants and cafes opening onto the pavements and terraces and the Thursday market returning to full force. The weather can be beautiful and the village lovely out of high season.
In autumn the colours are spectacular as the vineyards start to turn to gold and the temperatures still hitting 70 degrees in October.
The ochre trail, lasting an hour or so, from the heart of the village is a must-do. There are numerous shops selling local products and there is strong representation of artists' materials.
Outside the village there are many walks to do and of course, other villages to explore. Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste (home to the Marquis de Sade), Lourmarin and Gordes are all worth visiting. Each village also has it's market day - the Roussillon market is on Thursday mornings.
Further afield the cities of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Orange, Arles, Nimes and Marseille are all within a hour and a half and do-able as day trips. To the north there are also the famous vineyards of the Southern Rhone including Chateuneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras though our local vineyards are also worth a visit. You can taste wine at all of them and maybe buy a little to bring back home.
The house is perfectly positioned in the heart of Roussillon with spectacular views from the terrace and master bedroom and yet even though we are in the middle of the village, the house is quite private at the same time. And unusually for such a centrally placed house, we have a pool.
There are about a dozen bars, cafes and restaurants within a short walk some with great views, some with very good cooking - and one with both!
- english, french
About Clifford Rosen
Alice and Clifford Rosen bought the house in 2005. It was love at first sight - not just the house but the village as well. Having looked at more than 30 houses in the region over a two year period, Rue des Bourgades was the one for us! Previously owned by an American family it was ideal - a village house with all the local amenities, quiet and spacious inside and easily accessible for long-weekends from London. Indeed, we use it often at weekends during winter, normally once a month as it is so easy to get here. Whilst we have made some modifications since buying, it was largely as you see it now. An old house it was re-modelled in the late 80's and the pool installed sometime after that. The furniture is a mixture of mine, my late mother-in-law's and some pieces bought here at the famous antique town of Isle sur l'Sorgues. The artwork is a mixture of artist friends' work, my late mother-in law (an artist) and a few purchases. We live and work in London and take great pride in both our homes. Our London house was featured in 25 Beautiful Houses magazine.
Clifford Rosen purchased this house in 2005
Why Clifford Rosen chose Roussillon
Roussillon is a 3* 'Belle Village du France' and is one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, if not France. The house is right in the middle of the village and has the perfect combination of dramatic views, quiet and private, has a pool and a dozen bars, cafes and restaurants within a very short walk.
What makes this house unique
Everything you could want from a holiday in Provence within walking distance while staying in a beautiful house.