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View of the 'Vallée de Fée' (Fairy Valley) from the terrace
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View of the 'Vallée de Fée' (Fairy Valley) from the terrace
Roussillon House (with red front door) Living room overlooking the terrace and the 'Vallée de Fée'
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8 reviews
View of the 'Vallée de Fée' (Fairy Valley) from the terrace
Roussillon House (with red front door)
Living room overlooking the terrace and the 'Vallée de Fée'
Dining room overlooking the terrace
Well equipped kitchen with breakfast table and chairs
Master bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Main bathroom with pedestal bath, handbasin and toilet
Shower room with handbasin and separate wc
Entrance hall with stairs (not suitable for very young children)
Terrace
Restaurant, patisserie, ice-cream shop and art gallery on the doorstep
One of many shops selling Provencal produce
Central square with restaurants and bistros
Central square with restaurants and bistros
The unique palette of colours found iin Roussillon
Ochre cliffs of Roussillon
Roussillon village
Twin bedroom window looks down onto this most photographed street in Roussillon
Typical village houses in Roussillon
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Roussillon, Gordes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Thymus2
Northern, VA
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful and serene!”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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My husband, young teens and I had a wonderful visit to this lovely small house in Roussillon. Here are pros and cons we experienced; the positives easily outweighed the few issues.

Pro:
Location, location, location. This house is in the heart of Roussillon, a gorgeous hilltop town in Provence whose colors have inspired painters and which hosts numerous art galleries. The red front door is on a quiet central square, next to an ice cream shop (which still has the awning of the previous shop, a patisserie) and steps from a good lunch café.

The town is somewhat touristy but the house has thick walls and is quiet enough to get a good night's sleep - we had no problems with noise even though a few of the restaurants stay open late.

The town contains, all within a short walk, a grocery store, charcuterie/butcher, pharmacy, baker/patisserie, numerous art galleries, restaurant/cafes, and ice cream parlors, as well as gourmet grocery and souvenir shops. Just outside the town is the Sentier des Ocres, a gentle hike through ochre–colored hills.

Attractive décor: white walls and whitewashed wood; white spiral stair; a few tasteful wall decorations here and there. The upstairs bathroom, for example, has a white vintage tub, shelf with carefully arranged shells, and mirror surrounded by weathered wood.

Terrace with great view. The cool terrace, paved with large bricks, provides a fabulous view of tile roofs, treetops in the valley below, picturesque houses far away, and nothing to mar the sight. On the terrace are a table, chairs, and large potted olive tree and flowering plants. We had breakfasts on the terrace, and our kids played games there. Curtained glass doors from the family room (with TV and couches) and from the adjoining dining room lead onto the terrace.

Kitchen. The kitchen has basics - plates, glasses and mugs, utensils, corkscrew, chef's knives and cooking implements, pots and pans, tea ball - as well as copper sinks and a large professional–looking gas stove. It also has a dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, automatic tea pot, and microwave, all of which worked fine for us. You also receive whatever supplies the hosts or previous guests may have left: plastic wrap, salt and pepper, tea, coffee, filters, olive oil, dishwashing soap, etc.

The windows, which open when desired and are not screened, all have curtains. Two of the bedrooms, including the master, have lovely views of tile roofs and treetops and the valley beyond. One bedroom (the room with two twin beds) has a view of the coral wall on the other side of a picturesque alley one walks up to reach the house from behind.

The house has a store room stocked with French and English games, summer reading and DVDs. It also contained clothing racks, folding chairs, an iron and ironing board. Other helpful touches included umbrellas in an urn by door, a market basket on hooks by the door, and shelves and/or drawers in each room, including a wardrobe with plenty of hangers in the master.

The house has three bathrooms. Two are downstairs (one has a toilet; the other has a sink, ample counter space, and smallish shower with a good shower head). The one upstairs has the tub. Water pressure was good, and there was no problem with adjusting the temperature.

The wi/fi worked well. The password is in the binder of information at the house.

The owner and property manager speak English; the owner lives in England and the property manager lives in a nearby town and came to meet us, provide the key and show us around the house when we arrived. She was very helpful and the handover was smooth.

Cons:
No a/c. We visited in mid-July, and the first night and following day were sweltering. Fortunately, the rest of our stay was more temperate, with cool evenings, and we needed the blankets on the beds those nights. We left the drapes closed during the day and opened the windows at night and during cool mornings – there weren't any mosquitoes to speak of. There is a fan in each bedroom, and we used those as well. On the temperate days, this worked well.

Towels. My husband and I each received a bath towel and a hand towel. Since I use washcloths to wash my face morning and night, I purchased a set and left them for the house.

Dryer. Despite several suggestions from the owner, we could not get the dryer to work – every button combination we tried turned out to be another method of starting a wash cycle. Ultimately, I gave up and dried the laundry on clothing racks. I would have preferred using a dryer to remove lint and minimize the need for ironing.

Some of the art on the walls is a bit eclectic. It doesn't matter, however, and my kids liked the paintings.

The staircase only has a handrail for the top portion. This would not be safe for families with young children or anyone with balance issues, since it would be easy to trip and fall.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Aug 2015
We thank our guests for taking the time to give this very comprehensive review of their holiday at the Roussillon House. This will be very helpful for future guests in helping them plan their holiday.
We regret that our guests were not able to use the drying function on the washer dryer despite the instructions but the warm weather and the clothes rack made drying clothes very quick and easy on the terrace.
As for the art, this is always a subjective thing and we are glad some of the pieces were appreciated.
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jennymike...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful views from this clean and spacious property”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This property was as advertised, with the most beautiful views over the valley. The house was very spacious and very clean, and at the same time was also comfortable and homely.

We used the home as a base to explore the Luberon area and also as a rest break during our European holiday. The property was very well suited to both these needs with the use of a car.

The only reason I am not rating this property 5/5, is that I found the bed and lounges a little soft. In every other aspect the house was excellent and exceeded my expectations.

As advertised, the house is over two levels. The stairs and the upstairs windows are not completely railed. For this reason the house may not be suitable for everyone eg families with young children. This was not an issue for us.

We would love to return to the house and Roussillon and thank the owner and agent for renting this property to us.

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Liked best: Spectacular views, quiet (in October), very clean, spacious, very well equipped.
Liked least: Bed in master bedroom and lounges were a little soft for us.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Feb 2015
We thank our guests for booking with us & giving a generally very positive review to our property but especially for taking the trouble to draw to our attention what needed improving to make their stay even better. We have taken on-board this feedback and have replaced both the mattress and sofa identified as being “soft”. We hope that this will further improve the level of comfort of our guests in the future.
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