Rental in Provence

Charming & Luxury House

Château la Dorgonne is situated on a little country road in the south of the Luberon, less than 3 km (less than 2 miles) from the centre of the village of La Tour d’Aigues. The long entrance road is lined, on one side by olive and cypress trees with lavender beneath and on the other side by rose bushes and rows of vines.

Marking the entrance of the vineyard, is a magnificent umbrella pine tree. It’s a whole universe devoted to cultivating the vines in respect with the land. Follow the road that slopes gently down to the gate, alongside a stone wall lined with lavenders. Imposing terracotta pots filled with Oleander, open the walk onto the terrace. Above on the right, is the Guardian’s House, over-looking the wine cellar.

Our majestic country house – or Bastide – is entirely restored, ideally situated and surrounded by its vineyard. This gracious, authentic and comfortable house of approximately 600m2 dates from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The classical rendering has been kept with its heavy pastel shutters and decorated with flowering shrubs – box trees, rose-bushes, ivy and oleander. On the first floor, a wrought iron balcony reminds us of the period of this part of the building.

An oak door with a magnificent frame gives access to the living quarters on both sides of the entrance hall and to the staircase with its typical 17th century hand rail leading to the bedrooms and suites on the upper floors.

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The gardens & the swimming-pool

In front of the house is a beautiful terrace surrounded by a sandstone wall. Our two horses live in the paddock below, a little further away are the vegetable garden and fields of olive trees.

A large wide gravel terrace offers an extensive, unobstructed and exclusive view of the valley and the Great Luberon. Centenarian plane trees and a majestic lime tree brighten up the premises and offer necessary shade in the summer season.

The garden furnishings are made of wrought iron. A little further, near the fish pond and a mulberry plane tree and in the center of a private lawn, is the swimming pool.

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The dining room

On the right of the entrance hall, the doors open to the dining room with a long table and chairs to host a large number of guests. A warm atmosphere emanates from the dining room, with its antiques: crockery display, crystal glasses and an 18th century painting depicting a hunting scene.

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The living-room

On the left side of the entrance hall, is the living room, which also opens on to the terrace through french double doors. An authentic 18th century tapestry hangs on the wall. It’s lovely fireplace of carved wood, antique books, photos and objects from Provence give a little “anti-conformist” impression to the room. Three large light coloured sofas arranged in a U-shape allow you to sit comfortably facing the Blue Mountain.

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The Kitchen

The kitchen is the genuine heart of the house and opens on to the terrace close to the entrance gates through french doors. It has a large fireplace made of stone and a polished wooden ledge, a butcher block and semi-professional “Rozière” oven range. A farm table and benches beckon us to enjoy meals in the kitchen…

Enjoy taking your meals

On the Terrace

You will enjoy a pleasant time having your lunch or dinner with your family or friends in the shade of the terrace trees. Facing a panorama and beautiful scenery of rolling countryside and fields, this romantic setting, bright yet shady, will fill you with contentment.