“Beautiful and Idyllic Place to spend our wedding anniversary” We had a wonderful holiday, and Belle de Jour could not have been a better place to spend our 10th wedding anniversary. We loved the building, both inside and out, and felt it had so much character, from the furnishings to the stone walls and stairs that really gave it the air of an old farmhouse. It was completely beautiful. We loved the seclusion, the view and (of course) the quite breathtaking pool which we spent many happy hours in, between exploring the surrounding countryside and villages.
The villa is placed at the end of a quiet driveway, and is literally a five minute drive from the town of Gordes (officially one of the most beautiful villages in France) - alternatively, if you enjoy a walk there is a shortcut along empty lanes which brings you out, after a peaceful 20 minutes, by the main road into the village. Belle de Jour itself is stunning, very secluded, with an amazing private swimming pool. Inside, the villa has all the amenities you could ask for, and is tastefully furnished throughout. Downstairs is the main dining / living room, bathroom (plus luxurious shower) plus WC, upstairs the two bedrooms (on two separate floors) (the topmost bedroom has its own en suite bathroom).
We stayed for two weeks in order to make the most of the trip, hiring a car and alternating between lazing around the pool and exploring the many beautiful villages in the area - Belle de Jour is really perfectly placed to do so. It was magical to sit out in the evening with the pool lights on, just listening to the cicadas.
All in all, we couldn't fault this as a place to stay. The holiday was a present to ourselves to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and first foreign holiday (from the UK) since we got married. This idyllic holiday villa was, quite simply, the best choice we could have made. The owner, Valerie, was a wonderful person to deal with, and despite our laughable French all of the locals we met were equally friendly. We definitely hope to return!
“Great place to stay” This was our first stay at Les Cerisiers and had a most relaxing and peaceful break.The gite was most delightful, clean, modern and had everything you could want.
We found St. Saturnin-les-Apt a good base with restaurants, bars and shops a 10 minute picturesque walk away.
We enjoyed sitting by the pool after our trips out and the early evening drinks at the place de l'apero was a lovely touch.
David and Karen were most welcoming hosts with lots of tips about the area and the booking of restaurants should you need it.
Overall a great stay in a perfect location - I am sure we will return in the future.
Thank you David & Karen for a most enjoyable and comfortable stay.