We spent two weeks in the summer of 2016 at the Bastide de la Lezardiere. The house and the location are beautiful and the view from the pool is spectacular. It is located in a quiet area, beside a road but the road is rather quiet so it is not an inconvenience, You can walk to the village in about 15 min and there are many hiking possibilities.
The Bastide is newly renovated and the apartments are furnished in a modern style, although some of the equipment are not very good quality and so we did wonder how it would age. In particular we found the bed was quite uncomfortable. The flat is spacious especially the living area and the linen is included in the price, but if you decide to stay more than a week the linen will not be changed! Unfortunately there is no washing machine but a chargeable washing service is offered.
Most of the hosts are friendly mostly and are ready to make recommendations if you need any, although one did not said hello to us during the entire stay which was explained as trying to be discrete. The hosts live partly in the Bastide and partly in a house located on the grounds of the Bastide so the owners are around a lot and sometimes one can miss having more intimacy in a holiday rental vs chambres d'hôtes.
The strangest part of our visit was however when we were advised, shortly upon arrival, to make sure our children did not to pee in the pool as the pool would turn green. We were never convinced the pee of a two year old could affect an entire swimming pool but the hosts were there all the time and quite insistent so we felt obliged to put nappies instead of bathing suits, despite these having no absorption material. If there would have been written pool instructions that would have been fine but to find us in a discussion about infants’ pee shortly after arriving on holiday was bizarre. Despite this the pool is excellent but the extensive use of fake grass, which gets very hot in the sun, on the terrace and around the pool spoils the effect.
We enjoyed our holiday in Fontaine de Vaucluse because of the area but we will not return to the Bastide nor recommend it to a friend.