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.