Villa Jolivet

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Sleeps: 19 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved


10% Off!
Wedding Venue Recommended Pool
Wow Factor
Wellness Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Undoubtedly one of the finest quality restorations we've found on our travels in the South of France, Villa Jolivet is a 600 year old farmhouse saved from ruin, and reborn as a glorious fusion of modern luxury and rural tradition.

After years of tireless dedication from the owners, this villa today offers all the mod cons and unique touches you could ever desire from a five star retreat. Stepping through the heavy wooden front doors you enter a large hall with it's own olive tree blooming up from the tiled floor. Across the kitchen, living and dining areas high stone ceilings contrast exquisitely with the tasteful modern furnishings, and provide a constant reminder of the history that surrounds.

Villa Jolivet sits on 40,000 square metres of private land in the verdant Languedoc countryside, conveniently located in seductive Vézénobres, between the Roman city of Nimes and the medieval stronghold of Uzes.

For exhilarating excursions in the surrounding wilderness, there are four mountain bikes and two Quads for guests to use.

Among the vast array of immaculately finished rooms, a few that stood out included the library with its fascinating collection of wise, old books, and grand stone fireplace. Then there's stylish cocktail room leading out to the garden, the cosy cinema room, and a well equipped modern gym that still manages to maintain the character of the building with the climbing wall built into the original stone.

Moving outside you are met with a breathtaking triumph of landscaping, as the long swimming pool stretches out before you, providing the focal point in a fully equipped garden of neat patios, lawns and rows of trees. Guests also have access to such outdoor luxuries as tennis and petanque courts, and a sheltered summer kitchen/lounge area with large custom BBQ.

Villa Jolivet is a truly special villa rental, where no matter the size of your group there will be something for everyone. Why not book a stay now, and come find out what you'll love most about this one of a kind destination!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The pool is not heated.
  • The property has no wheelchair access.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Bicycles Provided Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interior (10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms / Sleeps 19)

- Three bedrooms with air conditioning, and two with mobile AC units
- Broadband Internet/ WiFi
- Satellite TV with English News Channels
- DVD player
- Cd player/ stereo
- Geneva iPod Docks (speaker base)
- Library
- Fans if needed and required
- Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Hair dryers
- Indoor Dining for 18 people
- Wood Burning Fireplace
- Baby Crib/ Cot if needed
- High Chair if needed
- All linens provided
- Pool towels
- Sauna
- Gym

Ground Floor Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

- Bedroom 1 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (2 showers, 2 sinks, WC).
- Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, shares bathroom with bedroom 1.
- Bedroom 3 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (2 showers, 2 sinks, WC).
- Bedroom 4 - One single bed, shares bathroom with bedroom 3.

Second Floor Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

- Bedroom 5 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (2 showers, 2 sinks, WC). Portable A/C. A ladder leads to a mezzanine fitted with 2 single beds.
- Bedroom 6 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (2 showers, 2 sinks, WC). Portable A/C. A ladder leads to a mezzanine fitted with 2 single beds.
- Bedroom 7 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, WC). A/C.
- Bedroom 8 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
- Bedroom 9 - Master bedroom, King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, WC). A/C. A mezzanine is fitted with 2 single beds.


- Bedroom 10 - Double bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). this bedroom is perfect for personnel, nanny, chauffeur, etc...
Outside Grounds

Outside Grounds

- Swimming Pool (7mx25m, max depth: 1.55m) 
- Sun Loungers
- Parasols
- Pool House
- Jacuzzi
- Large Outdoor Terraces
- Outdoor Dining for 18+ People
- Gas BBQ
- Shaded and Grassy areas
- Private Tennis court (quick)
- Terrain de Boules
- 4 bicycles for adults, 3 for kids
- 2 Quads
- Private Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Jolivet
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The old Roman city of Nîmes is only 40 minutes by car, and is also the location of the nearest airport. Often referrred to as the French Rome, Nimes is as a must see for those with an interest in history. Countless incredibly well preserved relics remain from the Roman Empire, including the ancient aqueduct bridge at Pont de Gard, the Roman temple of Maison Carree, and of course the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in France dating back to the 1st or 2nd century AD.

Around 30 minutes away by car, at the source of the Eure, lies the medieval commune of Uzes. The 11th century Tour Fenestrelle is a 42 metre high Romanesque tower that is the definitive landmark, and a must see on a trip to Uzes. The Saturday night market is also famous across the region, selling locally produced food, clothing and plenty of touristy delights.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nimes

(51-60 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Marseille

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Train Station Ales

(7 km)

Nearest Village St privat des vieux

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Ales

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant Vertige des senteurs

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub St privat des vieux

(1 km)

Nearest Shop St privat des vieux

(1 km)

Nearest Supermarket Ales

(3 km)

Nearest Beach La grande motte

(81-90 km)

Nearest Golf Uzes

(31-35 km)

Nearest Piste Alpe d'huez

(Over 100 km)


Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you’re totally cut off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you can still enjoy a slice of authentic French rural life at its finest. A mixture of landscapes also makes it a great place to visit, with a good stretch of coastline offering a totally different experience to more bucolic interiors. Whatever you’re looking for, our range of villas and chateaux in Languedoc means you can get exactly the kind of holiday you want with accommodation that’s perfectly tailored to you, your friends and your family. 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

- Big property
- Swimming pool for kids
- Play room
- Toys outside
- Lots of space


Mattress protector: x4

Baby bath: x1

Pushchair: x1

Potty: x2

Stair gates: x1

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair
  • Potty
  • Stair gates

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome Hamper (extra €50)
- Extra cleaning
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged. Please find menus in the house manual when you arrive.
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Taxi / Car rental

Extras included at this property:

- Daily Maid Service: 3 hours a day 
- Local on-site property manager

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Event information

Villa Jolivet 

This superbly restored ancient Provencal farmhouse just oozes luxury and rustic charm, the perfect combination for a romantic and glamorous wedding. There’s plenty of room on the sweeping lawns for a large marquee and lots of lovely spots for photo opportunities, such as the olive tree flourishing by the elegant stone steps in the front hallway or the pretty patios in the glorious gardens. This is also such an amazing place to stay with its large pool, sauna and jacuzzi – there’s also tennis court, floodlit boules and mountain bike hire for when you have recovered from the celebrations and all night dancing! 

Wedding Reception
A reception for up to 200 people can be hosted in a marquee in the villa grounds and dancing can continue in the marquee or by the swimming pool. 

The music can continue as late as you like as there are no noise restrictions. 

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony could take place in the villa grounds or there is a chapel nearby which you might be able to use. 

Where to Stay
Up to 19 people are able to sleep in the villa. 

Nearby, there are many hotels, gites and B&Bs where other guests can be accommodated. 

Wedding Planning

The owners can recommend an event planner or clients may arrange their own. 

Catering Planner could assist with this or clients may arrange their own caterer. 


Other information

Events can take place between May and September. 

Outdoor parties of 100+ guests require toilet hire. 

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees. All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

The client is able to get a discount of 10% if they rebook the property. The booking has to be done at least one week after departure.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 25% of rental (to be paid by credit card).
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Changed weekly unless agreed otherwise.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday during high season. Wednesday during low season.
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 19 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £15,725
Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £15,725
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £18,346
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 £20,966
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £18,346
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 £15,725

Prices based on an occupancy of 19 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €16,974
Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €16,974
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €19,803
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 €22,632
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €19,803
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 €16,974

Prices based on an occupancy of 19 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $18,085
Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $18,085
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $21,100
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 $24,114
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $21,100
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 $18,085

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
8 Years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The challenge of renovating a massive ruin!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Yes! It is 600 years old. We have books and albums of the work that has Been done!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, lots!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
No strange or difficult guests:)

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Go to Uzes
Really eat?
At Vertige des senteurs
Really see? Pont du Gard

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
We have a folder in the house with all info!



  • Stunning

    on 19/07/2023

    Stunning, vast, special - even better than website photos!

  • Awesome!

    on 18/09/2020

    The house was awesome - was every bit as wonderful as the pictures looked. Had everything we could want (and more!) and the concierge was helpful and quick to respond. We were 17 so it was a little tight to seat us all together around the table in the summer kitchen and the dining room, but it was manageable. Overall, the house really was just "wow"!

  • Mr G Wright

    on 01/09/2015

    I couldn’t recommend this property more highly - having rented various houses in Provence over the last 10 years Villa Jolivet stands out on its own. The house is decorated very tastefully and in keeping with the period but still managed to have all mod cons.
    The outside area is also completed to a very high standard with a fabulous pool , hot tub , sauna , tennis court , floodlight Boules and fantastic outdoor kitchen . The only problem I had was trying to keep 3 teenage boys off the quad bikes !!

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