La Fontaine

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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10% off second week for all two-week bookings.
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Discount will be applied at the time of booking. Offer valid from 5th September 2018.

In the peaceful surroundings of your Provençal garden, it’s hard to believe you are only a few minutes drive from the wonderful city of Avignon. Set in the heights of the city with the Rhône separating you from the old town, this beautiful holiday home offers tranquillity and privacy and is an ideal place for family or friends wanting to explore this stunning part of southern France. The vast garden is divine with Mediterranean colours and scents, gentle lawns and mature trees providing shade in the summer sun.

The glorious swimming pool is surrounded by swathes of lavender and a wonderful terrace for bathing in the sun or you can seek out a hidden corner amongst the roses to escape with a good book and a glass of local wine. The villa offers al-fresco dining at its best with a characterful terrace ideal for a feast of Provençal delights.

Inside you will not be disappointed with the spacious living room offering comfort with colourful artwork adorning the walls and a fire-place for cooler evenings. The cosy kitchen has everything you will need and there’s an elegant dining area for guests to enjoy.

Each of the five bedrooms features air-conditioning and are individual in style with pretty fabrics or quirky pieces of furniture and some have lovely French balconies looking over the garden. One of the twin bedrooms is a separate studio in the gardens, ideal for older teenagers craving independence, grandparents or simply if travelling with friends seeking a little more privacy.

This is a formidable area of Provençal landscapes, idyllic hilltop villages and world renowned towns. It’s just a five minutes drive to beautiful Avignon where you can explore the winding streets, experience the excellent dining opportunities and visit two UNESCO world heritage sites, the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge. There’s horse-riding and some lovely walks nearby plus older kids will love kayaking along the Rhône or Sorgue.

A little further afield you will find the historical city of Nîmes (40km) with its fine collection of Roman remains including the stunning aqueduct, Pont du Gard, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Or head south to experience the natural beauty of the Camargue, a beautiful combination of land, lagoon and sea with pink flamingos, wild white horses and endless wild countryside.

La Fontaine is the perfect place for relaxation in lovely Provençal surroundings with a wealth of wonderful villages, towns and cities to explore in this captivating region.

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What you should know…

  • The owners request no guests under the age of 10
  • There is air-conditioning in the bedrooms only (from 2019)
  • The fifth bedroom is a separate studio in the gardens, ideal for older teenagers, grandparents or friends seeking privacy
  • Car hire is needed in order to explore this wonderful part of Provence 

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Working Fireplace Heating

Main Villa + Studio Bedroom (max. 10 guests)

Villa Interior (280m2)

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas and fire-place
- Dining area
- Well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, oven, microwave, hob, fridge

First Floor

- Master bedroom with double bed, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with bath and Italian shower
- Two double bedrooms
- One twin bedroom
- Bathroom

Separate Studio Bedroom (Located next to the swimming pool)

- Twin beds
- Bathroom

Outside Grounds


- Private swimming pool (14mx6m)
- Gardens (approx. 2500m2)
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Gas BBQ
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only, from 2019)
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hi-Fi
- Sunbeds

Location

About the surrounding area of La Fontaine
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Based in the heights of Avignon, in the Villeneuve-lez-Avignon region, the villa enjoys a great location just a short drive from the impressive Fort Saint-André.

It’s a much loved area and in the past nobles built their villas and palaces here, sheltered from view in the hills.  Within a few minutes drive, stroll the cobblestone streets, sample fine wines and oysters or drink coffee under the towering chestnut trees. Don’t miss the famous and brilliant Brocantes market every Saturday morning which attracts the most serious of antique dealers. Just near the villa, towards the Rhône, you will find the Collines des Morgues, an enclosed wooded park with marked trails, picnic spots and play areas with lovely views over towards the city.

The small and lively city of Avignon (2km) is just five minutes drive away. Explore the winding medieval streets, experience the excellent dining opportunities and visit two UNESCO world heritage sites, the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge. The covered market offers all sorts of delights or head to the weekend farmers, flower and flea markets for wonderful local produce and a bargain or two. The bohemian quarter of the city, just next to the Sorgue river, has more of a village atmosphere with its artists, musicians, cafes and wine-bars.

The region is in the heart of this formidable area of vineyards, idyllic hilltop villages, world-renowned towns, and summer landscapes of sunflowers. Gordes (50km) is just one of the beautiful villages worth visiting with stunning architecture, set in the outstanding Luberon region, surrounded by lavender fields in the summer months. Or head south to the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles and the charming town of St-Remy-de-Provence (27km) where you can soak up the true Provencal way of life, especially on markets days. Wine lovers mustn’t miss out on a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape (22km) whilst Van Gogh’s precious Arles (42km) and Baux-de-Provence (35km), one of France’s acclaimed ‘plus beaux villages’ are also within easy reach.
Those looking for activity have so much on their doorstep

There is both horse-riding and golf within a short drive and both the immediate and wider area are a walkers and cyclists paradise with stunning countryside and landscapes. Older children will love kayaking along the Rhône or Sorgue and there are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways and open castles to trekking across the tree tops and visiting a zoo.

History lovers should also visit the city of Nîmes (42km) with its fine collection of Roman remains including Maison Carree, one of the best preserved Roman temples in the country. Just north of the city is the stunning Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Another highlight of this area is the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the Camargue, which can be visited in a day. A beautiful combination of land, lagoon and sea with pink flamingos, wild white horses, rice fields and endless wild countryside, this natural park covers 900 square kilometres of land and beaches. Endless activities can be offered including quad biking and jeep tours across this diverse area. You can also see the traditional and interesting farms where the Gardiens (cowboys) raise bulls for the bullrings of Languedoc and Spain.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Avignon

(2km-5mins)

Nearest Airport Avignon/Nîmes/Arles

(13km-25mins/50km-45mins/90km-1h 5mins)

Nearest Supermarket Avignon

(5mins drive)

Nearest Bar/Pub Avignon

(5mins drive)

Nearest Restaurant Avignon

(5mins drive)

Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Please note that this property is not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge

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
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

- Maid service
- Extra linen and towel change
- Concierge

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €3000 payable locally upon arrival via cheque, cash or credit card.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.0 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Mid-stay change on the Friday or Monday for stays of more than one week also included.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Mid-stay clean on the Friday or Monday for stays of more than one week also included.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days possible on request only.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note childrend under 10 are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is only available in the bedrooms (from 2019).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £2,251
May 25th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 £2,494
Jun 8th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 £2,737
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £4,197
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £2,737
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 £2,251
Mar 28th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,251
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £2,494
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £2,737
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £4,197
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £2,737
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 £2,251

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €2,486
May 25th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 €2,755
Jun 8th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 €3,024
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €4,636
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,024
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 €2,486
Mar 28th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,486
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €2,755
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €3,024
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €4,636
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,024
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 €2,486

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $2,809
May 25th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 $3,113
Jun 8th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 $3,417
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $5,239
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $3,417
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 $2,809
Mar 28th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,809
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $3,113
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $3,417
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $5,239
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $3,417
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 $2,809

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • This rental is wonderful.

    Posted by Joyce on 18/10/2018

    Hosts are very responsive, the small village of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is a delight and it is an easy 15 min ride to Avignon. Grounds of the house are amazing, the house has ever amenity you could want, lovely pool area, well stocked kitchen and gracious host. Has a laundry room and a barbecue. A perfect rental.

  • A perfect rental!

    Posted by Joyce on 02/10/2018

    This rental is wonderful. Hosts are very responsive, the small village is a delight and it is an easy 15 min ride to Avignon. Grounds of the house are amazing, the house has ever amenity you could want, lovely pool area, well stocked kitchen and gracious host. Has a laundry room and a barbecue.

  • Perfect Getaway!

    Posted by Chris on 05/09/2018

    Hosts were there to meet us exactly as agreed. Very helpful and polite. This is a beautiful, spacious, well equipped house in a great location. The garden is the highlight - absolutely stunning! We would definitely come back here to stay again.

  • Stunning Holiday!

    Posted by Laurent on 05/08/2018

    Wonderful House, well equipped. The garden is sublime. Host are were welcoming and caring. We will come back!

  • Amazing holiday!

    Posted by Pasquier on 18/07/2018

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    Posted by Pasquier on 17/07/2018

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