Maison La Montagnette

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

This is Provence in all its glory – an 18th century home with a beautiful estate surrounded by wooded hills covered with rosemary and thyme. Yet you are a few minutes drive from a picturesque village and a little further to the pretty city of Avignon, making it the perfect home for guests wanting to stay in this idyllic part of southern France.

The interiors of Maison La Montagnette have been sensitively restored into a welcoming home full of character and charm alongside modern amenities. On cooler evenings you can gather by the roaring fire and keen pianists, or even novices, can play a tune or two. In the summer French doors open up to the lovely gardens filled with the scent of rose and lavender. Bedrooms are warm and cosy, decorated with bright colours and sumptuous bed linen; this is a really homely and lovely place to stay.

Outside the swimming pool awaits you for leisurely afternoons cooling off or enjoy long lunches by the pool house. Take an evening aperitif on the south-facing terrace or wander around the hectare of grounds full of shady trees and Provençal plants. The owner can arrange to cook you wonderful evening meals using only the best local ingredients or there is a choice of restaurants within a short drive.   

Situated just south of Avignon, you are perfectly positioned between the idyllic villages of Les Alpilles National Park to the south and the lovely city of Avignon with its two UNESCO world heritage sites. Closer to home, the village of Barbentane has a picturesque old centre with pretty cafes and restaurants, a boulangerie and grocery shop plus some impressive historical buildings. There are several hiking trails in the nearby hills and beyond.

The region is in the heart of this formidable area of vineyards, idyllic hilltop villages, world-renowned towns, and summer landscapes of sunflowers. Gordes is just one of the beautiful villages in the outstanding Luberon region or head south to the charming town of St-Rémy where you can soak up the true Provençal way of life, especially on markets days. Wine lovers mustn’t miss out on a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape whilst Van Gogh’s precious Arles and Baux-de-Provence, one of France’s acclaimed ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, are also within easy reach.

After a day exploring, you will appreciate the calmness of the lovely wooded surroundings when you return to your beautiful estate and home. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner
  • Air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.
  • Two additional single beds can be made available on request (supplement)
  • The beautiful grounds are unenclosed and lead to wooded hills covered in rosemary and thyme

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner

House Interior

Ground Floor

- Living-dining room with fire-place. Doors opening up to west-facing terrace.
- Kitchen, well equipped including fridge, freezer, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. 
- Access to laundry room in garage

First Floor

- 2 x Double bedroom (180x200cm beds)
- 2 x Twin bedroom (90x200cm beds)
- Bathroom with shower

- Shower room
- Separate WC

Air-conditioning in bedrooms only.

2 x additional single bed available on request

Outside Grounds

- Salt water swimming pool (14mx5m, depth 1.2-2m) with safety cover
- Pool house with outside shower and WC and fridge
- Al-fresco dining terrace

- Gas BBQ

- Boules
pitch
- Gardens (unenclosed, 1 hectare)
- Swing

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Satellite/cable TV
- DVD player

- Hi-Fi

- Books
- Games

- Children’s toys
- Piano

- Table-tennis
- Swing

- Hairdryers

- Washing machine and dryer

- Iron and ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison La Montagnette
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The village of Barbentane (3km) has a picturesque old centre with pretty cafes, impressive historical buildings and some of the original medieval doors into the village. You’ll find a boulangerie and some good grocery shops for local fruit, vegetables and cheeses as well as some restaurants in the village. There are several hiking trails in the nearby hills and beyond.

The small and lively city of Avignon is just a short 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 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 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  whilst Van Gogh’s precious Arles and Baux-de-Provence, 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 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. Also, not to be missed are the two festivals of Pentecote held in June and September.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon/Nimes

(19km/43km)

Nearest Village Barbentane

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Barbentane

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Contact

(6km)

Nearest Town/City Avignon

(14km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Barbentane

(6km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Provence is a wonderful place for families with kids of all ages.  There is a wealth of characterful villages, towns and cities to discover across the region.  Visit a typical Provençal market and try some amazing new foods or simply wander around charming villages soaking up the atmosphere and admiring artists at work.

Follow the Van Gogh path around St-Rémy, looking out for the sign-boards featuring paintings he made in the village or head a little out to the archaeological site of Glanum.

Discover the art and museums in nearby Arles or head north to explore Avignon by the little train that takes you across the city including the Pont d’Avignon or take a boat trip across the Rhone. 

Create memories by kayaking along the Sorgue or hire canoes by the magnificent Pont du Gard, near Nimes. Try rock-climbing in Les Alpilles or find a pony-club for younger ones. This part of Provence also offers wonderful trails for walking, cycling and horse-riding in the area.

Young and old train lovers alike will adore the model railway, the JardiTrain, just south of Carpentras or the more adventurous can discover the fantastic Tree-Top activity centres in the Luberon, Nimes or Salon-de-Provence. 

Animal lovers should head to Zoo La Barben with over 600 species of animals across several hectares of land.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane Rental
  • Wine-tasting, Cooking Classes and Well-being Coach 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
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- 24h Concierge
- Private chef
- Airport/train station pick-up/drop-off
- Chaffeur/private car rental
- Bike rental
- Boat rental
- Private plane rental
- Shopping service
- Babysitting
- Butler
- Well-being coach
- Cooking classes
- Wine-tasting
- Booking of local activities (restaurants, festivals, concerts, exhibitions etc.)

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 €1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. Late arrivals after 9.00 p.m. may be charged a late arrival fee of €120.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
End of stay cleaning included? No, extra cost of €300 to be paid at the same time as the security deposit. A mid-stay clean is included for stays of 14 nights or more.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Heating costs included? Extra €80/week from November to end of March. Included during all other periods.
Other Ts and Cs Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy must be provided to the owner minimum one month before arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €2-€4 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).

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Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,452
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,353
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,187
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £4,706
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £6,226
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,842
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £2,767
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 £1,937
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,683
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £2,495
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,450
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £2,350
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,182
May 31st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £4,699
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £6,216
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,835
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 £2,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,580
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,560
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,467
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €5,120
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €6,773
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,268
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,010
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 €2,107
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,831
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €2,714
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,577
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €2,556
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,462
May 31st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €5,112
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €6,763
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,260
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 €3,006

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,713
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $2,777
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,760
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $5,553
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $7,346
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,713
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $3,265
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 $2,286
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,986
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $2,944
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,710
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $2,772
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $3,754
May 31st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $5,545
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $7,335
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $5,705
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 $3,260

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.

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