Petite Savane

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Petite Savane is a charming little bolthole in the heart of a gorgeous Provençal village. With its own rose-clad patio, al-fresco dining table and mini-pool alongside stylish and characterful interiors, it’s the perfect base for admiring nearby L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and the captivating landscapes of the Luberon.

This boutique-style abode has been exquisitely renovated in very recent years. It is part of a larger building that was once a silkworm factory upstairs and then a haybarn and 18th century wine cellar. Nowadays, this part of the house (on the lower level) sleeps up to 4 guests across two pretty bedrooms.

The inside has been cleverly designed to make the most of the intimate space with an open-plan lounge with air-conditioning, Smart TV and a well-equipped side kitchen, leading through to two individual bedrooms, each one with its own contemporary shower. The first double has exposed stone walls and a wealth of character with doors opening out to the patio whilst the other bedroom is so pretty with its simple yet chic furnishings and fittings.

Step out of your patio and you are in the heart of this old Provençal village. A highly recommended auberge is less than 100m away, whilst a couple of other restaurants, a bakery, butchers, bar-tabac and grocery store are also within a short stroll. A wider variety of shops can be found in nearby Coustellet as well as a weekly Farmer’s market and the Lavender Museum.

Antique lovers will adore L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, just 6km away, a picturesque riverside town with waterwheels and lovely restaurants, and it’s famous Sunday morning brocante is not to be missed. Meanwhile, nearby Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a paradise for hikers and canoeing/kayaking enthusiasts, both wonderful ways to appreciate the incredible natural beauty of this region.

Indeed, this is a fantastic location for exploring Provence with Avignon only 33km to the west and Aix-en-Provence just over an hour away heading south-east. Venture to the perched villages of the Luberon (Gordes and Ménerbes, for example) for atmospheric markets, enticing restaurants and idyllic vistas and soak up the Saturday morning ambience in historic Apt on market day. Both the Luberon and Les Alpilles offer a wealth of opportunities for walking, cycling, wine or olive oil tasting and yet more glorious experiences and adventures in Provence.

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What you should know…

  • The courtyard is home to a ‘mini-pool’ (1.4x1.8m, max depth: 0.55m) - it has no safety feature due to its size.
  • Air-conditioning is in the lounge only.
  • Each of the bedrooms has its own en suite showers open-plan to the bedrooms.
  • There is a narrow car parking spot just off the road near the entrance (suitable for a small car only) or there are car parks in the village you may prefer to use.
  • 3-bedroom Grange des Prairies is part of the same building and is rented out separately (Petite Savane is on the lower floor but they each have their own entrance). They can also be rented together to sleep up to 10 guests (subject to availability) – pretty stairs connect the two parts of the house.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Coffee Machine All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating Parking Space

Petite Savane Interiors

-    Small lounge with air-conditioning, sofa and side kitchen, well-equipped including oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and toaster
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed (160x200cm) and shower in the bedroom
-    Bedroom with double bed (140x200cm) and shower in the bedroom
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds

-    Small patio with ‘mini-pool’ (1.4x1.8m, max depth: 0.55m)
-    Table and chairs for al-fresco dining
-    Deck chairs

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (lounge only)
-    Smart TV
-    Washing machine

For larger groups it is also possible to rent 3-bedroom Grange des Prairies which is part of the same building (the two levels above with its own private entrance). They can be connected via a pretty staircase.

Location

About the surrounding area of Petite Savane
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the heart of a traditional Vaucluse village in Provence, 33km from historic Avignon, Petite Savane enjoys a wonderful location for exploring nearby L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse as well as the beautiful landscapes of the Luberon and beyond.

Just step through the patio’s entrance gate, past the car parking space (it’s narrow, for a small car only) and stroll down the road to a couple of restaurants (including a highly regarded auberge within 100m), a café-tabac and village épicerie.

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (6km) is a must-visit during your time here, known as the “little Venice of Provence”. Sit on a riverside terrace for lunch overlooking one of the town’s waterwheels before pottering around little antique shops. The Sunday morning brocante is one of the most popular in southern France.  

In the other direction, as you approach the Luberon, is Coustellet (5.5km), a handy village to visit thanks to its range of attractive food shops, supermarket, Lavender Museum and weekly Farmer’s market. Just outside the village, near Oppède, is an excellent winery and the Musée de l'Huile d'Olive. The idyllic perched village of Oppède le Vieux (11km) is also worthy of your time!

Elsewhere in the Luberon, come across cherry orchards, lavender fields, vineyards and incredible landscapes of woodland, farms and idyllic hilltop villages, including Gordes (12km), Ménerbes (13km) and Roussillon (21km), three of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Gastronomes should head to the Saturday morning market in historic Apt (29km) or simply enjoy leisurely lunches on restaurant terraces with views of the glorious Luberon scenery. The region is a paradise for cyclists, keen walkers and even rock-climbers.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (6km) is also known for its outstanding natural beauty and hiking trails alongside canoeing and kayaking down the Sorgue River. Meanwhile, golf-lovers note that Golf de Saumane’s 18 holes are just a short drive away.

For further exploring across Provence, spend the day admiring the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Avignon (33km), follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in artistic Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (34km) or spend time in some of Les Alpilles’ gorgeous villages such as Les Baux-de-Provence, Eygalières and Maussane-les-Alpilles – bring back some of France’s finest extra virgin olive oil!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille Airport

(64km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nîmes Airport

(72km)

Nearest Train Station L'Isle-sur-Sorgue/Avignon TGV

(7km/31km)

Nearest Village In the heart of a village

(0km)

Nearest Restaurant In the village

(100m)

Nearest Shop Épicerie

(Within 600m)

Nearest Supermarket Super U et Drive

(6km)

Nearest Town L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

(6km)

Nearest City Avignon

(33km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

This part of Provence offers a wealth of activities to keep families entertained during their time at this village abode.

Hop in the car and within a 5-minute drive there is a much-loved accrobranche (tree-top activity centre) with trails suitable for children aged 4+ (height restrictions also apply) and a play zone for younger kids aged 18+ months – check opening times in advance (from early July to late August it is usually open daily, weekends at other times in spring and autumn).

There are canoeing and kayaking excursions along the Sorgue River near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. You will also be able to find a range of other activities near here, some only available in late July and August, such as mini-golf and paintballing. Look out for the little amusement park, Nestor le castor, and hire bikes or make the most of the many hiking opportunities if you are experienced walkers.  

Discover cycling trails through the Luberon, horse-riding in the landscapes of Les Alpilles, caves dotted around the region (including Grottes de Thouzon) and other theme parks around an hour away including Parc Spirou between Avignon and Carpentras.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • At-home Massages 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Mid-stay clean/linen change and extra cleaning
- At-home massage services

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!

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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 €700 charged to client's credit card by OT as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.20 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? No, extra €99, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean. 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs The courtyard is home to a ‘mini-pool’ (1.4m x 1.8m, max depth: 0.55m) so best suited for cooling off. It has no safety feature due to its small size. Please note that mini-pool is closed from November to May, however, opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights in high season. 4 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is in the lounge only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £792 £990 £1,386
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £1,733
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 12th 2024 £792 £990 £1,386
Nov 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £278 £347 £486
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £792 £990 £1,386
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 8th 2025 £278 £347 £486
Feb 8th 2025 - Mar 8th 2025 £792 £990 £1,386
Mar 8th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £278 £347 £486
Mar 29th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £792 £990 £1,386
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £1,733
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £792 £990 £1,386

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €860 €1,076 €1,505
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €1,882
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 12th 2024 €860 €1,076 €1,505
Nov 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €301 €377 €527
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €860 €1,076 €1,505
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 8th 2025 €301 €377 €527
Feb 8th 2025 - Mar 8th 2025 €860 €1,076 €1,505
Mar 8th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €301 €377 €527
Mar 29th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €860 €1,076 €1,505
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €1,882
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €860 €1,076 €1,505

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $923 $1,154 $1,615
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $2,018
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 12th 2024 $923 $1,154 $1,615
Nov 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $323 $404 $566
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $923 $1,154 $1,615
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 8th 2025 $323 $404 $566
Feb 8th 2025 - Mar 8th 2025 $923 $1,154 $1,615
Mar 8th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $323 $404 $566
Mar 29th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $923 $1,154 $1,615
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $2,018
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $923 $1,154 $1,615

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

When did you become the owner?

On 1 August 2021 - we then spent 22 months renovating this magnificent village house.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The verdant village garden with its tall trees is absolutely magical, especially at night with its view of the illuminated 12th-century medieval castle.
The 220° view from the upstairs terrace is absolutely breathtaking!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

This house was a silkworm farm upstairs and a shop on the ground floor, as well as a hay barn and wine cellar in the 18th century.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really...

Must do? Visit the antique village of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and the village of Oppède-Le-Vieux....

Must eat? restaurant: "Auberge de Lagnes", 70m walk from the house....

- Must see? Visit the ochres of Roussillon, the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse chasm,...

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

The perfect place to explore the whole of Provence or recharge your batteries in a fabulous, relaxing location.

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Reviews

  • Une perle rare

    on 20/07/2023

    Voilà une perle rare au cœur du village de Lagnes. Une bâtisse rénovée avec raffinement s’ouvre sur un splendide jardin bordé d’une piscine.Un havre de paix. Un vrai bonheur..Bravo pour cette belle réalisation dans laquelle rien ne manque. Je recommande.

  • Gorgeous apartment!

    on 01/07/2023

    Gorgeous apartment! It’s a great location, while visiting the Luberon region! Our host was wonderful and very welcoming! Would highly recommend it!

  • Très très bien rénové avec goût.

    on 27/04/2023

    Très très bien rénové avec goût.

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