Villa Ancienne Ferme

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

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A beautiful 18th-century farmhouse offering unspoilt views of Mont Ventoux and vast grounds, Villa Ancienne Ferme makes for an exquisite holiday home. Nestled on a hillside with quaint villages nearby and the lively city of Avignon within easy reach, it’s ideally placed for discovering a delightful corner of sunny Provence. 

Lovingly renovated, the house retains plenty of character and personality while boasting high-end amenities. Antique pieces and original features combine with modern touches to create a warm and inviting space for up to 12 guests to enjoy. 

There’s a true sense of comfort and charm in the main living room, which has comfy sofas and a piano as well as authentic wooden beams, exposed stone walls and a feature fireplace. This theme continues to the six air-conditioned bedrooms, which are bright with fine furnishings including luxurious bedding linen.

A second lounge upstairs is a snug area for all to gather and watch TV in the evenings while the kitchen has everything you need to prepare delicious home cooked meals. Hone your skills by arranging a cooking lesson or sit back as your private chef does all the work. Wine-tasting in the villa can also be arranged and is a real treat. 

Admire the rich greenery as you dine al-fresco on the idyllic courtyard in front of the house and spend lazy days exploring the grounds stretching over 40,000m2. Whether swimming in the 13.5m pool, basking in the sun on a lounger or lying on the grassy lawns under a pergola, the views of the Provençal countryside are sure to never disappoint. 

Hire bikes and cycle or drive the short distance to the local village, which is full of pretty streets and fountains and has a lovely selection of restaurants, cafés and shops. It’s also home to a good Farmers market on a Saturday morning and a street music and theatre festival which usually takes place in August. 

Gordes, Roussillon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence are also wonderful days out, while L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is just a 20-minute drive from the villa and boasts some of the best antique markets in the region. 

Just 10km away, the medieval town of Carpentras offers gorgeous architecture, bustling street markets and excellent restaurants. Avignon’s ancient centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be reached by car in 40 minutes. Brimming with atmosphere and history, it’s a fantastic city to visit. 

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What you should know…

  • Please note that air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only. The rest of the house benefits from cool stone walls
  • Some of the rooms feature low sloping ceilings with original wooden beams.
  • Short stays of minimum 2 nights are available on request – please enquire for availability and a tailor-made quote.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • 40,000 sq. metres of gardens
  • Offsets -2.7kg CO2e per night – Ecollective

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating

Villa Interiors (330m2)

Ground Floor
- Living area with fireplace, sofas, coffee table and piano
- Kitchen fully-equipped with oven, grill, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, filter coffee maker, toaster, kitchen utensils and dining table
- WC

First Floor (some sloping ceilings/eaves)
- Living area with sofas, TV and bookcases
- Bedroom 1 with twin beds (100cm x 200cm each)
- Bedroom 2 with twin beds (100cm x 200cm each)
- Bathroom with shower, bath and separate WC (shared by bedrooms 1 and 2)
- Bedroom 3 with twin beds (100cm x 200cm each) and en-suite bathroom with WC
- Bedroom 4 with super king-sized bed (200cm x 200cm), double basin and shower
- Bedroom 5 with super king-sized bed (200cm x 200cm)
- Bedroom 6 with super king-sized bed (200cm x 200cm)
- Bathroom with WC (shared by bedrooms 5 and 6)
- Separate WC

Outside Grounds (40,000m2):

- Swimming pool (13.5m x 5m, depth: 1.5m – 1.9m) with security alarm. Open approximately May – October
- Poolside decking with sun loungers 
- Pool house with bathroom and decking with covered picnic bench, bar and BBQ
- Courtyard with plant-covered pergola and 2 al-fresco dining tables
- Shaded terrace with coffee table and sofas
- Grassy lawns, trees, flowers
- Pergolas
- Boules court
- Parking on-site for 8 cars

Facilities:

- WiFi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- TV
- Heating
- Table tennis
- Children’s area
- Piano
- Books and magazines

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ancienne Ferme
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located in the foothills of Mont Ventoux, within close proximity of a delightful village and just a short drive from L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Carpentras, Villa Ancienne Ferme enjoys a prime position in the Vaucluse region of Provence.

The closest village is just 3.5km away and its pretty streets are dotted with cafés, shops and restaurants. A Farmers market is usually held on Saturdays and if you’re there in August, be sure to experience its folk festival, which features musical and theatrical street performances.

Lush countryside stretches for miles around, offering striking scenery and unspoilt natural beauty. Walkers will love the trekking through the valleys, ravines and forests of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles and wandering through the lavender fields of Sault. 

The nearby Luberon range also has plenty to offer cycling enthusiasts, including the challenging ascent up Mont Ventoux, which is known for its inclusion in the Tour De France. Canoeing or kayaking along the Sorgue River is another brilliant means of admiring more of the region’s diverse landscape. 

Just 10km away is Carpentras, a charming medieval town with one of the liveliest markets in the area. Go on a Friday morning and discover the 350 or so stalls snaking their way along the ancient streets. You’ll find everything from cheese to shoes or, if you’re visiting in the winter months, stalls stocked with black truffles, a local speciality. 

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue’s antique markets are equally as popular. 11km from the villa, the town is built on a network of canals, and is simply a must-see during any trip to Provence. Take a boat ride along the canals to admire the water wheels and little bridges connecting the walkways.

Other picturesque towns within an hour’s drive include Gordes, Roussillon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where Vincent Can Gogh once lived and was inspired to produce some of his famous paintings.

Historic Avignon can be reached in 40 minutes and is a wonderful place to spend the day. A visit to the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Saint Benezet Bridge and the Pope’s Palace, as well as the Cathedral Notre Dame des Doms, provides a fascinating insight into the city’s papal past. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere the city is so loved for by meandering its winding streets and dining in the trendy bohemian quarter before ending your trip with a drink in the central Place de l’Horloge. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(22km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(77km)

Nearest Train Station Carpentras/ Gare d'Avignon TGV

(9km/ 34km)

Nearest Village

(3.5km)

Nearest Restaurant In and around local village

(3.5km)

Nearest Shop In and around local village

(3.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Nr local village

(3.5km)

Nearest Town Carpentras

(11km)

Nearest Golf Saumane Golf

(13km)

Kids

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

This part of Provence has so much to offer families, from buzzing market towns to impressive historic sites. 

Explore the beauty of your surroundings by spending time outdoors, either hiking in the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles or cycling around the foothills of Mont Ventoux. Canoeing along the Sorgue is an entertaining activity for the whole family, while the Gorges of the Toulourenc is a beautiful setting for splashing around in crystal clear pools.

Kids will love Wave Island, a water park just outside Carpentras full of slides, play areas, wave pools and rides for all ages. There’s also a surf simulator and Europe’s largest lazy river as well as picnic areas and catering.

Jarditrain in Saint Didier is a model railway village landscaped with mini bridges, tunnels, waterfalls and lakes. Watching the little trains zooming around and taking part in some of the workshops available in sure to amuse younger kids. 

Speaking of trains, the Little Tourist Train in Avignon is a great way to travel through the city with small children. Climb aboard and enjoy a tour through the streets, passing many of the city’s top attractions, including the Pope’s Palace Gardens.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Bike Rental and Cycle Tours Available
  • Personal Guided Tours 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

Extras included at this property:

- Toiletries/beauty products
- Comfort cleaning (3hrs/week)
- Mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 7 nights
- Kitchen cleaning kit and 10 Nespresso capsules

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Change of linen
- Extra cleaning
- Ironing service
- Private chef
- Wine-tasting
- Provençal cooking lessons
- Home-delivery of groceries
- Bike rental service (and cycle tours of Provence/Luberon)
- Personal driver
- Personal tourist guide
- Childcare
- Transfers (airport/train station)

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 €2000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (self check-in after this time)
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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, with change for stays of 10 nights or more.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Included approximately mid-May to mid-September. Extra cost during all other periods (on request). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday from July to mid-September. Any day except Sunday during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights from June to mid-September. 2 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Short stays of minimum 2 nights are available on request – please enquire for availability and a tailor-made quote.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £7,617
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £9,794
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £7,617
Sep 14th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £4,897
Mar 29th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £7,617
May 31st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £9,794
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 £7,617
Sep 13th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £4,897

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €8,278
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €10,643
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €8,278
Sep 14th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €5,322
Mar 29th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €8,278
May 31st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €10,643
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 €8,278
Sep 13th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €5,322

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $8,955
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $11,513
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $8,955
Sep 14th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $5,757
Mar 29th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $8,955
May 31st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $11,513
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 $8,955
Sep 13th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $5,757

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.

Reviews

  • I'm still under the spell of my stay

    on 31/10/2023

    I'm still under the spell of my stay. The house is a
    true oasis of tranquility and comfort. The decor is
    elegant and I particularly appreciated the
    exceptional exterior with its magnificent views.

  • Enchanting stay!

    on 30/10/2023

    Exceptional setting, beautiful unobstructed view
    from the garden.
    Tastefully renovated and well-equipped house,
    luxurious rooms.
    Great welcome & enchanting stay.

  • Loved it!

    on 29/09/2023

    The landscape invites you to relax and enjoy a
    change of scenery. The old stonework adds to the
    charm of this home. The accommodation has all
    the necessary amenities and is tastefully
    decorated. We loved the large swimming pool with
    its small paddling pool for the little ones. The
    covered terrace, outdoor kitchen and bathroom are
    very practical.

  • As if in a dream!

    on 23/09/2023

    Incredible residence, as if in a dream, everything
    was perfect!
    A blend of luxury and authenticity, set in lush
    greenery.

  • A Wonderful Property

    on 04/09/2023

    I would like to say thank you for sharing such a wonderful property with us. As a family of grandparents, parents and children it has been the perfect place for us to make memories together.
    The extra touches you have added - the pool floats, the welcome gifts, the care and attention given to the interior and exterior of the house are very gratefully received. Everyone who has visited the property to carry out repairs, maintain the garden, maintain the pool, clean and change sheets have all been friendly, professional and a joy to meet. The property itself is so well thought out. The pool area with its kitchen, bathroom and barbecue is a wonderful space to enjoy. The house is charming, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully furnished. We have especially enjoyed the many seating areas which have meant we can relax separately or together during our stay. The upstairs lounge with its TV and sofas and air conditioning has saved the grandparents on hot afternoons. The downstairs seating both indoors and outdoors in comfortable, spacious and shaded. The most amazing part of all is of course the view which is exceptional. You really must highlight it on your advertising as it is captivating. We have had an amazing 2 weeks and enjoyed the many and varied towns and villages.
    I wish you and your family a wonderful summer.

  • Breath-taking view

    on 31/08/2023

    Breath-taking view and top-notch pool...From the
    welcome to the quality of the premises, everything
    was there. Nothing to say except see you next
    year!

  • Unreal

    on 31/08/2023

    Spending time here seemed unreal, I've never
    seen a house like this before, amazing at all points.

  • Top-of-the-range facilities

    on 31/07/2023

    We had a very pleasant stay. The welcome is
    very warm, and everything is provided to make you
    feel at home. The view of Mont Ventoux is
    breath-taking. It's a true haven of peace, with lovely
    terraces, a large swimming pool and
    top-of-the-range facilities. The rooms are spacious,
    with bedding you won't forget and, above all, very
    comfortable. We'll be back with pleasure!

  • A place like no other

    on 24/06/2023

    A place like no other. We loved the large pool
    house and its wide covered terrace where we had
    lunch and spent our evenings. These two weeks
    were so relaxing and pleasant that we didn't want
    to leave the villa.

  • The house is splendid

    on 31/05/2023

    The house is splendid. This Provencal villa is full
    of charm and its garden with its large swimming
    pool is perfect for relaxing in summer.

  • Enjoyed our stay!

    on 26/04/2023

    We enjoyed our stay in a villa with all the
    comforts of home, where we could enjoy complete
    independence without ever feeling lonely.

  • An incredible stay!

    on 06/10/2020

    What an absolutely incredible villa and experience! We stayed here for two weeks with our family and had such an amazing stay. The house itself is spacious and beyond expectations. All of the bedrooms are large and well decorated. The view is stunning and the pool and gardens were so beautiful and the perfect place to relax in the afternoons. Villa Ancienne Ferme is only a 5 minute drive into town, making it very close to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and shops. I have to mention that the hosts were incredible and extremely helpful. They organized a baby cot, high chair and even a babysitter for our little girl. What a memorable stay, we'll be sure to be back!

  • 10/10

    on 21/08/2020

    Very elegant and beautifully decorated house. Amazing pool area. The place is private and secluded. Great for groups of friends or families. 10/10

  • A very nice stay

    on 13/08/2020

    We choose to stay at Villa Ancienne Ferme for our family holidays, we did not regret this decision! This huge authentic house is well decorated, the bedroom really comfortable and the garden very nice. We will keep very good memories of the moments spent around the pool. The hosts were really nice and the experience exceptional. We highly recommend!

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