Villa Ocre

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Modern
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Set in exquisite landscaped gardens, this cool and contemporary villa is beautiful both inside and out. Just a short stroll from a delightful historic village, this is a great place to experience modern luxury in the heart of stunning Provence.

The attention to detail at Villa Ocre will astound you from designer furnishings and ultra-modern appliances to inviting bedrooms decorated in warm colours, each one with its own en suite bathroom and wide doors opening up to a pretty terrace. The layout allows guests privacy in their own space yet there is always the opportunity to gather in the wonderful open-plan living room with its state-of-the-art kitchen and elegant yet easy going ambience. Sliding doors lead straight out to a magnificent pergola terrace, an ideal spot for your morning coffee and pastries accompanied by the tranquil sounds of nature.

Across the vast gardens you’ll find ample space to relax in the shade or soak up the Provençal sunshine, perhaps by the large heated swimming pool with its sun loungers and parasols. The pool house is the true pièce de resistance with its al-fresco lounge and bar, just perfect for a chilled glass of rosé, and its superb dining table for feasts by the swimming pool on warm summer evenings.

Furthermore, the hospitable and professional owners are on hand for anything you may need to arrange from babysitting and bike rental to Provençal chefs and cookery classes.

It’s lovely to be able to stroll down the lane towards the nearby village, taking around 20 minutes. Discover its many 18th-century fountains, sample sparkling wine made from local vines and pick up all sorts of seasonal produce from the twice-weekly market such as melons, asparagus, strawberries, almonds and more.
Nearby Carpentras hosts an atmospheric weekly market on a Friday morning, one of the largest in the area, whilst the picturesque town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is famed for its Sunday morning brocante and little antique shops.

As well as following wine trails, hiking or cycling near Mont Ventoux and spending the day in Avignon, you are also perfectly positioned for visiting the glorious landscapes of the Luberon region with Gordes, Bonnieux and Roussillon waiting to be explored.

Indeed, here you will be able to discover the real Provence as well as truly relax in stunning surroundings at this architectural gem in southern France.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Although the nearest village is just a 20-minute walk away, car hire is definitely needed in this stunning part of Provence.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Offsets -3.1kg CO2e per night – Ecollective
  • Low ecological impact washing and cleaning methods
  • Owns a fleet of electric vehicles

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Heating

Villa Interiors (360m2)

-    Open-plan living and dining room with TV. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace
-    Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and toaster
-    Separate WC
-    4 x bedrooms with super king-size double bed (2x2m) and doors leading to small terrace area. En suite bathroom with shower and separate WC
-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds (1x2m each) and doors leading to small terrace area. En suite bathroom with shower and separate WC

The en suites are partially open-plan and one also features a bath.

Outside Grounds (6000m2)

-    Heated swimming pool (12x4.5m, depth 1.5-1.8m) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to October
-    Poolside sun loungers and parasols
-    Pool house with bar, al-fresco dining area and lounge
-    Gas barbecue
-    Pool house bathroom and WC
-    Second al-fresco dining area
-    Pétanque
-    Landscaped gardens and lawn

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Reversible air-conditioning/heating
-    TV
-    Pétanque

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ocre
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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Located in the Vaucluse department of Provence, around 8km south of Carpentras, Villa Ocre enjoys a pretty setting just outside a picturesque village with restaurants and shops.

You can stroll down to the village in around 20-minutes, a charming place with beautiful fountains, many of them French historical monuments. Try the sparkling wine produced from local grapes and buy some of the delicious seasonal produce grown in surrounding farmland such as asparagus, melons, almonds, cherries and more. There’s a great Provençal market once a week on a Saturday and also a Farmer’s market on Wednesday evenings from late Spring to autumn.

Nearby Carpentras is another interesting place to visit with its historic architecture and large bustling market on a Friday morning. Market lovers will also adore the gorgeous town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its Sunday morning Farmer’s market and brocante as well as characterful antique shops.

Avignon (25km) is a fantastic day out whether you are wanting to visit the two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Saint Benezet Bridge and Pope’s Palace, dine in one of the many excellent restaurants or soak up the ambience at the city’s markets, especially at the weekend.

Wine-enthusiasts can follow a variety of vineyard trails around the local area, as far as the Rhône valley or south to the outstanding region of Luberon. Indeed, a visit to the Luberon is a must with its archetypal Provençal including Gordes (25km), much loved by Van Gogh and one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Closer to home, canoeing or kayaking along the Sorgue River in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a wonderful way to appreciate the natural scenery or head towards the foothills of Mont Ventoux with incredible hikes and cycling – Bédoin (22km) is a good place to start.

Some glorious days can also be spent in the mesmerising Les Alpilles with enchanting villages and towns such as Eygalières, Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, another town famed with its Van Gogh connections, all within an hour by car.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(23km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Airport

(80km)

Nearest Train Station Carpentras/Gare d'Avignon TGV

(8km/30km)

Nearest Village

(2km/20-minute walk )

Nearest Restaurant In and around local village

(1-2km)

Nearest Shop In and around local village

(Within 2km)

Nearest Supermarket Near local village

(2.5km)

Nearest Town Carpentras

(8km)

Nearest City Avignon

(25km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(14km)

Kids

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

With gorgeous villages, market towns and historic cities close by, as well as wonderful natural landscapes ideal for walking, hiking and cycling, this part of Provence is wonderful for children of every age.

Follow the fountain trail in the local village seeing if you can spot them all and admire the village’s historic houses and buildings as you explore.

Within a short drive there is canoeing or kayaking along the Sorgue River in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse as well as a tree-top climbing centre, Passerelles des Cîmes, a little further with a variety of courses for children aged 4+ and a playground for youngsters.

Children will love the water-based attractions and slides at Wave Island, about 15km away, or head to the amusement park, Parc Spirou, with a range of rollercoasters and other exciting rides.

In the foothills of Mont Ventoux, youngsters may also enjoy a visit to the Llama farm in the forests near Le Barroux, about half an hour away, for a lovely trip out in beautiful surroundings.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Bike Rental and Cycle Tours Available
  • Personal Guided Tours Available
  • Ironing Service & Change of Linen 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!

 

 

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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 €2000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 - 7.00 p.m. (Self-check-in after this time)
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes (changed weekly).
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes (via reversible air-conditioning).
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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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 during July & August. Any day except Sunday during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July & August. 4 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 £2,532 £3,165 £4,431
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £3,657 £4,572 £6,400
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - £8,369
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £3,657 £4,572 £6,400
Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £2,532 £3,165 £4,431
Mar 30th 2024 - May 31st 2024 £3,657 £4,572 £6,400

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 €2,765 €3,456 €4,838
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €3,993 €4,992 €6,988
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - €9,138
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €3,993 €4,992 €6,988
Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €2,765 €3,456 €4,838
Mar 30th 2024 - May 31st 2024 €3,993 €4,992 €6,988

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 $2,869 $3,587 $5,021
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,144 $5,181 $7,253
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - $9,484
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $4,144 $5,181 $7,253
Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $2,869 $3,587 $5,021
Mar 30th 2024 - May 31st 2024 $4,144 $5,181 $7,253

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

  • Authentic setting

    Posted by Mietra on 09/07/2022

    We loved our week at Villa Ocre. Our group of families enjoyed the central location in Provence where we visited so many of the villages and sights and returned back to the house each day for an afternoon swim in the glorious pool. The hosts were fantastic and helped us secure a nanny for the kids one evening as well as some transportation. Everything was clean and fresh and felt new, in a really authentic setting. We did have quite a few mosquitos in the early evening, but the bites were well worth the wonderful week we had, can’t wait to return

  • A perfect stay

    Posted by Kevin on 27/06/2022

    We had a perfect stay. We enjoyed the large area around the pool and its pool house for fantastic barbecues. The unusual layout of the house and its landscaped garden make it a perfect place for a great holiday.

  • Absolutely perfect

    Posted by Thibault on 28/08/2020

    We (9 adults and 2 children) had an amazing time at Villa Ocre - everything was absolutely perfect. The house is huge and well decorated. The main kitchen is lovely and well equipped to cook big meals, the house has 3 fridges which is great to keep all the beers and rose wine fresh for the apéro! No need to fight for the best bedroom cause they’re all fantastic, perfect size with a lovely Italian shower/bathroom and separated toilet... but most important a proper AC!! The pool and the pool area are great too and well oriented so you get to enjoy the sun all day also someone is coming early morning to clean the pool every day and a midweek cleaning of the house is organized. It’s honestly the best location ever for a big family with kids or a group of friends. Marie and her team were absolutely amazing and very helpful if needed so thank you so much for the superb experience. We’ll definitely come back!

  • A very pleasant stay

    Posted by Nathalie on 08/08/2020

    Very nice house, very well equipped. And above all, a very warm welcome and attention to detail. A team that takes care of everything and is very reactive to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Un service au top

    Posted by Francois on 21/07/2020

    Nous avons passé un très bon séjour! La villa est très moderne. Le fait que chaque chambre dispose d’une salle de bain et d’un WC privatif est vraiment un plus. Nous avons passé le plus clair de notre temps entre le pool house et la piscine, très appréciables les jours de forte chaleur. Un service au top et une équipe souriante et disponible. Merci

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