Domaine Monet

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Sleeps: 10 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

The landscapes of Luberon are as beautiful as a Monet painting full of the colour and light of the changing seasons. Surrounded by cherry orchards blossoming in spring, hills ablaze with summer lavender and ripening vines in the autumn, Domaine Monet is a picture-perfect home in the heart of this captivating region.

Domaine Monet has been a labour of love for its dedicated owner who moved to France with her two young children some time ago and who was inspired to write about her life experiences in two published books. She has a keen eye for detail and her passion for the domain can be seen in what she has created and how she lovingly looks after this wonderful home.

Sleeping up to fourteen guests in total, there is a main villa with five charmingly styled bedrooms plus a 2-bedroom air-conditioned cottage, both set in the beautifully landscaped gardens.

The main villa, with its characterful grey shutters, is full of light with an elegant living room and vast kitchen-diner both with sliding windows leading straight out onto the exquisite garden. Each of the peaceful bedrooms has been styled individually, many featuring contemporary as well as antique furnishings and every room also has its own modern bathroom. Outside there are spacious terraces wonderfully furnished for relaxing, chatting and drinking local wine with friends as you appreciate the Provençal surroundings.

The charming cottage is set just 70 metres away, a two-storey home with a lovely living room leading out to an al-fresco terrace, a brilliantly equipped kitchen and two bedrooms under the eaves upstairs. It's set just by one of the two magnificent koi carp ponds where three of the carp are over 65 years old.

Each of the houses has their own salt-water pool, meaning that guests have exclusive access to two swimming pools during their stay. Beautifully maintained, each pool has sun-loungers on the terrace or by the manicured grass and there are two barbecues for al-fresco dining at its best. There’s a marvellous summer kitchen by the larger pool, perfectly equipped including a little fridge filled with soft drinks for guests to enjoy.

The extensive gardens are a pure delight, filled with the summer scents of lavender and roses alongside an olive grove, where the owner produces her own oil which is included in your welcome basket. There are glorious views and you are surrounded by cherry orchards, vineyards and the Luberon hills. In the evening, as you relax outside on the romantically lit terrace all you can hear are the relaxing sounds of cicadas, frogs and birds. This is a really special place in an enchanting part of Provence.

There’s a restaurant and bar in a little village just 3km away which the more energetic could even walk to or drive just five-minutes to reach a historic Luberon hilltop village with wonderful restaurants, a boulangerie and a lovely weekly market. Cherries and truffles are a local speciality and if you are a lover of fine foods then don’t miss the excellent Farmer’s market in nearby Apt on a Saturday morning with all sorts of regional offerings.

Other archetypal Provençal villages within a short drive include Roussillon and Gordes, two of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ as well as Bonnieux and Lacoste. The historical cities of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are also just an hour away whilst antique lovers should not miss the famous Sunday morning brocante at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Or simply spend your time following the many walking and cycling trails across the landscapes of the Luberon. This is a truly fabulous place so perfect for guests wishing to capture the essence of authentic Provence.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The domaine sleeps up to 14 guests in total across the main villa with five bedrooms and a separate cottage with two bedrooms
  • There is air-conditioning only in the cottage whilst the main house benefits from an under-floor cooling system
  • Only the smaller swimming pool by the cottage is heated (in May, June and September only)
  • The beautiful gardens feature a canal and two large unfenced ponds, one with a jetty. They include the estate’s thousands of Koi carp, three of which are over 65 years old - children should be supervised
  • In the summer a charming black cat lives in the garage   

Property Features

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

Main Villa Interior

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living room with satellite TV with sliding doors
-    Open-plan fully-equipped kitchen-diner with a dining table for up to 12 guests and sliding doors
-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm) and outdoor seating area with chairs. Ensuite shower room with WC and dressing room
-    Separate laundry room with washing machine and second fridge

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double/twin bed (180x200 or twins 90x200cm) and ensuite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm), dressing room and ensuite bathroom with shower, round bath, WC and dressing room
-    Bedroom with double/twin bed (180x200 or twins 90x200cm) and ensuite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm) and ensuite shower room with WC

Cottage Interior (120m2, located 70m from main house)

Ground Floor

-    Living-dining room with Satellite TV. Doors opening out to shaded al-fresco terrace area with BBQ
-    Fully-equipped kitchen including oven, gas cooker, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher and fridge-freezer
-    Shower room with WC and washing machine

First Floor (with sloping ceilings)


-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm), south-facing
-    Twin bedroom with two large single beds (120cm each), north-facing
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds

-    Salt-water swimming pool by main house (9.5mx4.5m, depth 1.5m) with floating safety pool shutter and maintenance pool robot when needed. Open 15th May to 15th September
-    Summer kitchen with large fridge, oven, dishwasher and small fridge with soft drinks
-    Second salt-water swimming pool by cottage (8mx4m, depth 1.5m) with safety pool shutter maintenance pool robot when needed. Heated up to 28C in May, June and September via a heat exchanger. Open 15th May to 30th September
-    Poolside seating and sun-loungers by both pools
-    Al-fresco relaxing/dining areas by each house
-    Two BBQs (including Weber Gas BBQ )
-    Table tennis
-    Trampoline
-    Landscaped grounds (10,000m2)
-    Two large unfenced ponds, one including a cascade (on a timer)
-    Canal
-    Gated parking

Facilities

-    Wi-FI
-    Air-conditioning (cottage)
-    Underfloor heating/cooling system (main house)
-    Satellite TV in each house (English and French channels)
-    Fans in each bedroom
-    Table tennis
-    Trampoline
-    Games/tents and pool toys available on request for children
-    Washing machines

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Monet
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Domaine Monet is set in glorious grounds, featuring two large koi carp ponds and a canal. Here you are surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cherry orchards, farming land so typical of this region. This is the heart of the incredible Luberon with breath-taking scenery and idyllic Provençal villages and towns.

It’s only 3km (a short drive or leisurely walk) to a small village with a restaurant and a bar as well as a 9-hole golf course. Slightly further north is a historical hilltop village, 4km away, where the local specialities include cherries and truffles. Here you will find exquisite architecture ranging from medieval times to the 19th century and there are some lovely restaurants and boulangeries. Don’t miss the Tuesday morning market!

In the height of the summer the surrounding hills are ablaze with lavender and the scent is divine! The owner has written an excellent guide on the area – she started it in 2000 when she moved to the village and has been updating it ever since.

There are wonderful walks and mountain bike routes in the nearby area and horse-riding opportunities too. Bikes are available to hire in Apt and there is an excellent cycling route to follow between Apt and Coustellet, only recently completed. There are various hiking trails, including many of the well-marked GR routes, or you may just wish to wander through the local cherry orchards and vineyards.

The nearest town is Apt (12km) where you will find larger supermarkets and a brilliant Saturday morning market, known to be one of the best in the region, selling all sorts of wonderful local produce.

Roussillon (10km) is one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages' due to its magical hilltop setting and maze of narrow winding streets and pretty squares.  It’s a place that has always been much loved by artists and you will be able to explore the lovely galleries and boutiques the village has to offer as well as follow an art trail. The local gastronomy is divine as well so make sure you try out one of the regional restaurants.

You are also within close driving distance of the archetypal Provençal villages of Bonnieux (18km), Lacoste (19km) and Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes (18km), another one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages'.

You can kayak or canoe along the Sorgue near L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (37km), a town which is also a must-see also for antique lovers with its weekly brocante on a Sunday morning as well as hundreds of antique traders across the town.

There are climbing opportunities near Buoux (16km), a tiny village with a castle not to be missed and now a mecca for rock-climbing.

Wine lovers will appreciate all the amazing wineries in the local area whilst more family friendly activities in the region include tree-top activity centres, a zoo about an hour away in Barben and a model railway 40-minutes away south of Carpentras.

Just an hours drive away is the capital of Provence, Avignon (57km), with a UNESCO World Heritage Site historic centre. Aix-en-Provence (65km), one of France's most beautiful university towns, is also a wonderful day trip.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon/Marseille

(48km/90km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de L'Isle Sur la Sorgue/Avignon TGV

(37km/59km)

Nearest Village

(3km )

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(3km)

Nearest Shop Butchers/bakery

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Apt

(12km)

Nearest Town/City Apt/Cavaillon/Avignon

(12km/36km/56km)

Nearest Golf 9-hole golf course

(3km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Luberon Natural Park offers an ideal setting for horse-riding and cycling amongst spectacular landscapes of hills, olive groves, cherry orchards and vineyards.

There is also a fantastic Tree-Top activity centre in this region whilst animal lovers should head to Zoo Barben with over 600 species of animals across several hectares of land. Train lovers may wish to visit a lovely model railway only 40-minutes away, just south of Carpentras.

Families will love the museums, parks and the little tourist road-train in Aix-en-Provence, as well as the magical Paul Cézanne carousel in the centre. Historical Avignon with its UNESCO World Heritage sites and boat trips along the Rhone is also a lovely day out for all the family.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • 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
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Pool inflatables
  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Toys

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Welcome Basket Including Wine, Olive Oil, Honey, Fruit & Vegetables

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:

- Welcome basket including wine, olive oil from the domaine's own olive trees, honey from the neighbours, fruit and vegetables
- Cleaning products are provided, as are toilet paper and soap on arrival

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 €1500 charged to clients' credit card prior to the arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes (underfloor heating in the main house).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Pool towels are changed every third day or as required.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Also, there is 3 hours of cleaning mid-week in the kitchen and bathrooms. Please note 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note only the smaller swimming pool (by to the cottage) is heated (up to 28C) and only in May, June and September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Both swimming pools are open approximately May to end-September.
Changeover day Sunday (other days outside July and August possible on request only).
Minimum stay 7 nights (shorter stays outside July and August possible on request only).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? No. Please note a black cat lives in the outside garage in the summer.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is only in the cottage.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 £5,281
Sep 29th 2019 - May 31st 2020 £4,331
May 31st 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 £5,281
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £6,369
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £5,281
Oct 3rd 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 £4,331

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 £5,281
Sep 29th 2019 - May 31st 2020 £4,331
May 31st 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 £5,281
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £6,369
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £5,281
Oct 3rd 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 £4,331

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 €5,700
Sep 29th 2019 - May 31st 2020 €4,675
May 31st 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 €5,700
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €6,875
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €5,700
Oct 3rd 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 €4,675

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 €5,700
Sep 29th 2019 - May 31st 2020 €4,675
May 31st 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 €5,700
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €6,875
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €5,700
Oct 3rd 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 €4,675

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 $6,310
Sep 29th 2019 - May 31st 2020 $5,176
May 31st 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 $6,310
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $7,611
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $6,310
Oct 3rd 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 $5,176

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 $6,310
Sep 29th 2019 - May 31st 2020 $5,176
May 31st 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 $6,310
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $7,611
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $6,310
Oct 3rd 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 $5,176

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

Reviews

  • Parfait endroit pour le bapteme de notre fille !

    Posted by Emilie et Ethan on 29/09/2018

    Nous avons loué cette propriété le dernier Weekend de Septembre pour le baptême de notre fille. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'endroit par sa tranquillité et par la beauté de son jardin. Tous nos convives ont trouvé le jardin magnifique et agréable et s'y sont promenées longuement après le repas. Nous remercions encore les propriétaires de leur accueil chaleureux et leur dévouement. Et nous reviendrons, en vacances cette fois-ci afin de pouvoir profiter plus longuement de la beauté du jardin, de ses piscines, de son ruisseau et de ses bassins.

  • Fantastic French Getaway!

    Posted by Jane and Bill on 11/09/2018

    We had a fabulous and memorable stay in in the Luberon valley. The village is authentic! An original Provence gem that wasn’t overrun by tourists during our time there. The location was perfectly situated in order to explore the surrounding area. There were plenty of activities for both the foodies and the fit at heart. We visited wineries, cycled a rail trail nearby, visited other towns in the area and browsed the country markets. The house is a spectacular country estate, extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated along with the beautiful private gardens.

  • Very relaxing and Highly recommended!

    Posted by Deborah on 30/08/2018

    The area around the property is stunning. Quiet with wonderful local food. There are many picturesque locations, authentic weekly markets and quaint shops and hotels.

  • Jamais deux sans trois!

    Posted by Philippe on 14/08/2018

    One of the very few authentic "villages Provençal", a charming base from where to bike or hike to the lavender fields. You are welcome with a bottle of the finest olive oil, made from the trees surrounding the house. Everything you wish in the village; two great bakeries, a market on Tuesdays, cafes and restaurants. I went twice: in June with cherries everywhere to cheer you up when you go for a walk, and in November with colourful vineyards and olive oil pouring from the mill. Ready for a third stay

  • We had an amazing stay at Domaine de Monet!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 20/06/2018

    It was everything we could have hoped for and more, from the beautiful landscaped gardens to the relaxing pool, spacious bedrooms (with amazingly comfy mattresses!) and gorgeous bathrooms. The accommodation was a dream! And it must surely be one of the prettiest villages in Provence with its narrow streets, traditional architecture, cafés and boulangeries. We can't wait to stay again!

  • It is a wonderful area!

    Posted by Ben of Brisbane on 04/06/2018

    Relatively free from tourists and with great walks and views and then there is the food and wine! Little towns around are divine! and of course- the hidden gem of Gargas which is very close! The accommodation is first rate with everything one could ever want while on holiday. I travel a lot and this is up there with the very best.

  • I always go back!

    Posted by Laurie of California on 19/07/2017

    I have now stayed several times at this outstanding in the Vaucluse. What’s not to like? The location is excellent, facing south, with the Luberon mountain range on the horizon, only 55 kms from the Avignon TGV station and close to the hilltop villages of the Luberon. The property is gated, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped with cascading water features. The pool is large and has its own fully equipped pool house. The main house is tastefully decorated with a large open plan living room, dining area and large kitchen with all the essentials for preparing meals to eat indoors or outside on the flagged terrace. A master bedroom with en-suite bathroom is on the ground floor, plus four more bedrooms/bathrooms upstairs. Comfortable beds with all linens included for bed and bath. If you can tear yourself away from the comforts of the house and garden, there are plenty of things to do and see in the area. Hiking trails abound. Cycling paths are nearby and bike hire is easily available. There are so many picturesque villages around. It’s always fun to go on market day, and there’s a market somewhere every day where you can buy fresh local ingredients for at-home meals. There are several good restaurants in the village and many others, including Michelin stars, in the area. Whether you stay put or go exploring, you won’t want to leave, which is why I always come back

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