La Villa Provencale

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

Close to the idyllic Luberon village of Ménerbes, La Villa Provençale is all about comfortable living in rustic surroundings, set in an acre of land with a lovely swimming pool.

Formerly a Provençal farmhouse, this villa has been renovated to seamlessly blend contemporary interiors with a handful of original features. The kitchen-diner is perfectly modern, with sliding doors opening up to the pretty pergola whilst exposed wood beams remind you of the farmhouse’s past. There are four bedrooms with space for up to 8 guests whether staying in one of the three doubles, two of which are en suite, or the simple but sweet twin, best suited to children.

Enjoy al-fresco meals in the shade of the pergola or prepare barbecue feasts on the terrace. The heated swimming pool is great for lazy days in the garden, surrounded by south-facing lawns and grassland. It’s a pretty setting with a relaxed vibe, ideal for a holiday in Provence with family or a small group of friends.

Just 3km away is the hilltop village of Ménerbes, an absolutely delightful place with narrow lanes and charming cafes, restaurants and shops. Soak up the ambience at the Farmer’s market on a Thursday morning – food lovers also note the fantastic Provençal markets in nearby Coustellet, Apt and Cavaillon (as well as many other villages and towns across the Luberon).

Visit the lavender fields near Gordes, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and cycle or hike through landscapes of vineyards, summer sunflowers, orchards and olive groves – no wonder the likes of Cézanne and Van Gogh were so inspired by this scenery.

Then there’s the archetypal perched villages of Roussillon, Lacoste and Bonnieux amongst others as well as incredibly beautiful towns and cities within an hour including Avignon and Aix-en-Provence for the perfect day out.

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What you should know…

  • Just off a country road that leads to Ménerbes, please note that the large gardens are unenclosed so children will need to be accompanied when playing outside.
  • 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 or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living room with wall-mounted fireplace, TV and DVD player and doors leading to south-facing terrace
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, filter coffee maker and table. Door leads outside to pergola for al-fresco dining
-    Laundry room
-    Guest WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.6m wide) and en suite bathroom with shower, two sinks and WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed (1.6m wide) and en suite bathroom with shower, two sinks and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.6m wide)
-    Children’s bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10x4m) with infra-red safety alarm
-    Sun-loungers and parasols
-    Al-fresco dining terrace with barbecue
-    Pergola for al-fresco dining
-    Garden with lawns and grassland (one acre, unenclosed)
-    Gated entrance
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Wall-mounted fireplace
-    TV (French TNT channels)
-    DVD player
-    Washing machine and dryer
-    Ironing facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of La Villa Provencale
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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La Villa Provençale is set in the heart of the Luberon National Park in a great location for exploring many of the idyllic landscapes and perched villages of this glorious region.

Set just off a country road, it is just 3km by car to reach hilltop Ménerbes, a picturesque village where Frances Mayes’ wrote his famous book ‘A Year in Provence’. Explore its narrow, steep lanes and come across charming cafes, restaurants and little shops. The Thursday morning Farmer’s market is delightful whilst music-lovers should check to see if there are any classical concerts taking place during their stay.

Other great villages to visit include the beautifully restored medieval village of Lacoste, only 7km away, and Coustellet (9km) home to one of the best Farmer’s markets in Provence on a Sunday morning. The lavender fields around Gordes (10km) are also a must, as are the idyllic hilltop villages of Bonnieux, Roussillon and Oppède. Food lovers will also appreciate the fantastic twice-weekly Provençal market in Apt (18km) which is especially impressive on a Saturday morning.

Then there’s some incredible hiking trails, such as the 3hr circular walk between Bonnieux and Lacoste, passing vineyards, little farms and woodland or the more challenging Gorges de Regalon to the south. Cycling is also popular both on and off-road with various circuits including La Véloroute du Calavon following the old railway line close to nearby Les Beaumettes.

Of course, the Provençal towns and cities of Avignon (40km), Aix-en-Provence (62km) and Saint-Rémy (38km) are close enough for wonderful days. Spend time admiring the gorgeous scenery of Les Alpilles, perhaps visiting some of the area’s pretty medieval villages such as Eygalières and Les Baux-de-Provence, both under an hour away. Cavaillon is another interesting town to visit, especially in the summer when melons are in season!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(30km)

Nearest Airport Marseille Airport

(70km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cavaillo

(16km)

Nearest Village Ménerbes

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Ménerbes

(3km)

Nearest Shop Ménerbes

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Super U et Drive

(8km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(15km)

Nearest City Avignon

(39km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

The landscapes of the Luberon will inspire every age with glorious views wherever you go. Look out for family-friendly walks through woodland, olive groves and villages or follow some of the easier cycling trail such as the newly paved Véloroute du Calavon which follows an old railway line.

Kayaking along the Sorgue is another popular pursuit and there is also a tree-top activity centre close to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse with activities for all ages from the age of three, depending on height.

Le Jarditrain is a lovely place for young and old train enthusiasts who adore model railways whilst the caves at Grottes de Thouzon are also impressive (there are usually guided tours in French). The amusement park, Parc Spirou Provence, may be a good day out to consider as well – all within an hour heading north towards Carpentras.

Barben Zoo is also around an hour by car and features hundreds of animals as well as reptiles and a much-loved playground.

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

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Extras

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

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 €500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - May 25th 2024 £2,647
May 25th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £3,556
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,985
Aug 31st 2024 - May 24th 2025 £2,647
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £3,556
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,985
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 23rd 2025 £2,647

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - May 25th 2024 €2,856
May 25th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €3,837
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,380
Aug 31st 2024 - May 24th 2025 €2,856
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €3,837
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,380
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 23rd 2025 €2,856

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - May 25th 2024 $3,045
May 25th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $4,091
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,736
Aug 31st 2024 - May 24th 2025 $3,045
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $4,091
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $5,736
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 23rd 2025 $3,045

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

  • Happiness!

    on 19/08/2017

    A beautiful house where everything is happiness ...! We have never seen a house as well equipped and with so many accessories to cook. Holidays are also about taking to time to prepare one's favourite dishes and this house doesn't lack anything. The decoration is very beautiful and the layout of the house is ideal for 8 people. The garden is beautiful, the lavender welcomed us and the pool helped us to relax. Thank you very much and we retain this beautiful address without failing to highly recommend it.

  • A week in Provence !

    on 08/07/2016

    We felt immediately at home in this charming house which rests in a quiet, rural environment. It is within easy reach of the lovely Luberon villages. Bedding is excellent, bathrooms are great, the kitchen is well equipped, and a dip in the pool is refreshing. Without hesitation, we would recommend it. We would be back !

  • A lovely spot

    on 18/06/2016

    We arrived in the rain and even then the house looked wonderful. It is well equipped and well laid out with some nice touches in the bedrooms, three of which have ensuite bathrooms. In fact the photos do not do it justice and the garden is also lovely and very spacious. It is 3 km to Menerbes and manageable by bike, in fact a perfect area for cycling as well as walking. Coustellet is only a ten minute drive away with its shops, supermarket etc and great Sunday market. The owners could not have been more helpful and left us three lovely bottles of local wine. We will most certainly go back!

  • Wonderful week in the sun

    on 04/09/2015

    Just the most wonderful place for a holiday in the sun. The house is a lovely space and very well equipped with very comfortable beds. It feels like a home from home. The location is just perfect for visits to the gorgeous local villages or you can stay at the house and enjoy the peace and quiet by the pool. Enjoy!!

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