Le Soleil D'Or

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Villa/House Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Not for little ones Parking Space Romantic

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This beautifully unique Provençal farmhouse exudes character and artistic flair, set in its own pretty garden with a gently heated swimming pool. Here you are staying on a magnificent wine estate owned by a famous English filmmaker, surrounded by vineyards in the foothills of the Luberon below the perched village of Oppède le Vieux.

Lounge back in the wood-beamed lounge admiring the carefully curated artwork, objets d’art and even the occasional prop from the owner’s illustrious Hollywood career. Guests can expect air-conditioning throughout as well as chic furnishings and high-end features. The contemporary kitchen is sleek, there’s Smart TV and an iPod dock and each of the five bedrooms has been stylishly designed with gorgeous en suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is set within its own apartment with a lounge and kitchen, still part of the main house but with an independent entrance, ideal for a couple seeking a little privacy.

The Mediterranean garden is your very own haven of tranquility with verdant trees, a beautiful swimming pool and shaded terrace for al-fresco dining. Imagine relaxing in the dappled shade with a glass of the estate’s wine in hand as you embrace the calmness of your idyllic surroundings. Indeed, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the domaine’s wines during your complimentary hour-long winery tour and there is a wonderful wine shop within the estate, just a short stroll away.

Guests often walk to the local village (or it’s a short drive way) where you will find a boulangerie, small grocery store, café and restaurants. Drive up to perched Oppède le Vieux to soak up its rich medieval heritage and marvel at the stunning views, then take time to visit nearby Ménerbes, the hilltop village that inspired ‘A Year in Provence’. Other iconic villages of the Luberon include Gordes, Roussillon  and Bonnieux. Come across local markets showcasing delights of the region such as cherries, strawberries, melons, cheeses, honey, lavender products, olive oil and wine.

Explore the dreamy landscapes by bike or on foot, canoe along the Sorgue River, enjoy tree-top adventures and discover rock-climbing and mountain biking opportunities. Try yet more wines of the Luberon and Rhône valley, sample the olive oil of Les Alpilles, find antique treasures in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and admire the rich history of this incredible region as you visit towns and cities from Avignon and Aix-en-Provence to Arles and Nîmes.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is in a separate wing to the main house with its own living area, kitchen and private entrance.
  • This villa is not suitable for children under the age of 12 – this is due to various reasons including the fact that there are works of art and unique furnishings/pieces across the home as well as the desire to create a calm ambience.
  • The lovely Villa Grenade and Villa Pamplemousse are also within the same wine estate, around 200m away.
  • Please note the attentive Property Manager is usually on-site in her office (just across the road) on week days.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Not for little ones Parking Space

House Interiors (350m2)

-    Lounge and dining area
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, espresso machine and toaster
-    Guest WC
-    Bedroom with king size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with king size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with king size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with single bed (90x200cm) and en suite bathroom

Separate Wing (own entrance)

-    Living area and kitchen 
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom
-    Garden access

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (13x5m, depth: 1.2-1.9m) with safety alarm (movement alarm on side of the pool). Heated approximately May to September
-    Poolside shower
-    Poolside terrace with sun loungers and parasols
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Gas barbecue
-    Garden
-    Shady car parking area (four cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Fireplace
-    Smart TV
-    iPod dock
-    Board games/puzzles
-    Bathrobes
-    Hairdryer
-    Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Soleil D'Or
<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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Le Soleil D’Or is located within an approximately 30-hectare wine estate in the foothills of the Luberon, below the medieval perched village of Oppède le Vieux. The domaine and its houses are owned by a prestigious Hollywood filmmaker.

Arriving by aeroplane, the nearest airports are in Avignon (29km), Marseille (68km) and Nîmes (80km). If travelling by train, there are fast services from Lille and Paris Gare de Lyon to Gare d’Avignon TGV which is around 42km from your holiday home.

Enjoy a complimentary hour-long ‘classic’ tour of the winery including tastings of the estate’s wines and you can also visit the wonderful wine shop which is open seven days a week in the summer (closed Mondays and Sundays from October to May), just a short walk away. The estate prides itself on its traditional Provençal wine-growing methods, respecting the vines’ biodiversity, and they have recently created a modern wine cellar to produce their own wines on site.

The local village is around 1.7km away, either a short drive or walk following the local country roads (no pavement). The village hosts a bakery, small grocery store, café and restaurants whilst there are two good-sized supermarkets and more attractive shops in nearby Coustellet (6.5km). The Sunday morning Farmer’s market in Coustellet is highly regarded by food enthusiasts whilst the Musée de l'Huile d'Olive can be spotted en route, just under 4km away, a good place for olive oil (and more wine) tastings.

Oppède le Vieux (4km) is one of the Luberon’s iconic perched villages – soak up it’s rich medieval heritage as you stroll around this once-abandoned village that has been brought back to life. There are some superb walks in and around the village – hike up to Église Notre-Dame Dalidon to admire the glorious scenery around you.

The Luberon is loved for its enchanting landscapes of cherry orchards, woodland, vineyards and wild flowers, not to mention its incredible hilltop villages scattered across the landscapes. Experience the charm of Ménerbes (3.7km), the artistic light of Gordes (12km), the ochre-coloured landscapes of Roussillon (17km) and the beauty of Bonnieux (16km). Come across atmospheric weekly markets and gastronomic restaurants – seasonal delights from the region include cherries, strawberries, Cavaillon melons, charcuterie, honey, cheeses, olive oil, wine and lavender products of course.

Enjoy long walks, make the most of the hiking opportunities, cycle on family-friendly green-ways, sail along the Sorgue by canoe or kayak, and discover mountain biking and rock-climbing opportunities. Beyond the Luberon, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (17km) offers a wealth of outdoor adventures whilst L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (17km) is a paradise for antique lovers – its Sunday morning brocante is not to be missed!

Not forgetting the historic cities of Avignon (37km) and Nimes (80km), the romantic town of Aix-en-Provence (62km) and artistic Saint-Rémy (35km), just some of many highlights in this captivating part of southern France.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(29km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Airport

(68km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nîmes Airport

(80km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cavaillon/Gare d’Avignon TGV

(13km/42km)

Nearest Village Oppède

(1.7km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(1.7km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and grocery store in local village

(1.7km)

Nearest Supermarket Coustellet

(6.2km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(12.5km)

Nearest City Avignon

(37km)

Nearest Tennis Local village

(1.8km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(16km)

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: Teens

Le Soleil D'Or does not allow children under the age of 12.

Families with older children can appreciate the beauty of the Luberon and beyond with a wealth of activities and adventures to experience across Provence.

The idyllic landscapes are perfect for long walks, hikes, canoeing or kayaking along the Sorgue River, rock-climbing near Buoux and cycling past beautiful scenery. The family-friendly cycling route La Véloroute du Calavon is especially lovely, a 'greenway' trail along a former railway line which runs near the Calavon River from Beaumettes.

Find tree-top adventure courses near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and Roussillon, visit many caves including Grottes de Thouzon near Avignon and spend the day at the the day at Wave Island waterpark and the neighbouring theme park, Parc Spirou de Provence

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • One-hour Winery Tour and Wine-Tasting Session Included

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 included at this property:

- One hour 'classic' winery tour and wine-tasting of the full range of wines (Tuesday to Friday)

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 €4500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation before arrival (taken by Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment) and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 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 and mid-stay clean on a Monday morning. 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 opening dates? The pool is gently heated approximately May to September. 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. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Friday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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).
Other Ts and Cs Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to stay at these villas.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 £10,031
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 £12,538
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 £10,031
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £7,523
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 £10,031
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £7,523
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 £10,031
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 £12,538
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £10,031

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 €10,836
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 €13,545
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 €10,836
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €8,127
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 €10,836
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €8,127
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 €10,836
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 €13,545
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €10,836

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 $11,545
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 $14,431
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 $11,545
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $8,659
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 $11,545
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $8,659
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 $11,545
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 $14,431
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $11,545

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?

1992.

Are there any interesting stories in its history? 

Before the 19th century, the surrounding region, the ‘Comtat Venaissin’, belonged to the papacy and, at that time, the Mas was a place of healing, probably run by Italian nuns.

The first official mention of the Mas appeared on the land register of Napoleon in 1831. The estate then belonged to the General Baron Robert, one of the illustrious generals and surgeon or "health officer" of Napoleon’s army. 

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

Must do? See the art and light exhibition in the quarry at Les Beaux-de-Provence.

Must eat? If you make a day trip to Marseille, then a real Bouillabaisse at Chez FonFon.

Must see? The views from the top of Mont Ventoux on a clear day - the road along the Gorges de la Nesque is the most amazing route there and back.

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

There are so many gorgeous little villages to explore, enjoy them by going earlier in the morning before the masses arrive so that after a wonderful lunch out, you can come back to the villa to enjoy the peaceful serenity in the garden and around the pool.

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Reviews

  • Magnifique , nous reviendrons avec plaisir

    Created on 19/09/2023

    Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Le Soleil D’Or, le cadre est magnifique , la maison est décorée avec goût , tout est très qualitatif , l'accueil de l’hôte est très professionnel et conviviale , nous recommandons ce Mas , et reviendrons avec plaisir l'année prochaine ...

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