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What Oliver loves…
- Despite being a modern residence, the owners have styled it with historic charm and elegance
- The heated swimming pool is surrounded by sunny terraces and olive trees
- For larger groups, you can hire both Les Cactus and its neighbour, Le Mas Caroline, as they sleep up to 18 guests over the two beautiful villas
- Explore the local market in charming Châteaurenard on a Sunday morning
- Both Avignon and idyllic St-Remy-de-Provence are within a short drive from your villa
Just a fifteen-minute drive from Avignon, near the charming village of Châteaurenard, Les Cactus is a beautifully appointed home perfect for a holiday with family or friends wanting to get to know this wonderful part of Provence.
Despite only being constructed recently, the owners have styled the interiors with historic charm and character using wood-beamed ceilings, rustic walls and elegant furnishings complementing contemporary features such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and DVD players. The open-plan living and dining space flows through the home to create a convivial setting for dining and relaxing with loved ones. The five bedrooms, four of which have their own bath or shower room, are decorated with style and comfort, some featuring TVs and some with their own comfy chairs for an early morning coffee before the world awakes.
Outside the glorious enclosed gardens greet you with the sight of olive trees and the dazzling heated swimming pool, surrounded by luscious sun-beds and outdoor sofas plus a beautiful terrace for al-fresco dining. Beyond your own private garden you’ll find 2.5 hectares of countryside which belongs to the estate and can be enjoyed by you and the neighbouring villas, including the wonderful Le Mas Caroline just next door.
It’s only a short drive to Châteaurenard, a quiet but characterful village full of charm which enjoys many summer festivals. On Sunday mornings head down to the local market to pick up some liqueur de Frigolet (herbal liquor), a local speciality. Just a little further you will find the beautiful Avignon (12km) where you can enjoy some fine dining after visiting the city’s UNESCO World heritage sites or head into the archetypal Provençal villages of Les Apilles National Park such as idyllic St-Rémy, where Van Gogh famously painted ‘Starry Night’ amongst others.
The captivating region is full of vineyards, olive groves and summer landscapes of sunflowers. Ride horses through fields of lavender, play golf with in Provençal countryside or follow one of the many lovely trails for hikers and cyclists. Older children will love kayaking along the Rhône or Sorgue and there are plenty of other family friendly activities from model railways and open castles to trekking across the tree tops and visiting a zoo.
Return to your residence where you can relax in your refined surroundings in this graceful and welcoming home.
What you should know…
- 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.
- It is possible to request for beds to be made up as twins in some bedrooms
- The first floor is reached via an open-sided staircase
- The fifth bedroom has its own external entrance, possibly ideal for older teens or visiting grandparents
- At the gated entrance there are several other houses before you reach Les Cactus, including one occupied by the caretaker and Le Mas Caroline next door. The neighbouring houses and villas share the 2.5 hectares of parkland beyond your spacious enclosed garden
- Car hire is needed to explore this fascinating region
Villa Interior (300m2 on 2 levels)
- Open-plan living-dining room (120m2) with sat TV and DVD player and Hi-Fi system. Doors to terrace
- Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including oven, dishwasher, ceramic hobs, microwave and electric coffee machine
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm), TV and doors to terrace. Bathroom with shower and separate WC
- Bedroom with single bed (90cm)
Upper Floor (via open-sided staircase)
- Bedroom (50m2) with double bed (180x200cm), TV and DVD player. Shower and separate WC
- Bedroom with double bed (180cm) and TV. Shower and separate WC
Separate room accessed from outside
- Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and TV. Shower and separate WC
Outside Grounds (10,000m2)
- Heated swimming pool (15x5m, depth 1.5m). Open mid March to beginning of November, subjec to weather
- Pool house with shower and WC
- Terrace (400m2), partially covered
- Fenced gardens (2000m2) with lawn
- Roofed parking
- Electric gates
- Shared parkland (2.5 hectares)
- Shared playground
- Air-conditioning (reversible climate control)
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hi-Fi system
- Bikes x 4
- Alarm system
- Washing machine and dryer
The villa is part of a gated estate in 2.5 hectares of parkland, shared with other houses and villas, including Le Mas Caroline, although Les Cactus has its own spacious and enclosed gardens.
It's located just outside Châteaurenard (3km), a rural village just south-east of Avignon (12km). Visit the local market on a Sunday morning where you can pick up some liqueur de Frigolet (herbal liquor), a local speciality. The village is quiet and surrounded by countryside, orchards and farms; this is the real Provence yet still full of charm and character and you may be lucky enough to stay during one of the village's many festivities.
The small city of Avignon (12km), with its two UNESCO World Heritage sites, is just a short drive away. Explore the winding medieval streets, take a trip on the road-train around the sights and visit the Pope's Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge. The covered market offers all sorts of delights or head to the weekend farmers, flower and flea markets for wonderful local produce and a bargain or two. There are some excellent dining opportunities across the city and amazing wines to sample.
In this part of Provence you are never far from countryside filled with vineyards, sunflowers or lavender as well as a wealth of idyllic hilltop villages and towns. Head south to the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles full of lovely villages such as St-Rémy (10km) and Les-Baux-de-Provence (20km) one of France's acclaimed 'plus beaux villages', or a little further to Van Gogh's precious Arles (36km).
Wine connoisseurs should make the trip to Châteauneuf-du-Pape (28km) amongst many other wine producers in the region. Another idyllic village to visit includes Gordes (38km) with stunning architecture, set in the outstanding Luberon region, surrounded by lavender fields in the summer months.
Those looking for activity have so much on their doorstep. There is both horse-riding and golf within a short drive and both the immediate and wider area are a walkers and cyclists paradise with stunning countryside and landscapes. Older children will love kayaking along the Rhône or Sorgue and there are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways and open castles to trekking across the tree tops and visiting a zoo.
Lovers of history will appreciate the Roman city of Nîmes (44km) with its fine collection of remains including Maison Carree, one of the best preserved Roman temples in the country. Just north of the city is the stunning Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, a perfect place for a picnic or to hire canoes.
Restaurant and bar
|Nearest Train Station||
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!
Provence is a wonderful place for families with kids of all ages. There is a wealth of characterful villages, towns and cities to discover across the region. Explore Avignon (12km) by the little road-train that takes you across the city including the Pont d'Avignon or take a boat trip across the Rhone. Visit a typical Provençal market and try some amazing new foods or simply wander around charming villages soaking up the atmosphere and admiring artists at work.
Create memories by kayaking along the Sorgue or hire canoes by the magnificent Pont du Gard (37km), near Nimes. This part of Provence also offers wonderful trails for walking, cycling and horse-riding in the area.
Young and old train lovers alike will adore the model railway, the JardiTrain (45km), just south of Carpentras or the more adventurous can discover the fantastic Tree-Top activity centres in the Luberon, Nimes or Salon-de-Provence. Animal lovers should head to Zoo Barben (57km) with over 600 species of animals across several hectares of land.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
- Heated Pool
- Bicycles Provided
- Table Tennis
- Fenced Grounds
- Maid Service Available
- Maid Service 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
- Bike hire
Extras available at this property (payable locallly):
- Mid stay cleaning (included for stays of 2+ weeks)
- Maid service
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 payable locally in cash.|
|Arrival time||Between 4.00 and 7.00 a.m. Other arrival times are on request only. Please enquire.|
|Departure time||Before 10.00 a.m.|
|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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, excluding pool towels.|
|Minimum stay||4 nights in low season, 7 nights in high season.|
|Changeover day||Flexible in low season.. Saturday in high season.|
|Pets welcome?||Up to 2 pets on request only and by prior arrangement with the owner.|
|Pool heating charge?||No. The pool is heated free of charge from mid March to beginning of November. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are on request only.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||£4,026|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 21st 2019||£3,597|
|Sep 21st 2019 - Nov 30th 2019||£2,137|
|Nov 30th 2019 - Mar 21st 2020||£2,328|
|Mar 21st 2020 - May 2nd 2020||£2,415|
|May 2nd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020||£3,597|
|Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 30th 2020||£4,486|
|Jun 30th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£4,607|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||£4,805|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||£4,956|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||£4,805|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£4,607|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£4,026|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020||£3,597|
|Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 24th 2021||£2,137|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||€4,214|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 21st 2019||€3,765|
|Sep 21st 2019 - Nov 30th 2019||€2,236|
|Nov 30th 2019 - Mar 21st 2020||€2,436|
|Mar 21st 2020 - May 2nd 2020||€2,527|
|May 2nd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020||€3,765|
|Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 30th 2020||€4,696|
|Jun 30th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€4,821|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||€5,029|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||€5,187|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||€5,029|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€4,821|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€4,214|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020||€3,765|
|Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 24th 2021||€2,236|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||$4,730|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 21st 2019||$4,226|
|Sep 21st 2019 - Nov 30th 2019||$2,510|
|Nov 30th 2019 - Mar 21st 2020||$2,735|
|Mar 21st 2020 - May 2nd 2020||$2,837|
|May 2nd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020||$4,226|
|Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 30th 2020||$5,271|
|Jun 30th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$5,412|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||$5,646|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||$5,822|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||$5,646|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$5,412|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$4,730|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020||$4,226|
|Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 24th 2021||$2,510|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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