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What Oliver loves…
- The most characterful house with beautiful interiors in the heart of a 12th century Luberon village, Oppède le Vieux
- Enjoy a glass of Côtes du Luberon from the private terrace looking out towards the most wonderful views
- The private swimming pool is an added bonus for warm summer days
- Stroll through the old village with its steep lanes, historic houses, restaurants, church and castle ruins
- A great base for exploring further afield in the Luberon including magical villages such as Ménerbes, Bonnieux, Roussillon and Gordes
*EARLY BIRD 2023*
Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
Experience the magic of the Luberon in this beautiful village house with a swimming pool and mesmerising valley views, set in the historic and enchanting village of Oppède le Vieux.
This hidden gem is a rare find in such an idyllic and timeless place – step inside and sense the history all around you as you appreciate the wonderful décor and authentic character. A large hallway, lounge and dining area wraps around the maison with ample space to relax and dine alongside floor to ceiling windows framing the incredible vistas. A rather elegant study and TV room adds to the sense of comfort whilst the charmingly traditional kitchen features a breakfast table for your morning baguettes and croissants. Five pretty bedrooms with either village or valley views each have an en suite bath or shower room, making Maison Coloniale ideal for up to 10 guests.
The outdoor space is just as impressive with the most spectacular views. It feels private from the rest of the village and it’s the perfect place for a coffee in the shade of the mulberry tree or dining al-fresco on the attractive terrace. Enjoy a glass of local wine as you gaze out towards the wooded hills and village or take a dip in the swimming pool to cool off on warm summer days.
Of course, it’s only a minutes stroll to the heart of the old village, a gorgeous place with beautifully restored houses, a couple of restaurants and a pottery studio. In an outstanding position, the village is perched on a mountainside looking out towards the Oppède valley. As you climb the steep lanes above the village towards the castle ruins and church the scenery is even more dramatic. This is Provence at its very best.
Other beguiling Luberon villages waiting to be explored include Ménerbes, Gordes and Roussillon whilst there are many breathtaking hikes and bike rides through the countryside passing vineyards, cherry orchards, lavender fields and woodland. Visit charming Farmer’s markets, potter around antique stores or sample the excellent wines of the Luberon.
Soak up the romance of Aix-en-Provence or Saint-Rémy, kayak along the Sorgue and admire the dreamy Provençal landscapes which inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Cézanne in this incredible part of southern France.
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.
- Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
- This is characterful village living at its best with its steep and narrow lanes. When wandering around Oppède le Vieux, especially near the castle ruins, take care on the lanes with children as there are some steep drops in places.
- Hallway (wraps around the house) with lounge and dining area and views of hills
- Snug office with sofa, TV, fireplace and desk
- Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including double oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and round table
- Bedroom with double bed, lounge area and en suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom (via steps) with double bed, desk, village views and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds, village views and en suite shower room
Lower Ground Floor
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds
- Bathroom with shower and WC
- Swimming pool with safety alarm
- Enclosed terrace
- Shaded al-fresco dining area
- Fans (available in bedrooms)
Maison Coloniale is a village house in beautiful Oppède le Vieux, a tiny 12th century village in the Luberon region of Provence.
Step out of your home and straight onto the narrow lanes of the medieval village and within a minute you can be in the pretty village square with its café-restaurant, passing ancient houses en route. Walk above Oppède le Vieux to the very top to see the church and castle ruins, taking care on the steep lanes (and there are some steep drops too) and admire the incredible Luberon views around you.
About 2km away by car is the more modern part of Oppède which is still charming and authentic in its own Provençal way. Here you will find amenities such as a couple of restaurants, a bakery, bar and a tennis court. A little further is Coustellet (7km) with supermarkets, a pharmacy and a brilliant Farmer’s market on a Sunday morning showcasing the very best local produce.
There are so many other idyllic Luberon villages to discover – perhaps start in nearby Ménerbes (5km), the place that inspired Peter Mayes’ ‘ A Year in Provence’, also known as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. The ochre-tinted village of Roussillon, Van-Gogh’s beloved Gordes and picture-perfect Bonnieux can also be reached within half an hour or head to historic Apt on a Saturday morning to experience one of Provence’s most wonderful markets.
Hiking through the Luberon is also incredible, including many trails linking villages passing through vineyards, olive groves, cherry orchards, woodland and lavender fields. Look out for cycling and mountain biking opportunities as well as horse-riding and rock-climbing. Hire kayaks and sail down the Sorgue river from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.
Other day trips to consider include Avignon (37km) with its UNESCO World Heritage sites, the romantic town of Aix-en-Provence, around an hour to the south, or even Marseille (90km) with all its vibrancy and character. Then there’s artistic Saint-Rémy, perhaps combined with the gorgeous hilltop village of Les Baux-de-Provence in the captivating Les Alpilles region of Provence, just under an hour by car.
|Nearest Airport 2||
|Nearest Train Station||
Gare de Cavaillon
Oppède le Vieux
(Short walk )
Bakery in Oppède (newer part)
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!
Family walks through enchanting landscapes, cycle rides suitable for a variety of abilities, horse-riding and even some fantastic rock-climbing opportunities – the Luberon offers a wealth of experiences for many ages.
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a great place to hire kayaks and canoes to sail along the Sorgue river towards L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or head to the tree-top activity centre with trails suitable for a range of ages from 3+, depending on height restrictions.
Animal lovers may appreciate a day at the zoo near La Barben, around an hour away, which also features a children’s playground. Alternatively, head north towards Carpentras where you will find the interesting caves at Grottes de Thouzon, the theme park rides of Parc Spirou and the charming model railway centre, Le Jarditrain.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€750 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 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.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. All other changeover days on request.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights. All other durations 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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 15th 2023||£3,258|
|Apr 15th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||£4,165|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023||£5,071|
|Aug 26th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023||£4,165|
|Oct 14th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||£3,258|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||£4,165|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024||£3,258|
|Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£4,165|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024||£5,071|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 15th 2023||€3,440|
|Apr 15th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||€4,399|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023||€5,355|
|Aug 26th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023||€4,399|
|Oct 14th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||€3,440|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||€4,399|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024||€3,440|
|Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€4,399|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024||€5,355|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 15th 2023||$3,791|
|Apr 15th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||$4,847|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023||$5,901|
|Aug 26th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023||$4,847|
|Oct 14th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||$3,791|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||$4,847|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024||$3,791|
|Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$4,847|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024||$5,901|
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.
We have stayed three times and cannot wait to return! It’s the most perfect place for a quiet getaway, surrounded by the most beautiful countryside and stunning views... every direction you look feels like a scene from a film! The house itself is so beautiful... amazing décor and furniture and everything you need to feel at home. It’s really spacious but still feels very cosy and comfortable. The outside area is perfect... beautiful pool... and totally secluded. Drinking a glass of rosé on the terrace overlooking the valley as the sun sets every evening felt like total heaven. The whole process of booking was so easy and communication with the host was great. In short, this is a little piece of paradise with everything you need for that perfect Provençal holiday and we will be coming back as soon as possible! Thank you x
Paradise in Provence
We spent a wonderful week in this stunning house with a group of friends. Everything about it was perfect. The incredible views, the beautiful décor, the gorgeous terrace and pool. So many lovely places nearby to visit, if you can drag yourself away from this really quite special retreat in the heart of the Luberon hills. We really couldn’t have asked for more and will definitely be returning.
Spent the most incredible week here with friends. It’s the most tranquil secluded villa with unbeatable views and a gorgeous veranda and swimming pool to laze about, read, drink local wine and generally unwind. The house itself is beautifully furnished. And the village is stunning and full of history. You have to visit the little restaurant at the bottom of the hill - a truly French experience. A five star villa. Comfy luxury. We absolutely loved our time at Maison Coloniale and can’t wait to return when restrictions allow!
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