Maison Des Boutons

Like it? Add to favourites to compare and share
Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Laptop Friendly Workspace RWC-Marseille

Maison Des Boutons is an extraordinary home that has been lovingly decorated by its antique-dealing owner. Filled with authentic pieces purchased from local markets, this house is a unique place to spend your holiday in Provence. 

A reflection of the owner’s passion for the region, each room has a great sense of character and tradition. Step inside and you are instantly transported back in time, especially in the large kitchen/dining room with its wooden beams, hanging pots and pans, crockery collection and little clothes pulley. Pastel-coloured walls, patterned rugs and soft furnishings create a cosy and relaxed feel, while chandeliers, ornate mirrors and endless bric-a-brac add to the quirkiness of this home. This theme continues in the living room, study and in each of the maison’s six bedrooms. 

Set in over two acres of exquisitely tended grounds dotted with lavender, flowers, fruit trees and an alleyway of olive trees, outside is a real haven. A rose-clad pergola can be found next to the swimming pool, while there’s also a vegetable garden in which tomatoes, summer vegetables and herbs grow. There are various seating areas for soaking up the sunshine, plus a terrace with an outdoor dining table for enjoying al-fresco meals throughout the day. 

The nearest restaurants, shops and cafés can be found just a 10-minute drive away in the medieval town of Le Thor. Strolling through the streets you will also discover an ancient castle and 12th-century church. Some scenic walks depart from Le Thor and a tour of the ‘Cave of Fairies’ is not to be missed. 

The beautiful town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue can be reached in just 20 minutes and is home to an incredibly popular antiques market. Browse the hundreds of stalls before walking along the canals and admiring the town’s mansion houses and flower-filled streets. 

Other towns less than 20km away include Velleron, which also boasts an impressive 17th-century chateau, and Carpentras, which is renowned for its busy flea market. 

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Avignon is just 20km away and definitely worth a visit when staying in Provence. Its historic centre is packed with fascinating sites, museums and great restaurants, while the cool bohemian quarter by the River Sorgue has lively bars and a vibrant atmosphere.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A friendly and discreet caretaker/gardener lives on-site in a separate house and is there to make your stay as comfortable as possible
  • If travelling with little ones, please note the fountain and water basin that can be found in the meadow
  • The triple bedroom is best suited for kids. Please refer to the ‘Features’ tab for full details
  • 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 Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site RWC-Marseille

Villa Interior: 

Ground Floor:
- Living room with sofa and armchairs, fireplace, TV and doors opening to garden
Open-plan kitchen/dining room with oven, gas hob, 2 x fridges, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, dining table and chairs and breakfast table
- Study with armchairs, bookcases, piano and writing desk
- Bedroom with double bed (1.4m), doors opening to garden and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC
- Laundry room with washing machine
- WC

First Floor:
- Master bedroom with king-size bed (2.1m), fireplace, writing desk and en-suite bathroom with pedestal bath, hand-held shower and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (1.6m) 
- Bedroom with 3 x single beds (best suited for kids)
- Bedroom with single bed (1.1m)
- Bathroom with pedestal bath, hand-held shower and WC
- Bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds (2.5 acres):

- Private swimming pool (11m x 5.5m) with steps and alarm system.
- Rose-clad pergola
- Terrace with with al-fresco dining table and chairs
- Grassy lawns
- Meadow with fountain and smaller water basin
- Olive trees, lavender, fruit trees, cypresses
- Vegetable garden with tomatoes, summer vegetables and herbs
- Parking

Facilities:

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Satellite TV 
- Sonos speaker
- Table tennis
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Des Boutons
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
Loading map

Set back from a quiet country road, Maison Des Boutons enjoys a peaceful setting within driving distance of some of Provence’s most charming towns and villages. 

Le Thor is a picturesque town positioned on the banks on the River Sorgue just 6km away. It boasts a medieval castle and 12th-century church as well as a handful of good restaurants and useful supermarkets. There are some great spots for fishing and a variety of scenic walks in the surrounding area. The climb up Thouzon Hill offers lovely views while the Grottes de Thouzon, also known as the ‘Cave of Fairies’, is quite incredible and a must-visit.

Just 10km away sits Pernes-les-Fontaines, a beautiful town home to 40 fountains. Follow the ‘Circuit des Fontaines’ to see them all and explore other treasures along the way, like the medieval clock tower and many manor homes. 

Velleron is just a 10-minute drive away and features an ancient church and 17th-century castle as well as a popular farmer’s market selling delicious local produce. Carpentras’ market is also well-known throughout the region, with stalls lining the streets trading everything from shoes to black truffles. Just 16km away, the town is also home to sites including the Orange Gateway and 15th-century Saint Siffrein Cathedral. 

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is another town renowned for its street market. Held on a Sunday, this one is focused on antiques, with some 300 stalls and vendors selling all sorts of bric-a-brac. A 20-minute drive away, the pretty town is built on a network of canals and is a lovely place to wander around.  

Other delightful towns within an hour’s drive include Gordes, Roussillon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where Vincent Can Gogh once lived and painted some of his most celebrated works of art. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, famed for its red wine, can also be reached in 30 minutes. 

Avignon is half an hour away and is a city full of historic and cultural significance. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge – are not to be missed, nor is the vibrant bohemian quarter. After a busy day exploring, head to the main Place de l’Horloge and enjoy a drink as you watch the world go by.  

Provence also offers stunning scenery, some of which can be best admired from the Alpilles Naturel Regional Park. Less than an hour’s drive away, the trails and tracks through the vineyards, forests and ravines provide the chance to see some of the region’s unspoilt beauty.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(17km)

Nearest Town Le Thor

(6km)

Nearest Restaurant Le Thor

(6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Le Thor

(6km)

Nearest Shop Le Thor

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Le Thor

(6km)

Nearest City Avignon

(20km)

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!

Download our Provence & Côte d'Azur Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This pocket of Provence is ideal for families travelling with young children. Discover the region’s outstanding natural beauty as you hike or rock climb in the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles, cycle the quiet country lanes surrounding the villa or pony trek through the forests. 

The lavender fields around Sault are an hour’s drive away and offer breath-taking scenery as well as a fabulous opportunity to take some family photos.  

Kayaking along the River Sorgue is a fun way of admiring the unspoilt landscapes while a tour of the nearby grotto at the foot of Thouzon Hill is also sure to amaze kids. Also known as the ‘Cave of Fairies’ it features crystalised stalactites, stalagmites and cave pearls and is thought to date back 60 million years!

Jarditrain, just south of Carpentras, is a model railway village landscaped with mini bridges, tunnels, waterfalls and lakes. Extremely family-friendly, there are workshops available and kids will love watching the little trains zooming around.

Avignon is a wonderful place to explore with children. Taking the Little Tourist Train across place the city is a fantastic way to see some of the famous sites, including the Pont D’Avignon and Pope’s Palace Gardens, without tiring out little ones. There’s also a great selection of restaurants and museums plus boat trips departing along the Rhône. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • 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 €1000 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.
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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
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.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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.
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 Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £8,600
Jun 1st 2023 - Jun 28th 2023 £9,566
Jun 28th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £11,015
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £7,633
Oct 21st 2023 - Dec 21st 2023 £7,149
Dec 21st 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 £11,015
Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 19th 2024 £7,149
Mar 19th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £7,633
Apr 6th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £8,600
May 30th 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 £9,566
Jun 26th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £11,015
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £7,633
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 £7,149

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €9,290
Jun 1st 2023 - Jun 28th 2023 €10,334
Jun 28th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €11,899
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €8,246
Oct 21st 2023 - Dec 21st 2023 €7,723
Dec 21st 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 €11,899
Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 19th 2024 €7,723
Mar 19th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €8,246
Apr 6th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €9,290
May 30th 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 €10,334
Jun 26th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €11,899
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €8,246
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 €7,723

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $9,969
Jun 1st 2023 - Jun 28th 2023 $11,090
Jun 28th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $12,770
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $8,849
Oct 21st 2023 - Dec 21st 2023 $8,288
Dec 21st 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 $12,770
Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 19th 2024 $8,288
Mar 19th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $8,849
Apr 6th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $9,969
May 30th 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 $11,090
Jun 26th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $12,770
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $8,849
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 $8,288

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

  • Amazingly Beautiful Property!

    Posted by Cindy on 25/05/2013

    A group of ladies traveled to Provence and rented Maison Des Boutons for a week. We have taken many trips to Europe and this house, by far, was the most incredible. From the beautiful grounds to the magnificent home, everything was perfect. The pictures of the house are exactly how it looks. We didn't want to stay in a place that looked American - we wanted to feel like we were in France. Needless to say, we couldn't have picked a better place. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals. The bedrooms are beautiful and the beds are also very comfortable! We rented a car to take day trips and all towns are easily accessible from the house. We brought a GPS with us that was loaded with France maps. I highly recommend this if you plan on driving through Provence. It made day trips very enjoyable. There is also a supermarket close by which is great because we cooked every night. The caretakers of the home are helpful and kind. All of my friends share my enthusiasm for this incredible home and we would highly recommend it to others who want to experience a beautiful holiday in Provence!

Please select
Please select
Best Price Guaranteed
Was £7236
Save £1000
for
No hidden extras!
Including 
Book Now

Need to check with your party?

Reserve today and if for any reason you change your mind in the next 48 hours you'll get a 100% refund, no questions asked!

Checking...

Please select your arrival and departure dates on the calendar.

Similar Properties