Maison des Cerisiers
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What Oliver loves…
- Maison des Cerisiers exudes 19th century character, perfectly preserved and enhanced by its recent renovation
- As well as the glorious pool in the summer, there’s table tennis, badminton and French boules in the garden to ensure there’s not a moment of boredom
- This impossibly beautiful home sits within the glorious Natural Regional Park of Luberon, an area of natural beauty not to be missed
- The nearest village is only 2km away whilst the one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, Roussillon, is just over ten minutes by car
Built in 1800 and recently renovated, Maison des Cerisiers is a traditional home delicately modernised for increased comfort and enjoyment without sacrificing any of its originall charm.
On entering, you will be greeted by the beautiful dining area, exuding traditional allure, with striped drapes matching the striped, beamed ceiling and a beautiful mixture of old and new furniture. The open-plan kitchen is a blend of contemporary design and traditional styles, with a pastel blue theme, rustic patterned tiles and boundless surface space to get everyone involved in preparing some culinary delights! The living area continues the theme of fusing old and new, with vintage chairs and tables alongside more modern furniture, all perfectly placed in front of the traditional open fireplace.
As you ascend the stairs to explore the house further, the two hundred years of history become apparent, with a characterful winding, narrow staircase and deep red tiled flooring.
There are five charming bedrooms, each uniquely demonstrating the age and history of the home, whilst featuring modern comforts. The bathrooms are an array of interesting shapes and sizes, with quirky highlights such as a tin bath.
For the full appreciation of the home, one must only step into the garden, with its huge private pool, endless seating options and fabulous alfresco dining area among the cherry trees - it is the dream environment to relax, unwind and make the most of the fabulous weather. So, whether you’re into sunbathing by the pool, sipping a glass of wine by the soft light of dusk or engaging in lively discussion around the dinner table, you can enjoy all of these in the great outdoors and by the fine weather of Provence.
An utterly rural retreat, located in the mesmerising Luberon National Park, this villa is ideal for those who enjoy the scenery and tranquillity of the countryside. And yet, you’re within a five-minute drive of the little ochre village of Gargas with a couple of restaurants, surrounded by vineyards, truly giving you the best of both worlds.
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
- Due to the age and shape of the home, the top-floor bedrooms have low ceilings at either side
- Car hire is essential in this rural part of Provence
- Kitchen-diner, including electric hobs/oven, refrigerator, freezer box, coffee brewer, microwave, and dishwasher
- Living room
- 4 x double bedrooms
- 1 x triple bedroom with double and single bed
- Separate WC
- 2 x bathrooms with bath and WC
- 3 x shower rooms with shower and WC
- Swimming pool (81m2), open June to the end of August
- 7 x sunloungers
- Gas BBQ
- Table tennis
- Badminton net and rackets
- French boules
- Gardens and terraces
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Washing machine and dryer
Maison des Cerisiers is located just under 2km from the ochre village of Gargas which features a couple of restaurants, a bakery and a couple of shops. The village specialises in jams and candied fruit as well as a couple of excellent wines which you can sample in the nearby wineries.
Set in the wonderful countryside of the Luberon National Park, the village is surrounded by vineyards and ochre quarries dug into the pine-covered hills in the distance. This is a wonderful area for hiking and biking with the GR34 passing through on the way to Roussillon.
Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt (5km) is a historical village with architecture ranging from Roman times to the 19th century. Cherries are grown here and there are some lovely restaurants. Don’t forget to visit the lovely market town of Apt (7.5km) nearby with its remarkable Saturday morning market.
Roussillon (8km) is known to be one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages due to its magical hilltop setting and maze of narrow winding streets and pretty squares. It’s a place that has always been much loved by artists and you will be able to explore the lovely galleries and boutiques the village has to offer as well as follow an art trail. The local gastronomy is divine as well so make sure you try out one of the regional restaurants.
You are also within close driving distance of the archetypal Provencal villages of Bonnieux (16km), Lacoste (16km) and Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes (18km), another one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages.
Just half an hour north is the impressive city of Avignon (55km), with a UNESCO World Heritage Site historic centre, each year it hosts the delightful Festival d'Avignon which attracts visitors from all over the world.
Aix-en-Provence (62km), one of France's most beautiful university towns, is also just over an hour away.
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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 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 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, 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 with over 600 species of animals across several hectares of land.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
- Table Tennis
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
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!
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These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Arrival time||Between 4.00-6.00 p.m. (this may extend until 8.00 p.m. in the summer, on request only).|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, approximately from November to April. During all other periods heating is on request and may be subject to extra charges. Please enquire.|
|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.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Changeover day||Saturday (June, July and August). Flexible other times of year.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|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||Any special events and celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner. Additional charges and higher security deposits may apply. Please enquire at the time of booking.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The pool is open approximately from beginning of June to the end of August, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that for group bookings an additional and refundable charge of £90 per person applies.|
|Tax||French Visitors Tax payable prior to the arrival (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).|
Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||£3,490|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||£2,859|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019||£2,212|
|Sep 21st 2019 - Apr 4th 2020||£1,986|
|Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020||£1,986|
|Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020||£2,212|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020||£1,986|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||£2,859|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||£3,301|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£4,198|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||£4,452|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£4,198|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£3,490|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||£2,859|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020||£2,212|
|Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 24th 2021||£1,986|
Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||€3,653|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||€2,992|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019||€2,316|
|Sep 21st 2019 - Apr 4th 2020||€2,079|
|Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020||€2,079|
|Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020||€2,316|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020||€2,079|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||€2,992|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||€3,455|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€4,394|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||€4,660|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€4,394|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€3,653|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||€2,992|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020||€2,316|
|Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 24th 2021||€2,079|
Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||$4,100|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||$3,359|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019||$2,599|
|Sep 21st 2019 - Apr 4th 2020||$2,333|
|Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020||$2,333|
|Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020||$2,599|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020||$2,333|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||$3,359|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||$3,879|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$4,932|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||$5,231|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$4,932|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$4,100|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||$3,359|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020||$2,599|
|Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 24th 2021||$2,333|
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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