Maison Emile

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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In an idyllic pocket of Provence, surrounded by rich countryside and set in nine acres of land sits Maison Emile. With medieval towns nearby and outstanding natural beauty all around, this enchanting house offers the best of rural Provençal living. 

Once a 17th-century farmhouse, Maison Emile has been lovingly converted into a laid-back yet elegant home featuring a large dining room, charming country-style kitchen and cosy living room. Here you will find the classic blue shutters, terracotta roof, wooden beams and stone walls that are so typical of dwellings in this region.

Up to 18 guests can be accommodated in nine tastefully decorated bedrooms spread across the main house and adjoining barn. Two of the barn’s bedrooms are accessible via the central courtyard while the other two are accessed from the living room and can be configured as twin beds or doubles to suit the needs of your group. 

Outside, there are exquisite gardens and a meadow filled with cherry, fig, almond, apple and pear trees. While away the days basking in the sunshine, playing boules and table tennis and taking refreshing dips in the pool. In the evenings fire up the barbecue and enjoy a meal on the outdoor terrace, perhaps before hitting a few balls on the floodlight tennis court.  

The stunning market town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is just a 10-minute drive away. Known for its antique stalls and canals, it’s a lovely place to wander around and boasts many little waterside cafés, restaurants and boutiques, plus useful supermarkets for stocking up.

Medieval Carpentras is also known for its popular street markets and is 25km away, while the historic city of Avignon can be reached by car in just 45 minutes. Lively and packed full of interesting things to do and places to eat, it’s a fantastic city to visit. 

A 37km drive takes you to the Alpilles Natural Regional Parc where you can marvel at the region’s incredible scenery and immerse yourself in nature as you hike along forest trails. And to witness more of Provence’s famous landscapes, head to the shockingly purple lavender fields of Sault, just under an hour’s drive from Maison Emile.

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What you should know…

  • Some of the bedrooms are accessed via french doors from the courtyard. Please refer to the 'Features' tab for full details
  • One of the bedrooms can be accessed via the master bedroom and is ideally suited for children
  • 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 BBQ Hairdryer Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner

Villa Interior: 

Main house:

Ground floor:
- Living room with sofas, fireplace, bookcase, TV and DVD player
- Dining room with table and chairs and doors opening to courtyard
- Fully equipped kitchen with range cooker, double ovens, 5 gas burners, microwave, dishwasher, food processor, Nespresso machine 
- Larder/utility room with 2 fridge/freezers, washing machine and dryer
- WC

First floor:
- Master bedroom with double bed (1.6m), bath, shower, double sink and separate WC 
- Bedroom with double bed (1.4m), shower and separate WC (shared with master bedroom and suitable for children) (accessible via the master bedroom or the spiral staircase in the dining room)
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds (1.6m)
- Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double sink and WC

Second floor:
- Bedroom with 2 double beds (1.6m) 
- Bathroom with walk-in shower
- WC

Converted Barn:

- Open-plan kitchen/living room with oven, fridge, dishwasher, sofas and dining table and chairs
- 2 x bedrooms with twin beds (can be made into 1.8m double bed) and en-suite bathrooms with showers and WCs (accessible via french doors from the courtyard)
- 2 x bedrooms with twin beds (can be made into 1.8m double bed) and en-suite bathrooms with showers and WCs (accessible via the living room)

Outside Grounds (9 acres):

- Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with alarm system. Open approximately mid-May – beginning-October
- Poolside terrace with sun loungers
- Courtyard with covered al-fresco dining table and chairs
- Gas BBQ
- Tennis court with floodlights
- Boules pitch
- Grassy lawns
- Meadow with cherry, fig, almond, apple and pear trees
- Parking

Facilities:

- Wi-Fi
- TV and DVD player
- Board games
- Table tennis
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Emile
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Provence is littered with picturesque hilltop villages and many of the most scenic can be easily reached from Maison Emile. 

Built on a network of canals with pretty footbridges, waterside cafés and timeworn mills, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is packed with character and charm. Just a 10-minute drive away, there are convenient amenities like boulangeries and supermarkets in addition to a great selection of restaurants for nights spent eating out. Be sure to visit on a Sunday to experience the town’s renowned antiques market and perhaps pick out a souvenir! 

A little further away sits Carpentras, another town with a bustling flea market. Held on a Friday, some 350 stalls stock everything from black truffles to shoes. The town, which can be reached by car in 30 minutes, is also filled with medieval relics, including the Orange Gateway and 15th-century Saint Siffrein Cathedral. 

Just 36km away, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is crammed full of cellars and shops selling bottles of the famous red wine and hosting tasting sessions. As well as wine, the fortified village also boasts an impressive 14th-century castle. Enjoy sweeping views of the vineyards below from its ramparts.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, once home to legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh, is 35km away and well worth a trip, while Apt, known for its delicious cuisine, can be reached in 30km.  

Two of Provence’s most dynamic cities, Avignon and Arles, are just 37km and 58km away respectively. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a lively centre, Avignon is a fascinating place to visit. Soak up the city’s atmosphere from the main Place de l’Horloge or stroll around the bohemian quarter next to the River Sorgue, where you can find live music, trendy bars and wonderful restaurants. 

Arles, which is known for inspiring many of Van Gogh’s paintings, features a fantastic Saturday market and many historic treasures, including a Roman amphitheatre and Roman baths.

As well as delightful towns and enthralling cities, this region offers scenic countryside and unspoilt landscapes. Discover the magnificent lavender fields at Sault, just 48km away, and immerse yourself in nature as you hike through the forests and ravines at Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles, 37km away. The Luberon range, which can be explored on foot or by bike, is a 40-minute car journey away and offers exquisite natural beauty.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(20km)

Nearest Town L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

(3.5km)

Nearest Restaurant L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

(3.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

(3.5km)

Nearest Shop L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

(3.5km)

Nearest Supermarket L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

(3.5km)

Nearest City Avignon

(37.5km)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kids will be captivated by the flawless countryside, atmospheric market towns and mesmerising cities in this part of sunny Provence. 

Canoeing along the River Sorgue is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy, while Wave Island near Carpentras is sure to entertain water-lovers. Complete with a surf simulator, slides, wave pools and rides, this water park also features Europe’s largest lazy lake.

Head to Arles to visit the Fondation Van Gogh fine art museum, the Musee Reattu which is home to one of Picasso’s last paintings and Luma Arles, an incredible building and cultural complex devoted to the arts. The city’s Roman amphitheatre and baths are also sure to capture the imagination of younger visitors.

Family-friendly Avignon is brimming with interesting sites like the Pope’s Palace and The Saint Benezet Bridge and has a great selection of restaurants, shops and museums. A ride on the hop-on-hop-off tourist bus or Little Tourist Train is an easy way to explore the city with children.

Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles offers pleasant walks and trails through the pine forests while kids will also love running around the vibrant lavender fields around Sault. For parents, it’s an excellent eat place to take some treasured family photos. 

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
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor 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 €700 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately mid-May to beginning-October. 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.
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 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £6,438
May 11th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £7,589
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £9,315
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £12,191
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £10,754
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £7,589
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £5,720
Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 £7,230
Dec 31st 2024 - May 10th 2025 £6,438
May 10th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £7,589
Jun 7th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £9,315
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £12,191
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 £10,754

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €7,009
May 11th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €8,263
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €10,142
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €13,274
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €11,709
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €8,263
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €6,227
Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 €7,872
Dec 31st 2024 - May 10th 2025 €7,009
May 10th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €8,263
Jun 7th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €10,142
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €13,274
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 €11,709

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $7,593
May 11th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $8,951
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $10,986
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $14,379
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $12,683
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $8,951
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $6,746
Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 $8,527
Dec 31st 2024 - May 10th 2025 $7,593
May 10th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $8,951
Jun 7th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $10,986
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $14,379
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 $12,683

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

  • Beautiful house perfectly suited to hosting large gatherings

    on 05/10/2023

    What a find! A beautiful house perfectly suited to hosting large gatherings. We had 17 family the first week and 16 friends for another and everyone loved it. The house is comfortable, well furnished and has everything you could need provided. Wonderful outside dining area where we ate every meal. Sporting facilities gave everyone things to do but there is so much space that anyone could find a quiet corner if needed. Krissy, who looks after the property, was a first class manager and a great source of knowledge. The maids, Katia and Sylvie, who we booked each morning, were delightful, friendly and keen to help in any way they could. Also used Charlotte Riva, the chef who was recommended to us, and she was outstanding. I highly recommend this charming house in such a gorgeous area of Provence. Brilliant!

  • Great place

    on 31/07/2023

    Great place. Well equipped. Great host.

  • Outstanding experience!

    on 28/04/2018

    Myself and a group of friends spent a week at this beautiful villa to celebrate my sixtieth birthday. I have nothing but praise for every aspect of the experience. We were met and checked in with efficiency and friendliness and nothing was to much trouble for Krissy who looked after us. The Villa was spotlessly clean and has both charm and style. It is spacious and has a fantastic outside dining area with BBQ where we held my birthday celebration. There is also a smaller outside dining area which is in direct sunlight where we all gathered each morning for breakfast. The pool also has a delightful dining area which is covered and each evening we would often sit and chat over a glass of wine together. The grounds and gardens are also beautifully maintained. There had been careful attention to detail to ensure that every aspect of our stay was catered for. We were even gifted two bottles of rose wine for our arrival evening along with a refreshment pack. I have absolutely no negatives to share. This is a five star property with five star services and we all had a five star experience! Thank you Mark and Krissy who manage the property. You have an outstanding operation and helped along with this beautiful house, to ensure that I had a very memorable sixtieth birthday experience!

  • Wonderful

    Created on 23/12/2017

    I have spent Christmas with my extended family at Maison Emile (7 adults + 5 teenage children). We've had a great time in this huge, very well-appointed and charming house. A Christmas tree, indoor string lights and several potted cyclamens immediately made us feel at home. It was very much like staying at a friend's place.

  • Perfect for spending time with family & friends

    Created on 09/09/2017

    The property is absolutely amazing. A wonderfully comfortable house that is extremely well equipped. All the family and friends who came to stay had a fabulous time. Highly recommended.

  • Idyllic rural getaway

    on 14/09/2016

    An easy hop from Marseille takes you to this delightful Provencal mas. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, it is in fact conveniently close to excellent supermarkets, but also within a short distance of some strikingly lovely small towns. The immediate surroundings are quiet lanes, perfect for cycling. The sheltered position of the house with its charming courtyard provides the perfect shaded spot when the midday sun is overhead, but also means late-night suppers can be enjoyed without resorting to fleeces. The swimming-pool area is attractively landscaped with plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas and the view from the terrace above is the ideal spot for sunset drinks. The house is tastefully furnished in an understated style, the kitchen is well thought-out and the bathrooms are definitely 21st century.

  • Wonderful! Beautiful inside and out

    Created on 21/05/2016

    A wonderful place to stay. Beautifully designed interiors in a Provence style with sumptuous, comfortable beds and bedding and great dining areas inside and outside in the enchanting courtyard. The tennis court, swimming pool, boules court and table tennis and the grounds are all in excellent condition and beautifully maintained. The surrounding area is fascinating and delightful to explore. We hired a local cook, recommended by the owners, who brought in delicious meals. Unbeatable holiday and we will go back! A real treat!

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