Maison Passard

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Parking Space

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Nestled at the foot of the Luberon mountain range is the small village of Oppède, with a number of amenities, such as a bakery for picking up fresh croissants in the morning. Maison Passard is located in the heart of the village with a few other pretty neighbouring houses, though the lovely, fenced garden offers privacy. With many other villages plus woodlands and hiking routes close by, this is a fantastic base for a holiday exploring authentic Provence.  

As you walk into the garden, you will see the home, a traditional stone house with typical window shutters surrounded by trees. Indoors, the period features such as the stonework and the historic beams have been retained and look beautiful alongside the clean, white-washed walls and modern furnishings.  

The villa is a family home set over three floors. On the ground floor, there is a bright living room with sofas and a TV and a contemporary kitchen with a table for enjoying a meal together in the evenings. Two of the spacious bedrooms are located on the first floor, and the third bedroom can be found on the second floor, which is ideal for those wishing for a little more privacy from the group. The sleeping accommodation at the house is brilliant as it offers flexibility; you can choose if you would like the rooms to be set up as double bedrooms or with twin beds. Each of the bedrooms also boasts in-room showers and sinks with separate WCs, so there will be no queues for the bathroom.  

As well as being an elegant and inviting space, the house offers all of the modern comforts you need, such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV and coffee machines.   

Outdoors, the house sits in a leafy, fenced garden with a large south-facing terrace. If you need some shade in the heat of the day, you can sit under the covered pergola or read a book beneath one of the trees. There is also an al-fresco dining table, so this is a wonderful spot to dine together on balmy evenings.  

You will not have to travel far when you want to head out for a drink at the local bar or go out for dinner as the home is situated in the centre of a little village which is perfect for days when you want to slow down and don’t fancy driving. This village is a village of two halves, and you will find the old part just 2km away, sitting mid-way up an imposing mountainside. Oppède le Vieux is a charming place to visit and has a unique feel to it as it was abandoned for centuries and still feels like a ghost town as it has not been modernised. Visitors can see the defensive walls, the stunning Romanesque church and the remains of the castle, as well as quaint cafés which spill out onto the cobbled square. 

Close by, guests can also visit the villages of Ménerbes, which is 3.5km away or Bonnieux which is 17km away. 

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What you should know…

  • We would recommend bringing a car to explore more of the nearby hilltop villages and visit countryside attractions.
  • The home is in the heart of a small village with a few neighbouring homes.
  • Please note that the bathrooms have separate WCs.
  • 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

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer TV Heating Parking Space

Villa Interior 

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas and TV
- Kitchen and dining room with terrace access, table seating 6 guests, oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, filter coffee machine and Dolce Gusto coffee machine
- Guest WC

First Floor

- 2 x bedrooms with double beds (160cm, can be converted into twin beds) and in room showers and sinks, plus separate WCs 

Second Floor

- Bedroom with double bed (160cm, can be converted into twin beds) and in room shower and sink, plus separate WC 

Outside Grounds

- Private fenced garden with lawn and trees
- Dining terrace with covered pergola
- Barbecue
- Outdoor sofas
- Sun loungers
- Private parking

Facilities 

- Wi-Fi
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryer 

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Passard
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Sitting in a charming village within the stunning landscape of the Luberon Natural Regional Park with forests, walking trails and protected wildlife all around, Maison Passard is an idyllic place to stay in Provence.   

The home is in a fantastic setting, as there are a few restaurants and amenities on your doorstep in the village of Oppède, a 2-minute walk away, and yet you are encircled by dramatic countryside and parkland just a stone’s throw away within a short drive.

There are plenty of outdoor pursuits you can take part in close to the villa, whether you enjoy cycling, climbing or a leisurely walk followed by a picnic. If you would like to see the mountains from a different perspective, there are also plenty of equine centres offering horse treks through the hills, or maybe you are brave enough to paraglide over the top of the Luberon to experience the best views available.   

As well as wild woodlands and mountains, the area is also filled with farms and vineyards, which provide a bounty of delicious foods and wines. If you would like to visit a family-run vineyard, Domaine de la Citadelle is a mere 3.5km away and offers tours, tastings and, of course, bottles of wine to purchase. Provence is also known for its fragrant lavender, and the vibrant purple fields are a joy to see. There is even a lavender museum just 4km from the house where guests can wander through the fields, learn about the local history of the farm, which goes back to the 16th century, and participate in workshops.   

You can explore many charming villages in Provence, and the nearest historic village is Oppède le Vieux, which is the old part of the village where the home is located and is just 2km away. The village is a lovely place to wander around and is steeped in history; it was initially settled over 1000 years ago. The villagers there were protected by a castle and a ruthless leader who took part in countless battles. In the 1800s, however, the villagers left Oppède le Vieux and settled down the hill as they no longer needed to live in fear of war on the side of a sheer mountain. The villagers removed the roofs from their homes to avoid paying the taxes, and the village became a ghost town for hundreds of years before artists resettled it during WW2. This magical place has been little-altered, and today you can stroll around the atmospheric streets filled with artisan shops and cafés and visit the castle ruins and ancient church of Notre-Dame-d'Alydon.   

Another quaint village to visit is Ménerbes which is close to the villa, just 3.5km away. Ménerbes is officially one of France's most beautiful villages, so it is a must-see location which sits 450m high on a hilltop. This gorgeous walled village has been settled since Neolithic times, though most of the architecture we see today is medieval. In the village, you can see Saint Hilaire Abbey, a Carmelite convent from the 1200s. You can also learn about the village’s role in the 16th-century wars of religion when it became a hub for Protestants when the religion was illegal. Aside from its religious sites, visitors can see the clock tower, fortress, cafés and homes owned by artist Picasso and author Peter Mayle who wrote A Year in Provence and brought flocks of visitors to this area. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(27km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(72km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cavaillon

(12km)

Nearest Village Oppède centre

(Within 250m)

Nearest Restaurant Oppède

(250m)

Nearest Shop Bakery and grocery store

(250m)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(12km)

Nearest City Avignon

(35km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(14km)

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

Maison Passard is located in the charming little village of Oppède in Provence. It is situated near plenty of family-friendly villages where the kids can explore pedestrianised streets and enjoy an ice cream in the village square. Additionally, the home sits within 500 miles of protected parkland belonging to the Luberon Natural Regional Park, where you can find picturesque locations for picnics, horse riding, cycling and walking routes for all abilities. 

For a magical day out with the family, why not drive over to the Grottes de Thouzon caves, 23km away. The huge cave is amazing, and children will love seeing the natural features, such as the stalactites and stalagmites and the cave's interior carved out by a river flowing underground. Visitors will be guided with a tour group to ensure safety and provide some interesting facts about the site. Above ground are also staggering gorges and woodlands, so you can spend all day together making memories.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

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
- 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!

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 €500 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 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,954
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,147
Aug 31st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £1,954
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,954
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £2,147

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,128
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €2,337
Aug 31st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €2,128
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,128
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €2,337

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,305
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $2,532
Aug 31st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $2,305
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,305
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $2,532

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.

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