Villa Clarac

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Walk to Village Not for little ones Parking Space

For those that prefer chic and contemporary to cosy farmhouse living, Villa Clarac is an excellent bet. This stylish, designer villa comes with four minimalist bedrooms, fantastic open-plan living and a wonderful garden. It is perfect for families or groups of friends wanting to explore the magical Luberon Natural Park and its captivating villages and towns.
 
Villa Clarac is set in open countryside on a hilltop in the park with stunning views over the surrounding landscapes and the village of Cadenet. Cadenet is a charming village with a vibrant main square, fountains, washhouses, its 14th-century Church Saint-Etienne, and an array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There are many lovely villages in the area, including Lourmarin, Ansouis, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Goult and Gordes, and you really shouldn’t miss Aix-en-Provence.
 
Villa Clarac enjoys a contemporary architectural style making good use of glass to maximise the natural light flooding into its chic spaces and to increase the sense of space. The villa sits in an extensive garden with a large terrace for alfresco dining and lounging, a beautiful swimming pool and contemporary sail canopies for shade. The living area enjoys a fabulous double-height aspect making this space feel magnificently cavernous. A sumptuous modern sofa and chairs sit near the trendy woodburning fire enjoying garden and pool views, while a modern dining table and chairs sit on the other side of the room with similar views. A satellite LCD television, DVD player and sound system with an iPod dock are provided for your entertainment. A sleek galley kitchen offers all the appliances you need for your self-catering break, together with a small breakfast table and stools so that guests can keep the chef company. Two of the villa’s bedrooms are also on the ground floor, one a twin and the other a double. They share an immaculate family bathroom.
 
An open-tread staircase takes you upstairs to the remaining two bedrooms. On the mezzanine landing level, there is a long study level, perfect if you need to catch up on some emails quietly. The main bedroom boasts a kingsize bed, wonderful views over the village and lush countryside and a bathroom. The other double bedroom also enjoys village and Provencal countryside views and an ensuite shower room. There is also a handy, fully equipped laundry room on this level.
 
Outside you will find a lovely swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, a huge garden sprinkled with olive trees, shrubs and pine trees, a large terrace for alfresco dining shaded by a contemporary canopy, a barbecue and lots of colourful plant pots. You will easily relax and unwind in this heavenly spot, immersing yourself in the gentle Provencal ambience.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager
  • 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
  • Guests should be aware that that the low walls and sudden drops in the garden mean that this property is not suitable for little ones

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Not for little ones Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Clarac is a modern four-bedroom villa, in Provence, with a private pool and in walking distance to the quaint village of Cadenet.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living and dining room with open fireplace, long dining table, LCD Satellite TV, high ceilings, and full-length sliding doors with access to the garden
- Fully-equipped kitchen with sliding door access to the garden
- Bedroom with double bed (140 x 200 cm) with sliding door access to the garden
- Bedroom with twin beds (90 x 200 cm)
- Bathroom with separate toilet

First Floor
- Mezzanine landing with study area*
- Main bedroom with double bed (160 x 200 cm)
- Separate shower room
- Bedroom with double bed (140 x 200 cm) with en-suite bathroom
- Shared toilet
- Laundry room

*Please note that this mezzanine level has low walls, so children should be supervised at all times*

Exterior
- 2000 m2 enclosed garden surroundin the property
- Private pool (Size: 9 x 8 m, Depth: 1.1 - 2.2 m) with Roman steps and surrounding sun loungers
- Covered terrace with table and chairs
- Large covered terrace with canopy, barbecue, and outdoor dining table
- Shaded parking spaces for four vehicles

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning (in bedrooms)
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron & board
- Cot & highchair
- Stereo system with iPod dock

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Clarac
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Clarac boasts a lovely countryside location overlooking the delightful village of Cadenet. You can visit the tourist office in the main square to start your adventures in this wonderful area. The village enjoys wonderful bars and restaurants and a good range of shops. In the main square, you will discover a bronze statue of Andre Estienne, the drummer of Arcole who was born in Cadenet and became a drummer in Napoleon's army. He was greatly honoured by Napoleon after an inventive feat that forced the enemy to retreat. Since the 11th century, there was a castle on the hill above the town though it was dismantled on the orders of Lous XIV in the 17th century and then burned following the revolution. It is a fabulous picnic spot with magical views where events take place in the summer.

The nearby village of Bonnieux is an Instagram-worthy Provencal gem full of beautifully preserved buildings and delightful restaurants, cafes and shops. With west-facing views over the valley, it is gorgeous. You will be mesmerised by the patchwork of orchards and vineyards towards the equally picturesque village of Lacoste across the Vaucluse plateau. A 12th-century church, now out of use, sits at the top of the village, and a much newer one with painted scenes of the Passion of Christ sits near the bottom. Surrounded by towering cedars, you will enjoy stunning views of Monts de Vaucluse, Mont Ventoux and Lacoste, Gordes and Roussillon. In the summer, there are some classical music concerts that take place in this atmospheric setting. Just a little further away, the village of Goult is peaceful and beautifully preserved, yet not so well known. It isn't visible from afar like its photogenic cousins, but it is definitely worth a visit. You can park in the main square, enjoy refreshments at the cafe or evening drinks and visit the Thursday market during the warm summer months.

The village of Gordes is a must-visit. Gordes' Tuesday morning market is a perfect place to pick up local produce and a few souvenirs. Gordes boasts pretty narrow alleyways sprinkled with charming restaurants, cafes, a bakery and food shops. On the Luberon plain, the village also enjoys superb views. Gordes is dominated by its wonderful church and castle. During World War II, Gordes was mostly destroyed, and the villagers were massacred. It also enjoys a fascinating history dating back to the Vordeuses, who named it Vorda. Below Gordes, you can make a magical underground discovery. The hidden treasure of the Caves du Palais Saint Firmin is just a five-minute walk from the castle. The cellars would have been used in the Middle Ages to house craft activities, and it is still possible to see an old oil mill, cisterns, and pipes dug into the rock. A small underground city can be explored with its carved pillars, stone staircases and beautiful vaulted ceilings.

The classy city of Aix-en-Provence is a pocket of Left Bank Parisian chic with wide leafy boulevards, glamorous shops, grand avenues, huge public squares sprinkled with 17th and 18th-century mansions and an air of refined elegance and Baroque splendour. With a fascinating history, noble heritage, beautiful architecture and a long list of fountains, it shouldn't be missed from your itinerary.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseilles Airport

(51 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Marseilles

(63 km)

Nearest Train Station Meyrargues Station

(22 km)

Nearest Village Cadenet

(600 m)

Nearest Town Pertuis

(13 km)

Nearest City Aix-en-Provence

(31 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Source

(650 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar du Cours

(550 m)

Nearest Supermarket Chez Colette Epicerie

(600 m)

Nearest Beach Prado Beach

(70 km)

Nearest Golf Pont Royal Golf Club

(21 km)

Nearest Tennis Lourmarin Tennis Club

(8 km)

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 Teens

Villa Clarac is ideal for a family holiday. With a huge, cavernous living space and a massive garden, there is an incredible amount of space.

Provence is a wonderful destination for a family holiday. The region's picture-postcard villages are so pretty, each offering charming cafes, patisseries selling delicious goodies, and gorgeous ancient buildings. There are many villages to visit, including Lacoste, Gordes, Goult, Menerbes, and more. Many of the nearby towns enjoy old-fashioned carousels and playgrounds. Children love shopping in the markets, buying fresh bread and cheese and souvenirs to take home. Families that love the outdoors enjoy hiking and cycling through the mountains and valleys. If you have any daredevils with you, it is possible to bungee jump, canoe, kayak, or enjoy some canyoning in Provence. Canoeing or kayaking down the Sorgue River is very popular. The emerald green-coloured river is crystal clear, coming out of the ground at Fontaine de Vaucluse, where your water adventure begins. Enveloped in nature, you row downstream along a lush avenue of trees to Isle sur la Sorgue, and a bus will take you back to where you started. Canoe-Evasion and Kayak Vert organise these trips. There are boats for one to four, depending on age. A couple with two children under the age of eight would fit in one boat. Accrobranching is also a must for thrill seekers. It is like an obstacle course in the trees with walkways, rope bridges, swings, nets and zip lines. There are courses for all ages and abilities.

Children can learn about the many impressionist artists that made their homes in Provence, such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne. Cezanne's work features at the Musee Granet in Aix-en-Provence. In Arles, visitors can dine at the famous Cafe Van Gogh, which was the focus of his famous Cafe Terrace at Night.
 
Children enjoy visiting Roussillon with its many shades of ochre. It is bright and beautiful, and children love wandering around the spiralling streets. At the top of the village, there are amazing panoramic views across the valley to the Grand Luberon, the slopes of Mont Ventoux and the plateau of the Vaucluse.
 
In Avignon, a little tourist train takes visitors to the main sights, including the Palais des Papes, the famous bridge and the winding, pretty back streets of the Old City. There are also hop-on-hop-off buses that children enjoy or horse-drawn carriages. Children also enjoy river cruises, canoe trips or a boat shuttle across the Rhone to Barthelasses Island. On the island, there are beautiful views across to Avignon, a pony and horse riding club, bikes for hire, an Olympic size swimming pool and mini golf. The boat shuttle leaves just east of the Saint Benezet Bridge, also known as the famous Pont d'Avignon.

Families will also enjoy a visit to the Palais des Papes and to pick up a HistoPad, which offers a specially designed treasure hunt and games for children. Just above the Palais is Rocher des Dom, a lovely park with wonderful views, a pond with ducks and swans, and play and picnic areas. There are several museums in Avignon that children enjoy, including The Musee Requien, a natural history museum. In summer, a giant Ferris wheel is installed on the river bank and there is a carousel near the Palais des Papes. Children also enjoy picking up food in the covered food market. There are a number of annual festivals, including the Festo Pitcho at Easter, with a fancy dress parade, shows and performances.

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, 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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £2,000 charged to client's credit card one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price. 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 against the security deposit.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Please note that this property is only available for weekly stays.
Changeover day Saturday. All other days on request.
Pets welcome? Not permitted.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open all year, except during the month of April. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax included in the rental price.
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.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? 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 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,945
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,675
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £4,945
Dec 28th 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 £4,945
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £5,675
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £4,945

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €5,389
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,184
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €5,389
Dec 28th 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 €5,389
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €6,184
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €5,389

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,722
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,566
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $5,722
Dec 28th 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 $5,722
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $6,566
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $5,722

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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