Villa Eclair

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Laptop Friendly Workspace

Just 30 minutes from Avignon sits Villa Eclair, a beautifully restored 17th-century coaching inn in the heart of Provence. Surrounded by scenic countryside with enchanting hilltop villages nearby, this calm country home is in the perfect position for discovering this stunning region. 

Oozing charm and personality, this is a quintessential Provençal house. Original features such as wooden beams, huge stone fireplaces and exposed brick walls combine with local materials and pastel hues to create a rustic and cosy feel throughout, especially in the large kitchen and two living rooms. With doors opening onto the garden allowing lavender-scented air to drift in, these rooms are ideal for keeping cool during the day or congregating in the evenings. 

Five delightful bedrooms all featuring en-suite bathrooms and south-facing views can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. One of these rooms includes the original blacksmith’s chimney from the house’s former life as a coaching inn, as well as a small single bed while a corner bedroom also features a day bed. Both these beds are suitable for a child and available on request for a supplement. 

Outside, there are nearly four acres of lawned gardens dotted with rosemary and lavender and apricot, cherry, fig, apple and plum trees. Spend sunny days relaxing in a deckchair or cooling off in the covered outdoor living area. A ping-pong table is sure to provide plenty of entertainment while the 17m swimming pool is large enough to swim laps or simply take a refreshing dip. 

The small town of Le Thor is just a 10-minute drive from the villa. Here you can find a handful of restaurants and cafés as well as supermarkets, boulangeries and a stunning medieval chateau. There are some really scenic walks departing from Le Thor, including a trail up Thouzon Hill. 

Built on a network of canals, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a beautiful town that can be reached in just 20 minutes. Renowned for its antiques market, its flower-filled streets are also lined with with waterside cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

Other towns nearby include Velleron, with its 17th-century castle, and Carpentras which boasts a lively street market. Brimming with medieval relics, both towns can be reached in under 20 minutes.  

Just 20km away sits the UNESCO World Heritage City of Avignon. It’s a fascinating and exciting place to stroll around and the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge in particular are worth a visit. 

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What you should know…

  • Whilst this property sleeps 12 guests, please note that some beds are better suited to children - please refer to features tab.
  • Gated, off-street parking is available to the side of the house.
  • 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 BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interior: 

Ground floor:
- Living room with sofa and armchairs, fireplace and TV 
- Second living room with stone fireplace, work desk and doors opening to south-- facing terrace
- Open-plan kitchen/dining room with oven, gas hob, hot plate, 1950s drinks fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, dining table and chairs, breakfast bar, fireplace and doors opening to terrace and garden
- Bedroom with double bed (1.6m) and child's bed with en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC. 
- Bedroom with double bed (1.6m), doors opening to terrace and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
- Pantry with washing machine and dryer
- WC

First floor:
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds (1.6m) and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and WCs
- Bedroom with twin beds (can be made into 1.8m double bed), en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
- Corner bedroom with child’s bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC

Outside Grounds (3.7 acres):

- Private swimming pool (17m x 5m) with steps and alarm system. 
- Sun loungers, deckchairs, umbrellas and pergolas
- Outdoor living area with sofas, dining table and chairs
- Patio with al-fresco dining table and chairs
- Gas BBQ
- Grassy lawns
- Lavender, rosemary and apricot, cherry, fig, apple and plum trees
- Parking

Facilities:

- Wi-Fi
- Underfloor heating
- Satellite TV 
- Sonos speaker
- Table tennis
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Eclair
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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With lush countryside all around and some of Provence’s prettiest towns and villages nearby, Ville Eclair enjoys an idyllic location. 

Just a 10-minute drive away, Le Thor boasts a medieval castle and 12th-century church as well as a great little selection of restaurants and cafés plus supermarkets and boulangeries for stocking up. 

There are also a variety of walking trails in the vicinity of Le Thor. The climb up Thouzon Hill is particularly scenic while the caves at its base are not to be missed. Known as the ‘Cave of Fairies’, the grotto features stalactites and stalagmites dating back 60 million years.

Also nearby is the medieval town of Velleron, with its 17th-century Crillon castle and 14th-century Church of Saint Michel. An exceptional farmer’s market takes place during the week and on Saturday mornings and is extremely popular throughout the region.  

Other notable towns close by include the pretty town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and historic Carpentras. Built on a network of canals with ancient mills and quaint waterside cafés L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a lovely place to explore and can be reached in 20 minutes. There’s also a popular antiques market held on Sundays. 

Carpentras also hosts a lively flea market with stalls selling delicious black truffles – a local delicacy. Just 16km away, the town is also home to also medieval sites including the Orange Gateway and 15th-century Saint Siffrein Cathedral. 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, famous for its red wine, can be reached in 30 minutes, while Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where famous painter Vincent Van Gogh once lived, is a 40-minute car journey away. 

Vibrant and brimming with culture, Avignon is just 20km and once of the highlights of the region. Thanks to its historic centre and landmarks including the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge the city has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Spend the day wandering around the bohemian quarter by the River Sorgue and soaking up the atmosphere from the central Place de l’Horloge.

Provence is a region that also offers incredible scenery and unspoilt landscapes. Less than an hour’s drive away, the vineyards, forests and ravines at the Alpilles Naturel Regional Park provide the chance to see some of the area’s outstanding natural beauty. Just 50km away, the lavender fields of Sault are also breathtakingly beautiful and perfect for taking photos during your holiday.

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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!

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Kids

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

Provence is a region with captivating countryside and a wealth of characterful towns, villages and cities for families to explore. 

Discover the area’s outstanding natural beauty at the lavender fields around Sault and head to the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles to see some incredible scenery and immerse yourself in nature. Follow the various paths and trails through the pine forests, stopping to enjoy a picnic along the way. 

A tour of the ‘Cave of Fairies’ at the foot of Thouzon Hill is also sure to fascinate younger visitors. A dazzling grotto featuring crystalised stalactites and stalagmites and cave pearls, it dates back 60 million years!

Canoeing along the River Sorgue is a fun activity suitable for all ages and offers a further chance to admire some of the region’s unspoilt landscapes. Water-lovers will also be keen to visit Wave Island near Carpentras. It features Europe’s largest lazy lake as well as a surf simulator, slides, wave pools and rides.

Avignon is a great place to explore and boasts a wonderful selection of family-friendly restaurants, shops and museums. The hop-on-hop-off bus and Little Tourist Train make it easy to visit some of the city’s most famous sites, including the Pont D’Avignon and Pope’s Palace Gardens, without exhausting little legs. 

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

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included

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

Extra services included at this property:

- 3 hours of cleaning per week

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 €2500 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.
Other Ts and Cs Whilst this property sleeps 12 guests, please note that some beds are better suited to children - please refer to features tab.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £9,376
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £10,620
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £8,685
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £7,303
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £8,408
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £7,303
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £9,376
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £10,620
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £8,685
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 23rd 2025 £7,303

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €10,118
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €11,460
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €9,372
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €7,880
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €9,073
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €7,880
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €10,118
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €11,460
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €9,372
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 23rd 2025 €7,880

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $10,788
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $12,219
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $9,993
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $8,402
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $9,675
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $8,402
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $10,788
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $12,219
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $9,993
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 23rd 2025 $8,402

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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