Villa Glycine

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Sleeps: 4 - 11 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

In the heart of the Luberon National Park, experience the romance of Provence in this exceptional 17th-century farmhouse, with vineyard and mountain views, a short distance from one of the idyllic perched villages that this region is so famous for.

This beautiful home is full of authenticity and character, with an air of elegance and charm across its vast living spaces and six lovely bedrooms. The villa features a splendid Provençal kitchen and dining area with a striking original fireplace whilst the living room is graceful with its stylish sofas and Baby Steinway piano standing proudly by the picture-book windows. Bedrooms are dotted across the farmhouse and courtyard, each one with its own pretty style and private bathroom, five featuring king-size beds and some with French doors leading to picturesque garden terraces.

The gardens are simply delightful with ancient olive trees across the manicured lawns, summer aromas of lavender and roses, wisteria covered arches and giant pots bursting with colour, alongside a beautiful private pool which can be heated on request. Wander around and find pretty spots to sit with a glass of Luberon rosé before dining al-fresco on one of the many tranquil terraces, perhaps followed by a cocktail in the smart and inviting bar or just relaxing by the pool house.

A private tennis court is yet another impressive feature, alongside a full-screen cinema with film projector, a sound system, iPod dock and satellite TV. High-end services include the possibility of hiring a private chef or arranging daily breakfast, prepared by the on-site concierge who also provides maid service every weekday.

The nearby hilltop village is a joy to explore with its steep cobbled lanes and charming café-bar serving delicious meals and there are some wonderful walks around the surrounding countryside, passing vineyards, olive groves and woodland. You can also see the village of Ménerbes from your gardens, made famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ and only 4km away.

When not wine-tasting in local vineyards or cycling through incredible landscapes, spend time visiting market towns such as Apt and Cavaillon, hire kayaks along the Sorgue river, follow winding roads to discover villages such as Lacoste and Bonnieux or admire the lavender fields around Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes.

Even Avignon and Aix-en-Provence can be visited for amazing days out – whether exploring this captivating region or remaining close to your holiday home, this part of Provence is sure to enchant you in every way.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The concierge lives discreetly in a separate cottage on-site and is on hand for anything you may need.
  • In the low season there is a 4-person and 6-person price – if booking this rate then certain bedrooms and bathrooms will not be available.
  • It's around 30 minutes' walk to the nearby village; if you are walking, bear in mind that the surrounding lanes and roads tend to be unlit and without pavements.
  • Pack your own rackets for the superb private tennis court!
  • The owner’s private studio in the grounds is also available to rent for two extra guests – please contact us for further details and costs.
  • Villa Glycine has a 7th bedroom and bathroom which can accommodate a further two guests at an additional cost, on request. Please enquire for more information and pricing. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interiors

Main Villa (two floors)

- Living area
- Dining area
- Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher and fireplace
- Bedroom with king-size double bed with doors leading to garden terrace and pool. En suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC
- Master bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom (bath and separate shower) and separate WC
- Bedroom with single bed and en suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC

Courtyard Bedrooms (accessed from outside)

- Bedroom with king-size double bed and doors opening to garden terrace. En suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and doors leading to private patio. Separate bathroom (shower and WC)
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom (shower and WC)

Outside Grounds

- Salt-water swimming pool (depth: 1.3-2.2m) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to 15th October and can be heated (on request) except July and August
- Pool house with shower and WC
- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Covered al-fresco dining and lounge area
- Bar
- Gas-grill BBQ
- Various terraces
- Tennis court (all-weather)
- Gardens with lawn area
- Water feature
- Private parking (up to 4 cars)

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Fireplace
- Fans (bedrooms)
- Cinema with full screen and film projector
- DVD and Blu-ray
- Film library
- Satellite TV (inc. English news channels)
- iPod dock
- CD player/stereo
- Geneva sound system
- Baby grand piano
- Bar
- Ironing facilities
- Washing machine and dryer
- Air-conditioning (6 bedrooms and cinema room)
- Hairdryers (in bathrooms)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Glycine
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Glycine can be found in the heart of Provence’s Luberon National Park, surrounded by idyllic perched villages and marvellous mountain views, around 40km south of Avignon.

You can walk to the nearest hilltop village in around 30 minutes (along the country roads) if you don’t mind the hills - it’s a small but glorious place which has been carefully restored over the last fifty years. The steep cobbled lanes are a delight, as are the wonderful views of olive groves and woodland surrounding the village. Find the pretty square in the centre of the village with its café-bar, perfect for relaxed lunches or al-fresco meals on warm summer evenings.

Ménerbes (4km) is also a short drive away, a beautiful medieval hilltop village with pretty shops and lovely restaurants and as well as a charming Thursday morning market. The village was made famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ and it’s one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Other archetypal villages of the Luberon include Lacoste (13km), Bonnieux (16km) and Roussillon (18km), amongst others, and there are also the wonderful towns of Cavaillon (13km) and Apt (24km) to discover, especially on market day. Another famous village of this region is Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes (12km), also known as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with its incredible history, atmospheric market and surrounding lavender fields.

Keen walkers can follow a number of trails through the mesmerising Luberon landscapes, either around the local village or beyond, passing vineyards, olive groves, woodland and glorious Provençal countryside. Cycling is also incredibly popular in this part of Provence and horse-riding is another great way to admire the scenery.

Antique lovers must experience the amazing markets of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (17km), perhaps combined with a visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (16km), the source of the Sorgue river and a superb place for hiring kayaks and canoes.

The Luberon vineyards are also a very short drive away if you would like to try some of the local wine whilst connoisseurs can head north towards Châteauneuf-du-Pape (50km) for a splendid day out in the Rhône valley.

You may also choose to spend time in the historic city of Avignon (38km) with its UNESCO World Heritage sites or head south to experience the romance of Aix-en-Provence (63km), just an hour away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(30km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille

(73km)

Nearest Train Station Gare d'Avignon TGV

(40km)

Nearest Village

(2km (25-min walk uphill))

Nearest Restaurant Cafe-bar in local village

(2km (25-min walk uphill))

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(2km (25-min walk uphill))

Nearest Supermarket Super U et Drive

(7km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(13km)

Nearest City Avignon

(38km)

Nearest Tennis All-weather court

(On-site )

Nearest Golf Bill Owens Golf

(10km)

Kids

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

There are some lovely family walks across the beautiful landscapes of the Luberon National Park, including some trails near the local village. Wander through farms, orchards and vineyards admiring the spectacular scenery around you.

Horse-riding stables are also a great way to discover the region, as is cycling, another popular pursuit across this part of Provence.

Families can hire canoes or kayaks in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and paddle up the Sorgue river, spotting wildlife and admiring the emerald coloured water.

Older children may also enjoy the tree-top adventure courses at Passerelles des Cîmes whilst the youngest of guests can watch the model trains go by at the delightful Le Jarditrain, about half an hour away towards Carpentras.

Otherwise, spend time exploring castles of historic villages, discovering fascinating caves or visiting the animals at Zoo Barben, around a 45-minute drive away.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge

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

Extras included at this property:

- Cleaning (Monday to Friday, 3hrs per day)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Breakfast
- Chef
- Extra cleaning
- Laundry and ironing services
- Groceries on arrival/pre-stocked fridge
- Babysitting
- Transfers
- Other concierge services (arranged by on-site concierge)

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 €5000 paid via bank transfer to the owner 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and maid service (Monday to Friday, 3hrs per day). 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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, the security deposit will increase to €6000.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 2023: 7 nights (June to September and Christmas/New Year), 5 nights (May and Easter) or 4 nights at other times. 2024: 5 nights from January - April and October - December. 7 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to mid-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.
Pool heating charge? Yes, €500 per week (2023) (not available July and August when pool heating is not usually needed), €750 per week (2024). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any other events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking (or full payment if booking within 12 weeks of departure).
Other Ts and Cs Villa Glycine has a 7th bedroom and bathroom which can accommodate a further two guests at an additional cost, on request. Please enquire for more information and pricing.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in 6 of the bedrooms and the cinema room.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - £22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - £20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 £7,287 £9,274
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - £20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 £7,287 £9,274
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - £13,158
Easter Week - £13,158
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - £13,158
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - £20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - £22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - £20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 £7,287 £9,274
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - £20,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - £22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - £20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 £8,050 £10,245
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - £20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 £8,050 £10,245
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - £14,129
Easter Week - £14,129
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - £14,129
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - £20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - £22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - £20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 £8,050 £10,245
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - £20,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - £22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - £20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 £9,575 £12,187
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - £20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 £9,575 £12,187
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - £16,071
Easter Week - £16,071
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - £16,071
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - £20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - £22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - £20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 £9,575 £12,187
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - £20,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - €27,193
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - €24,301
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 €8,683 €11,051
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - €24,301
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 €8,683 €11,051
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - €15,680
Easter Week - €15,680
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - €15,680
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - €24,301
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - €27,193
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - €24,301
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 €8,683 €11,051
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - €24,301

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - €22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - €20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 €8,050 €10,245
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - €20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 €8,050 €10,245
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - €14,129
Easter Week - €14,129
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - €14,129
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - €20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - €22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - €20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 €8,050 €10,245
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - €20,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - €22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - €20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 €9,575 €12,187
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - €20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 €9,575 €12,187
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - €16,071
Easter Week - €16,071
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - €16,071
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - €20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - €22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - €20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 €9,575 €12,187
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - €20,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - $29,740
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - $26,576
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 $9,496 $12,086
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - $26,576
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 $9,496 $12,086
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - $17,148
Easter Week - $17,148
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - $17,148
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - $26,576
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - $29,740
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - $26,576
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 $9,496 $12,086
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - $26,576

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - $22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - $20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 $8,050 $10,245
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - $20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 $8,050 $10,245
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - $14,129
Easter Week - $14,129
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - $14,129
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - $20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - $22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - $20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 $8,050 $10,245
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - $20,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - $22,820
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - $20,392
Sep 30th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 $9,575 $12,187
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 2nd 2025 - $20,392
Jan 2nd 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 $9,575 $12,187
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 - $16,071
Easter Week - $16,071
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - $16,071
May 31st 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 - $20,392
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - $22,820
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - $20,392
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 18th 2025 $9,575 $12,187
Dec 18th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - $20,392

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

  • Unique and beautiful place

    on 28/10/2023

    Very beautiful house with stunning interiors. The pool area is very well done.
    It is a truly unique and beautiful place.

  • Perfect for relaxation

    on 26/10/2023

    We absolutely loved I and we had the best time ever.
    We managed to walk, cycle and even run around the lake.
    The place is beautiful and private. Not a soul in sight and perfect for a bit of relaxation with the family.

  • Best vacations ever had

    on 03/09/2023

    I returned from France last night and I feel so sorry to leave the house, your beautiful house. It was everything, I hoped for – classically tasteful and immensely comfortable. We all hated to leave!
    I will remember it as one of the best vacations I’ve had.

  • Stunning property

    on 30/06/2023

    Thank you from the bottom of our heart for the truly perfect time we had in your stunning property. It was a magical moment, from the second we arrived until the end. Simply joy.

  • Fantastic getaway for whole family

    on 28/09/2020

    The house was everything I was hoping for. Stunning interiors and the place is so relaxing. It was a fantastic getaway for the whole family. We will come back.

  • Magical

    on 28/09/2020

    It was magical from the second we arrived. The local lady was extremely nice and very much helping in all aspects of our stay.

  • Beautiful house

    on 28/09/2020

    We didn't want to leave. Stunning beautiful house and gardens. Great pool area. A truly unique place to stay.

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