Villa Grenade

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern All Bedrooms En-Suite Not for little ones Parking Space

Experience discreet luxury in an idyllic setting amongst the vines at this beautiful 3-bedroom holiday home set within a Luberon wine estate owned by a famous English filmmaker.

You will be warmly welcomed to Villa Grenade, a contemporary abode which exudes Provençal charm located in the vineyards in the foothills of the Luberon not far from the perched village of Oppède le Vieux. Exquisitely styled with comfortable furnishings, chic décor, artwork and even the occasional prop from the filmmaker’s illustrious career, guests can expect high-end features such as air-conditioning throughout, Smart TV, an iPod dock and a perfectly equipped kitchen.

There is a great sense of space on the ground floor with two elegant lounges alongside the kitchen-diner whilst upstairs you will find three sumptuous bedrooms, all with king-size double beds, gorgeous linen and en suite bathrooms. If you are looking for further space, you can also rent Villa Pamplemousse next door (the villas are separate but the gardens can be connected) - see Villa Pamplemousse and Villa Grenade.

The well-maintained gardens are glorious with two covered terraces for al-fresco lounging and dining as well as a gas barbecue. The serene swimming pool is gently heated in the summer months – it’s wonderful to swim as you look out towards the lavender, pines, cypress trees and Luberon hills.

It’s just a couple of minutes to stroll to the estate’s newly created wine cellar and inviting shop, open seven days a week in the high season. A complimentary hour-long tour is included where you can learn all about the winegrowing traditions of the region and taste the full range of wines from the aromatic collection. You can also admire some of the filmmaker’s costumes and sets displayed in the winery – a truly unique experience in the Luberon!

There’s a small village around 1.5km away, home to a café and restaurants, boulangerie and small grocery store, reached on foot in around 20 minutes (no pavement) or a very short drive. The perched village of Oppède le Vieux is only 4km by car, a medieval gem which is a joy to discover as you soak up its rich heritage and gaze at the glorious vistas around you.

Charming Ménerbes is also close by, just under a 10-minute drive away, whilst the iconic hilltop towns of Gordes, Bonnieux and Roussillon are waiting to be explored. Enjoy a wealth of delicious regional produce in gastronomic restaurants and local village markets, then appreciate the incredible scenery by walking, hiking or cycling past orchards, lavender and poppy fields, woodland and vineyards of course.

If you can find the time, visit Avignon or Aix-en-Provence, follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in St-Rémy, canoe or kayak along the Sorgue River near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and potter around the antique stores and Sunday morning brocante in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in this inspiring part of Provence.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Grenade is next door to 3-bedroom Villa Pamplemousse and they can both be rented together for up to 12 guests. Please see Villa Pamplemousse and Villa Grenade.
  • The gorgeous Le Soleil D’Or is also within the same wine estate, around 200m away.
  • This villa is not suitable for children under the age of 12 – this is due to various reasons including the fact that there are works of art and unique furnishings/pieces across the home as well as the desire to create a calm ambience across the grounds with neighbouring Villa Pamplemousse.
  • Please note the attentive Property Manager is usually on-site in her office (just across the road) on week days.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Not for little ones Parking Space

Villa Interiors (approximately 210m2)

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living room with doors opening out to al-fresco dining terrace 
-    Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, espresso machine and toaster
-    Second lounge
-    Guest WC

First-Floor

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds


-    Heated swimming pool (11x5m, depth: 0.87-1.9m) with safety alarm (movement alarm on side of the pool). Heated approximately May to September
-    Poolside shower
-    Poolside terrace with sun loungers and parasols
-    Shaded dining terrace
-    Shaded lounge area
-    Gas barbecue
-    Garden
-    Shady car parking area (four cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Smart TV
-    iPod dock
-    Board games/puzzles
-    Bathrobes
-    Hairdryer
-    Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Grenade
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location 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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In the Luberon region of Provence, Villa Grenade is set in a large family-run wine estate which is owned by a prominent English filmmaker, located below the perched village of Oppède le Vieux.

Surrounded by approximately 30 hectares of vines, you can visit the estate’s wonderful shop and newly created wine cellar, just a couple of minutes away on foot, which is open seven days a week from June to September (closed Mondays and Sundays in low season). A one-hour ‘classic’ wine-tasting and tour is included in the villa rental. The owners and their family take pride in following traditional Provençal wine-growing methods respecting the estate’s biodiversity.

Following local country roads you will reach a small village in around 1.5km - a 20-minute walk (no pavement) or just a few minutes in the car. The village is home to a café and a couple of restaurants, a boulangerie and small grocery store. A choice of good-sized supermarkets can be found in Coustellet (6.5km) as well as a delightful Sunday morning Farmer’s market and other inviting shops. Here you will also find the Lavender Museum whilst the Musée de l'Huile d'Olive (3.5km) is en route.

The exquisite village of Oppède le Vieux (4km) is a short drive above the wine estate, an absolutely beautiful place to explore with its medieval lanes and rich heritage. Enjoy some stunning walks in and around the village including the hike up to Église Notre-Dame Dalidon for amazing views.

You are also well located for reaching Ménerbes (3.5km), a charming hilltop village made especially famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ as well as other nearby gems such as Lacoste (12km), Gordes (12km) and red-hued Roussillon (17km). Indeed, you can explore the gorgeous landscapes that inspired the wine estate’s owner when creating one of his much-loved films in the Luberon – the wine château where it was set is close to Bonnieux (16km) and is worthy of a visit for more excellent wine tasting opportunities.

Discover a wealth of seasonal delights including summer cherries, Cavaillon melons, Vaucluse strawberries, candied fruit, goats cheese, olive oil, wine and lavender products at atmospheric markets in places such as Gordes (Tuesday), Lourmarin (Friday), Apt (Saturday) and Coustellet (Sunday). Furthermore, the Sunday morning brocante in L’Isle sur La Sorgue (17km) is one of the most well-known antique markets in southern France.

The Luberon and beyond is perfect for long walks or hikes through vineyards, orchards, wooded hills and perched villages and there are some fantastic cycling trails from challenging circuits to family-friendly routes. Horse-riding can be found near Joucas (16km) whilst Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (17km) is the place to go for canoeing and kayaking along the Sorgue River.

Then there’s Avignon (37km) and its two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the vineyards of the Rhône valley near Châteauneuf-du-Pape (48km), the art galleries of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (35km) and Arles (65km) and the romance of Cézanne’s beloved Aix-en-Provence (62km).

If arriving by aeroplane you can fly into Avignon (29km), Marseille (68km) or Nîmes (80km) whilst Gare d’Avignon (42km) has arrivals from Paris Gare de Lyon or Lille via its fast train service (the direct journey from Paris takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(29km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Airport

(68km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nimes Airport

(80km)

Nearest Train Station Cavaillon/Avignon TGV

(13km)

Nearest Village Oppède

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(1.5km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and grocery store in local village

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Coustellet

(6km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(12.5km)

Nearest City Avignon

(37km)

Nearest Tennis Local village

(1.6km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(16km)

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: Teens

Villa Grenade does not allow children under the age of 12.

Nevertheless, older children/teens will enjoy the spacious grounds and gently heated summer swimming pool alongside the Wi-Fi throughout, Smart TV and sense of space across the two lounges and terraces.

The landscapes of the Luberon are inspiring for every age and it’s wonderful to be able to discover the region on foot or by bike following walking and hiking trails through orchards, farmland, vineyards and woodland. There is a family-friendly cycle route, La Véloroute du Calavon, which follows a former railway line, the majority without cars, between Beaumettes and east of Apt. There is also horse-riding near Joucas and rock-climbing in Buoux.

Discover canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Sorgue River near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse as well as a popular tree-top adventure centre, Passerelles des Cîmes (14km). Colorado Aventures (32km) is another accrobranche centre within the pine trees and oaks near red-hued Roussillon.

Avignon is a great family day out, as are the interesting Grottes de Thouzon around half an hour away. In the same direction is the theme park Parc Spirou Provence (36km) and Wave Island, its neighbouring waterpark.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • One-hour Winery Tour and Wine-Tasting Session 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

Extras included at this property:

- One hour 'classic' winery tour and wine-tasting of the full range of wines (Tuesday to Friday)

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 €3500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation before arrival (taken by Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment) 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean on a Monday morning. 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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is gently heated approximately May to September. 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? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Friday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to stay at this villa.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 £6,653
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 £8,316
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 £6,653
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £4,990
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 £6,653
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £4,990
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 £6,653
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 £8,316
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £6,653

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 €7,224
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 €9,030
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 €7,224
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €5,418
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 €7,224
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €5,418
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 €7,224
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 €9,030
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €7,224

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 $7,749
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 $9,687
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 $7,749
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $5,812
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 $7,749
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $5,812
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 $7,749
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 $9,687
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $7,749

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.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

1992.

Are there any interesting stories in the property's history? 

Before the 19th century, the surrounding region, the ‘Comtat Venaissin’, belonged to the papacy and, at that time, the Mas was a place of healing, probably run by Italian nuns.

The first official mention of the Mas appeared on the land register of Napoleon in 1831. The estate then belonged to the General Baron Robert, one of the illustrious generals and surgeon or "health officer" of Napoleon’s army.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really...

Must do? See the art and light exhibition in the quarry at Les Beaux-de-Provence.

Must eat? If you make a day trip to Marseille, then a real Bouillabaisse at Chez FonFon.

Must see? The views from the top of Mont Ventoux on a clear day - the road along the Gorges de la Nesque is the most amazing route there and back.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

There are so many gorgeous little villages to explore, enjoy them by going earlier in the morning before the masses arrive so that after a wonderful lunch out, you can come back to the villa to enjoy the peaceful serenity in the garden and around the pool.

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Reviews

  • Absolute perfection

    on 20/09/2023

    Villa Grenade is absolute perfection! The location was quiet and peaceful yet conveniently close to the many beautiful surrounding villages, markets, shops & restaurants. The home was spotlessly clean, and the beds and linens were 5 star. The kitchen is large, chic and was very well equipped. All of the home’s furnishings were beautiful & comfortable and made the overall feeling of the house very light, airy and luxurious. The pool and outdoor living areas were all pristine and beautiful as well. My husband and I have rented many luxury homes in this area over the past fifteen years and Villa Grenade far exceeded all of the others. The winery, which is a part of the domaine is a short walk away and their wines were divine. Perhaps the best perk was that the property manager was so incredibly attentive and went above and beyond to make our stay so perfect! I highly recommend Villa Grenade!

  • Most wonderful, relaxing stay

    on 31/08/2023

    We enjoyed the most wonderful, relaxing stay at Villa Grenade. The property has been exquisitely renovated to the highest standard. It’s well located for exploring many beautiful villages and is an easy drive to nearby shops. The adjacent winery is a must visit and a short walk from the house. The Property Manager is incredible attentive and helpful. We very much hope to return soon.

  • Unparalleled luxury and tranquility

    on 16/08/2023

    Our family enjoyed this true gem that offers an unparalleled experience of luxury and tranquility. The idyllic location, exquisite interiors, large and well-equipped kitchen as well as the private pool made this home an ideal quiet holiday retreat where we could disconnect from the noise of everyday life. The property manager deserves a special mention for her attentive and friendly service. From providing local recommendations to ensuring the villa is well-maintained, her dedication added a personal touch to our stay, making us feel welcomed.

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