Villa L'Aube

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

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In a quiet setting on the edge of the Luberon and just a short stroll from a pretty village, this delightful modern home offers charm, comfort and privacy in a wonderful part of southern France.

Enjoy the glorious views from the open-plan living and dining space with blue shuttered French windows looking out towards the surrounding woodland and picturesque Var countryside. Villa L’Aube’s interiors are bright and contemporary, it’s newly built after all, and attractive furnishings create a classic yet jovial ambience in this fine family home.

Upstairs, four pretty bedrooms allow plenty of space with two king-size doubles, one with a walk-in wardrobe and spacious en suite bathroom, and two twins, all with picture-book windows offering yet more beautiful vistas of the surrounding region.

Al-fresco dining is a joy on the covered terrace outside, whether enjoying coffee and croissants as the sun rises above the distant mountains or feasting with family and friends with the background chirps of crickets as the stars fill the clear night sky above you. A few steps down is the swimming pool for hours of summer fun or simply find a shady spot for a glass of local wine under the towering pines as you listen out for the church bells from the local village. 

Villa L’Aube is in a peaceful and private setting, with other villas dotted across the woodland. You can wander to the local village, first to the nearby boulangerie-patisserie and little supermarket, then up the hill to its historic heart with narrow lanes, characterful shuttered houses and olive trees alongside a couple of restaurants, a café, wine shop and lovely Saturday morning market.

Visit the traditionally Provençal town of Manosque, discover nearby lakes for summer swimming, nature walks and watersports or explore many of the Luberon’s idyllic villages such as Ansouis, Cucuron and Lourmain, home to wonderful markets, pretty shops and Michelin starred restaurants.

Then there’s the incredible Lac de Sainte-Croix and the mesmerising Verdon gorge, a paradise for kayaking, canoeing, mountain climbing and hiking. Or experience the charm of Aix-en-Provence, under an hour away, with its pavement cafes, museums and glorious surrounding scenery that has inspired so many artists and writers over the years.  

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What you should know…

  • Whilst amenities are within walking distance (if you don’t mind the fairly steep hill to the old village) and there is a local bus service, a car is needed to be able to make the most of this wonderful region. 
  • If staying in warm summer months, close the pretty blue shutters during the day to keep the house interiors cool. 
  • The owners will provide information packs on the local area including nearby lakes, villages, walks, cycle rides etc.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Smart TV Heating

Villa Interiors

Main Level

-    Open-plan lounge with doors opening up to terrace
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, fully-equipped including Miele hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washing machine
-    WC

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed
-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds
-    Bathroom with bath and overhead shower
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (9x4m, depth: 1.8m) with safety sensor alarm. Open approximately May to late September/early October
-    Poolside sun-loungers and parasol
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Boules
-    Garden/grounds (sloping or terraced in parts)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Smart TV
-    Boules
-    Board games
-    Inflatable pool toys
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa L'Aube
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa L’Aube is a short walk from a small village in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, on the edge of the Luberon region. Just a 4km drive from the town of Manosque, often referred to as the gateway to the Verdon Regional Natural Park, this is an ideal location for exploring this beautiful part of southern France.

The neighbourhood is quiet with other villas dotted amongst the tall trees – listen out for church bells from the local village and the sound of crickets at night. Wander to the lower part of the local village, about 600m away, where you will find a small supermarket and a boulangerie-patisserie/coffee shop. Then follow the fairly steep road up the hill to the old part of the medieval village, a 15-minute walk away, with further amenities including restaurants, cafes, a great wine shop and a picturesque Saturday morning market selling fresh fruit, cheeses, olives and meat.

Be sure to sample some of the local wine produced from vines growing on the hillside and if staying in late July then look out for a beautiful photography exhibition that takes place on a large screen in the village. Golf-lovers note an impressive 18-hole golf course is just minutes away by car.

The traditionally Provençal town of Manosque (4km) has a wider range of restaurants and larger supermarkets as well as a train station with departures to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. Enter through the two 14th century gateways to the medieval quarter and explore its attractive lanes and pretty squares. Just outside the town, head out to Lac les Vannades for summer swimming, nature walks and picnics.

This is a wonderful base for exploring the southern part of the Luberon region. Come across pretty perched villages such as historic Grambois (where parts of Pagnol’s La Gloire De Mon Père was filmed) or drive a little further to the much-loved Luberon villages of Ansouis, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and Cucuron, home to a beautiful bassin and Michelin starred restaurant. Another great highlight of southern Luberon is the charming village of Lourmarin (40km), so adored by Albert Camus, with its wonderful weekly market and delightful restaurant and café terraces dotted across the village’s idyllic lanes.

Heading east, experience the jovial ambience at the thermal baths in Greoux-les-Bains, around a 20-minute drive away, visit the summer lavender fields around Valensole or admire the natural beauty surrounding Lac d’Esparron, a great area for hiking and watersports.

You will find further water-based opportunities either along Le Canal du Verdon or by the incredible Sainte-Croix lake with its canoeing, kayaking, sailing and idyllic swimming spots (the charming lakeside resort of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon is around an hour by car). Then of course there is the spectacular Gorges du Verdon and some of the most magnificent scenery in France.

For a change of scene, take the perfect day trip to Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Paul Cézanne, with its terrace cafes, galleries, museums and parks. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille

(85km)

Nearest Airport 2 Avignon

(85km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nîmes

(155km)

Nearest Village Hilltop village

(15-minute walk (uphill))

Nearest Restaurant Upper part of the village

(15-minute walk (uphill))

Nearest Supermarket Lower part of village

(600m)

Nearest Town Manosque

(4km)

Nearest Golf Golf Du Luberon

(4km)

Nearest City Aix-en-Provence

(53km)

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

On the edge of the Luberon and within striking distance of the Verdon Regional Natural Park, there is lots for every age in this welcoming part of southern France.

Close to nearby Manosque, Lac les Vannades, where locals love to swim in the summer, is a lovely spot for shady picnics and nature walks whilst youngsters will appreciate the play area. In Manosque itself you will find a skatepark, tennis courts and another small children’s playground.

Lac d’Esparron, about a 20-minute drive away, is lovely for families and offers a number of watersports as well as swimming spots. The incredible Verdon Regional Natural Park is of course the place to go for canoeing and kayaking with the stunning gorges waiting to be explored.

Other regional attractions include two amusement parks around an hour by car, one inspired by the Grimm fairytales, the other featuring a car theme and plenty of rides. The much loved Barben Zoo will also appeal to animal lovers young and old, home to elephants, leopards, giraffes, tigers and so much more. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Linen Change Available

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 available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Linen change
- Pre-stocked fridge

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 £1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra cost based on consumption, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to late September/early 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only (please be mindful that you are surrounded by woodland).
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and a highchair are available if requested in advance.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £3,763
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 22nd 2024 £4,300
Jul 22nd 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £5,375
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 11th 2025 £4,300
Apr 11th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £3,225
Easter Season £2,688
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £3,763
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 21st 2025 £4,300
Jul 21st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 £5,375
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €4,113
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 22nd 2024 €4,701
Jul 22nd 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €5,876
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 11th 2025 €4,701
Apr 11th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €3,526
Easter Season €2,938
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €4,113
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 21st 2025 €4,701
Jul 21st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 €5,876
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €4,701

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $4,453
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 22nd 2024 $5,089
Jul 22nd 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $6,361
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 11th 2025 $5,089
Apr 11th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $3,817
Easter Season $3,181
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $4,453
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 21st 2025 $5,089
Jul 21st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 $6,361
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $5,089

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

  • We would be happy to book this villa again.

    on 28/09/2021

    After a ten day stay at this beautiful property my family and I felt totally relaxed.

    The large terrace provided the perfect spot first thing in the morning to eat our croissants and baguette bought fresh from the local bakery, then as the sun was setting across the valley, we were more than happy to sit with a glass of rosé (plenty of choice as lots of local vineyards to visit) while watching the children play in the swimming pool.

    As a family of 5 there was ample space for us all, with generous bedrooms and plenty of downstairs open-plan living space. The modern kitchen had everything we required and the top loading washing machine was very useful.

    We would be happy to book this villa again. It sits in an area of natural beauty, has local amenities and great accessibility to other local towns and villages.

  • Place of unspoilt beauty and tranquility

    on 14/08/2021

    We stayed at this property this summer. As a family of four with two young children, this villa was perfect. Everything was spotless and the kitchen was well-equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery, coffee machine etc. We enjoyed meals on the terrace together, splashing in the pool and my seven-year old daughter learnt to swim! My four-year-old son loved the inflatable pool toys too and playing on the grass. We were able to walk to the local bakery for fresh croissants every morning and we visited several small villages where we enjoyed coffee/pizzas etc.
    We all slept really well as the area is so peaceful and the bedrooms are super comfy. The views from the terrace are breathtaking and waking up to brilliant blue skies and mountain views was a real treat.
    We will definitely return as the villa has a home from home feel and the area is a place of unspoilt beauty and tranquility.

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