Villa Novelli

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Parking Space

You cannot fail to relax at Villa Novelli, which is within a gorgeous garden in the Provence countryside just outside Lioux. With three bedrooms, Villa Novelli is perfect for families or friends wanting to explore this magical region.  

Villa Novelli has an open-plan design and is built on one level. The living space sits at the front of the house, opening onto the terrace and an al-fresco dining space, with the bedrooms at the back of the house. The living area is cosy and snug, with a sofa, chairs, television and a beamed ceiling, allowing a warm ambience. Just off this area is your dining space which is bright and airy with French doors opening to the terrace. The chef in your group can prepare a delicious feast in the country kitchen, which can be washed down with some tasty local wine.

The master bedroom suite has a comfy double bed and a fully-tiled en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, and his and hers sinks. Similarly minimalist in design, the second bedroom also features a double bed and ceiling beams. The third bedroom offers twin wrought iron beds with lovely bedspreads that suit the tone of the house. 

Although the interiors of Villa Novelli are delightful, guests staying here are likely to spend most of their time outside. The gardens are beautiful, with lush lawns, plenty of ancient olive trees, elegant borders and wonderful terraces. The views are stunning, with the Luberon Mountains in full view from the swimming pool. The pool enjoys an ideal position, with a fabulous shaded al-fresco lounge and sun loungers. Wandering in the garden amongst the olive trees and lavender is soothing for the soul, and the memory of those views will go home with you!

The tiny village of Lioux sits in the heart of the Natural Park of Luberon, roughly 15km from Apt and at the foot of the southern plateaus of the Vaucluse Mountains. You will enjoy the sound of cicadas and the shade of wooded valleys, or if you prefer a more active holiday, you can hike the Cliff of the Madeleine trail, which sits above the village, 700m long. This massive limestone formation marks the geological thrust of the Monts de Vaucluse and contrasts with the ochre colours of its neighbour, Roussillon.

There are also ancient castles, one now the home of Pierre Cardin, the remains of windmills and the Church of Saint Romain, a gorgeous Romanesque building. The gastronomy of the village is renowned, and it is known for its production of AOC Ventoux wines and the Aigues wine label. Olive, almond and fruit trees also surround the village.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the property’s terraced levels children should be supervised.
  • 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.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Heating Parking Space

Villa Interiors (120m2)

- Living room with sofas, armchair and TV
- Kitchen with stove, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine and washing machine
- Dining room with table and chairs seating 6 guests
- Bedroom with double bed (1.4m) and en-suite bathroom with shower, basins and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (1.4m)
- Bedroom with 2 single beds (90cm each)
- Bathroom with shower and basin
- Separate WC

Outside Ground(2400m2)

- Private pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth: 1.5m) with alarm system. Open approximately May to October
- Seating area with sun loungers
- Covered al-fresco dining area
- Garden with olive trees and grassy lawn
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TV
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Novelli
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Novelli is surrounded by a gorgeous garden and a tapestry of the French countryside. It is nestled just outside the tiny village of Lioux in the heart of the Luberon valley in Provence.

Lioux is stunning, with ancient buildings, ruins and a delightful array of restaurants and cafes. Its neighbour, Roussillon, contrasts with this grey limestone village. While wandering in the village, you will discover two privately owned chateaux, Le Chateau Renaissance de Javon and the Chateau St Lambert. Far from the main highways, Lioux is peaceful and charming. The Church of Saint Roman is a beautiful Romanesque building.

The characterful village of Gordes, a must-visit, is within easy reach of Villa Novelli. Gordes’ Tuesday morning market is perfect for picking up local produce and a few souvenirs. The village also boasts narrow alleyways with restaurants, cafes, a bakery and food shops and has superb views. It has a fascinating history too, dating back to the Vordeuses, who named it Vorda. The hidden treasure of the Caves du Palais Saint Firmin is just a five-minute walk from the castle. These 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 today. A small underground city can be explored with its carved pillars, stone staircases and vaulted ceilings.

The neighbouring village of Roussillon boasts a sensational colour palette of all shades of ochre and the village houses that spiral down the hill look amazing with this vivid colour palette. It sits on the ridge of a steep red cliff with brilliant vistas across the valley to the Grand Luberon, the slopes of Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse plateau. The main square of Roussillon is home to a number of wonderful restaurants with excellent views or tables on the square. As well as excellent restaurants, there is a fabulous ice cream shop, especially popular with children.

Apt is a lovely town close by which hosts the biggest market in the Luberon with three hundred stalls in the summer. The town is full of fountains, squares, grand townhouses, bars, cafes and restaurants.

You can also visit Bonnieux, an Instagram-worthy Provençal gem full of beautifully preserved buildings and restaurants, cafes and shops. With views over the valley, it is an excellent spot. You will be mesmerised by the patchwork of orchards and vineyards towards the equally picturesque village of Lacoste across the Vaucluse plateau. Surrounded by towering cedars, you can take in stunning views of Monts de Vaucluse, Mont Ventoux and Lacoste, Gordes and Roussillon.

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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

Villa Novelli is perfect for a family holiday with a delightful open-plan living space and a stunning garden. The village of Lioux is charming, with a good choice of restaurants, and there are some lovely walks nearby.  

Provence is a wonderful destination for a family holiday. The region’s picture-postcard villages are so pretty, each offering cafes, patisseries selling delicious goodies, and ancient buildings. Many of the nearby towns boast old-fashioned carousels and playgrounds. Families that love the outdoors will also enjoy hiking and cycling through the mountains and valleys and if you have any daredevils with you, it is possible to bungee jump, canoe, kayak or take part in some canyoning. Canoeing or kayaking down the Sorgue River is also a great activity for the whole family. The emerald green-coloured river is crystal clear, coming out of the ground at Fontaine de Vaucluse, where your water adventure begins.  

Animal-loving children will love a trip to Barben Zoo. A little train takes you around the zoo, and the animals have large enclosures. There is a reptile and snake house, a playground and a preserved medieval castle, the Chateau de Barben, next door.  

Avignon’s little tourist train takes visitors to the town’s main sights, including the Palais des Papes, the famous bridge and the old city's winding, pretty back streets. Children can visit several museums in Avignon, including The Musée 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 can pick 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

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Extras

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
- Bike hire

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!

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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 €1500 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.
End of stay cleaning included? Additional €90. 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 14 nights from approximately beginning-July to beginning-September. 7 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to 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.
Other Ts and Cs 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.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,865
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,002
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £3,094
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £2,002
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,593
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £1,865
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,002
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £3,094
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £2,002
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 £1,593

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,039
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,188
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €3,381
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €2,188
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,741
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,039
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,188
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €3,381
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €2,188
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 €1,741

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,206
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,367
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $3,658
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,367
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,883
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,206
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,367
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $3,658
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $2,367
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 $1,883

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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