Villa Pamplemousse

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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

This light-filled contemporary villa is surrounded by picture-perfect vineyards below the perched village of Oppède le Vieux in the idyllic Luberon region of Provence. 

In the calmness of a vast wine estate which is owned by a famous English filmmaker, guests at Villa Pamplemousse can truly embrace the authentic essence of Provence. A modern abode sleeping up to 6 guests, there is a great sense of space across the Provençal lounge and sleek kitchen with doors opening out to the covered terrace.

Alongside high-end features such as air-conditioning, a Smart TV and iPod dock, guests can appreciate artwork across the home, stylish furnishings and even occasional props from the owner’s films making this beautiful villa unique in its own special way.

Upstairs you will find two sumptuous king-size double bedrooms, one with a gorgeous bathroom and the other with an elegant shower room. There’s a third en suite bedroom situated in an annexe by the swimming pool. If you are looking for further bedrooms, consider 3-bedroom Villa Grenade next door – see Villa Pamplemousse and Villa Grenade for more information.  

The pretty garden outside features a swimming pool which is gently heated from May to September alongside a summer kitchen and barbecue area looking out towards the olive trees. Relax on one of the terraces with a glass of the estate’s own wine as you soak up the tranquil vibe of this wonderful house.

A one-hour winery tour and tasting of all the different wines is included where you can learn about the Luberon AOP and the various stages of wine-making. The estate has a rich heritage dating back over two hundred years and is now a multi-generational project where Provençal winemaking traditions are followed.

Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty all around you as you explore nearby villages and landscapes of the Luberon. You can stroll to the local village, around 20 minutes on foot, with its épicerie, boulangerie, café and restaurants whilst the medieval hilltop gems of Oppède le Vieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes are a very short drive away. Visit charming markets for summer cherries, Cavaillon melons, olive oil and wine alongside a wealth of lavender products and potter around other villages of the Luberon such as Gordes, Bonnieux and Roussillon.

Canoe or kayak along the Sorgue River near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, seek antiques at the Sunday morning brocante in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in bustling Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and be captivated by the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Avignon, the capital of Vaucluse and just one of the many historic jewels of this alluring region in southern France. 

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What you should know…

  • Villa Pamplemousse is next door to 3-bedroom Villa Grenade 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 Grenade.
  • 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 150m2)

Ground Floor

-    Living room with doors opening out to al-fresco dining terrace 
-    Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, espresso machine and toaster
-    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

Separate Garden Annexe (accessed via steps)

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm, can be split into twin), access to garden 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). Open and heated approximately May to September
-    Poolside shower
-    Poolside terrace with sun loungers and parasols
-    Shaded dining terrace
-    Gas barbecue
-    Shady car parking area (three 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 Pamplemousse
<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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Villa Pamplemousse is located in the Luberon region of Provence, in a large wine-estate owned by a famous English filmmaker. The three closest airports are Avignon (29km), Marseille (68km) and Nîmes (80km) whilst Gare d’Avignon TGV (42km) is just under an hour away – direct trains from Paris Gare de Lyon take around 2 hours 40 minutes.

The wine estate consists of approximately thirty hectares of vines – the owners follow the traditional Provençal method of winegrowing with respect for the estate’s biodiversity and they produce the wine in their modern cellar. The estate’s shop and winery (a couple of minutes away on foot) is open seven days a week from June to September (closed Sundays and Mondays in low season) and a one-hour 'classic' wine tour and tasting is included in the villa rental.

There is a small Luberon village around 1.5km – a 20-minute walk along country roads (no pavement) or a short drive. Here you will find a boulangerie, a couple of restaurants and a small grocery store whilst there are larger supermarkets in Coustellet (6.5km), also home to a handful of artisan shops and a Sunday morning Farmer’s market. The Lavender Museum is in Coustellet and you may pass the Musée de l'Huile d'Olive (3.5km) en route.

The incredible perched village of Oppède le Vieux (4km) is close by – it’s like a step back in time as you explore its medieval centre and soak up its rich heritage whilst admiring the magnificent views all around. There are spectacular walks in and around the village – the hike up to Église Notre-Dame Dalidon is especially rewarding.

Other iconic villages of the Luberon include hilltop Ménerbes (3.5km), the place that inspired Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’, and red-hued Roussillon (17km), a village of extraordinary beauty and history. Visit lovely local markets in places such as artistic Gordes (12km) on a Tuesday morning and historic Apt (22km) on a Saturday morning looking out for regional specialities such as cherries, Cavaillon melons, candied fruit, olive oil, wine and, of course, lavender products.

L’Isle sur La Sorgue (17km) is famous for its Sunday morning market and brocante and it is a delightful Provençal town any day of the week with its waterways and antique stores. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (17km) is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts and you will find canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Sorgue. There are of course many wonderful walks and challenging hikes across the Luberon alongside cycling trails, mountain biking, horse-riding and rock-climbing.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Avignon (37km), sample the wines of the Rhône valley in and around Châteauneuf-du-Pape (48km), follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (35km) or Arles (65km) and admire the landscapes that so inspired Cézanne near Aix-en-Provence (62km), just over an hour away by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(29km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Airport

(68km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nîmes Airport

(80km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cavaillon/Gare d’Avignon TGV

(13km/42km)

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 Pamplemousse does not allow children under the age of 12.

Nevertheless, older children can appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of this location and make the most of the Wi-Fi, Smart TV and swimming pool of course.

Families will fall in love with the landscapes of the Luberon, perfect for long walks and more challenging hikes through woodland, orchards, farmland and vineyards via some of the iconic perched villages of the region. Keen cyclists take note of a wonderful trail that connects nearby Beaumettes to Apt and beyond, following a former railway line that passes poppy fields and the Calavon River (La Véloroute du Calavon). Rock-climbing is popular in the tiny Luberon village of Buoux.

You are also well located for reaching Fontaine-de-Vaucluse where you will find canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Sorgue River alongside a tree-top activity centre near Lagnes.

A little further afield towards Avignon, visit the fascinating Grottes de Thouzon or spend the day at the theme park, Parc Spirou Provence, and its neighbouring waterpark, Wave Island.

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 all the different 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 €3000 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
May 27th 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 £5,291
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 £6,614
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 £5,291
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £3,969
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 £5,291
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £3,969
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 £5,291
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 £6,614
Sep 12th 2025 - Nov 14th 2025 £5,291
Nov 14th 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 £3,969

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 €5,780
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 €7,224
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 €5,780
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €4,335
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 €5,780
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €4,335
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 €5,780
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 €7,224
Sep 12th 2025 - Nov 14th 2025 €5,780
Nov 14th 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 €4,335

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 14th 2024 $6,252
Jun 14th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 $7,815
Sep 13th 2024 - Nov 15th 2024 $6,252
Nov 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $4,689
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 $6,252
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $4,689
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 $6,252
Jun 13th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 $7,815
Sep 12th 2025 - Nov 14th 2025 $6,252
Nov 14th 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 $4,689

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 its 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

  • Un séjour fantastique !

    on 22/09/2023

    Un havre de paix niché dans les terres du Luberon. Nous y avons passé un séjour fantastique et rempli de souvenirs en famille, dans une maison raffinée et propice à la détente. Nous avons été heureux de rencontrer l’hôte qui est au petit soin tout le long du séjour. Nous reviendrons l’année prochaine pour sûr !

  • Complete joy

    on 17/06/2023

    This property is even lovelier in person, we had an amazing stay. The property manager who welcomed us (and continued to look after us) was heaven. We were even spoiled with some local produce and wine on arrival. It's a beautifully decorated and kept place with everything you could possibly need. Unbelievably comfortable beds and big spacious showers. Everyone we encountered, like the cleaners, were so sweet and friendly. It was a complete joy being there and we were so sad to leave.

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