Villa Platane

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Laptop Friendly Workspace

A contemporary gem with glorious outdoor space, Villa Platane is perfectly placed to experience the very best of Provence, so close to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Avignon and the mesmerising landscapes of the Luberon.

The villa’s stylish owners escaped the bustle of Paris to renovate this traditional home and transform it into a stunning modern abode, adding an impressive contemporary wing. They certainly have an eye for detail - just admire the sophisticated décor, beautiful works of art and rich furnishings juxtaposed with a minimalist vibe and a great sense of space. Sit back in the vast, elegant living room or make the most of the video projector in the second lounge. The light-filled kitchen-diner has sliding windows leading out to a terrace beneath the grand plane, the perfect spot for an evening aperitif as the sun sets.  

21st-century touches can be found throughout – look at the five bedrooms, for example, most of which feature TVs, Sonos speakers and outlets for digital devices. As well as four high-end bathrooms (three of them en suite with Italian showers), there is air-conditioning throughout and other fine details such as high-end beds, good-quality linen and a choice of pillows depending on your preference.

Step outside and you know you are in Provence – a vast garden with lawns, olive and cypress trees and a wonderful swimming pool. There is ample space to relax, run around, play boules and dine al-fresco by the barbecue with the background hum of cicadas.

In a rural setting surrounded by typically Provençal farmland and fields, it’s only 2km to a small village with a restaurant-bar and grocery store. The market town of Cavaillon is just over a 5-minute drive away, famed for its diverse heritage and sweet summer melons, or soak up the enchanting ambience of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its antique stores, waterwheels and much-loved weekly brocante.

Hire canoes and kayaks in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, spend the day in historic Avignon, hire bikes and follow trails between villages or drive into the Luberon with picture-perfect places such as Gordes, Ménerbes and Oppède le Vieux so close. Then there’s Bédoin, Saint-Rémy, Baux de Provence and even Arles – this really is a crossroads of Provence and such a beguiling part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • A stunning conversion, the villa is composed of an old farm house (with two bedrooms upstairs) and a contemporary extension, connecting via the large lounge.
  • The owners have a choice of pillows – you can choose according to their firmness on arrival.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Table Tennis Heating

Villa Interiors

-    Entrance with office area
-    Lounge (62m2) with sofa, TV and books
-    Second lounge (30m2) with sofa and overhead projector
-    Kitchen-diner, fully-equipped including dishwasher, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine
-    Bedroom (26m2) with double bed (160x200cm), TV, Sonos speaker and bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom (26m2) with double bed (180x200cm), TV, Sonos speaker and bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom (28m2) with double bed (180x200cm), TV, Sonos speaker and bathroom with Italian shower
-    2-bedroom suite including bedroom (25m2) with double bed (180x200cm), TV and Sonos speaker and separate bedroom (15.2m2) with double bed (160x200cm). Shared bathroom

Two of the bedrooms are on the first floor

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (7x12m, depth: 1.2-1.5m) with safety pool alarm. Open approximately May to November
-    Deckchairs and garden furnishings
-    Garden and grounds (7000m2)
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Boules pitch
-    Eco-friendly anti-mosquito bollards

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    Smart TV
-    Overhead projector (connect via USB key, HDMI Android system)
-    Boules pitch
-    Table tennis
-    Board games
-    Books (in French)
-    Eco-friendly anti-mosquito bollards
-    Fire extinguisher
-    Defibrillator
-    Hairdryers (each bathroom)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Platane
Easy By Train <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location 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 Platane is set in the countryside just outside Cavaillon, surrounded by farmland and fields so typical of the Vaucluse department of Provence. With the idyllic perched villages of the Luberon so close and Avignon only 20km away, this is a great location for exploring this part of southern France.

Set just off a country lane, it’s only a 2km drive or bike ride to a small, traditional village with a restaurant-bar and grocery store. You’ll find a larger range of amenities in and around the market town of Cavaillon (6km), a bustling place with a rich and diverse heritage and a large market on a Monday morning. If staying in July, look out for the festival of melons celebrating the town’s famous fruit at the beginning of the summer season.

The magic of L’Isle-sur-Sorgue is around 9km away, an enchanting town surrounded by branches of the Sorgue river and traditional waterwheels. Enjoy lunch out at one of the pretty riverside restaurants, seek out treasures in the little antique shops and soak up the vibrant ambience of the Sunday morning Farmer’s market and famous brocante.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the source of the Sorgue river, is a wonderful spot for canoeing and kayaking as well as some wonderful riverside walks. Also across this region, cycling is a popular pursuit – hire bikes and follow trails across the landscapes of the Luberon or the Vaucluse plains whilst the most experienced cyclists will surely want to head towards Bédoin (40km) and the infamous Mont Ventoux.

This is a great location for visiting many of the perched villages of the Luberon – Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes and the lavender fields surrounding Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque are around 20km away whilst gems such as Ménerbes, Roussillon and Oppède le Vieux can be reached in under half an hour. This part of Provence is a true paradise for walkers, wine-lovers and food enthusiasts whether you’re hiking through orchards, vineyards and gorges or visiting charming village markets and dining out on restaurant terraces with the most incredible vistas around you.

The vineyards of Rhône valley can also be easily reached - Châteauneuf-du-Pape is just over 30 minutes away. Try wines produced around the artistic town of Saint-Rémy (25km) or sample some of France’s finest extra virgin olive oil produced from the olive groves dotted across Les Alpilles, especially around Maussane-les-Alpilles and the idyllic hilltop town of Les Baux-de-Provence, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

The small city of Avignon (20km) is worthy of yet another day out with its UNESCO World Heritage sites, atmospheric markets, excellent restaurants and many wine bars or drive south towards Arles (48km), home of Fondation Vincent van Gogh and the gateway to the Camargue.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(12km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille/Nîmes

(60km/64km)

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

(6km/22km)

Nearest Village Small traditional village

(2km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Restaurant-bar in local village

(2km)

Nearest Shop Grocery store in local village

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Outskirts of Cavaillon

(Within 4km)

Nearest City Avignon

(20km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club de Cavaillon

(8km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(15km)

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

This part of Provence is a wonderful area for families with plenty to see and do across the region.

The most adventurous of children will love Fontaine-de-Vaucluse where you can hire canoes and kayaks to sail down the Sorgue river, a fantastic way to admire the beautiful surroundings. There’s also a tree-top adventure course with a range of trails for various ages/heights. Horse-riding can also be found nearby as well as some wonderful walks and more challenging hikes.

The caves at Grottes de Thouzon may also appeal or spend the day at the exciting Parc Spirou near Carpentras, an amusement park with many rides. Young transport enthusiasts should look out for the model railway centre, Le Jarditrain, or head to Avignon and explore the city via the little road train or from a boat along the Rhône.

For a change of scene, just outside Avignon is Urban Wake Park, a popular spot for paddle boarding and other watersports with lessons available for older kids.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Bike Rental 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 or mid-week linen change
- Bike rental

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 5.00 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. 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 open approximately May to November. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? Small dogs are welcome on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. 3 or 4 night breaks are available on request in low season and Christmas/NY - please enquire.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £6,676
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £6,009
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £4,006
Christmas & New Year £5,341
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £6,009
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £6,676
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 £6,009
Sep 28th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £4,006
Christmas & New Year £5,341
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 £4,006

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €7,956
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €7,160
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €4,774
Christmas & New Year €6,365
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €7,160
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €7,956
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 €7,160
Sep 28th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €4,774
Christmas & New Year €6,365
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 €4,774

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $8,701
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $7,831
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $5,221
Christmas & New Year $6,961
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $7,831
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $8,701
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 $7,831
Sep 28th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $5,221
Christmas & New Year $6,961
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 $5,221

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

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The mixture of tradition and modernity of this farmhouse. The large rooms are lined with bay windows. The omnipresent light in the house. The large garden of 7000 m2. The quietness of the place, the feeling of well-being that one feels in this place.

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

- Must do? 
Go to the Flea market in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, go to the Colorado Provençal, visit the Provençal villages, medieval villages

- Must eat?
In the surrounding area there are many restaurants offering new cuisine inspired by Provence and fusion food.

- Must see?
Carrières des Baux de Provence, Palais des Papes en Avignon, Gordes

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
It is a region that can be discovered in the morning at sunrise. Walking is the best way to discover the perched villages. A cycle track allows you to go from village to village.

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Reviews

  • Wouldn't change a thing!

    on 15/07/2023

    There are no words to describe what a wonderful place this is! You could ask what could be changed and we would say NOTHING. Thank you for a brilliant holiday.

  • Beyond expectations

    on 08/07/2023

    The owners are wonderful! They made us feel at home during our stay. Their large house is beautifully decorated and comfortable in a very quiet environment. We had a lot of space for our privacy but also had the opportunity to share a good time and discussions with our hosts. Our stay was beyond our expectations and I strongly recommend.

  • Magnificent

    on 22/06/2023

    Many thanks to the hosts for their warm welcome. The villa is magnificent, we felt very comfortable here, everything is well thought out and tastefully decorated. Our stay was much too short, so we'll definitely be back!

  • Everything was perfect

    on 20/05/2023

    Many thanks for your royal welcome, everything was perfect! Thanks to you we made the most of our stay, discovering this beautiful country. Bonne continuation.

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