Villa Sommet

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

In a spectacular setting on the edge of a rocky peak, with mesmerising wild views and just 1km from a gorgeous hilltop village, this ultra-modern home is sure to impress with its style as well as location.  

Designed in a way to sit in beautiful harmony with its natural environment, this contemporary home is luminous with light flooding in from its vast windows on every floor. Each of the four luxurious bedrooms has its own bathroom and wide sliding doors leading to a balcony with views or a calming garden terrace.

The owner has used only the finest furnishings and most stylish décor in this remarkable home, as is evident in the stunning open-plan living space with its cool kitchen, breakfast bar and sumptuous sofas, leading out to the vast decked covered terrace for long meals al-fresco surrounded by the sights and sounds of the nature of Provence. With sleek, fashionable outdoor furniture this area is sure to amaze as you relax on the vast decking or wander across to the pristine swimming pool.

The hospitable level of service will equally exceed your expectations with the possibility of wine-tasting in your home, a Provençal chef and babysitting on request as well as bike rental and the booking of private tour guides.

Just 1km away is the heart of one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, a beautiful and historic perched village with glorious views of vineyards and fruit trees. There is a handful of shops, cafes and restaurants and summer flowers fill the narrow, steep streets. Make sure you sample some of the delicious local cherries if you are staying in the early summer.

Head to nearby Carpentras on a Friday morning for its unmissable market and spend time in the lively city of Avignon with its two UNESCO world heritage sites. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on a Sunday morning is also a must with its famous brocante or visit any day of the week to admire its little antique shops and picturesque setting.

Furthermore, you are perfectly located for the glorious Luberon region and archetypal Provençal villages such as Bonnieux, Roussillon and Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes, another one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages'.

At the end of your day exploring you’ll return to your calm and cool home where you can gaze at the starry night in this incredible part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • This tower-style home has numerous steps both inside and out. The upper level is reached via an open-tread staircase whilst the garden-floor bedrooms are accessed via outside steps only
  • Although the nearest village is only 1km away, car hire is definitely needed in this stunning part of Provence
  • Children will need to be supervised when using the open-tread staircase 
  • Short stays of minimum 2 nights are available on request – please enquire for availability and a tailor-made quote.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Heating

Villa Interiors (300m²)

Main Floor

-    Open-plan living-dining area and kitchen with doors leading to pool terrace

Upper Floor (via open-tread stairs)

-    Bedroom with super king-size bed (2x2m) and en suite bathroom with shower

Garden/Lower Level (via outdoor stairs)


-    2 x bedrooms with super king-size bed (2x2m), doors leading to garden and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with super king-size bed (2x2m), doors leading to garden and en suite bathroom with bath

Outside Grounds (4000m2)


-    Heated swimming pool (9x5m, depth: 1.5m) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to October
-    Pool house, fully-equipped
-    Decked terrace with sun-loungers and parasols, al-fresco dining and lounge area
-    Barbecue
-    Mediterranean gardens
-    Pétanque
-    Parking for up to 4 cars

Facilities  

-    Wi-Fi
-    Reversible air-conditioning/heating
-    Pétanque

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sommet
<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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In the Vaucluse region of Provence, Villa Sommet is only 1km from one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Set on a rocky peak with wonderful views of vineyards, fruit trees and other wild landscapes, this historic Provençal village is a joy to explore. Stroll around its flower-filled narrow, steep lanes coming across a handful of charming restaurants and shops. The local cherries are a delicacy of this area and can be found in local markets in early summer.

The bustling Friday morning market in nearby Carpentras is not to be missed if you arrive early enough or head there on other days to admire the town’s beautiful architecture. Pernes-les-Fontaines is another delightful place to explore with its many fountains, fascinating historic buildings and twice-weekly market selling all sorts of seasonal produce from the surrounding farmland such as pears, melons, almonds, strawberries, asparagus and more. Nearby vines produce a lovely sparkling wine that you will no doubt find in some of the village’s restaurants and bars.

Wine-lovers will also appreciate the many other wine routes across this part of Provence whether heading up towards the Rhône valley or visiting the vineyards of the Luberon.

Indeed, you are perfectly located for visiting much of the glorious Luberon region to the south-east with archetypal Provençal villages such as Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes and Roussillon reached within a 45-minute drive. Even closer is Gordes (16km), another one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ which was much loved by Van Gogh. Across the Luberon you will find stunning landscapes for hiking and cycling as well as many rock-climbing opportunities and ancient caves to visit.

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (20km) is another gem of this area with its picturesque canals, water-wheels, riverside restaurants and characterful antique shops – the Sunday morning brocante is one of the most famous in southern France. Furthermore, canoeing or kayaking along the Sorgue river is a wonderful way to admire the surrounding scenery.

Cycling is another popular pursuit with trails throughout Vaucluse. The village of Bédoin (18km) is a mecca for cyclists and of course you are in close proximity to Mont Ventoux, famed for its challenging climb in the Tour de France.

The small but lively city of Avignon is a fine day out with its two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge, as well as many fantastic markets and restaurants. Or head south-west towards Les Alpilles with picture-perfect villages and towns such as Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Eygalières and Les Baux-de-Provence just over an hour away by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(45km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille

(92km)

Nearest Train Station Carpentras/Avignon TGV

(14km/48km)

Nearest Village

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(1km)

Nearest Shop Local village

(1km)

Nearest Town Carpentras

(14km)

Nearest Supermarket Pernes-les-Fontaines/Carpentras

(12km/14km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saumane

(17km)

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 has something to appeal to every age and that's not just because of its outstanding natural landscapes which are ideal for walking, horse-riding and cycling.

About half an hour away is Wave Island, a waterpark with all sorts of attractions and slides whilst Parc Spirou is an amusement park with rides, rollercoasters and more. Even closer, Le Jarditrain is wonderful for young and old train enthusiasts alike with its charming model railways.

Families seeking more adventurous activities will find a tree-top activity centre near Fontaine de Vaucluse. The nearby Luberon region is a mecca for rock-climbing enthusiasts, especially around the village of Buoux.

This area is also perfect for canoeing and kayaking along the Sorgue River with rental and excursions departing from the river’s source in Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Bike Rental and Cycle Tours Available
  • Personal Guided Tours Available
  • Ironing Service & Change of Linen 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

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 €2000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 - 7.00 p.m. (Self-check-in after this time)
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes, with change for stays of 10 days or more.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes (via reversible air-conditioning).
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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).
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.
Pool heating charge? Included approximately mid-May to mid-September. Extra cost during all other periods (on request). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday from July to mid-September. Any day except Sunday during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights from June to mid-September. 2 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Short stays of minimum 2 nights are available on request – please enquire for availability and a tailor-made quote.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £7,496
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £5,354
Sep 14th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £3,748
Mar 29th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £5,354
May 31st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £7,496
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 £5,354
Sep 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 £3,748

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €8,917
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €6,369
Sep 14th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €4,459
Mar 29th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €6,369
May 31st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €8,917
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 €6,369
Sep 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 €4,459

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $9,678
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $6,913
Sep 14th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $4,839
Mar 29th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $6,913
May 31st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $9,678
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 $6,913
Sep 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 $4,839

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

  • Spacious, elegant and tastefully decorated!

    on 31/10/2023

    The house is simply splendid. Spacious, elegant
    and tastefully decorated! I highly recommend it to
    anyone looking for an exceptional place to stay.
    THANK YOU!

  • What a view!

    on 30/10/2023

    What a view! This is the place to dream and relax
    facing the beautiful Provence landscape! We had
    an ideal stay. The house is beautiful.

  • Magical

    on 08/10/2023

    Magical time in a lovely home.

  • Everything was perfect!

    on 07/10/2023

    Everything was perfect!
    The pool was heated to the perfect temperature,
    Top of the line rooms and bedding!
    The property is just magnificent, with plenty of
    shady spots in this heatwave.
    Nothing to say, except that we had a more than
    perfect vacation.

  • Simply magnificent

    on 29/09/2023

    The view of the Provencal countryside from this
    villa is simply magnificent. We were bathed in
    sunshine throughout our stay. Venasque is also a
    beautiful mountain village. Perfect for discovering
    the region in complete tranquillity.

  • Out of the ordinary

    on 16/09/2023

    It's a place out of the ordinary. The design of the
    villa is exceptional. The bedrooms are spacious,
    with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. The
    terraces are open and airy. The view is sublime.

  • Magnificent panoramic views

    on 09/09/2023

    Magnificent panoramic views over the craggy
    landscape of the Provencal mountains. Perched in
    the heights of Venasque, it's an ideal place to
    enjoy the warmth of summer around the pool in
    complete privacy.

  • Unique panorama

    on 31/08/2023

    The house offers a unique panorama of nature
    and lush greenery. The modern villa's
    contemporary design made for a very relaxing
    stay.

  • Highly Recommend

    on 23/07/2023

    We loved our stay at Villa Sommet. The team went above and beyond for us to ensure our stay was memorable. The house is well equipped and stylishly furnished. It was a joy to spend time by the pool and unwind after our sightseeing adventures. It is also big enough for larger groups without anyone feeling crowded. We highly recommend this superb residence.

  • Comfort and luxury

    on 01/07/2023

    One of the most wonderful experiences we've
    ever had, in a setting that's second to none. The
    villa features modern architecture with a very
    contemporary decor. The rooms are top-notch.
    Comfort and luxury are the order of the day. The
    pool is very large and tree-lined, with excellent
    shaded areas.

  • Loving the house

    on 24/06/2023

    We are loving the house so far and everyone has been so kind and helpful.

  • The house is so great

    on 13/05/2023

    The house is so great. The rooms and living
    spaces are bright during the day, which is very
    much appreciated. Perfectly maintained grounds
    and pool.

  • Architect-designed house

    on 18/03/2023

    Architect-designed house in the beautiful
    countryside of southern France. A very pleasant
    stay that allowed us to discover the surrounding
    area and Provence.

  • Wonderful relaxing holiday

    on 21/07/2022

    The house is very well designed, with very spacious bedrooms with air conditioning throughout. The pool was a good size and the spacious terraces were comfortable with different shaded parts and great views. A gentle walk into the village for the essential morning croissants and some great longer walks in the surrounding countryside. Above all nothing was too much trouble for the owner's staff, incredibly responsive to our slightest request. The gardener even recommended and booked a local garage to fix the air conditioning in one of our cars. Wonderful relaxing holiday.

  • Un très beau cadre!

    on 21/08/2020

    Villa Sommet offre un panorama unique sur la nature et sur un paysage verdoyant. La villa moderne au design très contemporain nous a permis de passer un séjour très reposant. Nous recommandons de réserver le chef à domicile qui cuisine merveilleusement bien ainsi que le sommelier, passionné par son métier! La piscine est tout simplement magnifique. L’endroit est digne d’un hôtel 5 étoiles. Merci à toute l'équipe!

  • Successful stay

    on 25/07/2020

    We stayed at Villa Sommet during the month of July. It is an extradordinary place. The design of the villa is exceptional. The bedrooms are spacious with King-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. The terraces are open and well ventilated. The view is sublime.

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