Ref: PR77, Vaucluse, Provence, France, £6036 to £6359 pw
Built in the 17th century, this idyllic provençal stone 'Mas' is set on a small hill surrounded by vineyards and enjoys delightful views from its spacious shady terraces. Lively Carpentras is nearby.
Living/dining room, sitting room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, 3 shower rooms with wc, 1 shower room, 2 separate wcs, 2 double bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms, additional child's bed available
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, 2 cots (linen supplied), highchair, telephone, WiFi, satellite TV, video, DVD, CD, piano (on request), heating (on a meter), fireplace, electric fan in each bedroom, air-conditioning in living/dining room, barbecue, plancha
Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Cleaning 2 hours per day 6 days a week (not Sunday) included. The caretaker can provide cleaning (14 € per hour), and meals (35 € per person for 4-6 persons, food + wine included / 25 € per person for 6-11 persons, food only included and 15 € per child under 8 years - service and clearing up included in prices). Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
Three beautiful plane trees at the front of the house give welcome shade during the summer months and add to the wonderful atmosphere of the setting. There is a spacious shady terrace with views towards the Rhône Valley and overlooking the swimming pool.
The canal of Carpentras runs at the back of the property.
A wing of the house which is accessed by a separate entrance at the back is occupied by the caretaker.
The interior is extremely attractive and very tastefully decorated with spacious rooms and beautiful French country furniture combined with modern artwork. The large living/dining room has various double doors leading out onto the terrace, and the large kitchen is rustic, in keeping with the style of the house. There is also a comfortable sitting room/library on the ground floor off the kitchen area.
All the bedrooms (double bedrooms are 160cm beds and twin bedrooms are 90cm beds), bathrooms and wcs are on the first floor, with one separate wc on a half-landing closer to the living area. The living/dining room is air conditioned and there is an electric fan in each bedroom. All the rooms are spacious and furnished with much taste adding to the wonderful Provençal flavour of the property.
Changeover day: Saturday
Open mid-Apr to November
18 hole 17km
This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.
The Comtat Venaissin was for centuries a hotly-contested region of Haute Provence, a separate political enclave which surrounded the Principality of Orange and the town of Avignon. For centuries a separate political entity, it came under Papal rule in 1274 and stubbornly resisted annexation by the French throne. Its capital Carpentras on the Auzon was in Greek and Roman times a lively market town, and later the favourite haunt of the Avignon popes. It is now famous for its truffle markets. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is built on the islands formed by five branches of the river Sorgue, with lots of waterside restaurants and cafés, as well as several large antique waterwheels, still turning. The town is famous for its numerous antiques dealers and Sunday antiques market.
Carpentras (3km): All shops and services including supermarkets. The walk to this lively historic town from the house is partly alongside a canal and then along the streets of the town (45 minutes by foot to reach the centre).
Aubignan (4km): A charming village with bakeries, basic shops, small restaurants and a large supermarket
All shops and services including supermarkets can be found at Avignon (28km)
Carpentras (3km): Fridays
Aubignan (4km): Saturdays
Malaucène (19km): Wednesdays
Vaison-la-Romaine (28km): Tuesday and Saturday mornings
Carpentras (3km): Restaurant Chez Serge
Beaumes-de-Venise (7km): L’Auberge Saint-Roche, 'Dolium' at the Cave Co-Operative - great modern restaurant serving excellent modern food
Venasque (15km): Les Remparts
Gigondas (15km): Les Florets - excellent food and service, beautiful terrace.
L'Oustalet - in main square, terrace under the plane trees, superb food, one of the best in the region.
Malaucène (19km): La Chevalerie (refined provençal cooking), Le Pont de l’Orme (refined cooking), L’Avenir (good value)
Vaison-la-Romaine (28km): Many good restaurants, notably - Auguet, Le Bateleur, Pizzeria du Vieux Vaison, Le Moulin à Huile, Auberge La Bartavelle, Brin d’Olivier.
These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.
Malaucène (19m) sits at the foot of Mont Ventoux; it dates back to the 10th century and has medieval, Gallic and Roman structures.
Séguret (20km) classified and listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'.
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (23km), lovely town with waterways and a famous antique market on Sundays.
Vaison-la-Romaine (28km) is a major centre for provençal festivals and cultural events and a picturesque town of great historic interest.
The beautiful Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux (half hour drive away) are ideal places for walking.
The many charming hilltop Luberon villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Oppède-le-Vieux, Lacoste (visit the Château of the Marquis de Sade), Goult, the Bories village (a group of thirty dry stone huts) among others are within a 50km radius.
The beautiful towns of Orange (23km) and Avignon (28km).
Chorégies d’Orange in the Orange Roman theatre – opera festival in August
Festival d’Avignon – theatre and dance festival in July
Les Suds d’Arles – music festival in July
And many other local fêtes and festivals in the summer
Aioli (garlic mayonnaise to accompany fish and vegetables)
Pissaladière (onion tart)
Pistou soup (vegetable with basil, garlic, tomato)
Bouillabaisse (fish stew)
Ratatouille (peppers, courgettes, onions, aubergines, tomatoes)
Fish soup with rouille (special mayonnaise)
Anchoiade (anchovy and garlic paste)
Tapenade (crushed olives with capers, anchovies)
Côtes du Luberon
Côtes du Ventoux
Côtes de Provence
Lovely walks from the property along the canal.
Tennis court: Loriol (4km) and Carpentras (3km)
Horse riding: Loriol (4km)
Leisure lake: Mormoiron (17km)
Bicycle hire: Carpentras (3km)
9 and 18 hole golf courses: Saumane-de-Vaucluse (17km) and Vedène (22km)
18 hole course: Morières-les-Avignon (21km)
Skiing: Mont-Serein (34km)
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What a lovely house – it really was very good. The main living room is beautiful with great views. The sunset view from the terrace is very good. Journey times and routes to Avignon, Orange and Mont Ventoux are easy. These are our favourite places to visit.
Lovely outdoors sitting area. Nice pool. Gorgeous views. Good room layout to cater for 10 people.
The villa and surroundings were outstanding. The house was decorated beautifully but still child friendly. We had a very relaxing time and will definitely return again.
A beautiful house full of style and character. A lovely setting with a great pool, orchard and views.
Thank you for a great week spent in this magnificent 'Mas'. The peace, splendid views and exceptional environment all contributed, together with the charm of the house, to a wonderful holiday.
Please note that the comments given above were taken from letters and holiday questionnaires from our clients over the years. We cannot acccept responsibility for any misleading information but the comments are given by us in good faith.
We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.
Used as a film set on various occasions, this classic provençal 'Mas' is the ideal way to experience the real Provence. The place oozes charm and character.