Ref: PR111, Vaucluse, Provence, France, £2600 to £4400 pw
This charming house is located at the foot of Mont Ventoux, 1.5km from the attractive village of Malaucène which offers all shops and services, restaurants and cafés, tennis courts and bike hire.
Living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower and wc, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate wcs, 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bedroom with 3 single beds
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, cot on request, no telephone, good mobile reception, WiFi, 3 TVs, DVD, CD, heating (on a meter, payable locally), fireplace (wood supplied), air-conditioning in twin bedroom, barbecue
Linen for hire: 17 € per single bed and 34 € per double bed (includes bed linen, one bathroom towel and one pool towel); linen change at same prices. End of rental cleaning charge (180 €). Cleaning available (minimum 2 hours) at 11 € per hour. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The property is set in one hectare of open grounds, in a peaceful position surrounded by hilly countryside. The pool area is surrounded by an attractive garden and there are spectacular views of Mont Serein.
The comfortable interior has been beautifully furnished and decorated in Moroccan and Provençal style. On the ground floor are a large living room with two seating areas, a dining room, a kitchen, a double bedroom (160cm bed) which opens onto the garden, a large en suite bathroom with a separate shower unit and a wc, and a separate wc. On the first floor are a further three double bedrooms (160cm beds), a bedroom with three single beds (3 x 80cm, two are bunks), two bathrooms and a separate wc. A separate building attached to the house contains a twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds) with a portable air-conditioning unit.
Smoking is not allowed in the house.
Changeover day: Saturday
Electric security cover
Open end Jun to end Aug
9 hole 41km
18 hole 43km
9 hole Clansayes 41km
9 hole Orange 42km
9 and 18 hole Saumane-de-Vaucluse 43km
9 and 18 hole Vedène 44km
18 hole Morières-les-Avignon 44km
The heart of the northern Vaucluse has been for centuries the charming market town of Vaison-la-Romaine, a luxurious patrician resort in Roman times whose ruins and museums provide the earliest evidence of a fine Provençal lifestyle. The beautiful landscapes around Vaison, dominated by the mighty bulk of Mont Ventoux and the filigree limestone formations of the Dentelles de Montmirail, are dotted with small delightful villages, each with its unique charm and attraction. Séguret, one of the several ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ in the area, is overlooked by the ruins of its feudal château, and nearby former Knights Templar commanderie Roaix produces a fine Côtes-de-Rhône Villages. Malaucène boasts remnants from Roman times, as well as Gallic and medieval traces. Sablet is overlooked by its 12th century Eglise-St-Nazaire and its 14th century ramparts, and Puyméras, just northeast of Vaison, offers lovely views over lavender fields from the ruined château at the top of the village.
All shops, services and supermarkets can be found at Malaucène (1.5km)
A larger selection of shops and services including supermarkets are available at Vaison-la-Romaine (10km) and Carpentras (18km).
Malaucène (2km): Wednesday mornings
Vaison-la-Romaine (10km): Tuesday and Saturday mornings (only food on Saturdays)
Nyons (27km): Thursday mornings
Malaucène (1.5km): La Chevalerie (refined provençal cooking), Le Pont de l’Orme (refined cooking), L’Avenir (good value)
Vaison-la-Romaine (10km): Many good restaurants, notably - Le Bateleur, Pizzeria du Vieux Vaison, Le Moulin à Huile, Auberge La Bartavelle, Brin d’Olivier.
Roaix (18km): Le Grand Pré - delicious menu fixe, good value, lovely garden setting, elegant inside.
L'As de Coeur – simple, good value, children’s menu
Beaumes-de-Venise (18km): 'Dolium' at the Cave Co-Operative - great modern restaurant serving excellent modern food
Séguret (21km): Le Mesclun - good food, nice terrace
Gigondas (25km): 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.
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 (2km) sits at the foot of Mont Ventoux; it dates back to the 10th century and has medieval, Gallic and Roman structures.
Vaison-la-Romaine (10km) is a major centre for provençal festivals and cultural events and a picturesque town of great historic interest.
Villedieu (18km) charming village.
Séguret (21km) classified and listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France', at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail Mountains in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône vineyards.
Sablet (21km) one of 12 villages awarded the distinction of Côtes du Rhône Villages.
The interesting market towns of Carpentras (20km) and Orange (40km) are well worth exploring.
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
Caveau de Beaumont-du-Ventoux (4km)
Cave Gély at Entrechaux (on the small road to Malaucène – 9km)
Cave de Beaumes-de-Venise (18km)
Cave de Vinsobres (25km)
Vignobles de Châteauneuf-du-Pape (40km)
Tennis court: Vaison-la-Romaine (10km)
Horse-riding: Vaison-la-Romaine (10km)
Bicycle hire: Vaison-la-Romaine (10km)
9-hole golf courses: Clansayes (41km), Orange (42km)
18-hole golf courses: Saumane-de-Vaucluse (43km), Vedène (44km), Morières-les-Avignon (44km)
Rivers for swimming, canoeing, fishing: Toulourenc (11km), Ouvèze (13km)
Skiing: Mont-Serein (17km)
Flight info >>
Le Havre 875km
Channel crossing info >>
Eurostar & TGV info >>
We had a very nice holiday. The outdoor furniture and equipment was particularly good. The setting was peaceful and the garden, pool and views wonderful.
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.
A spacious and beautifully appointed house in a lovely position surrounded by untouched countryside.