Ref: PR99, Vaucluse, Provence, France, £3600 to £4995 pw
This tastefully refurbished contemporary house (built in 1988) is located close to the pretty village of St-Romain-en-Viennois which offers all shops and services. The Moroccan-influenced interior complements the wonderful setting and unusual pool.
Main house Living room, kitchen/dining room, 1 bathroom with separate shower and wc, 2 shower rooms with wc, 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms
Annexe 1 double bedroom with an additional single bed, 1 shower room, 1 separate wc
Washing machine, dishwasher, cot (linen not provided), telephone (incoming calls only), WiFi, satellite TV, DVD, CD, heating (on a meter, payable locally), alarm, barbecue
Linen for hire (17 Euros per person per stay, 12 Euros per person for linen change), end of rental cleaning charge (120 Euros), additional cleaning available (minimum 2 hours) at 11 Euros per hour, baby sitting available at 15 Euros per hour. All services are payable locally.
The setting is truly magical with fantastic views. There are two hectares of grounds (apricot trees, vines, olive trees, lavender) surrounded by lovely rolling countryside and panoramic views of Mont-Ventoux. The stylish black painted swimming pool is set in a very attractive garden. There is a large pool house at one end of the pool with oriental style seating and a dining area. There is an outdoor shower and wc.
The house is reached via a rough 1km road; sports cars and other low-slung vehicles may find it difficult to negotiate but the road is regularly maintained.
The interior integrates beautifully with the exterior. It was upgraded in 2016 with very attractive contemporary design combined with a Moroccan-inspired style. The spacious kitchen/dining area enjoys fabulous views towards Mont Ventoux and opens onto a large terrace. The living room is at the back of the house. On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms (160cm beds) and a large bathroom with separate shower and wc.
On the first floor are a twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds) with an en suite shower room and a wc, another twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds) overlooking the pool and with views towards Mont Ventoux, and a shower room with a wc.
An independent annexe located at the other side of the pool area contains a large double bedroom (160cm bed) with an additional single bed (90cm), a shower, a separate wc, and a private terrace with panoramic views.
Smoking is not allowed in the house.
Changeover day: Saturday
Open mid-May to end Sep
9 hole 35km
18 hole 51km
9 hole Orange 35km
9 and 18 hole Saumane-de-Vaucluse 51km
9 and 18 hole Vedène 52km
18 hole Morières-les-Avignon 56km
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.
St-Romain-en-Viennois (4km) Supermarket only
Vaison-la-Romaine (7km): Tuesday and Saturday mornings (food only on Saturdays)
Malaucène (15km): Wednesday mornings
Nyons (19km): Thursday mornings
Vaison-la-Romaine (7km) : Many good restaurants, notably - Auguet, Le Bateleur, Pizzeria du Vieux Vaison, Le Moulin à Huile, Auberge La Bartavelle, Brin d’Olivier.
Roaix (14km): Le Grand Pré - delicious menu fixe, good value, lovely garden setting, elegant inside.
L'As de Coeur – simple, good value, children’s menu
Malaucène (14km): La Chevalerie (refined provençal cooking), Le Pont de l’Orme (refined cooking), L’Avenir (good value), Chez Laurette
Séguret (17km): Le Mesclun - good food, nice terrace
Gigondas (21km): 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.
Beaumes-de-Venise (31km): 'Dolium' at the Cave Co-Operative - great modern restaurant serving excellent modern food
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.
Vaison-la-Romaine (7km) is a major centre for provençal festivals and cultural events and a picturesque town of great historic interest.
Villedieu (14km) charming village.
Séguret (17km) 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 (18km) one of 12 villages awarded the distinction of Côtes du Rhône Villages.
The interesting market towns of Carpentras (34km) and Orange (41km) 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
Cave Gély at Entrechaux (on the small road to Malaucène – 13km)
Cave de Vinsobres (17km)
Caveau de Beaumont-du-Ventoux (19km)
Cave de Beaumes-de-Venise (31km)
Vignobles de Châteauneuf-du-Pape (42km)
Tennis courts: Vaison-la-Romaine (7km)
Horse-riding: Vaison-la-Romaine (7km)
Bicycle hire: Vaison-la-Romaine (7km)
9-hole golf: Orange (35km)
18-hole golf courses: Saumane-de-Vaucluse (51km), Vedène (52km) and Morières-les-Avignon (56km)
Skiing: Mont-Serein (33km)
A comfortable house in a stunning location. Hard to imagine a more beautiful pool area - amazing views and perfect tranquility.
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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.
This is a magical place. The exterior harmonizes perfectly with the interior and there are fabulous views all around.