Les Oliviers

Provence, France

  • 2-6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Walking distance to Gordes
  • Comfortable and contemporary
  • Sweeping countryside views
  • Heated swimming pool

This charming villa is just a ten-minute walk from Gordes, regarded as the capital of the Luberon and one of the loveliest little spots in this whole delightful region. Perfectly picturesque and packed with gourmet restaurants, the small hilltop town attracts a discreetly upmarket clientele from all over France and beyond, making houses in the local area highly sought-after.

Les Oliviers sits in its own landscaped plot, with a south-facing terrace and pool for making the most of the long golden days. The elevated position offers far-reaching views over a classic Provencal landscape of olive groves and gently rolling hills, punctuated here and there by tiny hillside hamlets and bathed in the soft southern light that has inspired countless artists to try and capture its ephemeral beauty. The house is neatly finished in soothing natural shades both inside and out, built of tawny local stone that recalls the unique limestone ‘bories’ that have become emblematic of the region. And while the style may be timeless, the villa is in fact newly built, combing comfort and character to create an easy-living holiday space. It’s a perfect base for an active or foodie holiday (or both!), well suited to one or two couples looking for the quintessential Luberon experiences to enjoy on foot, by bike, car or even on horseback. Les Oliviers works equally well for a smaller family wanting to enjoy access to fine dining along with the enduring appeal of a villa with its own (heated) pool, with a choice of soft-adventure outings in the local area to keep older children happily engaged.

Good to know: Les Oliviers sits on a minor D-road which is a back route into Gordes, so some passing cars can be heard.

The local area
Gordes village centre is 700m away uphill, reachable in about 10 minutes on foot. Here you’ll find a great choice of quality restaurants, plus a minimarket and bakery as well as small artisan shops packed with local produce and hand-made items. The Tuesday market is a feast for all the senses, and when you want to do a bigger food shop, the nearest supermarket is in Coustellet (8km), which is also home to the marvellous Musée de la Lavande. A quick scan of the map reveals a litany of celebrated Provencal villages within a 20-30 minute radius; take your pick from Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Roussillon and Lacoste. The local area offers multiple hiking and biking routes, ranging from gentle to distinctly challenging, and if you’re here during the lavender blooming season (late June to mid August) the landscapes are even more spectacular. Nearby L’Ile sur La Sorgue is a pretty town in itself, and a focal point for activities such as kayaking, or try the high ropes course at Fontaine de Vaucluse. For an early or later season break when the weather is not so hot, it’s well worth a day trip to Arles, Avignon, Nîmes or Orange, all within 60 to 90km drive. For a slightly longer but very family friendly outing, consider the Pont du Gard coupled with the Haribo museum in Uzès.

 

 


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Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom single-storey villa (sleeps 2-6)
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room with direct access to terrace; kitchen includes dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker with full hob, cafetiere and Nespresso machine
  • Laundry room
  • Separate living room with smart TV
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with shower, WC and hand-basin; patio doors
  • Double bedroom with 160cm bed
  • Double bedroom with 140cm bed
  • Shower room with hand basin
  • Separate WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning in bedrooms and living room
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Washing machine
  • Private heated swimming pool 7m x 3.5m and depth 1.20m
  • Outdoor dining table for 6
  • Plancha grill
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions specific to this French property please click here

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly clean and linen change for stays of two weeks or more

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Location

  • Shops (Gordes) 10min walk
  • Restaurants (Gordes) 10min walk
  • Roussillon 10min drive
  • L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 20min drive
  • Avignon 45min drive
  • Mont Ventoux 1hr drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr drive

Flights

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There’s no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the boutiques, chic cafés and flower markets of elegant Aix-en-Provence or wandering the cobbled streets of the beautiful hilltop village of Gordes. And in Provence the past is ever-present in Tarascon’s Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic influences and the Roman amphitheatre in Arles.

Introduce fragrant fields of lavender, rolling hills and the red salt lagoons of the nearby Camargue National Park and before you lies a holiday destination to rival any other, complemented by our selection of handpicked luxury villas to help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.


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