Maison de Villedieu

Provence , France

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  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 10m heated swimming pool
  • Idyllic edge-of-village location
  • Walking distance to restaurants
  • Close to historic Vaison-la-Romaine

Newly built yet with an abundance of Provençale charm thanks to its location on the outskirts of Villedieu village, this beautifully finished house is just the sort of place we know that Simpson Travellers love. Both practical and stylish, with a sprinkling of vintage pieces alongside shiny new en-suites and a very well-equipped kitchen, it’s the perfect Provence bolthole for couples or a smaller family.

Maison de Villedieu sits in a 2,000m2 plot with its own pool, terrace and garden to the rear of the house. With a classic French backdrop of vineyards just over the wall at the bottom of the garden, you could happily spend all day (or all week) here, flitting between the heated swimming pool and the covered dining terrace as the sunshine dictates. For those keen to see the sights there are iconic towns and cities within an hour to an hour and a half’s drive, but perhaps the greatest pleasure of all is strolling just five minutes into Villedieu for a leisurely meal in the village square, shaded by plane trees in a scene straight out of a Pagnol movie.

Local area

Villedieu is a sleepy place where the majority of village houses are still permanent homes rather than holiday lets, with a café, two restaurants and a small grocery store offering everything you need day to day. There are narrow streets and the remnants of the village’s old defensive ramparts to explore, with views over the vineyards that stretch out in every direction. The nearest supermarket is in Tulette or Vaison-la-Romaine, the latter being the historic heart of the northern Vaucluse region. Vaison today (12 minutes by car) is well worth a visit for its extensive Romain remains, museums and markets, and we recommend taking your time to tour this quietly understated landscape, dominated by the mighty bulk of Mont Ventoux and dotted with small villages, each with its own individual charm. Avignon (an hour by car) is the present day capital of Vaucluse, with a vibrant cultural life as well as its celebrated medieval bridge and centre. For river bathing, you can drive out to the Pont Roman d’Entrechaux (20mins) or Les Gorges du Toulourenc (35mins).


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An in-villa chef and meal delivery service is available by arrangement


Accommodation

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 4)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, with Smart TV and access to terrace
  • Kitchen equipped with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee maker
  • Utility room with washing machine/dryer
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with dressing area and en-suite shower room with WC; leads to terrace
  • Twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds) with en-suite shower room; leads to terrace
  • Guest WC

Mezzanine

  • Office space with small desk

General

  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Underfloor cooling and heating
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Covered car parking for 1 car and EV charging point (50€ payable locally if charger is required)
  • Additional parking space on driveway
  • Pool towels provided
  • Private swimming pool 10.5m x 4.7m (depth 1.4m) with additional submerged platform area (3.5m x 1.5m) 
  • 6 pool loungers
  • Covered pool terrace with plancha, fridge, sink and WC
  • Outdoor shaded dining area with table and chairs for 6 people
  • Outdoor lounge furniture
  • Petanque court
  • One pet dog is welcome at this property, subject to owner authorisation and a small charge. Please ask for details when booking.
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions specific to this French property please click  here

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Services

  • Weekly cleaning and linen change

Getting there

  • Airports
    Marseille 1hr 30min drive
  • TGV stations   
    Avignon 1hr drive

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.


Location

  • Nearest village: Villedieu, 5min walk
  • Nearest town: Vaison-la-Romaine, 12min drive
  • Restaurant: 5min walk
  • Village grocery store: 5min walk
  • Supermarket: 12min drive
  • Bike hire (Vaison -la-Romaine): 12min drive
  • River beaches:Pont Roman d’Entrechaux, 20min drive, Les Gorges du Toulourenc, 35min drive

Flights

For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page



Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

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    Very good

  • 3/5

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  • Location

    4/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4.5/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

There's no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the many Provençal villages with their cobbled streets and cafes. Hilltop towns glow in pale golden stone, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fields of fragrant purple lavender. From celebrated Gordes to charming Eygalières, each town has a market to help you discover local produce, or treat yourself to a long lazy lunch; from pavement cafes to Michelin stars, the midday meal in France is nothing short of an art form.

The cities of Avignon, Orange, Nîmes and Arles offer an architecturally rich and cultural day out but try to make time for lesser-known gems like Vaison la Romaine, Uzès and Ile sur la Sorgue for a less crowded but equally impressive picture of the history of the region.

A day at the beach is always an option but you can find other open water options closer to home, from child-friendly paddling in the River Gardon below le Pont du Gard, to kayaking down La Sorgue as it winds its way through the Luberon. Close to Avignon, Lac de Monteux has a lifeguarded beach and various water activities for all ages.

This is a destination to rival any other. Complemented by our selection of handpicked villas we can help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.


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