Hameau des Anges

Provence, France

  • 11
  • 6
  • 5
  • Charming country house
  • Stunning landscaped gardens
  • Large private heated swimming pool
  • Close to pretty Vaison-la-Romaine

Hameau des Anges means ‘Hamlet of Angels’ and there is something rather heavenly about this charming country house, with its simple yet elegant interiors and enormous private swimming pool. Set back from the road leading to Roaix, the original 19th-century buildings have been carefully converted to provide a spacious holiday home, an independent one-bedroom guest annexe and a handy pool house, complete with a covered dining terrace and a summer kitchen. Here you can brew your morning café au lait to enjoy by the 14m heated pool: whether you then decide to power through 50 laps or splash around with the children is up to you, but in a pool this size there is easily room for both.

The grounds are attractively landscaped, and offer plenty of room for the grown-ups to spread out and the children to run around, all with the beautiful backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail. This ridge of jagged limestone peaks dominates the landscape for miles around and offers some challenging walking routes. For a gentler way to explore the area, you can tour the many historic villages within a 10-20 minute drive of Hameau des Anges; Séguret sits at the foot of the Dentelles in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône vineyards and is one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France', while Vaison-la-Romaine is an historic town with extensive Roman ruins, good restaurants, markets and of course, wineries. The world-renowned Roman ruins at Orange are just 23km away, so you can get there nice and early and steal a march on the summer crowds.

Sleeping up to nine in the main house, Hameau des Anges makes a relaxing base for two families, with the added benefit of the annexe room ideal for an accompanying nanny or teenage children.

The local area

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.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 6 bedroom house (sleeps 11)
  • Changeover day – Saturday

Main house

  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher 
  • Shower room with WC
  • Separate WC

First floor

  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom (no WC)
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with fan
  • Single bedroom with fan
  • Shower room with WC
  • 2 separate WCs

Annex

  • External access only via flight of stairs
  • Double bedroom
  • Shower room with WC

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 2 cots (no linen)
  • 2 highchairs
  • Telephone
  • TV, DVD and CD players, iPod dock
  • Heating (€100 per week)
  • Fireplace (wood supplied)
  • Barbecue
  • Bikes
  • Table tennis
  • Gym equipment
  • Pool house with summer kitchen and WC
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private swimming pool 14m x 10m (depth 1.25m – 1.65m), alarm, Roman steps, pool heating included on request to 24°C weather permitting (ambient temperature must be 18°C before pool can be heated), open mid-May to mid-October
  • Smoking is not permitted in the house

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.

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Additional cleaning (minimum 2 hours) €20 per hour
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Access times

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

Getting there

  • Airports

    Avignon 50km
    Nîmes 89km
    Marseille 117km
    Montpellier 133km  
  • TGV stations

    Orange 23km
    Avignon 49km
    Montélimar 62km
    Nîmes 86km

Location

Key information

  • Restaurant (Roaix) 15min walk
  • Shops (Roaix) 15min walk, 2 min drive
  • Vaison-la-Romaine 8min drive
  • Orange 25min drive
  • Avignon 45min drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr 15min drive

Shops and Services

Villages

  • Roaix (1.4km) – bakery and butcher (walkable) and grocers, fish van on Fridays
  • Séguret (5km)
  • Sablet (6km) – for supermarkets
  • Vaison-la-Romaine (6km) – for supermarkets
  • St-Romain-en-Viennois (10km) – supermarket only
  • Orange (23km) – shops and supermarkets
  • Carpentras (26km) – shops and supermarkets

Towns

  • Vaison-la-Romaine (6km)
  • Orange (23km)
  • Carpentras (26km)
  • Avignon (44km)

Market Days

  • Vaison-la-Romaine (6km) – Tuesdays and Saturday mornings (only food on Saturdays)
  • Ste-Cécile (14km) – Saturdays
  • Malaucène (15km) – Wednesday mornings
  • Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (46km) – famous antique market on Sundays

Recommended Restaurants

  • Roaix (1.4km walking distance on main road) – Le Grand Pré – delicious menu fixe, good value, lovely garden setting, elegant interior; L'As de Coeur – simple, good value, children’s menu
  • Séguret (5km) – Le Mesclun – good food, nice terrace 
  • Vaison-la-Romaine (6km) – many good restaurants, notably Le Bateleur, Pizzeria du Vieux Vaison, Le Moulin à Huile, Auberge La Bartavelle, Brin d’Olivier 
  • Gigondas (9km) – 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 (18km) – '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 as often as possible. Ownership and quality may have changed since the last update.

Places to See

  • Séguret (5km) – 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 (6km) – one of 12 villages awarded the distinction of Côtes du Rhône Villages 
  • Villedieu (6km) – charming village
  • Vaison-la-Romaine (6km) – historical town with much to offer such as extensive Roman ruins, good restaurants, markets, wine production
  • Orange (23km) and Carpentras (26km)

Local Events

  • Fête de la Musique – 21 June
  • 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
  • Many other local fêtes and festivals in the summer

Regional Food and Wine

Food

  • 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)
  • Truffles
  • Fruits confits

Wine

  • Côtes du Luberon 
  • Côtes du Ventoux 
  • Côtes de Provence 
  • Côteaux d’Aix

Wineries

  • Cave Gély at Entrechaux (12km) – on the small road to Malaucène
  • Cave de Vinsobres (17km) 
  • Caveau de Beaumont-du-Ventoux (18km) 
  • Cave de Beaumes-de-Venise (19km) 
  • Vignobles de Châteauneuf-du-Pape (29km)

Activities

  • Tennis courts at Sablet and Vaison-la-Romaine (6km), good tennis club in Vaison
  • Horse-riding at Vaison-la-Romaine (6km) and Gigondas (9km) 
  • Bike hire at Vaison-la-Romaine (6km) 
  • 9-hole golf courses at Orange (20km), Clansaye (24km), Vedène (37km), Saumane-de-Vaucluse (35km), Morières-les-Avignon (46km)
  • 18-hole golf courses at Saumane-de-Vaucluse (35km), Vedène (37km), Morières-les-Avignon (50km) 
  • Lake for boating and other sports at Pernes-les-Fontaines (34km)

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Avignon 50km/45min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
Southampton Flybe Sat/Sun 27 May - 2 Sep (Sat)
28 May - 24 Sep (Sun)
Birmingham Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep

Nîmes 89km/1hr 10min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Luton Ryanair Saturday All season

 

Marseille 117km/1hr 15min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 22 Apr - 30 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season


Montpellier 133km/1hr 30min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday 6 May - 30 Sep
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday 29 Apr - 23 Sep
Leeds Bradford Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this villa is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you at an additional cost. 

Chose from the car options below:

Car hire prices vary depending on the time of year. The first price shown covers 1 April – 30 June and 26 August – 31 October; the second covers the peak season of 1 July – 25 August.

Choose from the options below:

  • Group B: Opel Corsa 3dr or similar – £189/£231
  • Group C: Citroën C3 or similar – £203/£238
  • Group CA: Peugeot 208 or similar – £378/£406
  • Group D: Opel Astra or similar – £266/£336
  • Group DA: Citroën C4 e-HDi or similar – £469/£533
  • Group E: Lancia Delta or similar – £322/£385
  • Group EA: Citroën C5 e-HDi or similar – £476/£511
  • Group F: Opel Insignia or similar – £259/£329
  • Group FA: Peugeot 508 e-HDi or similar – £469/£553
  • Group CMPV: Nissan Note or similar – £287/£357
  • Group MMPV: Citroën C4 Picasso or similar – £308/£399
  • Group SSUV: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £364/£518
  • Group SSUVA: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £497/£574

All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group CA – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group DA – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group E – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group EA – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group F – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group FA – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group CMPV – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group MMPV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group SSUV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group SSUVA – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Customer feedback

Fabulous! We loved it!
Todd & Liz Warnock – May 2016

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