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Provencal Cottage at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Private pool.



Updated: 20-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

A four person cottage (Gite) with private gardens & pool.

The Oaks is totally private but not isolated, with the village of Villes-sur-Auzon only a 1 minute drive away (approx 2km – walking distance). We are situated in a 10 hectare vineyard to the front of the property and woodlands to the rear – the Auzon River runs through the bottom of the garden – with views to the hilltop village of Blauvac and the Gorge de la Nesque.

The cottage has it's own private garden which is fenced and away from the main Mas (and the Auzon stream). The Oaks has a terraced area and a stone built barbecue and backs onto the woodlands – sun beds and cushions are provided. The swimming pool is next to the cottage and is accessible from the private garden.

The Oaks is on one level with exposed beamed ceilings, with the bedrooms furnished to a high quality, overlooking the private gardens and have a shower etc..

The lounge has two very comfortable sofa's, occasional table etc., and has the television with English satellite, a DVD player with MP3 facilities, a CD player and Wi Fi.

The kitchen is fitted out in the traditional Provencal style – stone built – and is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine etc.

The kitchen and lounge are open-plan with the French windows leading from the lounge to the terrace area. The kitchen also overlooks the terrace.

All prices quoted are fully inclusive of all bed linen and towels including beach towels

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Deborah Davies
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a superb place to stay. The owners have been running the business for over 12 years, and they have thought of everything. The four poster bed was a real bonus as we had never slept in one before.

The pool was lovely, with views to Mont Ventoux. I would highly recommend this property to anyone, in fact we have booked again in another 3 months. Thank you both very much.
Sep 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a superb place to stay. The owners have been running the business for over 12 years, and they have thought of everything. The four poster bed was a real bonus as we had never slept in one before.

The pool was lovely, with views to Mont Ventoux. I would highly recommend this property to anyone, in fact we have booked again in another 3 months. Thank you both very much.
Sep 2015
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3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted. Quiet, peaceful, and without any neighbours.

The hosts are lovely, and have thought of everything. The Gite/Cottage has everything that you could wish for. I would personally call it a heaven - for people who just want to get away from it all.

If you want peace and tranquility, then this is the place to come.

Hannah & Andrew. London.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home, but with a twist. You don't have a vineyard in your back garden.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that we have stayed at this property, and we have already made plans to come back in October. We love the local village of Villes sur Auzon, it has everything you need. For a bigger shop, head into Mazan, it's only a short drive away, but the bakers in the village are second to none. Plus it's in walking distance.

Deborah is very thoughtful hostess, and makes a holiday with her an absolute pleasure, as nothing is too much trouble (we broke a glass, and she was around straight away with another, sorry Debs.). We missed Troy their Saint Bernard, he was a character.

Jane and Helen. (UK).

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was my pleasure as always.
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Glorious Ventoux retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with Deborah on many occasions and have ALWAYS had a very warm welcome from the whole family including TROY the dog. The property is always very tidy with all things you would need for a self catering holiday.

Pool is kept in very good order. This is the ideal place to go for Scenery - right under the Mt Ventoux. The nearest village is a stiff hill walk away (less than 5 mins by car) Explore the Terraventoux coop for wine and two very good restaurants in the village - best of all though this is the perfect retreat for a very quiet and enjoyable holiday, my wife and I certainly recommend this to anyone that will listen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Avignon at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villes-sur-Auzon at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Avignon at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avignon at 38 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Avignon (A7 junction 23) at 34 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Restaurant La Ferme Du Pezet at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont Ventoux at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cassis at 160 Kilometres Car: necessary

A charming gite in the heart of Provence in Mont Ventoux region.

Just 25 mins to Avignon and close to Carpentras lies resting in the foothills of Mont Ventoux you will find Villes sur Auzon – an idyllic place to stay at anytime of year.

We have over 10 hectares of vines for you to stroll through. Please help yourself to the grapes, cherries, damsons figs and quince – when in season.

The gîte is dominated by the Giant of Provence Mont Ventoux. It is truly an exhilarating experience to drive or cycle to the summit. The views from the top are spectacular – here you can relax and take in the ‘bowl of fresh air’ from the 2 restaurants and gift shops at the summit. The temperature drops about 10 degrees from the base to the summit so a coat is recommended.

There are markets every day around the area; you have to drive no further than 15 minutes to the largest market which is in Carpentras on a Friday. Bedoin which is a 5 minute drive is extremely popular as it is not as large as Carpentras. You can just smell, taste and just take in the ambiance of a fantastic typical Provencal Market with bands playing and street side cafes and bars. Further afield we have Sault, this is another market not to miss held on a Wednesday – truly breathtaking with the stimulating smell of Lavender everywhere and of course the gorgeous nougat.

If it’s the wine you like also then there are numerous places to visit, from the famous Chateauneuf de Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras where there are so many places to stop and have a degustation (taste) before you buy. The local wines are also very good: far cheaper and not so far to drive after your degustation.

Spring (March – May) is the time for cherries, strawberries and many other fruits – there are Fetes to celebrate all. A fantastic time to come with all the trees in blossom – the vines starting to show their grapes and the weather then is not too hot. Also the pool is open.

Summer (June – August) is when something is going on nearly every weekend from the Asparagus Fete, the Lavender Fete which is a must visit – the festival in Avignon which is celebrated over 4 weeks and the weather is fabulous.

In the Autumn (September – November) the weather is still warm and the pool is still open because we have a thermal cover. The Vendange starts (grape harvest) and people are out and about collecting mushrooms for the ‘Fete de Champignons’ (mushrooms) which is held in the Sault area. The leaves on the vines are changing colour and a visit to Mont Ventoux then is beautiful indeed.

In Winter (December – February) there are many fetes in preparation of Christmas. You can even go on a tour to find those elusive Truffles with a local man who lives just 5km away. He is always so pleased when someone finds a Truffle – which you get to keep.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings are taken on a Saturday to Saturday basis in the mid to high season, but we are flexible on the low season start days. The rental starts at 4pm and guests are asked to vacate by 10am at the end of their holiday. .

50% deposit at time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday. Payment through PayPal or Bank Transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Updated: 20-May-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Four poster bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...


  • No smoking inside the cottage but smoking is allowed in the garden.