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Stunning 600m2 converted Monastery in a peaceful hamlet, family-friendly

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Fifteen minutes from Avignon

This stunningly restored Monastery dates back to 1504. It features a baronial 90m2 dining room and with 5 beautifully furnished double bedrooms, it can accomodate up 10 people, 12 max. A formally planted courtyard leads through to the large secured pool with pool house, bar and shower. There is an outdoor patio area for barbecues. 50 minutes from Marseille airport, 15 minutes from Avignon and close to all the best places : St Remy de Provence, Gordes, Ile-sur-la-Sorgue etç

Claudia Bear Patchett
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Claudia Bear Patchett

Claudia and Nick are English and have been living in France for over twenty years. We used to live in Paris.

Claudia Bear Patchett purchased this villa in 2013

Why Claudia Bear Patchett chose Althen-des-Paluds

We love the area and this is quite a remarkable unusual find.

What makes this villa unique

This is an exceptional spacious property in Provence, with a vast 90M main banquet hall and fireplace, there is quite simply nowhere like the Monastery in the area - it is perfect for celebrating family events like Christmas, Birthdays etc; and ideal for a honeymoon getaway. Loads to do, wine-tasting, cycling up the Mont Ventoux, antiquing or enjoying the pool with kids.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Althen-des-Paluds in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower in pool house - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (12 max) comprising of 5 very large bedrooms with high ceilings and views of interior courtyard and 4 double beds and one room with twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Utility Room: All amenities Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property spotless on arrival and cleaned after your departure, unless otherwise requested


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Stunning 600m2 converted Monastery in a peaceful hamlet, family-friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Amazing property with great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our family in this wonderful converted monastery. This property has lots of space both inside and out. We particularly enjoyed the covered area outside where we could eat each day as it provided some shade from the sun, and also the amazing pool that had plenty of sitting areas. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved exploring the well kept garden and the little caravan. The inside of the property is very spacious with lots of space to relax in. Claudia the owner lives nearby and was very helpful, giving us advice on places to visit and sorting out any little problems. I would recommend this property to a large group who are looking for a peaceful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly a pleasure to welcome the Kay family. We felt they genuinely enjoyed their stay. Plus they left the Monastery impeccable on departure. Nick and I hope very much to welcome them back again one day.
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Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Entraigues sur la Sorgue
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Le Hôtel du Parc in Entraigues sur la Sorgue


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Althen-des-Paluds, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June July August Sept
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,316.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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