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House With Private Pool, Surrounded By Vineyards, 5 Minutes To Village

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Cairanne, Vaison la Romaine, Provence Alpes, France - Close to Avignon And All The Treasures Of Provence

This secluded, three double bedroom, 18th century house has enclosed, very private, walled gardens and pool. Surrounded by vineyards it lies about 1 km from the village of Cairanne. The beautiful Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine with its famous market is a 15 minute drive away. Other famous Provencal towns, such as Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and the seaside, are easily reachable.The garden is well equipped for outdoor living with an 8x4 pool, outdoor shower, sun beds, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture. Surrounded by beautiful mature trees, it has sun right through the day - well into late afternoon and early evening. You can be in good sun or good shade, depending on individual taste. The interior is well-equipped, simple and stylish. Cooks will love the kitchen which is exceptionally well-equipped. This property is an ideal combination of great location, usable outdoor space and comfortable interior. It has a wood burning stove, good central heating and double glazing - ideal for a cosy off-season holiday/wine-tasting break. Check out our 5 star reviews!

More Details

Owner
Mike Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

About Mike Williams

Mike and Mark.We are both British, but we have lived in Amsterdam for the past 20 years. Mike has recently retired. Prior to that, most of his career was spent in the British higher education system. Mark has had a long career in fashion retail. Prior to moving to Amsterdam we lived in northern England. We have both travelled extensively in Europe, North America and Asia as part of our professional lives as well as for holidays.

Mike Williams purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Mike Williams chose Haut-Vaucluse

Over the last few years we have holidayed in Provence quite frequently and grown to love the region for all the obvious reasons: Climate. Countryside. Food and Wine. Outdoor Activities. Historic Towns and Villages. In the long term we may well live permanently in this house. For the time being, we are sharing our time between Amsterdam and Provence and we are pleased to rent the house out when we are not there.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this property at first sight. It seemed to tick all the boxes for us. The character/location of the house is typically rural but that is combined with an interior which meets our tastes in terms of good design. A fussy "Provence country cottage" look would not be to our taste. Le Mas du Bourellier is light, airy and stylish with a high level of attention to detail. The village of Cairanne is really close and has everything you need on a daily basis. Only 5 minutes away there is a fuller range of shops. We love the wide range of local markets. There is one every Saturday in St. Cecile and most days of the week have a market somewhere if you are willing to travel a bit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This lovely house exudes charm by the bucketful. Nestling in the heart of typical Provence countryside, it's one of those rare gems you stumble across and feel immediately at home. Private, secluded and very well equipped: swimming pool, internet, iPod dock, and a fantastic choice of TV channels. We mostly spent our days in and out of the swimming pool, reading, listening to music and cooking with ingredients from nearby markets. But we also explored the villages up in the mountains and surrounding areas and we had a great private wine tasting with the Berthet Rayne brothers our next door neighbours. A truly exceptional rental. Paradise found." Pip and Annika.



"Totally lived up to (and even exceeded) the description on the web site. This oasis of peace was an absolute delight. Just finished making some 'confiture des figues' with the beautiful ripe figs on your tree as I couldn't bear to see them unused - have left you a jar in the store cupboard." Bridget.
Jun 2011
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Location

Coast/Beach:

This is not a coastal area. The nearest (sea) beaches are a couple of hours drive away. There are a number of popular 'river beaches' much closer by and they are popular sunbathing spots.

Travel:

Car essential

Orange and Avignon have regular TGV train services. On Saturdays in summer there is a direct fast train from St. Pancras to Avignon

The nearest airports are Avignon, Nimes (both less then an hour from the house) and Marseille (a bit more than an hour).

Carriers

BA

Heathrow - Marseille

FLYBE

Birmingham - Avignon

Southampton - Avignon

Easyjet

Gatwick - Marseille

Ryanair

Liverpool - Nimes

Luton - Nimes

Stanstead - Marseille

Distances:

Cairanne 3km.St. Cecile les Vignes 5km. Orange 15km. Vaison la Romaine 15km. Chateauneuf du Pape 27km. Avignon 50km. Nimes 70km. Aix en Provence 112km. Marseille 135km.

Further Details:

Cairanne has a good general store, baker, newsagent, bar-tabac and a good little restaurant.

Only 4 km more to St. Cecile Les Vignes - 2 supermarkets, pharmacy, a wider range of shops and the nearest bank and cash machine. Good market every Saturday Morning.

15km to Vaison la Romaine: Steeped in history, Roman remains including a theatre. One of the biggest and best-known markets in the area on Tuesday mornings. Big supermarkets just outside town, DIY places, garden centres etc. Lots of cultural activity in Vaison, including a dance festival in July.

Avignon is the place for more culture and history. Lovely architecture, Palace of the Popes, theatre festival in July, the famous bridge (and an IKEA!)

The life of the countryside here is actually surprisingly lively. Pretty much every village has a 'Fete du Vin' and some of them have Fetes of quite a lot of other things as well. There is always a garage sale somewhere if you fancy some French tat for a change instead of the home-grown stuff - and just occasionally a gem.

There is lots of musical entertainment - for example locally a series of concerts ''Jazz dans les Vignes'. If you need something more spectacular, there are performances of big name operas (stuff like AIDA) in the Roman amphitheater in Orange. Tickets cost (are you sitting down?) from €50 to €150 - bring your own cushion and an umbrella in case it rains.

Of course this is wine country so Caves for tasting and buying wine are everywhere. Cairanne itself is one of the "Cotes-du-Rhone Village" villages, which means that the wine is recognised as being a cut above your regular "Cotes-du-Rhones" (But it is not so good as Chateauneuf-du-Papes). The area is also full of restaurants of course. A three course menu costs anything between €15 and €150, depending on whether it is lunch or dinner and how posh the place is. Around € 30 average.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cairanne in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom on ground floor with beautiful roll-top bath and separate shower. Separate toilet next to bathroom. En-suite toilet in bedroom 1. Solar-heated outdoor shower at side of pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms on first floor. Bedroom 1 with double bed, built-in wardrobe and en-suite toilet. Bedroom 2 with double bed and wardrobe. Bedroom 3 with double bed, single bed and wardrobe. Accessed by own private staircase.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: TV is by Freeview satellite. This means you can get all UK stations. Perhaps more important, the system also receives all BBC radio stations, including Radio 4. (We realise that some of our guests, just like us, cannot live a day without this lifeline - even when on holiday.) An iPod dock is provided so you can play your own music (or words). There is also a good quality DVD/Blue-ray player. So there is a great selection of in-house entertainment in the unlikely event of your not wanting to go outdoors. Outside: The private swimming pool is 8x4m. It is directly adjacent to the french windows at the back of the house and surrounded by a paved area. There are 6 sun beds and a solar- heated outdoor shower. The garden is completely enclosed by walls and hedges and very secluded. It is full of mature vegetation. There is a pergola at the back which is covered by vines - very necessary in the hottest months. There is outdoor dining furniture for 6 people and a sturdy barbecue. From the rear of the house (by the pool) there is a splendid view of Les Dentelles de Montmirail - our local mountains. They look great all the time but sometimes at sunset they are breathtaking. Utility Room: Separate utility room contains central heating boiler and a top-loading washing machine. Iron and ironing-board. Indoor and outdoor drying facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is fully stocked with bed linen, indoor towels and pool towels. It is thoroughly cleaned at the beginning and end of each letting period. There are local caretakers. Extra cleaning (and support) services can be arranged for an extra charge.

Reviews

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House With Private Pool, Surrounded By Vineyards, 5 Minutes To Village
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews
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A beautiful house in wine country

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a fantastic week long holiday and can't say enough about the property and area. Vineyards surround the house and it is a lovely and peaceufl area.

We were a party of four adults and a two year old toddler and the property was perfect for our needs. The ground floor and walled gardens of the house made for a great area of exploration for our daughter. For her safety, it helped that the pool area was raised as it gave us a little extra time to keep her away from the water!

Aside from wine, there was plenty to do in the area. We saw sights in Avignon and Orange and went to a few local markets as well.

The owners were very responsive and helpful both before and during our stay. The house has pretty much everything you could need and is extremely well kept.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and you thought the house was good for a young child. As well as the pool area being raised, there is also a pool alarm which emits a very loud noise if a child (or pet) were to fall in by accident.
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 weeks and wish we had stayed a month! This is a well cared for villa, fully equipped for a family holiday. It is extremely quiet being away from the local village, but near enough for a morning visit to the bakers for breakfast. Right in the middle of the wine area, it is ideal for a visit to Gigondas (our favourite) as well as Sablet and Beaumes de Venise.

We can thoroughly recommend a vacation here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Lovely House in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Arrived home last week after a very relaxing holiday in a lovely property perfectly situated amongst endless vineyards.

We travelled down to Cairanne by car from Calais and then picked up our daughter, grandaughter and her friend from Avignon Airport. The holiday was thoroughly enjoyed by us all and no one wanted to leave.

The house has everything you could wish for and so very well cared for.

Mike was a great help and very responsive to our needs. It's a holiday none us of will forget and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a week in Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful retreat amongst the vineyards

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained, well equipped, it also features a larger - than - average pool and is superbly located for sampling the local wines and produce. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfection in Provence......a home from home

  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say that Mike and Mark have done an amazing job with this place. From the moment you walk through the door, it feels like a home - not just somewhere you're staying a couple of weeks. Everything you could possibly want or need is to hand in the house......

The location in the vineyards is magical and the pool fantastic for the kids to splash around in. Although too far to visit the coast, you won't be short of things to see and do - Avignon, Aix en Provence, Orange, Mont Ventoux. We had an amazing time exploring.

For the wine connoisseur - you really can't get better. For the keen cyclist.....Mont Ventoux is a Mecca.....For the explorer.....there are chateaus and roman sites a plenty. For those who just like to put their feet up.....you can do that too, lounging by the pool or under the shady arbour.

All in all - c'est parfait.....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday in provence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a week with our 2 girls (7 and 9 years). The weather was very warm, 35 degrees most days so we were thankful of the breeze! The house was well equipped with all the mod cons you'd expect. The outside area and pool were a real treat. There was areas of much needed shade and stunning views.

The owner was very helpful and we would return given the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you and the girls enjoyed the house. Of course you will be very welcome to return next year if you want.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cairanne, 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
 
Winter 2017/ 2018
14 Oct 2017 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,513
for 7 nights
£1,513
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,137
for 7 nights
£2,137
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,513
for 7 nights
£1,513
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445.11

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday. Depart by 10am. Arrive between 15.00 and 16.00 if possible. Any other timings by special agreement with the owners.

Please contact the owner to discuss special prices if you are interested in a longer rental period in the low season.

Please note that the pool is not open in the low season from October till April

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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