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Stone Cottage With Terrace

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Vaison la Romaine, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Village House In Upper Medieval Village, 10' Walk To Town Centre

Perched on the upper, medieval part of this Provencal town with a rich heritage and a prestigious past, it is just a walk away from the lower part and lively center of Vaison-la-Romaine, a town set in the heart of lush, fertile countryside famous for its wine-making. The house, tastefully decorated in a style combining Provencal furniture with Mediterranean touches, is as welcoming in the summer as in the winter. On the ground floor, a spacious living-room with a convertible sofa, a fire-place, a dining-room seating 6 to 8 people. Adjoining, are a half bathroom, and a separate, fully-equipped kitchen opening onto a quaint balcony. On the second floor, two bedrooms. On the top floor, an attic room, with a futon, opens onto a roof terrace with a view on the upper part of the Medieval city and the Castle ruins. From the living-room a vaulted cellar with stone walls can be accessed, reminiscent of medieval times and especially arranged for tasting the renowned wines of the region.

Joan Olivar
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Joan Olivar

I live in Paris where I work. I discovered the Vaucluse over 30 years ago and was dreaming of having a house in the south. I finally purchased this cottage three years ago and have been spending weekends there and summer holidays. People are friendly and welcoming and the region has a wealth of interesting activities to offer both physical and cultural.

Joan Olivar purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Joan Olivar chose Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison la Romaine is set in a beautiful countryside. Both the town and the surrounding area offer a rich variety of landscapes, colours and Mediterranean aromas and a typically provençal mellow lifestyle.

It is close enough to Avignon to be accessible for extended weekends and far enough from the noisy crowds. It offers plenty of leisure and is a restful place to retire from bustling city life.

What makes this cottage unique

The stone cottage is in the Medieval part of the city on the hilltop, by a trickling fountain on the old market square. The property dates back to the XVth century, and was renovated by an architect two decades ago. It is full of charm with different levels and ambiance's in each room from the cellar to the attic and terrace overlooking the castle ruins and the old town rooftops. It is conveniently located, at walking distance from the center of the town, lively during the day and very quiet and peaceful at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Joan,

Thank you so much for having us to stay in your amazing house. It is so well equipped and very comfortable. We have had such a wonderful and happy holiday-- we really wanted for nothing.

Thank you also to Michelle, so accommodating and helpful.

We would love to come again next year.

The Fenn-Smith/O'Hara family -August 2012

We loved the house -- the design allows for lots of privacy for two couples. We also loved the terrace -- great for drinks and coffee.

We did lots of walking in the area -- found walks at Séguret & up behind the Château here. The climb along the Dentelles de Montmirail was a highlight. A drive to the neighbouring villages & Le Mont Ventoux was interesting and gave us a better perspective on the area as a whole.

Another highlight was the food!! Loved the local pastries etc, so different from home in Australia and enjoyed trying the wines. It is indeed a lovely area and being in the medieval town added lots to the fun!

Sue & Graham

Sept 2012
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vaison-la-Romaine in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and wc; en-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath and wc, washing machine and tumble drier second floor; En-suite bathroom in attic bedroom with shower and wc. Separate wc on ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds (join able into king-size double bed) Bedroom 3 in attic (with futon bed)
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • tennis
Outside: Balcony on kitchen level and terrace on top level Utility Room: Bathroom room 2 is equipped with washing machine and tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, changed once a week. Property is cleaned once a week. Additional cleaning service can be provided with extra charge. Other: Separate dining room seats 6 to 8


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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Marseilles International
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Place Monfort
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Orange, Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
La Fête en Provence
Nearest Beach
131 Kilometres
Saintes Marie de la Mer
Car: recommended


1h 1/2 drive from beaches: Saintes Marie de la Mer, Arles area, Camargue; Marseilles area; Montpellier area


Car recommended.

1 h 1/2 from Marseille airport; car rentals available.

45 min from Avignon TGV train station; car rentals available.


Nyons 15km (9.3 miles)

Carpentras 28km (17.4 miles)

Orange 30km (18.6 miles) TGV TRAIN STATION

Avignon 45km (28 miles) TGV TRAIN STATION

Nîmes 73 km (45.3 miles)

Arles i72.5 km (45.1 miles)

Aix-en-Provence 83.9 km (52.1 miles)

Camargue, Saintes Maries de la Mer 102km ( 63.4 miles) (beach)

Marseille 108km (67.1 miles) (beach) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Further Details:

Vaison-la-Romaine, a town set in the heart of lush, fertile countryside famous for its wine-making. In addition to fine Roman ruins, cobble-stoned streets and medieval churches, art galleries, shady spots under plane trees, cool fountains, Vaison-la-Romaine offers all the charm of a genuine Provençal town with its busy streets, welcoming café and restaurant terraces and, of course, its superb Tuesday morning market (from 8 am to 2 pm), teeming with the fragrances and colours of the South of France. Vaison’s provençal market is the largest in the “Provence des Papes” and A MUST, not to be missed!. It extends from the Roman Bridge to the far end of the Avenue Charles de Gaulle covering as well the entire Parking lots on the left of the Avenue. Make sure to be on foot the whole part of the town is closed to traffic all morning until past 2 pm.

On the famous Côtes du Rhône wine route with many nearby villages famous for their wine, Vaceyras, Rasteau, Séguret and of course Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

At the foot of the Mont Ventoux and a drive away from the Vallée du Toulourenc. UNESCO has recognised the specificity and the natural diversity of the life forms here and have ranked Mont Ventoux as a Biosphere Reserve. ?

Going for a bathe in the Vallée du Toulourenc will be a most welcome if you’re seeking some quiet and freshness on a hot summer day. You can walk several kilometres upstream and have a pick-nick on the shore while enjoying the coolness and the beauty of nature.

In addition to Vaison's own danse and song festivals, throughout July and August the region offers a treasure of worldwide celebrated festivals such as the long-established theatre Festival d'Avignon, the Chorégies d'Orange (opera) the Festival d'Aix (opera) and the Roque d'Antheron festival (piano), featuring top international performers and productions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70.19

Booking Notes:
Cleaning fee included.
Price varies according to season, it is established, for 4-5 people. Tourist tax 0.50€ is per night, per person. The price includes: linen (beds are made on arrival) cleaning and utilities consumption.
Contractual booking deposit:-50% rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.