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Provence

Arguably one of the most recognised and most irresistible regions in France, Provence has a wonderful and diverse range of the most beautiful landscapes; from Mediterranean coastline and delta plains to deep gorges, gentle rolling countryside and the snow-capped mountains of the Alps. A host of rich cultural experiences and fascinating ancient places also await you here and if you’re looking for self-catering accommodation in Provence we have a wide and extensive collection of villas in Provence for you to choose from.

The area became the first Roman province beyond the Alps and despite being part of France for more than 500 years, the region retains a distinct linguistic and cultural identity.

Inland Provence still remains a natural and unspoilt place where visitors retreat to for the laid-back lifestyle. Famous for its pretty towns and villages, brilliant sunshine, wine, food, and colourful countryside, the region is perfect for walking and cycling and delightful tours by car along the relatively quiet country roads.

Mercantour National Park to the east has numerous walking trails, and the exceptional Gorges du Verdon, with its beautiful turquoise waters, is great for hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. Fishing, kayaking and rowing are available on the beautiful Lac de Saint Cassien, located just outside Montauroux. The Camargue just to the west is one of the largest wetlands and river deltas in Europe, great for birdwatching.

Stretching along the Rhone Valley places of interest include Avignon, Capital of the Catholic Church during medieval times; see the medieval walls that encircle the old city centre by the Rhone river. The small town of Orange has a spectacular Roman theatre which dominates the medieval town centre and is thought to be the world’s best preserved Roman theatre, and finally Arles which is one of France’s oldest and most lovely cities and the place where van Gough spent much of his young life painting.

It would be remiss not to mention Aix-en-Provence, packed with cafes, shops and restaurants, a pretty square with fountain and a backdrop of medieval architecture. Every week the town centre hosts some the best markets in Provence. In fact most villages and towns have a weekly market were you can purchase local produce, including olives, sausage, cheeses and breads.

On the coast Marseille, France’s second largest city, is a bustling vibrant port city that keeps a balance between the modern and the traditional. It’s alive with multicultural diversity and has characteristic steeply sloping streets, ochre coloured buildings and plenty of artisan shops.

For a wonderful selection of self catering accommodation in this most beautiful region see our cottages in Provence.
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  • Les Oliviers

    Villedieu, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84218

    The impressive panoramic views from this bright holiday cottage over the peaceful plains to the Dentelles-de-Montmirail hills, all overlooked by the majestic Mont Ventoux, would be hard to fault. Adjoining, but not overlooked by the discreet owner’s property, this property has its own shady dining terrace, beneath the mature olive trees, with colourfully-cushioned, forged-iron day beds. The well-maintained garden edges the pool with its south-facing terraces. It’s a short walk to the village centre with fresh bread, groceries, cafés and restaurants. Visit the local wine routes with some of France’s biggest names grown here, historic Avignon, the Pont-du-Gard and the Lubéron, all around an hour away.

    Entrance from garden into living/dining room with corner kitchen, double bed and French windows to balcony. Shower room/WC

    • Shared grounds
    • Enclosed garden
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Flatscreen satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 6km NW of Vaison-la-Romaine (castle, summer festivals, shop), 38km N of Carpentras (museum, flower market).

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  • La Bastide

    Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84177

    This ’maison de gardien’ is a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a pretty riverside village famous for its fountain. It shares a walled courtyard and garden with the caretaker, and has a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. There is also an interesting, small spring fed pool in the pretty dining room. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, it is equipped to a very good standard. The popular market town of Cavaillon is 15km away and a twenty minute drive through fine wine country brings you to Carpentras.

    Electric gates into courtyard and garden. Well-equipped dining kitchen. Dining room with small spring fed pool and patio doors out to the garden. Open-sided stairs from kitchen to landing area leading to living room/bedroom with double bed and comfortable seating. Shower room/WC

    • Pebbled courtyard and garden
    • Small private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.2m)
    • Small pool, fed by spring
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Parking for one car
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 5km E of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (riverside driving, famous antique market, canoeing), 10km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village in honey coloured stone), 20km W of Roussillon (famed for its ochre coloured rocks and pigment museum), 20km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, River Rhône, summer festival).

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  • Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues

    Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues

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    Ref: FPA200

    Nestled at the foot of the Provençal mountain range Montagne-de-Lure, the village of Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues enjoys a privileged location in a beautiful environment, with fresh mountain air. This holiday complex on the outskirts of the village, is not far from shops, and consists of a small number of holiday properties surrounded by greenery. The complex includes a first floor studio (FPA200), and ground floor studio (FPA201) and a three-room apartment (FPA203). The accommodation provides the following facilities - a heated shared outdoor swimming pool (not heated in July and August) and has a removable roof, crazy golf on a well-lit course, tennis, bowling, football, and beach volleyball. In addition, internet access, a launderette and TV are available at cost. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Internet connection, microwave, balcony, on street parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Saint-Cannat

    Saint-Cannat

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    Ref: FPB189

    Situated in Saint-Cannat, a pretty village between Aix-en-Provence, 17km, and Salon-de-Provence, 19km, this lovely holiday apartment has a private garden. You will be close to the zoo in La Barben, markets, swimming and lovely walks in the Provence countryside. The Luberon, Alpilles, creeks of Cassis, the gorgeous Verdon Gorge, the emerald waters of Lake St. Croix, Sainte-Victoire mountain, Les Baux-de-Provence and Avignon are all within easy reach. Shop 1km, restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. Separate toilet. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet).

    Electric heating. Satellite TV. DVD player. Wi-fi. Shared washing machine. Shared tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps and water feature in garden.

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  • La Cachette

    Bonnieux, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84159

    La Cachette is a charming apartment in an old town house in the heart of this beautiful village. The large panoramic roof terrace has one of the most famous views of this area, overlooking terracotta rooftops, the church tower and the Luberon Valley. The apartment has a chic, uncluttered style with a modern corner kitchen and a living/dining room with sliding patio doors which open onto the furnished terrace. Shop for warm bread and croissants for breakfasts, stroll out to bars and restaurants or take the car and explore some of the beautiful Luberon villages right on your doorstep.

    Shared, street-level entrance. Two flights of stairs to second floor apartment. Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area, patio doors to roof terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with short bath

    • Roof terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • Street parking.

    Location: In the Luberon National Park, (vineyards, forests, ruined castles, Roman remains), 12km SW of Apt (Saturday market), 28km NE of Aix-en-Provence, 35km E of Avignon.

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  • Rognonas

    Rognonas

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    Ref: FPB228

    Located on the outskirts of Avignon, this property, with its own private terrace, is ideal for a great holiday under the Provençal sun. The owners coveniently live close by. Apart from the centre of Rognonas, which can be reached on foot, you should also visit Avignon and Nîmes. A trip to the Camargue, with its magnificent natural landscapes and beautiful beaches is a must. Many opportunities for hiking await, while golf enthusiasts have access to a golf course within 20 minutes. Shop 200m, restaurant 400m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom.

    Washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Low ceilings in some rooms.

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  • Utopia

    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84314

    In an idyllic position on the leafy banks of the River Sorgue with only the sound of the birds, the cigalles and the rippling water, it is hard to believe the shops, cafés and restaurants of the town centre are only a short walk away. All the rooms of this small semi-detached villa open onto the lawned gardens with a sunny pool and poolhouse, which are shared with the discreet owners as well as one other holiday property at the end of the garden (F84236). It has its own private dining terrace overlooking the river where you can watch the jade dragonflies, ducks and trout drift by from the comfort of the hammock slung between the trees. The town is criss-crossed by the clear river, and renowned for its antiques shops and lively market. The property is well placed for discovering this interesting area of Provence. There is a golf course 3km away.

    Living/dining room with corner kitchen and French doors to private terrace. Queen-size bedroom with patio doors to garden. Shower room. Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout

    • Large shared garden
    • Riverside terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.45m) with Roman steps
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children, river close by.

    Location: 17km E of Gordes (famous hilltop village with stunning views over Luberon Regional Park), 23km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, historic city, famous bridge, lively summer festival), 28km NE of St. Remy-de-Provence (Roman antiques, museum, shops, restaurants), 63km N of Aix-en-Provence, 80km from beaches.

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  • Avignon

    Avignon

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    Ref: W14186

    This delightful ground floor holiday apartment is peacefully located, yet only 400m from the fortified historical centre of Avignon. Its swimming pool (32m²) is shared with only the discreet owners. Avignon, stretching in all its beauty along the banks of the River Rhone, with its famous July arts festival is a superb base for discovering some of the jewels Provence is famous for. Discover and explore Nîmes, Uzès, the Pont du Gard, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, the Luberon Mountain Range, Lourmarin, Marseille, La Camargue or some of the lovely resorts along the Mediterranean coastline. Shop 400m, café/bar and restaurant 100m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom (separated from lounge by panel screen only).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

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    Ref: FPV253

    Located in a beautiful town, this well-furnished, semi-detached holiday cottage is a perfect retreat for couples wanting to get away from it all and relax in a quiet setting. The large town of Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue is placed in the south east of France, giving way to lots of summer sun and close by for trips to the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. Take a walk and explore what this pretty town has to offer, from culture and a typical market to old buildings, rich in history, giving visitors a link to the past. Further afield is the city of Avignon, the main city of Vaucluse, which is filled with many tourist sites such as the Place du Palais, Le Pont Saint-Bénezet or its many museums. Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Glandage

    Glandage

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    Ref: FPD155

    This huge, semi-detached property is on the heights of a village in the pretty region of the ’Drôme des Collines’, in the Vercors Regional Park, popular for its hiking trails and mountain bike trails. It is simple yet functional, and a retired couple live at the other end of the house. Enjoy a truly peaceful holiday, and admire the panoramic views from the raised wooden terrace. Another small covered terrace is equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue. Situated in the Baronnies, visit the admirable ’Aiguilles-de-Borne’, the sites of the Saut-de-la-Drôme, the Rio Sourd (ideal for canyoning), the Jocou Mountain and the Gorges du Gats. The lovely botanic village of Châtillon-en-Diois is 13km away. You will also discover Die, 17km, famous for its Clairette and other products such as picodons cheese, nuts or honey. Shop and restaurant 13km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. NB: Ramp to entrance.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, grounds, 2 terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Sarrians

    Sarrians

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    Ref: FPV412

    This air-conditioned holiday apartment is 3km from Sarrians, a small town located between Carpentras (7km) and Orange (15km) and 5km from the historic city of Avignon. Sarrians is located in the vineyards of Vaucluse and Drome and is a beautiful area for walking and cycling. The River Ouvèze, where you can swim, is 6km. This holiday home is in a quiet location where on clear days you can see the Mont Ventoux from the terrace and shared outdoor swimming pool (open Jun-Sep). Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating. CD player. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Terrace. Outdoor furniture. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to shower. Steps from terrace to grounds.

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  • Les Farinettes

    Ménerbes, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84239

    Situated just beneath the fascinating medieval village of Ménerbes (but with quick, direct access to the village centre), Les Farinettes offers bright, comfortable holiday accommodation in a tastefully renovated barn. Access to the property via steps up from the pavement take you directly to your private sun terrace and patio. From here and from within ‘Les Farinettes’ you can enjoy stunning views over the Luberon Hills. Ménerbes is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nearby are the beautiful villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux, and Gordes. This property is an ideal spot to relax in whilst still enjoying all that Provence has to offer.

    Ground floor: Steps to entrance. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor, patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden with drops
    • Three private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 3m, depth 1.6m), Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Garage and separate parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 200m from restaurants, grocers, bakery and bar, 15km E of Cavaillon (Roman remains, theatre, restaurants), 20km W of Apt (all facilities, Saturday market, pedestrianised old quarter), 30km E of Avignon (summer festival, Papal Palace).

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