Large Provencal Villa Set in Beautiful Garden with Heated Pool

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View of the garden and pool from the upstairs balcony terrace


Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

This beautifully renovated, unique Provencal villa, is situated amongst peaceful countryside in the valley of the River Sorgues.

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Set independently within its own large garden, it provides ample, comfortable accommodation for 10 people. The local town of Le Thor has all the ambiance of a typical local french town, with a morning market for fresh produce, bakeries, cafes, and for convenience, a large supermarket. There are also many Caves Degustation for wine tasting and buying exceptional local produce.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue, with its colorful antiques markets and outdoor restaurants and cafes, is only 10 minutes away. The meandering River Sorgues provides the opportunity to fish, canoe and enjoy the local walks. In the centre of town is the impressive Romanesque church Notre-Dame du Lac, and just outside on a hill amidst oak forests, are ancient tower ruins, perfect to get a view of the surrounding mountains, including Mt Ventoux, the Dentelles, the Luberon and the Alpilles, all within a half hour drive.

Unique in its design, one of The Apple Orchard's greatest assets is space. A central sweeping staircase takes you up into a huge, impressive open-plan living area, with high beamed ceilings, a large central fireplace, all set against beautiful limestone floors.

All doors and windows orientate out towards the garden with the balcony terrace stretching out as an extension of the lounge, furnished with a large table, chairs and comfy cushions. Perfect for all outdoor dining with floodlights to create the perfect evening ambiance.

A stylish, fully equipped kitchen, with granite work surfaces and bar with stools, also has a door giving direct access to the outdoor terrace. There is an indoor dining table and chairs set aside from the main lounge area which is furnished with comfy sofas, coffee tables, satellite TV and a library of useful guidebooks and information.

Upstairs there are three large double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom with water closet, walk-in power shower, luxurious Victorian bath; the other bedrooms consist of two twin beds and one double, both sharing an en-suite bathroom between them. Downstairs are a further two double bedrooms, both with beautiful french doors leading directly out to the garden terrace, sharing a modern bathroom with water closet and limestone power shower.

Hiring bikes and bicycle tours - If you are looking for some sporting activity to fit into your existing holiday, we can offer one day road or mountain bike tours. Bring your own bikes or we can facilitate renting them for you.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The pool is completely enclosed behind a fence and the entire property is fenced to provide maximum security. There is an ornate child gate at the top of the stairs. We can provide travel cots and high chairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    In the countryside, surrounded by orchards and sun flower fields. Totally private and quiet but only 2 minutes into the local village of Le Thor...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,000 £2,000
Low-Mid Season
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,250 £2,000
Mid Season
May 1 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Mid-High Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
7 night min stay

High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Mid-High Season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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Local vineyards for tasting and tours, explore the extraordinary cave system just outside Le Thor, endless miles of good cycling with access to the Luberon through Cavaillon, only 20 minutes away! The fabulous antigues markets of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgues only 10 minutes away, with quality local restaurants to match your curiosity for finding that idyllic setting with perfect food. France at its best!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Peter and Audrey Jakobsen bought The Apple Orchard in 2002 and established their property letting enterprise 'Provence Seasons' in 2003. They have been renovating this incredible villa for more than 10 years, which has been a labor of love incorporated into a lifestyle of living and working in France and raising their two boys, Troy and Ryan.

Why the Owner Chose Avignon:
The Apple Orchard is ideally located in the heart of Provence, close to a local village with all its authentic amenities but also close to Avignon itself for convenience, with travel connections, the TGV Station, along with all the buzz of a bustling french city.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
There is a HEATED, larger than average size pool (10m x 6.5m) fully fenced in. A large lawned garden, fully enclosed. A balcony terrace with dining table overlooking garden and pool. There is enormous space. The villa incorporates 3 separate living areas so it is ideal for families, grandparents or perhaps friends sharing where that extra bit of privacy is a welcome benefit. The Apartment now affords a completely separate living area, with independent fully fitted kitchen, 2 additional bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. Also ideal for caterers or as a separate living area for a nanny.

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Speaks: english, french, danish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the garden and pool from the upstairs balcony terrace

    View of the garden and pool from the upstairs balcony terrace

  • Outside dining terrace

    Outside dining terrace

  • View of the house from the garden

    View of the house from the garden

  • Large open plan lounge, indoor dining area and kitchen

    Large open plan lounge, indoor dining area and kitchen

  • HEATED pool (10m x 6.5m)

    HEATED pool (10m x 6.5m)

  • Lavender and olive trees in the gardn

    Lavender and olive trees in the gardn

  • Upstairs dining terrace

    Upstairs dining terrace

  • The open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area at The Apple Orchard

    The open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area at The Apple Orchard

  • Kitchen with door out to terrace

    Kitchen with door out to terrace

  • Indoor dining area

    Indoor dining area

  • Upstairs ensuite bathroom

    Upstairs ensuite bathroom

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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