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Large Provencal Villa Set in Beautiful Garden with Heated Pool

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Last updated: 03/10/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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Avignon villa description

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


              • 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
              • 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


                      • Dining Area


                      • Broadband Access
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace


                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool


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                          Nov 1 - Mar 10, 2015
                          7 night min stay

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                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

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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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                          • 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

                          • 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

                          VRBO #49701

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                          This listing was first published here in 2004.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                          £1,050 - £2,520 per week (GBP)

                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2004
                          Speaks: english, french, danish
                          • Calendar last updated: 03/10/2014
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