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Exceptional Designer Villa,Incredible Views, Outstanding Wines

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our house,high on the hill of the Vieux Village of Cairanne, is ideally located for wine lovers, hikers,cyclists, foodies, historians and anyone needing a relaxing break. It is a fascinating living space contrasting ancient columns with state-of-the-art technology.

We are a 5 minute stroll down the hill to the 'new' Cairanne, where you will find the bakery/Patisserie, Cafe de la Place, newsagent, post office, physiotherapist, , a well provisioned general store (La Petite Jeannette), with friendly owners Guida and Robert. Especially appealing are the two restaurants 'Le Tourne au Verre' and 'Coteaux et Fourchette'. There is a newly renovated wine co-operative(excellent wines available), and Cave Belvedere, representing most of the independent vignerons of Cairanne.

Close to both Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine and 30 minutes from Avignon, it provides easy access to the wonderful wines of Gigondas, Rasteau,Vacqueryas, and Chateauneuf du Pape as well as explorations to Arles,Aix-en-Provence,St. Remy de Provence,Les Baux,Isle-sur-la-Sorgue,Mont Ventoux and many more sights. You can enjoy the many walking trails available and explorations of Roman and Medieval monuments.

The fully renovated designer home provides 3 bedrooms, each with full ensuite bathrooms, plus a 2- piece bath on the main level. Each bathroom is tiled with Italian Travertine marble tile, contain large Italian showers and the main floor bath has a sunken tub and double sinks and sit-down make-up area.

One bedroom contains a queen bed, one with two twin beds, and the third bedroom/den/TV room has a queen-size convertible. Two bedrooms are on the second level and one bedroom on the main level.The 2 upper bedrooms have air conditioning.

The large,state-of-the-art kitchen contains a five burner gas cooktop,electric, convection oven, microwave/convection oven, full refrigerator,under the counter freezer, pull-up food processor, Large pantry for storage,Smeg dishwasher, kitchen island of polished concrete with breakfast bar and prep sink. A wide variety of unique cooking utensils and high quality cookware.

Living room and dining room are open to the kitchen. The living room provides comfortable love seats and chairs, seating for 6. The dining table provides comfortable seating for 6 and can extend to accommodate 8. The classic french fireplace in the living room has a wood burning high efficiency insert.

The den/TV room is on the main level. There is a 40'LED TV mounted on the wall, with a CD player, home cinema,DVD player and a large collection of DVD's and CD's. This room can be used as a bedroom, with a queen-size convertible, walk-in closet, large, luxurious bathroom, large french doors which open to a small garden and terrace,and this suite can be made totally private from the salon with the lockable,french doors.

The main level of the house opens to the private, walled courtyard where you can spend many warm evenings enjoying wonderful Provencal cuisine, fabulous Cairanne wines, and the company of your friends and family. There is a gas barbeque available for those delicious steaks purchased at any local market.

Keywords: Detached house, historical hilltop wine village, ancient columns contrasted with state-of-the-art technology, refined, luxurious living.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About The Owner

Peter & Margaret Pigeon are Canadians who are retired teachers from Ontario. We purchased our first property in France in 1990, in the Gard in Cavillargues. We purchased this property, in Cairanne , in 2005 and have been renovating for the last 5 years. We have been living in France, full time, for the last 7 1/2 years. Peter does all the designing and renovating himself.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Cairanne

The Vaucluse is a very lush, well kept, refined area, with spectacular views, fabulous wines, and many cultural events and historical features.

Cairanne is a small, friendly village, providing many amenities and a very special living environment.

What makes this house unique

We love the area, the people, and have become acquainted with many of the locals and are highly involved in the life and community here.


Cairanne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms are tiled with Travertine marble tiles. The 3 main ensuite bathrooms each have a large, walk-in Italian shower,either 1 or 2 sinks,toilet, and lower bathroom has a sunken tub and sit-down make-up area.The fourth bathroom is a two-piece on the main level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 160 cm wide. All linens provided, Twin or Single Beds (1) 90 cm wide. All linens provided., Sleep Sofa (1) Pull out to a queen size bed, 160 cm wide. All linens provided. The 2 upper bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

a lovely home from home in a fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

This property is part of the "Vielle village" of Cairanne located on a hilltop with terrific views across the local area to the south and west. The area is "wine central" with many domains both in the village and very close by. The property has everything you could wish for (other than a pool which we were not bothered about) and is spacious and easy to live in. There is a modern stylish kitchen and all bedrooms have en suite facilities and fans. It will comfortably accommodate 6 people. 20 mins from the A7 autoroute du soleil and less than an hour to Avignon. Mont Ventoux can be reached in 30 mins or so and Vaison La Romaine with its great buzz and great restaurants is 15 mins away. We spent a lovely two weeks chilling out here and sorting out some of the local wine. Make sure you do the market at Vaison on Tuesdays. You will love this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dundas, Ontario

Incredible home, everything you would want is right here

  • 5 of 5

Went to Provence in September 2014 and rented this lovely home. It was everything and more than the description and pictures had shown. The hosts were very accommodating with information of the areas activates and amenities. Highly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in picturesque community

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Provence was especially memorable as a result of this wonderful home we had the privilege to stay at. As two couples that love to cook we were so pleased to have such a well equipped kitchen available to us. Thanks to the detailed information prepared by the owners we were able to search out many of the local markets and wineries that were recommended as "must do's". The house had several outdoor seating areas that were great spots for dining, cocktail hour or just relaxing in the sunshine. We especially enjoyed the relaxed pace of Cairanne and region during late May. We loved our time here and look forward to a return visit. Thank you Margaret & Peter for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We found this house to be perfect for our stay in Provence. The house is very nice and the views are outstanding. The Pigeons were so helpful with all the information that they supplied about the house and the area. The house is beautiful and so comfortable There are great restaurants within an easy drive and the local wine is outstanding. We were two couples and it fit our needs completely. We look forward to returning there in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a two week vacation in Cairanne with our daughter. We loved everything about Margaret and Peter Pigeon's home and its central location to wineries, restaurants and sightseeing. We went to the Luberon, the beach at the Mediterranean and visited many local villages and markets.

The Pigeon's supplied us with so much useful information before we arrived allowing us to plan our trip in advance. They were very responsive from our first contact with them to our final good bye.

It was hard to say au revoir to the lavender, sunflowers and glorious food and wine, but we hope to return to the most magnificent part of France.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This spot will be hard to beat.

  • 5 of 5

The villa looks like a house from an architectural magazine and the setting is ideal. It more than lived up to our expectations. Photos cannot capture the beauty of the sunsets. The villa was well appointed and had everything we needed and more. Cairanne and the older village is very quiet and private. We found a local flying club about 30 minutes away and arranged for a flight with a very personable, experienced pilot who spoke english. I recommend this activity if you enjoy small planes. WIthout question I would not hesitate to recommend this property especially for the history, wines and scenery. We made good use of the suggestions left by the owner regarding shopping and places to see.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Our house
Nearest Point of Interest
Tourne au Verre restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Coteaux et Fourchette
Nearest Point of Interest
Cave Belevedere
Nearest Point of Interest
Cycling roads
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Cecile town
Car: necessary

Our area has many cultural activities available." Music in the Vines"- Classical music concerts are presented May until September at varying locations in and around Cairanne. "Jazz in the Vines"- classical and modern jazz concerts are presented from April through to November at various wineries in Cairanne, accompanied by wine tastings. "Bien Boire-Boire Bien" are special wine tastings, featuring various wine producers from Cairanne. They are held the last Saturday of each month, from April to November, at various wineries in Cairanne, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Liste concerts held in Uchaux at Domaine St. Esteve in July. Marvellous classical music concerts held July & August in Saint Paul Trois Chateaux and Suze la Rousse. Jazz concerts and Dance theatre presented in Vaison la Romaine.

Calendars for all these events available at our house and Tourist Bureau.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $369.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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