L'Arbousier, Isle sur Sorgue, Provence

Sweet little cottage for two


L'Arbousier is a delightful, sunny 1-bedroom rental just outside the Provence market town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with use of owner's heated pool.

Living Room


L'Arbousier has a large living room with corner kitchen, and separate bedroom. The living room features comfortable sofa and armchair, TV/DVD, stereo and WiFi internet. There is a large supply of English-language books. This room is air conditioned.


The kitchen has fridge-freezer, 2-ring cooker, dishwasher, mini grill/oven, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine.





The air conditioned bedroom is also a bright and spacious room, with the choice of either a 1.8m-wide (6ft) double bed, or two singles.

The bathroom has walk-in shower, basin and WC. You can also access the bathroom from the living room.

Garden & Pool


L'Arbousier is next to the English-speaking owners' house with its own part of the large garden and shared use of pool. The owners have two discreet and obedient golden retrievers.


There is a lovely south-facing veranda to the front with shade overhead, sunloungers, table and chairs.

The pool is open from May to September and has a heat pump to boost the temperature. The pool is set out of sight 20 metres away.


The garden is 3 acres of mature trees and grass and the whole property is fenced and gated, so parking is secure and off-street.


The Location

Scenes from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, where the house is located.

L'Arbousier is a mile from the buzzing town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, known as the antiques capital of France, with a great concentration of antiques stores and a famous Sunday market for antiques and bric-a-brac, as well as food. This picturesque town of waterways and a historic centre has many restaurants, cafes and stores, and the town is alive year-round.

The perched hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Goult, and Oppede le vieux are all 15-30 minutes away.

Fontaine de Vaucluse is a couple of miles upstream, the medieval city of Avignon is 30 minutes, and within an hour are Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

You can make a comfortable day-trip to the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.

Isle sur Sorgue


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Famous for:
  • Antique shops and market
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Sorgue river
  • Baroque church
  • Grand residences
  • 58 restaurants and cafés
  • Groceries, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, banks
  • Market days: Sunday, Thursday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Ada

Central UK

Date of stay: 2019-05-11

Excellent holiday rental

We have just returned from staying at L,Arbousier for two weeks and have had a very enjoyable holiday. The cottage had everything we could have wished for whilst away from home with all the equipment we needed o make our stay comfortable. The location is excellent with the town of L,Isle sur La Sorgue about a mile away . The town has an excellent choice of restaurants and bars. The town itself is very pretty with the Sorgue river surrounding it on all sides, something for everyone. The nearest supermarkets were about a half mile away where you could get all your provisions, bread etc. The cottage is set in its own grounds and is totally secure as it has electronic gates for entry and exit. The garden is very pretty with all sorts of wild flowers and trees and shrubs, totally secluded. The swimming pool is heated and it was very pleasant to splash about as the weather was very good to us. We also enjoyed the company of their golden retriever Molly, plus 5 crazy Chinese chickens who visited us for any leftover breadcrumbs, Our hosts, Patric and Regine were very helpful answering all questions regarding the area and suggestions as to where we could visit to enjoy the area, which restaurants to go to and where the best markets were. We enjoyed the cottage and the area so much we will return again next year.

Reviewed by : JKG and MG

Melbourne, Australia

Date of stay: 2019-04-07

Romantic garden hideaway

We spent two blissful weeks at L'Arbousier in April 2019 and were absolutely delighted with our accommodation, the warm hospitality of our host Regine and the location in the heart of the Luberon. The villa is newly built but feels like a traditional space with timber beams and large doors that open onto a wisteria covered stone terrace. Regine and Patric have created a charming and welcoming home with comfy couches, books and a wonderful collection of still life paintings. The lounge and bedroom are light and sunny and it's wonderful to wake up in the morning to views of the garden. There is a large stone terrace (covered in flowering wisteria when we were there) with sun lounges and a table and chairs. It was fantastic to visit the farmers markets in the morning and come home to enjoy lunch out on the terrace. There are large gardens and being spring, irises, lilacs and figs were all coming into bloom. There is enough garden space and wilderness that creates a real sense of sanctuary and peace even though you are just a few minutes drive from the centre of the village. Despite a simple kitchen area the apartment is very functional and well appointed. We are keen cooks and as we were there for a while some extra storage for food provisions would be good. The bathroom is stylish with quality towels and heavenly Provençal lavender soap. Regine is a warm and welcoming host who has thought of everything. She respected our privacy but also went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed and made our stay very enjoyable. We used L' Arbousier as a base and could easily drive to all the fascinating hilltop towns of Vaucluse as well as visit the sculpture garden at Chateau La Coste. L'Isle -sur-la-Sorgue offers so many more restaurants and shops than some of the other smaller towns as well as a huge array of extraordinary antique markets. The Vivier restaurant and Le Jardin du Quai also provided us with great dining experiences and a taste of Provence.

Reviewed by : TB


Date of stay: 2018-10-10

Perfect Base for the Luberon

Stayed at this excellent gite for 10 nights in Oct 2018 and found it to be an excellent base for accessing both the Vaucluse and Luberon areas of Provence, whether by car, bicycle or on foot. Spacious rooms with large comfortable bed & an excellent shower with our only "critique" being the somewhat small kitchen area with limited room for the preparation &/or storage of food (the fridge is certainly large though). Hosts Patrick & Regine were most welcoming and available to offer assistance should you need, but equally the gite offers enough privacy to allow you to simply chill out and enjoy your stay. We enjoyed our time here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet private location that is still close enough to L'Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue to easily enjoy some sight seeing, browse the shops and try some of the plentiful restaurants.

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Weekly Rates

April790 euros
May840 euros
June1040 euros
July - August1240 euros
September1040 euros
October840 euros
November - March690 euros
Xmas, New Year790 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, a.c., WiFi internet, visitor tax, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. Minimum rental period is 1 week.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 300 euros against any breakages or damage.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The studio is for a maximum of 2 people and is not suitable for children. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.

Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.

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