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 : Grenadier

French Alps

Date of stay: 2020-06-20

Post Lockdown Bliss

I don’t normally write reviews, but felt compelled to do so after a wonderful week’s stay at l’Arbousier. A charming little cottage, beautifully appointed and located a stone’s throw from Isle sur la Sorgue to ensure both easy access to this traditional Provençal town’s its shops, bars and restaurants, but also absolute peace and quiet when at the cottage. The cottage, located privately to one side of the property, is perfectly presented in a comfortable Provençal style, is of a very good size for two people, and provides everything one could wish for: Kitchen, large double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a bright (thanks to the huge french doors) sitting/dining area, TV/Music, WiFi access and an abundance of books. Of particular note is the terrace, protected from the midday sun by a vine-covered wrought iron pergola, and offering delightful views over the private, grounds that are packed full of beautiful, mature trees traditional to the region. But above all, what really made our stay, were the owners Patrick and Regine. Charming hosts who offered an incredibly warm invite from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left and ensured we wanted for nothing. Hugely knowledgable about what Isle sur la Sorgue has to offer, but also the wider area should you wish to venture further afield, be that to eat, shop, meander through narrow alleyways, or perhaps take the opportunity to enjoy one of Regine’s recommended walks or enjoy cycling through the local Lavender fields. The area has a huge amount to offer and in Patrick and Regine you have the perfect hosts to ensure you make the best of your stay. This was our first break since lockdown was lifted and we couldn’t be happier to have chosen to stay with Patrick and Regine at their beautiful cottage in Isle sur la Sorgue. It was a perfect balance of relaxation and activity, made effortless by the efforts of our hosts. We will certainly be going back, we will recommend it to friends and we recommend it to anyone currently deciding between this cottage and another on this website. Thank you Patrick and Regine.

Reviewed by : mikedp


Date of stay: 2019-07-20

Peace on Earth

The perfect spot to escape to if relaxation is needed. Patrick was a most welcoming host and it was a delight to spend a little time with his family and friends on a social evening. The accommodation was as described and illustrated. I would not hesitate to recommend others to visit .

Reviewed by : Chris & Sue

Sheffield, UK

Date of stay: 2019-06-08

Great hosts. Great location. Great standard of accommodation.

We’ve just returned from a fabulous holiday at L'Arbousier. The standard of accommodation is spot on. The house is beautifully decorated and was super-clean. There's everything you could possible need, including air-conditioning. The grounds and garden of the property are extensive and beautiful - including a lovely swimming pool surrounded by pomegranate and loganberry trees. Yes, you share this with the owners but Patrick and Regine are incredibly respectful of your privacy which means you often feel that the grounds and pool are completely your own. L'Isle sur la Sorgue town centre is just a few minutes' drive away. The town is full of great restaurants, lots of shops and if you like antiques you’ll be in heaven! There are two supermarkets within a couple of minutes drive. We like walking and there are many well-signposted walks around the beautiful perched villages of the Luberon - most easily accessible within a 15 to 20 minute drive. It was the perfect holiday. We'll definitely return!

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Weekly Rates

April790 euros
May840 euros
June1040 euros
July - August1140 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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