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 : 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!

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.

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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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