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 : 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.

Reviewed by : JB

Ottawa, Canada

Date of stay: 2018-09-17

Excellent, relaxing stay

My wife and I spent 17 wonderful days at L’Arbousier this summer/fall. From initial communications to departure, everything was handled smoothly by Patrick and Regine. The location might seem remote by some, however the village is but 5 min. away, with two major food stores, butcher, fruit and veggies shop, plus a great boulangerie. Fresh morning croissants-délicieux! L’Arbousier comes as advertised-huge bedroom, walk-in shower, wonderful sheltered patio where we spent mornings/late afternoons on the chaises longues. One caveat-the kitchen is small and modestly equipped, although the owners supplied some items on request, plus we were able to use an electric bbq. Patrick and Regine are excellent hosts, and any issues we had were handled seamlessly. Our time in Isle sur la Sorgue/Provence was wonderful, and returning to L’Arbousier after touring was to be guaranteed peace and tranquility. Merci bien, Patrick et Regine!

Reviewed by : Siena & Michael

Wellington, New Zealand

Date of stay: 2018-08-04


We stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week in August this year. This gorgeous hideaway totally surpassed our expectation. The entire place is light, bright, clean, spacious, stylish & private - it has everything you can think of in a house. We were out everyday exploring the region and always look forward to coming back for a swim in their lovely large pool to cool down and relax in the porch with a glass of wine or two. This is an ideal place to stay as a base and we highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of visiting the area. Regine and Patrick are such perfect and caring host - friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them to make sure we are comfortable and have everything that we need. One of best treat for us is Patrick's recommendation for a number of Michelin star restaurants close by - we ate in four of them and they were all stunning, we cant believe our luck. Thank you again Regine and Patrick for making our stay such a happy and memorable one.

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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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