Villa Saumane, Isle sur Sorgue, Provence

4-bedroom Provence villa in a quiet Luberon village

 

Villa Saumane is a very comfortable 4-bedroom holiday villa for up to 8 people, in the little Provence village of Saumane de Vaucluse. It's in a quiet setting but very close to the charms and amenities of Fontaine de Vaucluse and Isle sur la Sorgue.

Living Rooms

Downstairs are the open-plan kitchen and dining room, a great space for entertaining, which opens out onto the terraces outside.

 

The kitchen and its breakfast bar.

The kitchen is very well equipped with a large 1.5 size oven, 5 gas burners, American fridge-freezer with ice maker, second fridge for drinks, dishwasher, and microwave. In a pantry off the kitchen are the washing machine and tumble dryer. A granite breakfast bar separates kitchen from dining room, which seats 8 people and has a wood-burning stove for winter stays.

 

The living room opens out to the terrace.

Off the dining room are the two living rooms, one with TV/DVD (below right). The second living room (above) opens out to the south-facing terrace.

 

Dining room between kitchen and living room, and the TV room.

The house has WiFi internet, and a guest WC.




Bedrooms

There are 5 bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms and two sharing a bathroom.

 

Master bedroom and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.

The spacious master bedroom (above) has a 1.8m-wide (6ft) bed and an en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower, WC and basin. The bedroom opens onto its own shaded terrace with the pool beyond.

 

 

Bedroom 2 with its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 (above) has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC. The bedroom has a great view of the village and castle, and down the valley beyond.

The other bedrooms are a double, a twin room with two single beds, and the double room in the garage annex and en suite shower room with basin and WC.

 

 

Twin room with two single beds. Bedroom with en suite shower room in garage annex.





Garden & Pool

Outside the villa is a fantastic view, pool, three terraces and boules court. In the terraced garden there are even a couple of 16th century bories, the stone shepherds' huts typical of the region.

Amazing view from the pool. Master bedroom is to the right of picture, the terrace is below on the left.

The pool is on the upper terrace and measures 10m x 5m (33 x 16ft). There are sunloungers and parasols, and knockout view down the valley, with the village and chateau of Saumane in the foreground (below right).

Aerial view of the house. View from the pool, Saumane village and chateau in the foreground.

Below the pool, on the same level as the kitchen and dining room are terraces on two sides of the house.

 

Coming out from the kitchen there is the outside dining table under the shade of a pergola (above). Also on this level is a boules court edged with lavender, and the gas barbecue.

 

On the other terrace is a seating area with comfortable sofas and armchair (above), with view of the medieval village of Saumane. Beyond the terraces are oak trees and the bories for children to explore.

 

The house has an electronic gated entrance and secure parking for several cars to the back.




The Location

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Senanque Abbey, Isle sur la Sorgue and Gordes.

The villa is in the quiet village of Saumane de Vaucluse, which is a perched village of the Luberon, with a 14th century chateau, 12th century Romanesque church and vestiges of ramparts. There are picturesque little cobbled streets and great views.

The nearest place with amenities is Fontaine de Vaucluse 3 miles away, and 5 miles away is the wonderful little town of l'Isle sur la Sorgue, which is full of restaurants and shops, as well as being France's antiques capital.

The other perched hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Goult, and Oppede le vieux are all 15-25 minutes away.

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.

Saumane is also known for its very good golf course (with tennis too) at Provence Country Club, which is 5 minutes away.

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Fontaine de Vaucluse and Isle sur la Sorgue both owe their existence to the beautiful Sorgue river..

Isle sur Sorgue

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

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Trudes

San Francisco CA

Date of stay: 2019-06-11

A jewel on the hill!

Exceeded Expectations! The expansive views from the spacious terrace lead to long happy hours and star gazing. While we planned to enjoy the local restaurants for dinner, we found ourselves preferring the comforts of "home" and outdoor seating. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed to cook meats and vegetables purchased in local markets. The pool and lounge chairs were most inviting and were a great way to relax after touring the local villages and sights. Sofie provided a warm welcome, local recommendations, and suggestions. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning!

Reviewed by : Kim

San Francisco, CA - USA

Date of stay: 2019-06-11

Highly Recommended Villa

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Saumane - the house was beautiful and very well stocked with everything you need to have a perfect holiday. We loved all the outdoor sitting/dining space and the grounds are truly beautiful - with views overlooking the valley and rock walls and bories scattered throughout the property. We also loved the location - you could walk into the village of Saumane and it was a short drive to larger villages like Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine in Vaucluse. Finally, Sofie was a perfect host - she provided us with local recommendations, was very responsive to all of our questions and went out of her way to ensure we had a great stay. I highly recommend Villa Saumane and can't wait to come back!

Reviewed by : Tim

New York

Date of stay: 2018-06-30

Perfect villa

We spent a fantastic week at this beautiful villa with four adults and four children, ages 2 through 6, and all loved the indoor-outdoor living it afforded with three levels of terraces (including the pool and petanque court!). Ideal for travelers who like shopping the Provencal markets, cooking, and enjoying long, lazy outdoor meals with friends. It is a ten-minute drive to bustling L'Isle sur al Sorgue for supplies, but removed from the fray on a quiet hillside for privacy and quiet relaxing. Everything we needed was provided, from kitchen implements to linens. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival and very well maintained, and the owner and caretaker are friendly and responsive. A perfect base for exploring Provencal villages (like Gordes) and wineries, as well as cycling (close to Mont Ventoux). The "accrobranche" adventure park, about 10 minutes away, was a big hit with the kids. We hope to return!

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Weekly Rates


June2100 euros
July - August2800 euros
September - October2100 euros
Xmas, New Year2500 euros
Rest of Year1750 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

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 600 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 house is for a maximum of 8 people. 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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