Les Oliviers, Lioux, Provence

Sweet 3-bedroom Provence rental next to the tiny village of Lioux


Les Oliviers sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and has views over fields and vines to Gordes in the distance and to the Luberon mountain from the pool. There are 2400 square metres of garden (26,000 sq ft), with lawn and terraces of olive trees, and a pool with one of three outside eating areas. Only available in two-week blocks in the summer.

Living Rooms

Looking from the kitchen to the dining and living rooms. Dining room looking towards kitchen.

Inside there are 120 square metres (1300 sq ft) of living space, all on the ground floor. The bedrooms are to the back and at the front are the living room, dining room and kitchen, all open to each other. Through the dining room doors in the middle of the house is the shaded terrace with outside dining table.

Living room.

The living room has sofa and armchair, and TV/DVD with some English-language news channels, as well as hifi. There is WiFi internet throughout.




The kitchen has oven, 4-ring cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, raclette/crepe machine, espresso machine and washing machine.


Bedroom 1 with double bed and its own en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, double basins and WC.


The house sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms.

Bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and en suite bathroom with shower, double basins and WC.

Bedroom 2 also has a double bed (1.6m/5.25ft wide), and bedroom 3 has two single beds (90cm wide).

These two bedrooms share a bathroom (right) with shower and basin, and there is a separate WC.




Bedroom 2 with double bed (left) and bedroom 3 with 2 singles (right).

Garden & Pool

Outside there is a terrace with shaded dining table, leading to the lawn with olive trees. This leads down to the pool area.


The pool is 9.5m x 4.5m (31 x 15ft) and 1.5m deep, with roman steps at one end. There are sun loungers and a shaded area with comfortable seating for drinks or eating, reading and lounging.


The pool has an alarm for security and is open from May to October.


The gravel drive provides plenty of off-street parking.


The Location

The house is in quiet countryside in the delightful part of Provence known as the Luberon, which is where Peter Mayle wrote 'A Year in Provence'. The closest village is the tiny, peaceful Lioux. It is too small to have any shops or restaurants, but it is a lovely place to visit, as it is built right at the foot of the massive Sainte-Madeleine cliff.

Lioux is 2km from the house. In the other direction, 4km away, is Joucas, one of the lovely hill-top villages of the Luberon. Joucas has a food store, cafe, tennis courts and a playground. And surprisingly for a small, quiet village, there are three good restaurants in walking distance.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within an hour are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of 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.


The village of Lioux, 2km away, is dominated by the impressive cliff wall of Sainte-Madeleine.




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Weekly Rates

29 Sept - April 27995 euros
April 27 - June 11260 euros
June 1 - 291365 euros
June 29 - July 62260 euros
July 6 - August 242372 euros
August 24 - 312260 euros
Aug 31 - Sept 281365 euros
Sept 28 - Dec 28955 euros

Note: 2-week minimum in summer for these dates only: July 6-20, July 20-August 3, August 3-17, August 17-31

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

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am. 2-week minimum in summer for these dates only: July 8-22, July 22-August 5, August 5-19, August 19-September 2. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen and towels once a week.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 800 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 6 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house

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

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