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Villa Petrarque

from £91 /night help

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 6 reviews

pool with fountain

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Whether you come as an extended family, as a group of friends, or as a couple we offer a homely base for your holiday in beautiful Provence. A safe place for children to play, inside and out, with things to do for all age groups in the relaxing Mediterranean sunshine.

A raised terrace for family meals, with a large barbeque, overlooking the garden and pool. Historic and artistic visits in immediate region. Winetasting and culinary specialities in the locality. Breathtaking natural beauty, views, hillwalking, cycling, swimming and climbing

The owner lives next door to provide help and advice when present. I enjoy contact with my guests and can sometimes offer babysitting services.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cassis 100 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseille 100 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- A four bedroomed villa with 2 double and 2 twin rooms, cots available

- traditional country style pine kitchen, fully equipped

- large lounge with L-shaped sofa, large flat screen satellite TV, books in English (and French), glass fire place

- dining room seats 8,

- air conditioning

Further details outdoors

- raised terrace connecting groundfloor rooms

- fenced pool with fountain and sun-loungers

- large garden with grass play area

- private parking

- owner on site

Further details

Babysitting and childminding available.

The Provence region

Surrounding the village are the delightful vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields for which Provence has been renowned through the centuries. Roman remains can be found and in this respect the ancient towns of Vaison La Romaine and Glanum (outside St. Remy de Provence) and the Amphitheatre at Orange are not to be missed.

The elegant historic town of Carpentras, 12 minutes drive away, has chic boutiques, a famous market of local produce, crafts and antiques, an ancient cathedral and synagogue, and many cultural events.

If you want to visit the beach, the classy resort of Cassis is only 90 minutes away, as is the Carmargue resort of Saintes Maries de la Mer. The city of Arles is one hour by car, the ancient port city of Marseille is just over an hour, and Avignon - with its famous Summer festival - can be reached in 40 minutes. Here you should not miss the ancient bridge (made famous in the song), the vast Papal Palace and a river trip up the Rhone.

A couple of days of high culture and history will make your haven of peace in the garden and sunshine of Mormoiron all the more relaxing.

You will find the website about the village of Mormoiron informative.


In the village of Mormoiron are a number of shops and facilities which one would normally need day to day. There is a lively bar, three resaurants, and a good take-away pizza shop. Nearby, at the other end of the village, is a reservoir/lake, with supervised bathing and a large sandy beach with a restaurant and climbing park/adventure playground. Also in the village there is a twice weekly market (Tuesday & Sunday morning) and many cultural events such as concerts, art exhibitions, craft stalls, cinema festival and of course the local wine caves with their opportunities for tasting and purchase.

Nearby are published walking routes for all levels of fitness and ability, cycling, climbing and bird-watching (the garden of Villa Pétrarque attracts at least 20 species of birds and has been designed with ecological ideals).

The neighbouring villages each deserve exploring and hide their particular treasures. Some are extra special from a historical standpoint, such as Venasque or Malaucene, which are only a few kilometres away. Not to be missed are a visit to nearby Mont Ventoux (2000 metres, 6500 feet), the Source of the Vaucluse and the breathtaking Gorge of the Nesque.

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Review 1-6 of 6

26 Nov 2014


"Lovely french abode in walking distance of village"

Large french house with garden and pool - good for all age groups - home from home. In walking distance of village with boulangerie and small supermarket. Market day on Sunday but with lots of other … More

9 Nov 2014


"Very nice villa with beautiful garden"

The villa is situated just outside the village of Mormoiron. The bakery is a 5 minute morning walk. For cyclists the area is about the best you can get, 10k from the Mont Ventoux and with lots of pea… More

7 Sep 2014


"nice place"

A problem in provence--The mistral is a major factor under Mont Ventoux.,and is cold.Monmoiron is an former mining village (limestone) and tends to feel as though the pit has just closed,,but it st… More

18 Sep 2012


"Tranquil villa in great location"

Pretty villa, with lovely garden and great terrace for BBQs. Short walk to the local village where you can find a supermarket, chemist etc. Fab location for day trips around the region.

Owner was available for advice etc and her daughter was on-hand to babysit!

Would definitely recommend!

6 Sep 2012


"A perfect family holiday home."

Villa Petrarque served as the perfect base for our family holiday. The house & garden provide space & all the extra things to make a holiday special. The pool got plenty of use in the heat of the day. The garden & terrace gave us lots of shady spots to sit. The house was very easy to settle into & we could even watch the Olympics on the BBC! The surrounding area is beautiful with the obvious tourist sights and many less heralded places. Catherine made us most welcome, giving us helpful advice & keeping the garden & pool perfect. You are made to feel like guests and that made a great holiday perfect.

3 Sep 2012


"Rural retreat in the real Provence"

This is a delightful find - a large house with a mature garden in a village setting. None of that impersonal rental here - this is a family home with well stocked bookshelves and DVDs to entertain. … More

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Catherine M.

  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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