Les Oliviers with WiFi & Pool
Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
We built our traditional Provençal style house with two gites adjacent and a B&B room in 2009. They all share the lovely 10m x 5m heated infinity pool and landscaped gardens.
The two gites are side by side, cleverly designed to keep their privacy yet making the most of the beautiful gardens and views. Each having its own individual colour scheme and both having their own private terraces with dining area and BBQ. There is plenty of space for each couple to spread out by the pool, equally we have found that most people enjoy meeting and sharing stories and experiences with their neighbours. We often take early evening drinks with the gite guests in the pool house, enjoying a chilled glass of local rosé. Plus free WiFi is included. A meal on arrival can also be arranged - please ask for details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||90 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Avignon 50 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 55 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The gite has a comfortable living room with sofa, table and chairs and is open plan to the kitchen, fitted with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Naturally for breakfast we provide a coffee maker, kettle and toaster.
The bedroom has a built in wardrobe, double bed with cool fresh sheets and luxurious en suite shower room with wc and wash hand basin. All towels are provided, including those for the pool.
A flat screen TV receives both French and English channels, there is high speed internet access for your personal use.
|Further details outdoors|
French doors open onto a private covered terrace equipped with furniture and a barbeque for outdoor dining, and access to the garden areas and heated infinity swimming pool (10 x 5m) with spacious sun bathing area, pool house and a view of the village & chateau.
We are located an easy walk into the village where there are all commerces.
The swimming pool is shared with the adjacent gite clients.
We do not accept any children.
We live adjacent to the gites and are on hand to assist you with restaurant bookings, walking routes, where to go etc to maximise your holiday experience.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The Luberon is also known for its delightful villages such as Lourmarin, Menerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux, the latter made famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A year in Provence’ all have their own individual charm.
Gordes is a stunning perched village (19 kms), where you can visit the Abbey de Senanque, the Chateau de Gordes and the village des bories.
The Colorado Provencal runs from Rustrel to Roussillon where the quarried ochre is used in the colouring of its houses.
Provence is renowned for its markets; there is one to be found almost every day of the week providing an overwhelming choice of mouth watering fresh produce together with Provencal gifts and souvenirs. One of the largest takes place in Apt every Saturday, one of our favourites is at Coustellet on a Sunday, where all the produce sold is grown locally. Others of note include Forcalquier on Mondays and St Remy de Provence on Thursdays.
Fontaine de Vaucluse (32kms), is a popular tourist village and also the source of the River Sorgue where you can either kayak or canoe to L’Isle sur La Sorgue, the antiques capital of Provence.
The historic walled city of Avignon (55kms), the gateway to Provence offers a wide selection of attractions including Palais des Papes, occupied by the Popes during the 14th Century, Pont St-Bénézet, the bridge mentioned in the rhyme ‘Sur le pont d’Avignon’ as well as a host of museums, churches and an array of boutiques, shops and restaurants. The world famous Avignon Festival takes place in July.
Les Baux de Provence (64kms) is a very popular tourist attraction with nearly two million visitors a year. This dramatic fortress sits on a spur of the Alpilles with views across to the Camargue, a vast flat wetland famous for its flamingos, black bulls and white horses. Be sure to visit the Cathedrale D'Image whilst there too.
This spectacular range of mountains rises over 1000 metres. At Mourre Nègre reached by foot, there are fine views towards Digne, the Durance valley and Apt basin, whilst in the far distance the L’Etang de Berre (next to Marseille airport!) and Mont Ventoux can also be seen. As well as lavender fields there is a fort at Buoux, where the cliff faces are world famous for rock climbing.
The cosmopolitan town of Aix en Provence (65kms) is a must with its impressive buildings, up market boutiques and café atmosphere. Marseille (93kms), France’s premier port and oldest major city, centred on the Vieux Port, offers an insight into the multi cultural side of France as well as excellent shopping and dining experiences including bouillabaisse, a seafood gastronomy.
The Roman cities of Orange (68kms), Arles (83kms) and Nimes (98kms) are all worth visiting.
St Saturnin les Apt
This unspoilt village has a population of just over 2000 people, many of whom live here throughout the year, making it more vibrant out of season than some of it’s more touristy neighbours. It is a true Provencal village retaining much character dominated by a medieval ruined castle with its ramparts and towers and the 17th Century Windmill. Narrow streets, old stone houses with their original doors, water fountains and a central square, which is shaded by plane trees, all create a peaceful ambience.
The village has a market on Tuesday where you can buy fresh local produce as well as Provencal gifts, wine and clothing. There are also traditional ‘fetes’ celebrated, when there are displays of art, antiques and flowers in the village as well as the famous ‘Vide Grenier’ (similar to a car boot sale), which takes place annually on Bastille Day. The Fete Votive, three evenings of music and dancing takes place in August.
There are three bars, two hotels and five restaurants providing casual and more formal dining. An excellent Charcuterie, two Boulangeries and a ‘Spar’ supermarket offer a wide variety of products and there is also a chemist, Post Office, cash machine and newsagents.
The area, has been noted for its Olive Oil and the local Moulin, which has a small gift shop, is just outside the village as you approach from Apt. Sylla, the local wine co-operative sells excellent Cote du Luberon and Cote du Ventoux wines. It also has an excellent gift shop and ‘Cheese’ restaurant.
Locally to the village it is possible to indulge in a wide range of leisure pursuits, including tennis, horse riding, paragliding, cycling and hiking.
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14 Oct 2013
"Paradise in Provence"
Absolutely wonderful setting in Provence. Very well equiped Gite and beautiful swimming pool and gardens. David and Karen make wonderful hosts and ensure that you have the best possible time!
Dear Sam & Simon, Thanks for the review - what a nice title - we are glad you were able to share and enjoy our piece of paradise!D&K
10 Oct 2013
"A tranquil spot in a beautiful part of France. Fantastic local knowledge to make for a memorable holiday."
Awesome view, brilliant local knowledge and marvellous food and wine to be found in walking distance. Not to mention the fantastically equipped gite! The pool is gorgeous too!
Dear Alice, Thank you for the comments and great to know how much you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again for another celebration!D&K
16 Aug 2013
"Wonderful gite with pool and beautiful gardens"
This was our third consecutive visit to Les Oliviers and it more than lived up to our expectations. This property now defines the ideal gite for us: beautifully appointed interior, very well equipped … More
Dear Sarah & Michael, Thank you for your comments and we are pleased third time round was just as good the last two! We look forward to your next stay which is already in the diary!.D&K
2 Aug 2013
"5th year returning to this wonderful place"
Beautiful, quiet & relaxing. Situated in a pretty garden with picturesque views. The gite is spotlessly clean with everything you need & David & Karen are wonderful hosts, who will provide you with al… More
Dear L&D, Thanks for the review which I know gets harder having been so many times! Glad you still enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we do! Thank you also for your continued loyalty.D&K
24 Jul 2013
"A perfect place in paradise"
This was our first time at Karen and David Taylor's gites and we have already booked for next year.The setting is beautiful and quiet with the two gites extensively equipped with everything you c… More
Dear I&C, Thanks for your kind comments, we are glad you like the place as much as we do having people here to share it! and delighted you are coming back in 2014! regards D&K
23 Jul 2013
"A fantastic gite"
This gite was first class in every respect. It was very clean and had everything and more that you could need. The setting is idyllic with a beautiful pool that can be enjoyed throughout the day. The three family cats are a treat to enjoy and always excellent company ! The village of Saint Saturnin les Apt is charming with an excellent restaurant in L'Estrade and an excellent cafe in La Platane where we were always made to feel very welcome.
David and Karen are always on hand to help with local information and eating recommendations. The 1830 'apero's' give you an excellent opportunity to meet others and get more suggestions of where to visit.
We enjoyed it so much we are going back next year!
Dear I&L, We are really happy to know how much you enjoyed your stay here and the village as well. Great to have you booked in for next year when we must have that game of Petanque! D&K
15 Jul 2013
What a wonderful spot. Les Oliviers gite was everything we imagined for our stay in Provence. A beautiful setting among gardens, olive and cherry trees. The pool was a delight after long days "… More
Dear Peter & Jill,thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry we could not fit you in the extra nights you asked for. we hope to see you again next time you are in france. D&k
14 Jul 2013
"The perfect holiday!"
We very much enjoyed our week staying in the delightful Les Oliviers. The gite was incredibly well equipped and we immediately felt at home. It was spotlessly clean and full of thoughtful touches and added extras. The gardens and pool were immaculate and from the terrace are beautiful views of the Luberon hills.
Les Oliviers is in the perfect location; a short walk from the village and well placed for day trips to markets and historic cities.
Thank you, David and Karen, for making our trip to Provence so enjoyable.
Dear J&A, It was our pleasure to have you stay and we appreciate your kind comments. We hope you might fit in two weeks next time!Best wishes D&K
10 Jul 2013
"A wonderful gite in peaceful Provence"
We have visited this wonderful gite on three previous occasions but never tire of the place itself or the local area. The accommodation is magnificent and boasts an infinity heated pool with fabulous views over the Luberon near the picturesque village of St Saturnin. The village is quiet but has several good places to eat and boulangeries and other shops.
This will certainly not be our last visit to this scenic gite where the hosts are extremely interested in helping visitors to get the maximum enjoyment from their visit.
Dear H&A, We always enjoy having you here and are just glad that you love the region as much as we do! Hopefully see you next summer D&K
3 Jul 2013
"Our second stay of what we hope will be many!"
Hosts Karen and David help their guests make the most of this wonderful area of Provence. They are available to make recommendations and reservations or to share an aperatif by the pool. Friendly without being obtrusive. The grounds and views are lovely, the gites beautiful, well equipped and comfortable, and well located for hiking, biking, marketing or just enjoying drives in our favorite area of France. Internet access excellent.
Dear Richard & Susan, Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you came back for the second visit and likewise look forward to the next 'sejour'! D&K
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