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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26 Sep 2014
"I can only agree with everyone else - this is a great spot"
We had a lovely stay - the villa itself is small but perfectly formed, and the beautiful pool that awaits you every day is probably the nicest I've ever been in - and we had it almost to ourselves. The accommodation is only a 10 minute walk to the village so you can pick up bread and croissants in the morning or head out for a meal in the evening. Saint Saturnin des Apt itself is lovely, and whilst not classed as one of France's 'most beautiful villages' it is in some ways all the better for it as it is less touristy and feels more like a real place than a showpiece village. A walk up to the castle/reservoir and into the hills behind is well worth some of your time. Finally, David and Karen are great hosts - always there to offer advice and answer questions, whilst giving you the privacy to relax and enjoy yourself. Brilliant.
Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, the pool and the village. As your rightly point out Saint Saturnin les Apt is an authentic village where people live all year round unlike some of the more touristy villages which we are ideally placed for visiting. regards D&K
17 Sep 2014
"Great place to stay"
Excellent facilities that are carefull maintained and with all one could want for a holiday. David and Karen are excellent hosts and as well as making you welcome can provide advice on places to visit… More
Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoy your stay , we hope you'll pay us another visit next time you visit the Luberon.
15 Sep 2014
""we'll be back""
South of France, this was perfect and met all our dreams and expectations. We would sit on our porch looking out over the Luberon, eating our Provencal one pot dinner, saying "who needs wifi when you can have this!" But the wifi was awesome!
The kitchen was well equipped so I could cook fresh Provence dinners one of my dreams Provence cooking. The walk into the village was delightful. The boucherie (butcher)and the boulangerie (bakery) were amazing for the village.The Saturday night dinner prepared by Karen was perfect. Make sure you go to the Sunday morning market for olives and the cheeses. The best market.
David and Karen were attentive, helpful and very sociable. They treated us like more like guests than customers. And the pictures were exactly what it was no surprises.
We are delighted you enjoyed your dream of Provence and thank you for your comments, we look forward to welcoming you back soon Best wishes D&K
1 Sep 2014
"A lovely place to stay in Provence"
This is a lovely place to stay. The gite, the gardens and the pool are all beautifully maintained. David & Karen are the perfect hosts - friendly and welcoming, but never intrusive. We particularly enjoyed evening drinks by the pool with our hosts and fellow guests. They also provide excellent advice on places to see in the area, and are happy to book restaurants. The village of St Saturnin is a short walk away, and has a number of places to eat (one a special favourite of ours!) as well as two boulangeries, an excellent butcher, and a Spa shop.It's a pretty village, but not "touristy". Many of the stunning villages of the Luberon are within 30 minutes drive, or less. This year we avoided the traffic by arriving on Thursday, as opposed to Saturday, and stayed in the B&B on site before moving into our gite. Karen is a fine cook, and we had a lovely and good value meal on the day we arrived. We have already re-booked for next year!
Dear F&B, Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay second time round as much as the first. I think you made a wise choice to avoid travelling on a busy Saturday and am glad the two nights in our chambre d'hote worked out so well - see you next summer! D&K
31 Jul 2014
We first stayed at Les Oliviers in September 2012 and loved it so much that we decided we wanted to return in the lavender season. It was already booked for 2013! so we cheekily asked if we could book for 2014, which we did.
We returned for 2 weeks in June/July and it was as fabulous as the 1st time.
The gite was immaculate, gardens stunning and views of the Luberon were amazing.
David & Karen were again the perfect hosts giving us ideas for new places to visit and restaurants to try. All the recommendations were spot on.
See the lavender around the Luberon was an added bonus, but to be honest this place is perfect anyway.
Thank you David & Karen for ensuring that we had a fabulous holiday again. We will return.
Dear D&B, Thanks for your review and kind comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the Lavander did not disspoint! See you soon D&K
23 Jun 2014
"A holiday heaven for us."
Dear David and Karen.Thankyou once again for a fabulous two weeks. We have never failed to enjoy ourselves in Saint-Saturnin. As ever our gite was beautifully presented, the gardens and pool in first … More
Thank you J&J for such kind comments, as I recall you saying, four visits totalling 8 weeks and still undiscovered places! See you next year, regards D&K
30 May 2014
"Great place to stay"
This was our first stay at Les Cerisiers and had a most relaxing and peaceful break.The gite was most delightful, clean, modern and had everything you could want.
We found St. Saturnin-les-Apt a good base with restaurants, bars and shops a 10 minute picturesque walk away.
We enjoyed sitting by the pool after our trips out and the early evening drinks at the place de l'apero was a lovely touch.
David and Karen were most welcoming hosts with lots of tips about the area and the booking of restaurants should you need it.
Overall a great stay in a perfect location - I am sure we will return in the future.
Thank you David & Karen for a most enjoyable and comfortable stay.
Dear Alan & Kate, Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. kind regards D&K
12 May 2014
"Sublime Time in the Luberon"
Our Gite rental, ten minutes by foot from the center of the lovely historic town of St. Saturnin les Apt along a gravel laneway past vineyards and olive groves, was the perfect location from which to explore the wonderful countryside and many medieval hilltop limestone villages of the region. Everything was within a half-hour drive and with towns holding market days throughout the week, there was always something to see.
Although the rental is a newer construction, it has been designed in traditional French fashion, with tiled floors, shuttered windows, red tile roof and French door opening onto a view of the infinity pool, countryside and the Grand Luberon mountains to the south. A great feature was the two-way opening windows (either tilted in at top or opening sideways), which, along with the closable shutters, assured a good night's sleep. The new washroom and shower were much appreciated and the bed was very comfortable.
The hosts, always available, went out of their way to make sure that our needs were taken care of. It was a pleasure to catch up on the day's adventures with them under the tiled roof of the seating area at the end of the pool along, with a glass (or two) of the wonderfully dry Granache / Cinsault rose wine for which the region is known.
The location of the Gite, the hospitality of the hosts, and the extremely friendly people of the region made this a holiday to remember. This is a part of France not to be missed, and this was the perfect Gite to serve as a base for your trip. Highly recommended.
Dear K&G, Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, more importantly its great to know how struck you were with the region and friendlyness of the locals and from a personal point of view that the gite was comfortable and you enjoyed the hospitality.Best wishes D&K
26 Apr 2014
"A wonderful place to call home while visiting Provence!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the gite. David and Karen have done a wonderful job of ensuring that their visitors have everything they need to feel at home. The lodging is very nice and the loca… More
Dear Roy & Joy,
Thank you for your review and kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in Provence one day. D&K
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
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