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Garden in June

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 50km

La Roubine, built in 2007, is perfect for you who wish to discover the sunny Provence on your rhythm and likes. La Roubine, is in the historical village of Velleron, in the Avignon region, between Carpentras and Cavaillon. Velleron is lively village with some 3000 inhabitants famous for the daily farmers market offering a large choice of vegetables, fruit, olive oil, wines, flowers and in summer time the nearly daily concerts or other amusements offered free at the Place de l'Eglise by sun set.

La Roubine is situated in the centre of most interesting Provence tourist routes. The mountains of le Mont Ventoux, le Luberon or the towns of Isle sur la Sorgue, Avignon or Apt, are all in the reach of less than a half an hour drive.

Various activities are available in the surroundings: golf, tennis, cycling, horse riding and bathing. Moreover the nearby towns offer attractive choices for wondering in the provencial ambiance.

La Roubine is a well-equipped and tastefully decorated holidayletting. The main bedroom is for two and a baby bed is available for the living room. A separate cottage in the garden can be rented as a spare bedroom.

The big green garden offers shady places for afternoon naps or relaxing pauses.

The open kitchen is equipped for food lovers with sophisticated cookware, utensils and even cook books. The bedroom faces south to the spacious garden allowing privacy and peace. The available multimedia and internet equipment, films, music and games provide amusement often needed especially after visiting the various tourist sites in the surrounding area.

The multicultural and linguistic hosts are available to help you and are fluent in English, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, Spanish or French.

We do our best to facilitate your vacation:

- at arrival the beds are made

- you find refreshments in the fridge

- you find fresh vegetables and fruit at the Velleron farmers' market until 8pm every evening (except Sundays)

- the closest food store is open till 7pm in Velleron and the supermarket till 8pm

- you can complete your shopping on Sunday morning in Velleron or at the Sunday market in Isle sur la Sorgue

Then you can just relax and plan more in detail your vacation. Your privacy is assured.

We provide you with several guides and maps. However, if you need, we are very happy to help you in discovering the local way of living, the local events as well as the less known places of interest. Actually, we have learnt that this is what many people are today looking for: getting an insight into the local life and way of living, discovering why life quality in Provence is so special.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Camargue 50 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseille 70 km, Nearest railway: Isle sur la Sorgue 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

We assure you have all normal equipment for everyday living for your stay. Everything is naturally fresh and clean at your arrival. The beds are made, the bathroom and kitchen towels waiting. Extra linen is available in the entry.

In the entry there are cupboards for arranging your clothes. Moreover you find there the required equipment and substances for ironing and cleaning. From the entry you step in the bathroom with a good size shower, basin, big mirror, towel dryer and toilet. There is a stone floor, bright white walls, multilayer windows and doors.

In the entry there is available a central alarm system, which is connected to private security service.

The living area consists of a living and dining room with an open kitchen. There is a comfortable leather sofa and a dining table with four chairs.

The bed-room is a few steps lower. There you have a nice large (160cm) bed, night tables, shelves for storing your things and a vanity.

Equipment:

• TV, Games for children, Board games, Books

• High speed internet connection

• Air-conditioning

Kitchen:

* Electric and gas stove

* Electric and microwave oven

* Coffee maker

* Service (plates, glasses, forks, knives, cups etc for 4 persons)

Bathroom:

* Electric towel dryer

* Hair dryer

Cleaning:

* Vacuum cleaner

* All equipment and substances for daily cleaning

* Iron and ironing-board

Garden:

* Barbeque

* Dining table

* Recliners

Amenities at request available for tenants:

* Cleaning services (reservation required in advance)

* Transport to and from airport on request

* Bicycles reservation

* Restaurant reservation

* Cinema, concert, theatre reservation

Further details outdoors

SPORTS

Do you feel like having sportive activities? We can recommend you

1. Horse riding. There are several possibilities for accompanied horse riding in and his horses in the reach of a 10 min walk.

2. Tennis court in the village.

3. Boules (Petanques) daily at the market place.

4. Swimming in the peaceful and well cared open air swimming pool in Pernes-les-Fontaines (4 km), in Isle sur la Sorgue (5km) or Carpentras (12 km)

5. Cycling – we have several maps proposing you means of discovering Provence byke.

6. Footing or hiking on Plâteau de Vaucluse (starting point at 500m), or following the Canal de Carpentras either towards Isle sur la Sorgue, Saumane and Fontaine de Vaucluse or towards Pernes les Fontaines and Carpentras or on the small local roads

7. Golf in St Antoine (5 km) or in Avignon (17 km)

8. Canoe in Fontaine de Vaucluse, the Sorgue river

CULTURE

Are you interested about cultural activities? What about the following propositions ?

1. Theatre festival in Avignon in July.

2. Free light music concerts organized several times a week during June and July by Velleron and the surrounding villages.

3. Classic music festival in Luberon villages

4. Dance festival in Avignon

5. Cinema in Isle sur la Sorgue, Cavaillon, Carpentras or Avignon

LOCAL LIFE

You prefer seeing local life.

1. Sit down in the cafés, listen and see the people. There are three cafés in Velleron and much more in the local towns and villages

2. Visit the Velleron farmers' market and other local markets. There are several markets daily in Provence. We provide you with information to find the most interesting ones

3. Visit local companies – regular visits organized

4. Visit a local artist's or craftsman's workshop

5. Get introduced to local people by your hosts and visit their home

HISTORY

You are interested in visiting historical sites and monuments.

1. Sit down in the cafés, listen and see the people. There are three cafés in Velleron and much more in the local towns and villages

2. Art exhibitions in nearly every village and town

3. Several interesting museums and cultural sites. One of my favorites is the old Jewish synagogue in Cavaillon.

4. Visit a castle owned and still in use for housing by the same family since centuries

MUCH MORE

There are many more things we can propose you if you like.Moreover we have gathered you a good choice of leaflets, flyers and books to give you ideas and information.

Having fun in Provence does not have to expensive.

Further details

Peacefull countryside area close to the village centre.

Cottage aside the main house, with two entrances - road and garden. Windows in all directions.

The cottage consists of a living room with and open kitchen, open doorway to the bedroom, a bathroom with shower. Well equiped for two personnes (air conditioning, washing machine, stove, combination oven, hood, microwave, fridge, coffee machine and tea water cooker).

Tap water perfect for drinking. Good air quality.

No special reasons to feel unsafe in the region.

French mainly spoken in shops and restaurants but one can easily manage without local language skills. If necessary the landlord is available for helping you to prepare your visits.

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

In Provence the weather is especially favourable and the sun shines more than 300 days a year. July and August are the warmest months, while May and September are very pleasant vacation months. The mild climate of Provence offers a relaxing surrounding permitting different outdoor activities. The historical environment is lively and colourful and offers something for every taste and age.

Avignon, the city of history and city of theatre is just 20 km away.The fortified city of Avignon is sure to impress you: Avignon's architecture is marked by papal history. Going through any of the seven doors of the superbly preserved walls one discovers the city of the Popes. http://www.avignon.fr/en/

The island town of Isle sur la Sorgue is just 6km away. Antique lovers and art collectors will be gratified by the nearly 300 permanent antique dealers and second hand shops here. L'Isle sur la Sorgue hosts antiques fairs at Easter and over the August 15th holiday that have given a worldwide reputation to this small city. More than 500 antique dealers and second hand dealers gather here to show their treasures to customers from all over the world. http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/vaucluse/islesorg/islesorg.htm

Carpentras (15 km) It has been a city of commerce with the Greeks and the Phocaeans coming to the market here for honey, wheat, and sheep. Today it is especially famous for the truffles and the Friday market.

www.provenceweb.fr/e/vaucluse/carpentr/carpentr.htm

Cavaillon (15 km) has a rich cultural heritage. Besides the pretty little streets and squares decorated with flowers, there is the most beautiful synagogue of Europe (18th c) and its museum,a twelfth century cathedral and cloister, a first century Roman arch, and many lovely old homes. http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/vaucluse/cavaillo/cavaillo.htm

For detailed information do visit some of the following internet pages:

Culture: http://www.decouverte-paca.fr/us/culture.html

Sportive activities: http://www.provenceguide.com/gbcdt/activites-sportives.asp

Avignon and the Popes palaces: http://www.avignon.fr

Velleron

La Roubine is in the heart of Provence, in the charming village of Velleron. The surrounding area is richly endowed in beautiful villages and historic regional towns such as Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pernes les Fontaines and Avignon.

One can reach easily, by bike or car, the charming villages of Venasque or Gordes, the famous villages of the Luberon mountains, such as Menerbes or Lacoste, as well as the splendid view on the okra slopes in Roussillon. Velleron is in the crosspoint of several famous wine areas : Côte du Rhône (Château Neuf du Pape, Vaqueras, Gigondas), Luberon or Mont Ventoux.

There's also a wide variety of local attractions including several golf courses, tennis, horse riding and daily outdoor Provençal street markets world-renowned for their atmosphere, their colours, their food, and their bargains.

Avignon theatre festival in June, Sorgue festival in July, Music festivals in Luberon villages and Aix en Provence, free open air concerts and plays in Velleron centre from June to August. www.velleron.fr

The surrounding nature and mild climate offer a lot of possibilities for vacation entertainment and sports:

- Jogging in the green surroundings of Mont Vaucluse (1 km)

- Cycling through the provincial landscape and VTT in the woods of Mont Vaucluse (1 km), Luberon hills (15 km) or Mont Ventoux area

- Canoeing, Kayaking in the Sorgue river starting in Fontaine de Vaucluse

- Horse riding with Salvatore, an experienced horse breeder and official guide leads you privately or in a small group to Velleron woods and fields.

- Tennis court is available in Velleron village, Pernes les Fontaines, Carpentras, Isle sur la Sorgue, St Didier etc.

- Golf courts in St Antoine (4 km), Avignon (15 km)

- Fishing in the clear Sorgue water in Velleron, Fontaine de Vaucluse or IIsle sur la Sorgue

- Swimming. Several public and private pools available: Pernes les Fontaines, Isle sur la Sorgue, Carpentras

- Petanque game in each village centre including Velleron.

The hosts are prepared to propose different activities to you.

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Review 1-6 of 6

14 Apr 2014

5/5

"Like coming home"

We stayed at Auli and Jean-Paul's apartment in June 2013. We received good driving instructions and good tips for planning our holiday in Provence well in advance. When we arrived late in the evening, our hosts had stocked our fridge with fresh bread, cheese and other supper and breakfast essentials, which was especially nice after a long drive.
The apartment was just the right size for two people and the private garden was beautiful. The hosts' two little dogs were friendly and super cute.
The location of La Roubine is ideal for people who like to discover the treasures of Provence independently.

Thank you for your quoting. We were really happy to have you as guests in our holidayletting and pleased to hear that you have good memories of your stay.
Warm regards
Jean-Paul, Auli and Bonita

29 Sep 2013

5/5

"Sehr angenehme Unterkunft für das Liebespaar :-)"

Die Fotos entsprechen genau der Realität: Geschmackvoll und durchdachtes Ferienhäuschen mit Sinn für Details, klein aber fein. Wir hatten nichts auszusetzen an "la Roubine", besonders das… More

Es freut uns dass Sie Provence und besonderes unsere Gebiet in Vaucluse als Reiseziehl ausgewahlt hatten. Dazu ist es besonderes wichtig dass Sie hier zufrieden waren uns gute Erinnerungen behalten.
Wir waren ganz froh Ihnen kennenzulernen.
Mit wärmen Grüssen
Auli und Jean-Paul Guilland

22 Sep 2012

5/5

"Good accommodation with lovely garden and our host could not have been more helpful"

The cottage was compact but perfectly adequate for two, in immaculate condition and very clean. It had all the equipment needed, and Jean Paul had supplied more than enough food and drink to see us through the weekend. Over the years we had many self catering holidays throughout Europe but this has been our favourite as Jean Paul was the perfect host - very friendly and hospitable. He really couldn't have done more for us ( took us on a picnic in the mountains, to the village festival and even made us dinner one evening when we hadn't been able to get to the supermarket). The property is on the edge of the village of Velleron which has 2 cafes, a small supermarket and a great vegetable market. This is a wonderful area for cycling and walking; the bike shop in nearby Isle sur la Sorgue will deliver to the cottage.

We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing and interesting vacation.

We were really happy to have you as our guests. We had such lovely discussions and good laughs. This kind of exchange is for us like the cream on top of the cake making life pleasant and encouraging us to further develop the offering.

We do our best to improve our services continously and try to be open to honest feedback enabling us to develop our services. We wish to offer our guests an unforgetable experience of a relaxing vacation in an environment that offers pleasure to all senses.

Warm regards
Jean-Paul and Auli Guilland

15 Jul 2012

5/5

"Rundherum schöne Ferien bei den Guillands in Velleron"

Wir fanden vor:- ein sehr liebevoll eingerichtes Fereinhaus in dem es an nichts fehlt; - sehr nette, aufgeschlossene und freundliche Vermieter, die jederzeit mit Rat und Tat den Urlaub bereicherten; -… More

27 May 2012

5/5

"Perfect cottage, perfect location, lovely owner (and dog)"

Excellent small location, perfect for two. Very well equipped to an unusually high standard. Lovely, large garden with tables and chairs. Local village with essentials, very well located to explore Provence, especially the local L'Isle sur la Sorge, best for restaurants and shops. Owner speaks excellent English, more than happy to assist with advice and local knowledge. Easy parking, 90 mins from Marseilles Airport. Strongly recommended, book early !

Hello

Thank you for your kind comment on the vacation home. We really appreciated your visit and hope to see you again.
Best regards
Auli & Jean-Paul

19 Jul 2011

4/5

"Small, but charming, house. A very relaxing stay..."

The house was very comfortable and clean, with all necessary equipment provided in a lovely modern kitchen and bathroom. Jean-Paul & Auli were very friendy hosts and were there when we needed them, b… More

Hello

Thank you for your kind feedback on our vacation home La Roubine. We really appreciated your visit and wish to see you again.
Warm regards
Auli & Jean-Paul Guilland

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Jean-Paul G.

  • 6 Years listed

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Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

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