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Nordlys – Home 169417 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

This is the perfect place to stay if you love the old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle sur la Sorgue's famous antique shops. L'isle sur la Sorgue is situated within easy reach of all the major attractions this wonderful region has to offer. Locally you will find swimming, kayaking, tennis, golf, mountain- and roadbiking and of course Petanque!

Our luxury apartment offers all modern facilities and has been completely renovated in spring 2011. Original ancient floor in the living room and charming layout in 2 different levels gives a great spacial impression with the open kitchen and cosy living room. Fully equipped kitchen with high quality appliances. New bathroom with limestone from Luberon, floor heating and a big walk-in shower. Air-condition, iPOD player and satellite television (ASTRA 19,2).

The apartment is located on the 1st floor of an old town house with a balcony overlooking the petite square and pedestrian area.

30+

This is the perfect place to stay if you love the old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle sur la Sorgue's famous antique shops. L'isle sur la Sorgue is situated within easy reach of all the major attractions this wonderful region has to offer. Locally you will find swimming, kayaking, tennis, golf, mountain- and roadbiking and of course Petanque!

Our luxury apartment offers all modern facilities and has been completely renovated in spring 2011. Original ancient floor in the living room and charming layout in 2 different levels gives a great spacial impression with the open kitchen and cosy living room. Fully equipped kitchen with high quality appliances. New bathroom with limestone from Luberon, floor heating and a big walk-in shower. Air-condition, iPOD player and satellite television (ASTRA 19,2).

The apartment is located on the 1st floor of an old town house with a balcony overlooking the petite square and pedestrian area.

30+ restaurants and bars are just around the corners, or if you just want to relax at home, enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony, and you will feel part of the town in your own living room.

Further details

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Bike and car rental can be organized on request

Further details indoors

Tastefully renovated in 2011 with high quality materials. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, induction cooker, microwave etc.
Ancient floors and ceiling. AIR-CONDITION. Spacious 49m2.

Further details outdoors

The famous L'Isle sur la Sorgue market starts right at your door step on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

The Provence region

Located in the heart of the Vaucluse, surrounded by the Luberon/Alpilles yet only 20 kilometres from Avignon, 45mins from Aix-en-Provence, and 1h from Marseille. From here you can enjoy every delight both culturally and rurally that Provence has to offer including hilltop villages, dramatic coastlines, bustling cities, tranquil lavender fields and vineyards.

In July the nearby (20min) Avignon turns into one big theater festival with hundreds of plays to watch

Marseille with it's lovely old harbour is just one hour away and is famous for it's Boullabaisse (fish soup).

15 minutes away you will find one of the great mysteries of nature, Fountaine de Vaucluse. For most of the year all you can see is a deep blue pool of water at the bottom of towering cliffs. But during spring or very heavy rainfall it lives up to its name, with water gushing out at 200m3 (52,000 gallons) every second - this is one of the largest springs in the world.

In the 50s, Jacques Yves Cousteau came with a submersible to explore the depths but did not find the bottom. Since then a probe has made it to a sandy bed at a depth of 308 metres (1010 ft) but the spring itself comes from somewhere even deeper. It is said that all the rainwater from the Luberon and other surrounding mountains comes out of this one source, making a catchment area of 1100 square km (425 sq. miles).

The Grottes de Thouzon Caves, 1.5 km northwest of Thor, were discovered in 1904, and are in excellent condition. A feature of the caves are beautiful golden fistulous stalactites. A nice break when the temperature climbs above 35C in the summer.

Every Sunday: Vide Grenier/Brocante (flee markets) in nearby villages.
Sporting events: Tour de France, Football, Rugby tournaments.
Festivals from June-August with the choice of daily events taking place throughout the region.
Feu d'artifice (fireworks) in Monteux in mid August
Randonee at Mont Ventoux or in the Luberon valley.
A paradise for road and mountain biking.
Windsurfing, waves (1h30) and flat water (1h) when the Mistral blows.
Scuba diving (1h) both nature and wrecks.

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

L'Isle sur la Sorgue is one of those places in Provence that one has to see. This "island city" lies at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau in the plains of Comtat Venaissin.

Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for its graceful waterways, and antique markets, which give this chic town its character and atmosphere. The 'isle' was created when the River Sorgue was split into canals ploughed by water wheels powering its paper and silk mills in the 18th century.

On a Sunday morning, the quays, main streets and narrow side streets are swamped with antique and brocante stalls, as well as the heady olfactory sensations of traditional Provencal ware, changing as you move through the market.
The town, despite its size (around 17 000 inhabitants) has the biggest collection of antique dealers outside Paris, and art galleries too, reminding us of the area's Impressionist roots (there is even a 'sculpture' of a discarded ear thrown into the river!)

The town is a good size and has a healthy selection of restaurants, cafés and shops, but is small enough that you can quickly become intimate with it. There are two markets a week, so when the famous Sunday meeting gets crowded in July and August, you can choose to pick and squeeze the ingredients for your gourmet creations on a Thursday instead. The town has a thriving local community, so doesn't 'die' in the winter like many of the more 'chocolate box' tourist attractions, and there is a sense of grittiness or realism about the town, which quickly makes you feel like you are not 'just a tourist'.

Golf at the Provence Country Club
Kayaking down the river Sorgue with Kayak Verte starting at Fontaine de Vaucluse

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Eva L
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
26 Nov 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jun 2011. Located in Vaucluse, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £429 to £606.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Nov 2016.

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“Such attention to detail!”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2016

Previous travelers have covered this wonderful property extremely well. Ditto, ditto,ditto!! Nordlys had it all, wonderful location very close to the bus stop, leisurely 10 minute walk to the station, all amenities close by, plus an apartment that had every single item that you could wish for. When it was renovated, attention to detail must have been in the mind of the owners. They did not scrimp on cost to ensure that the property was as comfortable if not more so than most homes. Details such as, adequate power points in perfect locations, lighting to suit all purposes, excellent quality fittings in all rooms. Communication between Eva and myself was very quick and I did appreciate that Eva was available to assist if required. As a lone traveller, one that uses public transport only, a person that hires apartment accommodation regularly this was the ultimate. As for Isle sur la Sorgue, loved it!! Many thanks,

Thanks a lot Noela, so glad you liked it. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope you come back one day. Maybe not alone next time ?:-)

“A wonderful apartment in the most charming town!!”

Reviewed 8 May 2015

My husband and I just returned from 2 weeks in this wonderful apartment and loved every minute of our stay. The apartment building has been renovated by Nils and Eva and the stairs are very modern and well lit. The building is in the center of l'isle sur la Sorgue and your view from your living room window down the tiny street is the essence of France---a creperie, outside café, street musicians, shops. We rented the two bedroom, 1 bath apartment which is on the third floor--there is no elevator. There is also a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on the second floor owned by Niles and Eva also. Our apartment was tri level with the living area, kitchen and bathroom on one floor, a bedroom with a king size bed on a lower floor and a bedroom with a queen size bed on the upper floor. The apartment has recently been renovated and everything---the furniture, bathroom fixtures, kitchen appliances, beautiful hardwood floors, linens, dishes, lighting fixtures, gorgeous wooden beams with high ceilings, artwork, flat screen TV---seemed very new. The internet worked perfectly and there is a washing machine and clothes dryer for you to use. Nils and Eva live only 18 kms. from the apartment in Menerbes so they are available if you have any problems or questions for them. We fell in love with l'isle sur la Sorgue and this well located apartment on Rue de la Republique which is in the center of this wonderful town only steps from the Sorgue River. We can't wait to plan a return trip and would definitely stay in this apartment.

Thanks a lot for your nice review. It was nice having you here and look forward seeing you again. Eva and Niels

“Wonderful apartment in the heart of Provence”

Reviewed 17 Nov 2013

We had a fantastic stay at this apartment in Isle sur la Sorgue. The apartment is very well located and has everything you could need. The town is lovely and really bustles on market days which we loved! It was an ideal location to use as a base for exploring Provence. Car parking was off site but very easy to find (approx 200m from the apartment) and was very safe. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and booking through the holiday lettings website was very easy. We would recommend this apartment and town to anyone and would love to return ourselves one day.

“Can't wait to return perfect !!!”

Reviewed 1 May 2012

Hosts eva and Niels excellent and the apt Above shop was even better than we hoped for a great base for car or bus travel around Provence the town has Many great places to visit and eat. The apt has a balcony for drinks above a little square and the atmosphere was very French. We loved it !!! Graeme from Vic Australia

“There are not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful my stay here was!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2011

The property owners went above and beyond their duty to provide help in directions to their property and settling in.First impressions were exactly as the website......beautifully furnished and appointed with everything to make for a wonderful stay. The balcony overlooked the old part of one of the town streets and provided a glimpse of French life as it really is.The town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue is ideal for travellers without transport as there is a train station within 10 minutes walk,a bus service to other nearby picturesque towns and a bike hire business within walking distance.The village is very pictureque with canals and waterwheels and a "treat for the camera -happy " around each corner.

“Charming renovated apartment in fabulous central village location”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2011

My husband and I spent two weeks in this fabulous central location in the delightful village of L'isle sur la sorgue. The apartment had been renovated just prior to our arrrival and it was most tasteful with an overall theme of grey and white. The kitchen amenities were excellent with electric oven, cooktop and microwave. Laundry facilities were terrific with an automatic washing machine, drying rack, ironing board & iron. The bathroom featured a beautiful roomy shower with heated towel rail. The apartment itself was most comfortable with roomy couches, satellite television and I-Pod docking station. Wi-fi access was provided gratis which was marvellous for planning excursions. A special feature was the small balcony off the living area at first floor level where breakfast was a delightful experience watching the village awaken each day. A daily ritual was buying freshly baked bread at the local boulangerie. We chose to eat out each evening at one of the many beautiful open-air restaurants. The village itself provides wonderful access to many other delightful villages and towns in Provence by either car, train and local bus.

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