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Les Oliviers with WiFi & Pool Gite

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

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We built our traditional Provençal style house with two gites adjacent and a B&B room all which 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. Free WiFi is included. A meal on arrival can also be arranged - please ask for details.

Location description from owner

The Luberon region

The Luberon is also known for its delightful villages such as Lourmarin,

We built our traditional Provençal style house with two gites adjacent and a B&B room all which 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. Free WiFi is included. A meal on arrival can also be arranged - please ask for details.

Location description from owner

The Luberon 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.

Saint-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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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Check in time:16:00, 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

David T
Response rate:
94%
Calendar updated:
22 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Jan 2012. Located in Apt, it has 48 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £595 to £945.

The Owner has a response rate of 94% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Jul 2016.

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“Our little piece of heaven for 2 weeks”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2015

Weather wonderful. Our Gite had everything we could have wanted including WiFi and a change of bedding and towels if you are staying for 2 weeks. As an added extra, Karen can provide a delicious meal on arrival and this year, David left a few local wines in our wine rack (at a very reasonable cost) just to keep us going! There is so much to see and do whether it's the big towns or smaller villages and hamlets you want to explore, vineyards, walking or cycling or simply lying by the pool, it has it all. David and Karen are very knowledgable and can provide you with any information you may require and will also make restaurant suggestions and reservations. We are now about to book our flights for next year!

Dear I&S, Thanks for your kind comments and compliments!We are glad to know you enjoy our little corner of paradise as much as we do!!See you next year. D&K

“The perfect relaxing holiday in Provence”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2015

This was our third visit to Les Oliviers, and already we have booked for a fourth! The location is ideal, within walking distance of St Saturnin, winch is a pretty non-touristy small town with everything you would want. Three or four restaurants, one of which is especially good; two boulangeries; a Spa grocer; and a couple of bars. The gite itself is very well equipped; and the pool beautiful. David and Karen are the perfect hosts - helpful and friendly, always ready to advise on places to visit and the best places to eat; but never intrusive.

Dear F&B, Thank you for your comments, its good to know everything is to your satisfaction, we look forward to when you return.D&K

“Exceeds All Expectations”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2015

Les Cerisiers proved to be a very fortunate excellent find for us. My wife and I are highly experienced travelers in France for over 30 years (more than 40 visits). We believe we know the country well and how to select good lodging. But you never really know until you get there. Although the website for Les Cerisiers was very thorough and showed what looked to be an excellent choice at very fair costs, our actual experience EXCEEDED our expectations. The town of Saint Saturnin is a very lovely, less tourist trodden village but in good proximity to many Provencal sites to visit. David and Karen have built a beautiful property in a wonderful setting less than 10 minutes walk to center of village but affording quiet and fantastic views of the mountains and sunsets. The accommodations are sparkling clean, well appointed and with modern technology including perhaps the best kitchen appliances, utensils and other fittings that we have ever used in a rental setting. The pool is magnificent. The Taylors provide excellent, warm reception and hospitality and the nightly ritual of cocktails at the pool with the hosts and other guests was much fun but strictly voluntary. David and Karen were a wealth of information and always wanted to help make your trip more enjoyable. They obviously enjoy repeat customers as the other guests on the property had returned 3 or more times and we hope to do the same. We were at the property for 2 weeks on this trip. Book this property before it becomes impossible to break into the Club! Steven and Martha Ann S.

Dear Steven & Martha Ann, Thanks for taking the time to add your review. We delighted we met and even exceeded with your expectations.I would add that 'the cocktails' are normally glasses of 'local rosé'- as 'aperos' or of course what anyone chooses to bring down and as you rightly say are by no means obligatory, that said are a very convivial way for us and our guests to get together, swap stories and recommendations to get the best out of the stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! regards D&K

“Well-equipped gite with helpful friendly owners”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2015

This was our fourth visit to Les Oliviers and we were not disappointed. It is the best-equipped rental property that we have ever found, with well appointed rooms in the gite and excellent other facilities including a lovely infinity pool. Everywhere is scrupulously clean; the linens are of a high standard. The gite is small - perfect for a couple but you are thrown close together (the bathroom is essentially part of the bedroom, separated by a partition but with no door). Kitchen area is well equipped with gas hob and electric oven; plenty of tools, utensils, pots and pans including a new collection of good quality knives. There is also a little barbeque on the terrace. Everywhere is scruplously clean (including the pool).But above all that what we always enjoy most about this gite is the company of the owners: David and Karen are around on site a lot and able to answer questions or solve problems almost before they arrive. Each evening they come down for aperos in the pool house, with plenty of laughter and conversation. We loved our stay and can't wait to go again next year.

Dear Sarah & Michael, Thanks for taking the time to add a review especially after four visits! Glad you like the new knives! we are always keeping an eye open for new ideas so that when guests like you return you are never disappointed and of course to meet and hopefully exceed the expectation of new guests. I would only add that between the en suite shower room and bedroom is also the large wardrobe area with plenty of hangers etc. We too look forward to welcoming you back next summer. D&K

“Les Cerisiers”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2015

A gite of an exceptionally high standard with all your needs catered for even down to the smallest detail e.g. The provision of bags for shopping. The garden and pool are very tranquil making for a very relaxing holiday. The surrounding area is equally as beautiful and interesting. It was our third holiday at David and Karen's and we are already counting down to next year. That says it all.

Dear Ian & Laura, Well we're glad the small touches please! and delighted you wish to return again next year. See you then, thanks meanwhile for your review. D&K

“Beautiful setting”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2015

As ever the gites are very well appointed and include Wifi. There is no aircon as such but the rooms are cooled by an underfloor water system. Karen and David are perfect hosts who will assist with booking restaurants or recommending sights to see in the area. The pool is lovely and does not contain nasty chemicals. The gites are extremely popular so book well ahead to get the dates you want. St Saturnin is only a short walk away with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants

Dear I&C, Thank you for your comments, glad you like the salt water pool. Yes with such a hot summer the underfloor cooling has come into its own this year. Hopefully see you in 2017! D&K

“Very high standard.”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2015

Excellent location within walking distance of restaurants/ cafes / bars and local amenities that you may well require during a stay. You may find it difficult to venture from the gite as the peace and quiet and views are difficult to drag yourself away from. The gite was well equipped with what you may require, if not I am sure that David and Karen would oblige. Pool is most welcoming and very well maintained.

Thank you for your comments - we certainly aim to please! Glad you enjoyed the pool and gite too. D&K

“The perfect combination of view, relaxation and good company”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2015

This gite has all home comforts with the added bonus of a fantastic view, perfect pool and as much or as little activity as you want. Your friendly hosts do all they can to enable you to get what you want from your holiday from advice on places to visit to booking local restaurants in advance and regular weather updates. The 'aperos' by the pool each evening enable guests and hosts to relax, share the day's news and watch the sun go down behind the château on the hill. No visit would be complete without a meal at L'Estrade in the village or a visit to some local Provençal markets - plenty to choose from. Our favourite is at Lourmarin.

Dear K&M, Thank you for your comments and overview of your stay. We are happy to know you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully next year D&K

“Simply the best”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2015

Fabulous gite - the best we have ever stayed in (UK, France, Italy and U.S.). Extremely clean and well maintained. Owners were on-site and were very friendly and gave lots of local advise. Situated within walking distance of a pretty village with amenities. Great base to explore the region. Would strongly recommend.

Dear Peter & Janet, Thank you for your comments indeed and we look forward to seeing you in 2016.D&K

“Simple, relaxing, a perfect French countryside vacation”

Reviewed 31 May 2015

We're so glad to have found this gem. We were looking for a vacation rental that's simple, clean, peaceful and has a French countryside feel with a touch of modern. This is the place. The property is operated personally by David and Karen Taylor. They are lovely hosts and very social friendly! David and Karen were extremely accommodating. He guided us via mobile phone to the property in the dark (we landed late and it was tricky to navigate) and greeted us with an amazing dinner; that dessert was amazing!! The next morning, David dropped by with a fresh baguette and croissant from down the village. That was nice of him as it was our first day and we didn't quite know where to go yet. The gite was extremely clean. Kitchen was fully equipped. There is a beautiful infinity pool that oversees the grounds--olive trees, lavender, and herbs, and various succulents. We used the BBQ grill regularly and ate Al Fresco everyday. They do have excellent Wi-Fi! I have to mention that because we had to do a bit of work and that worked out real well. Thank you, David and Karen!!! They have 3 cats roaming the property. While I'm not a cat person, these 3 were very warm and friendly. By the end of our stay, we kinda enjoyed having the cats dropping by, knocking on our door. We stayed there for 7 days and that was way too short! We will be back, and soon. There's so much more to explore in the south of France and there's no better place to stay than Les Olivers/Les Cerisers.

Dear Maggie & Chris, We really appreciate your review. Its nice also you have highlighted some of the plus points,wi-fi really does work, and the cats which seem to have won the hearts of many but we are also aware not everyone is a cat person. And we really want everyone to enjoy our home, location and their holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back - Cheers D&K

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