Located between the famous city of Avignon to the West, and Mont. Ventoux to the East, Gite St Olive offers you a quiet and tranquil spot among the apple trees, cherry trees and vines that dominate this agricultural landscape.
It’s one of 2 gites, located in Provence, each with a surface area of 55 metres sq, adjacent to the owners traditional farmhouse and the whole property has a hectare of garden and a beautiful enclosed swimming pool.
The owners have put a lot of thought and care into the design and furnishings and the result is an extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated ground floor gite. There are 2 bedrooms (a double and a twin) an open plan living dining area and a corner kitchen. The owners have used traditional warm Provencal colours and fabrics alongside a modern kitchen and a spotless bathroom.
Outside each Gite has a shaded terrace with dining furniture and a BBQ. You’re encouraged to make yourself at home and use the pool, garden, children’s play area, table tennis and ‘boules’.
If all that sounds like too much activity for you, simply relax in the shade and admire the stunning views of Mont. Ventoux - you’ll very quickly slip into the slower pace of life ‘en Provence’.
Please note: In July and August we can only accept reservations of 2 consecutive weeks or more.
Living room: The spacious living/dining area is well-furnished with a sofa, chairs, TV, DVD Player, coffee table, and a table and chairs.
Kitchen: The fully tiled kitchen includes fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, vacuum cleaner and ample crockery/utensils for up to 4 people.
Bedrooms: The two bedrooms, (a double and a twin), are off the living area and are neatly decorated, containing high quality, beds and mattresses.
Bathrooms: This property has a fully tiled shower room and toilet.
Outside: The Gite St Olive has a private shaded terrace to enjoy those long summer evenings, as well as a large pleasant garden for you to explore. The owner provides equipment for you to enjoy table tennis, boules, volleyball and badminton in the garden. There is ample car parking space available.
Swimming pool: The enclosed swimming pool, (5m x 11m), is excellent for providing refreshment during those warm summer days. It also has a pool alarm.
Internet/Telephone: WiFi internet access is available free of charge for guests to use
Baby facilities: A cot and high chair is available upon request, so please let us know what you need when you book!
Winter heating:is included in the price
Gas, electric, & water: These are all included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning is included in the price
Bed & bathroom linen: This is all included in the rental cost but please remember to bring your own pool towels.
In France it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour (tourist stay tax) and this is calculated based on the number of people (adults) in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of 250 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: The change over day is Saturday during the high season, although during the low season flexibility is possible
Long weekend stays: These are not usually permitted during the high season, although flexibility is possible during the low season.
Pets: Small, well-behaved, animals are accepted on request only. Please let us know if you would like to bring yours.
About the local area
This location is really easy to find and despite it’s rural feel, is actually only a few KM from the Autoroute. Avignon is only a 15 minute drive away and you’re also close to the large towns of Carpentras and Orange.
If you like to wander around the local Provencal markets, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Bedoin Carpentras, Vaison, Mazan and many other towns in the area are well known for the excellent Paysan Markets where you will find local produce, grown and sold by some real characters!
The local landscape is dominated by vineyards, country roads and quaint villages, all gently basking in the Provencal sunshine.
Overlooking this vista is the giant of Mont Ventoux. This is a 2000m summit that is famous for the challenge it poses to serious cyclists. If you are in the car, it also makes for a great day out with stunning views on a clear day! (Have a look at our Cycling in Provence pages here for more information about Mont Ventoux)
With good restaurants in abundance in this area, it’s not difficult to spoil yourself – holidays aren’t for dieting!
If you like a tipple, a well-trodden wine route starts at the door of your Gites Vaqueras, Gigondas, Cotes du Ventoux and Cahteauneuf du Pape are all well known great wines of the region and are all within a thirty minute drive (Just make sure you have decided who’s driving back!)
If you are feeling a bit sporty, cycling, walking, rock climbing, horseriding, golf, quad biking, canoeing and even Paragliding can all be found within 20kms.
Further a field but within easy reach, you have the attractions of some of the South of France’s best known towns: L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Aix en Provence, Marseille and the Carmargue National Park are all under an hours drive.
Very quiet, relaxing location; figs to die for! Super hosts. Mr R, Cornwall, UK, Sept 2013
Very comfortable and immaculately clean, with excellent facilities including a beautiful swimming pool and extensive grounds. The owners were extremely kind and helpful without being intrusive. Isabel gave us fruit, eggs, tomatoes, peppers and fresh herbs from their garden and her home made confiture. The area around is stunning with fantastic scenery, interesting towns and cities, wonderful provencal markets, even the sea within an hours drive. We recommend a holiday here without reservation. Mr O'D, Glasgow, UK, Sept 2013
Sufficient equiped; all we needed and very cosy!
CR, BELGIUM, May 2013
The property was extremely good, scrupulously clean with excellent facilities; it was tastefully decorated and well equipped. The onsite activities were an unexpected bonus, table tennis, boules, volley ball, badminton all being available with the equipment to play supplied and the swimming pool was also kept very clean and a good size. The owners were very welcoming and allowed us to arrive early and as the flight home was in the evening and the Gite was not booked allowed us to leave our bags there so we could enjoy the day without worrying over having our bags left in the car. The Gite was well placed for visiting the sights of Western Provence.
Mr P, Devon, UK, September 2012
Excellent, comfortable and very clean. Friendly & welcoming owners.
Mr M, Knutsford, Cheshire, June 2009
A real taste of Provence. Wonderful owners who made us very welcome, we were sad to leave
Mrs A, Cumbria, UK, August 2008
We had a very enjoyable time and thought the apartment was well equipped and in a good location. The owners were also extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area.
Ms S, Switzerland, Sept 2005