Le Mas de l'Oratoire

Velleron, Vaucluse
Self-catering
+44 (0)7874 909133


Pomegranates, persimmon and figs, the waft of rosemary on the air... we love this old 'mas' 25km from Gordes, in sweet sunny Provence

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Pets welcome

The Experience

Stock up at Tuesday’s market in Gordes; come back for lunch in the shade of the plane tree. This renovated farmhouse in five peaceful hectares is lovely for a family gathering. Wide stone steps lead to a treehouse in the woods, and there’s a large vine-fringed pool.

In summer, mown paths are peppered with wild thyme and orchids; in winter there are log fires. It’s a relaxed spacious home with a salon, dining room and TV den, and a kitchen made for keen chefs. Pop into Velleron (a four-minute drive) for coffee and croissants; treat yourself to dinner in historic Pernes-les-Fontaines: the food at L’Auberge de la Camarette is a delight.

Art lovers spread your wings and set off for Avignon’s townhouse museums: the charming 18th-century Angladon; Fondation Calvert, full of unexpected treasures; and the impressive, up-to-the-minute Collection Lambert.

Le Mas de l'Oratoire - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The tranquillity, the simplicity, and the space
  • Basking by the pool, and lunching under the old plane tree
  • You can't take a wrong turn in this part of France - and there's masses within a short drive
Le Mas de l'Oratoire - Gallery

You should know

  • This is not deep country: there are neighbouring houses scattered nearby
  • No air-conditioning and no mosquito nets
  • The staircase from one twin room is steep

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed
Rarely.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €186
Weekly price
from €1300
Damage deposit
€1500
1 House for 8
From €1865 bedrooms

Reviews

Enjoy the freedom of this pretty house, pool and private pine woods and the scents of rosemary and wild thyme. You'll find it hard to drag yourself away to go visiting the multitude of gorgeous Provençal villages, markets and rivers nearby. One thing is certain: you won't want to leave!

Diana, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

On the outskirts of little Velleron, yet in its own 12 acres, this former farmhouse is 2km from Velleron's authentic farmers' market - it's superb. The walled town of Pernes-les-Fontaines, 3km, has restaurants and 40 fountains. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a ten-minute drive, is famous for antiques and galleries; sit by the river for lunch or a drink, at the charming Aux Cocottes.

Local points of interest from Anaïs & Richard Symington

  • Wine Tastings: You can visit vineyards in the region such as those at Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise and Ventoux ...or the wine-producing Chateau Unang near Malmort de Comtat, to the north-east of Pernes, and taste and buy fine red, white and rosé wines.
  • Local Markets: Enjoy numerous markets in the area, especially the well-known marché agricole atVelleron (every day from 6pm from April to October),the one at Pernes les Fontaines every Saturday morning ...
  • Antiques Market: L'Isle sur la Sorgue is well-known for its numerous antique shops, its week-end market and the waterwheel on the Sorgue, with shady restaurants overlooking the river.
  • Local Restaurants: We can recommend or have been recommended the following local restaurants: La Camarette and La Margelle at Pernes les Fontaines,Le Carré d'Herbes and La Balade des Saveurs at l'Isle sur la Sorgue, andAu Gusto at Le Thor.
  • Cultural sites: Pernes les Fontaines is a walled town full of charm with its towers and forty fountains.Roussillon, and the many oxides in its ochre sands combining in countless different shades, is only half an hour away. As is Gordes.
  • Sport: Cycling, kayaking, horse-riding and tennis are available locally - see our website.

Introducing

Anaïs & Richard Symington

London-based Richard and Anaïs bought this blue-shuttered 19th-century mas in 2017. They have carefully renovated it since and visit with their family as often as they can. A friend who lives nearby does the meet and greet on your arrival.