Le Mas de l'Oratoire

Velleron, Vaucluse
+44 (0)7874 909133
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€185 - €455
per night
€1300 - €3000
per week

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


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€185 - €455 per night

€1300 - €3000 per week

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 neat kitchen. 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

  • Babes in arms and older children welcome but not the safest place for rampaging toddlers
  • No air-conditioning and no mosquito nets
  • The staircase from one twin room is steep


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from €185
Weekly price
from €1300
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From €1855 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 7 nights.
12 August - 26 August.


We really enjoyed our stay. The house is very beautiful, the outdoor area is spacious and peaceful, and the region has many places to visit, such Avignon, Lubéron, l’Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pernes les Fontaines… We also really liked the two magnificent fireplaces! We couldn’t really fault it at all! :-)

Frédéric, France

Le Mas de l'Oratoire was perfect in many ways. Firstly, the house is beautiful, rustic yet modern and comfortable with every amenity. The swimming pool is large, safe for families and well maintained. The location is very quiet apart from the odd rooster and cicada! It is situated in large wooded grounds, it was perfect for with acres of woods to explore. Not far from two small towns with restaurants and markets, it gave us plenty of options, either eating out or using the la plancha to cook outdoors. The owner Anais was lovely, helpful and accommodating . Most highly recommended.

Alan, Cambridge

We had a wonderful week spent with family. We hardly left the house and pool. Thank you for a fantastic and memorable stay. Viva la France!

Charles, Romsey

A lovely place to stay! A relaxing stay in the heart of nature: an authentic haven of peace. What a feeling of well-being! Time stands still and passes too quickly at the same time. A very pleasant and comfortable house, an inner paradise that keeps cool in the middle of summer and a magnificent property where cicadas and birds offer you wonderful concerts. I recommend this charming Mas which invites you to rest, to read, to enjoy the swimming pool, and to visit charming nearby villages and local food markets. We will be back! Blandine R.

Blandine, Lyon

We had an absolutely wonderful stay. A charming and comfortable house. Lunches outside with a plancha were heaven and we all, including the children made the most of the pool. We enjoyed the Saturday market at Pernes and the local farmers market at Velleron. All bliss!

Beatrice, Paris

We spent five days "at home" at the end of June in the Mas d'Anaïs! A haven of peace, comfortable and spacious, with a swimming pool where we spent very pleasant moments with the family! The house is close to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Pernes-les-Fontaines and many other places to visit. The warm welcome we received completes the picture. You will understand: we highly recommend !!

Patricia, Gruson

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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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

  • 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.


Anaïs & Richard

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.