Mas Hautes Garrigues

Venasque, Vaucluse
Self-catering


Traditional Provencal farmhouse with a large garden and a swimming pool. Historic villages with markets and great restaurants close by

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

Children welcome

The Experience

This 18th-century farmhouse is set in the countryside amid oak forests and fields but is a short drive from shops, bars and restaurants in Venasque or St Didier. Although it’s semi-detached, high trees and hedges give the place a secluded feel. The house is homely and easy for families with plenty of space to spread out both inside and out.

Find four living areas, a wood fire to snuggle by, a cottage in the garden (for an extra two guests), a shaded spot by the swimming pool. Make your own pizzas in the pizza oven (or hire someone to do it for you), fire up the built-in barbecue, sample the local wine –there are six good vineyards within ten minutes’ drive.

You’re well-placed to explore inland Provence – character-filled villages such as St Didier, Venasque and Malemort-du-Comtat are less than ten minutes’ drive; Mont Ventoux for cycling or hiking; Avignon and the Luberon villages are about 40 minutes’ drive away. 

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring all the historic villages and browsing the markets
  • The charming family feel of the house
  • Being close to many restaurants and vineyards
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You should know

  • A car is essential
  • The stairs are little uneven and 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
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 1 of the double bedrooms is in the poolhouse.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €286
Weekly price
from €2000
Damage deposit
€1500
Surcharges
€16 per person for bedding.
1 House for 10
From €2865 bedrooms

Reviews

Beautiful house with all you could need and more. Options of where to eat, space for peace and quiet and also big dinners. Favourite thing was the pizza oven! Walking distance to lovely little town. Over hiring e-bikes and cycling in the valley and between vineyards. Great wine and cheese area.

Katherine, London

This is a true home from home: beds are incredibly comfortable, linen is the highest quality; the pool is a delight, and the garden and Summer kitchen lovely. There are lots of amazing walks close by - Mont Ventoux is worth the drive. beautiful towns like Pernes a short drive away too, and boulangeries, a butcher, grocers and restaurants in the closet town, St Didier. The beauty of this part of Provence is that it is REAL, and there are barely any tourists here so one gets a true French experience. So much to explore but more importantly, the beautiful house is waiting for your return.

Paul & sonia, London

If you want to explore inland Provence from a base of comfort and character then this is an ideal place. The pool is large and the garden vast with many shady corners to recline and relax. Outdoor living at its best. Beyond, markets, restaurants and vineyards beckon as does nearby Mt Ventoux for those who want a cycling challenge. Outdoor summer concerts, opera and dance are plentiful as are Roman ruins and other historic sites. You'll leave wanting more! Ideal for large families or group of friends.

Rosie, Sawday's inspector

We visited for 5 days in early October, the weather was perfect and the house was gorgeous. Full of character, it was an ideal place to get away from the city, we especially loved the variety of places to sit to eat, breakfast outside, lunch in the summer kitchen and then cosy dinners in the house. The beds were extremely comfortable! The area provided lots of activities; kayak trips with Kayak Vert in Fontaine, Sunday market in Carpentras and dinner at the vineyard Domaine La Camarette. All in all a great trip and will be returning next year, highly recommended!

Ryan

Loved everything about our holiday in this quintessentially Provençale house. Comfortable mattresses, beautiful framed beds, with white linen and fluffy towels. Light and airy kitchen is very well-equipped with a Nespresso machine. The outside space at this house is even more generous than the website photos suggest. The pool is huge and surrounded by gorgeous pine, olive and almond trees. Would recommend this house as a fantastic base from which to explore the area. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the relaxing ambience - we definitely want to rent this house again in the future!

Brigid

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Location

The neighbourhood

Venasque is 3km away -a medieval hilltop village with a daily market, art shops and potteries, as well as an impressive church and a baptistry that includes pagan, Roman and Christian relics. The views of Mount Ventoux are spectacular from here. Nearby St Didier is a quaint village with plane tree-lined high street, coffee shops and restaurantsand a Monday market. Mont Ventoux, which is popular with hikers and cyclists,is a half-hour drive away. You’re a fifteen-minute drive to the nearest big town, Carpentras, which has supermarkets and an excellent flea market.

Local points of interest from Karen Francis & Simon Barker

  • The lovely village of Saint Didier is just 2km away down a lane flanked with vineyards and orchards. It has all you need -boulangeries, butchers, small supermarkets, restaurants and bars. Not at all touristy, most places stay open through the winter months
  • On a hilltop 3km away you'll find the stunning Venasque, one of the 'plus beau villages de France' with two lovely restaurants and a bar with panoramic views. Lots of lovely walks start from there or you can hire electric bikes to explore the area.
  • 7km away, The Guardian listed the Sunday morning flea market in Carpentras as one of the top 10 in the whole of France! You'll also find large supermarkets selling everything you might need for your holiday, and winding streets with lovely cafes and shops
  • Mont Ventoux is just 20km away- one of the most 'famous and feared' climbs of the Tour de France. Fortunately you can also drive there via the scenic Gorge de la Nesque, walk a trail then watch the sunset from restaurant Mas des Vignes' panoramic terrace.
  • Of 7 excellent restaurants within 10 minutes' drive our favourite is Domaine de La Camarette near Pernes les Fontaines. Set in the middle of a vineyard, their €34 menu includes wine & an aperitif, all served in a shaded courtyard- the food is excellent.
  • Walkers and cyclists will love the Vaucluse area. Half an hour away, the river at Fontaines-de-Vaucluse is turquoise and crystal clear. From there you can hire kayaks to travel down-river to Isle sur la Sorgue (famous for it's antique shops and stalls).

Introducing

Karen Francis & Simon Barker

Simon and Karen live in London. When they decided to buy a property in the Luberon they both found the same one online –and when they went to view it, it felt like home so they put an offer in immediately. House manager Mathieu is on call if needed –his parents owned the house for 20 years and he spent around 10 years living there so knows the house inside out.