Aubignan, Vaucluse
+39 3665828584

Hard not to fall in love with this Provencal house, its artistic rooms, rambling grounds, and glimpses of Mont Ventoux


8 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 13

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Oak and pine woodland screens these three acres. Discover the olive grove and the apricot orchards, find patios beneath fig trees, splash in the pool, and dine in the wisteria-strewn courtyard.

Named after the owners’ home in Japan, this lovely old mas has a cosy, homely feel despite its size. Books, photos and paintings adorn the walls, there’s a stuffed peacock in the living room, and a piano to play. Gather round the barbecue, nod off in the hammock, and retire to one of six bedrooms.

You can follow the canal and tow path that hug the grounds, or drive into Carpentras (4km) for restaurants: ‘Chez Serge’ is loved by the locals. Smaller Aubignan is good for shops; and markets and wine trails abound. Head first for the Maison de Gigondas, a 20-minute drive, for wonderful wine tastings. Follow with a meal at Les Florets, a spectacular restaurant in the hills above.

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We think you'll love

  • The history, the character, and the peace
  • Relaxing in a family-friendly house ideal for large groups
  • The proximity of Mount Ventoux, 15km - a destination for hikers and bikers
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You should know

  • The pool is open from Easter until November
  • There are two friendly cats in residence
  • Bedrooms have ceiling fans and insect screens


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement. Heated pool open from Easter until November. One week min stay; 2 week min Jul-Aug.
12 June - 28 June, 8 July - 30 August.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €500
Weekly price
from €5000
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge. Cleaning & linen: €500 per stay. Tourist Tax: €0.70 per adult per night.
1 House for 13
From €5008 beds6 bedrooms


I had a wonderful stay at SHOTO, this beautiful house hidden discretely behind its garden. Great sense of privacy in the closed courtyard en garden, several terraces in the shade (one covered with beautiful view of the valley), a pool, (not to close, and not too far), very personal interior decor with large kitchen, very spacious sitting room, lovely bedrooms and very comfortable beds! And enough space for even a large company!

Scott, Haarlem, NL

A large, family-friendly Mas, comfortable but not too precious. Quiet countryside yet easy striking distance to markets, good restaurants, vineyards and numerable towns and villages. Ideal for groups of cyclists wanting Mt Ventoux challenges, or for large families wanting a large garden, magic pool and space to relax between site seeing trips. And Marie-Laure is available to cook or babysit.

Rosie, Sawday's Inspector

A warm and welcoming house. Lots of space, nice corners to sit and read a book, outsider a little French paradise with a wonderful pool. You feel as if you are part of de Provence, with all its wines, markets and plessant restaurants. Thx that we could stay in your wonderful family house

Clara, The Hague

The beautiful house & surroundings make you feel at home & away at the same time: stylish but relaxed atmosphere, lovely garden & pool. I made trips to Avignon , Arles , Beaune de Venise, and hope to climb the Mont Ventoux by bike next time .

Judith, Haarlem

Shoto is magical place in beautiful surroundings and both the house and gardens are full of character and originality. The owners could not be nicer, welcoming and more charming. I definitely recommend this, especially if you want something special.

Leila, London

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The neighbourhood

These atmospheric gardens - the owner's pride and joy - are bordered by the Canal du Carpentras, with a riding stables on the far side. There’s an enticing summer kitchen, a stone swimming pool, and the air is scented with lavender and pines. For wet days you have table tennis, mini football, a film projector and a large TV. The towns of Aubignan and Carpentras have shops, cafes and all you need.

Local points of interest from Bernadine Dupuy d'Angeac

  • The house was probably built around 1830, but on the premises there are many remains of far older constructions, there is a frescoed chapel hidden under the garden, there are columns all through the house that are pre-roman, the poolhouse is medieval
  • The garden is typically Provençal, so you will find rosemary, lavender, thyme, salvia, cipres trees, Mediterranean pine trees and many very old oak trees, one of them in particular is over 300 years of age!Avignon TGV + Airport 33kmMarseille 88km
  • So much to do and to see, we advise you to come and spend 3 months and see it all, but here just some tips; Avignon, Palais des Papes, Arles, Orange, Vaison-la-Romaine, Pernes les Fontaines, Fontaines de Vaucluse, Les Barroux, Crillon le Brave, Suzette etc
  • The areas around the Dentelles de Montmirail and the slopes of the Mont Ventoux are fantastic for hiking. There is some for all tastes, and the landscape changes all the time.- Theatre festival of Avignon- Dance in Vaison la Romaine- Opera in Orange
  • The area is famous for it's wines; the Côte du Rhone, Côte de Ventoux, Chateauneuf du Pape and many others, to discover during wine tasting trips! Because we have very hot summers, we replaced the BBQ with a Plancha, for safe and fun cooking outside
  • The Friday market of Carpentras is famous and people come from far away to have a stroll and shop for groceries, linen, lavender, olives, truffles and sweets, ending with a cool glass of rosé at a terrace enjoying the sight of all those colours and scents.


Bernadine Dupuy d'Angeac

Multilingual Bernadine will meet and greet whenever she can, and is reachable by phone should you need anything. Marie-Laure is on hand to clean and cook, and enjoys having children cook with her; she babysits too. Her services are extra, and are booked in advance.