A beautiful traditional Mas with well appointed garden and stunning heated pool
Sean & Rachel O'Riordan
- english, french
About Sean & Rachel O'Riordan
We live in the south east of England. France has always been a special holiday destination for us, offering beautiful and varied countryside and within easy access of the UK. We fell in love with Provence in particular and when the opportunity arose we purchased this beautiful home that stole our hearts., It took a few months of hard work to renovate. It was worth it. We love the house and garden as do our family and friends. We wish we could spend longer periods in this region. Thank you for taking the time to view our home.
Why Sean & Rachel O'Riordan chose Saumane-de-Vaucluse
Le Mas Guillaume enjoys glorious views of the Vaucluse hills from the terrace. For us, sundowners in the garden, the glorious garden, make it rather special location. We always are amazed at the magnificent night skies. The area has many good leisure options, walking, golf and cycling. Fishing and canoeing very nearby too. As we love the outdoors, so this was a perfect choice of properties. The Luberon National Park offers stunning walking. La Sorgue river is stunning. The property is tranquil, not isolated with easy access to nearby villages and towns. The coast is approximately an hour's drive from the house. Recently we visited Pont du Gard, a stunning ancient Roman aqueduct. Well worth a visit.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is conveniently located to the town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue, a 5 minute drive, good shopping and great restaurants, too. The Luberon villages are within easy reach, Menerbes, Gordes, Goult to name a few. Le Mas Guillaume is great for families with children or teenagers, offering privacy with lovely outdoor areas. Good security and a tastefully fenced pool area. We are fortunate to have an excellent manager who endeavours to make this a special holiday for our guests. As well as the clean on a Saturday our cleaner also provides a light mid-week clean. Easy access for wheelchair users.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
* Cancellation (less than 60 days to arrival): Owner will refund (partially or fully) should a re-let occur. See Rental Agreement for more details.
* The traveller is required to complete & return the Rental Agreement (downloadable below)
Pool heating surcharge Apr-May & Sept-Oct €100/wk
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house in fantastic area
This place is fantastic! I can’t fault it. The area is rich with things to do, very picturesque. The house itself is great with a layout that’s perfect for big families. There were 4 adults and 4 kids plus my elderly dad stayed in the pool suite which was perfect to give him a bit of privacy. The pool is great - fully fenced which was a real bonus for our non swimming younger kids. Best holiday ever!
Wow, I’m thrilled that you had such a fantastic time and delighted that our home and the area was perfect for your vacation.
Thank you for taking time to write a review.
Wonderful House, Wonderful Area
We have stayed in many self catering houses around the world and this is what we hoped for, and more.
It is stylishly and beautifully equipped, immaculately clean, and with everything one could wish for. Plenty of room for our family of 6 adults and 2 young children, the pool and garden are very secure for little ones.
So many interesting places to visit nearby with numerous opportunities to sample wonderful French food and wine.
We had a few problems - our Saturday flights were cancelled - but Patricia, Douglas and manager Elayne were so helpful, for which we are very grateful.
Our family can't wait to return
It was a pleasure welcoming you to our house and pleased that our efforts were appreciated.
Delighted that your holiday was fabulous as I know how much you were looking forward to it.
Thanks for choosing our home.
Amazing property in the perfect location
The property was beautiful and in an amazing location to explore. It is a very short drive into L’Isle sur la sorgue . The pool area was immaculate, the owners provided all pool towels. There is a suite which we decided to stay in which opens up on to the pool. The main house is stunning with a large sociable kitchen ... a big kitchen is important to us being in France! Outside the front of the property the large table and bbq area was used every evening.
The house is very tastefully decorated and incredibly well organised. The owners have thought of everything and have a file detailing restaurants, walks and other important information for your stay.
It was a very relaxing stay and we hope to go back this summer.
Thank you for taking time to write a review.
I’m pleased your holiday was so enjoyable and that you found our home to be comfortable and relaxing.
I look forward to welcoming you in the future.
This is a beautiful house for a holiday. We were two families, all adults, and it catered for all our needs. The photos do not do it justice; everything was as described and more. We spent almost all of our time either in the kitchen, on the terrace or by the pool - all brilliant. It's easy to get anywhere for shopping, markets and visiting the lovely local villages (our favourites being Gordes, Menerbes and Fontaine de Vaucluse). Also Cassis on the coast is well worth a visit, not forgetting all the opportunities for wine tasting (superb Rosé)!
Patricia and Douglas were extremely helpful beforehand and kept in touch during our stay. Elayne and Catherine (manager and housekeeper) were also great. We would love to return for another holiday.
Thank you for this lovely review. You were great guests and we would love to have you back.
So delight that it was such a wonderful holiday.
Kind regards to you all.
We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful home from home. The property is very spacious and comfortable, with lots of little details that added a special touch to our holiday- the local wine and soap on arrival were particularly enjoyable after a long days travel, and the kids adored playing with all the toys stored in the garage. Between that, the pool and the garden, they were very well occupied!
The location is stunning, all the beauty of rural Provence, yet only 5 minutes from the restaurants and shops in L'isle Sur la Sorgue. We had a great time exploring on market day.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in the surrounding area. We particularly enjoyed visiting fountain de vaucluse where we had an exceptional meal at restaurant Philip, and saumane de vaucluse where bistro de saumane is worth a trip. There is lots to see and do, hiking, cycling, kayaking and even a high ropes course nearby, plenty of activities for the kids.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and enjoyed many tranquil evenings on the terrace with a lovely meal (courtesy chef Jane) and a glass or two of local rosé... perfect getaway!
What a pleasure having you and your family staying at our house.
We're delighted that it was such a wonderful time. You're always welcome back. Thanks for taking time to write this review
atmospheric house in a lovely setting
The house fully meets expectations, it is stylishly finished and you are fully equipped.In the immediate vicinity are many beautiful villages and activities.Even with small children, the house is very practical and safe. The poolside cottage has its own entrance, and is therefore perfect for a couple, space enough for a couple with baby.
(A small cooking plate and microwave in that cottage would make it complete.) The main house is also very spacious (four big bedrooms and a small one for a child) !
We were very happy with the cleaning service after a week. Washing the sheets and towels gives a very luxury feeling.
We enjoyed the house very very much!
Thank you for the review. Delighted you've had such a lovely holiday and pleasant snd comfortable stay at our house.
Hope to see you again.
Special interest holidays:
The La Sorgue is less than a 5 minute walk from the house. It is ideal for canoeing, kayaking or fly-fishing.
Painting classes available in the nearby village of Lagnes, about 3 kms from the house.
A chef is available for home dining.
Hiking, walking and cycling in the Vaucluse Hills and Saumane de Vaucluse. The canal de Carpentras offers wonderful walking routes.
Tennis and horse riding nearby.
The area is ideal for exploring Provencal villages nearby - personal favourites Lagnes, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and Cabrières-d'Avignon.
Guests can enjoy shopping for fresh produce at the local village markets.
Cassis, on the Mediterranean is about 1,5 hours from the house.
Gordes, Goult, Saumane, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Lagnes and L'Isle sur la Sorgue are all nearby
Cassis, about an hour or so drive from the house.
Easy access to Marseille airport, 40 mins
Avignon TGV, 35 mins
Use of a car is essential
Lagnes, 3 kms from the house
L'Isle sur la Sorgue, 4 kms from the house
Fontaine de Vaucluse, 2 kms from the house
Avignon, approximately, 30 kms away
Intermarche and Super U are conveniently located in L'Isle sur La Sorgue
Also a bio (organic) fresh produce market in L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Lagnes, a delightful village is 3 kms drive, great restaurant, Auberge de Lagnes.
Saumane de Vaucluse is wonderful for walking. Saumane offers great views and has a lovely restaurant.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue is great for antique markets, a delightful town, the 'little Venice' of France. There are a number of banks and speciality stores and boutiques. Wonderful restaurants.
The source of the La Sorgue, a natural spring, at Fontaine de Vaucluse
Villages of Gordes, Velleron, Goult and Menerbes are not far from the house.
Wonderful markets at the nearby villages.