The property, ‘Domaine de la Garde’ is situated between the two pretty villages of Sarrians and Bėdarrides, lying in the beautiful countryside, not far from Isle-sur-la-Sorgues. Domaine de la Garde stands in four hectares of land and consists of several buildings, one of which is an old Orangerie which has been restored.
The main house has two holiday lodges on the first floor. One, ‘the Viridarium’, is for your use, the other solely for guests of the owner and, given the spacious land available, the property is never crowded.
The owner loves antiquities and art and you can sense the luxurious and artistic detail all around. As she does not live here permanently, she has decided to rent out the Viridarium as a guest apartment.
You will be greeted at the Viridarium with a bottle of wine and will find it is air conditioned. There is a fully fitted kitchen with a fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, an electric oven and gas stove, TV with international channels and JBL boxes for music. It is equipped with a toaster, boiler and a coffee machine with a Britta water filter. Two of the three bedrooms are on the first floor and contain en suite bathrooms. There is a third bedroom in the mezzanine upstairs equipped with four beds. All bed linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for the swimming pool.
You will find information about Domaine de la Garde , a selection of business cards for local shops, restaurants and brochures for trips and activities in the region.
At the entrance of the Viridarium, there is a private garden where you can enjoy breakfast under the shade of the trees or alternatively retreat to the nearby pool. The well-equipped pool house has an American fridge, dishwasher, a gas plancha, Wifi and a ping pong table on request - so you can spend the whole day there! And although the private pool may be shared with guests of the other holiday cottage it is never crowded.
When you make your booking we will provide you with the exact coordinates. Upon your arrival, you will reach an automatic gate at the entrance to the property and you will be provided with your own key and pin code for the gate for easy access.
Arrival: We kindly request you arrive between 16:00 and 19:00 - latest 20:00. In order to ensure your arrival please get in touch with us as soon as possible after you made the booking. We're not a hotel where you can have 24h reception.
Departure: Please vacate between 8:00 and 10:00. Especially in the summer time, our cleaning lady has more than one job and has a very tight scheudle.
The cleaning is included in the price. Nevertheless, our lovely guests are kindly asked to leave the accommodation in the same state as they found it. If you know that you won’t have time or wish to clean the oven or another part of the accommodation and kitchen
at the pool house, please let us know in advance to get organised.
Domaine de La Garde is situated in the heart of the county of Avignon, Comtat Venaissin.. The town of Avignon is famous for the Palais des Papes and is in the centre of the Côtes du Rhône wine region. The world renowned Chateauneuf-du-Pape is only 16km from Sarrians. The climate and the quality of the water table have transformed the area into the "Garden of France", famous for its tasty fruits and vegetables, most notably the delicious strawberries from Carpentras. Sarrians, situated in the plains, is a quarter of an hour away from the Dentelles de Montmirail. Here footpaths allow for perfect walks with beautiful panoramas of the whole plain and the wonderful villages of Gigondas, Beaume-de-Venise and Vacqueras - so well renowned for their quality wines.
Activities: Mont Ventoux mountain stands at 1912 meters and overlooks the surrounding region, which is agricultural and has a rich history. Perfect for a bike ride, this mountain remains famous for its challenging climb and the famous Tour de France. Cycling on the 8 km of cycle routes from Sarrians to Jonquières, you witness breathtaking views and scenery. Horse-riding is something of a local pass-time and we recommend "Les Ecuries du Mas de la Garde", neighbouring Domaine de la Garde. Ask for Aline Souriou, a qualified equestrian, who will enlighten all levels, from beginner to a confirmed horseman, enhancing the relationship between rider and horse. From ponies to Anglo Arabians, horse lovers alike will all be able to indulge in their passion. The banks of the Ouvèze are close by, where you will cross horse riders and cyclists at just a 2 minute drive.