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Sue Macdonald Armstrong

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Lovely villa in Provencal village, private pool,mountain views

13 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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3 bedroom villa to sleep 6 in beautiful garden with heated pool in Provence

Villa Les Cerisiers is in a small group of houses overlooking the village of Oppede, a 2 minute walk away. It has a direct view of the Petit Luberon mountains, is fully air-conditioned and easily sleeps 6 in three double bedrooms.

Downstairs, an office off the living room has a double sofa bed for visitors. The kitchen is fully fitted including fridge/freezer, dishwasher,washing machine and conventional and microwave ovens. The living room is large and sunny, with a wood-burning fireplace for the colder months! It and the kitchen lead to a covered terrace where you can sit with a glass of wine watching the sun go down over the mountains, enjoy a BBQ, or relax by the swimming pool in the secluded garden. Wi-fi is available.

Oppede is in the middle of 'Peter Mayle country', a few minutes' drive from several stunning hill villages, and there is superb fresh produce in the many local markets. You can buy your wine direct from local vineyards, and olive oil from a nearby estate. A neighbour sells his cherries in season!

At any time of year, the beauty of he surroundings make the Villa les Cerisiers the perfect place for your holiday.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sue Macdonald Armstrong (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Sue Macdonald Armstrong

We live in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Villa Les Cerisers is our second home.

I am a writer and my husband Stuart is a Charity Fundraiser. We are both in our sixties with 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and counting!

Sue Macdonald Armstrong purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sue Macdonald Armstrong chose Luberon

We knew we wanted this villa when we first viewed it, in the middle of a cherry orchard on a hill above Oppede and with a wonderful view of the Luberon Mountains.

What makes this villa unique

We, and our guests who rent the villa, find the combination of privacy and access to a lively village is ideal. We love the swimming pool and garden in the summer and the open log fire in the winter.

The skies are lovely, the sunsets spectacular.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Lovely villa in Provencal village, private pool,mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

The property was gorgeous, exactly as described. 4 adults stayed and we had more than enough room. All of the facilities were perfect including the lovely sized out door pool. On arrival everything was ready for us, clean and tidy. For us location was perfect, Oppede is a five minute wander down the road. Can't recommend enough, thank you so much

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Everything you need for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week in Oppede and fully enjoyed this property. It has every amenity you require with a well-stocked kitchen, nice outdoor area with amazing mountain views and lots of great information provided about the local area and surrounding townships (there are lots!). We had a few days of rain which didn't bother us as the property is large enough to still relax inside. We visited in the off-season so many places in Oppede were closed however with the car it was nice to explore the other towns close by. Overall a great place to go for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Wonderful location, comfortable and spacious

  • 5 of 5

As before, we took the train to Avignon, hired a car and drove 40 minutes to Sue MacDonald's lovely house facing the Luberon. The weather was consistently sunny with temperatures over 30 during the day but with plenty of cool in the evenings. All meals were taken on the terrace underneath vines.

Sited in a beautiful Provencal garden, the gorgeous pool provides welcome relief at the hottest times of the day.

The view towards the mountains to the south is spectacular, with the medieval village of Oppede le Vieux clearly visible. Many mountain walking routes meet there for those interested in hiking.

Les Cerisiers is five minutes walk from bakery and epicerie and ten minutes in the car to a supermarket. The fruit and vegetables in the local markets were utterly superb this year.

This is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay on holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Another relaxing and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Villa les Cerisiers, and was just as relaxing and enjoyable as the first one. We had the luxury of a three week holiday and the comfort of the villa, and wonderful location offered the perfect way to make the most of the break. The villa is comfortable and welcoming, with all the facilities you need, and a beautiful garden, pool and view. As well as relaxing by the pool, catching up with the reading, we also walked most days, either up to Oppede le Vieux, or around the many local hilltop villages and historic sites. This year one of us made the cycling route up Mont Ventoux - the rest of us joining them at the top by car, for the amazing views and a quick tribute to Tom Simpson.

We had many good meals, including two more trips to Celina's, and some lovely meals in Goult. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

A place to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

This is a modern, spacious villa with all mod cons.It is clean and very tastefully and comfortably furnished. Everything you need. Outside there is a terrace to sit out and eat on and also a private swimming pool area with plenty of sunshine. It is a quiet area.

When we went, the pool was not yet open but weather was lovely. Plenty of walks and interesting places to visit. Springtime is stunning in the Luberon, with wild flowers and gorgeous smells everywhere.

The owner was very helpful and replied quickly to all my enquiries. Someone was there to meet us when we arrived to show us around.

I would recommend this property to anyone. One could have a lazy time around the pool in the summer or a more active visit at other times of the year.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks in Villa les Cerisiers, our first time in this part of Provence, and the villa, location and surroundings surpassed all our expectations.

The location is ideal, being quiet and relaxing, but near to so many interesting places to visit. Our mixed family group enjoyed exploring the hill top villages, walks, and vineyards although the quality of the villa and its lovely garden, pool and view meant that we were also very happy to relax and enjoy time on site.

The villa itself is well-equipped, very comfortable and clean. The garden is lovely, and the views from the terrace stunning at any time of the day or evening. The walk into Oppede only takes a few minutes, and we appreciated having shops and the charming little bar so close to hand. The recommendations provided by Sue for trips and restaurants were really useful, and we came away feeling that we had only just started to get to know this beautiful area, with so much more to see than we had time for. We very much appreciated the opportunity to stay in this lovely home, and will definitely be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
avignon or marseilles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
oppede
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Isle sur La Sorgue
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
avignon
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Bistro les Poulivets, Oppede
Car: recommended

Villa Les Cerisiers is beautifully situated in the Luberon National Park, at the foot of the Petit Luberon Mountains. It sits above a pretty village with local shops, a cafe and even a supplier of freshly cooked pizzas! The historic city of Avignon, where you can visit the vast and impressive Palais de Papes, is approximately 30 km away, and Aix en Provence, with its famous cultural festival, is within an hour's drive. Many beautiful hill villages are nearby, including Gordes, Menerbes, Lacoste and Rousillon. Isle Sur La Sorgue, with its weekly antique market, is 20 minutes' drive. A trip to the Camargue, famous for its beaches, horses and flamingoes, makes an unforgettable day trip. Arles, where Van Gogh and Gaugin both painted, is approx. 45 km away The Cathedrale des Images, near St Remy de Provence, runs spectacular projected exhibitions of famous local artists, and is within an hour's drive. Oppede is surrounded by vineyards where you can taste and buy the renowned local wines

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Rates & Availability

Oppède Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,465
 
 
Winter 2016/7
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,014
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 26 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,465
 
 
Spring/Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,577
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,141
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,577
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,014
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Laundry charge of 25euros per stay per person
Discount of 100 euros per week on current rates for returning guests
Balance of payment 30 days before booked period
20% refundable security deposit against loss or damage to property
Returning guests, no security deposit required

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Amenities

Oppède Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is a separate WC both upstairs and downstairs. Main bathroom and both WC's have windows to the outside. All fittings are modern.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are fitted wardrobes and lovely views from all 3 upstairs bedrooms. One bathroom with bath and shower and separate toilet are upstairs. A shower room and additonal toilet is downstairs. If two double beds are required, there is a double sofabed in the office downstairs , en-suite with a shower room. Two sets of bedding are provided for each bed required. There is a folding child's bed also available (for which you will need to provide your own bedding.) We have installed air conditioning in all the bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We employ an agency to look after our house when we are not there, they are available to deal with any queries you may have while you are there The house is cleaned before and after your stay, and for stays of 2 weeks there is a mid-stay clean at our expense. The cleaner can be contacted by our guests for extra cleaning or babysitting if required.

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