Self catering vacation rental in France
· Provence · Vaucluse

Les Cerisiers

A restored 18th century stone farmhouse with a swimming pool, in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône wine region with excellent views of Mont Ventoux.

Tory Johnston
With Gite.com since December, 2003
+33 4 90 41 77 34

About the Holiday Home

The entrance to Les Cerisiers
The entrance to Les Cerisiers

Les Cerisiers is a large stone Provencale mas, or farmhouse, part of which dates from the 18th century. Situated near the foot of Mont Ventoux, the surrounding countryside is full of picturesque hilltop villages and vineyards and is an ideal setting for walkers and cyclists. It is located in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône wine region with a wealth of famous vineyards within easy reach.

The one-bedroom apartment on the upper floor of the house is completely independent. It has its own private entrance and driveway and exclusive use of the pool, summer house and garden. The owner lives on the ground floor but with a separate driveway and garden on the other side of the property.

The air-conditioned double bedroom
The air-conditioned double bedroom

Les Cerisiers is open all year around. The  double bedroom offers a choice of double or twin beds, and there is a bathroom with a shower.

Furnished in Provençal style, the apartment is equipped to a high standard, including independently controlled air conditioning in the bedroom and central heating in the winter.
South-facing living/dining area - sunny all the year round.
South-facing living/dining area - sunny all the year round.

Guests can enjoy broadband WIFI Internet access and English-language satellite television channels.

Les Cerisiers retains many original features such as vaulted ceilings with original oak beams and “tomettes”, the traditional Provençal red floor tiles.

The view from the balcony towards Mont Ventoux
The view from the balcony towards Mont Ventoux

The large sunny living/dining room overlooks the main garden and the bedroom overlooks the pool area. The open plan kitchen is well equipped with an extractor unit, an induction stovetop (hob), an oven and grill, a microwave and an electric coffee maker.

The little balcony is a great spot to sit in the evening at sunset with a glass of wine overlooking Mont Ventoux.

Guests have exclusive use of the summer house, barbecue area, the garden and, of course, the 7x4m swimming pool.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 7 x 4m private pool
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Hamlet
Hameau de Serres
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Carpentras
Other towns nearby
Avignon
Vaison la Romaine
l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Département
Vaucluse (84)
Rental information

1. One-bedroom apartment

Accommodates
2 guests
Bedrooms
1 bedroom
One bedroom with a choice of double or twin beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Special Offer

€100 discount for week of 21st to 28th July!


Offer applies: From July 21, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Book before: July 14, 2018

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
June 17 until September 9 € 895
September 9 until October 7 € 795
October 7 until January 1 € 550
January 1 until March 24 € 550
March 24 until May 13 € 650
May 13 until June 16 € 795

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

Rented by the week from Saturday to Saturday. Before Easter and after mid October, the apartment is also available for a minimum of three nights at a price of €110 per night. Special prices are also available on request for longer stays. A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The balance is payable eight weeks before arrival. A returnable damage deposit of €250 is payable on arrival. All linen and towels, including pool towels, are provided and are included in the rental price. For stays of one week, there is a final cleaning charge of €60. For stays of two weeks or more allow €30 per week for intermediate cleaning and linen change. A baby cot is available on request at a rate of €50 per week including linen. A high chair, baby bath and paddling pool are available free of charge.

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Contact

Tory Johnston at Les Cerisiers.

About the Area

Fresh local produce abounds in this region
Fresh local produce abounds in this region

Set in the countryside on the edge of the little hamlet of Serres, Les Cerisiers is ideally located not only for many sightseeing options and wine-tasting but also for shopping for provisions. It’s a pleasant morning stroll to the bakery in Serres or over the road to the Café du Petit Serrois to buy fresh bread and croissants or basic groceries. There is also a post office and a petrol station within a few minutes' walk. The village of Caromb, with its typical local butcher, baker and cafés is just four kilometres away. Carpentras, which has big supermarkets, is a five minute drive. There are many good restaurants within a 10 to 15 minute drive; both reasonably priced ones with excellent menus and gourmet establishments.

About the Region

Tasting the local wines
Tasting the local wines

The region offers endless sightseeing opportunities. Within 30 to 40 minutes' drive, there is a choice of the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine, the Palais des Papes in Avignon, and the beautiful Luberon Valley with its famous little towns of Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes and Lacoste. Slightly further afield are Nîmes, Arles and Orange with their famous arenas and festivals. Closer to home are some of the most famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône - Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaumes de Venise.

The Palais des Papes in Avignon
The Palais des Papes in Avignon

For music lovers, July and August boast a plethora of music festivals in Avignon, Orange and Aix-en-Provence, as well as the International Piano Festival of Roque d'Antheron, which attracts some of the world's leading classical and jazz pianists. The area around Mont Ventoux is also a paradise for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers with trails of every level amid breathtaking scenery. The summer months from the end of May to September are generally very hot and sunny. The spring and autumn continue to offer hours of sunshine, but with more moderately warm temperatures, and the months from November to March offer sunny days and cold nights.

Photo Album

The dining area overlooking the garden.
The dining area overlooking the garden.
The kitchen
The kitchen
Enjoy dining al fresco in your own private pool area !
Enjoy dining al fresco in your own private pool area !
Keen cyclists can either bring their own bikes or hire them locally if they want special high performance bikes for cycling up Mont Ventoux.   There is a lock up storage area available for them.
Keen cyclists can either bring their own bikes or hire them locally if they want special high performance bikes for cycling up Mont Ventoux. There is a lock up storage area available for them.
We regularly have spectacular sunsets and sunrises like this one over Mont Ventoux  photographed by a client from the bedrooom ...
We regularly have spectacular sunsets and sunrises like this one over Mont Ventoux photographed by a client from the bedrooom ...
Come and taste the wondereful local strawberries for which Carpentras is justly famous ...
Come and taste the wondereful local strawberries for which Carpentras is justly famous ...

Guest Opinions

“Many thanks for a lovely stay - our last holiday before the baby !We had a wonderful relaxing break and the gite is super comfy and cosy and we made good use of the outdoor kitchen too - an added bonus to be able to eat out in October. We hope to return one day.”
Miranda and Chris S. - London, UK

“Thank you so much for making our week so comfortable and relaxing. Super to come back after visiting many memorable places to just relax in or out of your lovely pool. There was not enough time so planning to return next year for two weeks this time!”
Maureen and Jasper B. - Cholsey, UK

“Our first holiday in Provence, our first stay at Les Cerisiers - and any apprehensions we may have had were dispelled as soon as we walked through the door! A fabulous holiday; home from home with big light airy rooms, and perfectly located too - a great base to explore all that Provence has to offer. It was a fabulous stay in a fabulous holiday home.”
John and Sue I. - York, UK

“We're sad to leave after a wonderful week of exploration in Provence. Thanks to your perfect organisation, it was so easy for us to visit incredible places and to enjoy amazing countryside close to you. It was such a pleasure to return to Les Cerisiers after a long day on the road! We'll think of you as we savour our lovely Provencale wine we took home with us ....”
John and MAria M. - Turin, Italy

“Our sixth visit to you and so much still to see and do - this time further afield in The Drome and the Chateau de Grignan. And every day to eat the local delights: apricots, olives, aubergines, courgettes , prepared al fresco in our favorite summer kitchen. The restaurant you suggested for us with our friends was perfect. We consider you the perfect hostess in the Vaucluse.”
Laura and Gary S. - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA

“It was serendipitous that we stumbled upon Les Cerisiers for our holiday and it was simply perfect. The apartment is cosy and charming and the garden and pool so pleasant. And thank you for your kindness to Erin - she was thrilled to be able to walk your dog with you.”
Karen and Erin W. - Stuttgart (US Army), Germany

“We loved our stay here. It is the perfect locale for exploring the area and we loved the 'rural' setting. We also enjoyed our opportunity to speak with a vineyard owner and to witness the grape harvesting going on nearby. Our first time in Provence and we would return in a hearbeat !”
Carolyn and Orest E. - Delta, BC, Canada

“The sky is clear and blue, the wind has dropped and we are so sorry we cannot stay on - as others have said, time flies here ... You have made our stay so comfortable with so many ’homey’ touches - all very thoughtfully done. Many thanks.”
Sally and Peter W. - Vancouver, Canada

“It was our first time in Provence and we feel very lucky to have chosen Les Cerisiers as our stopping place for the week. We have loved staying in the gite, one of our favorite places ever!”
Michael and Brenda W. - Vanvouver, BC, Canada

“What a relaxing and wonderful time we have had staying in your warm and inviting Les Cerisiers ! Your location is perfect and the materials you provided, along with your personal input, enabled us to fully take advantage of all the Cotes du Rhone has to offer. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.”
Lauren W. and Janet M. - Seattle, Washington, USA

“We had a lovely few days in the South of France, made even more lovely by this amazing little apartment. It was straight out of a postcard. Such a gorgeous place surrounded by the most amazing scenery. ”
Feeldy T. - Singapore, Singapore

“We enjoyed our stay at this apartment situated centrally to a lot of interesting places to visit. And set in beautiful surroundings that got even better day by day when the spring flowers all bloomed at the same time.”
Agneta and Peter H. - Malmö, Sweden

“What a wonderful piece of heaven Les Cerisiers is! It’s absolutely charming and, even on chilly days, it added such warmth to our day.We couldn’t ask for better accommodation and we definitely plan to visit Les Cerisiers again.”
Greg and Karen L. - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

“The place is beautiful, the taste impeccable and the environs spectacular.But most of all Les Cerisiers has the charm of a place well-loved, which is not so usual in vacations rentals !”
Cristina D. - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

“It was a pleasure to stay here for a few days and we wish it had been longer. Tory could teach a few so-called ’professionals’ in the hospitality industry a thing or two ! It is hard to imagine a better base than Les Cerisiers for exploring this wonderful part of France.”
Chris and Pat G. - Dawesville , Australia

“Les Cerisiers has surpassed anything we could have imagined. The idyllic locations, the amazing view each morning of the lavender and your kind hospitality were all much appreciated. We loved every moment of our trip.”
John and Rhoda F. - Victoria, Australia

“Thank you for a wonderful week. It certainly was delightful coming from the cold Sydney weather to the warm lavender smells of Provence. The only complaint was that one week at Les Cerisiers is not enough! We leave with many beautiful memories of our first trip but hopefully not our last.”
Glenn G. - Sydney, Australia