Villa Les Vanels

Villars, Provence

Ref: SV228

Price guide: 2690€ to 4390€

6 6 10 Private pool 105km No Yes Yes Yes

About the Property:

Spacious villa with private pool and hot tub in large enclosed grounds and views of Luberon Mountains, Apt 6km.

Villa Les Vanels enjoys a sunny south-facing aspect with a u-shape layout around the spacious pool. This, along with a mature hedge to the front, offers a good deal of privacy and shelter for the pool and surrounding sun terrace.

On the first floor the sun terrace offers some wonderful views across the local vineyards, orchards and distant Luberon mountain range. This is a wonderful place to come and stay for a relaxing break right on the edge of the much admired Luberon region.

The very well-equipped summer kitchen is a real delight. Located right beside the pool it has the additional benefit of having a large and relaxing sheltered corner area. Clients tend to spend a lot of time in the summer kitchen cooking delicious meals, whilst watching the children playing in the pool or simply enjoying the views.

With the market town of Apt only 10 minutes’ drive away, a couple of supermarkets at just 1.5km and a track from the house that takes you to the village of Villars with restaurants, bars and shops in 20-30 minutes on foot, one could say that everything is on your doorstep!

This recently renovated and attractive property can comfortably accommodate ten people (and on request up to twelve people, 10 adults and 2 children maximum, at an additional charge).

Property size: 260m².

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Prices (sterling prices on request)


Living area

Ground floor (entrance level) living room with sofas, armchair, open fireplace (wood provided), satellite TV, home-cinema, DVD player and hi-fi. French doors lead to covered terrace with outdoor furniture and pool area.
Dining area with table and chairs. French doors to pool area.


Ground floor kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, induction hotplates, fridge, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso and filter coffee machine) and toaster.
Utility room with washing machine, freezer, ice-maker, iron, ironing board and vacuum.


Ground floor
Bedroom 1: Bedroom with Queen size four poster bed (160cm x 200cm), small TV. French doors leading to terrace. Adjoining bathroom.
Bedroom 2: Bedroom with twin beds (90cm). Adjoining shower room.
Bedroom 3: Bedroom with King size bed (180cm). French doors leading to terrace. Shower cubicle and sink in the bedroom separated by a curtain.
First floor
Bedroom 4: Bedroom with Queen size four poster bed (160cm x 200cm), small TV. French door leading to sun terrace. Window with view onto the pool. En suite shower room.
Bedroom 5: Bedroom with Queen size four poster bed (160cm x 200cm), small TV. Window with view onto the pool and surrounding countryside. En suite shower room.
Bedroom 6: Bedroom with bunk beds (90cm). Adjoining shower room.


Ground floor: Bathroom with bath adjoining Bedroom 1. Shower room adjoining Bedroom 2. Shower room adjoining Bedroom 3. Separate wc.
First floor: Shower room with wc en suite to Bedroom 4. Shower room with wc en suite to Bedroom 5. Shower room adjoining Bedroom 6.


Enclosed grounds comprising vineyards and orchards. Swings, trampoline and table football. Hot tub. Well-equipped poolside summer kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, gas hotplates, fridge, kettle, coffee machine, toaster and hi-fi. Outdoor table and chairs and wc. Large terrace around the pool ideal for sunbathing. Outdoor furniture, 7 sun loungers, gas barbecue, gas plancha and hammock. Parking for several cars in shaded parking area. Garage with space for one car, fridge.


Pool size: 10 x 5m, depth 1.5m throughout. Security system: cover. Chlorine water. Open from April to November. Steps down to the pool.

Changeover day

Saturday. Flexible arrival and departure dates before 15/6/24 and after 14/9/24, please enquire.
Check-in between 5-8pm. Checkout before 10am.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels (including 6 pool towels).
  • Water and electricity.

Other charges

Obligatory charges payable on arrival

  • End of stay cleaning: 150€.
  • Refundable security deposit of 1000€ payable in cash on arrival. The security deposit will either be returned on departure once an inventory has been completed and shown that no furniture, fixtures, fittings or linen is missing, damaged or soiled. If this is not possible the security deposit will be refunded no more than 15 days after departure by bank transfer.

Optional prebookable extras, payable on arrival

  • Bed linen and towel change for stays of two weeks or more: 20€ per bed. Please request at time of booking.

Other information

  • Two cots (not including linen) and one high chair available. Please request at time of booking.
  • Hair dryers available.
  • No pets allowed.
  • No smoking in the villa.
  • A discrete caretaker lives in the adjacent property to the side of the villa. There is no visual contact and the caretaker uses a private entrance.


Villars, Provence

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Nearest beach


Nearest airport(s)

Marseille 94km, Avignon 47km.
Train stations: Apt (6km), Avignon TGV 57km.


Shops, bars and restaurants in Villars (1.5km). (It is possible to walk to village via a safe track).
Supermarket and Picard (quality frozen food) 1.5km.
Good range of shops, supermarket and restaurants in Apt (6km).
Hospital in Apt (6km)

Places to visit nearby


Sunday: Coustellet (26km)
Monday: Cadenet (28km)
Tuesday: Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt (5km)
Wednesday: Gargas (5km)
Thursday: Goult (16km)
Friday: Bonnieux 18km. Lourmarin (24km) – particularly recommended.
Saturday: Apt (6km) – the largest and best in the area. It takes up the whole town, but the nicest part is towards the Place de la Bouquerie. Please note that in summer, it can take a bit of time to find a place to park.

Villars (1.5km)
A little village built on top of a small hill with pretty views.

The Colorado Provencal (9km)
Situated between the villages of Rustrel and Gignac waymarked walks take you through a unique and colourful desert scenery with yellow and red rock formations created when ochre was quarried in the area.

Saignon (11km)
With its Roman church, walks, horse riding and superb views from the top of the village, Saignon is a must!

Simiane la Rotonde (22km)
Hilltop village with Medieval castle and international Baroque music festival in summer.

Lavender fields around Sault (27km)
Around June-July and onto August the scent and colour of lavender fields encapsulate the very essence of Provence. The French author Jean Giono called lavender “the soul of Provence”. There is a concentration of lavender fields from the high plateaux around Sault, at the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux, and also around Apt and Gordes.

Banon (30km)
Buy some of the famous and tasty Banon goat cheese at either market (every Tuesday and Saturday morning) and visit Le Bleuet, a fascinating book shop spread over four floors in the heart of the village.

Reillane (33km)
A fascinating and authentic Provencal village famous for its incredible festival in June. Wander through the historic old village or visit the Sunday morning market.
Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon (14km)
This is a region of stunning natural beauty with superb varied scenery and outstanding views. To the north you will find the wild mountain scenery of the Vaucluse hills and famous Mont Ventoux. To the south the amazing oak and pine covered slopes of the Luberon mountains. The Luberon valley is dotted with vineyards, cherry orchards and lavender fields enhanced by stunning hill-top villages. This region is also renowned for its quality restaurants and locally produced fruit, cheeses, honey and many other irresistible delights. You will also find many very good local vineyards producing excellent Cotes du Luberon and Cotes de Ventoux with tastings available at all the small Domains as well as the two big ‘Cave Cooperatives’. Colourful Provencal fabrics and beautiful table linen are also available in the charming local markets along with a large variety of pottery. A number of the villages have art galleries where you can view and buy from local artists.


Avignon (56km)
Avignon, on the banks of the Rhone, is probably best-known these days for the children’s song – Sur le Pont d’Avignon. But for several decades in the 14th century it was the capital of Christendom, after Pope Clement V moved his court here to avoid the chaos in Rome. The legacy of that papal schism can be seen today in the city’s UNESCO-protected architecture, including the vast Palais des Papes. Nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape, site of a now-ruined castle built by a later pope, still produces acclaimed red wines. The city’s intact ramparts and pedestrianised centre lend Avignon a small-town, medieval feel. Yet each July, the city goes totally 21st century, as thousands of visitors descend for a contemporary performing arts extravaganza, the Festival d’Avignon.

Aix en Provence (65km)
Aix en Provence is a lively and very appealing town with numerous restaurants and bars near the famous tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, markets on most week-days where you can sample regional produce including Calissons d’Aix (delicious marzipan based confectionery). There are lots of wonderful art galleries all within walking distance from one another in the centre of Aix, shops, music and much more!

L’Isle sur la Sorgue (35km)
L’Isle sur la Sorgue is a pretty market town, much loved for its antique shops and twice weekly markets. Once an important fishing town, with an abundance of crayfish in the River Sorgue, there are also several canals running through the centre. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, the town has been called the Venice of Provence. The river has influenced the development of the town, providing for thriving crafts and industries, flour mills, wool and silk workshops. Many of the waterwheels remain adding to the picturesque charm of the town. Each Sunday there is quite a carnival atmosphere with a flea market, regarded as of the best antique markets in France (Thursday in normal market day).

Golf: Golf du Pays d’Apt (1.5km), Saumane de Vaucluse (34km).
Tennis: Apt (6km).
Horse-riding (1.8km).
Bike hire Apt (6km).

Property Reviews

The two weeks spent at Villa Les Vanels were a real pleasure… We highly recommend!

C. J. (12/8/23)

We spent a wonderful week in this property!.. In summary, it is the perfect house.

Marc D (5/8/23)

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