Europe / France / Provence
Close to Avignon, this XIIth century private townhouse is conveniently located in the center of L’Isle sur la Sorgue and offers to its guests a quiet peaceful environment, modern comfortable accommodations and unique contemporary decor.
The house was known as “The Old Inn” from 1557 to 1917. It was originally built during the 12th and 13th centuries, renovated during the 14th and 15th centuries and finally entirely modernized in 2010. This old private town house with its Renaissance facade offers its guests modern comfort and luxury in century old surroundings.
You can access the house by walking through a small alley and entering through the gate entrance. A stone spiral staircase leads each guest to four private luxury suites, one on each floor. A hidden panoramic terrace overlooking L’Isle sur la Sorgue awaits you at the top of the staircase. Each evening at sunset, a magical display of colors is set forth before your eyes.
For your enjoyment, there is a Jacuzzi on the terrace and a heated current swimming pool on the ground floor. For the real nature lovers a refreshing dip in the Sorgue River located at the foot of the guesthouse is always possible. The Southern façade of the house is bordered by the Arquet, a branch of the Sorgue River, which gives the house an enjoyable coolness during the summer.
- Living room: numerous sofas, fireplace, Hifi Music system, satellite TV, many artworks, etc.
- Dining Room: located between the living room, kitchen, swimming pool, and the Sorgue river banks, the 4-meter-long dining room table (for 14 people) is perfect for private catered dinners with our in-house chef. The room is decorated with a unique chandelier. On exhibit in seven large display cases you can discover a rare collection of handrail crystal balls and paintings.
- Guest toilet.
- Fully equipped kitchen (cooker, ovens, microwave, dishwasher, blenders, washing machine, dryer) and pantry
- 2 Large bedrooms
- 3 Large bedrooms
A hundred year old olive tree stands at the centre of this beautiful stone paved courtyard surrounded by vegetation and aromatic plants. A fountain lined with jasmine, two large camellias, two cypresses, hydrangeas and a Karl Springer round stone table welcomes you for breakfast when it suits you.
By the river banks, enjoy a quiet pause on the footbridge located between the dining room and the kitchen to contemplate the 'Arquet' creek (branch of the Sorgue river), the view being a living work of art in and of itself. Watch the wild ducks entertain you during breakfast as you sit at the bistro table overlooking the stream.
The pool is heated both in summer and winter, and is partially covered; two thirds is an indoor pool and the remaining third a heated open-air pool. This counter- current swimming pool (9 m x 3 m) has been designed to allow guests to swim in place and do water aerobics or to relax after a long day of sight-seeing in the Provence region.
At the very top of the spiral staircase, a metal door opens onto two amazing terraces.
The first terrace is spacious and has a dining area and small kitchen under a pergola where you can lounge and relax amongst pink laurel bushes. Further away, under a veranda is the oversized Jacuzzi. Enjoy moments of deep relaxation in this oversized, heated Jacuzzi under an open veranda on the roof top terrace.
The second terrace is above the tower and is used as a solarium. It is accessible by a narrow ladder called in French an “échelle meunière” (a typical steep ladder with open-backed treads). From there you can admire the panoramic view:
- To the North: the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Mont Ventoux
- To the East: Vaucluse’s plateau, the collegiate Church and the Luberon region
- To the South: the Alpilles
- To the West: the plain and the Rhône valley
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10 Guests
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 (First Floor): Large king size bed (200 cm x 200 cm), TV, safe, fridge, sofa-bed (for one), spacious en-suite bathroom (with double washbasins, bathtub, shower, and WC), and balcony.
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Large king size bed (200 cm x 200 cm), TV, safe, fridge, sitting area with armchairs, large en-suite shower room (with double washbasins, shower, and WC), and Sorgue River view.
Bedroom 3 (Second Floor): Large king size bed (200 cm x 200 cm), TV, safe, fridge, sofa-bed (for one), and large en-suite bathroom with double washbasins, bathtub, multi-jet shower, and WC.
Bedroom 4 (Second Floor): The apartment (85 sqm) - bedroom with a large king size bed (200 cm x 200 cm), A/C, safe; adjoining dining/sitting room with additional small double bed (140 cm), sofas, armchairs, dining table, TV, fridge; en-suite bathroom with bathtub, double washbasins, and WC; and balcony.
Bedroom 5 (Second Floor): A four-poster bed (king size 200×200), an extra bed (single 190 × 90) can accommodate a third person or a child. The bathroom includes a wide bathtub, two washbasins, a large shower and separate water closets.
Please note that the 5 bedrooms have heating/cooling floor system or A/C (on the top floor), Wi Fi Internet, flat screen TV, safe and refrigerator. In addition, they all have independent access by an old spiral staircase.
Pool DetailsHeated both in summer and winter, it is partially covered; two thirds is an indoor pool and the remaining third a heated open-air pool. The counter-current swimming pool (9 x 3 meters) has been designed to allow guests to swim in place and do water aerobics or to relax after a long day of sight-seeing in the Provence region.
Staff and ServicesFull housekeeping service (2 cleaning ladies)
Concierge service provided by the house manager / butler, Isabelle, who lives nearby
Linen changed on request
Breakfast (Continental, American, or Provencal) served by Isabelle every morning from 8 am to 10:30 am. Guests are invited to choose in which part of the house they wish to have breakfast, whether in the courtyard, along the Sorgue’s river bank or on the terrace
Meet and greet
Welcome basket with fruits
First necessity grocery and laundry products.
Staff and Services (at additional cost)Three course meal
Chef at home
Location DetailsThis 4-century year old guesthouse sits at the foot of the Sorgue River, within the old town of Isle sur la Sorgue, famous for its international antique dealer market.
Airports: The two closest airports are Marseille Provence (Marignane – 60 km away by the motorway) and Avignon (20km away)
High-speed train (TGV) station: TGVs go from Paris to Avignon in 2 hours 40 minutes. The TGV station in Avignon is 25 km away from L’Isle sur la Sorgue
Train comes from Avignon Center station to L’Isle sur la Sorgue every 20 minutes
L’Isle sur la Sorgue’s station is 400 meters away from the house
Villa NotesNon smoking house
Pets are permitted at an additional cost
Local taxes are included in the rates
1 Week. Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
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