Villa la Feniere

  • Location Roussillon Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Baths 3
  • Rating
 
 


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Vacation on foot! La Feniere is located in the heart of the popular hilltop village of Roussillon, right next to the Main square and the many restaurants, cafés, galleries and shops. Everything you need is just a short walk away: the bakery, butcher, supermarket, tobacco store, post office, doctor and pharmacy.

The house was built in 1849, in the typical architecture of Luberon. Perched on the hill-top, you’ll benefit from an exceptional panoramic view of Mt. St Victoire, the famous mountain of Paul Cezanne’s paintings, as well as the ochre quarries and surrounding vineyards.

Its decor, inspired by Provençal style, is warm and authentic, revolving around a fully equipped “cathedral” kitchen. Located on the ground floor, it has an incredible view of the surroundings.

Outside, there is a huge patio adorned with flowers, plants and trees. Two trellises allow you to have lunch or rest outdoors in the shade. The stone pool can be heated with a supplemental fee.

This property guarantees an unforgettable stay in the heart of a Luberon village.

Note, five-night rentals are possible at La Feniere from September through mid-June. Seven-night minimum required from mid-June through the end of August.



Amenities

Bedrooms

3 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 6

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, 2 sinks, WC). Note, bed is located on mezzanine, accessed by ladder, with sitting space beneath for suite experience.
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). No door between room and WC.
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). No door between room and WC.

Inside

  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with French Channels
  • Bang et Olufsen Hifi system
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Apple TV
  • SONOS Sound System
  • Fans In each Bedroom
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 6 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 6 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Beautiful Patio with shaded outdoor sitting area
  • Outdoor Terraces and Flowered Garden
  • Outdoor Dining for 6 People
  • Grill: Electric Plancha
  • Shaded areas
  • Private Garage
  • Bicycles available, please inquire
  • Fantastic Views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 4m x 4m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The swimming pool made with stone offers fantastic views over the valley. Possibility to heat pool begins in June and is 100€ per week.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning, and intermediate cleaning (2 hours ) twice per week included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


 

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Rates & Availability

Note, five-night rentals are possible at La Feniere from September through mid-June. Seven-night minimum required from mid-June through the end of August.


 

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Reviews

Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.

Autumn 2019:

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. The Only Provence staff worked with us throughout our planning stages to make sure we had any information we requested and could not have been more helpful. They were fantastic!

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. No

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. We booked the Truffle Hunt which was one of the more memorable and fun experiences we've ever had!

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Roussillon was perfectly located within easy driving distance of the surrounding villages we saw (Gordes, Cucuron, St. Remy, Goult, Bonnieaux, etc.). In addition, Roussillon itself had a wide selection of restaurants, breakfast places, shops and interesting sights (the Observatory & Ocher hills) to make it a wonderful place to return to every night. Finally, the people in Roussillon are incredibly friendly, which made it pleasant for us to walk the streets and explore.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. I want to thank you on behalf of my wife, my sister in-law and my brother in-law for making my wife's 55th birthday celebration so memorable! While each of the places we stayed in France were unique unto themselves (Paris, Normandy, Loire, Burgundy & Provence), the time in Provence was the most special because it punctuated all that we hoped to do traveling together, eating together, drinking together and collecting memories together. Thank you for all your help and assistance.

Rental: Summer 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 4

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Chef Marie very kind and lovely. The meal was very good and it was delightful to be able to share a gourmet meal in a relaxed environment with our young children.

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Wonderful location!

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Nothing!

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. Only Provence made everything easy! From reservations at a Michelin restaurant to family kayaking on the Sorge they helped us with all the details for a fabulous vacation.

Rental: Spring 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 4

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. No

Q. Why your villa didn't meet your expectations?
R. In some good ways, also, but:
-The house is above a main access road for the village. This was normally OK for us - and it was pleasant to hear people chatting as they walked along below, into the village - but on market day/public holiday, traffic was heavy and, sitting in our courtyard outside, we got the full effect.
-All three bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom/WC, but only one of those has a door (i.e. the other two are separated from the bedroom only by a curtain.) I'm not sure if we're unusually prim as a family, but we definitely prefer a WC to have a door! As there were only three of us - a couple and a single adult - we coped by occupying just two bedrooms but all three bathrooms, although other configurations of guests might feel less comfortable.
-I'm not sure that your description of the house makes it clear that in one of the bedrooms, the bed is high up on a mezzanine, reached by steep ladder-type stair. This room+bathroom is virtually a separate suite, connected with but quite separate from the rest of the accommodation, an arrangement which worked very well for us with our adult daughter, given that the steep stair wasn't a problem.
-It would be fair to let guests know that the (well-equipped) utility room is in the garage below the house, reached by a narrow spiral staircase (tricky if carrying laundry up and down.)

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Small things:
A couple of large plastic bowls, one for washing-up, and another for washing (endlessly) those wonderful market lettuces.
Some dish cloths (i.e. small cloths for wiping down tables, work surfaces etc)
More tea towels (for drying cutlery/crockery) We were issued with two (JR provided just one more, on request!)

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. 0

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. No

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The village is delightful, beautifully situated, and unusually full of French visitors which was great! The local people were pleasant and friendly. During our visit, the village hosted the annual 'Miss Roussillon' competition late one evening, providing some old-fashioned ooh-la-la for locals and visitors, also lots of business. Quite noisy, but it didn't go on late.
The house is charming: an old stone building, with a small courtyard with lovely distant views, very convenient for the many village restaurants and useful little shops, and easily accessible from the kitchen for outdoor eating.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. It offers some of the very nicest holiday houses in the region; trustworthy, reliable and responsive.

Rental: Spring 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Add an instruction sheet for how to work the washer and dryer.

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. No, everything worked fine, even the BBQ. Never turned on the TV, but did use the Sonos system, which worked great. In the kitchen, it would be nice to have more serving bowls, serving utensils and better cutlery. The one cutting knife is not sharp and the tip was broken off. The rest of the kitchen setup (plates, glasses, silverware, etc) was fine. We especially liked the nice wine glasses in which to enjoy the fine wines of the region.

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. No

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The villa is perfect, and having a garage was a real plus. Loved the location in town. It really spoiled us for future trips back to Provence. The on-site person (Jean-Raphael) was very helpful, too.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. We looked long and hard to find the perfect Provence villa, and this was definitely it. Because we selected it and because there were two other couples, we felt a lot of pressure to make sure that everything worked out perfectly, and it definitely did. Everyone in our group (6 total) absolutely loved the villa.

Rental: Spring 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 4

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. I believe the bathroom showers should be updated. I don’t quite understand why the shower heads cannot remain attached and the glass enclosures or shower curtains installed so water will not leak out.

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Chef Gerald was excellent

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Perfect location in a great town

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. Wonderful team who were great on the organization. Fantastic villa - spacious and beautiful and calm. Quiet despite it's great central village location. Loved it.

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Loved the villa and loved the holiday.
The shower in the bathroom under the mezzanine bedroom has issues as the water goes all over the floor as no sealant around the shower screen - water goes everywhere.

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. Shower door in main bedroom.
Be good to have jugs for drinks. And mugs. But otherwise wonderfully equipped.

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Tour was fantastic. Knowledgeable guide and she got the tone right

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Location was good - we didn't have a car and it still worked. Great central village location. House was good. People/staff we met were super helpful. The Bruno taxi service were great. The village was so beautiful and spacious - gave room for our teenage two to have some space when they wanted.

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Everyone was super helpful. Carol answered loads of questions for me in advance. She booked our horse riding and taxis etc. Vey satisfied. You and your team have been great and I really appreciate it. For us this was a big expense and we were anxious of getting it right.

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 4

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. the pool heater did not work and although our host said he would fix it, he did not.

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. pool heater

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. A truly wonderful meal

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Great villa, great location, perfect for our needs.

Booking was simple and efficient. Very helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble.

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. No

Q. Please provide details
R. We had to ask local people where it was

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 3

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Nothing, it was great

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. No

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Sébastien was fantastic. So informative and helpful. We had a great day.

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Villa was in a great location, fantastic facilities and love the area and people.

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Can not think of one. If was just fabulous.

We would definitely recommend Villa Fenière and we give 5 stars. Jean-Raphaël and Camille were extremely nice and helpful.

LOVED the house! Also, the Only Provence team could not have been more helpful, quick responses to all my questions

Areas for improvement:
None

Went above and beyond to help make our experience wonderful.
Absolutely would recommend.

What star rating would you give Villa la Fenière? 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5

Everything. The villa was fabulous, the views amazing and the whole area was a tourist's dream.

Areas for improvement.
You need to say the garage is at street level and not include the picture of the neighbouring driveway. We arrived before Jean-Raphael and everyone in our group thought the instructions meant us to drive up the driveway. Unfortunately our attempt to do so resulted in a rather scratched offside car wing! Fortunately we had taken out 100% insurance on the car.
Although incredibly well equipped the kitchen had no kitchen knives for cooking.

Would you recommend Villa la Feniere?
Most definitely. It was an amazing place to stay.

Star Rating
Villa la Feniere 5
Only Provence 5

The Villa was everything it promised to be and the location could not have been better.
Only Provence was excellent to deal with. They kept me well informed all through the booking process and sent reminders about due payments. They also reminded me about their extra services should we have wished to use them.

Kind regards and many thanks for a memorable holiday,

A beautiful villa in Roussillon, close to most village amenities, tastefully decorated. You really feel like you are part of the village life. Some great little restaurants and some nice evening walks through the village.

We had a fabulous time in Roussillon! Jean Raphael could not have been more friendly, responsive or helpful. We loved relaxing in the villa and taking drives in the Luberon. You have a gorgeous place and we loved the Apple TV and the fully equipped laundry room.

Only Provence was great to work with--5 stars! The descriptions on the web site were helpful and accurate. Signing the contact and payment were easy to do. The price of our villa was definitely reasonable.

We loved Villa la Feniere--5 stars! The location was ideal, within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the Sentier des Ocres. The rooms were charming and quiet and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was stocked with enough glasses, plates and cups to host 20 people. Sandra was very attentive, especially when the hot water stopped working. She came by several times, brought us wine, and opened up the adjacent property so we could take showers while the repairs were underway. She was also very accommodating when we requested a Sunday-to-Sunday rental. The only suggestion for improvement is to include instructions for trash and a map to the trash collection site in the notebook. (She did show the husbands where the trash was, but they forgot!)

The chef, Gerald, was wonderful--5 stars! He prepared an extraordinary meal and explained everything in French and English. He brought all his own utensils and serving dishes and cleaned up everything. The food was superb. It was a delightful experience.

We really enjoyed the day-long tour of the Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards--5 stars! Our tour guide, Eric, was charming and very knowledgeable about wines, vineyards, local history and restaurants. He had established relationships with all the vineyards we visited and they were very welcoming to us. Each one took a different approach to making wine, which was fascinating to learn. It was also nice to have him do all the driving, so we could actually enjoy the wine tasting! We will never look at wine the same way again.

We would definitely recommend the villa, the chef and the wine tour to others. We loved the village of Roussillon, the spectacular views from the terrace of the villa, the stunning vistas of the deposits of ochre all around the town and the variety of restaurants.

5 stars for the villa (perfect location and perfect home), and 5 stars for the support from Only Provence. This was a wonderful experience for us from start to finish.

 
 

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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Roussillon KM 0 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Goult 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village L'Isle sur la Sorgue 20 KM 12.4 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Situated in the Luberon, at the foot of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Roussillon is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

It is considered one of the most impressive villages in France - Roussillon is one of the "must-sees" in the Luberon, and is well worth a detour.

Roussillon - Ocres hills

Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries.

The red, yellow and brown shades of the earth form a striking contrast with the lush green pinetrees. The vivid blue of the Provençal sky and the exceptional quality of light make this a magical site.

Roussillon - Ochre Facades

It is like an artist's pallet, with the infinite combinations of colours varying from yellow to purple with all the shades of pink and red inbetween.

Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries.

Roussillon - City hall

You will become acquainted with Roussillon's unique natural history while walking along the ochre pathways.

You can also learn about how the ochre is treated and used in the building industry by visiting the "Conservatoire des Ocres et des Pigments Appliqués", situated in an old ochre factory. Most impressive!

Roussillon - Inn

As soon as you arrive in the village of Roussillon, you will be charmed by its atmosphere. Take the time to stroll around the picturesque maze of streets and squares. The ochre façades of the houses are magnificent... shades vary subtly from light yellow to dark red, set off by the brightly painted shutters and doors. From the base of the village to the summit of the Castrum and its splendid view, Roussillon is a delightful place to visit!

Roussillon - Terrasse in restaurant

Numerous artists, naturally, have been seduced by Roussillon: Jean Cocteau, Carzou, Buffet, Ambrogiani... to name a few.

You will discover several art galleries and studios, and a number of excellent restaurants where you can appreciate the talent of chefs well-known throughout the region...

What to see:

Ochre cliffs. St Michel chef.

Clock tower.

Roads and façades in the village.

HQ Photographs of Roussillon.

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Village, restaurants, wineries, ochre cliffs...

The Luberon villages and countryside

Local Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Coustellet

Monday: Goult

Tues: Gordes

Wednesday: Merindol

Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes

Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin

Saturday: Apt, Menerbes

Local Restaurants
Apt
Bonnieux
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Gordes
Goult
Lacoste
L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Ménerbes
Oppède
Roussillon
Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

Within Walking distance
Roussillon village with all cafés and restaurants. Hiking tracks departing from the house.

Groceries
Grocery shops in Roussillon. Larger shops in Apt, 10 minutes' drive.


 

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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:

info@OnlyProvence.com
+1 (404) 806-2278


 

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