The fabulous property is situated just 1.5 kms from the charming town of Isle sur la Sorgue, famous for its silk mills in the Middle Ages, and now popular for its huge Sunday antique market. The beautiful River Sorgue, which flows through the centre of the town, with its huge water wheels still intact, also borders the garden of the property, and can be accessed for swimming or for kayaking (a canoe is provided for guests’ use).
Guests staying at this property, will enjoy the constant relaxing sound of the river flowing past, so close to the house, and can enjoy meals on the furnished deck just outside the kitchen, which directly overlooks the river. The large park-like grounds are filled with trees, including plane trees, cypresses, pines, poplars, magnolias and olive trees. Within the garden, a little distance from the house, there is a large swimming pool (15 x 6m), with alarm protection, and a sloping ‘beach’ access. The pool terrace is furnished with sun loungers, and there is an outdoor dining area and summer kitchen, equipped with 2 fridges and a dishwasher. Beyond the garden are impeccably maintained stables, and stud farm with horses, and although it is quite separate from the gardens, it would be an advantage if guests liked horses! It is possible to arrange horse riding on request.
The interiors are spacious and light and very tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. The vast character-filled living area on the ground floor in particular is the true heart of the house, with its high beamed ceilings and comfortable sofas, and a piano. French doors open to the front terrace, shaded by large plane trees, jasmine and honeysuckle vines. A big, central, open fireplace on one side, separates the living area from the kitchen/dining room, and can also be used as a barbecue. There are two staircases in the house, each leading to two bedrooms on both the first and second floors, forming two bedroom wings.
Amenities include satellite TV, DVD, CD machine, fax and wi-fi internet access.
Because of the close proximity of the river, we don't recommend this property to families with very young children.
Entrance hall, leading to vast living room and open-plan dining room and kitchen, all opening to front terrace. Kitchen equipment includes a fridge, 2 coffee machines, dishwasher, microwave and oven. Pantry with large fridge and freezer. Laundry. Guest WC. Study/TV room, opening to front terrace. Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC) and small fridge, and opening to the terrace at the front of the house. Double bedroom (160cm bed) at the side of the house, with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC) and small fridge. This bedroom opens to a delightful private terrace facing the river.
Twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC), and views over the front terrace and garden. Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC).
Twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower room (basin and WC). Twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC).
Isle sur la Sorgue 1.5 kms
Gordes 15 kms
Avignon TGV station about 50 minutes
Marseille airport 1 hour