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Luxury Provencal Farmhouse, Private Pool. Vaison La Romaine, Malaucene, Provence

Bedrooms 4
Space 220 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

TOTAL RESTORATION - completed July 2015! 'La Petite Pause'. Beautiful views, peaceful, yet only 5min to Malaucene or Vaison. Villages, markets, cycling, trails, wine domaines.

Artisanal restoration of an authentic Provencal farmhouse, set in 2 acres, with private pool, pool house, and walled garden. There are beautiful views in all directions, across the surrounding vineyards and olive groves, towards Mt Ventoux and the Dentelle mountains. Now adapted to modern living, it makes a perfect, beautiful holiday base.

The house can comfortably accommodate 8 people in 4 double or twin bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. South facing and sunny, with easy inside-outside access and ample shade during the heat of the day.

Languish by the pool, bbq, play 'boules' and savour the local flavours - fresh from a number of local markets. Superb cycling! Close to Mt Ventoux, the property adjoins one of the most scenic bike routes in Europe. Mountain bike routes and nature trails can be accessed directly from the house. Visit the nearby perched villages - Crestet, Sablet, Seguret, Gigondas, try wines at famous Cote du Rhone domaines, or explore the roman towns of Vaison and Malaucene with their colourful markets, restaurants, and medieval 'old' towns.

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Tony Esslinger
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Tony Esslinger

Veronica and Tony moved from England to Provence in 2005. This is the second farmhouse we have restored. It's also the second time we are managing our rental property. We have many very positive comments from previous guests who regularly came back to spend their holidays with us. Will gladly forward some of these if you would like.

Tony Esslinger purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Tony Esslinger chose Malaucène

The exceptional position and charm of this property is immediately apparent. It offered us a wonderful opportunity to restore the old house, add a modern, integrated extension, and make a beautiful new home. Peace and quiet in a secluded valley, with lovely views all around, yet close to towns and facilities.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The views are exceptional in all directions. It is very well located between the two most vibrant towns in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

No comments yet on this house, but we have many positive comments from our previous house. Please ask and we can arrange to send you some.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Malaucène, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-in shower.
  • Comfortable modern bathrooms, large walk-in showers, wash basins, storage, towel radiators, W.C. Bedroom 1 has a large bath with hand shower and double wash basins. Bedroom 4 (ground floor) is suitable for elderly people or people with reduced mobility.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , This en-suite double bedroom is downstairs.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can also be twin 90cm beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can also be twin 90cm beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Twin 90cm beds or a 1.80cm king size double bed.
  • All bedrooms with generous size en-suite bathrooms. Ample cupboard space in all bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: This property is suitable for families, and elderly people. The terrain is on a gentle slope, with easy access to the house. There is a garage/car port with direct access into the house.


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Luxury Provencal Farmhouse, Private Pool. Vaison La Romaine, Malaucene, Provence
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Perfect in every way- Again!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful home, we decided to return for a second visit. See our review from 2017, entitled “Perfect in Every Way”.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Makes us very happy when our guests return. You are most welcome, anytime.
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La Petite pause

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable property in a lovely setting. The owner Tony was most helpful and considerate

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dreamy in every way. The perfect, well appointed home for a special get away

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed in this wonderful home the week between Christmas and New Years. It was perfect in every way. Tony was a gracious host with lots of wonderful suggestions for enjoying the area. We hope to make it back!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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No hesitation in recommending this property

  • 5 of 5

One of the easiest reviews I've had the pleasure to write. This property is superb. A beautifully renovated farmhouse furnished simply but with taste. Fixtures & fittings are of the utmost quality. Kitchen is perfectly equipped to cater for a large party. Inside decor is unfussy, modern, with just the right amount of pleasant decoration. Bedrooms are roomy and uncluttered with plenty of storage. All en-suites upstairs are contemporary with plenty of room, light and ventilation - very good design. Pool area is delightful, plenty of seating, shade if needed. If I'm being very fussy I would must mention that the en-suite downstairs (being internal), could do with some added ventilation. No hesitation in recommending this property, in my opinion it's one of the most comfortable ones we've stayed in, modern, but at the same time retaining a rustic feel. Nice touch having a boules pitch and table tennis.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for almost 2 weeks. We have rented homes in many locations around the world and I would say, without question, this is our favorite. It is amazing inside and out. You are in the countryside where it is peaceful and oh so lovely- very private. We ate breakfast and lunch outside nearly every day. The kitchen is very well equipped, very modern with beautiful applicances. We were able to take advantage of all the wonderful product Provence has to offer to make some wonderful meals here, have long lazy dinners together outside with wine until dark.

The home is very clean, and inviting. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms beautiful and very modern. There are so many lovely places to sit and enjoy this home, it was hard deciding where to spend free time when we weren't out enjoying the rest of Provence!

You can cycle from the house (for you cyclists out there...) which was what we did most days during our stay there.

The pool was too cool for us to enjoy yet (we knew it would be for the time of year), but it is beautiful, and clean with many chaises for lounging and umbrellas/beautiful tree nearby for shade, too.

Tony and Victoria are an absolute delight, responded to email questions very promptly, and were available for questions, etc. They are wonderful people and should be so proud their beautiful restoration of this stunning home.

It couldn't be more perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place near Malaucene

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot near Vaison and Malaucene, only a 45 minute drive from Avignon and a great base from which to explore Sorgues, Remy and other beautiful villages and towns. The villa is well equipped and the hosts have thought of everything that you need.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Marseille, Nimes, Avignon
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Avignon TGV or TER
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Mt Ventoux
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Camargue or Marseille
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This area is cycling heaven! Both for mountain biking and road cyclists. The legendary Mt Ventoux climb starts a few km's from the house. Beautiful walks and hikes along nearby hills and mountain trails. The property allows direct access to these trails, and scenic road routes. High end bikes can be hired locally. Canoeing down the Ardeche gorge, though busy in high season, is spectacular. Rock climbing in the Dentelles or at Buis les Baronnies is excellent. There are numerous arts, crafts and cooking courses in the area. These will need to be booked early. Also guided tours of wine domaines, roman areas, historical etc. If you mention your interest in any of this we can advise you.


The Carmargue, with its wide sandy beaches, and the Calanques (narrow inlets) near Marseille are both about a 1hr30min drive. Beautiful walks in the nature reserve behind Cassis.


Marseille and Nimes airports are 1hr15min by car. Avignon airport, TGV or main station are 45min by car. There are numerous daily direct flights from the UK on BA, Easyjet, Ryanair, Fly BE.


Malaucene = 3km

Vaison la Romaine = 8km

Crestet = 4/5km

Entrechaux = 8/9km

Seguret = 18km

Sablet = 20km

Gigondas = 24km

Further Details:

There are 4 main supermarkets and an organic store in Vaison, and one small supermarket in Malaucene. Open on Sunday mornings. Very good specialist cheese shop and fishmonger in Vaison. Tuesday is market day in Vaison. Lots of other markets in nearby towns throughout the week. Many shops are open on Saturdays and closed on Mondays. Between 12 - 2pm during the week shops are closed, then usually open again until 7pm. Bank machines in both Vaison and Malaucene.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Malaucène, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
22 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas NY
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$118.51
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$553.04
Pet Fee AU$0

Booking Notes:
We only accept weekly bookings during June, July, August, September but will consider shorter stays outside this period. There is a 25% deposit at time of booking. The balance is due up until 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable breakages deposit is necessary. Contact owner for more details.

Changeover Day:
For weekly stays Saturday is the preferred changeover day. This could be flexible off-season. Departure time is before 10am. Arrival time after 4pm.

The pool will be closed from the beginning of October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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