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Exceptional 19th century Estate, covered pool, provencal landscapes, vineyard - Maison 'Olivier'

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Maison 'Olivier'

'Maison Olivier ' is simply and elegantly decorated with classical and provencal furnishings. From the living room there is a beautiful view of the “Mont Ventoux” and the East vineyard. The kitchen opens on to a private stone patio and a Mediterranean herb and flower garden with flowering laurel bushes, thyme, rosemary and lavender. An arbor covered in honeysuckle and jasmine shades a sitting area next to the outdoor dining table and barbecue.

There is an open-space kitchen and living room with fireplace. Three bedrooms with ensuite bath/shower rooms.

Quality linens, bath towels and pool towels are furnished.

In the “pool area”, there is a very large floodlit swimming pool with a sliding semi-telescopic removable cover, sun beds and a covered sitting area. At poolside there are fig trees that provide shade. The pool is in a separate walled in area with a separate shower and toilet.

Laudun has a provencal market on Sunday mornings as well cafés, bakeries, and shops.

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About the property

Domaine des Charmettes

The Domaine des Charmettes is set a Provencal landscape of rock-walled flower gardens filled with Mediterranean plants, roses, lavender, basil, and rosemary framed by olive trees, old parasol pine and cypress trees.

An elegant 19th century vineyard made up of 3 houses and numerous outbuildings surrounded by 1 hectare of vines and 1 hectare of gardens and woods. We make and bottle our own red and rosé wine. Situated in a quiet area at the edge of the village of Laudun, the Domaine is a wonderful vacation spot, a quiet haven of tranquility on the Western edge of Provence.

Laudun is just south of Bagnols sur ceze in the northern part of the Languedoc Roussillon region. The village is well known for gallo-roman ruins and famous for its “Côtes du Rhône Village wines.

In the “pool area”, there is a very large enclosed swimming pool with sun beds and garden furniture The covered sitting area is a perfect place to sit back with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and just relax.

Ideal place for couples and families who want to enjoy the 'sunny life' of Provence and Southern France. The 'Domaine' is extremely well situated for day trips in and around the region. Laudun is centrally located for trips to Chateauneauf du Pape, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Nimes, Uzès, the Ceze Valley, and the 'Gorges de l'Ardeche'. The Mediterranean and its wonderful beaches are just over an hour's drive.

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Laura Hicks d'Esperonnat
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Have had a wonderful holiday! Lovely area, comfortable, well-equipped house with a superb pool area. Laura and Thierry are very welcoming + friendly. Good centre to explore the surrounding areas. Camp César is a wonderful walk as is the wood behind the house. Loads of butterflies and wildflowers... Will be back to see more of the area!

Elaine, John, Anne and Dave.

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality & accomodation we have loved being here in paradise! This is certainly a wonderful part of the world. Visiting Avignon, Uzes and canoing the Pont du Gard was superb. BBq's and swimming were Monique's favourite. We truly have enjoyed our Provence experience. We are sad to leave. Cheers!

Christine Peter, & the Van der Speks

Where do I start!? Thierry & Laura you have outdone yourselves with your genuine hospitality. Our stay with you could not have been better. We had a wonderful time touring Provence It was all we expected and more.

The Doty family, Flat Rock, NC
Nov 2007
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A 30% deposit must be paid in Euros at the time of the booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival at the house. A guarantee deposit of 300€ must be paid in cash upon arrival. The end of stay cleaning fee +the tourist tax must be paid in cash before your departure.
Linens are included. Linens are changed and the cleaning done once a week, if renting for more than one week.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laudun-l'Ardoise in Gard

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Toilet - Toilet
  • There is a separate toilet off the living area. Quality bath and pool towels are provided. Each bathroom is equipped with a hair dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All of the living areas and bedrooms have ceiling fans. 1 children's bed and 1 cot that can be added where needed. Quality sheets are provided
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
In and around the region we recommend visiting the Pont du Gard, Aviginon, the famous bridge and the Pope's Palace, Chateauneuf du Pape, Roman Theatre in Orange with Choregies, Nimes, the “Ardeche Gorges”, the Valley of the Ceze with medieval villages and castles, and the Mediterranean beaches.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Vancouver Canada

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with the accommodation provided by Laura. Very private outdoor area with comfortable chairs and table for eating at. Three large bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and good beds. The living room was also a good size, and kitchen/dining area also great. Two couples had lots of room, and everything was on one floor. Couldn't have asked for more, and with Laura's hospitality, it was just that little bit better.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hope, Pennsylvania USA

Comfortable, spacious and well-located

  • 5 of 5

We found this property at the last minute and were pleasantly surprised by the spacious layout, the kitchen, and outside barbeque and patio. It was easy to relax in the space (we stayed in the three-bedroom rental), and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The owners make their own wine, honey and jam, and also keep a few chickens and goats. Even though the vacation rentals are on the same property as the owners' home, the vacation rentals feel private.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Regina Saskatchewan

A perfect week

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a great week and have nothing but good things to say about this location and property. It is a great spot, in a very quite but accessible part of France, close to great wine regions, but also being itself in one of the great wine areas in France. Laura was very helpful to us and was very accommodating and engaging. The house is completely private and you have a great view, but also a great area for dining outside. The Kitchen was well equipped and very easy to use and the rooms were large and accommodating. There were four of us, and it could easily accommodate six people with three bathrooms. We really had a great time there and would highly recommend it for others who are interested in this part of France, which in my view is even more beautiful than Provence. The wine is better and the food is also exceptional... Many very interesting small villages near by so you can keep busy going to markets etc, of simply stay by the pool, which is exceptionally beautiful, with lots of shade and sunshine....

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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edinburgh UK

Fantastic holiday in Laudun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this fantastic villa in the middle of a private vineyard. Laura and Thierry were lovely and very helpful and welcomed us with some of their own wine which was fantastic. They also "dressed" us a bottle or Rose for our daughter. We made very good friends with Laya their dog who always came to welcome us when we arrived back from a day of exploring. We loved the pool area and spent several evenings at the pool admiring the view although we also loved our own patio. We ate in most nights preferring to barbecue and there were 2 supermarkets nearby for our needs. We did eat out in Orange which had a good variety of restaurants to choose from. There was lots to do in the surrounding area. We visited Avignon, Pont du Gard, Chateauneuf du Pape and went kayacking in the Ardeche. We also managed a trip to watch the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France which was great. The property was very comfortable; comfy beds and ceiling fans made sleeping easy in the high temperatures. The whole villa was clean and very well equipped. I would definitely recommend this villa. You need a car but it is easily reached from Nimes or Bezzier (cheap flights from UK by Ryanair). Thank you laura and Thierry for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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What's not to love?

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, wonderful time at Laura and Thierry's house. They were consummate hosts and made us feel very welcome while always respecting our privacy. We were at Domaine des Charmettes for three weeks and had many different guests coming and going. We felt so at home started to refer to it as 'our house in France.' The grounds are beautiful, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is a family kitchen with all the appliances (including a dishwasher, which came in handy as we had many evening meals under the stars.) If you are a cyclist, there are wonderful rides around Laudun. We travel quite a bit, and we count this as one of our favorite vacations. What’s not to love? A great house with a pool, lovely people, oh-so beautiful food and wine, and a vineyard right outside of your window?

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Really

  • 5 of 5

Laura thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful Maison Olivier in sunny Laudun. Really it was more than we had hoped for. Very well put together and maintained house that made all 6 of us feel very comfortable. The ensuite bathrooms, full kitchen and spare fridge certainly helped that! Also the lovely view of the vineyard made being inside almost as nice as being outside. Only almost since our favourite place was definitely the pool. So nice that it had a covered tile area for our baby to keep out of the sun.

Thank you again. Our family really enjoyed our time there.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Avignon, (Nimes, Marseille)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Roquemaure, Orange
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Laudun or Orsan
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Saintes Maries de la Mer
Car: necessary

Laudun is located 8 kms south of Bagnols sur ceze in the northern part of the Languedoc Roussillon region. The village is well know for gallo-roman ruins and famous for its “Côtes du Rhône Village wines.

In and around the region we recommend visiting the Pont du Gard, Aviginon, Orange, Chateauneuf du Pape, Nimes, the “Ardeche Gorges”, the Valley of the Ceze, and the Mediterranean beaches (70 kms).

Other Activities: Roman ruins, vinyard visits and wine tasting, gorges de l'Ardeche and Gardon


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