Provence Holiday Home Rentals – Testimonials


The wysteriaOver the past 10 years clients from all over the world have come to stay at The Willow Tree and The Olive Garden. Here are some of their testimonials.

It is clear to see that these villas cater for many different types of holidays with people of all nationalities. They both have space, a precious commodity, and are set in grounds of just how people imagine Provence to be – utterly beautiful!

We rented out The Olive Garden for many years before deciding to live there ourselves as a family (2013-2016) putting our children into the local school and integrating into French village life in Caromb.

Now we have moved back into our original home in Provence at The Apple Orchard in Le Thor. We are ready to share our garden and pool paradise there with those of you wanting to rent our little gem of an Apartment “The Willow Tree” knowing that many of you will be delighted at the opportunity to rent your “home away from home” again in this exquisite sanctuary, lovingly known as “The Olive Garden”.

“What a wonderful place you have. So peaceful and unspoilt. We loved Caromb. Loved the wine, cycling around and the children being happy. Thank you, we fell in love with Provence.”
The Ware Family - October 2007

“Seven American bikers from Pittsburgh, PA USA stayed at this magnificent paradise! Je t’aime la France! Wonderful views, incl Mt Ventoux, spacious kitchen, dining, great rooms. We love it!”

Sheppard Family - July 2008

A lovely holiday for everyone. Beautiful house and pool in a very attractive and interesting part of France. Great days out in Orange, Avignon, day at the beach in Cassis and lots of lovely lunches all around. Excellent local wines – cave in village very helpful and friendly giving lots of tastings.”

Berry and Mortimer Family - July/August 2007

“We had a very relaxing week here. The weather has been very hot, but such a pleasure to see deep blue skies and enjoy the still warm nights.”

The Taylors - July 2008

“Two lovely Autumn weeks and The Olive Garden almost made up for New Zealand loosing the rugby! The house is lovely, very sociable. We had a really good week. We will hopefully return another day for another couple of weeks of bliss.”

Julie Mortimer - September 2007

“Kayak Vert on the River Sorgues was great fun going down. But beware, it is very cold in the river. The house is great fun and hope you have fun too!”

Henderson Family - July 2006

The Apple Orchard is a fabulous holiday rental and very well equipped for a family break. We have fond memories of our mornings drinking coffee on the terrace and the kids are still talking about their hide & seek games in the vast gardens!

We will absolutely recommend to family and friends and hope to return ourselves in the future during the summer months so do please keep us on your mailing list for any offers.

Clare, from London - April 2015

The Apple Orchard was just right for our large family gathering.

During the days, the children spend hours in the heated pool and ran wild in the large garden. In the evenings we had some great BBQ’s on the large balcony which was conveniently sited next to the well equipped kitchen. It was a little way out of Avignon but the local town ticked most the boxes.

Raymond Godfrey – Leicestershire - August 2014

Thanks for everything Audrey. We have had a wonderful time here and are all feeling rather sad today as we do our final packing.

(Stayed long term for 4 months from September 2014 – January 2015)

Estee Grant – Canada, 2014/15

Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time here, the house is beautiful. Maybe we will return!
Shelley Crook – USA , August 2014

Anthony’s 50th at The Apple Orchard

We had a wonderful HOT week in the South of France celebrating everything Anthony! Visited with family, took a cooking class, explored and enjoyed the beautiful countryside. What an incredible place. Thank you from Canada

Anthony Laycock - Toronto Canada, July 2013

Wonderful accommodation in a very special location. So many wonderful places to see and visit. Not enough time to take everything in this visit. Would love to come back and do justice to Provence. A very special place. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.
The Gauci Family - Hong Kong, April 2013

We had a wonderful relaxing time at The Apple Orchard. We really enjoyed the house as well as the pool and the surroundings. We appreciated all the games and stuff for the children (and adults!); plenty of things to do. We will take great memories back home. Thank you!
Eliane Paulus-Kohn - Luxemburg - Aug/September 2013

We are extremely sorry to leave such a wonderful place. The Apple Orchard fully exceeded our expectations of a Provençal country home – with its full amenities and its proximity to all the wonderful little towns we visited, Avignon, Le Thor, I’Isle-sur-la-Sorgues, Gigondas and Chateauneuf de Pape. We definitely hope to be back again very soon!
The Louey Family - Hong Kong and Vancouver, June 2012

What a serious discovery this has been – the house and grounds, especially the pool for the kids, historical sites, delectable food and wine from restaurants and our hosts and best of all, the warm, sunny days EVERYDAY!
The Grinnell Family - Massachusettes USA, - July/Aug 2012

The Apple Orchard – une charmants et specieuse villa. Nous ne pouvions mieux choisir!
Melanie Roy et La Famille Bernier - Montreal, Quebec, June 2012

“Better than the photos!” I rented The Apple Orchard property for 2 weeks to spend some time with my family in Provence. We have all ages in the group; from 78 years old grandma to a 7 years old grandchild – we were 7 and we had a blast! Everything was absolutely perfect! The house is even better than shown in the photos, great swimming pool, all the equipments were brand new, and the decoration/furniture were really nice.
Luciana Seabra - Sao Paulo, Brazil, June & July 2012

Beautiful House, great location, perfect for families, kids or groups of friends.

We stayed at The Apple Orchard in June 2014 with our extended family from Australia and the UK. I can’t recommend this place highly enough – the house is spacious, bright and clean, with large bedrooms and bathrooms and plenty of spaces for eating and relaxing, both inside and out on the terraces. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking for big groups. There is a large garden with lots of shade and the pool area is fantastic. The pool is heated (we swam all day every day in early June) and fully fenced which was great as we had small children, aged 3 and 1 with us.

The location is perfect, on a quiet road but an easy drive to lots of beautiful towns and markets such as Gordes, Menerbes, St Remy. Audrey was very helpful and responsive and always available to respond to our questions. Some of our family members have already booked to return next year. Thanks again for a lovely holiday. We had the most amazing time and created memories that will last a lifetime. My son keeps asking when are we going back!

Anna Green – Australia, June 2014

We have all returned safely to the UK and are already missing the glorious weather. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Apple Orchard and will certainly recommend it to friends and colleagues.
Catherine Lush – Scotland, June 2014

The house has been wonderful , and we will all leave with a sad heart
Andrew Bradley – Oxford, August 2014

From the moment we arrived at The Apple Orchard we knew we would be having a very enjoyable two weeks. The house was brilliant, with a very lovely open plan living/kitchen/dining room area. The bedrooms were just the right size and have plenty of storage space. The pool was a pleasant place to relax and swim with the pool not being too deep. The local restaurants being superb, with the mention of Le Atrium and Pinocchio. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgues was our favorite village. The market there is simply enormous and there are an almost absurd amount of restaurants. The Pont du Gard was an interesting day out and had beautiful scenery. You could even swim in the river! We are very sad to go
Wilkinson & Poulton families - London, July 2013

Hi, had a great time playing Scrabble, having a water fight and being in this amazing house with a pool. Thanks for mowing the lawn – I wish my Dad had a lawn mower like that!
Zoe and Herbert, children from the Kebell Family - London, August 2013

Spent a wonderful time here as well as day trips to the Luberon, an exceptional day with Avignon Wine Tours and guide David where we gained a great deal more knowledge about wine, vineyards and history! Love the villa and grounds – enjoy your stay!
Laura Hurst and the Southams - North Carolina USA, May 2012

Lavender bushes around the pool fence
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