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Le Colombier - Cambalala

Country house with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Barbentane, the South of France


From £1,739 per week

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Country house to rent in Barbentane, the South of France

Picturesque and family-friendly villa with a smart swimming pool within a pretty closed garden. Located just 10 minutes away from the downtown of famous City of popes Avignon.

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Country house overview - owner's description



Large two storey house on the edge of a delightful village
on ground floor : large living room , including three piece suite and pool table , with good sized dining area and a separate and large , well equipped breakfast kitchen . A utility/cloakroom completes the downstairs.
at first floor : the bedrooms , total :5 of that : two with double beds (one with en-suite shower and sink) plus one bedroom with large single size bed and cot for child and the mezzanine very well
separated as quite a bedroom with double bed . Large family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
a big garden (1500m2) with plenty of shade and garden furniture , together with the very nice pool enclosed by a fence at one end of the garden .
NEW: a swinging porch is now built for the pleasure of the kids and parents , the table tennis can be done at disposal also , as the use of the SAUNA (infrared system heating) against explanations and small fees...

Ideal location
On the edge of the village of Barbentane , whixh has some shops, an hotel, a supermarket and some restaurants. The historic city of Avignon is a 10 minute drive away , while the coast is about 70 kms . Nimes (30 km ) , Arles, Pont du Gard , Orange , the Camargue, Chateauneuf du Pape are all within easy driving distance

Quality and service
We are equivalent-classified 3-star by the Regional Board of Tourism for Provence & Cote d Azur since several years , and we are used to rent for holidays to british people from then on 1994 with shared pleasure . We are speaking english and spanish and welcome you at the best way to enjoy yourself the best your stay in Provence , giving you maximum help and informations about places and sites to be seen and visit.
in the same spirit , we can collect you from the airport or station for a small supplementary charge , if required

Some Precisions for our guests

Booking Deposit
30% of fee payable on booking. This is non returnable in case of cancellation.

Payment terms
Balance of fee payable within 40 working days prior to occupation. If the final balance is not received by this date then it will be treated as a cancellation and the booking deposit will not be refunded.

Cancellations made 6 months before occupation will receive 90% refund ( 10% of penalty and charges). 50% of the booking fee will be returned if cancellation occurs 4 months before occupation. After that the booking fee is non –returnable .
Once the balance of fee is paid there can not be refund if guests are unable or fail to take up the accommodation.
Guests are required to make their own insurance arrangements..

Breakages/Damage Deposit
Guest will have pay for any damage/breakage which must be reported immediately. A breakages deposit of 1500 € is requested and payable just at the arrival.
This will be returned normally at the departure or within 14 days after occupation when the owners have satisfied themselves that there are no breakage

We expect the property to be left in a similar state as when found.
even if you do it, the house need a complete checking before new coming for new renters arriving in the afternoon , so the charge for the cleaning is 150€(regarding the size of the property and the necessity of checking it in the very details within very short time before the following guests arrival in the afternoon)

Electric, Gas and water charges are included as the pool maintenance is guaranteed every day and at any time is needed . at the same way for the maintenance of the garden.
Your hosts Gigi and Pat are live on place just near by behind for helping you and resolve any kind of problems, available at all times to sort out it . their aim Is to help you do and our best to enjoy your holidays as much as possible.
Cots and baby equipment are free disposal
WE PRECISE TO OUR GUESTS that are 5 bedrooms more one mezzanine with large double bed,intimity and coocooning here !
All bed linen and towels are provided FREE !! as for Optional fans -

Arrivals and Departures
4pm earliest arrival and 10am latest departure times unless by prior arrangement.

We kindly request our guest do not smoke if possible and over all respect the local legal restrictions about fire making (using barbecue ) during special risk times according to the area.

Number of guest
The normal allowable number of guests is 8 _10 ,(maximun 12) it’s correspond to the normal weekly price given according to the season needed and for current occupation of the house eachone more has to paid 60 E on place as supplementary fee- under some special circumstances previously given and asked at the reservation it may be eventually exceeded
The owner will not accept bookings from persons under the age of 21. Persons / Childrens under the age of 21 must be accompanied with parent or responsible adult.
Bookings from all male or female group are accepted at the owner’ s discretion. Under these circumstances an additional deposit may be required . the house is not to be sub let. Persons staying overnight must be listed on the booking form.

No pets or animals are allowed in the house .

The owner cannot accept any liability whatsoever for injury or loss sustained by any guest or any visitor to the house swimming pool however caused . The client is responsible for any damage or loss caused to the house or its contents
Without any restriction the owner will be liable for any loss or damage arising in connection with the clients holidays

The use of the pool is yielded to some easy rules to comply with every body safety and water quality :
Forbidden to run around the beaches , only diving on the opposite side to ladder because of breakable remote sensor system and spots lights , the use of solar cream need to have a shower before bathing again (to avoid skimmers problem), don’t forget to switch on again the alarm system every time living the place and shut the barrier, kids don’t be alone without responsible adult watching and let closed the sunshades when winding times
And for your comfort , the pool is steadily cleaned every day by owner (automatic sweeper robot on the evening and night ) ,the dip-net must be only used for maintenance
the pool is shared with the owner who use it very early in the morning and late in the evening -night ; hours for opening is 10 a.m to 8 p.m for leaving enough time for the maintenance
Acceptation – agreement
The guests must accept all present terms prior to confirm booking and will be in advance warmly thanked for their agreement.

Internet Access: instructions on place for unlimited FREE ACCESS

We have a lot of review about appreciation guest at your disposal in our « Golden Book » since several years more than 60 , best , excellent , good and less good
Such as from Family Jarvis : “what can we say that hasn’t been said before ? completely agree with all positive comments already commited to paper thanks to Patrick & Gigi for making us feel very welcome and the opportunity to have spent a week in a true fairy tale cottage complete with shutters, woods, backtop of a mountain . we all feel inspired to write and paint but have been to busy cramning a years experiences into a week . have a lovely time !
And this more : thank you Gigi & Patrick . the cottage is lovely, the pool glorious , and the garden delightful .we hope you enjoy your stay and like people before us we wished we had stayed longer ! and come back again say Mike, David and Pamela

Early Booking Discounts:
Book more than 180 days in advance and save 15%
Book 120-179 days in advance and save 10%

Last Minute Discounts - Consider these from 6 weeks out:
Book 28-42 days before departure and save 10%
Book 15-27 days before departure and save 20%
Book 8-14 days before departure and save 25%
Book within 7 days before departure and save 30%

Off-peak Booking Discounts:
Book to stay 2 weeks or more in Jan - June or Oct - Dec and save an extra 5% on the above discounts


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32 out of 32 people recommend staying here


Family from London, United Kingdom Aug 2018

Our party of 8 adults and 4 children (aged 4-10) stayed at the property in August 2018 and we had a really fantastic time. We enjoyed the beautiful garden and excellent pool and the house was comfortable and very well equipped. The walk into the picturesque village of Barbentane where there is a small supermarket, bar and cafe took around 20 minutes but the boulangerie is about 10 minutes walk although it is along a busy road. A car is need for trips to the larger shops. Patrick and Gigi are wonderful hosts, always helpful and close at hand if needed. We thoroughly recommend it.


Large Group from Ballynahinch, United Kingdom Jul 2018

We stayed in the house in the first week of July and had a great time. Pat and Gigi live on the same property (slightly behind the main house) and were very helpful and friendly, whilst being completely unobstrusive. They were really welcoming on the first day and gave us a tour of the house. Pat's English is also very good, which helped a lot. A really lovely couple!

The house is really nice with a very large private garden and an excellent, deep swimming pool with a nice covered sunbed area beside it. There are plenty of sun loungers, a fanastic out-door eating area/gazebo and a great barbeque. Inside, the house is very nice with all the kitchen stuff you could possibly want. The kitchen has 2 fridges which is good for larger groups. The living room is the highlight of the house with a high-end pool table, piano, electric keyboard, TV area and dining table and couches. There are two main bathrooms plus a smaller third one and everythying is in good working order.

The one thing that would have made the house perfect at this time of year is aircon (hence only 4 stars for facilities), but I appreciate an old-fashioned property like this could not have that fitted easily. As it was, the heat was a major issue and we ended up leaving all bedroom doors open all night with fans running in every room. If we had stayed two weeks perhaps we would have acclimatized better.

The reason why I would not give the property 5 stars (together with the aircon) is because when we booked it, it was listed as having 6 bedrooms. However subsequently this was clarified and updated to 5 bedrooms plus a mezzanine. This meant two of our party had to sleep in the mezzanine, which we specifically wanted to avoid, and which meant they had zero privacy for the week and which meant the living room was off-limits to the rest of the party while they were in bed. For many groups, this may not be an issue at all but for us it was definately a problem, hence we deduct one star. The other thing to note is that 2 of the bedrooms are adjoining, so really only suitable for parents (in one of the rooms), plus one-two small children in the other. This is not necessarily a negative, just something to keep in mind.

The surrounding area is lovely. There is a nice walk behind the village which affords lovely views of the valley. There is also a nice running route around the back of the village (4 mile circuit). The insects are noisy during the day but not a problem at night. The local village is a handy 10 minute walk and has a few decent establishments, including a nice bakery but the 3 pizza services in the town are somewhat strange (very slow - 1.5 hours for 5 pizzas, refuse to make more than 5 pizzas!, and ran out of ingredients). The two bars also seem to keep strange opening times. There is a smallish supermarket within 5 mins drive or 15 mins walk and 2 larger ones about 20 mins drive away. Keep in mind, this is not a tourist hotspot so most locals will not speak English (some of our party had decent French). Within 15-20 mins is Avignon which is well worth a visit and a tour on the train. We also drove about 40 mins to kayak down a river under the Pont-du-Gard which for most of us was the highlight of the holiday so highly recommended.


Family from Stourbridge, United Kingdom Jul 2015

A very good sized property for our party of 10. It was clean, with enough kitchen items, plates, glasses and chairs, loungers etc for us all. It is a very comfortable place and Patrick and Gigi are lovely and made us feel very welcome in their house, which is not new but should anything need attending to, they are on hand, and whilst they stayed on site they are in no way interfering. The garden and pool are great and very well maintained. There is enough room for the children to let off steam, though it was very hot when we were there so no one was running around very much and the pool is great for cooling down.
The house itself is situated on the outskirts of a village, which you can walk to but it is down a fairly busy road and it does not have footpaths all the way. The bakery and bars are very good and welcoming. This is an excellent situation for exploring the surrounding area and we will have to return to continue our exploration. Overall, a fantastic holiday that meets a lot of different needs and requirements and will most certainly have something for everyone.


Large Group from Bedford, United Kingdom May 2015

We were an extended family party with 8 adults and 3 children and 1 baby. We had a great time during our week in May 2015. The facilities were excellent - enough bathrooms, plenty of household items (like chairs, kitchenware, even highchairs and a baby bath!) for so many people. The property was well kept and very clean, which meant that it didn't matter that it wasn't new. It felt like a comfortable home! The garden was also immaculately kept, with room for the kids to play and a fantastic outdoor eating area (with curtains if it's windy (which it was on several days), and electricity if you want to plug anything in), where we ate every night except the last. The swimming pool was also a fantastic addition, as it was warm enough to swim in, and a good size for actually swimming. The only thing I would say is that one double room is on the mezzanine, and is open to the lounge/dining area. As such we didn't use this as a bedroom as it would be noisy if people were in the lounge talking or playing pool, although the room contained a double bed.

The area is also fantastic - within a half hour drive of so many things, we didn't have the chance to go to half the places we wanted to! We will have to return sometime to finish seeing the area! The owners were also very friendly, and quick to reply to any questions we had by email.


Family from Stallikon, Switzerland Aug 2014

We booked this holiday at the last minute and were not disappointed - the property was very clean and matched the description. The pool was excellent and the retractable roof was a real benefit - it kept the water temperature up overnight and so there was no problem with early-morning dips. Patrick and Gigi were always available if we needed them and provided us with whatever help we needed with a pleasant smile.

The property is plenty big enough for two families with enough space to eat both indoors and outdoors. As for the location, the local town has a couple of restaurants and St. Remy (20 minutes) and Les Baux (30 minutes) are close by and have a wide selec tion of good and reasonable places to eat. A car is needed to make the most of the area.

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay in a tremendous part of France.


From Hunters Hill, Australia Jun 2013

8 of us decided to cycle the south of France, and used this great place as our base. The house and surroundings were just fantastic. Clean and very well presented, not to mention the great hosts. I would recommend this place for families and groups. Should we we back in the area again, I would book this place without hesitation.

3 other reviews

Jun 2009

we had a wonderful stay here , the property is so nice with the very well maintened garden and the pool, the weather was quite excellent for the early season - Provence is fantastic and so wonderfull ! our hosts Gigi & Pat always carefully present help everytime with kindly attention so very pleasant stay for holidays and rest

Gigi and Patrick were lovely hosts. The house was well-ordered and very livable. The yard was lovely and we spent many afternoons on the grass and in the hammock at tea time. Although there is no "view" from the house, the location was perfect for exploring Provence. The village of Barbentane was quite small, though, and we had to use the car to go to the upper village for the market you cannot walk there. The billiard table was a huge plus for our 12 year old. Our only complaint was that only 2 of the 4 beds were made up with sheets when we arrived. We didnt discover this until bedtime when, bleary-eyed we had to find sheets and make beds. They also wanted to charge us extra money for the sheets and towels at the end of the stay. In our experience, this cost is always included in the rent. Otherwise, we had a lovely stay. Thank you Gigi and Patrick.

Reply from Evans-fabre-teste

about the complaint, we reply this: that all is very well explained iwithin the descriptions and informations about the house , into the EXCLUSIONS, its expressively written that the bed linens sheets, towels, are not included into the price booking we always sent a email to our customers to ask them before if they need it for knowing before arrival and prepare it , so its not a problem , only to paiy attention for it for customer and guests Pat & Gigi

We have a lot of review about appreciation guest at your disposal in our « Golden Book » since several years more than 60 , best , excellent , good and less good Such as from Family Jarvis : “what can we say that hasn’t been said before ? completely agree with all positive comments already commited to paper ; thanks to Patrick & gigi for making us feel very welcome and the opportunity to have spent a week in a true fairy tale cottage complete with shutters, woods, backtop of a mountain . we all feel inspired to write and paint but have been to busy cramning a years experiences into a week . have a lovely time ! And this more : thank you Gigi & Patrick . the cottage is lovely, the pool glorious , and the garden delightful .we hope you enjoy your stay and like people before us we wished we had stayed longer ! and come back again say Mike, David and Pamela

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This country house is:

800m from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 45km from the nearest ski lift 15km from the nearest supermarket 90km from Marseille-Provence airport 55.2km from Aéroport de Nîmes - Arles - Camargue Airport 70km from Montpellier-Fréjorgues 45km from Nimes-Garons 8km from TGV AVIGNON RAILWAY STATION

Local activities

Boat hire 45km Fishing 15km Flying 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 15km Mountain biking 15km Sailling 45km Skiing 45km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 15km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Museum 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 15km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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Outside this country house in Barbentane, the South of France
This country house is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue and outside lighting. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 11 March 2021

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Early booking discounts

  • Receive 15% off if the booking is made 90 days before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive £34.13 off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.
  • Receive £25.60 off if the booking is made within 1 week of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 June - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 60 days of the arrival date.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • extra persons

    £51.20 per booking for each additional person if there are more than 10 people, paid with booking

  • cleaning fee

    £128.01 per booking, paid with booking



5 bedrooms, Sleeps 12:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed

There is also 3 cots


4 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 4 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating, Size 12m x 6m, Depth 1.4m to 2m

Shared pool with electric heating


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, French, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 10, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Patio heating, Private garden, Tennis court


Snooker / pool table

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants

Extra information

the house is confortably situated just nearby the hill of the Montagnette , green zone which dominates the village of Barbentane , lot of pines and olive trees , and at only 5 km from the abbey of Frigolet , famous site in provence from which you discover a great panorama to the rhone valley and Mont ventoux , the giant of Provence which culminates quite 2000 m hight , north side of Avignon , city of Popes the nearbours are gently quiet and the countryside is plenty of little ways to be walked about or byke ride among a lot of orchards and numerous market gardeners within the sos called goldenarea for the vegetables and fruits during the summer season


Average rating from 32 reviews

Private Owner From Barbentane, France Member since May 2004

We are renting our property since 1994 , and we have received a lot of people as our family members and very pleased always to meet so different people from anywhere in the world our guests are our friends and wait them with confidence and eagerness !!

Past bookings: 51 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 3 hours

Last seen: 4 months ago

Number of properties: 1

We are renting our property since 1994 , and we have received a lot of people as our family members and very pleased always to meet so different people from anywhere in the world our guests are our friends and wait them with confidence and eagerness !!

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