To say that we enjoyed our stay at Villa Richard in Velleron would be a massive understatement…we absolutely loved it…!
The house itself has everything you could need…and importantly – everything worked. The rooms are large and the ceilings are high, giving a wonderful feeling of space, even when occupied by seven adults. The beautiful courtyard with pool and outside eating area was idyllic and we found that we were all most happy during the days to stay at the house, reading, swimming and dozing and spending time together as a family, chatting, laughing, eating and drinking. It was a proper holiday and provided us all with a much needed break from our often frenetic lives. What made it special is that it is not an anonymous rental property – this is a family home with treasured photos, paintings and hangings on the walls, loved and well read books to be found in every room and we felt completely welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived.
Velleron is a lovely, friendly village and has everything you could wish for – amazing patisserie with the best croissants ever; fantastic farmers’ market – not targeted for the tourist market but where locals go each evening to buy the most delicious and fresh fruit and vegetables; a great pizzeria and not forgetting Glacier de Velleron where Nicholas will bring you his amazing ice cream creations and cocktails, made by his lovely family and always with a smile on his face.
We had some wonderful dinners out during the evenings in nearby Ile sur la Sorgue where we were spoilt for choice of restaurants whose chefs really know how to make the most of the fantastic produce available to them and front of house staff who provided friendly and knowledgeable service and of course, delicious local wine.
Given half a chance, we will be back…
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