|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa is full of character it has been tastefully modernised but at the same time keeping its charm. A cosy lounge with low beamed ceiling and wood burning stove. The newly fitted kitchen is very well equipped with modern appliances, there is a kitchen table where the family can gather for their meals or use the dinning room. The rustic dinning room with a wood burning stove and fully opening folding patio doors leading to the front of the villa, which is located just to one side of the kitchen. There are 4 bedrooms all bright and sunny, plus a full bathroom, walk-in shower, large bath, hand basin & wc and a shower room, walk-in spacious shower, hand basin & wc . There is a separate WC to the first floor The main garden is to the front of the villa with meadow lawns and gravelled areas, with plenty of parking. Mature mulberry trees shade parts of the frontage to the villa, while grape vines grow on the villa walls. The heated pool is surrounded by mature shrubs and fenced with two security gates the pool area is in sun all day.
Les Arcs-sur-Argens Var: From this location you are within easy reach of the A8 autoroute, the many inland hill top villages, or, to the beaches of the Mediterranean, With the A8 only 3 km. from the villa, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Monte Carlo are all within a few hours drive.Or take a drive along the coast road to Port Grimaud know as the Little Venice Of Provence and St Tropez.
This area has 7 golf courses. Take time to visit the many vine yards and domains the area has to offer, the Var is famous for it's Rosé wine.
TGV: The railway station is 5 km from the villa, here you can catch a train along the coast either in the direction to Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Monte Carlo even into Italy, or head toward Marseille or even Paris which takes about 5 hours. Just check the time table for the times for the TGV .
By car from the channel ports: Travelling by car
The Auto routes are a fast and direct way to travel through France, they are toll roads and payment can be made in Euro or by credit card. The maximum speed is 130 KPM, but you will find the traffic moves a little faster! There are plenty of rest areas with cafés and petrol stations.
Driving in France is straight forward, with regulation and road signs generally similar to those in most West European countries, the U.S.A. AND Canada. The basic rule is to drive on the right, overtake on the left and be extra carefully at roundabouts. Driver must carry at all time, a full driving licence, vehicle registration document and evidence of insurance cover. Check the need of a green card as driving without reduces a fully comprehensive insurance to third party only.
All persons in the car must wear seats belts.
The Auto routes are a fast and direct way to travel through France.
Var Villa Holidays have done it again!
Having booked previously with Sue at Var Villa Holidays and been very impressed with everything the first time around, I did not hesitate to call her with this year’s challenge. We wanted a property (not too expensive!) to accommodate two families for a week in the ideal location of Le Muy in the (always sunny) South of France. This area is perfect, as you are away from all the congestion of the coastal towns but with fast access, as there is a new (still relatively undiscovered) road to the coast (St Maxime - 45 mins). Being a little inland you also have the opportunity to head north into the ‘Gorges du Verdon’ with its beautiful scenery and the wonderful lake (lac du St Croix). Here there are many places offering Wartersports of all kinds as well as the stunning scenery (which makes even the journey a pleasure!).
Sue recommended a detached villa ‘La Bastide’ which was lovely. The house sits with a view across the valleys and vineyards and is remarkably quiet and tranquil. I say this as it is in fact only a kilometre or so to the town of ‘Les Arcs sur Argens’, close enough that if you feel the need for a night out then you can actually walk to the restaurants! The property has everything that you need for a very relaxing week, it has a variety of areas for alfresco cooking and eating, as well as spots for swinging in a hammock and reading (bring your own hammock). There is also a large pebbled drive which doubles as a challenging and interesting ‘Boule’evard. As a final comment for the area in general, within my party there were some keen golfers (and some not so keen) and it is worth mentioning the absolutely beautiful course at St Endreol. This is a course where they will allow you to ‘Pay and Play’ and you can hire a buggy if the hills look a little daunting. Beware though, our consensus was that this in no ‘touristy pushover’ course and I advise you to take one or two more balls than you might anticipate! It is however, stunning to look at and has a lovely terrace outside the club house which overlooks the course and distant hills. A great place end to your round and have some well-earned refreshment, whether in celebration or to drown the memory!
Thanks again Sue, hopefully we’ll be back again sometime.
This was our second visit to this delightful property, the first being seven years ago. We were NOT disappointed; the Villa fully lived up to both our memories and our expectations. The kitchen has been beautifully and tastefully updated as has the rustic dining room off the kitchen. There were 6 adults staying and it was not crowded at all with plenty cool space should you require it as it was very hot.
The Villa, its pool and gardens are tidily maintained and all comforts are provided including a generous "Welcome" basket on arrival.
The nearby village of Les Arcs sur Argens appears to always have something going on and even on evenings with no festival or celebration the Market place and its bars are always bustling places and happy places to be.
The local restaurants both hotel and street restaurants offer beautiful locally-sourced food and wines - lovely!
We will return again and again.
We were 6 grown-ups from New York USA who came to enjoy Provence, wow! did we find it. Starting with this real old stone cottage with beams in the ceilings and an old wood burning stove to the cute lounge. There is so much to see in Provence we never had time to do it all, St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, the perfume village of Grasse plus the lovely old part of Les Arcs village on the hill with a fantastic restaurant in the castle there. The weather in June was bright and sunny, just right not too hot for going out visiting. We took the train to Monaco one day, easy from the local train station. If we are ever back in France again we would love to stay at the cottage again.
I was asked to write a review by Sue, sorry I did not do this at the time we stayed there in August 2010. The setting of this villa is wonderful, with the views to the vine yards and to the hills beyond. The villa is an old stone property which keeps the rooms cool during the heat of the day, although the property is old the kitchen and bath/shower rooms are bang up to date. The pool area is completely fenced so very safe for our children to play outside without access to the pool without an adult. We were supplied with all linen and a nice touch are the pool towels, the villa was lovely and clean, the House Book was full of great information, very well put together. We had a very relaxed holiday. Thanks you Sue, we shall come again in the future.
The market village of Les Arcs-sur-Argens is dominated by the tower of the medieval village high on the hillside. Spend time walking around this old part of the village when you reach the top you will find the wonderful views to the Massif des Maures mountain range. This busy village offers a market twice a week, many cafés/bars, restaurants also a bank, good range of small shops and a supermarket. Les Arcs has a main rail link, which includes the TGV. The nearby town of Le Muy holds an extremely colourful and comprehensive Provencal market every Sunday morning which is really worth visiting. If you like to play golf, there are 7 to choose from all within an hours drive. The golf course of St Endreol in La Motte, which is only 10 km from the villa.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 20 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£400.00|
Your arrival time is 4 p.m. and the departure time of 10a.m.
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is requested with booking.
The balance payment is required 8 weeks before the booking commences.
A refundable security payment of £400.00 is requested, paid with the balance of payment.
Your arrival time is 4 p.m. and the departure time of 10a.m.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.