|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
The villa is situated in the heart of the Var's wine growing region, lying in a calm and peaceful area, surrounded by vines and trees. It is the perfect get away for relaxation and yet only a few minutes from all necessary amenities. The villa has most of the living space on one level. The interior is regularly repainted and updated. The tiled kitchen opens onto the dining and salon which leads onto the terrace and pool (12m x 6m). The living area is comfortably furnished with a fire place, T.V., DVD, sofas and chairs. The 2 acre mature garden is surrounded by high hedges and is fenced off from the river at the bottom of the garden. Nearest neighbours are about 80m from our hedge.
This is a great holiday home for families, either several generations of one family or two families. There is loads of space in the villa and gardens to have fun & games together or to get away for those moments of peace and privacy.
A fabulous early autumn stay. Better than British high summer. Already planning of coming back soon....thank you.
Great house, wonderful pool, we enjoyed every bit - every moment!!! we flet at home. Thank you. Remarkable!! Fantastique!!
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We had a wonderfull time in the villa, 14 days, using the beautiful river a lot in the hot midday, and the pool at all other times.
your house were perfect for the size of our company of 9, and it is truly a paradise spot you found there.
the kithcen is perfect size, and yes we used it every second day.
We had a super experience with the bigger children,
+5 yrs, renting kayaks, at the road between Carces and Lorgue, 4 hours and 8 km of fun in beautiful surroundings, ending up at a landingplace near Le Thoronet, where you could swim and cool of, untill being collected and returned together with the kayaks, to starting point collecting our
we can highly recommend the local restaurants, as we found "le vallon" and the little one by the square in center of "le thoronet" having a standard we didn't expect to find, and at cheap prises as well. 170 euros all in for, 9 people.
We sadly never found the time to try the creperie in center town, we only thought of it as making deserts, untill 3 days before leaving.
we also visited your local domaine l'abbey, visiting the cave, winecellar, original from 1250, small but exciting and wonderful, and the very french guide sold us but to much, wine and oil.
Their "grand reserve" was very well worth the price,
giving a little hint, buy it in town, by the butcher or by caeur du var shop, as they are much cheaper than buying it on the "chateau"
we visited the sorrounding villages, and found the market at Lorgue, being the best, but with expensive restaurants.
The evening markets at frejus/st. raphael were a treat for the whole family, as the little ones could try the "tivoli" things. We dined at a brasserie by the harbour, wonderful meal, and cheap as well, 60 euros less than in Lorgue.
again very much thank you for having us, we will be back, travelling otherwise, 26 hrs from denmark, without a sleepover is to much, but will be back for sure.
We really enjoyed our two week stay at the villa. It is in a beautiful quiet setting and is an excellent location to explore both Provence and the coast. The villa and gardens were spacious which made it ideal for two families sharing and the pool was fantastic. It was an added bonus to have the trampoline and football goal for the kids as well as the table tennis table which was used by everyone. This is certainly a place to consider returning to.
We have just returned from a family holiday in Le Thoronet. The listing description of the villa was accurate and our overall impression was of a clean, well maintained and spacious property. The house was well equipped with everything you could possibly need for young children. The grounds were extensive and the 4 children all enjoyed exploring and playing in them. The pool proved a big hit with children and adults alike. The setting was peaceful and convenient for visits to nearby towns and villages such as Villecroze, Cotignac and Aups and also further afield to St Tropez. We found that all the restaurants we went to were happy to accommodate us (10 people) by putting tables together etc. and one of our favourite places for lunch was St Croix on Lac St. Croix for the fantastic views of the lake.
Jonathan and his family were friendly and helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends or relatives. Many thanks Jonathan.
Had a fantastic one week stay here. It was a great base to explore the Coast and numerous local villages and towns from. Rooms were spacious and well laid out, perfect for two families with small children, but could easily have accommodated more. A vast selection of toys, books and DVDs and a huge enclosed garden to keep the kids amused. Pool was lovely and a great size. We really enjoyed our stay only wish it could have been for longer but would definitely return.
We had a great week. The villa was just what we expected from the description. We were 6 adults plus children of 6, 3 and 11 months, and it seemed to be perfect for everyone. There was a fabulous collection of toys, games and things to ride on. The trampoline was a highlight for many - even we grandparents had a go. And of course the pool was at the centre of everything
It was clean and everything worked. Jean Francois kept the pool immaculate and was very forgiving when we overfilled it.
Probably the most telling fact is that some of us hardly left the villa at all throughout the week - a couple of trips to local villages and one to the Abbaye by those who hadn't been before. So the barbecue saw a lot of service
Another plus is that the Richardsons are extremely friendly and efficient - a pleasure to do business with.
All in all highly recommended
We have just returned from a fabulous family holiday in this amazing villa. It is situated in a truly a beautiful spot in the Var and has every facility you could possibly wish for. On arrival we found the villa was spotlessly clean with every facility one could possibly need. We had 4 children ages from 4 to 11. The copious amount of toys were just amazing and our 2 little girls had the most wonderful time playing with them all. The kitchen was very well equipped and this coupled with the BQ made providing meals effortless, even for ten of us. Normally we would dine out a few evenings during the holiday but we cancelled the advanced bookings made because the villa was so idyllic for our family, the children were able to entertain themselves in the grounds, in the house or mainly on the trampoline whilst the adults enjoyed the wonderfully balmy evenings relaxing on the terrace. The house is indeed very spacious and provided plenty of room for our group of 10. The sitting room is very comfortable and again well appointed with every device needed although, only the children used this area to watch a DVD in the early mornings, the adults always gravitated to the wonderful outside terrace to enjoy the amazing views, read, use the Internet or enjoy long chats accompanied by the obligatory glass of liquid refreshment from the local vineyards. The bedrooms are all very well appointed with reading lamps and plenty of hanging space. The mattresses, bed linen and towels were all of very good quality. The configuration of bathrooms and on suites worked very well for our large group. The villa also has a hair dryer if one needs one. The pool is large and totally fantastic with plenty of good quality sun beds and umbrellas to shade you from the mid day sun. The two little girls were non-swimmers when we arrived but by the end of day one they were launching themselves of the steps of the their 'Pool Noodles,' some of which were provided, so they older children had ones to play with too. Having graduated steps into the pool was super, particularly for the younger children and the adults who like to gently launch themselves into the water! The trampoline was fantastic, when the children were taking a breather from the pool they enjoyed using up their boundless energy on the trampoline or using it as a place to 'hang out' away from the adults. All this and the amazing grounds ensured we had the most fabulous holiday ever. We have booked for 2015.
Le Thoronet, famous for its Abbey, has restaurants, shops, bike hire and tennis. Canoes and kayaks on the river. Within 20 minutes drive here are several beautiful medieval villages, golf courses, vinyards for wine tasting, olive mills and gastromonic restaurants incuding the well known Chez Bruno. Lorgues, 12km, has a good choice of shops and weekly markets. The beaches of St Raphael, Frejus, St Maxime and St Tropez are within 45 mins, as are the stunning lake St Croix and the Gorge du Verdun.
Other Activities: canoeing
Golf: Barbaroux in Brignoles. (never played here but looks good) 20 - 25 min from our villa.
30 - 40 mins drive.
Beauvallon-Grimaud golf club - St.Maxine 00 33 4 94 96 16 98 (I think this one is only 9 holes).
Esterel Latitudes golf club. St.Raphael. 00 33 4 94 82 47 88 (nice course 18 hole course).
St.Maxine Golf Club 00 33 4 94 49 26 60 ( more challenging course, with some narrow fairways and beautiful views of countryside and coast).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$855|
Saturday to Saturday. Departures before 10.00 and arrivals from 15.00 onwards. There is a refundable breakages deposit of 800 euros to cover any damages, and will be returned shortly after departure less any charges. If there is a cancellation, funds will only be returned if we get another booking for exactly the same period. For bookings during the winter the heating bill is included.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.