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Prices for Villa Charmante are per week and include electricity in peak season (May to September), linen, bath towels, final clean, pool maintenance and welcome hamper with fine wine and local produce. Villa Charmante is a modern villa built using many traditional materials such as ancient oak beams, terracotta tiles, handmade local bathroom tiles from Salernes and antique doors, to mention just a few of the delights of the property. The inside is stunning with large windows and high ceilings allowing plenty of light to bathe the spacious 175 sqm interior. It is a villa of great charm and character with all modern conveniences. Striking entrance with elegant staircase to a magnificent and spacious (9m x 6m) lounge. With a high ceiling and superb acoustics, there are massive oak beams and a full terracotta tiled floor. Second lounge area with large fireplace, new high definition TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs. If required the lounge area can be used as an occasional third bedroom with high quality sofa bed. Master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. French doors to a terrace that is bathed by the morning sun. Separate cloakroom WC on ground floor (lounge) level. Triple bedroom on the upper level with adjacent shower room and WC. Large dining room on same level as the kitchen. French doors to poolside terrace and patio door to second terrace overlooking the village of Claviers. Kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Utility room with washing machine, iron, ironing board and second fridge. HiFi with selection of CDs. Lots of books and games for all ages. Swimming pool open April to October (with roll on thermal cover to reduce night time heat loss in the cooler months) and regulation safety alarm, ensuring young children are safe at all times! Sunny terraces with areas shaded by olive and cypress trees. Plenty of loungers and cushions, parasols and built in barbecue. Two exterior dining tables with chairs, one beside the barbecue, the other on the second terrace overlooking Claviers. Private driveway with parking for three cars. All inclusive prices - there are no extras! Linen and towels (including tea towels), cleaning, and welcome hamper are all included in the rental price. An initial supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, hand soaps, toilet paper, sponges, scourers and other cleaning items will be there in the cottage for your arrival. There is generally enough of each item for several days. Summer season prices are inclusive of all fuel and electricity. Sorry, we do not allow pets at any of our properties. - See our website at selectcottages.com for photos, customer reviews and to make online bookings.
Excursions: Lac St Cassien for all water sports (20 minutes). The spectacular Gorges du Verdon - Europe's Grand Canyon (30 minutes). The famous beaches and resorts of the Cote d'Azur, lavender fields and pretty hilltop villages such as Eze, Tour Tour, and Chateaudouble. Further afield, the magnificent Roman ruins of Avignon, Orange and the Pont du Gard aqueduct.
Sandy beaches at Frejus and St Maxime 40 minutes drive. There are many other sandy bays and coves within 1 hour and the beautiful 7 km long Pampelonne beach at St Tropez is about 1 hour's drive.
Discover many pretty medieval perched villages such as Tour Tour and Chateaudouble in the hills nearby or Eze high above Nice.
Many of the famous resorts of the Cote d'Azur such as Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo are all easily accessible from the villa. Our favourite is St Tropez, this is an absolute 'must' visit, a beautiful old town with chic designer shops, magnificent yachts in the harbour and a great beach.
There are several golf courses within 1 hour which as you would expect of the South of France are truly spectacular.
Two hours away are the magnificent roman ruins at Avignon, Orange, Nimes and the stunning Pont du Gard aqueduct.
Skiing - there is a small skiing resort 45 minutes from Villa Charmante open in mid winter or the main resorts of the Alps are a 2 hour drive.
The Cote d'Azur and South of France have long had a special appeal. Combine the Mediterranean climate, wonderful light, Provencal cooking, superb wine and the rich warm scenes that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne and you have all the makings for a fantastic holiday!
Nice and Toulon airports are both 1 hours drive.
Stroll down to the village for fresh bread and croissants or dine at the restaurant in the square. Claviers has a market day, baker, grocer, restaurants, bar, tourist office, boules court and Post Office.
Explore the many local villages with their market days or head to the glorious Cote d'Azur. There are beautiful sandy beaches at Frejus, St Maxime (40 minutes) and St Tropez (1 hour). See the spectacular Gorge du Verdon - France's Grand Canyon (30 minutes) and try water sports at Lac St Croix at the mouth of the Gorge. Sample delicious Provençal food, excellent vineyards, traditional markets, pretty medieval villages. Amazing golf courses, tennis and rambling are also close by.