|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
This delightful, traditional Provençal villa with lovely pool set in mature gardens offers a real 'away from it all' feeling yet is only 15 to 20 minutes on foot from an all year round lively Provençal village. Situated at the end of a rural lane and surrounded by countryside you could be many kilometres away from the nearest village but in fact you are just close by. Lovely pool, barbecue - even a traditional pizza oven, this property sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms.The garden is flat and laid out as different 'rooms'. The covered terrace with mosaic dining table is just outside the French windows leading to the dining room and has views to the hills and also across to the securely fenced swimming pool. There is a charcoal barbecue and also a traditional pizza oven with superb preparation space. The swimming pool is surrounded by mature planting - a delightful area for sunbathing as well as swimming. The pool leads to a large terraced area with both sitting and dining furniture - and a double bed for those who wish to take a comfortable siesta or even sleep under the stars. There is a large area set to grass - great for children to play. the whole property is securely fenced and there is private parking for up to 3 cars.
Nice villa we enjoyed it
Nice area to explore
Very well equipped
Good washing machine and showers
Judith(property manager) very helpful and easily available
Good location, rural but town centre easy to walk to in 15 mins
Garden fairly dog proof
Nice fig tree at the gate
The pool was well looked after by Judith's husband
On the downside the beds were a bit low and a bit creaky
The is a busy road nearby which is a bit noisy at "rush hour"
The pool had a leak and needed daily top ups
The pool area was somewhat overgrown and there were a lot of loose and uneven paving slabs which didn't reduce our enjoyment but might be an issue with children or elderly people
We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Caroline.
Judith was very friendly and efficient and booking was very easy. The pre-arrival tips and directions were especially useful! She was also nearby - within the village if we needed help during the holiday. The location of the villa was excellent - pleasant views, peaceful, not overlooked and within a 15 minute walk of Flayosc. The village itself is typically French and the best we have stayed in, beautiful with a great atmosphere having plenty of shops, good restaurants and events for entertainment.
There is lots to do within the vicinity. Some of the activities we enjoyed were canoeing the Gorge du Verdon, taking a boat trip to St Tropez, exploring beautiful villages and the tree park on the edge of Flayosc itself.
Our initial reaction was that the villa was lovely and secluded but needed a little updating, however we soon got used to it's quirkiness to enjoy it's location, pool and spacious garden.
In summary we had a really lovely time and it was very hard to leave!
The Riviera is only a short drive away - St Maxime, St Raphael, Cannes, Antibes amongst many other Mediterranean towns and villages. Of course St Tropez is also easily accessible - but remember to take a water taxi from St Maxime in the summer months to avoid the traffic jams to this popular resort situated on a peninsula! Don't forget that there are also beaches at Lac St Croix which are much quieter and just as good if not quite as glamorous as the Côte d'Azur!
The villa is easily accessed by air (Nice 90 kms, Toulon 79kms and also Marseille), TGV train (Les Arcs-Draguignan - 15kms) and by road (Junction 36 at Le Muy, A8). Car hire is advisable if you wish to take advantage of all of the wonderful villages, the Gorges du Verdon and the coast. However, the village with a huge variety of shops and services is only 15 minutes by foot so visitors may be self sufficient without transport.
The lovely village of Tourtour is 13 kms drive. Les Arcs with its lovely medieval quarter is 15 kms. The fantastic Gorges du Verdon is less than one hour away. Avignon and its famous bridge is a 2 hour drive.
The village is well equipped with 2 small supermarkets, fresh fish shop, butcher, delicatessen,2 bakers, chemist, 3 doctors, a dentist, bank, post office, gift shops, 4 bars 2 of which serve food and (at last count) 8 restaurants! A famous truffle restaurant is to be found in a nearby village 15 minutes' drive away. The local town of Draguignan is only 8kms away and has large supermarkets and a variety of shops. Provençal markets are held in the local villages almost every day of the week: Monday Flayosc, Tuesday Lorgues, Wednesday Draguignan, Thursday Bargemom, Friday Le Luc en Provence, Saturday Aups and Draguignan amongst many others. Flayosc is ideally situated half way between the spectacular Gorges du Verdon and the sophisticated Mediterranean coast. From here you can easily visit Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, Marseille and the wonderful cities of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Orange are accessible too.
|Refundable damage deposit||$801|