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Nicola Martin-Jenkins

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Speaks: english, french, german

200 year-old Provencal dream house with stunning views, near Bargemon

12 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bargemon Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms; sleeps 10 plus further 6; large heated pool, new tennis court;

Le Lauron has been beautifully restored to create a wonderful family home. The house has 5 twin/double bedrooms plus a bunk bed room adjoining the master bedroom. In addition there is a separate annex with a bedroom, living room/kitchenette and bathroom which can sleep a further 4. The South facing house stands in 4 acres of meadows terraces and gardens enjoying superb views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. The garden is stocked with hundreds of rose, oleander lavender and rosemary bushes; cherries, figs, plums, apples and almonds all grow near the house. There is a stream running close to the house into the meadow below which also contains a newly re-surfaced tennis court. There's a boule pitch, trampoline, croquet set and table tennis table. The large 14-metre heated swimming pool is on the same level as, but separate from the house. As it is used as a family home it is not just another anonymous holiday villa but a comfortably furnished home full of paintings and antiques. One of the sitting rooms has a log fire and the house has central heating for cooler months.

For music lovers, there are plenty of summer concerts (usually chamber music or recitals) in nearby churches: Mass with Gregorian plainsong on Sunday mornings at the Abbey de Thoronet; Opera at Aix-en Provence, Orange and Nice; or jazz at Nice and the nearby villages of Seillans and Montferrat. However, past experience shows that despite the best laid plans to make excursions, most of our guests arrive only to find they prefer to stay put at Le Lauron.

There are plenty of poolside sun loungers, two further separate outside dining areas, and a large parasol also available. There is a boule and croquet set, and the house has some tennis and badminton racquets that could certainly be used in an emergency!

The property is cleaned two times a week. Bed linen and bathroom towels are included and changed once a week.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nicola Martin-Jenkins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible house - we loved the views and the stuning garden. Thanks so much for letting us stay. The children had a great time in the pool, and we played a lot of tennis on the court. Nice to have tabel tennis, too, when it got too hot! We will definitely come again.
Jul 2012
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200 year-old Provencal dream house with stunning views, near Bargemon
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

There is only one word for this place - fantastic!! We spend a week in the house together with two other families. Initially we had planned to do daily excursions but ended up every day staying "at home" not wanting to leave the place. The house is impeccable furnished. The pool is perfectly tempered, the tennis court has a very high standard, the boule a delightful treat. What more to say - visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Fantastic Family Friendly House

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday at La Lauron could not have been better. The house is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The pool, tennis court and ball area kept all the adults and children entertained for hours. We can not recommend La Lauron enough, we will definitely be visiting again this summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Paradise En Provence

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday with group of friends and their families last August. A stunning house with beautiful interior, grounds and gardens offering seclusion and space for everyone. Fabulous pool, tennis court and petanque court for the active, or those more sedentary moments plentiful sun loungers with amazing views of the Var. Dining alfresco was a highlight in the shade of vines. Set below the lovely town of Bargemon, offering an invigorating walk up for coffee and patisserie or dinner. I would recommend Le Lauron to families or friends of all ages - we would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Fantastic relaxation for all

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on numerous occasions with two to three other families. The property is spacious and has everything you need to make it a relaxing and enjoyable week. The house itself is well laid out, giving everyone space to make their own. It's charm comes from the fact that it is clearly a much loved and well looked after family home. The new kitchen with everything you need, makes eating in very straightforward. I only wish I had as much refrigeration space in the UK. The large supermarkets are easily reached and the local village of Bargemon has the essential bakery, small shops and several restaurants & bars.

The pool is large and well looked after, with plenty of places to sit in the sun and the shade. That with the tennis courts, trampoline, boules and very large garden meant that the children can easily keep themselves entertained and allow the adults to have some peace and quiet of their own. The safety fence around the pool is reassuring when the kids are young.

Over the last few visits we have made some trips out to the Lac (pedalos and giant inflatables), the Gorge du Verdon (kayaking) and a local water park. More importantly, every year, we visit many of the local vineyards to decide which wine we like best. The holiday would not be complete without a few large glasses of wine on the terrace late into the evening.

I would thoroughly recommend this for all ages, there is so much to do if you want it and equally a great place to sit and read your book if that's what you need. It is a really special place.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Shh! Keep this one a secret - a fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Lauron on several occasions and always had the most marvellous holidays. The house is spacious and cool in the heat of summer. The bedrooms are well positioned so that you aren't on top of everyone else. The two sitting rooms are comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped for cooking meals for large groups and it's so easy to access the shady terrace to eat. As a couple with young children, knowing the pool is securely fenced is a huge comfort. It's difficult to want to leave Le Lauron to explore, the setting is so peaceful and there are enough things to keep you occupied on-site - boules, tennis, swimming, playing the piano, sampling the delicious local rose - but if you do, there are lots of things to visit. The village has a wonderful, shaded square in which the cafes have set up tables & chairs. The village shop and bakeries/butcher mean easy, local shopping is available too. We have enjoyed wine tastings, the local goat farm and motorcar museum, as well as countless restaurants. Best of all though is a picnic up at Bargeme, a ruined church with views to die for. I would happily come back time after time.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Warmly recommended

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had a very good experience. Owner was very friendly and helpful. The house was all we had joped for and more - very atrractive and with a beautiful location and grounds. We would completely recommend this as a top place for a holiday - whether you are active (swimming, tennis, table tennis!, boule, wandering around the grounds) or just sitting in the sun under trees or around the ppool. Inside there's good-sized bedrooms and a brilliant kitchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bargemon
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Hyeres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Four Seasons Fayence
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bargemon
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Greolieres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Saint Tropez
Car: recommended

Bargemon, 500 metres above sea level, is one of the prettiest villages in the area; it is never crowded or as trippery as villages on or near the coast. Life revolves around the ‘Place’ where, if you sit with your coffee or Pastis, you will get a kaleidoscope of life in Provence. Bargemon has shops for all everyday needs; The nearest town is Draguignan where a bustling and attractive market is held.

Fishing and boating at Lac de St. Cassien (28km), riding, windsurfing and hang-gliding are all within easy reach, as is magnificent walking country. For the really energetic, a Grande Randonee along the base of the Gorge du Verdon (Europe's largest) or, for those not so energetic, a drive along its spectacular rim is highly recommended. St Tropez and the Mediterranean, as well as local golf courses including an excellent championship course at La Motte (15km) are all within 1 hour’s drive. In winter, skiing is possible in the Southern Alps, (Isola 2000: 2 hrs drive, or Greolieres:45 m)

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Rates & Availability

Bargemon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,897
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,949
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,248
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,949
 
 
Easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,923
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,598
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,897
 
 
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,196
 
 
Late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,897
 
 
Autumn
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,273
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$3,248
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$2,273
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $650

A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking with the balance due 10 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £500 to cover damage, breakages and any telephone charges. This is payable with the balance and will be returned to you, less any charges.

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Amenities

Bargemon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Annex bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite for bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite for Master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , ensuite for Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , downstairs loo
    below pool - outdoor shower
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite to bedrooms 1 & 2). 1 shower room/wc (en-suite to bedroom 3). Family bathroom (for bedrooms 4&5). 2 Separate WC (one on ground floor and one below the pool).
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Study off master bedroom with a Bunkbed
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , Annex behind house with bedroom, sitting room and bathroom
    Master bedroom - 1 king
  • Master Bedroom:very large bedroom suite with bathroom, dressing room and study/Bedroom 6 with a bunk bed Bedroom 2:twin (can be double)with en-suite bathroom, dressing area and large balcony/terrace. Bedroom 3:twin (can be double)with en-suite shower room and WC and separate hand basin. Bedroom 4:twin (can be double)with hand basin. Bedroom 5:twin with access to terrace and pool. Bedroom 6: off Master bedroom with a bunk bed. Bedroom 7: Studio annex with bedroom, sitting room (with kitchenette) and bathroom. Twin beds in bedroom and daybed with pullout single bed in sitting room. 2 cots available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The views are simply stunning. The house secluded but not too remote. The village is a 12 minute walk. The accommodation is particularly suitable for families. In addition to the 14m swimming pool which can be enclosed (to comply with AFNOR laws) there is an extra large shallow end, and 2 cots, a high chair, a play pen can be provided. There is a trampoline with a net on one of the terraces. For the adults there is boule, croquet and an impressive library of books. For the musical there is the piano and for the sporty the tennis court and trampoline. Leading off the kitchen is a superb vine and wisteria covered pergola which shelters a large granite table which seats 10 comfortably around which meals are usually eaten in fine weather and from which the wonderful scenery can be enjoyed. A beautiful old fig tree outside the house provides further shade and delicious figs in season. Herbs are also grown near the house close to the kitchen.

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