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Provencal Villa With Apartment And Superb Infinity Pool - Bastidon des Oliviers

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Claviers Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa in Claviers, Nr. Bargemon, Provence - Set In An Olive Grove With Glorious Views

Bastidon des Oliviers is a large, split level property comprising a luxurious three bedroom villa with an independent two bedroom apartment on the lower level. Both dwellings are fully self-contained with private terrace space and separate entrances so both offer complete privacy to our guests. The large pool and terrace area around it are shared. For combined lets, the villa and apartment can inter-connect and are ideal for both families or groups of friends. The villa and apartment can be let separately except in peak season (mid July to end August) when we only let the entire property for up to 10 people.

The property is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, less than ten minutes walk from the splendid hilltop village of Claviers, near Bargemon (voted “one of the most beautiful villages in France”). Looking in one direction you can see the village of Claviers and in the other, Bargemon. Our land is totally private with no overlooking houses and a quiet path leads from it to the village. Claviers is a lovely quiet village, virtually unchanged from it's medieval past and yet has all the conveniences you may require and a choice of bars and restaurants. Bargemon is a much larger village with a beautiful shaded square with numerous shops, bars and restaurants.

Bastidon des Oliviers is set amongst terraced olive groves in over an acre of land on a hillside with a spectacular infinity pool, enjoying glorious views over the surrounding countryside. A fabulous secluded location, yet within easy access of the Côte d’Azur resorts, which can be quickly reached via the A8 motorway (20 minutes away). It is a 45 minute drive to Cannes or to the Gorges du Verdon, 1 hour to Nice airport or St. Tropez, and 35 minutes to the beaches at St. Raphael and Fréjus.

Bastidon des Oliviers comprises a luxurious three bedroom villa with an independent two bedroom apartment on the lower level. Both have ground floor entrances as the property is split level and the apartment is located below and to one side of the villa.

The main villa comprises, on the ground floor, a large L-shaped living and dining room with French doors onto the terrace, a fully fitted oak kitchen, a spacious twin bedroom, very large bathroom with bath (with shower fitting) and washbasin, a separate shower room and an individual WC. On the first floor there is a good size double bedroom, another spacious twin bedroom and a washroom/WC. Most of the villa rooms have oak beamed ceilings.

The ground floor opens onto a very large terrace with glorious views over the countryside and the upstairs benefits from it's own covered terrace with a view to Claviers village.

The apartment comprises a spacious living room with a curtained off archway through to a twin bedroom, a separate double bedroom, a kitchen fitted with oak units and a shower room with washbasin and WC. The large utility room is shared with the villa occupants.

The property is fitted throughout to a high standard and fully equipped with modern appliances including wifi, satellite TV (French, English and other international channels), DVD, video, iPod dock and CD player.

More Details

Details for Bastidon des Oliviers 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 1 Bathroom, 2 half bathrooms

Bastidon des Oliviers is a large, split level property comprising a luxurious three bedroom villa with an independent two bedroom apartment on the lower level.

The main villa comprises a large L-shaped living and dining room with French doors onto the terrace, a fully fitted oak kitchen, one double and two twin bedrooms, a spacious bathroom with a full size bath (with shower fitting) and a washbasin, a separate shower room, individual WC and an additional washroom with WC. All of the bedrooms are a good size and most of the villa rooms have oak beamed ceilings.

The apartment comprises a spacious living room with a curtained off archway through to a twin bedroom, a separate double bedroom, a kitchen fitted with oak units and a shower room with washbasin and WC.

The property is fitted throughout to a high standard and fully equipped with modern appliances including dishwasher, satellite TV, DVD, video and hi-fi. Internet access is available through two wi-fi devices.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Jill McQueen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Jill McQueen

We (Jill and Ray) bought Les Chenes (property Ref FR433) as our permanent residence in 1994. We have been renting the property out as a holiday home since 2002 when we moved into another house which we had built near Seillans. We bought property ref FR328 in 1998 with a view to renting it out as a rental home.

We live permanently near Seillans and actively manage our properties ourselves so they are always maintained to a high standard and we are on hand to solve any problems that may arise during the course of the rental season. When renting holiday homes for ourselves we have found that it can be a big advantage to have the owners on hand.

Jill McQueen purchased this villa in 1998

Why Jill McQueen chose Draguignan region

We fell in love with the area as soon as we first explored it and bought our first house near Montauroux village in 1994 as the area is very beautiful, quieter than the coastal resorts and yet has easy access to the Cote d'Azur. It is just over half an hour's drive to the coast at St Raphael/Frejus.

We bought Bastidon des Oliviers in 1998 with a view to renting it to holidaymakers. The main reason for our choice was the location of the villa within walking distance of the village of Claviers and the fabulous situation. The property is located in an acre and a half of terraced olive grove which has beautiful views over the surrounding hills and the villages of Claviers and Bargemon.

What makes this villa unique

The property is conveniently located for access to the village and yet is very secluded and quiet, which is not always the case for houses located within walking distance to the village.

There are amazing views from both the villa and the apartment, which are quite separate, and the infinity pool is particularly spectacular. Looking in one direction you can see the village of Claviers and in the other, Bargemon. Our land is totally private with no overlooking houses and a quiet path leads from it to the village.

Claviers is a lovely quiet village, virtually unchanged from it's medieval past and yet has all the conveniences you may require and a choice of bars and restaurants. Bargemon is a much larger village with a beautiful shaded square with numerous bars and restaurants

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to just say how much we all enjoyed our holiday at your beautiful villa and how much we appreciated your personal attention. R. C. Merseyside



Thank you so much for the loan of your beautiful villa, we had an absolutely wonderful holiday. The privacy, location and marvellous views were perfect and as for the pool - well the view from there will stay with me for a very long time. J.C. Suffolk



Thank you for an amazing holiday in your villa. The luxury of the accommodation and the awesome scenery made it a never to be forgotten week. We would certainly like to come back next year. Again, many thanks. R.B. Notts

We enjoyed our stay in the area very much and the villa being to an exceptional standard made it even more enjoyable, if they were all as good as yours the holiday industry would be in a better state. Thanks again. G.P. Cumbria

We really appreciated how nice the villa was and how you and Ray had taken care of our every possible need. It was one of the best places we've stayed and obviously part of a very professional operation.



The setting was superb. The villa was well equipped, furnished and tended, and in the most beautiful area. J.S. Kent



We had the loveliest time. The villa is very comfortable and set up in a very thoughtful and comprehensive way. The “Guide” to the villa and the area was superb. P.M. USA



Villa superb, everything spotlessly clean, well stocked and presented. We hope very much to return. K.H. W. Midlands



Our seventh visit – superb as always. V.C. Surrey



Lovely villa with delightful pool and stunning setting. C.G. Leeds



A perfect holiday villa – well equipped, beautiful views..we rarely return to the same venue twice for our holidays but Bastidon des Oliviers might just tempt us! W.C. Cambridgeshire



Three marvelous weeks…the real star is the villa itself and its surroundings, and the pool – superb. R.A. Cleveland



Second visit – fantastic place! Everything you need, lovely house, beautiful setting. S.J. Herts



We had a fantastic time in this beautiful house and wonderful location. We would love to come back again sometime. S.C. Lancashire



It was a wonderful holiday and we all enjoyed the facilities you have provided. The house and pool were superb. S.V. Middlesex



Thank you for a wonderful week’s retreat in the beautiful surroundings of Bargemon. The villa was lovely – well equipped, clean and in the perfect setting. We really appreciated the facilities. N.C. Sussex



Thank you for the use of your villa. The villa and its surroundings were beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. J.D. Lincs.



Thanks for a lovely holiday - we really appreciated your villa (and the stunning view!). S.R Hampshire



I just want to say we all had a great time at the villa - the accommodation, facilities, setting, etc were all excellent. The only problem was that we weren't there long enough! Maybe next time we'll stay longer.... N.B. Bristol
Nov 2004
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Bastidon des Oliviers
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Beckenham
5

Beautiful setting, Clean, homely.

  • 5 of 5

The property is so spacious, clean and private. We spent so much time at the pool with our kids and dog and made full use of the villa. The pool was big enough for the 9 of us and we spent one or 2 evenings after supper star-gazing from the deck chairs. It was an ideal base for all our excursions. We didn't want to leave. Well worth the very long journey from London. Thanks Jill and Ray.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time here.

The house is charming, wonderfully clean and the owners will ensure that every moment spent in it was unforgettable. The house is beautifully situated, the views are amazing and relaxing by the pool among singing birds is really nice.

There is a little village nearby with a bakery filled with delicious fresh bread, friendly locals and many other attractions. I would totally recommend this place and i would gladly return with my family and friends. Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Family Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the apartment at the end of May, with 2 small children. The location was stunning, with magnificent views around the countryside. The drive up from the main road is not for the faint hearted, but was worth it. The apartment was spotless and perfectly maintained and stocked with everything you could possibly need, from clothes pegs to lilos for the pool. The weather at this time of year was perfect for us. Sunshine, but not too hot for the kids. The short walk to the local village was definitely a highlight, with other equally pretty villages just a short drive away. The only downside was that my husband, a keen cyclist, didn't have his bike with him and I had to listen to his disappointed sighs as yet another group of cyclists whizzed by. I would highly recommend this property for a getaway that isn't too far away from everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review. We couldn't agree more regarding the cycling as the local roads are so scenic and quiet so safe for cyclists. We often cycle along the drive up from the main road which goes past vineyards, olive groves and through some beautiful countryside.
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Tiverton, Devon
5

Var Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great location in hillside above Cote D'Azur coastline, so all the quiet and little restaurants of France, but able to get to Cannes, St Tropez etc. easily for days out.

The Gite itself was clean and well maintained with a great pool area. Ideal for chilling and escape from the rat race. Close to village for daily bread, but quiet and relaxing.

We thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Gatineau, Québec
5

Charming villas - Fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 strong cyclists and rented both properties. The view was breathtaking. We cycled both sides of les Gorges de Verdon and explore the surroundings (Bargemon, Claviers, Fayence, Mons, Grasse, St Paul de Vence) The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. If you intend to cycle you have to be in shape because it is very hilly. It is also easier if you arrive during day time. Good location to explore the area and the villas are clean and the view fantastic.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the cycling holiday. The scenery is very varied and cycling can be challenging in the hills and around the gorges especially. There are also lots of walks, some not too demanding, for example around the vineyards and local villages, and longer hiking trails, but you don't have to be quite so fit to tackle them.
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Map

Nearest Airport
73 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Claviers
Nearest Ferry
1100 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
La Motte
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
A8 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Claviers
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Audibergue
Nearest Beach
39 Kilometres
St Raphael
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The villa is also within easy access of the Cote d’Azur resorts. It is a 45 minute drive to Cannes, 1 hour to Nice airport or St. Tropez, and 35 minutes to St. Raphael and Frejus. The impressive coast road from La Napoule to St. Raphael is full of dramatic scenery backed by the red, craggy mountains of the Esterel National Park. It is here you will find our nearest coastal beaches (35-40 minutes drive) with a choice of sheltered coves or glorious long sandy bays.

Travel:

A car is essential. It is one hour to Nice airport, one hour to Toulon and just over one and a half hours to Marseille.

The high speed TGV train service departing from London Waterloo takes seven hours to reach Marseille, with one quick change in Lille. You can then carry on to a local station such as Les Arcs or Draguignan.

From Calais and the channel ports, it is about a 10 hour journey to the villa, best route being the motorway.

Distances:

Claviers is located in a beautiful area of The Var (the “département”), boasting some of the finest scenery Provence has to offer. There are numerous interesting nearby villages. Amongst the nearest are Bargemon (5 mins), Callas (10 mins), and Seillans (15 mins). For swimming, watersports or fishing, Lake St. Cassien is just a short drive away or you can visit the impressive Lac de St. Croix at the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon (1 hour). It is also easy to reach the coastal resorts (40 mins).

Further Details:

Claviers village (10 mins walk) offers four restaurants, a bar, small supermarket, baker and Post Office as well as a tourist office. There is free wi-fi in the tourist office and in the bar. In Bargemon there are numerous restaurants, two bars, three takeaways, two small supermarkets plus all the other local shops and amenities you would expect such as a bank and a pharmacy. There is a larger supermarket in Seillans (10-15 mins drive), as well as local markets in the villages. Within a 20 minute drive are several large supermarkets and numerous other shops.

Most outdoor activities are available locally including hiking, bike hire, climbing, swimming, fishing and watersports on the nearby lake, canyoning in the local gorges, white water rafting in the Gorges du Verdon, river fishing in local streams, gliding at the Fayence club, golf at Tourrettes de Fayence and St Endreol. There are also numerous cultural activities in the main coastal towns, the perfume factory tours in Grasse, as well as a host of children's amusements including waterparks, fairgrounds, zoos and so on.

Rates & Availability

Claviers Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn to Spring
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,066
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,192
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Early peak
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,042
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak season
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,159
 
 
Late peak
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,192
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn to Spring
Sep 30 2017 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,066
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,159
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $634

Booking Notes:

Provisional booking requests are held for 24 hours to enable payment to secure the booking. If no payment is made in this time, the booking request will be cancelled.
Bastidon des Oliviers may be rented as two independent units or by one party wishing to occupy the whole property, with the exception of peak summer when we only accept bookings for the entire accommodation. Prices are available for smaller occupancy numbers in the entire property except in peak when the price is for up to 10 people.

We require a 20% (non-refundable) deposit to secure a booking. The balance is due 12 weeks before arrival. We also require a refundable damage deposit payable at least a week before arrival of £300 for the villa, £500 for the entire property or £200 for the apartment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in high season. Flexible out of season. Arrival from 3 pm at the apartment and 4 pm at the villa. Departure is by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is in UK Pounds per week, fully inclusive of gas, electricity, linen and cleaning. Prices are available for 2 to 6 people in the villa and 4 to 10 people in the entire property.

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Amenities

Claviers Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Standalone washbasin. Very spacious bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Standalone washbasin.
    Shower room - shower
  • Main bathroom is very spacious with a bath, shower fitting, washbasin and lots of cupboard space with full length mirrors.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have electric heaters for winter lets and there is also an open fire in the villa living room. Cooling fans and anti-mosquito devices are provided for the summer (though there aren't generally many mosquitoes being in the hills and away from water.) We provide sheets and continental quilts (and/or blankets) for all the beds, together with one bath towel and one hand towel per person. The linen is changed once a week and the accommodation will be thoroughly cleaned prior to arrival with a briefer weekly clean for bookings of two weeks or more. A cot and high chair are also available. The garden is maintained and the pool is cleaned twice weekly (more if necessary). We are on hand should any problems occur and we manage the property ourselves. Domestic pets are accepted at both properties, within reason and with our prior approval. In general we would accept up to 2 dogs in the entire property. The villa and apartment can be let separately except in peak season. Outside: The property is set in its own terraced olive grove in a peaceful location, offering splendid views from all points over the surrounding hills and the villages of Claviers and Bargemon. The villa and grounds are South facing and enjoy maximum day long sunshine throughout the year. A lovely silk tree provides natural shade for summer dining on the terrace in front of the villa, while apartment guests enjoy their own private covered patio. Both dining areas have gas barbecues and the poolside is fully equipped with garden furniture and parasols. The large overflow pool (11m x 4m), pool terrace and extensive private gardens are available for the enjoyment of all guests. There is an attractive balustrade at each side of the pool and the pool benefits from a child safety alarm. The main access path to the pool from the villa is also gated. A quiet road leads directly from the top of the grounds to Claviers village. It is about a 10 minute walk along a very quiet and pleasant road.

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