|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.