About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Beautiful old stone farmhouse in Lorgues, Var, Provence, France - Secluded, Private, Spectacular Views, Private heated infinity pool Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Secluded stone farmhouse, in peaceful countryside location with private heated infinity pool, own wood-fired pizza oven, an oversized paella pan with burner for hungry appetites, plus a huge four-burner American gas BBQ. Beautiful night lit garden.
No neighbours at all, with spectacular views over the vineyards in the valley below and the mountains beyond. Wonderful walking and exploring on foot or on the bicycles supplied (both adult bikes and for children). Set in 12 acres of mainly olive groves, it is perfect for families and friends who want to get away from it all, but still be walking or cycling distance from the busy market town of Lorgues.
The pool is heated from April through to October and is fenced to French standards.
You can make your own pizzas in the traditional wood fired pizza oven which can also be used as a tandoori oven. We have also added this year a huge four-burner American style gas BBQ.
Heather & Steve
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Heather & Steve
Hello, I'm Heather. My partner Steve and I are lucky enough to own this beautiful house in Provence. We're both retired, Steve from the City and me from farming near Guildford in Surrey. We both struggle with French but go to classes every week. People here are very friendly and seem to like helping us to learn their language. We love living in France and have made good friends here. With best wishes, Heather and Steve
Heather & Steve purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Heather & Steve chose Lorgues
The terrace at the front is a real sun trap, bordered by masses of pink roses and palm trees. The house 'curves' round the garden and pool, and the huge shady trees, (with hammock) giving the property a real heart. Peaceful, no road noise. 4 minutes by car into the bustling market town of Lorgues. Bicycles supplied if you prefer to cycle in for the morning bread - it takes about 15 minutes each way. It's just perfect and beautiful in every way.
What makes this Villa unique
We chose this house because it is surrounded by 5 hectares of its' own land.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Utterly Beautiful, Completely Peaceful, Luxurious
After a long search to find the perfect escape from London life for my family, I stumbled across this little slice of heaven. Nestled in the olive groves north west of Nice, this perfect farm house whilst rustic, came with all the mod cons of a modern home - and it felt like a home. Air conditioned against the soaring temperatures of this year, with a swimming pool (heated if necessary) and a perfect little cabignon to situate any family members who want a bit of extra peace and quiet. A bit of a amateur chef, I particularly enjoyed the pizza oven and enormous paella cooking setup. Whilst it is out of the way, it is by no means isolated. Several wonderful towns are within easy reach and the market in Lorgues is an absolute must do, along with its many quite reasonable restaurants. The beaches facing the Mediterranean are also quite accessible, stunning and warm watered. All in all I couldn't recommend this any higher for its sheer beauty, comfort and peace. My family and I thoroughly look forward to returning.
Thank you, Mr Winters for your review. We're so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful holiday. It really makes it all worthwhile!
Many thanks. Heather
Perfect for all the family
Booking and info all very good and accurate, owners easy to communicate with but not intrusive. Beautiful location, great for exploring this region. Property well maintained and practical, well equipped. We found the place clean but a bit dusty (cupboard doors, mirrors) and in need of a deep clean but all crockery and kitchen equipment was clean and serviceable. Linen clean and bedrooms clean, cool and spacious, bathrooms clean, beautiful bath in ensuite. Wifi was intermittent but good when it worked. Hairdryer, towels, pool towels very useful. Pool was safe, well maintained and welcoming. The grounds are large and lovely to explore, lots of plants, insects and lizards. No near neighbours but a short drive into Lorgues or beyond. Our children were happy to stay at the villa all week ( we had to make them come on a few trips) and found lots to explore and really have some time to relax, cycling , swimming, reading, swinging in the hammock, finding insects they had a lovely holiday. Granny came too and stayed in the seperate cabin which is close to the house, comfortable and private which makes this property great for larger families as everyone has space to relax and enjoy being together. Quiet roads around the property more of forest tracks really but great for cycling or morning runs as very little traffic, flatish and wooded. We went to Tourtour (nice places to sit and have a drink or meal) and entrecasteaux (more limited food wise) both very atmospheric to wander around, Lorgues market on Tuesday am is worth the trip, it starts at 9 am- 12 we parked outside the centre and walked in. A day trip to Sainte Maxime was also worth it, some nice places to eat and you can take a ferry over to St Tropez from here if you want to make a day of it. The inter marche in Lorgues is being re built so ignore this and find the Casino one which has a large Pharmacy opposite it. We should have got a few basic provisions before we arrived at the property at 4 pm on a Sat to last us through to Monday in hindsight. Overall a lovely relaxing holiday with plenty of exploring options if you need them but it's so easy to stay at the villa and chill I wouldn't plan too much!! We would defiantly return to this property but two weeks is needed ideally, we all wanted to stay longer. A great find, I have certainly got extra brownie points with my family for booking this.
Long overdue retreat from life
After many years of promising my wife and family a European vacation, I finally got my "stuff" together and booked for a week what looked like a quaint Stone Villa in a quaint french village. This could not have been further from the truth. We arrived to this beautiful secluded property after a short flight with 3 kids (ages 9-15) and my in-laws (yes I had stalled on this vacation for long enough my wife HAD to bring her parents). As we settled into this small chateau it seemed to have no end. Each child had their own bedroom, my wife and I had our own suite, and the in-laws had their own House! A luxury compared to home. The pool house is self contained with no steps,and can be seen from the kitchen window. And with wifi, satelite television, and a pool, we almost forgot we had kids.
The first night in we decided to try out the wood burning pizza oven.Who doesn't think they can make New York style pizza on their first try? The wood was easily accessible and we started it right up. The kids had a blast designing their own pies, from smiley faces to all bacon no cheese pizza. The next morning, I snuck downstairs hoping I wouldn't wake the kids, only to find them sat on the couch watching a DVD (Fawlty Towers). I can honestly say I don't remember the last time all three kids got up without waking us, not to mention peacefully enjoying each others company. The in-laws ambled in and we enjoyed a fresh breakfast on the terrace. In the afternoon we headed in to Lorgues to visit the village market. Shops have been put up all up and down the main street and you can find everything from a fresh t-shirt to french delicacies , we set up to meet at lunch at one of the restaurants in lower Lorgues and went on our way. My wife and I enjoyed a stroll while picking up local foods to cook(wild boar sausages) for the remainder of the week, while the kids got small souvenirs for their friends. The rest of the week went on like this. My wife and I left the kids with the In-laws (a great use) and cycled into Lorgues on some mountain bikes left by the owners, and easily drove to some fantastic winery's.
The pool was warm, clear, and we all caught the sun. Will be heading back again as soon as we can find the time. Worth the trip, and returned revitalized. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your review, we do hope you and your family will have the chance to return one day. I'm always sorry that we don't have the chance to meet our guests personally, but our team in Lorgues loved meeting all of you and send you their best wishes and a loud 'Come back soon!'
We enjoyed 2 super weeks at this peaceful haven . Heather was great , helpful and very generous. The pool was the icing on the cake , the grounds give complete privacy . We would recommend this place to anyone seeking a restful peace . Thanks Heather and Steve . Roy and Vanessa
Spent the most amazing week in Lorgues with all the family 6 adults and three grandchildren. The villa more than lived up to our expectations and the summer kitchen was amazing. The men made superb pizzas and the paella pan was a triumph. We hardly strayed from the villa as we couldn't bear to leave this wonderful idyll. We all had great fun in the pool, walking down to the river and the more energetic of the party going for bike rides. Thank you Heather and Steve for letting us share your beautiful villa.
Our holiday near Lorgues
We had the most brilliant week
The house and garden were stunning
My husband and I stayed with our 4 children in their 20's, son in law and granddaughter aged 20 months
Spent most of each day in the pool and the evenings in the outdoor summer kitchen relaxing over dinner and very competitive card games
We all agreed we couldn't have had a more enjoyable holiday
Special interest holidays:
Collect wild mushrooms.
Bikes are supplied for both adults and children.
Pizza night with your own wood-fired pizza oven.
The pizza oven also doubles as a BBQ and tandoori oven.
Oversized paella cooker.
Huge American style BBQ
St Maxime Beach 35km, St Tropez 40km. There are aquaparks at both St Maxime and Frejus. The Lac St Croix is also a 40 minute drive with restaurants, lavender fields (north end) beaches and water sports, as is the Gorges du Verdon with rafting, canoeing and extraordinary scenery.
By air - Nice, about 1 hour away Toulon ,and Marseilles airports are about 1 - 1.5 hour away.
By train- the TGV stops at Les Arcs, 15 minutes away.
By road - we're well served by the A8 motorway which is only 15 minutes away and connects to Nice in the eastwards direction and Aix-en-Provence and Marseille in the westwards direction.
Lorgues 3km, Tennis courts 2km, boules in Taradeau 10 minutes.
St Tropez 40 km. Frejus/St Maxime 30 Km. Perfume factories in Grasse 55 minutes.
Lorgues is a lively market town.
In the heart of the beautiful and picturesque wine and olive producing regions of Provence.
Lorgues is famous for having the best Provencale market in the Var. Every Tuesday morning the whole length of the main street is crowded with stalls selling everything from clothes, bags, shoes, patchwork quilts, home made soap, flowers, locally produced vegetables and fruit, honey, nougat, many, many cheeses, live fish, wild boar sausages, hot paella, hot roast chickens, fresh bread, herbs and spices, olives and sun-dried tomatoes, etc, etc.
Many lovely restaurants in and around Lorgues, cafes and bars, plus the famous truffle restaurant, Bruno's.
Gorgeous Chateaux which welcome visitors to free tastings and tours.
Endless walks through the pine woods, vines and olive groves, and along the rivers, where you will come across old olive terraces and ruined olive farmers cottages.
Horse riding and kayaking nearby, teleski nautique (hurtle round the lake at 30 mph!), two adventure parks where you swing through the trees and zip wire down, along with many other death defying challenges (all with safety harness attached), the Aqua Parc and kart track at Frejus, or hire a self-drive boat at St Maxime and have lunch in St Tropez.
But best of all, just lie back in the hammock and enjoy the peace and quiet beauty that surrounds you.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Please contact owner for details. Minimum booking 1 week, Saturday to Saturday. We have been with Owners Direct for 6 years. Changeover Day: Change over day Saturday leave by 10.00, arrive after 16.00.