The hillside villa has fabulous views and plenty of space, with easy access to the French Riviera and Provence. The village of Figanieres -- a five minute drive or 30 minute walk -- has narrow streets and an old church. The region is full of wonderful villages, where rural life is thriving. The centre of village life is the (child friendly) bar. There are also great pastry / bread shops, smaller grocery stores, a post office, a natural spring with the best water you have ever tasted and a tourist information centre. A ten minute walk from the house across the vineyards is the nearest wineries, where the excellent local rose may be stolen for 5 Euros a bottle. On a clear day you can see the Mediterranean from the village.
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Villa in Figanieres, Draguignan, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Peaceful Location Great For Family Holidays
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About Mark Yates
We are an English / American family living in England and the United States.
Mark Yates purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Mark Yates chose Draguignan
Villa Serendipity has the perfect quiet and secluded location tucked in the Provencal foothills, 30 minutes' drive from the French Riviera and an hour from Nice airport. Thirty minutes drive to the north, you are surrounded by serious mountains -- the gorge at the Parc Natural Regional Du Verdun is world class spectacular. There’s plenty of water sports, hiking and skiing (in winter) in the area. Serendipity is a spacious, gated home surrounded by vineyards, farmland and woodland offering great views across the valley and the mountains beyond. With a large, secluded private swimming pool, extensive grounds and charming villages all around, many visitors don't stray far.
What makes this Villa unique
The house has its own large swimming pool with loungers and umbrellas on the deck. It has three double bedrooms (two en-suite) and two additional bedrooms, a a double and a single. Serendipity has a large kitchen, two living rooms and a tiled, sheltered dining terrace. There is both a gas grill/BBQ and a wood outdoor bread/pizza oven as well as a full kitchen inside. It has broadband wireless internet, British TV, There is a boule area, olive trees and plenty of private parking inside the grounds.
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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect spot for some relaxing family time ...
We stayed with our four grown up children, all having managed to get some time off together, and enjoyed a fabulous, relaxing time in each other's company. The house was perfect for us: plenty of room for all of us to be together yet still have some space. We went in February so it clearly wasn't going to be a poolside holiday, but we enjoyed breakfast in warm sunshine on the terrace most mornings which was lovely. We loved shopping in the local shops and markets, then cooking in the well-equipped kitchen; watching films, playing cards and just chatting around the wood-burning stove; excursions up to the magnificent Verdon Gorge and beautiful villages in the area, as well as to the coast. The Musee de l'Annonciade in St Tropez has a small but fascinating collection of 20th Century avant-garde painting. All in all a great holiday in a beautiful part of the world and a house that suited us perfectly.
Wonderful relaxing family holiday with a toddler
This villa is beautiful, spacious and very private. We had a wonderful time! The beds are comfortable and everything works. Something you don't get in every villa!
My daughter had only just started walking, but her falling over was nothing to worry about in the villa. We slept in the downstairs bedroom and there was a stair gate to stop her going upstairs. We could easily move the furniture on the terrace to make it safe from steps and when she was in the garden, she couldn't get to the pool because of the gate.
It's a secluded villa, off the beaten track, but it's also in a great location if you want to drive to some of the sights that the South of France has to offer.
Figanières is a lovely, friendly little town with no signs of tourism. I loved walking into the town every day through vineyards to buy fresh bread. I managed to get by with my awful French and people just seemed grateful for my effort.
We went out for several lunches to some great restaurants nearby. There's also plenty of vineyards to choose from within a short drive. Wine tasting is A LOT OF FUN!
I shall definitely be going back.
Fantastic villa. Kids loved it.
We had a great family holiday here. The villa is really comfortable and had everything we needed. It’s situated in a beautiful yet quiet part of the French countryside. Despite the seclusion, it doesn’t feel too far from civilisation and is an easy drive to the coast with St Maxime, Cannes and Nice a relatively short drive away.
The kids loved spending time in the pool which kept them occupied whilst we relaxed. Figanières is a typical French town and very friendly. The owners rep met us at the house, let us in, showed us round and was on hand to help throughout the time we were there.
The Côte d’Azur is a fantastic holiday destination and we loved it. The house was a great base from which to explore the area and a beautiful place to return to and relax.
Good swimming pool
Good big swimming pool and house was ok
We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Serendipity in July
The Villa is spacious and family friendly. Terrific infinity pool with a walk in shallow end that was great for the small children. Wonderful views all around, from the villa or down at the pool. We visited a couple of the vineyards close by they were good fun. Went to the market and had lovely lunches in the surrounding villages. Overall the Villa Serendipity exceeded expectations. Thank you, we will certainly look you up next time we are in the area.
Great villa in a great location with lovely views
What a lovely villa!! Quiet location with great views across the hills. It has all the facilities to comfortably house two families. The pool was large enough and deep enough for the elder family members, yet has a slope for the younger members to be in the water safely too. The BBQ was located to take in the views of the hills whilst being able to keep an eye on the pool area too. Kitchen was large and very well stocked. The living areas of the villa are large and comfortable, but we hardly used them as the outdoor space had everything we needed during the day and late into the evening. The bedrooms were great as were the bathroom and en suites. The villa is fenced and gated so kids can be kept safe. Plenty of parking at the front and we liked the carport too, which helped keep the car cool for us.
The local villages are within a 5 minute drive where you can sit in a traditional French village setting. But 10 minutes away is also the large town of Draguinan, where there are plenty of supermarkets etc etc. The housekeepers were there to meet us and looked after us very well during our stay, they were very knowledgeable about the area and were keen to offer advise.
We really enjoyed this villa and will definelty be coming back at some point in the future.
You are all welcome back anytime Jason!
Coast/Beach: The French Riviera is close -- it is is 30 minutes' drive to St Tropez and San Raphael. Cannes and the L'Esteral beaches are 45 minutes' drive. Nice is an hour away. Travel: Nice Airport / train station is one hour's drive. Marseille Airport is 90 minutes away. Les Arcs train station is 20 minutes' drive. The town of Draguignan is less than 20 minutes away. Distances: The nearest village centre at Figanieres is a five minutes drive (two miles). The Gorge at the Parc Natural Regional Du Verdun is less than an hour. It's 90 minutes to Monaco and Avignon / Nimes. Further Details: There is a patchwork of fabulous and picturesque villages within 15 minutes such as Chateaudouble, Bargemon and Callas. They all have a range of authentic restaurants and village shops. There are large supermarkets and out of town shopping districts within 20 minutes.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please contact the owner. Changeover Day: Preferred changeover day is Saturday. We have some flexibility especially off season. Notes on prices: We will always consider requests for shorter or longer stays. Please ask.