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Secluded Villa With Large Pool And Grounds, Five Bedrooms Sleeps 9-12

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Figanieres, Draguignan, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Peaceful Location Great For Family Holidays

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.


Owner
Mark Yates
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 region

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.

Amenities

Figanières Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Upstairs toilet - toilet
    Downstairs toilet - toilet
    Downstairs en suite 2 - shower , This en suite has a shower and a sink
    Downstairs en suite 1 - toilet , shower , There's a sink too
    Main bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , There's also a sink
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with tiled shower, sink and wc. En-Suite to Bedroom 2 with shower and sink. Large bathroom with separate shower cubicle, bath tub with shower, sink and bidet. There are two additional wcs, one with sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double with en-suite and adjacent outdoor area. Bedroom 2 double with en-suite. Bedroom 3 double with dressing room sharing large bathroom with Bedroom 4 double and Bedroom 5 single. One pull out sofa bed in dining room and two camp beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is spacious. There are two quiet double bedrooms on the ground floor. The third double bedroom along with the twin and single are on the first floor. Outside: There is a large swimming pool with extensive deck, a sheltered, tiled terrace adjacent to the kitchen and dining room. Another outside seating area with a stone table is located overlooking the pool. The gardens are secluded and have olive and palm trees. The sheltered terrace has an outside gas BBQ, a dining table and a double garden sofa and two soft furnished chairs. Just down from the terrace there is an outside large pizza oven. Bedroom 1 downstairs has its own outside seating area through French windows. Utility Room: Washing machine and second large fridge Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and provided at the beginning of stay. The English-speaking house manager will clean and prepare the villa. She can meet you at the villa as required and provide extensive information about the house and region. Other: Dining room with large dining table, 2 large sofa sleepers

Reviews

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Good swimming pool

  • 3 of 5

Good big swimming pool and house was ok

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Serendipity in July

  • 4 of 5

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.

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  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa in a great location with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are all welcome back anytime Jason!
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5

Fabulous spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious house with plenty of room for our 2 families to share. Despite the heat we all slept well, really comfortable beds. The highlight of the property is the pool which is fabulous! A great location for exploring - the ferry over to St Tropez and the Gorges du Verdon were highlights. We made good use of the terrace and BBQ for dinners, and also had a lovely meal in the restaurant in Figanieres (Le moulon de mon grand pere). Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

All round awesome

  • 5 of 5

The house has all the conveniences of home and then some. WiFi works great. There is a lovely BBQ set up strategically positioned between the pool and the house with fantastic views all round. Two of the bedrooms (both with their own en suite facilities) are located on the ground floor and provide a very private feel away from the rest of the bedrooms that are upstairs. There's lots of patio space both around the house and the infinity poo that allows you to take in the picturesque surroundings. The local vineyard is within easy walking distance and has delicious and very reasonably priced wine especially the rose. The house is clean, charming, comfortable and relaxing. You'll sleep soundly as the beds are great and there's little to disturb you. That said the local town is a short drive away and has everything you would expect if you do feel motivated enough to venture out. Really enjoyed our stay and can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time. The house and grounds are so spacious that we really felt we were getting away from it all. The double bedroom were a good size and the home is well maintained. The surrounding hillsides and vineyards are charming. It was so fun to explore the local villages. We loved the big deep pool, where we wasted most of our holiday! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Figanieres
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Figanieres
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Valberg
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Frejus
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The French Rivera 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $197.34

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.