|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Unique and beautiful converted 18th Century Olive Mill within 10/12 mins walk of the medieval village of Bargemon. Secluded 2 acre (9000 sq. m) garden/grounds with stream and waterfall. Large private heated swimming pool and table tennis. Fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, (2 ensuite), 2 separate toilets, spacious living area, unusual stone dining room. Log fire and heating for winter/spring. French T.V. Wi-Fi (really good), DVD & English films, Cot, High chair. The pool is heated using both a solar system and heat pump for boosting if necessary. The pool is hand tiled with very small green tiles and a decorative border.
****New for 2016**** The pool will be completely enclosed with wrought iron fencing. Photos to follow when completed.
We had a great time
The house and gardens are lovely and Bargemon is a great village for this type of holiday.
We were particularly charmed by the locals who were remarkably tolerant of our pathetic french and resisted the urge to break into fluent English
We really didn't feel the need to venture much further
We have been renting houses in France for 20 years. Yours was the best we have stayed at. It had absolutely everything and all the instructions were easy to follow. The new mosquito screens are a great addition, it makes such a difference at night.
The tennis was also a big success. The court below the village is in great condition. If you book in the morning, you are assured of an evening game.
A beautiful, private ,spacious and comfortable house. The photos to not do it justice. Vast , exciting garden. Amazing views. Fantastic large swimming Pool and sun lounging area. Shaded bbq area was very welcome.
Just a 10 min walk to wonderful medieval village/ small town with everything you need. The lady who helps with the house spoke fantastic English and was charming, allowing us our privacy but fully available for questions re the house. Almost don't want to write this so it doesn't get overbooked!!
We had a great time
The house and gardens are lovely and Bargemon is a perfect village for this type of holiday so we really didn't feel the need to venture much further (a choice of good restaurants, a butcher, two bakers and a small supermarket)
We have been renting houses in France for 20 years. This was the best we have stayed at. It had absolutely everything and all the instructions were easy to follow.
The tennis was also a big success. The court below the village is in great condition and is easy to book.
A relaxing time was had by all.
This beautiful old mill is a wonderful house to stay in.
My family and I have been travelling and staying in France for the last 25 years and have never stayed somewhere which was as lovely as the Mill. It is quirky, exceptionally comfortable and a pure joy just to be there.
The pool is great. We have usually stayed in houses which have really cold pools but this one was just so warm that we spent most of the days just lounging around and dipping in and out.
The village is lovely and we didn't even need to go out looking for a large supermarket. The one in the village is really well stocked and also has a small delicatessen counter selling wonderful things to eat. The butcher also sells individual portions of lasagna and moussaka as well as roasted chickens. It was also a treat being able to walk into the village to buy bread and croissants in the morning.
Thank you Catherine for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house and we will be back. A tremendous holiday!
Unfortunately we only had one week at this wonderful house. You can see the old olive mill workings and how beautifully it has been renovated into a really unique house.
It is quite, secluded but only around a 15 minute walk into the village of Bargemon - lovely coffees in the square and a meal at La Pesculana (recommended by Catherine) which was eaten outside - truly memorable!
The Mill was everything and more that we could have asked for. The pool was beautiful and warm.
Will come back as soon as possible.
A truly beautiful property in a stunning setting. Completely secluded, but only a short walk into what must be one of the loveliest villages in this part of France.
The Mill has loads of space inside and is very tastefully decorated, with an almost endless choice of places to sit outside and enjoy the tranquillity. The heated pool is a real bonus for the cooler days.
There are a few places in the garden where very young children would need supervision, but ours loved all the places to explore, as well as the trampoline and (obviously!) the pool.
Bargemon has several small but delightful restaurants, each with their own character, and a surprisingly well stocked supermarket, a good butcher and two bakeries. The walk into the village is quite steeply uphill, but at least it is downhill on the way back!
A perfect place to get away from it all, without being too far from civilisation.
We have just had a wonderful week at the Old Olive Mill. We were 2 families, all adults, 7 in total. We all loved the house, the garden, the pool & the proximity of the house to the town. The house was in one of the most peaceful locations we have stayed in, & the bedrooms & bathrooms were comfortable & well appointed. The views are second to none. The garden was great to explore & the new electric fence kept the wild boar at bay at night!! Two outings are a must. One is to Tourtour, only about 40 mins drive with amazing views & one of the prettiest villages in France. Also a day excursion to St Tropez leaving the car at St Maxine & taking the ferry across the bay. For anyone interested in boats & 'people watching' it is a must!! The old town has really good reasonable restaurants too. Only draw back of a late holiday in Bargemon is that most of the restaurants shut down for the winter. However the weather made up for that & we ate virtually all our meals in the garden. Thank you Catherine for letting us stay in your beautiful home.
A car is essential.
Airport: Nice 45 miles (75 mins). Toulon 45 miles (75 mins). Marseille 90 mins.
By Car: Via Channel Port to Aix-en-Provence and A8 to Le Muy. Approx 730 miles from Calais.
Nearest Railway Station: Les Arcs, 15 miles. London to Paris/Paris to Les Arcs.
The village of Bargemon a 10/12 minute walk from the Mill. Callas is approximately 4 km from the Mill. Draguignan a market town is 12 miles away. Gorge du Verdon is approximately an hours drive away. The coast (Frejus, St Raphael) is 40 minutes drive.
Bargemon is a charming and picturesque village which retains the original 12th Century gates and fortifications. It abounds in fountains, shaded squares and restaurants where you can sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. It has a small weekly market and boasts two boulangeries, a small supermarket, a butcher, newsagents, tabac, greengrocers, florists, bank, dentist, doctor's surgery and a pharmacy. There are many beautiful medieval hilltop villages nearby, each have their own charm, most have a weekly market. Tennis is available in Bargemon and boating at Lac St. Cassien. There are many good walks nearby and for the really energetic a Grande Randonee along the base of the Gorge du Verdon or, for those not so energetic a drive along the spectacular rim of the gorge. Cycles can be hired in Bargemon. Skiing is possible in the Southern Alps, 1hr 30 min away. The coast and beaches are within easy reach, as are St. Tropez, St. Raphael, Cannes and Antibes. There are Cote de Provence wines to sample at Figanieres and perfumes to sample in Grasse. A car is essential to explore this wonderfully unspoilt area of Provence and also enables you to sample Provencal cuisine in the many and varied restaurants.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$493|
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £400 to cover any breakages and damage. This will be returned to you 2 weeks after your stay less any charges.
Saturday to Saturday.
Notes on prices:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £400 to cover any breakages and damage. This will be returned to you within 2 weeks after your stay less any charges.