|Minimum Stay||1 - 14 nights|
This property is south facing and totally private with it's own secluded garden front and back, private drive way, electric gates and private swimming pool. Close to the local village, the property gives easy access to the surrounding vineyards and woodland. Recently renovated and decorated the property has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), 1 bathroom and a living room/kitchen. Air conditioned, central heating and it is well equipped with English TV, WIFI, Netflix, internet Radio, iPod + android music docks. Guests have access to an extensive free Dvd Library.Two sun terraces, with an outside shaded eating area- a BBQ, attractive garden, with sun hot spots and natural shade. 25 miles to the coastal beaches of St. Tropez, Port Grimaud and Cannes. Visit local vineyards for wine tasting and the traditional villages of Flyosc, Tourtour(village in the sky), Villecroze & Salernes on market days. About 25 miles inland and you have excellent water sports on Lac St. Croix & Gorge du Verdon (Europe's Grand Canyon).
Sheila has lived on and off in Provence for over 15 years. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Sheila loves the climate, her garden and just the peaceful lifestyle she and her family enjoy in Provence. Sheila is married to Jeff and they have a teenage son, Eric
Sheila Roberts purchased this house in 2001
We bought a place in Provence because we love the area. We are surrounded by forests and vineyards and very old Medieval villages. The area is full of character and there is nothing like eating out at night in the local restaurants especially if they have dining in summer gardens.
All the local villages have a 'market day' which are always a real delight, full of character, colour and fantastic foods and smells!
Every Tuesday morning Lorgues has the second largest market in Provence.
You can also visit numerous local vineyards and sample wines all day long without any obligation to buy!
The coast gets very crowded in the Summer but being inland a bit lets you drop down to the coast when you want- and that suits us.
Lorgues is now one of the most popular areas in Provence
Our ' visitors cottage' offers a lot for a small property. It is completely enclosed and very private, it is very quiet and peaceful and being south facing it is a 'sun trap' in the summer.
We have renovated the property this year, put in a new pool,new patio's ,installed a new kitchen, many new appliances, new furnishings and air conditioning. It has been completely redecorated. It is small but perfect for a couple or a family with 2 young children.
The cottage is extremely well appointed with all the conveniences of home.
Had a great holiday and look forward to a return visit in the future.
Frank & Mairead Sheridan, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
We spent 2 glorious weeks staying at the cottage and absolutely adored it.
The cottage itself could want for nothing. Every amenity we could think of had been thoughtfully provided for our stay.I have stayed in quite a few self-catered villas previously and I can honestly say this was by far the nicest and well stocked with any utensils or appliances one could need.
The cottage is in a lovely private location.
really nice secluded cottage yet easily accessible no dirt tracks or steep inclines which we have found before .owners are friendly with out being intrusive and are helpful we had problem with fridge which was replaced same day you would not get better than that ever thing in cottage good quality including knifes which makes a change to some places we have stayed well placed to go north to lake or south to coast ideal
This lovely cottage absolutely lived up to positive reviews it has received. The cottage is beautifully equipped, in a picturesque and quiet location, surrounded by the wonderful scent of pine trees. The owners have not skimped on any aspect - with a lovely private pool, and all mod cons available. Thanks to Sheila for her quiet attentiveness, and to Eric for sorting out the WiFi. Given that there was a family wedding the week we were there, we never felt isolated, nor did we ever feel our privacy was compromised. Quite simply, lovely owners, lovely cottage, lovely location. Just hope to repeat the experience sometime soon.
My husband and I had a wonderful 3 week stay in June - July 2014. Lovely quiet location, nice pool and gardens. Fully equipped stone cottage, in the heart of the countryside. Perfect base for exploring the coast and inland. Lorgues is a traditional town, unspoilt by mass tourism, with all amenities. Sheila, the owner was on hand, and extremely helpful, if you need her, but not obtrusive.
I can honestly say that the facilities in the cottage are the best we have ever experienced in our numerous trips to France. Everything in the cottage is as you would expect it at home, it doesn't feel like a holiday home, it feels like home. There is everything and more for a very comfortable say. The swimming pool is beautiful and very welcome to either relax by, or to cool off after a day out sightseeing. The cottage is in a perfect place to explore the area and we hope we will be able to revisit some time in the future. Certainly we wouldn't even look for anywhere else if we revisit this area. We have no negatives at all following our two weeks and cannot sing our praises loud enough for the lovely cottage, and the Roberts family for their kind welcome and any assistance needed during our stay.
Janette and Dave Fisher
This has by far been the best self catering holiday that we have ever had in France. The cottage is outstandingly well equipped, very comfortable and incredibly peaceful. For us, its own pool was the icing on the cake. The town of Lorgues is lovely. It has an amazing weekly market and plenty of places to eat or enjoy that all important glass of something in the sunshine. It is close enough to other bigger towns to meet shopping requirements. Nearby is a beautiful lake with picturesque views...in fact the whole area is peppered with superb scenery and photographic opportunities. The owners were very welcoming and allowed peace and privacy whilst ensuring the stay was as perfect as it could be. Nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate to recommend this holiday property, indeed we loved it so much we have booked for next year.
We have just come back from a lovely week in this gorgeous villa. We are a family of 4 and the accommodation was perfect for us, the children loved the pool and the cottage is very comfortable with all the home comforts you could wish for.
The area is fantastic, we felt that a week wasn't long enough to see it all! We had great fun at the lac St Croix hiring pedaloes with slides! And canoeing along the gorges du Verdon was a real highlight.
Lorgues is a lovely village with a good choice of restaurants for eating out and great markets on Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening.
Thank you a lovely holiday. We really hope to come back!
Special interest holidays:
Less than an hour from Grand Canyon du Verdon, the Verdon river has created a series of gorges, the Verdon flows south into the turquoise waters of the Lac de Ste-Croix. For the daring - rock climbing, whitewater rafting and hiking. Electric boats and windsurfing boards can be hired here.
Palais des Papes in Avignon the magnificent Papal Palace.
Aix en Provence - with fascinating museums and historic buildings - great shops too!!
Monte Carlo - take the train from Draguignan-Les Arcs station and visit for a day - the Riviera's most dazzling example of 19th century grandeur.
In May it's the Cannes Film Festival and then the Monaco Grand Prix.
Abbaye du Thoronet, Le Thoronet - about 20 minutes away- is a 12th century Cistercian abbey. Tourtour village - 20 minutes from the cottage has great views over provence. Arles is also a great day out (2 hours) but well worth it- full of Vincent Van Gogh painting locations, museums and Roman remains-delightful for a visit and lunch.
The nearest coastal point is at St.Maxime - 40 minutes by car. St.Tropez and Port Grimaud are about 50 minutes drive (depending on the time of year). There are lots of beautiful beaches along the Cote D'Azur with restaurants serving delicious fresh fish.
There is also a huge expanse of beach just before you go into St. Tropez which is called Pampelonne beach (3 miles long). Also great beaches at St. Aygulf and St. Raphael. South towards Toulon there are many quiet beaches that the locals use!
Nice airport is 1 hour 10 minutes (80km), Marseille 1 hr 20 minutes (100km).
Nearest train station is Les Arcs (Draguignan) 8 km
A car is recommended
Lorgues 3-4 km, Flyosc 6km, Draguignan 6 km, Salernes 8km,
Nice 100km, Aix en Provence 90 km, Marseille 120km
Lorgues is regarded as one of the very best Provencal villages. With the largest weekly market in the region and numerous restaurants and cafe's it is a lively hot spot that gives any visitor a great feel of Provence. The surrounding villages also have many good restaurants with most having gardens for outdoor eating. Large supermarkets and main stores are found in nearby Draguignan (6-7km). Locally you will find tennis, horse riding, canoeing. In Draguignan you can hire bikes and there are a number of large sports shops. The famous Porquerol Islands are just 1hr to the south and the southern Alps are also 1 hour away to the North offering great walking trails and cool fresh air
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
High season 20% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Low season as arranged
Change over day is Saturday. Cleaners arrive at 9.30 and existing guests leave by 10 am with new guests arriving after 4 pm. We are local so late arrivals are not a problem
Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels, wood for log fires in winter + electric heating, internet (WIFI), Netflix and cleaning before and after your stay.
We ensure the cottage has a supply of tea, coffee, bottled water and basic kitchen essentials for when you arrive. We provide many traditional herbs from Provence for those who like to add that 'something' to their cooking. There are no extra charges