Villa Aramesh is a haven from the hustle and bustle of life, hence the name, which means tranquility in Persian.
Flayosc is a hilltop village. The villa is also situated on the hill, with truly beautiful views overlooking the Maures (the hills between Flayosc and the sea). This beautiful, well-equipped Provençal villa is located on a quiet country road within easy walking distance of the village.
The villa is in its own private, fenced garden (2000 m2) with electric gate access, allowing parents peace of mind.
There is ample parking to the front of the house, under the shade of the olive trees. The villa itself is a typical Provençal style, with beautiful cool, local terracotta tiles throughout and original wooden shutters at the windows.
The arrangement of the villa easily accommodates 2 large families or extended families, but also ensures privacy for everyone. However, it also eminently suitable for smaller groups due to its unique layout.
The villa is arranged in a U-shape, with 2 bedrooms on each limb. There are 4 good sized double bedrooms and one of the bedrooms also has an additional mezzanine, which is suitable for 2 children/teenagers over 8 years. All the bedrooms are on the ground floor, except the balcony room, which overlooks the pool and the Maures. All bedrooms have wardrobes and drawers. There are bathroom and toilet facilities on each limb of the U-shape, so all bedrooms have easy access to bathroom areas (3 toilets, 4 bathrooms in total). The layout ensures that everyone can feel together, but without the feeling of being on top of each other. We ourselves have stayed with our own and our extended family and found the arrangements ideal.
One of the bedrooms has separate access, which opens onto the covered terrace area. The bedroom remains part of and is adjacent to the house itself. Having its own toilet and bathroom, this bedroom is a great option for grandparents who may be seeking a bit of peace and quiet from the family chaos!
The beds are all from the UK (so are a good length). There is 1 superking (4 poster in the photo) and is in the balcony room (with en-suite bathroom). The are 2 king sized beds, (one of which is the sleigh bed) and a 1 queen sized bed. There is also a mezzanine floor, which has 2 single beds (suitable for children/teenagers over 8 due to the stairs access). All bedrooms also have direct access to the garden through full length windows.
Having had twins ourselves, we can also provide 2 travel cots, suitable for infants up to 3 years old, 2 high chairs, 3 booster seats, a baby rocker and a bottle steriliser for little ones.
One of the bedrooms has an ‘honesty bookcase’ in case you have forgotten to bring /run out of books.
The 2 limbs of the U-shape of the house are connected by the shared indoor living space of the living room, kitchen and indoor dining area with dining table and chairs.
The hub of the house is the beautiful, large tiled roof, covered terrace adjacent to the kitchen, which provides total shade in the heat of the sun and a cosy area round the BBQ in the evenings. The covered terrace has an outdoor kitchen, with a large BBQ and a large table. We love starting the day with a family breakfast looking over the Maures and find that we usually have all our meals here. Between meals we sit around the table for coffees, wine, reading in the shade and chatting around the table. The BBQ area and the pool terrace area are all one and the same (and on the same level as the house). So you can sit and relax and have a clear view of the kids playing in the pool no more than a couple of metres away. Or you can move to the sun loungers to catch some rays at the pool side.
The pretty, salt water pool (7x4m) has been recently refurbished and has a poolside alarm, compliant with French Law. The pool can be heated for out of season swimming (supplementary fee applicable). There are also pretty garden lights around the terrace and pool for those balmy summer evenings.
Under the covered terrace, you will also find an outdoor shower, with hot and cold water and a full shutter door allowing you to shower in privacy at the pool side.
The private, mediterranean garden is 2000 m2 and filled with over 20 olive trees, pomegranate trees, almond and fig trees and a variety of mediterranean plants. The garden is arranged in a series of typical Provençal restanques. The layout results in a variety of areas for activities or simply sitting in peace away from the crowd. There is a large 3m trampoline (with fixed safety nets) to the side of the house, with a large table and chairs und the olives trees for parents to have a glass of wine while watching the kids.
There is also a traditional boules court, outdoor table tennis table with table and chairs (Boules and table tennis bats etc provided).
There is a separate utility room, with washing machine, drier, drying rack, ironing board and iron. Outside there is a large rotary washing line, and in the summer clothes dry outside by lunchtime!
The living room has large french windows, which open onto the terrace allowing easy access to the house. The living room itself has comfortable sofas, television and an open fireplace. Home entertainment is of high quality with most European TV channels, DVD player, games console, stereo system, iPod dock with integrated speakers.
The Provençal kitchen is well stocked with plenty of crockery and utensils. In the kitchen you will find everything you need for a family holiday including a coffee machine, toaster, juicer, salad spinner etc. There is a large American fridge freezer, with built in ice dispenser for those summer days, dishwasher cooker and induction hob. The kitchen is adjacent to the BBQ area, which has both practical and social advantages!
We have set up the villa to be a home, not a rental property with all the facilities we would look for at home. We really hope you enjoy your stay here and find it your own home from home.