Beautiful large Stone Bastide (part ancient chapel) in St Antonin-du-Var, near Lorgues, Provence - Quiet and private location, walking distance to a small village with boulangerie, good shop, bar/restaurant, and weekly small market.
Carefully restored and well appointed, there are five large double bedrooms (superking or twin beds), each with an en-suite bathroom. Most bedrooms have private terraces with separate external access to the large (12 x 6m) swimming pool and landscaped grounds of 1 hectare. There is a choice of sunny or shaded seating and dining areas with panoramic views over glorious countryside. Satellite TV, DVD & CD library. WiFi throughout the house and pool and good 3G. An ideal property for friends or families to share.
The house is an hour from the airports of Nice and Marseilles, (also Toulon) in the unspoilt département du Var region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Medieval Lorgues, famous for its large weekly market, has many good restaurants and shops and is a 10 mins drive. It has an ATM and one of the supermarkets, unusually, is open all day Sunday. A one hour walk through vineyards takes you to Entrecasteaux. Charming villages such as Salernes, Villecroze, Tourtour and Cotignac are nearby. The swimming and sailing lake of Ste Croix with the world-famous Gorges du Verdon are a 45 minute drive away. It is under an hour to the coastal delights of St Tropez, St Maxime and Fréjus.
Near the front electric gates is the guardians' cottage where Patrick and Geraldine live.
They are very discreet and act as caretakers, look after the pool, garden, cleaning, technical issues and are on hand to help with any problems.
They speak French and a little English.
3 resident chickens (ask for eggs)
2 Bikes in stone bergerie (ask)
Additional cleaning can be arranged - also cooking, babysitting, airport collection.
(Public transport is possible by bus Marseilles/Brignoles or Train Nice/Les Arcs, but is not easy).
Parking area- ample room for 4-5 cars
Suitable for children but be aware of the pool
Stone steps, may be less suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
A deposit of 50% of rental is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to the rental period.
Changeover day is usually Saturday. We ask guests to arrive after 4.30 pm and leave before 10 am on the day of departure.
Rates are for the whole property, per week, in UK Pounds. Rates include all linen (including pool towels) and 6 hours end cleaning.
Detailed description Floor Area 400 m²
Master Bedroom 4-poster bed, French doors to balcony. Fan
Ensuite bathroom with shower, bath and loo Hair Dryer
Lounge with fireplace, sofas, library. French doors to balcony.
Kitchen/Diner with air conditioning and french doors to blue terrace with table for up to 10. Parasol. Access to pool
Coffee Maker (Pods) Dishwasher Large American Freezer with icemaker, Microwave Oven, Gas Hob, Electric oven, kettle, toaster.
Hall and lavatory
Bedrooms 2 and 3, superking-size (or twin) beds, with french doors to shared private terrace and garden/pool access.
Each with ensuite bathroom with shower and loo . One hair dryer
Lower floor (ground level at rear of property)
TV/snug with sofas, bean bags, children's toys, garden access.
Bedrooms 4 superking (or twin) beds, with doors to lower terrace. Ensuite bathroom with bath and loo. Hair Dryer
Bedrooms 5 superking bed, with short steps to lower terrace. Ensuite bathroom with bath and loo.
Lower terrace- External Pool shower room with loo and shower
Utility room with washing machine, drier, external access to drying line.Iron & Board
2 x cots (no linen), high chair, changing table available (Please prebook-free)
Garden terrace (Shady) Gas BBQ, table (extendable to seat 12). Side table
Garden (1 hectare) landscaped. Olives, lavender, almond and pine trees
Pool 12x 6m. Roman steps, has a deep end.
Rigid, electrically operated cover (conforming to French safety laws)
Pool lounge (shady, sitting and dining area, pool bar) Hifi. New pool kitchen with fridge/freezer, icemaker, sink
8 loungers, 2 planter chairs, 6 Dining/armchairs, 2 stools, parasols, further small tables and chairs
Pool heating is available at extra cost (£150/wk) but is not usually required in July and August
Lots of pool toys
Table tennis table, bats and balls
Courtyard/breakfast terrace (front of house)
Table seats 8-10