About the property
- Villa3498 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Large pool. Walkable to village. 5 bedrooms with ensuites. Quiet and private.
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, seats 12+) Hifi. Small pool kitchen with fridge, icemaker, sink
8 loungers, 2 planter chairs, parasols, 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
Andrew and Nicky Lee
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
About Andrew and Nicky Lee
We are the new owners of this property which has been available on Owner's direct for many years. We spent two years looking for a home and so believe we have found something very special. I am a semi-retired Investment Manager and Nicky is a part-time GP.
Andrew and Nicky Lee purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Andrew and Nicky Lee chose Lorgues
An ideal property to share with family or friends.
What makes this Villa unique
Very quiet and secluded, a beautiful stone home with a large pool and extensive grounds, yet walkable to the village with baker, shop and restaurant.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Paradise in Provence
Everything about this stay was perfect! The location (in a small village which boasts a lovely hotel/bar/restaurant, a shop in which you can buy all you need, local wine producers and an organic butchers lorry visiting twice a week) to close proximity to beautiful walking routes and access to nearby towns with great markets, to the house itself which is the epitome of Provence living. Comfortable, thoughtfully restored and furnished and with every amenity you could wish for. The outside areas are great too - a beautiful pool area and several eating/barbecue and relaxation areas to take advantage of the sun or shade as you need. Perfect for large family gatherings as all the rooms are en suit and private except one which has an adjoining room perfect for those with young children although it still has 2 bathrooms! The house and grounds are looked after by a lovely couple who are on hand to help if needed with taxi's advice etc. We will be back.
Immaculate and drenched in history
It was beautiful, clean and felt expensive. My wife and I stayed with friends at the house and the building lends itself to socialising but there is also plenty of opportunity to find solitude. There are many small towns and villages to visit within a short drive. The locals are friendly and the food is fantastic. I could not recommend it more highly. And I think it was the first time I have ever experienced true silence standing outside on the veranda.
A Beautiful French Location
Les Hautes-Saints is tucked away in the rolling hills around Lorgues, with stunning views. The house is spacious and full of Provencal character, from the yellow sunwashed stone walls and shuttered windows, to the olive grove and lush gardens. The bedrooms are luxurious, with top quality en-suite facilities and plenty of space.
What a delight to sit out on one of the balconies in the warm morning sun and eat your pains-au-chocolat in the peace and quiet of a French morning! Or to take a long dip in the swimming pool in the heat of the day. And the pretty little village of St Antonin du Var is just 5 minutes stroll away, with a boulangerie, a small, friendly shop, and a restaurant. Highly recommended!
Local attractions Lorgues. One of the largest local markets every Tuesday-olives, cheese, breads, specialist sausages, linens, soaps and provencal pottery. Many good restaurants and cafe. Michelin 1 star restaurants. Chez Bruno and Chateau de Berne restaurants 10-15 mins drive from the house. Cotignac-Spectacular Grand rock face and troglodytes caves, tree lined main street with many cafes, August music festival,Vallon Gai waterfall, market. Entrecasteaux-castle, and medieval village centre. Salernes big market, famous local tiles Sillans la cascade waterfall. Villecroze pretty town, good for lunches Correns, Carces, Tourtour and many other perched villages. Numerous local AOC Cote de Provence domaines offering wine tastings (Château de Berne, Mirabeau, Mentone, Sarrins, Treilles d'Antonin, Bastide des Près, Clos D’Alari). Walking and cycling tours. Lac Ste Croix and the spectacular world famous Gorges de Verdon. It is possible to drive along the gorge or hire an electric boat. The lake has quiet beaches and the fresh water lake/reservoir is pleasant to swim in the summer. A good day out. The nearest beach is Ste Maxime with a ferry across the bay to St Tropez. One hour to Aix en Provence-lively city with summer open air opera festival.
Additional information about rental rates
End cleaning and pool maintenance is included in the price. Further six hours including change of sheets for stays of a fortnight . Extra hours available on request. Babysitting may be available. Pool heating on request 200euros/wk. Not usually needed in July and August.