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Beautifully Restored Stone Farmhouse

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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)

Herb garden

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.

Booking Notes:

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

Top floor

Master Bedroom 4-poster bed, French doors to balcony. Fan

Ensuite bathroom with shower, bath and loo Hair Dryer

Ground floor

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

More Details

Owner
Andrew and Nicky Lee
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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.

Amenities

Lorgues Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No glassware to be taken anywhere near the pool Young children must be watched at all times around the pool
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Ensuite to Master. Hairdryer Dressing room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite to bedroom 2 Hairdryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower attachment on bath taps. Hairdryer. Ensuite to bed 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower attachment on bath taps. Hairdryer Ensuite to Bed 5
    Pool shower room - toilet , shower , Access on lower terrace shared by bedrooms 4 & 5.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4-poster bed. French doors to balcony, fan (27sqm)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , superking bed (or twins) doors to terrace shared with bed 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Superking or twins shared terrace and garden/pool access
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Superking or twins Access to lower terrace
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Superking bed. Access via lower terrace
  • All bedrooms are generously sized. 2 x cots (no linen), high chair and changing table available (please book, no charge). The master bedroom is on the top floor. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are ground floor at the front of the house and bedrooms 4 & 5 are ground floor to the rear.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful family home - incredible rural setting - much to explore at the property and neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our two families, with ample accommodation and communal areas to relax together. We were spoilt for choice as to where we chose to hang out with beautiful uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside especially from the back of the property.

The pool was a real treat - large enough for our party of 8 to have endless fun in.

The daily walk to the boulangerie first thing in the morning was really enjoyable, as were the local pizza's!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautifully restored property in tranquil St Antonin

  • 5 of 5

The owners have tastefully restored this old period house which offers all modern conveniences and great comfort. In extensive grounds it has panoramic views over the countryside, whilst the amenities of the village of St Antonin are only a short walk away - including wine tasting. Outside, besides the large pool and pool house (with its own cooking facilities), there are other terraces and a BBQ area which makes it highly suitable for family holidays. Similarly indoors offers a spacious sitting room and other rooms to relax in. All the bedrooms are en suite and very well furnished. There is also a very helpful gardien and his wife on site. All in all this added up to a most enjoyable stay and we Intend to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and certainly look forward to welcoming you as guests again. Nicky & Andrew
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5

Beautiful Home within Secluded Charming Gardens

  • 5 of 5

Les Hauts Saints is a beautifully restored and maintained house set within lovely grounds. The house itself has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished throughout and the feel is one of understated luxury which allowed for a wonderful holiday. The entire house is light and airy, the bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms are all generous in size and the large kitchen is well equipped with the added benefit of a substantial dining area with double doors leading to a wonderful terrace with an external dining area.

The garden on our arrival was full of colour; plants and flowers creating a fragrant and beautiful backdrop for our outdoor living. The weather was just perfect allowing us to spend time by the pool enjoying not only the sun but also the outdoor kitchen within the pretty stone pool house, and the barbecue area just set back from the pool area.

Les Hauts Saints covers an extensive area both internally and externally all to be enjoyed with family and friends, but also making it possible to slip away and have quiet time for reading etc.

Each morning we walked to the nearly village of St Antonin to buy fresh bread and pastries. The village shop is well stocked with local produce and the local winery produces an outstanding Rose - not be missed!

The house is well located for visiting the many nearby villages full of charm, restaurants and cafes, boutiques and small art galleries, wineries etc. The surrounding countryside is also perfect for walking, cycling, kayaking and horseriding. We were very grateful to the owners for the detailed information book they had put together with advice on where to visit, restaurants, events etc. - very helpful.

We absolutely loved our stay at Les Hauts Saints and will be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate and drenched in history

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful French Location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nice
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lou Cigalon
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Roquebrune
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Les Arcs Draguinan
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
A8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lou Cigalon
Nearest Ski
175 Kilometres
Isola
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Sainte-Maxine
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 200 euros/wk. Not usually needed in July and August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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