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18th Century Bastide in village with large garden and pool.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This designers family home comfortably sleeps 12 in 6 double bedrooms.

La Canal is a beautiful large bastide, built in 1760. Its thick walls keep the house cool during the hot summer months. The house has been restored to a high standard, by its designer owner, to give great comfort and space for 12 people. There is a huge terrace in front of the house, shaded by ancient mulberry trees, from which one has splendid views to the distant Maures. You can walk through the mature walled 2 1/2 acre garden and wild flower meadow straight into the village, no driving to all those lovely restaurants! The magnificent 14 metre salt water pool is tucked away in a secluded part of the garden. Ample secure parking is provided with electric gates at the entrance.


Owner
nicola
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Lorgues House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms 3, 5 and 6 are all large bedrooms and could take an extra bed for a child. All bed linen is provided together with towels and large towels for the pool.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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18th Century Bastide in village with large garden and pool.
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Super spot for our multi-generation holiday

  • 4 of 5

This traditional bastide was an ideal holiday location for our multi-generation family. It is based in extensive and completely secure gardens with plenty of parking space and just a short walk into the centre of bustling Lorgues. Patisseries, ice-cream shops, cafes, pharmacists and clothes shops are all accessible on foot and it is just a short car trip for a supermarket shop if required.

The salt water swimming pool is large and there are plenty of sun loungers, mattresses, umbrellas and olive trees for shade. Swimming towels are provided for all in addition to bath towels which is really helpful. A full size table-tennis table, together with a set of boules, plenty of children's videos and a stack of holiday reads kept us all busy. If you are a keen cook you won't be disappointed. Not only is there a massive collection of cook books but, unusually, there is a very comprehensive set of kitchen tools, gorgeous pottery serving dishes and copious amounts of dishwasher friendly crockery. There are two full size fridges with freezers and a gas bbq.

The bastide itself is a handsome building. All the rooms are spacious with fully functioning shutters. There are fans in all the bedrooms. Decoration is simple with tiled floors and eye-catching textiles and pictures throughout. The kitchen was too small for 8 of us to eat in but this was not an issue as the main table outside had seating for 12. At lunchtimes we ate under the shade of ancient mulberry trees and in the evening we moved the table so that we could watch the striking starry skies and views out to the mountains. As well as the main table there were three other tables and sets of chairs, so we were spoilt for choice for drinking areas.

Running through the property features omits the key ingredient for our wonderful holiday and that was Nicola herself. Right from the start, she was helpful, informative and utterly charming. Nothing was too much trouble. All our queries were addressed fully and promptly. Her extensive regional knowledge makes her a wonderful source of information and she is generous with her time and ideas. A very big thank you from us all - we have had the most wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unsatisfactory

  • 2 of 5

This is a lovely setting but overpriced for the lack of upkeep. The drainage left a lot to be desired resulting in Smelly sinks and toilets. We had to run the showers and taps for 15-20 minutes before any warm water came through in most bathrooms. I had one warm, one tepid shower during the week and the rest were cold. I did not want to waste precision water and neither did the others. There are loose tiles on the floors. Having said that eating out under the mulberry bushes was lovely and the pool is great too. The village is mediaevil, quaint and interesting. The patio area is appealing.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you werent happy with your stay at La Canal as I take it very seriously when there is discontent, however I believe your dissatisfaction wasnt shared by everyone in your group as I had a very warm message from one couple thanking me for sharing my lovely home with them. I agree that there was one shower with a periodic smell. We tried to remedy this without realising that the kitchen sink which your group had blocked on the 5th day of your stay had exacerbated the problem. I appreciate your concern for saving precious water, but one member of your party left an outside tap turned on and the hose it was attached to burst with the water pressure, and it was some time before it was discovered. I had explained to someone in your group that because of the distance from the boiler to the end of the house, hot water can take some time to reach the far end. I am sorry if you weren’t able always to have hot showers when you wanted them, but the day you complained to me I believe there were more than 12 people staying in the house, without my authority. You also failed to mention in your review, that a member of your party had set fire to the large exterior dining teak table and destroyed it, a massive inconvenience for me given incoming guests requiring a large table at which to eat. I provided your group with a venue, for no additional charge, for a large birthday party and I was told that you all had a wonderful time, the neighbours are still talking about the loud music you had until the early hours of the morning. I was really shocked to see that all the tables had been decorated with flowers from my garden. Imagine also my surprise on returning the morning after, to find so many cars parked on the property and wondering where everyone had spent the night.
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5

Another lovely stay - this time with our children!

  • 5 of 5

Yet again, this was another wonderful stay at La Canal. We have stayed here in 2010 and 2012, and this time we returned with our children.

We had a lovely relaxing week by the gorgeous pool, watching our children play in the garden and eating delicious food under the mulberry trees. Afternoons were spent wandering to the village for icecream (for the kids) and rose (for the adults)!

We can't wait to come back again... we have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and location for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We are an American family living in Switzerland who were in charge of organizing a family reunion in France for our American relatives who had several demands to be met. La Canal met all of them and more. It was the perfect place for our motley crew of 13 people (8 adults and 5 children) spanning three generations.

Nicola’s home is beautiful – large bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, great BBQ grill, lots of books to browse through, and the artwork from her travels is fascinating. The weather was ideal during our one week stay and we ate every meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner – outside under the lovely shade of the trees.

The large expansive garden makes you feel as if you are out in the country side, far removed from hustle and bustle of touristy locations. The kids loved playing and running around the grounds – and it was ideal for games of hide and seek and various obstacle courses, races and sport competitions we organized in the spirit of the recently held Rio Olympics.

We swam and relaxed in the beautiful salt water pool for long periods every day. The surrounding olive trees provided lots of shade, if needed. There were plenty of lounge chairs, cushions and towels for all – marvelously well-equipped.

Lorgues is a gem of a town – a good choice of restaurants, two great markets a week, and provides easy access to the Haute Villages route, Nice and St. Tropez. Every morning, whomever woke up first would walk 5 minutes to the local boulangerie (bakery) to get fresh pains, croissants and pains au chocolat for breakfast.

We will certainly be back to La Canal for future holidays. Our only regret was that we stayed one week when it should have been two weeks! Thank you, Nicola, for sharing your lovely and welcoming home.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write me such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet your extended family and to exchange gardening ideas with your mother. My regret was that I only had a day with you all, next time it will be longer. I shall look forward very much to welcoming you again to my home.
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5

Perfect for a big family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family enormously enjoyed this villa with its garden, shady courtyard and swimming pool. It's position in Lorgue was perfect for shops , cafés and the local market. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure for me to meet your lovely family on this very happy occasion and to be able to welcome you all to my home.
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5

Impressive house in beautifully kept grounds

  • 5 of 5

We used to stay with Nicola when she ran La Canal as a stylish B&B a decade or more ago. Having got to know her and her delightful children, who are now fully fledged adults, we knew renting the entire house would be wonderful. We were not disappointed.

We stayed at La Canal for two weeks with our teenage children and another family of four. We all enjoyed double bedrooms with ensuite facilities fitted out with antiques and artworks from Nicola's travels. The house has been lovingly and sympathetically restored.

The long garden is a joy - beautifully planted and maintained and as for the swimming pool....take our word for it: it is simply the best. Decked and paved surrounds with olive trees to give shade, the pool is salt water and large enough to enjoy swimming lengths and games of volleyball.

We cooked at home most days eating out in the beautiful gardens and brought delicious local ingredients back from the provencal market that visits Lorgues twice a week. We regularly made the 45 minute drive to Lac St Croix where we swam and floated for hours in crystal clear water and often enjoyed an entire beach area to ourselves. The beaches near St Tropez are also easily accessible, approximately 50 minutes drive - get up early and be the first on the beach to avoid parking issues and then stop for a refreshing cold drink on the return journey in the beautiful hilltop village of Grimaud. It was a treat to be able to enjoy the lively and sometimes crazy atmosphere of St Tropez and be able to escape home to the most beautiful house and pool under an hour's drive away from the warm mediterranean sea.

Lorgues is a real town with real people drinking and eating out. We like it very much and enjoyed the many boulangeries and cafes serving excellent croissants and cafe cremes in the morning. The town is a short 5 minute stroll from La Canal.

Nicola is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. She has become a good friend over the years and having stayed at La Canal for two weeks this summer, it really felt like home. Leaving at the end of the holiday was very hard and we now long to return for another sublime holiday. La Canal is perfect and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Les Arcs/Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A8 motorway exit 36 Le Muy
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
St Maxime
Car: recommended

La Canal is situated in the village of Lorgues, walk to our wonderful weekly market and all our local shops, restaurants and bars. The coast of St Tropez and Cannes is an hour away. Aix en Provence less than an hour.The spectacular Gorge de Verdon just over an hours drive. For walkers and cyclists there are dozens of marked trails and routes, some starting from the house. Visit our numerous vineyards where you will find award winning wines which are now drunk all over the world.

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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
Refundable damage deposit $1,121.08

These rates are for an occupancy of up to 12, a maximum of 2 extra guests can be accommodated for an additional charge of £200 per person per week.
The house is available to rent for up to 8 guests for a reduced tarif, please contact me for the prices.
For cooler periods, when central heating is required, there will be a fuel surcharge.
Winter rentals are for a maximum of 6 people in 3 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms
We have a minimum end of rental cleaning charge of €150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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