The ideal place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting amidst large gardens

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £1667-£2349
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: VIL3050

General Description

This villa sits in a private and tranquil setting just a 15-minute walk to the lovely Provencal village of Tavernes, with Barjols just a 10-minute drive away and the sea just an hour away. Situated in the Haut Var, this is the gateway to the French Riviera so all the excitement of that area is also at your doorstep.

It's the ideal place to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting amidst large gardens filled with olive and pine trees, lavender and roses and a large private swimming pool.

Located at the end of a private no through road, it's the perfect place for families and friends. The delightful villa has been restored to combine modern convenience with quaint charm. From one side of the living area is access to two large double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms, with one having direct access to a private terrace. The other side houses one double, and one twin bedroom, sharing a family bathroom. There is also an additional WC off the main living room. The recently renovated kitchen and large living area contain all you need for cooking and relaxing.

Outside there are sun loungers by the pool as well as various seating areas, all equipped with umbrellas, around the gardens. A large table and chairs, accessed directly from the kitchen and living areas provides a fantastic outdoor seating area to enjoy meals and barbecues. There is also a swing set and slide to keep children entertained.

You can walk to the village of Tavernes with its own small supermarket, bakery, café and restaurant (with two larger supermarkets just a short drive away). The spectacular Gorges du Verdon is only a 40-minute drive away and is a beautiful natural masterpiece, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and white water rafting, or for simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery and a day by Lac St Croix.

The beautiful university town of Aix-en-Provence is also an easy hour's drive away as is Draguignan, the French Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. There is also a lively weekly market in nearby Fox-Amphoux.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interior (the villa is on one floor):
- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, stove top hobs, coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar with access to the covered terrace.
- Open plan living dining room with large dining table, comfortable sofas, plasma screen TV and fireplace with access to the terrace through double doors.
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC and access to a private garden terrace with a small table and chairs.
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC with access to a private terrace.
- Double bedroom with shared bathroom.
- Twin bedroom with shared bathroom.
- Family bathroom with bath/shower and wash basin.
- Guest WC.

Villa Exterior:
- Large covered terrace with dining table and chairs for 8 guests and gas barbecue.
- Private teardrop swimming pool (11x6m) with alarm open from May to end of September.
- Poolside patio with reclining sun loungers and parasols.
- Side terrace with small table and 2 chairs.
- Spacious lawned gardens with lavender, roses, olive and pine trees and additional table and chairs.
- Children's play area with swing set and slide.
- Private covered parking space.

Additional Notes:
Arrival time: 3.00 p.m.
Bed linen, bath and pool towels included.
End of stay cleaning included.
Smoking allowed: outside only.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Heating costs included.
The pool is open from May to the end of September.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

The property is located in the Haute-Var department, known as the gateway to the Cote d'Azur from the Provence-Alpes. Offering beautiful landscapes with both mountains and sea, the area is dotted with typical traditional villages offering many hiking and biking opportunities, especially in the Gorges du Verdon and the many forests.

The quaint village of Tavernes offers all the daily essentials including a fabulous bakery, small supermarket and a few bars and restaurants all within walking distance of the villa.

The nearby town of Barjols, with its multiple water fountains, waterfalls and washhouses, is well worth a visit. As a former key figure in the leather industry, the town has preserved many of its original tanneries which are now open as art galleries and workshops. The medieval village of Cotignac which is dominated by its neighbouring cliffs is a beautiful village to explore.

Going on hoiday to the Var means you will be greeted with a great selection of activities and discoveries for all the family to enjoy. Including a large variety of locally produced fruit, vegetables, honey, lavender and olive oil.

Additionally, the glamourous town of Aix-en-Provence is unmissable, with its numerous museums, winding streets and multiple pavement cafes. There is so much to see and discover in this idyllic town, you will struggle to see everything in one day!

Further places of interest include Le Lac de Saint Croix and the Gorges du Verdon which are about half an hour away for great days out with plenty of water sports to be enjoyed on the lake, and Gorges du Verdon widely considered the most beautiful canyon in Europe. Grab your hiking boots and explore the gorgeous natural landscapes surrounding the villa.

The glamorous French Riviera and the famous port of St Tropez is about an hour and a half away and is certainly worth a visit to admire the super yachts and to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous!

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Toulon / Marseilles / Nice (80km / 90km / 125km)
Nearest Ferry port: Toulon (80km)
Nearest Village: Tavernes (15mins walk)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Tavernes (15mins walk)
Nearest Restaurant: Tavernes (15mins walk)
Nearest Supermarket: Tavernes (15mins walk)
Nearest Shop: Tavernes (15mins walk)
Nearest Beach: Le Pradet (80km)
Nearest Tennis: Tennis Club Municipal St Maximinois (30km)
Nearest Golf: Golf de la Sainte-Baume (38km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1667
High Season: £2349

Security deposit: £1000 by bank transfer prior to arrival

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Near sea beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby