Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The high standing extremely well equipped air conditioned villa with heated pool (5/10m) (swimming from April through October) in a beautiful garden gives all the privacy and relaxation as all rooms and terraces overlooks the vineyards with a panoramic view over the Aups Vallée and the mountains (Sainte Baume – Les Maures and others). It is located in an exceptional, well known & protected region of the Verdon, with its turquoise Sainte Croix Lake, the Verdon Canyon, the Valensole lavender fields, the typical “Provence” villages and markets. Those who love the nature have to see this region of the so called “green provence”. Walks are exceptional and can start from the villa. The lake Sainte Croix is amazing and only at 10km distance from the house. Beaches invite you there all around. You may rent pedalos, do canoeing, saling, rent electric boats, bikes, etc. You will visit typical & authentical villages and markets, see cave dwellers (troglodytes), interesting monuments, visit local wine producers and why not taste their wines, see beautiful landscapes and not to forget maybe go to the coast which is only 100 km’s away with Saint Tropez, Sainte Maxime, Marseille, Nice, Canne, etc. Etc. A region which has proven to be the place to absolutely see in Provence.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St. Raphael, St. Maxime, St. Tropez, Frejus 60 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Nîmes 90 km, Nearest railway: Aix en Provences 70km, Les Arcs Draguignan 40km 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
There are large terraces giving directly on the ground floor bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, as well as on the side of the heated Swimming pool. The garden was declared as one of the nicest in the region. Very nice seating area on the terrace and nice and large terrace around the heated pool for sun bading.
There is a flat screen TV with CD and DVD player. Air conditioning in all the rooms except the kitchen and toilets, bathrooms and showers. One room of the two rooms on the 1st floor has a private loggia.
The rooms are decorated to fit with the following names given to them: Lavender room (with separate shower), Oriental room, more Antic room, and Olive room (with its private shower and toilet).
|Further details outdoors||
Easy parking available: 2 to 3 on the property itself and 2 to 3 cars outside of the property.
Large comfortable dining room outside as well as covered eating area.
Automatic lighting when walking around the house. The garden and the swimming pool lights may be activated from the house as well as the lights on the terraces.
The built in barbecue is quite convenient and placed next to the kitchen and outside eating area.
. The heated swimming pool is accessible from April/May through the end of October.
. You will be welcome on the day of arrival by our person of confidence and you will receive all needed guidelines upon arrival.
. Our person of confidence may be contacted during your stay if there is a problem or if you have a special need (doctor, nurse, etc).
. The full cleaning of the house upon departure is included in the rental price (except for very special deals)
. Linen, pool and regular towels are made available with no extra costs.
. Child chair, pram, relax, cot, bath, etc. are available with no extra costs.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The Green Provence (Provence Verte) is the heart of the Var region in Provence, South of France. The advantage being that you may access and visit all the region easily from Monaco through Avignon, Cavaillon, Gordes and from the sea to the beginning of the pre Alps.
You will not be along the coast where driving is useless and therefore visits are time consuming but you have the splendid Sainte Croix Lake where you may enjoy the water, sailing, but also Canoeing and why not rafting. And you can still spend a day or more at the sea as it is only 60 kms away.
If France is shaded with clouds and rain, this region remains more often clear, sunny, warm and therefore rain is just like gold. The region is superb, with many picturesque countryside and lovely small villages discovered when driving along the small and quiet roads.
Local vineyards produce excellent well-known wines, which may be tasted as you go around the region at any of the largest or smaller domaines' caves. The people have a soft singing accent and are living generally in a quite relaxed way.
You will enjoy the many olive trees as well as the lavender fields and many flowers which vary depending of the season. On your way, You will find places where you may find shade and small restaurant terraces under the typical platane trees to enjoy a small fresh drink. Not to forget of course the smell of nice local spice essences.
This green Provence is midway between the Sea and the pre Alpes and so close (10kms) away from the Splendid turquoise Verdon Lake and all its beautiful surroundings (including lavender fields) and its nautical activities.
What would you like to enjoy? Relaxing at the swimming pool, doing some canoeing, playing golf, fishing, walking or cycling in the immense and beautiful protected resort of the Verdon, visiting the attractive and numerous monuments, ruins, vestiges, ramparts, museums, medial bridges, or just visiting a basilica.
You might wish to take the children to the sea for the day, or just take advantage of all the water activities available at the Verdon lake (10 kms away from the house), do some pedalo? What about visiting the water falls of Sillans la Cascade?
Visit the artisans making osier baskets or rent a Vespa to tour around the area or why not enjoy the nice local restaurants? You might know the famous, fancy and highly recommended restaurant of Bruno in Lorgues? Tennis is available in the area as well as many other activities you might consider?
What is special in the very close region? Maybe the lavender fields, the olive trees and production of olive oil, the many tasty food products, ie. local cheese, fruits (melon, figues, lemons, etc), vegetables, and not to forget the Truffles of Aups. Of course one should visit the so typical & colourful markets.
Along the coast one should not forget Cassis and the boat tour along the little cliffs, or the boat ride between Sainte Maxime and Saint Tropez. If one visits Marseille and its port, this should be an opportunity to taste their famous bouillabaisse (fish specialty). Or Cannes and its summer film festival, Avignon, Monte Carlo Principality, Gordes (one of the most beautiful places), Cavaillon. And for sure all the very antic villages spread all over the region.
Moissac Bellevue is not be too for from Maseille, Toulon, Cannes, Nices, and the famous St. Tropez village. It is at at 60 kms away from the Mediterranean sea (Saint Raphael), and at only 10 kms from the exceptional Sainte Croix turquoise Lake and the biggest canyon in Europe: the Gorges du Verdon.
On this occasion you might be interested to take some time to visit the famous and wonderful village of Moustier Sainte Marie well known for its faïence. At proximity, you also have the largest geological reserve: the Museum in Digne les Bains, Castellane and Sisteron and prehistory museum of Quinson.
You are near the cliff dug of Vellecroze, partially natural and partially created by the hand of the man and the village in the sky called "Tourtour". At a reachable distance, what about spending a day visiting the Baux de Provence, an ancient fortress which sits atop a promontory of rock, Gordes which was selected as the most beautiful charming village in France, as well as Avignon and its famous bridge, etc.