Villa Près du Lac
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Charming and romantic villa in the heart of Green Provence. Standing on the slope of the hill, it enjoys magnificent views over the beautiful lake of Carces. Private swimming pool, quiet secluded location, tiled plage area overlooking the lake, high beamed ceiling and large fireplace, shaded balcony and sunny terraced garden – all designed to make your holiday romantic and unforgettable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saint-Raphael, Sainte-Maxime, Saint-|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulon Airport - 40 miles, Nice Airport &ndas, Nearest railway: Aix-en-Provence TGV - 52 miles|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: Two double rooms (one with king-size bed), 1 twin room. Both double bedrooms have French windows opening into the balcony, with breathtaking view over the lake, mountains and the swimming pool.
The en-suite twin bedroom overlooks the entrance garden.
Bathrooms: 1 en-suite bathroom to twin room with shower, wc; 1 en-suite bathroom to the larger double bedroom with shower, wc. Separate bathroom with bath, wc.
Kitchen: The fully equipped kitchen is open plan, in the corner of the living room. Large fridge with a freezer, stove with extractor, oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster. Plenty of storage place and working surface. Cutlery, crockery.
Living Room: The large sitting room has two entrances – one from the balcony with the lake and pool view, another one from the shaded terrace. High beamed ceiling and a large fireplace add to the original character of the room.
Utility Room: Washing machine is in the small utility room on the ground floor. The room is lockable (keys are provided) and guests are welcome to use it for storage if needed.
The washing line is at the rear of the house.
The house inside is well shaded thanks to the surrounding balcony, keeping it cool in hot summer months. Leather sofa and armchairs, large open fire fireplace, double-glazed french doors and windows, TV, video/DVD player, CD/MP3 player, books.
|Further details outdoors|
Sunny garden overlooking the lake. Private swimming pool, tiled/paved pool area with lake views.
Shaded terrace with garden furniture, barbecue.
This unspoiled and truly breathtaking part of Green Provence has been declared a preservation area, which means that no more building (industrial in particular) is allowed in the area. This zero-pollution approach has resulted in exceptional air quality.
Children of all ages are welcome to stay in the house. However, due to the terraced nature of the garden and the plage area, the certain areas outside the house may require extra attentiveness and supervision by parents.
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the house. Responsible smoking is allowed outside the house.
About this location
The Provence region
The ancient medieval town of Carcsès stands on the hill where the waters of the Argens and Caramy rivers meet, in the heart of Var region, at 115m above sea level, between the Provençal Alps and the Mediterranean beaches.
It is a typical small Provençal town, sleepy in winter and lively in summer, with a population of around 3,000, surrounded by pine woods and picturesque hills. Every year, the area attracts numerous nature lovers, thanks to its striking scenery, shaded edges of its rivers, and many walking and cycling paths.
Carcès traces its history back to 11th century, when the first lords of Carcès, the Châteaurenards, built the fort on the site in the year 1000.
But the village got particularly famous in the second half of 16th century during The French Wars of Religion. These wars were a series of conflicts fought between the Catholic League and the Huguenots from the middle of the sixteenth century to the Edict of Nantes in 1598. They began with a massacre of 30 Huguenots at Vassy on March 1, 1562.
Charles IX’s journey in Provence in 1567, followed by the establishment in the parliament at Aix of a court (chambre) in which Catholics and Protestants had an equal number of seats, led to a momentary cessation of hostilities. Louis XIV and his court stayed in the village in 1660 when on pilgrimage of the area. The castle, which accommodated him, was destroyed during the Second World war, and only the ruins remain today.
In 1792, August 4, under the patronage Vicomte de Barras de Fox-Amphoux, the patriotic Company "the friends of freedom and the legality" established in a room of "Under-city", the part of the village under the fort; starting from this act, Carcès will become a high place of the French revolution. In 1793, this company will be transformed into "revolutionary club", and the revolutionary commands of the mountain were registered on its walls.
The freshwater lake (Lac de Carcès) provides clean water for the town of Toulon. Although swimming is not allowed, the lake is famous for pike, crayfish and trout fishing. Licence is required to fish in the lake (information on how to get a license is on request. Alternatively, look on our website). There is another small lake nearby where swimming is permitted.
Close to several golf courses. Barbaroux Golf Club only 10 miles away. Saint-Endreol Golf Club, Fregate Golf Club, Le Parc du Golf Saint-Jean are also nearby. Castles, abbeys, chapels, museums, even a Russian monastery nearby.
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12 Aug 2013
"Fantastic holiday villa!!"
We stayed at Pres Du Lac in July for a week and had a wonderful stay. The owner was very helpful when booking our stay, and provided plenty of advice and information before our visit.The villa was ve… More
17 Jan 2013
"Fantastic view and very relaxing"
We choose the property as it had a pool for daughter and myself and was close to areas for rock climbing for my son and husband. Was a little concerned originally with booking this way i.e paying mone… More
Thank you very much!
29 Aug 2012
"Perfect place to relax with spectacular views"
Strongly recommend this place. Lovely cool house (even when the temperature was 40 degrees outside). Lovely pool which was cleaned 1/2 way through our stay. The pool and terrace are bathed in sun virt… More
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