M & Mrs Hervouet - Webb
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Our villa is outstanding for it's quiet and secluded location with magnificent views over the surrounding hills, and yet close to some of the most beautiful hilltop villages in the Var - still unspoilt by tourism. It is for the exclusive use of our visitors and we only accept one booking at a time.
The villa itself is a haven of calm both inside and outside, recently redecorated throughout with tasteful provençal style flooring, 3 modernised bathrooms with spacious walk-in showers, towel heaters and provençal tiling. The spacious living area, under an oak beamed cathedral-style ceiling, comprises a living room with log burning chimney, and large dining room separated by a low wall from the well-equipped kitchen. Patio doors lead to a wide south facing terrace, recently relaid with high quality stone, and a rose and bamboo covered pergola where a magnificent oak tree provides shady dining in summer with adjacent barbecue.
Three air-conditioned bedrooms (2 doubles, including a king-size bed, and a 3rd with 3 single beds) each with own patio doors leading out to newly laid south and east-facing terraces with tables and loungers - and beyond to the large private swimming pool with Jacuzzi. A recently restored “cabanon” (small stone-built studio) set apart from the house provides additional sleeping accommodation (double bed) and shower, toilet and wash basin (hot & cold running water). There is also a large, shaded patio area with additional seating - an ideal place to listen to nature or watch the children playing.
In the main house, a full bathroom with spacious walk-in shower and WC, plus a separate shower room with large shower & WC, completes the accommodation.
Satelite TV with DVD, VHS and hi-fi, Internet service (wifi and broadband), and a range of indoor games, DVDs and books for children and adults. Outdoors, we have been lovingly caring for the forest and gardens, and have installed on the different terraces pétanque, Volleyball, football and ping-pong. There are several outdoor patio areas, and a large outdoor dining area with electric barbecue. There are 2 hamacs in the trees.
Much of your time will probably be spent around the large, heated swimming pool with a good range of loungers, parasols and pool furniture. We also supply a number of pool games. We have recently added a further pergola to this area to provide additional shade in summer.
Fully equipped kitchen with quality provençal tiling, separate utility room includes oven and hob, a second small oven for large family meals, microwave oven, dish-washer, washing machine, 2 fridges and freezer. and extremely well equipped in crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils (including bread-maker) + high quality plastic plates & glasses for use around the pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saint Raphael or Issambres 40 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 80 km, Nearest railway: Les Arcs 40 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Luxuries: Large private, heated swimming pool with jacuzzi, set in huge private garden and forest, pétanque court, large flat-screen TV, DVD player, Internet access (wifi + broadband), printer, log-fired chimney. Air-conditioning has now been installed in the bedrooms of the main house. (usually only needed in July - August)
General: Television, CD player & I-phone charger, DVD Player, VHS player, wide selection of DVDs (particularly for children), books, games & magazines
Utilities: New large dishwasher, microwave + grill, 2 ovens, 2 fridges, freezer, new washing machine, bread-maker, sandwich & waffle-maker; 3 dining services + a wide range of high quality plastic crockery for use around swimming pool
Standard: Coffee-machine & expresso machine, kettle, toaster, Iron + large range of crockery, glassware and cooking utensils
Rooms: 4 bedrooms – 3 large double beds + 4th bedroom with 3 singles (2 superimposed). The large double bedroom can also be set up as 2 singles. There are desks in the master and children's bedrooms.
Furniture: Indoor dining for 10, outdoor dining for 10 with barbecue, lounge area for 8, sleeps a maximum of 9 (+ a sofabad). New sofa in TV area + additional provençal style furniture throughout.
Swimming pool (10mx5m) area is well-equipped with sunbeds, reclining chairs, upright chairs, small tables and parasols
Other: All bed linen (high quality quilts) and towels provided (except beach towels).
Baby facilities include 2 cots, 2 high chairs, bath, play pen, children's plates & cutlery, car seat and children's videos.
We provide a detailed guide to the house and region + tourist books and maps.
|Further details outdoors|
Terrace surrounding swimming pool is well equipped with loungers sunchairs, tables and parasols + plastic crockery for safe eating and drinking around the pool area. Swimming pool has government approved alarm system & roll over protection table (also keeps heat in when not in use / at night). Recent addition of pergola and solarium provides additional lounging area and shade as needed.
Large outdoor eating area underneath the trees, with barbecue and rose and bamboo covered pergola.
Terraced area outside each bedroom with individual seating and immediate access to swimming pool.
Separate cabanon (studio) has own private terrace with comfortable chairs and table. 2 hamacs installed amongst the trees.
Table tennis, volley ball, badminton, football and french "boules" available.
Special area for playing "boules", 2 sets provided ("pétanque"), football, volley-ball and table tennis.
Owners live in France (English and French speaking) and are well linked to local services to help with any needs during your holiday. A friendly and helpful locally-based couple look after the house, swimming pool and garden - they are ready to help with any of your queries and will personally meet you to take you to our villa and show you around. They can also provide a baby-sittting service at a small extra charge.
This is a perfect location all year round, benefitting from the famous Provence light and sunshine hours. Out of season long or short rents are available - and we strongly recommend this region and our villa for family holidays, for busy professionals looking for calm and unspoilt nature, and to artists and writers looking for inspiration! It's also an excellent centre for walking and biking with endless opportunities to explore the surrounding hills, gorges, coastline, islands, lakes and villages. For the epicureans amongst our guests, there are many local provençal markets, restaurants (ranging from small, local outdoor dining to Michelin starred gastronomy. Several local restaurants offer cookery classes for the novice or the initiated. Our region is famous for wine (with many AOC vineyards close to the villa) and olive oil - you can visit the mills and buy the local produce for which Provence is so famed. Please do not come here if you want to spend all your time on the beach (in high season the roads are crowded - although in low season there are some very accessible beaches and islands within 45 minutes drive) nor if you idea of a holiday is going to discos and clubs!! If you still have queries about whether this is the right holiday home for you, we would be very happy to speak to you - telephone +33 609 76 85 08 / +33 1 30 80 23 18; or we can skype - my name is gill.webb1
Gill Webb - Hervouet and Daniel Hervouet
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
This privileged region of France combines the delights of sea and mountains and benefits from all year sunshine (The Var is renowned for having the most sunshine hours in France).
There is a wonderful choice of activities for all interests and ages. In every direction there is beautiful walking or drives in stunning scenery, to fortified villages, castles, lakes, famous coastal resorts such as St. Tropez, Ste Maxine, St. Raphael, Menton, and the islands, or drive towards the mountains and the spectacular Gorges du Verdon and the Mercantour. Other sports in the area include golf, tennis, hiking, gliding, water sports and horse-riding etc. Or you can just relax in the quiet of your own special provençal villa... See map in picture gallery.
Claviers is a delightful unspoilt French village, dating from the 16th century, situated mid-distance between the coast and the Alps at 400 meters elevation. There are 2 restaurants, a bakery, bar and general store, plus a wide choice of restaurants in the nearby picturesque villages of Fayence, Callas, Bargemon, Seillans etc.
The villa is in a quiet rural section next to an olive grove and vineyards; a small path takes you into the village. We also provide information on a wide range of walks in the area.
For enthusiasts of golf, gliding, skiing, art and music festivals, we also happy to provide information about how to make the most of your holiday time with us.
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30 May 2014
"Home in the sun - peace in the heart"
My partner and I have spent a week here in May and another in October and on both occasions we have experienced the deep calm of this beautiful villa tucked away in the bush but not far away from vill… More
20 May 2014
Après deux séjours, au printemps puis en fin d'année, une formule s'impose - tant pis si elle fait cliché. Jamai est un petit coin de paradis (le qualificatif "petit" est de t… More
9 May 2014
J'ai passé une semaine de vacance magnifique dans ce lieu totalement paradisiaque.Villa idéale pour qui veut se couper du monde et rester entre soi. Cette propriété se suffit à elle même. L… More
18 Oct 2013
Belle maison, au calme, avec piscine chauffée ; très, très bien équipée, aussi bien pour les loisirs, que pour cuisiner, inviter des amis, etc...Bien située pour les diverses randonnées pédest… More
16 Oct 2013
"Beautiful, peaceful getaway for ultimate relaxation and de-stress."
This was our third year staying here and we gave it a great review before - the owners have since spent a lot of time and effort making it even better - so we'd now give it a 5star+ review if we … More
4 Sep 2013
"A paradise retreat in Provence"
A wonderful retreat in a beautiful part of France. Fabulous villa equipped to a very high standard including Sky TV, internet connection and music system. All the bedrooms in the main villa have air-c… More
17 Aug 2013
"We all had a wonderful relaxed holiday at Jamai. Want to go back"
The surroundings are so peaceful set amongst Provencal oak forests . The beautiful village of Clavier is within walking distance and Callas and Bargemon a short drive away. Many hours were spent relax… More
25 Aug 2012
"We loved it!"
Six adults and two children stayed in the beautiful house for a great week in France. We all had a wonderful time in "our" house. The terrace, the pool, the boulearea - we really enjoyed it all. We could have stayed for weeks...
14 Aug 2012
My mother-in-law chose this house in Provence to celebrate her birthday with family. She couldn't have picked a better place. Each day we went on and on about how perfect the house was and how … More
4 Nov 2011
"Idyllic rural getaway - complete antidote to anyone suffering from the rat race and 21st century stress."
We have been holidaying in France with our son (now a teenager) for the last 5 or 6 years, always a private villa in the rural south and with swimming pool as the main critiera, and this was definitely the best by quite a long way.
Booking direct with the owners was great - all our questions answered really openly (and quickly) and honestly. The caretakers meet you in the local village and take you to the property which is excellent as it would be hard to find down the tiny lanes and they are cheerful and friendly - even brought their daughter as translator - maybe anticpated just how poor my French is.
The location is superb if you are looking for absolute rural tranquility without feeling isolated. Although well off the beaten track and without being overlooked at all there are other properties nearby, Callas the local village is 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes (steep) walk and there are many restaurants within a short distance including some Michelin stars. We basically stayed put - one supermarket shop plus forays to Callas for fresh bread and fruit and veg at the market saw us through two weeks with the general feeling being why would we want to leave such a lovely place if we didnt have to?
We loved the views, the boules court, the badminton nets, the table tennis and the big oak tree with its welcome all day shade and the hammock for lazy afternoons but the highlight was the pool - great size, heated if you need it, day long sunshine, really clean and looking out over the valley and hills. Perfect.
The main area of the house is spacious and open plan and although there were only three of us there is plenty of room for larger parties with two sitting areas and a large dining table. The bedrooms are comfortable and if you keep the shutters closed still cool without aircon. Kitchen had everything you need and plenty of work space - two fridges also ideal. Lots of good outdoor seating and always a choice of sun or shade.
Can't really think of anything we didnt like - best thing is the pool, the peace and the views - best combination is swimming in the warm pool at dawn watching the sun come up into the valley in absolute quiet apart from early bird song. Heaven.
Its not for anyone looking for nightlife but there is lots to entertain a family of kids (including nearby attractions) as long as you like the great outdoors, perfect I would think for a group of friends who enjoy their own company and good food (and wine) and also for stressed business execs who need to unwind but can still stay in touch with the excellent WiFi connection.
If it needs any more recommendation - we're booking already for next year so we don't miss out!
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