B&B / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in peaceful Provencal country guesthouse, ideally situated between mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Pool, garden, terrace, wellness area, wifi.

Set in spectacular scenery of *Green Provence*, halfway between the Verdon Gorge and the French Riviera, our family-run countryside guesthouse invites you to a haven of tranquillity and relaxation amidst natural splendour. Enjoy home from home comfort at a sumptuous Provencal manor providing stylish, comfortable self-contained studio apartments and charming bed and breakfast lodgings. In the shade of century-old pine and oak trees at the gates of a picturesque village, you will be lulled by the cicadas and enchanted by the scents of the Garrigue. A perfect romantic get away from life's hustle and bustle…

Our spacious en-suite guest bedrooms of 20 m2 are carefully decorated and feature rustic teak wood furniture including double bed, dresser and separate sitting area. Bathrooms are outfitted with shower, washbasin and toilet. Exposed wooden ceiling beams, terracotta tiled floors and pastel-coloured walls create a cosy Mediterranean atmosphere, which will instantly make you feel comfortable. Situated on the upper floor, the rooms have a lovely view of the sylvan environs. Bookings include high quality Provencal cotton bedding, towels, daily maid services and a generous continental breakfast with home-baked croissants and bread, homemade jam, local lavender honey, yoghurts, cereals, fresh fruits, juice and coffee, tea, milk or hot chocolate. At a small surcharge eggs, omelettes and a cold meat or cheese platter are also available. In warm weather breakfast is served outside on the garden terrace.

Additional amenities offer a 4 x 8 m outdoor pool amidst colourful Mediterranean gardens, a wellness oasis with hot tub and massage services, a sun terrace with outdoor furniture for taking your meals or unwind, and a guest lounge with sat-TV, DVD player, computer, library, minibar and guest kitchen. Free WIFI Internet access is available throughout the residence.

Bras is a quaint medieval village, ancient commandry of the Knights Templar, nestling amidst lovely natural landscapes and sylvan surroundings of lushly wooded hills, purling brooks and hidden valleys. A little paradise for all lovers of nature and authenticity. The surroundings offer many picturesque spots for extensive hikes and walking as well as a variety of other activities like biking, climbing, horse riding, canoeing, boating, paragliding, tennis, golf, fishing and many more… And thanks to the central situation of our property in the heart of Provence – the Verdon Gorge and the Mediterranean Sea are only an hour away – we make the perfect base for exploring the South of France.

Comfort, quality and hospitality of our guesthouse are certified by the Green Provence Tourist Council and recommended by numerous accommodation guides. TripAdvisor top-rated.

• All rooms and studio apartments are let separately - we do not rent out the property as a whole.

• Our lodgings are upstairs (about 15 steps) and hence unsuitable for physically disabled travellers.

• Some amenities (TV, computer, coffee machine, fridge, hotplate, micro-wave and minibar) are not available in the bedroom itself but in the guest lounge. Private bathrooms are outfitted with a shower (not a tub) and double beds are 140 cm x 200 cm in size.

• We aim to offer a relaxed and peaceful place and therefore accept only children over the age of 13.

• Our hilltop property is located about 1.5 km outside the village. The last 300 m of its access road are a dirt track, making it somewhat difficult for low-slung vehicles.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 5 bedrooms
Check in time: 17:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach La Londe-les-Maures 65 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseilles or Nice 80 km, Nearest railway: Aix-en-Provence TGV 65 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites
Furniture Double beds (5), Single beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Provence region

Incomparable Provence - land of magic and dreams, light and colour, savoir vivre and art... Enjoy its endless lavender fields and olive groves, heady scents of pine trees, herbs and earth, azure blue bays and majestic limestone mountains. A first shy flirt will nearly always turn into a great and never ending love...

There is so much to see, so many things to do. The region's main attractions include the breathtaking Verdon Canyon, the majestic limestone massifs and hiker paradise of Sainte-Victoire, Sainte-Baume and Luberon, the beautiful sandy beaches of La Londe-les-Maures, the untouched island of Porquerolles, the exciting French Riviera, the extraordinary rocky bays "Calanques" of Cassis, the cities of Avignon, Marseilles, Nice, Saint Tropez or Aix and the wide variety of picturesque villages which can be easily explored by car or bicycle.

Bras

La Bastide des Templiers is nestled right in the heart of what is called "Green Provence", the centre of the Var district. Many believe this region to be a piece of paradise, as it is a true hideaway from it all. In an ever-shrinking world, it still offers pristine, raw nature at its most beautiful: vast areas of untouched scenery, interrupted only occasionally by small villages embedded into pine and oak forests or perched like aeries on a hilltop. But its beauty comes also from a sublime Mediterranean countryside composed of endless vineyards, lavender fields and olive groves. Here, in the tranquil hinterland of the Riviera, away from congested beaches and the madding crowd, where the natives gear down and live with respect for their environment, you will be able to fully relax and unwind, and come into touch with the authentic Provence...

The village of Bras is located in the centre of a triangle formed by the towns of Saint-Maximin, Brignoles and Barjols, a 40 minutes drive from Aix-en-Provence, midway between the Verdon gorges and the chic French Riviera - the perfect base to tour Provence and visit a maximum of its famous attractions. At about 300 to 500 m height above sea level, the ancient Templar village and its environs is an Eldorado for nature lovers and ramblers and a great place for relaxing days in the great outdoors. Numerous hiking trails and paths take you to the surrounding woods and meadows and to little ponds and creeks.

An exceptional and healthy climate both meridional and alpine, about 300 sunny days a year, pleasantly cool nights offering a quiet and sound sleep (without the need of air conditioning), splendid landscapes and vast vistas of unspoiled countryside, unique light and scents, picturesque Provencal villages and history-charged medieval vestiges, Mediterranean lifestyle and a load of spots of grandiose art and culture – all that and much more is waiting for you here...