Beautiful house, totally refurbished, local terracotta tiled floors hand plasterd walls, set over three floors.
Ground floor: entrance hall with study area, double bedroom with en suite shower room. Separate entrance to utility room with washing machine and clothes airier.
First floor: large double aspect sitting room with exposed stone wall and wooden beams, views to pretty terraced garden and a wood burning closed fire place, flat screen TV, Sky satellite, sofa and armchairs. Two steps up through alcove: kitchen with electric cooker, induction hob, extracter hood, dishwasher, fridge freezer and French doors to garden and paved seating area.Twin bedroom to the front of the property.
Second floor has Master bedroom with king size bed, family bathroom with shower, dressing area with natural marble tiles.
Beautiful terraced gardens with olive trees, lavender, iris', various roses ( for those who know their roses - Souvenir de la Malmaison, Spirit of Freedom, Pierre de Ronsart, Mme Alfred Carriere, Bobby James, Laure Davoust - and others), herbs to supplement your cooking, rosemary, thyme, sage and a mulberry tree offering some shade for the midday aperitif. Best appreciated during the spring season.
Various seating areas and barbecue. Pathway to open country side to the rear. Parking in garage or on street. Oil fired central heating throughout.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Garage for medium size car due to width of the road, please contact for more information
The Var region of Provence enjoys sunshine through out the summer months, even in the winter the temperature can reach the early 20s at mid-day. In the summer months temperatures reach 30 degrees or more.
It has some spectacular scenery; around Brignoles there are pretty hill-top villages, our village of Montfort included, and dense forests of oak and pine broken by terraced vineyards.
The central location of our village house gives you the opportunity to explore Provence. The mountains in the north have medieval villages such as Cotignac with tree-shaded squares and a market on a Tuesday morning. The area has plenty of local historic interest. Further a field spectacular Roman architecture can be found at Arles, Avignon and Aix-en Provence. Le Thoronet and la Celle are beautiful medieval abbeys nearby. There are many beautiful beaches to visit to the south between St. Tropez and Toulon. The proximity of the A8 motorway means that the cities of Nice, Marseille and Monte Carlo are easily reached in a day.
The Var's regional capital Brignoles is a lively medieval market town and the surrounding vineyards produce some of the region's most renowned wines. In addition to the weekly market on Saturday, the town has several supermarkets, restaurants and plenty of sports facilities. Every summer the town hosts a three-day festival, Les Médiévales, with colourful parades, demonstrations of medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and plenty of music and dancing.
Brignoles has one of the region's top equestrian centres and if you are a keen golfer, the famous Barbaroux golf course. The largest aqua park in France is near Frejus 50 km away. Hikers can obtain details of walks in the area from the local tourist office. The hills and forests are home to a fascinating array of flora and fauna.
The local food is excellent, delicacies include truffles and wild mushrooms, sheep's milk cheeses, olives and the region's delicious pale pink rosé wines. There are some excellent restaurants in the area, including one at the wonderful 12th century abbey of La Celle, a village just outside Brignoles. Many of the local vineyards will offer tours of the wineries and tasting sessions.
Dominated by its twelfth century château, the former and only residence of the Commander of the Knights Templar, for the whole of Provence (today in private hands), this peaceful Provençal village overlooks the banks of the river Argens.
Local shops include two general stores with the famous 'Chez Georgette' who is open from when she wakes up until she goes to bed, even on Christmas day. Georgette started in 1943 as trainee and has owned the shop since 1947. The village baker caters for all your needs and is renowned in the area. There is also a Post office and a charming restaurant 'La Petite Marmite' with traditional food and family atmosphere with menus from 13,5€.
The village is visited twice a week by a fishmonger and the vegetable man.
It would be best to visit the Office de Tourisme and see Alexandra (who can't wait to speak English) for further information on the different activities in the village and surrounding area, brocantes, fetes, etc