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Villa Charmante – Home 163149 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - we often have special prices for last minute bookings, so do enquire about any late availability discounts we have!

SHORT BREAKS are available outside of July and August, minimum 2 nights.

There are glorious views from Villa Charmante over the perched medieval village of Claviers, in Provence, to the hills beyond. It is totally private and secluded - no other property overlooks the Provence villa, terrace or pool as we have olive groves to one side and to the rear, a small wood to the other side, and to the front (south and south west) we look down on Claviers with its 900 year old church.

Villa Charmante is a modern villa built using many traditional materials such as ancient oak beams, terracotta tiles, handmade local bathroom tiles from Salernes and antique doors, to mention just a few of the delights of the property. The inside is stunning with large windows and high ceilings allowing plenty of light to bathe the spacious 175 sqm house.

LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - we often have special prices for last minute bookings, so do enquire about any late availability discounts we have!

SHORT BREAKS are available outside of July and August, minimum 2 nights.

There are glorious views from Villa Charmante over the perched medieval village of Claviers, in Provence, to the hills beyond. It is totally private and secluded - no other property overlooks the Provence villa, terrace or pool as we have olive groves to one side and to the rear, a small wood to the other side, and to the front (south and south west) we look down on Claviers with its 900 year old church.

Villa Charmante is a modern villa built using many traditional materials such as ancient oak beams, terracotta tiles, handmade local bathroom tiles from Salernes and antique doors, to mention just a few of the delights of the property. The inside is stunning with large windows and high ceilings allowing plenty of light to bathe the spacious 175 sqm house. It is a villa of great charm and character with all modern conveniences.

Our availability on holiday lettings is always 100% up to date.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:

We are pleased to be able to offer all our customers a minimum of 20% off their ferry booking with Brittany Ferries. Once you have placed your booking, please ask Greg for the special discount code. Remember, ferry fares, just like airline fares, increase closer to the time of travel, so make sure you don't miss out and BOOK NOW!

Further details

Fully inclusive prices: all linen, towels, tea towels, gas, electricity, cleaning and washing up materials provided.

Welcome tray with wine, tea, coffee & local produce.

Further details outdoors

Enjoy barbeques by the pool bathed in the evening sunset as the shadows climb the hills in the distance.

Spoil yourself with a romantic candlelit dinner at the magnificent dining table with views of the historic village and floodlit centuries old clock tower.

Open all year. In the Summer season we have a Saturday changeover and let by the week. In the low season changeover days can be flexible as can length of stay.

Villa Charmante as its name implies is indeed charming and ideal for that special occasion be it a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or other celebration. Just let us know the occasion and we can arrange to have something special in the villa for your arrival.

Booklets on Provence, tourist information on things to see and do, suggested restaurants and a full house information folder are there to help you get the best out of your stay.

Location description from manager

The Provence region

With a Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and 300 sunny days a year, you can spend long lazy days beside the pool relaxing and unwinding in the warm sunshine.

Sandy beaches at Frejus and St Maxime 40 minutes drive. There are many other sandy bays and coves within 1 hour and the beautiful 7 km long Pampelonne beach at St Tropez is about a 1 hour drive.

Discover many pretty medieval perched villages such as Tour Tour and Chateaudouble in the hills nearby or Eze high above Nice.

Many of the famous resorts of the Cote d'Azur such as Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo are all easily accessible from the villa. Our favourite is St Tropez, this is an absolute "must" visit, a beautiful old town with chic designer shops, magnificent yachts in the harbour and great for "people watching" .

There are several golf courses within 1 hour which as you would expect of the South of France are truly spectacular.

Two hours away are the magnificent Roman ruins at Avignon, Orange, Nimes and the stunning Pont du Gard aqueduct.

Skiing - there is a small skiing resort 45 minutes from Villa Charmante open in mid winter or the main resorts of the Alps are a 2 hour drive.

The Cote d'Azur and South of France have long had a special appeal. Combine the Mediterranean climate, wonderful light, Provencal cooking, superb wine and the rich warm scenes that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne and you have all the makings for a fantastic holiday!

Claviers

Take a pleasant few minutes' stroll in the early morning sunshine to the village bakery for your freshly baked bread and croissants for breakfast.

Historic Claviers has a bakery, grocers, post office, restaurants, bar, boules court and market day. Sister villages of Callas and Bargemon (recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France) have more shops, restaurants, cafes, bank, market days etc

The larger towns of Le Muy and Draguignan both 20 minutes away have supermarkets, traditional market days and all other facilities.

The area is popular for rambling with many paths through pine forests and olive groves. Our favourite is the 1 ½ mile walk from the villa to the Chapel of St Anne high on the hill above for magnificent views of Claviers, Callas, Bargemon and the surrounding countryside.

There are excellent local vineyards for wine tasting and essential supplies! Our recommendation Chateau d'Esclans produces some of the best rose you can buy and is one of quite a number of vineyards just 20 minutes away en-route to Le Muy, where you can spend a pleasant afternoon wine tasting. Another of these vineyards, Domaine de la Maurette boasts a superb restaurant serving delicious freshly prepared provençal food where you can choose to dine inside or out.

France's Grand Canyon, the Gorges du Verdon is ½ hour's drive. It is nearly half a mile deep and the many view points make for a fabulous afternoon out.

Lac St Cassien for all watersports is only 25 minutes' drive away. The larger Lac St Croix (also good for watersports) is 45 minutes away at the mouth of the Gorges du Verdon.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Select Cottages
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
24 Feb 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French


This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2011. Located in Var, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £900 to £2850.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Feb 2017.

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“A Beautiful Relaxing Experience”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2016

It was an interesting and extensive Villa with a lovely pool and pretty panorama and was ideally situated for a walk to the quaint local village and for visiting Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez and Grasse.

“Lives up to its name”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2016

Stayed for a week with my husband and 2 ' children' aged 18 and 22 with a 22 year old university friend of my son's. We all had so much fun. Sitting out having supper on the terrace with the most stunning views of the village in the distance was a highlight of the holiday. Lovely to be just outside the village but easy to walk in. Fabulous daytrips . Too much really to choose to do for a week. You need 2 weeks- ideally next time !

“lovely rustic villa very peacefull, and relaxing the real france.”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2016

we arrived at the villa charmanti after a drive through some lovely scenery the villa was just like you see it on the website very quiet, had everything you needed the views of claviers village is a bonus to see every morning when having your breakfast, having your own pool was a bonus too, inside the villa is very spacious nice comfortable sofas .nice big table to all sit down to breakfast and evening meals and to have a bbq most days and just sit and enjoy the views.my family all had a very relaxing time and to recharge our batteries we will hopefully return in the future.

“Paradise regained”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2015

We've been drawn back again and again to the Villa Charmante because it richly deserves its name. We instantly feel completely at home there. The beauty of the beamed, spacious and elegantly designed interior, and the idyllic, lavender and pine scented terraces that surround it, with their stunning views over the hills of medieval Claviers, always yield new pleasures with the changing light. The housekeeping and pool maintenance are both of the highest standard. And if you can bear to leave the house, there are many picturesque villages nearby to visit as well as the Cote d'Azur and the magnificent canyons of Verdon.

“A week in the sun”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2015

1 week at Villa Charmante was the perfect break amongst 6 weeks of travelling in Europe. The Villa itself is appointed with all we needed to make it our home away from home, Breakfast on the terrace overlooking Claviers was followed by long swims in the pool and day trips to the many local towns of the area. Coastal cities of Monte Carlo, Nice and Cannes and St Tropez are all within reach for day trips.

“Lovely villa and location”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2015

Lovely villa, set in a great location overlooking Claviers. Very well appointed and equipped property. Lovely pool and surrounds allowing for relaxation and privacy. Close to the coast and Grasse, with local markets adding some local colour, to a villa in which you can absorb the peace and tranquillity of rural Provence. Good local restaurant in Claviers which held our attention on most nights All in all a great week despite the cool Mistral blowing - pity it could not have been longer.

“A magical Provencale Villa Retreat”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2014

We so enjoyed our first visit to the Villa Charmante that we could not resist a second stay. This was equally delightful. The villa, an idyllic, terraced, hillside retreat, overlooking the picturesque medieval village of Claviers, continues to live up to its name. It has many rooms, opening from its spacious, half timbered, three-tiered central area, and a rich variety of views of pine-scented mountains to enchant the eye. The standard of maintenance, of house and swimming pool, is impeccable, and there is always a friendly concierge from the village to offer help if needed - including greeting us with food and drink to welcome our arrival (a welcoming gesture typical of Select Cottages). Lavender, olive trees, oleanders, and a choice of terraces make the villa as beautiful outside as in, and its situation between the seaside attractions of the Cote d'Azur and the spectacular mountains and Gorges of Verdun are ideal for us. Both our holidays here have been magical. We cannot recommend this enchanted place too highly.

“We had a fantastic, relaxing week, just what we needed.”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2013

The villa is perfectly positioned - looking over the village on a quiet hillside. There are lovely walks from the door and the village has all you need - a bar, a shop and a nice local restaurant. It was perfect for a really relaxing family holiday - great house, really well equipped and looked after. We had a very mixed bag weather wise and on the cold days, the cosy parlour with wood burning fire was just the job, on the hot days it would have been good to have had the pool to use but we were rather early in the season. We hope to be back to use it !

“Fantastic views in a charming little village in the hills above the Cote d'Azur”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2012

Highlights: Views to die for, charming unspoilt French village located 15 minutes walk from the front door, delicious bakery and Restaurant D'Oliviers in the village, locals extremely friendly and engaging, located amongst fantastic unspoilt countryside with abundant wildlife. Villa generally well appointed, with spacious living areas for children to run around (NB stairs down to kitchen/dining room may not be suitable for toddlers - although a baby gate is provided). Small amount of food and drink provided on arrival - very useful as arrival not before 4pm on Saturday means very few shops open unless shopping carried out on the way to the villa. Very good (cost effective) local rose wine. Lowlights: Pool was very cold at this time of year and not well maintained by the caretaker as promised in the particulars. Details of local attractions in the villa file somewhat out of date. Although the village is small and charming, there is not much to do (particularly for children) - a hire car is essential to reach destinations such as the Verdon Gorge and Marineland (latter well worth a visit with children) - NB if warmer weather had been enjoyed - the pool would negate this problem. Roads to the villa are typically "rural French" and therefore this should be noted when choosing hire vehicle (hairpin bends to the village are the norm). Due to rural location, be aware of "local wildlife" visiting the villa - such as ants and frogs. Summary: We would think twice about the advantage of a pool at this time of year and would delay a visit until it was warm enough for the children to obtain proper use of it. However, this meant we saw a lot of the local attractions and we enjoyed our stay at Villa Charmante immensely. We miss the views even now.

Please note, our our pool is professionally maintained; this particular week was unseasonally cold so the water was checked for quality and pH balance, and all was fine. As the pool had hardly been used there was very little maintenance or cleaning required. The pool is professionally cleaned twice a week in Summer regardless of the weather. There is also a thermal cover for guests to roll on to keep the heat of the day in the pool overnight.

“One of the loveliest, most relaxing holidays we have had.”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2011

We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely villa in beautiful Claviers. Standing looking down over this very typical Provence village, Villa Charmante made for a perfect base to explore rural Provence and beyond. The villa was well equipped and comfortable and some days we just stayed in all day relaxing by, and in, the pool. It enjoyed almost all day sunshine. It was located in a very peaceful place but only a 7 minute walk and you were in the centre of Claviers with its perfect mix of bars, restaurants and local stores (including a great boulangerie). One of the best holidays we have had and Villa Charmante couldn't have been a better base to enjoy it from.

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