Le Repos du Lac is a charming France villa near Lac de St Cassien nestling among forest with great lake views. It is furnished in traditional country style with a warm, welcoming ambience. The terrace is a super area for alfresco meals, overlooking the shaped pool whilst enjoying splendid views over forested hills to the lake.
There is much to do and explore in this area. Lac de St Cassien has a variety of water activities. The villages of Montauroux and Fayence are delightful hilltop villages, and Fayence is home to the national hang-gliding centre. Equally accessible is the perfume town of Grasse just 12 miles away, and the coast at Mandelieu is only 20 mins.
This charming France villa near Lake Cassien is on the borders of the Alpes Maritimes and the Var, so access into the unspoilt hills of the Var region and further into Provence is easy. The coast at Frejus is just over half an hour away, and St Tropez just over an hour. While the beautiful university town of Aix-en-Provence is less than 2 hours drive.
Living room , fireplace, two French doors extend to an outdoor dining terrace with views to the lake (TV/Video/CD/DVD). Open tread stairs (care with children).
Open plan dining room/kitchen, French door to balcony and garden, country style kitchen, 2 French doors to balcony and garden.
Master bedroom (4 poster 1.80m) French doors to terrace with lake view, ensuite bathroom , WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), French doors to terrace with lake view.
Lower ground level:
Both rooms on this level have external access only from the pool area:
Double bedroom (1.60m) opens onto small covered terrace and pool area, ensuite shower room , WC.
On request and at extra cost: split level staff bedroom (4 x 0.90m beds), integral shower, WC. Ideal for teenagers and/or staff (no window, but in addition to normal door there is a decorative wrought iron screen which can be locked for safety, allowing the main door to be left open at night).
Large, terraced grounds with pine and oak trees. Shaped swimming pool, terrace (railings with large gaps - care with children). Summer kitchen with covered dining area, built-in barbecue and pizza oven. Table tennis. Tennis court nearby (approx €20 per week) - please let us know if you would like to play tennis. Table tennis.
Montauroux and Peymeinade villages 4 miles. Fayence 6 miles (national hang-gliding centre), Grasse 12 miles. Beach at Mandelieu 15 miles, Frejus 30 mins & Cannes 40 mins. Watersports on Lac de St. Cassien 2 miles. St Tropez 1 hr 15 mins. Aix-en-Provence 2 hours. Tennis walking distance. 2 golf courses nearby.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower rooms, 3 WC
PRIVATE 12m x 5m POOL
BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEWS
WALK TO TENNIS COURTS
Included: 5 hours maid service per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wi-Fi internet.
Extras: Additional maid service €16 per hour. Telephone for local calls only. Tennis €20 per week.
An additional 'dormitory' bedroom on the lower ground floor is available for 4 older children/teenagers on request at £300 per week.
I like this villa for its peaceful setting overlooking the St Cassien Lake, and for the fact that it is not far from the village of Montauroux, where the market is held on Tuesdays, in the shade of century-old plane trees. You can visit the local glass-blowing factory, and then drive on a little further to visit the neighbouring towns of Callian, Seillans and Fayence, so typically and strategically planted on the hilltops. St Cassien Lake is a very pleasant change from the seaside. Try out pedal boats, rowing boats or kayaks; on a lake it’s so much easier than in the sea, believe me!