Riviera villa near sandy beaches and village - La Chaleureuse is a wonderful family villa set in a peaceful valley, surrounded by the wooded hills of the Var region close to Bormes-les-Mimosas and the excellent sandy beaches along this pretty, unspoilt stretch of coastline. The 'cottage' style of the exterior belies its spacious interior and contemporary décor adds further to the feeling of space and light throughout. An attractive vine-covered pergola terrace offers the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or an aperitif overlooking this tranquil scene.
Bormes-les-Mimosas is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France (un des plus beaux villages de France), and rightly so: known for its stunning flower displays for which it regularly wins prestigious awards, this delightful little medieval town is full of narrow streets, small squares and fountains and boasts a very favourable climate. It has exotic and botanical gardens, as well as a large park with walks and a children's play area. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops, and a traditional Provencal market is held in the main square every Wednesday morning.
The village is also considered a scuba-diving centre: a wide variety of watersports is available locally, such as parascending, water ski-ing, wake-boarding, jet ski-ing and sea fishing. Some of the prettiest beaches along the Riviera are within very easy reach - La Faviere, Le Lavandou, Plage de l'Estagnol or, slightly further along the coast, Cabasson. There is also the exotic bird & zoological garden at Les Londes des Maures just 7 miles from the villa. For a longer day trip you may want to sample the delights of cosmopolitan but charming St Tropez, or change the pace with a visit to the unspoilt Iles d'Or islands (Porquerolles, Le Levant and Port Cros); ferries depart from Lavandou and take about 45 minutes. A stay at this Riviera villa near sandy beaches and village would certainly be a holiday to remember.
Upper ground floor:
Open plan living room (TV, DVD, iPod dock), dining area and kitchen, doors to covered terrace and garden.
Lower ground floor:
Double bedroom (1.4m) with French door to garden & ensuite shower room.
Double bedroom (1.6m)
Double bedroom (1.6m)
Double bedroom (1.4m)
Separate bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
A second flight of open-sided stairs (care with children) leads down to a small office with WiFi, which has a door into a double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 0.80m).
Separate shower room & WC, door to garden.
This bedroom also has a connecting door to the hallway which leads to the other bedrooms.
Totally enclosed grounds with outdoor pergola-covered dining terrace and built-in charcoal barbecue. 10m x 4m swimming pool with Roman steps (depth 1m-2m), pool hut with fridge, small lawn, trampoline (care with children) and table tennis. Parking for 5 cars.
Please note that this villa is located on the banks of a small stream (dry in summer)in a semi-rural area: chickens live next door and may occasionally be audible.
Bormes les Mimosas 3 miles, Le Lavandou 4.5 miles, Porquerolles islands 12 miles, Rayol 12 miles, St Tropez 21 miles, Aix en Provence 75 miles. Nearest airports Toulon/Hyeres 10 miles, Marseille 75 miles, Nice 81 miles.
Tennis & bike hire in Bormes les Mimosas, golf 4.5 miles, nearest sandy beaches at La Faviere 3.5 miles and Le Lavandou.
Sleeps 10 (ideally 8 adults & 2 children)
5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 2 WCs
PRIVATE 10m X 4m POOL
Included: Pool towels, WiFi internet.
Extras: maid service at €20 per hour. Cook/catering service.