French country holiday - Vallee Verte, as the name suggests, is set in a beautiful green valley high in the hills of the Var region, surrounded by olives and vines with open views to the distant hills. This charming Mas has been beautifully restored with warm terracotta tiled floors and country furnishings, providing a peaceful retreat away from the madding crowds of the Riviera, yet within striking distance of the coast and Provence.
There are many beautiful towns and villages in the vicinity of this French country holiday home; Cotignac, Salernes, Aups, truffle capital of Provence, and Tourtour, known as the ' village in the sky' with breathtaking views and stunning sunsets. Entrecasteaux with its marvellous chateau and gardens and the 12th century Cistercian monastery, Abbey de Thoronet. Slightly further afield, the town of Lorgues hosts the best market in the area each Tuesday, and the regional capital of Draguignan is well worth a visit.
Lac de Ste Croix and the spectacular Gorge du Verdon for wind surfing, sailing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting are all within an hour of this charming French country holiday home.
Open plan, L-shaped living/dining room and kitchen , French doors to garden with open views of valley.
Study/TV room (TV,DVD,CD).
Master double bedroom (2m) with ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (2m) with ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC.
Twin bedroom (0.90m) with ensuite bathroom, WC.
17 hectares of grounds with good lawn area for children. Outdoor dining pergola with built-in charcoal barbecue. 10m x 5m pool (depth 1.20; 1.80m) set away from house (out of view). Pool cabin with fridge. Ample parking.
Ponteves 4 miles. Barjols 5 miles. Cotignac 9 miles. Salernes 10 miles. Aups 15 miles. Lorgues 25 miles. Dragiugnan 29 miles. Aix-en-Provence 1 hour. St Tropez 1 hr 30 mins. Nice, Toulon & Marseille airports all approx 1 hr 30 mins. Lac de Ste Croix & Gorge du Verdon within 1 hour for watersports, hiking, mountain biking & rock climbing.
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 4 WC
Private 10m x 5m pool
Extras: Telephone/dial-up internet. Maid service on request. Winter heating.
This is what I would call true country living, a fabulous place for families with children or a real retreat from a busy life of meetings and deadlines or other stressful activities! When you have tired of lounging by the pool there are wonderful long walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding hills or, if you appreciate wine, there are several estates in the area for you to visit for some wine tasting. Ponteves is the nearest village; here you’ll find the basic essentials but for more serious shopping and supermarkets I advise you to go to Barjols, which is only a 15 minute drive away. The house does offer internet access (dial up only - you really are in the heart of the countryside here) but there are internet cafes in Barjols and Cotignac if you want a WiFi connection.