2 master bedrooms 2 childrens rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 large kitchen diner
- english, french
About David Nelson
We are Tessa and David Nelson, we met when David was a captain on the boats and I was a chef on a sailing yacht. David is now a carpenter and I am an artist and a chef. We both grew up in England although David has lived here since he was 19 and I have lived abroad for most of my adult life. We love it here and have a small boat we go out on, and when David's son Jack is with us we go canyoning, kayaking, canoeing and all sorts, there is so much to do here. I am currently teaching water colour classes and painting trips in provence. If you would like to know more about the Water Colour Trips please visit my site: www.paint-provence.com. Or if you would like cooking or art lessons on your stay here let me know and we can organise something.
David Nelson purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why David Nelson chose Lorgues
This is an unique independent apartment full of country charm, friendly, our property is unspoiled the original provencal building, I think this is why we love it so much, it is authentic and endearing. The nearby views of endless hills and mountains are breathtaking. We live near to the beautiful river Argens which is delicious to swim in in the heat of the summer or go canoeing for the day on with a picnic. We are only 40 minutes drive from the spectacular Gorges du Verdun, and as I am an artist and painting outside is my favourite thing to do, fields of lavender, poppies and summer promise are my idea of pure bliss, not to mention the fabulous produce you can get in the markets. Fresh goats cheese and plump tomatoes with basil and local olives. Olive groves are all around for that matter, delicious local olive oil. Fabulous vineyards and wine tastings. I fell in love with this area in 1985 when I first came to the South of France and here we are still.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is so pretty, being surrounded by nature and calm is just wonderful. The village is not far and it is fun to cycle there. It is very private and we are not disturbed by anyone.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Idyllic cottage with a fantastic pool
From the very first message, communication with David and Tessa was faultless. The accommodation was plenty big enough for my family of 5 plus my parents. We spent many days by the pool, which is a perfect size and depth for us all. The pool also had a shaded seating area, which was perfect as most days were really hot. David and Tessa made us feel very welcome and were on hand for any questions or advice. The cottage had all the facilities we needed for a 2 week stay and everyone in our party loved it. The tree top adventure opposite was a few minutes walk and provided a morning of excellent challenge for our teenage children. There’s lots of vineyards near by and the village of Lorgues is just a few minutes drive away and had a great market on Tuesdays. There are quite a few restaurants to choose from as well. The supermarket is on the way into Lorgues allowing us to get everything we needed easily. David suggested we visit the Gorges du Verdon at Lac St Croix, the view from the bridge was stunning and we had a few hours renting a pedalo and swimming in the lake itself. Overall, we had an amazing holiday and could not thank David and Tessa enough for their hospitality. Tilly and Thomas (David and Tessa’s little dogs) were delightful as well and we enjoyed seeing them most days. Such a relaxing holiday in a stunning location. Would recommend and we hope to return. Thank you David and Tessa, sending you lots of love xxxxx
Charming Country House
We had a fantastic time in this lovely house. The pool is fantastic and the location in the vineyards is great. We can recommend this property for a relaxing holiday with kids!
A picturesque and full of character property with peace and tranquility. All amenities excellent
A big thank you to David and Tessa for all their help and advice on making our stay so enjoyable. The property had everything we needed with the bonus of relaxing time by the pool and their friendly dogs. The property is in an excellent location to explore the region from the coast to the Gorge Du Verdon, with lots of amazing villages with their own unique character. Will be back to discover more of the region.
The ideal holiday
We had a wonderful holiday in Tess & David’s house near Lorgues.
The house is charming, spacious and well-equipped and Tess & David are the ideal hosts (not to mentioned the two sweetest dogs whom we loved playing with...)
There is lots to do and see (We’ve been to Nice, Gorge Du Verdon, St Paul de Vence) and a great supermarket five minutes away by car. Lorgues, ten minutes away, is a sweet little town (amazing ice cream!) and the market on Tuesday mornings is one of the best markets we’ve been to. As importantly, the house is perfect for lazy days by the pool.
We hope to back again soon!
Jaap & Shachar
Relaxing. Beautiful. A great family holiday.
So we spent 10 days here in August 2018.
The farmhouse was just what we were looking for for a holiday as a family of 4.
Not only was the property beautiful to look at, but had all the amenities we needed.
We had concerns after previously doing eurocamp holidays that the children may be a bit bored being in a secluded house with just us 4, but the pool helped us with that. It was a great size and had a lovely shaded seating area by it as well as sun beds in the sun, so we could sit and relax in or out of the sun.
Plus the patio area provided us a great space to eat lunch or dinner but also to play board and card games, and the large grassy area was good for the kids to run about/ play hide and seek or ball games, as well as playing with the owners playful dogs.
The owners were friendly but non intrusive and gave us great advice of places to visit.
Lorgues town was only a 5-10 minute drive and had a great weekly market on a Tuesday morning and plenty of restaurants to eat.
The vineyard opposite also had a ‘go-ape’ style treetop adventure centre which was good fun, and something to do if you didn’t want a day of driving out and about.
We also visited Lac de St Croix and the Gorge which was about 50 minutes drive, and was a definitely a must see, where we swam in the lake and hired a boat. Absolutely gorgeous views.
We also visited the village of villacroze where the park and caves were great, and the village of Tourtour is a must see if you like a good view!!!
We were also about 45 minutes from the coast.?Although the bigger resorts of Frejus/ St Tropez / Nice are within easy reach we chose Saints Maxime as we knew these bigger ones would be very busy in peak time. It was a lovely beach and had all you needed for a day at the beach.
All in all a fantastic holiday and would definitely recommend to those wanting to explore this area of Provence, and I would visit and stay here again. If I have to be negative about anything... it would be the mosquitoes!!! But we have no control over those, so just ensure you have repellant and candles!!
Thank you Tessa and David for sharing your beautiful home so we could enjoy it. Hope to see you again sometime.
Pip,Chris, Molly-May and Erin.
Thank you Pip, Chris, Molly-Mayand Erin,
I knew you were going to have a great time from the moment I met you. It is a great pleasure for us to know that we can help our visitors enjoy there time here and it makes it all so worthwhile.
We have had an occasional rain shower about once a week this summer, which is unusual, it has kept everything nice and green but also has meant quite a few of the small mosquitoes, we are now making sure there are the coils to burn around the outside table in the evening which keeps them away.
Looking forward to seeing Pip and family again, David and Tess,
Great place to relax!
Had a really relaxing two weeks at this lovely house in gorgeous surroundings. Enjoyed the private pool every day and sitting in the various shady areas outside. There are several wineries in the area, the supermarket is a short drive away in the lovely town of Lorgues with it's weekly market. Our hosts were charming and so were their two cute little dogs. This property was everything we hoped for and more!
We are located in the vineyards of provence, there is kayaking, canoeing, swimming, pedalos at the Gorges de Verdun, wonderful scenic walks, medieval knights templar villages, music festivals. Opera and classical music in Aix en Provence. English speaking cinema in Lorgues, Great cycling area, amazing views and great markets. The lac Saint Croix is a beautiful spot to visit as is Saint Moustiers and just beyond in May and June are the lavender fields of Provence and the bright yellow sunflower fields.
We have fabulous Grand Crus Vineyards near us to sample the local delicious wine. Just across the way there is a zip line adventure trip for the children. A pony club 5 minutes walk away for riding lessons and promenades.