About the property
- Villa1937 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Domaine la Bastide, 3 to 6 bedrooms a short walk to Plan de la Tour
'Domanie La Bastide' is located in the heart of the costal part of Provence, a short drive from St Tropez. The houses have been carefully renovated over time, however retaining the traditional provencale materials such as stone, terracotta and wooden beams. They are designed to offer a flowing indoor outdoor experience to our guests, allowing everyone to take advantage of the wonderful weather from April to end of October and often all year round!
When you arrive at La Bastide, you are personally welcomed by the owners Julie-Anne and David who have lived in the area for more than 20 years! We are permenantly on site to provide concierge service to our guests and answer any questions on the area, things to do restaurants to try and pass on some of the secret places only known to the locals!
The property is set on 20000m2 of landscaped gardens, pristine vineyards and forests, ideal for exploring by bike or on foot.
The location allows visators a sense of tranquility and offers breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the surrounding valleys and vineyards.
The properties are very private and neighbouring only with the vines, giving our guests a feeling of total relaxation.
The two houses are perfect for friends and families traveling together but still wanting the privacy of their own home. Set in lush mature gardens, the outdoor terraces are furnished for dining and lounging in shaded areas while others bask in sunshine. The french chic interiors are designed to give a 'boutique hotel' and Provencale feel, while modern requirements such as WIFI English freeview TV, Netflix and Apple TV to make you feel at home!
There is a separate heated pool for each house with barbecue areas which look out over the vines and Maures hills.
You will find the village of Plan de la Tour a 10 minute walk, where there is a collection of restaurants to sample plus a colourful weekly market and 2 small supermarkets.
We can arrange to have the fridge full and provide catering, allowing your first evening to be truely a relaxing stress free holiday experience!
St Tropez and Pampalone beach are a 25 minute drive just waiting for the guest in search of the ultimate entertainment on the Cote d'Azur!
Julie Anne Brown
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- within a few hours
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Julie Anne Brown
We are an Irish family living in Plan de la Tour France since 2005. Our twin boys, Tom and Max were born here and go to the local school in our lovely village. David travels around the world for work and I, Julie-Anne stay here and manage our houses in Plan de la Tour. My background is travel related, as I managed many properties in Italy for over 10 years until moving to France, when we purchased La Bastide to continue with the same business. We adore this area and find it perfect for our children to grow up! David and I are keen travellers, skiers, golfers, sailors, divers, horse riders and enjoy the wonderful outdoor life that the weather allows us here in the South of France.
Julie Anne Brown purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Julie Anne Brown chose Le Plan-de-la-Tour
We saw La Bastide in a real estate magazine, viewed it the next day and then made an offer the same day! Offer accepted we moved in late 2005 and began renovations to the gardens and houses. Chance would have it that we had our lovely village of Plan de la Tour a short walk and the excitement of StTropez and surrounding attractions a few minutes drive, so it really felt it was perfect for us and our guests to enjoy.
What makes this Villa unique
When we walked up the drive for the first time, the vineyard came into view, which completely surprized us and how close to the house it was, just like a large front garden! The stone house looked like it had always been there. Enchanted, as we explored the property, all the potential became apparent, especially how we could make it into a wonderful home for us and to remain here for ever!
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A home away from home
We stayed in Bastide 1 which is home to the owners of the property out of season. During the season, they rent out Bastides 1 & 2 and live in another property close by. They are therefore on hand to deal with any queries or issues ; not that we had any - everything was perfect.
Bastide 1 is a few minute drive (15 minute walk) to the nearest town, Le Plan de la Tour, which is small and full of character, but has all the main amenities including bars, restaurants, grocery store and of course a boulangerie ! Sainte Maxime is around 10 - 15 minutes away by car and is a lovely town to explore. Much larger than Le Plan de la Tour (but not too large) and full of character as well as nice eateries and shops.
Back to Bastide 1 - the setting is pretty much perfect for me. It is a few hundred metres off the main road so very quiet and not overlooked. The house is adjacent to a vineyard which you can see out of the bedroom, kitchen and lounge windows. The views from the house and the outside areas are sublime - beautiful manicured vineyards and lush, rolling hills. The only noise to be heard is made by birds !
There is a spacious terrace at the front of the property as well as a pool and outside barbecue and cooking area ; if you like outside living, you will love this property. Inside is very cosy and has retained lots of character. It is very tastefully decorated and the main lounge/living room is very spacious and comfortable. There are 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) in the main house and there is a separate building next to the pool (10 metres from the main property) which houses the third bedroom and a lovely bathroom.
We really didn't want to leave this property and would love to return again.
The best of Provence
Spectacular! The only thing better than La Bastide itself was the warm and welcoming nature of the owners and hosts, Julie-Ann and David. They opened their magnificent home that sits within their vineyard on the outskirts of Le Plan-de-la-Tour. Of all our trips to Europe this was one of the best and I would not hesitate to stay here again in the future. The location is ideal for cycling, hiking, exploring everything that Provence has to offer, or simply relaxing by the pool. My only complaint is that the time went by far too quickly. Thank you Julie-Ann and David for a wonderful trip!
Excellent, everything was as shown or possibly better. The house is near a village that seems untouched and has everything, restaurants grocery etc. the proximity of house to nearby sights works perfectly The owner, Julie was just as other reviewers said, very helpful, seemed to be very "hands on" and yet totally respected your privacy. Will certainly return hopefully .
Thank you for visiting us and we are delighted you enjoyed the house, our village and the surrounding places to visit. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future.
Despite the stunning pictures, Bastide 2 was even more beautiful than we could have imagined. Stunning location, very high spec, so tasteful, beautifully furnished and equipped, the owners have thought of absolutely everything to make your holiday a lasting memory.
The owners Julie-Anne and David are charming hosts, helpful and were delighted to help us make the most of our short time in Plan de La Tour. Their suggestions were invaluable. A big thank you!
We shall definitely return as soon as we can. Really, I couldn't recommend this beautiful house more highly.
Thank you again for visiting us at La Bastide. We are delighted you enjoyed the house and the area, plus the suggestions we made to for visits and beaches.
We look forward to seeing you again soon before the end of the season for some Autumn sunshine!
Our stay in two Bastides!
Due to agenda conflicts and other commitments we had three weeks, spread over both Bastides. We had a wonderful time in both of them and are already longing to come back again next year. The place has it all: wonderful surroundings, beautiful pools, very nice kitchen with outdoor grilling possibilities, near to a very nice small village and not too far from St Maxime as well. The owners are darlings What more can you wish for?
Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to review us! We plan to make many improvements for 2014/15 to further enhance the properties and gardens.
Also a big thank you for taking great care of the houses during your stay!
We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
The perfect holiday
Just returned from our 3rd stay at La Bastides and yet again it was the perfect holiday. The accommodation is fantastic, everything you could wish for with all the mod cons and fantastic pool and outside areas to relax. Perfect location of peace and tranquillity with Plan de la tour a 15 min walk away with lovely restaurants and typical French charm. We have booked again for next summer we love it that much.
Thank you for visiting us again at La Bastide and are very pleased it proves a relaxing and seamless vacation for you.
We appreciate your efforts to write the review and look forward to your visit next year!
The perfect destination for family and friends. Ideally suited for guests seeking luxury, tranquility and privacy only minutes from St Tropez, numerous beaches, restaurants and charming villages. This villa is furnished to an exceptionally high standard offering the perfect blend of true Provencale living with all modern requirements. There are 2 pricate heated pools, one of which has an additional shallow area for babies and young children.
The pool is bordered by lawns, a running fountain and shaded terraces for relaxation with family and friends. The property is set in 5 acres of private land and vineyards where you will find many olive, oleander, fig and lavender plants and well manicured mature gardens. Of particular note are the many terraces either shaded or basking in sun depending on your mood to or to relax and dine and simply enjoy the setting sun!
Outside There are numerous terraces attached to the property offering both privacy and stunning vistas to accompany the beautifully landscaped gardens. The property also boasts a 2 heated swimming pools , many pool toys and inflatables and an area for playing Boule in front of the vineyard. Teak sun loungers with cushions that can be placed around the pool or on the terraces. There are also day-beds, and outdoor sofas with deep cushions inviting you to lounge along with numerous other outdoor seats and recliners. In fact, everywhere you look around the extensive grounds of 5 acres (20,000sq.m) there are seating areas, private terraces and sun-traps.
Coast/Beach There are numerous beaches all within easy reach. The famous Club 55 at Pampalonne beach is a 25 minute drive, the private beaches at La Nartelle and Saint Maxime are a 10-15 minute drive and Port Grimaud is also a 15 minute drive. Boats can be easily rented within a 10-15 minute drive, along with numerous other water sport activities. Day trips by boat to Cannes or the local islands also go from Saint Maxime bay, 10-15 minutes from the villa. Please ask for more information.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rates are based on each house. If you wish to rent both houses the cost is calcaluated per house.