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Pretty near to paradise
We rented the house as a 50th birthday celebration for our elder daughter, and in all we were nine people in three generations, me and my husband in our 70s, two daughters and husbands, and three grandchildren of eight, ten and fourteen. The house was just perfect for us all. The situation is beautiful - not an open view, as the big trees have closed it in, but nevertheless a sense of space as you can see distant slopes through the trees. It is not very near to other houses and is very quiet. The many trees also mean that there is always shade, although the beautiful pool is almost always in the sun. There are plenty of sun-loungers, cane chairs and little tables, with two large parasols by the pool, so we found that sun-lovers and shade-lovers were all content. The garden is really lovely, showing great care in the choice and placing of plants - oleanders, hybiscus, lavender, many succulents - as well as the huge plane trees and cypresses. To one side of the house is a meadow dotted with old olive trees, and it's possible to walk for some time within the boundaries of the estate. The house itself is old, with red tiled floors and thick walls, but there is modern comfort with air conditioning in every room. The bedrooms are small but we soon adapted to this (even the 'independent' room near the pool has air-con and proved quite comfortable), and it was a pleasure to eat at the large table outside in the shade, or inside on the one morning when it rained. The village of Salernes is a five minute drive away, so you really need a car, but one of our party went every morning for croissants. The Sunday market was great and on other days it was peaceful. Perhaps the only down-side was the mosquitos, especially in the evenings, but this is hardly unique to this property. Anyway, it's best to wear long trousers and long sleeves in the evening to minimise the amount of repellant you need. Incidentally my husband and I travelled all the way from Hull by train. On weekends in the summer it's possible to take Eurostar all the way from St Pancras to Marseille without changing trains; then there is a local train to Les Arcs/Draguignan which is a 40-minute drive from Salernes, so we had to be picked up from there. All in all this was a most delightful holiday. Chantal Rocadot was cheerful and helpful and the one little problem we had (a broken bed-leg) was dealt with very promptly and without fuss. We would certainly like to go there again.
Peaceful unique house in stunning setting
We loved the house which has plenty of charm and is well loved by the owner who was very helpful when we needed it. The pool is large and well maintained as are the extensive gardens. The mosquitos can be a bit of a pain and the pond probably contributes to that. The fifth bedroom is actually very separate from the house down a steep path to the pool and smelt of damp/ drains for a few nights. As a result calling this a 5 bedroom property isn’t wholly accurate, but if you don’t need the extra room I wouldn’t hesitate in giving this four stars. Aside from this it’s a unique place and has real charm and you truly feel you’ve experienced rural Provence.
Très belle propriété, grande, très bien entretenue, de magnifiques arbres et oliviers.
Piscine très grande, très belle.
Cuisine très fonctionnelle.
Un super séjour
Une maison accueillante atypique chaleureuse et familiales pour des moments de bonheur
On très satisfaits du séjour passer dans Une propriété exemplaires pour ce retrouver en familles et passer des moments de détente dans un environnement très seins et convivial,
Ne connaissant aucunement la propriété nous étions très agréablement surpris par le charme de cette maison qui vous fait passer des moments chaleureux....et plein de bonheur
Ravie de revenir avec un grand plaisir
un jardin qui fait rêver
Magnifique lieu de villégiature pour des vacances en famille dans un endroit paisible qui sent bon la Provence.
La villa est entourée d'un grand jardin magnifique et arboré qui invite au farniente. La piscine est impeccable et agréable.
Nous y avons passé 15 jours idylliques et n'hésiterions pas à y retourner.
Beautiful nature, quiet and comfortable place
We stayed in this location mid July and were very pleased. This place has everything you need, a huge well maintained private pool, air conditioning in every room, lots of space for up to sleep 10 people, a lot of seating areas.. I counted 10 seating areas!! A hamac, table tennis, a swing, a pond with frogs (do mind the mosquitoes it brings!.. bring some mosquito spray). While the furniture inside the house is not modern, it remains very comfortable.
Best of all is the nature and landscaping around the house. Very well maintained and green. Lots of variety of vegetation, charming stone walls. I would stay there again.
Draguignan: 25 Km
Saint Raphael: 40 Km
Sea: 40 Km
Lake: 30 Km
River: 3 Km
Shops: 2 Km
Downtown: 2 Km
The property is south facing, you will enjoy a quiet yet close to amenities offered SALERNES, 2 km ie 5 Provencal markets on Wednesday and Sunday, 3 supermarkets, medical office, cinema, tennis, horseback riding, river, prehistoric site, museum (home of the ceramics), many potters and ceramists, cultural events (concerts, exhibitions ...) popular festivals, not to mention numerous restaurants and cafes on the square. Discover - north side the delightful villages of VILLECROZE, TOURTOUR, Lake St. Croix and the Gorges du Verdon - south side, Saint Tropez, Cannes ..... less than 1 hour. TGV LES ARCS Draguinan .... 25 minutes - Airport NICE Riviera .... 1 hour