“Plein Sud” is a traditional farmhouse set in 6000 sq.m of land with its own private pool. This lovingly renovated Villa with its mature garden is surrounded by umbrella pines in the heart of vineyards. One can walk for miles without crossing any roads and the local vineyard can be reached on foot .hiking, biking , mountain biking possible imidiatly from the house. Dogs are very welcome.
The spacious sitting room with high beamed ceilings and large wood burner has triple french doors leading to the wraparound patio, an archway leads to the modern open planned kitchen/dinner with more doors to the patios, gardens and pool. Of the kitchen a long hallway leads to two double bedrooms on either end, modern shower room and separate WC.
The first floor comprises an extensive library, master bedroom with views overlooking the Maures, dressing room, bathroom with cast iron bath (new) and separate shower room with WC.
An external staircase leads from the dressing room to the garden and pool.
The pool house with lounge furniture provides shade while overlooking the pool. A wide range of garden furniture and sun beds suits all moods from sunbathing to languishing in the shade is dotted around the house and garden. The large outdoors dinning table and a comfortable seating area with lounge chairs and BBQ invite you to al fresco dinning.
The house has british satellite TV,DVD and stereo in the sitting room and a Smart TV in the kitchen, as well as terrestrial french TV upstairs. A docking staition for I pods can be found outside in the poorhouse .DVDs are available in english.
The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, a wine fridge ,microwave and a 5 burner stove with a large oven as well as nearly all kitchen gadgets one can wish for.
Local Activities: There is plenty of information in the villa regarding local activities, brochures and maps of things to do. There is a very helpful tourist information center in Vidauban. Activities like canoeing, 4 wheel biking and horse riding are all close by. Other recreational facilities close to Plein Sud -apart from swimming in the private pool- include swimming at the beaches or at the nearby Lac du St. Croix, which also offers sailing and paddle boating. Golfers will be spoiled for choice with fine courses dotted along the coast and throughout the area. Also available within a short distance are mountain climbing and biking, windsurfing and kayaking. The breathtaking beauty of the Gorges de Verdon- one of the worlds most spectacular canyons is only an hours drive away.
Weather: The summer climate of the Provence is very pleasant with many hours of sunshine,very little rain and benefiting from both the Mediterranean and Alpine influences which can bring gentle, cooling breezes. All this is just perfect to enjoy a family holiday- either sitting by the pool or in a little cafe or bar, sampling the local rose wines and seeing the world go by.
The Var region and market towns: The department of the Var encompasses some of the most unspoilt communes in France, beautiful old villages like Tour Tour and Lorgues, La Garde Freinet and Callas,nesting in the hilltops nearly unchanged for centuries. Vidauban is a tranquil little village with a bustling sunday morning market, a selection of small shops, butchers,bakers, some very good restaurants and bars. There are 3 supermarkets and lots of vineyards. Other market towns nearby are Les Arc, Le Luc, Lorgues and of course St. Tropez which boast of 2 market days per week- Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Aix on Provence, The Carmargues and its white horses and pink flamingoes, glitzy Monaco and stylish Cannes are only a short drive away.
Wine tasting, local french markets, beaches or activities like cycling or hiking - the choice is yours.