Quiet residential property a 10 min walk to the beach, shops, post office, restaurants and all amenities, on a gentle slope. English/French, multi-cultural and helpful on-site owners offering a warm welcome. Garden-level, well appointed and independent apartment, in a very pleasant area. Gated parking next to your door. WiFi, ADSL or use of our own desktop. Free linen for 4, beach equipment, games, videos, books, local advice. English FM radio station with regular local and international news from the BBC and one of the best music compilations ever. Generous private terrace with roller-blinds for day-long al fresco enjoyment. Contiguous wild hillside for great rambles and views of the islands and the surrounding Provence countryside. Toulon airport (with direct flights from Southampton), a 20 min drive away.
Space:: The size of your terrace matters, in warm sunshine-land. When you're at home, you want to be able to share inside and outside freely. Your terrace has nothing to do with those 'teetsie-weetsie' balcony jobs. It's private, of a generous size, and actually doubles your living-space.
Weather:: Bormes-les-Mimosas was recognised as having the most sunshine and best average temperatures per year of all of France. Even when the weather has been bad, as it has been in Winter recently, we've been quietly sitting at home, bit of rain, bit of wind, listening to the disasters going on towards Nice or Marseilles, finding it hard to believe our luck, even though we took over 30 years to decide on the place... a long search rewarded.
Exaggeration: We don't practise that art-form hence, no doubt, the increasing number of guests we're pleased to welcome back year after year.