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La Maison Lavande - Beautiful Provencal Villa in the heart of the Provence, Chateaudouble

Weekly Rental:From GBP 1050 to GBP 1750

Property

Villas

Sleeps

8

Single/Double

4 / 2

Bathrooms

2

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

This beautiful Provencal villa is situated in the heart of the Provence, just outside the medieval village of Chateaudouble (twin towers) and about 30 minutes from the Cote d'Azur beaches. The spectacular unspoilt views look straight across the Gorge de Chateaudouble  and the hills far beyond. The house has 3/4 acre of terraces with olive and fig trees. Take a dip in the heated pool or just relax in the hammock and listen to the chirping of the crickets.

This beautifully furbished Provencal house sleeps 8 persons in 4 bedrooms with room for babies too. 

Chateaudouble village (a "village Fleuri") is a short stroll away where you will find 2 restaurants both with terraces overlooking the magnificent gorge and a bar where they do BBQ's in the height of the summer. There is also a boulangerie, get there early for the fresh croissants and baguettes, a post office, the village Marie, little village school, creche, Tourist Information Centre and if you are lucky a "Pizza van"!

If relaxing by the pool is not enough for you, there are many sites and villages to visit most of which are all within a 30 minute drive. To name a few; Gorge du Verdon, Lac St Croix, Bargemon, Tourtour, Figaniere, Frejus, Le Castellet, Grotte de Saint Cezaiare or just the Chateaudouble cheese farm at the bottom of the village. If you wanted to go a bit further afield but still within an hour, avoid the traffic and catch the ferry to St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and the island of Porquerolles is a hidden gem.

There are of course many vineyards to visit and also many cycle routes in the area (I wouldn't recommend combining the two!) and you can hire bikes in many villages.

As well as the restaurants in the village there are some fantastic little restaurants dotted around. Our favourite is lunch at La Terrace in Barjemon watching the world go by and another in Tourtour with a hidden terrace at the back overlooking the view of the hills.


MORE GUEST BOOK REVIEWS:

Philippa - Just to say a big thanks for everything during our stay. We had NO faults whatsoever, none.
The villa was spotless and welcoming, making the perfect base for our holiday. Everything far exceeded our expectations.

Hi Philippa, hope all is well. The holiday was fantastic, great location lovely furniture, Chateaudouble was wonderfull we met Chris Fosse whilst dining (famous artist)!! The restaurant Chateau was excellent. Overall we gave our holiday 11 out of 10 and have recommended to friends!! Thanks.

Dear Philippa,
Just to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in your lovely house. After the journey everything was great - stunning views, beautiful property good weather etc. Thanks again

Hello Philippa,
Not long back from our holiday and wanted to let you know that we had a most enjoyable time at your house. It was very comfortable and suited all our needs. We even managed to use the pool - well the kids anyway!


CYCLING:

The Haut Pays Varois, Centre VTT/FFC offers 15 cycle ways throughout the area ranging from 8Km to 27 Km. One of them going past the village of Chateaudouble. So if you are a keen cyclist this could be just the spot for you. Details of the routes available in the villa or from the local Tourist Office in the village or ask the owner for more info.

GOLF:

There are many golf courses in the area and in particular a lovely new 18 hole course at St Endreol at La motte. It has magnificent scenery and views of the river Endre. La motte is approx 10 miles.

There is also the Domaine de Terre Blanche golfing experience at Fayence, about 30 minutes drive. Two of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe – designed by one the finest golf course designers worldwide. Both courses in the Domaine de Terre Blanche offer a standard of care and maintenance at any time on 300 days of sunshine throughout the year.

OTHER SPORTS:

The Gorge du Verdon offers Climbing, Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking, sailing and swimming. There is also a lake near the Gorge du Verdon, Lac St Cassien which offers watersports.

Bicycles, tennis courts and crazy golf available at Figanieres, approx 10 minutes (where there is also a supermarket and Pharmacy there).

The nearest ski resorts are from approx 1 - 2 hours away.

Also you can go gliding at Fayence, approx 30 minutes away.

Draguignan offers an Athletic stadium, badminton, snooker, bowling, cinema, table tennis, Museum, approx 15 minutes away.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Log Fire TV Satellite Video Player DVD Player CD Player Internet Access Phone Games Room Table Tennis

External Features

Private Pool - Heated Private Garden Mountain Views BBQ Trampoline Sun Loungers : 8 Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

BEDROOMS:
MASTER ROOM: The master/family room stretches from front to back of the house and has french windows opening to panoramic views across the gorge and wonderful sunsets. There is a travel cot which can be used in this room and there's a ceiling fan over the king size french style iron bed frame.
DOUBLE ROOM: The double bedroom also overlooks the gorge with a white painted french double bed.
TWIN ROOMS: Both twin rooms look to the rear of the property.

The kitchen has modern units, all the mod cons and table and 2 chairs. The dining room seats 6. There is a wooden table and 8 chairs outside. Provencal tiling throughout, floor, kitchen, bathrooms. A selection of games has been provided including board games, softball, and boules. The TV has BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 ITV1, C4 and C5. There is a large collection of books for use in the villa, information on the villa and the area and magazines.

Local Attractions

Châteaudouble is located north of Draguignan on a redoubtable rocky spur overlooking a series of fantastic gorges and valleys cutting through the thickly forested hills. The Gorges de la Nartuby and the Gorges de Châteaudouble are formed by the Nartuby and Ampus rivers from the northeast and northwest that join together just south of Châteaudouble.

The village clings to the rocky cliffs, with a pair of towers above: one in ruins but the other still standing lookout. The cemetery is also at the top, with an eagle's view the the surrounding hills and valleys. Above the village at the peak on the other side is a playground in the trees and a small football pitch with wooden goals, in a field that overlooks the world. This would be a great place for looking at the stars at night.

The village houses, shops and restaurants clustered so tightly together are bright and clean and well cared for. A beautiful old church in the centre of the village has doorway arches made from a natural, stratified rock that contrasts well with the iron-studded wooden door. One village speciality is the local honey.

Special Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit of the total amount is payable along with signed booking form to secure your booking. The balance and £250 returnable good housekeeping deposit is required 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. Payments can be made by bank transfer or by cheque details of which will be provided upon a confirmed reservation.

Prices are inclusive of: pool heating, electricity, bedding and towels (exc beach towels these can be hired at an additional cost), cleaning prior to arrival and at departure.

DISCOUNTS & RENTAL PERIODS.
Discount may be available for periods of 2 plus weeks and flexibility on 2 week bookings for peak periods - please confirm with owner.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Towels/ Linen -
Towels and bed linen are included in the price but not beach towels.

CLEANING -
The cost of laundry and cleaning the property at the end of your stay is included, though we ask tenants to leave it in similar condition as when they arrive.

A LONG LIST OF GUEST REVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AND ON OUR WEBSITE. WE HAVE HAD EXCELLENT REVIEWS AND ONLY 1 COMPLAINT IN 12 YEARS AND THIS WAS DOWN TO THE MANAGER HAVING A HEART ATTACK AND HAVING TO SEND AN UNFAMILIAR PERSON TO DO THE HAND OVER.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Heated):
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
Near a Beach:
Yes
Mountain Views:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Trampoline:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Châteaudouble is located north of Draguignan on a redoubtable rocky spur overlooking a series of fantastic gorges and valleys cutting through the thickly forested hills. The Gorges de la Nartuby and the Gorges de Châteaudouble are formed by the Nartuby and Ampus rivers from the northeast and northwest that join together just south of Châteaudouble.

The village clings to the rocky cliffs, with a pair of towers above: one in ruins but the other still standing lookout. The cemetery is also at the top, with an eagle's view the the surrounding hills and valleys. Above the village at the peak on the other side is a playground in the trees and a small football pitch with wooden goals, in a field that overlooks the world. This would be a great place for looking at the stars at night.

The village houses, shops and restaurants clustered so tightly together are bright and clean and well cared for. A beautiful old church in the centre of the village has doorway arches made from a natural, stratified rock that contrasts well with the iron-studded wooden door. One village speciality is the local honey.

In the area

This Property is situated in Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d`Azur

Nearest Airport: Nice

Nearest Station: Les Arc

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach: Frejus

Nearest Ski Resort: 1 - 2 hours away Form the Location

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Contact Person: Philippa Brown

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