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Secluded Sunlit Villa With Superb Southerly Views, 15 Minutes Walk From Village



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
4 double bedrooms, stunning balconies capturing views & 13m heated private pool.

Sleeps 8 adults. All four bedrooms are large doubles en-suite. A spacious sunlit open-plan villa with air-conditioning & central heating. Large south facing deck at front of the house which is built around a tiled courtyard.The private south facing solar heated pool is surrounded by teak decking and half an acre of garden, beautifully stocked with cherry, fig, persimmon and olive trees. A fabulously secluded hillside location, fifteen minutes walk from the medieval village of Bargemon. The high suspended teak deck at the front is perfect for long lunches & dinners.Views of Bargemon & Claviers extend to the distant hills at Roquebrune.The spacious tiled courtyard at the side is shaded by two ancient mulberry trees - a perfect place for a quiet

siesta on a hot afternoon, followed by a BBQ when the sun has gone down.

Fifteen minutes walk from the medieval village of Bargemon. Bargemon is a gastronomic centre with seven delightful restaurants, numerous shops, museums and art galleries and a weekly market. It has a beautiful square with a central fountain shaded by huge plane trees. The perfect place to sip your wine or pastis, relax and watch the world.

The surrounding area is ideal for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Golf courses, the Verdon Gorges and plentiful vineyards are in close proximity and the seaside towns of St. Tropez and Cannes are 45 minutes drive away. Nice airport is 1 hours drive.

This property is ideal for 4 people out of season with open fire and full heating by air source heat pumps in the main house.


Bed 1:Master bed room with queen-sized bed and double sofa bed, two double doors lead onto a large private balcony with stunning views. The views can be enjoyed from the bed ! The en-suite bathroom is tiled in travertine with a walk-in shower and twin basins. Air-conditioning and central heating.

Bed 2: Queen-sized bed and en-suite shower room, air-conditioning and central heating, double doors opening onto courtyard.

Bed 3: Queen-sized bed and en-suite shower room, double doors opening onto courtyard, fan provided.

Bed 4: Queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom,bath with shower over. Double doors opening onto courtyard, fan provided.

All beds have memory foam mattresses, duck down pillows and duvets (synthetic available). Linen & towels (including pool towels) are supplied. Hairdryers are supplied in all bedrooms. Travel cot available upon request.


Extensively equipped with cutlery, crockery and cooking implements. Siemens dishwasher, Bosch gas hob, Scholtz microwave and oven with pizza stone, Samsung fridge/freezer with ice machine and water cooler. Toaster, kettle, espresso machine, rice cooker available.

Living area:

Light and airy open plan lounge area with large sofa and double sofa bed, Wifi, Freeview satellite TV, DVD player, open fire. Air-conditioning and heating. Inside dining area. Fabulous hard wood deck balcony (over 80 sqm) with stunning views to distant hills, providing outside dining area with BBQ which catches the sun from early morning to late evening, shade provided by trees growing through deck, parasol and a sail

Cloakroom toilet

Swimming pool:

Large pool (13 x 5m) designed for swimming (1.2m minimum depth). Exclusive use for residents. Saline pool (not chlorinated) means water is softer on skin and eyes. Secluded hard wood deck and laws surround with reclining loungers. The pool area also has stunning panoramic views. The pool is fitted with a retractable safety cover.


Numerous olive trees, as well as cherry and fig trees offer shade. Stone terraced lawn areas – not suitable for toddlers.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The house had no name when we bought it. Eagle owls live in the cliffs behind the house calling most evenings and occasionally swoop over the house and garden. Hibou is french for owl!

Speaks English, Swahilli

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful villa with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in a fantastic location. We stayed one week in June 2014. Family of 6 plus one grandparent who was able to avail of the single bedroom which gave her some privacy. The pool was a huge hit with our gang of 4 kids aged 9 to 20. Obviously the weather in June was beautiful but not overpowering. Having a car meant we were able to explore the beautiful villages and countryside. You could walk to Bargemon in about 15/20 mins but we tended to drive. With a little searching we found a great place where the teenagers could pony-trek.

The property itself really suited us and Julia was extremely helpful in helping us complete the booking. Overall, a great experience and a great holiday.

Brian, Dublin.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Stunning property in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Hibou Heights with my father, sister and 7 month old baby and we all had a fantastic break. The property is exceptional - perfectly maintained, lovely furnishings, great kitchen and the grounds and swimming pool area are wonderful. The solar heated pool was bracing, but beautifully landscaped and we spent whole days just relaxing beside it. The house is also wonderfully secluded at the top of a steep driveway, so it does feel like your own private little slice of paradise!

One of the best features is the stunning panorama out over woodland and the local villages. We spent the evenings sat out on the balcony, watching the sun set, then enjoying the lights from the villages twinkling at night as we sat eating bread and cheese bought from the nearby village of Bargemon, which is a short drive or within walking distance.

What a lovely village - beautiful cobbled streets, art galleries, good restaurants and shops with all the basics you will need. We also found plenty to do in the local area. The owner provides a handy book detailing recommendations for where to eat, local markets and attractions etc.

I'd love to come back here - the perfect place for good food and wine, rest and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Having holidayed in France for a number of years now, this I can say is one of the best property’s we have stayed.

Beautiful quiet position with stunning views for alfresco dining both morning and night.

The property is both well-equipped and comfortable.

Visited local villages and Verdon Canyon; all a must. Returning each day to a cool relaxing swim and drinks on the decking.

Would recommend to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with supoerb views

  • 5 of 5

We returned home last night after a wonderful 2 weeks in France.

Although the whole trip was exciting and memorable, for us the highlight was spending a week at Hibou Heights with our 3 adult children and 2 of their partners.

When we first made contact we were advised about the steep drive, I am so pleased that I was not put off. Once we had made it up the drive the reward from Hibou Heights was always worth the effort.

You have a lovely home in a stunning setting.

Ch***** made us very welcome and explained all the main functions etc.

Your home has every amenity one could ask for. My wife loves cooking and all your utensils were put to good use.

We had arrived in Bargemon on Saturday morning and had a good explore around before having a light lunch at L’Estanco where the waiter, Armand, made us feel very welcome straight away.We ate out in La Campana on the Monday and L’Estanco 3 times.

The little supermarket was well stocked and we made daily visits to the patisserie for pain au chocolats and croissants! We enjoyed the market on Thursday morning.

Our only big trip out was to the Gorges du Verdun on Wednesday which was spectacular. We stopped for coffee in Rougon and lunch in Moustierres. We were so pleased to see the famous Griffon vultures!

Four of us also made a trip to Mons which was delightful.

By the Friday night there was a full moon which only added to our sense of awe.

We had 2 close viewings of young sanglier(wild pig), firstly as we walked in to Bargemon and secondly as we heard some rummaging near our cars parked close to the gate at Hibou Heights. They were only a few feet away from the electric fence so it is worth stressing to all your guests the importance of keeping the gates closed.

We would love to return to Hibou Heights. Perhaps with a group of friends

We have returned home to leaden skies but have great memories and photos to sustain us for many months.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Hibou Heights is really THE place to stay if you like a quiet, well equipped house to stay. Because it lies at almost 500 m. the warmth in summer is not too overwhelming. And if so, there is always the airco. The pool is excellent with enough natural shadow. The views are breathtaking. In short: Hibou Heights is a little paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Total relaxation with beautiful views.

  • 4 of 5

We had SUCH a lovely time in your amazing house.

Jayne got lots of painting done. The kids adored the pool. And I got a major recharge. In fact it was so nice, apart from a couple of trips to the Lac we didn't bother exploring at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the views and the location. The house was renovated to be a real home from home where we could all relax and enjoy the warmth and sunshine of southern France. Eagle owls can be heard calling most evenings along the cliffs above the house. These hugh majestic birds have even been seen flying over head in the garden, hence the name Hibou (owl) Heights.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafe du Commerce, Bargemon at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Hyeres at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Mott (and Four Seasons, Fayence 20km) at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs, Draguinan at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at Le Muy at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Seven restaurants in Bargemon at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Greolieres, (Isola 2000 2 hours drive away) at 55 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Tropez, St Maxine at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

The medieval hillside village of Bargemon is a gastronomic centre with seven delightful restaurants: my personal favourites are La Campana, where the lamb is cooked on an open fire, La Pescalune, where Virgine cooks a fusion of international flavours and L'Arlequin which does a great value menu du jour. At The Cafe du Commerce one can sit in the open air and watch the world go by. There are a number of shops: a mini-supermarket, butcher, baker, wine shop, pharmacy, DIY/garden, garage. There are also museums and art galleries. The weekly market has good fruit/vegetables, bread and olives. There are many nearby vineyards which encourage tasting and offer a selection of different wines. The surrounding area is ideal for walking, cycling and horse-riding. There are golf courses locally. The spectacular Verdon Gorges are a short drive away and the seaside towns of St. Tropez and Cannes are an hour's drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £623

• 30% down payment is required when making the reservation.
The balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.
An additional 25% refundable breakage deposit to be paid before arrival.
•Prices include linen, towels, pool towels and final cleaning.
Additional help can be arranged at extra cost
There are charges for electricity in the colder months

30% deposit on booking . Final Payment 6 weeks before. All payments in Euros by bank transfer.

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From the Owner

The Balcony in front of the house gives a fantastic open feel... you become at one with the views. We eat all meals on it using one area for breakfast (sunny) and a different one for lunch (Shady) still leaving ample room for sunbathing or snoozing!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 168 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Twin basins
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms are ensuite and newly tiled and have power showers. Bathroom 1 has a walk-in shower and has twin basins.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bed 1: Queen-sized (160cm) bed and double sofa bed, en-suite travertine walk-in shower and twin basins, wc. 2 double doors open on to Spacious private balcony with stunning views. Two out door chairs make this ideal for a quiet secluded sundowner! Air-conditioning and central heating Bed 2: Queen-sized (160cm) bed and en-suite shower ,basin & wc. Air-conditioning and central heating, double doors opening onto courtyard Bed 3: Queen-sized (160cm) bed and en-suite shower ,basin & wc. Double doors opening onto courtyard, fan provided Bed 4: Queen-sized (160cm) bed and en-suite bathroom basin & wc. Double doors opening onto courtyard, fan provided All beds have memory foam mattresses, duck down pillows and duvets (synthetic available). Linen & towels (including pool towels) are supplied. Hair-dryers are supplied in all bedrooms. Travel cot available upon request.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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