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Beautiful Provencal 18th Century Stone Bastide w/Pool, Air Con, Central Location



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
6 Elegant Bedrooms In The Tranquil Vineyards (sleeps 12)

Centrally located to explore nearby Aix-en-Provence, St. Tropez, Grimaud, Lorgues, Cannes, Nice, Hyeres, Frejus and many other Provencal and Côte d'Azur towns and villages! La Peyrardiere is not only a fabulous summer holiday location, it is also ideal for other holidays and bringing families and friends together. Some fabulous times to visit are Fall (grape and olive harvest, flea markets and cooler weather- still can swim until November) and Spring ( all sorts of interesting festivities from Easter, May Day, Transhumance and the local Gonfaron festival of the winged donkey- Fête de l'Âne à Gonfaron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBJ2re4oyLw). Take advantage of the lower rates during the off-season!

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Maures Mountains, in a preserved and peaceful environment, with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills, La Bastide la Peyrardiere is a well deserved luxury escape. The stone farmhouse was originally built in 1780. Having been recently renovated to the highest English/American standards, it still retains many of its original features. La Peyrardiere is full of charm with stone walls, high ceilings and chic antique furnishings. Full of space and light, this 18th century stone farmhouse provides holiday makers with a dream destination in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. American satellite TV and wifi.

La Peyrardiere is located on the outskirts of Gonfaron, a small French village with the usual amenities. It is an ideal and central location for touring all the beautiful villages of Provence. The property is only a short walk to the local tennis club and a fifteen minute walk to the village. Whether you wish to explore some of the finest hilltop villages in Provence or just relax by the pool, you will be warmly welcomed and will thoroughly enjoy your stay.

This sunny farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards on 3 sides, with magnificent views of mountains. The beautiful gardens invite you to lounge by the salt-water pool, relax in the pool house, play boules in the boules court or enjoy the view from the back covered terrace. A rare period pigeonnier (pigeon house) and wheat threshing floor add to the character of the gardens. The pool is fitted with an alarm system and secure pool cover, but young children must be supervised at all times when the pool is uncovered.


Large fully equipped chef's kitchen features a stunning custom 60cm brass and iron Godin gas range with wood-fire oven, eat-in kitchen seats 8, air-conditioner. Large salon/living room with exposed oak beams, fireplace, opening onto front and back terraces, with 47” flat screen television, satellite TV, DVD player, extensive DVD library and broadband Wi-fi. Dining room seats 8 with oak beams and opening onto front patio. Office opening onto the back terrace with French doors. Powder room, washer and dryer (unusual for this area!) Very large covered terrace with built-in gas grill, table that seats 8, 2 settees.

1st FLOOR:

Bedroom 1: Very large master bedroom (very large king bed) with cathedral ceilings with exposed oak beams, stone walls, and magnificent views to front and back, air conditioner, en-suite bathroom with claw foot bath and walk-in shower, dressing room. Bedroom 2: double bedroom (large queen bed) with private entrance to master family bathroom. Lovely views. Bedroom 3: (15m2) ensuite double bedroom with lovely views, air-conditioner. Bedroom 4: double bedroom (two twin beds) with lovely views, air conditioner. Shares large family bathroom with bath with Bedroom 3.

2nd FLOOR:

Bedroom 5: (30m2) very large double bedroom (very large king bed) featuring exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling and lovely views. Bedroom 6: large bedroom with double bed lovely views, air conditioner. Very large family bathroom with bath and vanity.

For the children: There are 2 portable cribs with nice mattresses, and also 2 toddler beds. There are 2 high chairs and 2 child-sized tables, each with 2 chairs. One is in the kitchen and one on the back terrace.

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  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We're an American family with young children. Our eight-year-old twin girls grew up from birth in this house. Our hobbies include exploring Provence, ruins, cycling, running and hunting for antiques and treasures at the brocantes and marches aux puces. We have lived in France for almost 12 years.

Speaks English

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful 18 century Provence Manor house

  • 5 of 5

Great set up. Perfect for families - ideal pool and stunning bedrooms. Weather great in mid May and we had a lovely week with 4 kids and two grandparents.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home for up to 12 people

  • 5 of 5

11 adults and a 7 year old had a wonderful 2 week holiday in this lovely huge farmhouse from the end of July to the start of August 2016. Jill the owner was always at the end of an email from start to finish and answered any queries we had. Sue is the lady that met us on the 1st day and showed us around the property telling us all the relevant and important information we needed to know. There is also Patricia and Eric that live in the house close by that are always on hand if anything is needed in an emergency. All the rooms are lovely and big including the kitchen which has everything you need. The bedrooms are super clean and 2 of them are very big indeed all with lovely views over vineyards and mountains in the distance. Our 7 year old shared the attic room with us and there was still enough room to have a party in there! We all sat down together on the terrace to eat breakfast and dinner and it was very nice having the built in BBQ at the end of the terrace to cook on while we all sat down together. The grounds were much bigger and prettier than the pictures portrayed and the lovely swimming pool is set in its own grounds surrounded by vineyards. As you can imagine with a 7 year old she was in there everyday and enjoyed every minute of it. There was more than enough space in the front of the house for 4 cars and 2 motorbikes and piece of mind that there are electric gates, not that there are many people or houses around because it is quite rural but still about 20 minutes walk in to Gonfaron. Gonfaron has a few restaurants 1 of which we had a lovely meal and was well looked after. Gonfaron is a typical French small town with a bank, boulangerie x 2, a few nice cafes and a weekly market. St tropez is 50 minutes away but there are some lovely villages near by. We would all love to go back there at some point soon and I would highly recommend it to everyone. All 12 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous week at this villa. The villa is in a great location as you can walk to the local village and also drive easily to the coast.

The kitchen is very well equipped and opens out on to a great deck with a table to seat everyone and another area with couches for relaxing. The gardens are lovely and the pool beautiful.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are great- all a good size and two enormous.

We have stayed in quite a few large houses in the south of France and we thought this was the best- we intend to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa close to local village

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in this lovely villa. We were a large family group ranging in age from 77 down to 5 and the house suited everyone, there is a beautiful pool area with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

The kitchen is well equipped and opens on to the outside deck which is a great size and very well organised with a large table to seat everyone. The bedrooms and bathrooms are great-all are a good size while two are vast!

The local village is within walking distance and we enjoyed a lovely walk each morning down to the local boulangerie in the fabulous sunshine.

We all had a fab time and I would thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house & gardens

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a lovely week here! My husband and I went with our 2 kids and also our parents. The house is beautiful and very welcoming. The gardens are stunning, you really couldn't imagine anything prettier! The swimming pool is to the side of house meaning you can relax and keep the kids at the house safely then all go to the pool together.

We took a car which is a must, especially for the kids in the strong sunshine. Gonfaron is a pretty little village and the house is a good base for travelling to places such as St Tropez and Nice!

Would highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning sunsets, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Property is terrific with so much space and wonderful interiors. We went on walks though the vineyards and drove to incredible places close by for day trips. Best thing about Provence is the sunsets and the wine! This house is great for families and decor is just great. Hosts are super helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Gonfaron while on vacation and dreamed of coming back to live full time! We found our dream stone farmhouse, La Peyrardiere, in 2004 and have enjoyed the central location. We are fortunate to be able to explore nearby Aix-en-Provence, St. Tropez, Grimaud, Lorgues, Cannes, Nice, Hyeres, Frejus and many other Provencal and Côte d'Azur towns and villages.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Le Palyvestre Airport, Hyeres (Toulon) at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar des Maures at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Resort de Maures at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gonfaron at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 / A57 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St. Tropez at 45 Kilometres Car: recommended

The farmhouse is easily accessible and is centered between 3 international airports: 75 min from Nice Cote D'azur IAirport, 90 mn from the Marseille-Provence Airport,and 40 min from Le Palyvestre Airport, Hyeres (Toulon) and 45 minutes from the T.G.V. Aix-en-Provence station.

I highly recommend L'abbaye du Thoronet, only 25 km away. It is a beautiful former Cistercian abbey built in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century, now restored as a museum.

For antique and bargain-hunters, there are a few great brocantes and marches aux puces nearby.

Les Gorges du Verdon (France's Grand Canyon) is a river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful.

St. Tropez, Cannes and Aix-en-Provence are a must; try to go on a market day! The medieval villages of St. Paul de Vence and Eze are beautiful.

Grasse, Hyeres, Antibes, Marseille, Nice, Monaco, are all great days out.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £837

Saturday change-over

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

La Peyrardiere is surrounded by vineyards on 3 sides giving it a private and peaceful feeling. There are beautiful mountain views all around. It is a tranquil escape with quintessential French atmosphere. The farmhouse is in a perfect location which allows us day trips to many of the special towns in Provence/Côte d'Azur/French Riviera.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Claw-foot bathtub, double sinks
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Double sinks
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), dressing table
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Ground floor powder room (toilet and handbasin)


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, American King Size Bed, air conditioner
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, American King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, American Queen Size Bed, air conditioner
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, American Queen Size Bed, air conditioner
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, American Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, two (2) TWIN BedS, air conditioner


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • HOUSEKEEPER: normal cleaning upon departure is included in the rental fee. Additional cleaning is available upon request.

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