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Independent vineyard apartment near Gorges du Verdun and Medieval Village in Var - Pretty farmhouse apartment



Updated: 12-Sep-2016
1bedroom, 1 living-room/bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen small garden. NO POOL

This small independent apartment is an ideal base for exploring provence. It is situated in part of a working barn (not in use in the summer months so private, quiet and calm) has it's own small garden and is located near to the main house, which is also let during the summer months. Property number 428424. There is one pretty bedroom, and one bedroom/living room, modernised bathroom and kitchen.There is no use of pool. It has air conditioning but remains very cool during the summer.

Details for holiday apartment Pretty farmhouse apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This lovely, cosy farmhouse apartment is on the ground floor of the house and looks out over vineyards and wooded hills. The pool is just a few steps from the front door over the stone terrace, where there is a large outside dining table in the shade of the medlar tree, there is also dining underneath the lilac trees in the garden to the side of the house. There are two bedrooms, one double bedroom at the front of the house with french doors onto the terrace and also a door through to the kitchen. The second bedroom is at the back with a patio and french windows, this bedroom has two single beds for adults or children and has a view across the lavender into the vineyards beyond. This bedroom is great for children and is ensuite with the airy bathroom which has a jacuzzi bath and walk in Italian shower. Access to the bathroom is through the back bedroom.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Tessa and David Nelson, we met when David was a captain on the boats and I was a chef on a sailing yacht. David is now a carpenter and I am an artist and a chef. We both grew up in England although David has lived here since he was 19 and I have lived abroad for most of my adult life.

We love it here and have a small boat we go out on, and when David's son Jack is with us we go canyoning, kayaking, canoeing and all sorts, there is so much to do here. I am currently teaching water colour classes and painting trips in provence.

If you would like to know more about the Water Colour Trips please visit my site: www.paint-provence.com. Or if you would like cooking or art lessons on your stay here let me know and we can organise something.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Accommodations - The accommodations provided by David and Tess were wonderfully quaint and comfortable. Some may have described the scene as rustic, but it is traditional Provence in every sense. It was clean and well maintained. Set among vineyards and wild flowers - I had no problem finding a peaceful spot to sit, relax and breathe the fresh air. I can't wait to return.

Sep 2015
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Like something out of a novel!

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to describe my excitement the moment I saw the front of the home, covered in flowering vines, with beautiful old shutters...then upon opening the door on a very hot August day to discover it was wonderfully cool inside due to the two feet thick walls! The kitchen had a lovely big table and old cupboards filled with pretty dishes and tablecloths...and then of course I opened the French doors in my bedroom which opened onto a small patio looking directly out to the vineyards and my heart nearly stopped. It was just perfect. A great shower, a wonderful tub, a very nice comfortable bed and pillow... If you have a chance to stay here, you must! And I can't forget to mention the lovely pool. All in all, a truly magical place with beautiful people as the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely property and perfect for a family. The rooms were spacious, well equipped and clean. The private pool was lovely, and there was plenty of space outside for eating and relaxing.

The owners were friendly and very welcoming, and kindly left some provisions in the fridge for us as we arrived later than expected.

The location was wonderful, quiet and peaceful, but near enough the local town for easy access to shops and restaurants.

Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful farmhouse in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

Clean and attractively furnished farmhouse with lovely views over surrounding vineyards. David and Tessa were friendly and unobtrusive and always on hand to offer advice and recommendations. Visits to the hill top village of Tourtours and the Lac de Ste-Croix were highlights and of course hiring a pedalo to explore the Gorges du Verdon. Would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful house amongst vineyards...

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at David and Tess's, and we're planning on coming back in 2016, which is a recommendation in itself! A perfect unspoilt rural location, great for families with children, an excellent base to explore Provence or the Riviera, or just to relax around the pool and go no further than the local marchés. Our only reluctance to recommend it would be because we want to keep it a secret! A wonderful place for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

As I sit here on the patio overlooking the vineyards, smelling the sweet scents of the vines and forest, it's hard to know where to begin. David and Tessa are wonderful hosts! Idyllic beautiful location providing privacy yet convenience. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle stayed here while attending Tess's Paint Provence water colour week. We had a great fun group from Canada and USA. It was a great pleasure having them here and we look forward to them returning with their family and friends.
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A wonderful bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with David and Tessa, we had vowed we would return and it was just a great as before, homely and comfortable. the views over the vinyards are beautiful and there is lots to explore in this part of the Var. We hope to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is an unique independent apartment full of country charm, friendly, our property is unspoiled the original provencal building, I think this is why we love it so much, it is authentic and endearing. The nearby views of endless hills and mountains are breathtaking. We live near to the beautiful river Argens which is delicious to swim in in the heat of the summer or go canoeing for the day on with a picnic. We are only 40 minutes drive from the spectacular Gorges du Verdun, and as I am an artist and painting outside is my favourite thing to do, fields of lavender, poppies and summer promise are my idea of pure bliss, not to mention the fabulous produce you can get in the markets. Fresh costs cheese and plump tomatoes with basil and local olives. Olive groves all around for that matter, delicious local olive oil. Fabulous vineyards and wine tastings. I fell in love with this area in 1985 when I first came to the South of France and here we are still.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Cote D'azur at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lorgues at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Hyeres at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Andreol, La Motte at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les arcs Draguignan at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lorgues at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Greolieres or Isola 2000 at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bay of St Tropez at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

We are located in the vineyards of provence, there is kayaking, canoeing, swimming, pedalos at the Gorges de Verdun, wonderful scenic walks, medieval knights templar villages, music festivals. Opera and classical music in Aix en Provence. English speaking cinema in Lorgues, Great cycling area, amazing views and great markets. The lac Saint Croix is a beautiful spot to visit as is Saint Moustiers and just beyond in May and June are the lavender fields of Provence and the bright yellow sunflower fields.

We have fabulous Grand Crus Vineyards near us to sample the local delicious wine. Just across the way there is a zip line adventure trip for the children. A pony club 5 minutes walk away for riding lessons and promenades.


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If you choose to stay a second week during the autumn, spring and winter season, there is a 20% discount for your second week.

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From the Owner

The property is so pretty, being surrounded by nature and calm is just wonderful. The village is not far and it is fun to cycle there. It is very private and we are not disturbed by anyone.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi
  • The bathroom is large and airy and has a big walk in tiled shower, with jet, the bath has shower and jet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are cool and comfortable for the hot summer months, the stone walls are thick and keep the house a pleasant temperature throughout the summer. The main bedroom doubles up as a living room, although is rarely used as such, most people tend to stay outside.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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