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Lovely traditional villa in a delightful rural setting



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 bedroom villa in beautiful rural setting yet very close to Provencal village

This delightful, traditional Provençal villa with lovely pool set in mature gardens offers a real 'away from it all' feeling yet is only 15 to 20 minutes on foot from an all year round lively Provençal village. Situated at the end of a rural lane and surrounded by countryside you could be many kilometres away from the nearest village but in fact you are just close by. Lovely pool, barbecue - even a traditional pizza oven, this property sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms.The garden is flat and laid out as different 'rooms'. The covered terrace with mosaic dining table is just outside the French windows leading to the dining room and has views to the hills and also across to the securely fenced swimming pool. There is a charcoal barbecue and also a traditional pizza oven with superb preparation space. The swimming pool is surrounded by mature planting - a delightful area for sunbathing as well as swimming. The pool leads to a large terraced area with both sitting and dining furniture - and a double bed for those who wish to take a comfortable siesta or even sleep under the stars. There is a large area set to grass - great for children to play. the whole property is securely fenced and there is private parking for up to 3 cars.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Judith Thompson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

2 Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


good holiday

  • 4 of 5

Nice villa we enjoyed it

Nice area to explore

Very well equipped

Good washing machine and showers

Judith(property manager) very helpful and easily available

Good location, rural but town centre easy to walk to in 15 mins

Garden fairly dog proof

Nice fig tree at the gate

The pool was well looked after by Judith's husband

On the downside the beds were a bit low and a bit creaky

The is a busy road nearby which is a bit noisy at "rush hour"

The pool had a leak and needed daily top ups

The pool area was somewhat overgrown and there were a lot of loose and uneven paving slabs which didn't reduce our enjoyment but might be an issue with children or elderly people

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely villa in a secluded location near a charming French village.

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Caroline.

Judith was very friendly and efficient and booking was very easy. The pre-arrival tips and directions were especially useful! She was also nearby - within the village if we needed help during the holiday. The location of the villa was excellent - pleasant views, peaceful, not overlooked and within a 15 minute walk of Flayosc. The village itself is typically French and the best we have stayed in, beautiful with a great atmosphere having plenty of shops, good restaurants and events for entertainment.

There is lots to do within the vicinity. Some of the activities we enjoyed were canoeing the Gorge du Verdon, taking a boat trip to St Tropez, exploring beautiful villages and the tree park on the edge of Flayosc itself.

Our initial reaction was that the villa was lovely and secluded but needed a little updating, however we soon got used to it's quirkiness to enjoy it's location, pool and spacious garden.

In summary we had a really lovely time and it was very hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for your review - we are delighted that you had a good holiday and that you enjoyed our beautiful village and this lovely villa. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 91 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Flayosc at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Toulon at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Motte at 23 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs- Draguignan at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Le Muy at 21 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Flayosc at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Gréolières les Neiges at 92 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Aygulf at 43 Kilometres Car: recommended


The Riviera is only a short drive away - St Maxime, St Raphael, Cannes, Antibes amongst many other Mediterranean towns and villages. Of course St Tropez is also easily accessible - but remember to take a water taxi from St Maxime in the summer months to avoid the traffic jams to this popular resort situated on a peninsula! Don't forget that there are also beaches at Lac St Croix which are much quieter and just as good if not quite as glamorous as the Côte d'Azur!


The villa is easily accessed by air (Nice 90 kms, Toulon 79kms and also Marseille), TGV train (Les Arcs-Draguignan - 15kms) and by road (Junction 36 at Le Muy, A8). Car hire is advisable if you wish to take advantage of all of the wonderful villages, the Gorges du Verdon and the coast. However, the village with a huge variety of shops and services is only 15 minutes by foot so visitors may be self sufficient without transport.


The lovely village of Tourtour is 13 kms drive. Les Arcs with its lovely medieval quarter is 15 kms. The fantastic Gorges du Verdon is less than one hour away. Avignon and its famous bridge is a 2 hour drive.

Further Details:

The village is well equipped with 2 small supermarkets, fresh fish shop, butcher, delicatessen,2 bakers, chemist, 3 doctors, a dentist, bank, post office, gift shops, 4 bars 2 of which serve food and (at last count) 8 restaurants! A famous truffle restaurant is to be found in a nearby village 15 minutes' drive away. The local town of Draguignan is only 8kms away and has large supermarkets and a variety of shops. Provençal markets are held in the local villages almost every day of the week: Monday Flayosc, Tuesday Lorgues, Wednesday Draguignan, Thursday Bargemom, Friday Le Luc en Provence, Saturday Aups and Draguignan amongst many others. Flayosc is ideally situated half way between the spectacular Gorges du Verdon and the sophisticated Mediterranean coast. From here you can easily visit Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, Marseille and the wonderful cities of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Orange are accessible too.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £632.18
Pet Fee £16.86

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Beautifully tiled and presented with super shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Beautifully furbished en-suite bathroom to Master Bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower, Outdoor shower next to swimming pool


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, The bed is a small double (120cms)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...


  • The village of Flayosc is ideally situated for a wide range of activities. It is situated half way between the Mediterranean and the Gorges du Verdon so if you want to combine cayaking in the Verdon gorges with sunbathing on the Riviera you can!

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