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200 year-old Provencal dream house with stunning views, near Bargemon

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Updated: 05-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 bedrooms; sleeps 10 plus further 6; large heated pool, new tennis court;

Le Lauron has been beautifully restored to create a wonderful family home. The house has 5 twin/double bedrooms plus a bunk bed room adjoining the master bedroom. In addition there is a separate annex with a bedroom, living room/kitchenette and bathroom which can sleep a further 4. The South facing house stands in 4 acres of meadows terraces and gardens enjoying superb views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. The garden is stocked with hundreds of rose, oleander lavender and rosemary bushes; cherries, figs, plums, apples and almonds all grow near the house. There is a stream running close to the house into the meadow below which also contains a newly re-surfaced tennis court. There's a boule pitch, trampoline, croquet set and table tennis table. The large 14-metre heated swimming pool is on the same level as, but separate from the house. As it is used as a family home it is not just another anonymous holiday villa but a comfortably furnished home full of paintings and antiques. One of the sitting rooms has a log fire and the house has central heating for cooler months.

For music lovers, there are plenty of summer concerts (usually chamber music or recitals) in nearby churches: Mass with Gregorian plainsong on Sunday mornings at the Abbey de Thoronet; Opera at Aix-en Provence, Orange and Nice; or jazz at Nice and the nearby villages of Seillans and Montferrat. However, past experience shows that despite the best laid plans to make excursions, most of our guests arrive only to find they prefer to stay put at Le Lauron.

There are plenty of poolside sun loungers, two further separate outside dining areas, and a large parasol also available. There is a boule and croquet set, and the house has some tennis and badminton racquets that could certainly be used in an emergency!

The property is cleaned two times a week. Bed linen and bathroom towels are included and changed once a week.

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About the Owner

Nicola Martin-Jenkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible house - we loved the views and the stuning garden. Thanks so much for letting us stay. The children had a great time in the pool, and we played a lot of tennis on the court. Nice to have tabel tennis, too, when it got too hot! We will definitely come again.
Jul 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible house - we loved the views and the stuning garden. Thanks so much for letting us stay. The children had a great time in the pool, and we played a lot of tennis on the court. Nice to have tabel tennis, too, when it got too hot! We will definitely come again.
Jul 2012
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(12 traveller reviews)


A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

There is only one word for this place - fantastic!! We spend a week in the house together with two other families. Initially we had planned to do daily excursions but ended up every day staying "at home" not wanting to leave the place. The house is impeccable furnished. The pool is perfectly tempered, the tennis court has a very high standard, the boule a delightful treat. What more to say - visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Friendly House

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday at La Lauron could not have been better. The house is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The pool, tennis court and ball area kept all the adults and children entertained for hours. We can not recommend La Lauron enough, we will definitely be visiting again this summer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise En Provence

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday with group of friends and their families last August. A stunning house with beautiful interior, grounds and gardens offering seclusion and space for everyone. Fabulous pool, tennis court and petanque court for the active, or those more sedentary moments plentiful sun loungers with amazing views of the Var. Dining alfresco was a highlight in the shade of vines. Set below the lovely town of Bargemon, offering an invigorating walk up for coffee and patisserie or dinner. I would recommend Le Lauron to families or friends of all ages - we would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic relaxation for all

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on numerous occasions with two to three other families. The property is spacious and has everything you need to make it a relaxing and enjoyable week. The house itself is well laid out, giving everyone space to make their own. It's charm comes from the fact that it is clearly a much loved and well looked after family home. The new kitchen with everything you need, makes eating in very straightforward. I only wish I had as much refrigeration space in the UK. The large supermarkets are easily reached and the local village of Bargemon has the essential bakery, small shops and several restaurants & bars.

The pool is large and well looked after, with plenty of places to sit in the sun and the shade. That with the tennis courts, trampoline, boules and very large garden meant that the children can easily keep themselves entertained and allow the adults to have some peace and quiet of their own. The safety fence around the pool is reassuring when the kids are young.

Over the last few visits we have made some trips out to the Lac (pedalos and giant inflatables), the Gorge du Verdon (kayaking) and a local water park. More importantly, every year, we visit many of the local vineyards to decide which wine we like best. The holiday would not be complete without a few large glasses of wine on the terrace late into the evening.

I would thoroughly recommend this for all ages, there is so much to do if you want it and equally a great place to sit and read your book if that's what you need. It is a really special place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shh! Keep this one a secret - a fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Lauron on several occasions and always had the most marvellous holidays. The house is spacious and cool in the heat of summer. The bedrooms are well positioned so that you aren't on top of everyone else. The two sitting rooms are comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped for cooking meals for large groups and it's so easy to access the shady terrace to eat. As a couple with young children, knowing the pool is securely fenced is a huge comfort. It's difficult to want to leave Le Lauron to explore, the setting is so peaceful and there are enough things to keep you occupied on-site - boules, tennis, swimming, playing the piano, sampling the delicious local rose - but if you do, there are lots of things to visit. The village has a wonderful, shaded square in which the cafes have set up tables & chairs. The village shop and bakeries/butcher mean easy, local shopping is available too. We have enjoyed wine tastings, the local goat farm and motorcar museum, as well as countless restaurants. Best of all though is a picnic up at Bargeme, a ruined church with views to die for. I would happily come back time after time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warmly recommended

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had a very good experience. Owner was very friendly and helpful. The house was all we had joped for and more - very atrractive and with a beautiful location and grounds. We would completely recommend this as a top place for a holiday - whether you are active (swimming, tennis, table tennis!, boule, wandering around the grounds) or just sitting in the sun under trees or around the ppool. Inside there's good-sized bedrooms and a brilliant kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bargemon at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Hyeres at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Four Seasons Fayence at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Le Muy at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bargemon at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Greolieres at 55 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Saint Tropez at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended

Bargemon, 500 metres above sea level, is one of the prettiest villages in the area; it is never crowded or as trippery as villages on or near the coast. Life revolves around the ‘Place’ where, if you sit with your coffee or Pastis, you will get a kaleidoscope of life in Provence. Bargemon has shops for all everyday needs; The nearest town is Draguignan where a bustling and attractive market is held.

Fishing and boating at Lac de St. Cassien (28km), riding, windsurfing and hang-gliding are all within easy reach, as is magnificent walking country. For the really energetic, a Grande Randonee along the base of the Gorge du Verdon (Europe's largest) or, for those not so energetic, a drive along its spectacular rim is highly recommended. St Tropez and the Mediterranean, as well as local golf courses including an excellent championship course at La Motte (15km) are all within 1 hour’s drive. In winter, skiing is possible in the Southern Alps, (Isola 2000: 2 hrs drive, or Greolieres:45 m)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking with the balance due 10 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £500 to cover damage, breakages and any telephone charges. This is payable with the balance and will be returned to you, less any charges.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 400 m²


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Annex bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, ensuite for bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, ensuite for Master bedroom
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite for Bedroom 3
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, downstairs loo
  • below pool - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite to bedrooms 1 & 2). 1 shower room/wc (en-suite to bedroom 3). Family bathroom (for bedrooms 4&5). 2 Separate WC (one on ground floor and one below the pool).


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Study off master bedroom with a Bunkbed
  • Bedroom 7 - 4 Single Bed, Annex behind house with bedroom, sitting room and bathroom
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom:very large bedroom suite with bathroom, dressing room and study/Bedroom 6 with a bunk bed Bedroom 2:twin (can be double)with en-suite bathroom, dressing area and large balcony/terrace. Bedroom 3:twin (can be double)with en-suite shower room and WC and separate hand basin. Bedroom 4:twin (can be double)with hand basin. Bedroom 5:twin with access to terrace and pool. Bedroom 6: off Master bedroom with a bunk bed. Bedroom 7: Studio annex with bedroom, sitting room (with kitchenette) and bathroom. Twin beds in bedroom and daybed with pullout single bed in sitting room. 2 cots available.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • The views are simply stunning. The house secluded but not too remote. The village is a 12 minute walk. The accommodation is particularly suitable for families. In addition to the 14m swimming pool which can be enclosed (to comply with AFNOR laws) there is an extra large shallow end, and 2 cots, a high chair, a play pen can be provided. There is a trampoline with a net on one of the terraces. For the adults there is boule, croquet and an impressive library of books. For the musical there is the piano and for the sporty the tennis court and trampoline. Leading off the kitchen is a superb vine and wisteria covered pergola which shelters a large granite table which seats 10 comfortably around which meals are usually eaten in fine weather and from which the wonderful scenery can be enjoyed. A beautiful old fig tree outside the house provides further shade and delicious figs in season. Herbs are also grown near the house close to the kitchen.

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