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Beautiful Spacious Air Conditioned Villa, Private Heated Pool, Wonderful Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Villa near Lorgues, Var, Provence, France - Peaceful Rural Location, Private terraces, Set Amongst Olive Groves, near popular busy villages

Villa is totally private, fresh, clean, fully equipped and tastefully furnished.

Villa Ensoleillade is the perfect location for both nature lovers and sun worshippers. Located on a picturesque hilltop with stunning panoramic views over the local hamlet to the distant Maures.

Fully air-conditioned, spacious open-plan living area; 5 spacious bedrooms; south-facing terraces, play area, boules court, outdoor table tennis, olive groves, orchard.

Set in woodland. Ideal for jogging, walking or cycling. 5 mins drive from the medieval Provencal village of Flayosc with cafes, restaurants and outdoor markets.

25 miles to the coastal beaches of St. Maxime. Beaches of St. Tropez, Port Grimaud and Cannes easily reached. Visit local vineyards and traditional villages of Lorgues, Tourtour(village in the sky), Villecroze & Salernes.

About 25 miles to watersports in Lac St. Cassien & Gorge du Verdon (Europe's Grand Canyon).

Activities in the area include tennis, boating, kayaking, cycling, horse riding, walking in addition to visiting the many traditional vineyards and villages of provence. Trekking in the area also includes the wonderful Sentier de Saint Martel path into the French equivelant of the Grand Canyon, the Gorge de Verdon.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing stay at Villa L’ensoleillade. We stayed in the middle of May. The weather made it possible to swim everyday in the beautiful pool, that looked down into the valley. There was plenty of room for 10 adults to be staying there and not feel as though we were on top of each other. Thank you for a wonderful week. JM Australia 2014

Sunset by the pool was so great that we ate in every evening... - 2009.

The most stunning view of the wild countryside. I greatly enjoyed the wildlife and the wild flowers. A really fantastic family holiday in a beautiful location and great pool & villa. LK, Suffolk.

We had a wonderful week staying at your beautiful villa with magnificent views! The swimming pool was absolutely fabulous. KM, Winchester, Aug 2010.

We had a wonderful holiday at the villa. The location is amazing, with the evening-view over the valley and the nighttime silence being two of the things that will be forever in my memory. RL, Bucks. Sept. 2010

Beautiful villa, very comfortable for a family with children. Lovely view and possibilities to walk and hike. Very friendly reception. VM, Amsterdam, June 2011

We had a wonderful stay. The villa is extremely comfortable – it is light and bright, spacious and peaceful. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the views are spectacular. DDC Oct'13.
Jan 2009
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12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

A fantastic villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many villas in the Flayosc area over the years and this is up there with, if not the best. The photos do not do the villa justice, as the place is huge with a magnificent open plan lounge and kitchen. All living areas and bedrooms have air conditioning which is great on those hot August days. The pool and view from it are to die for. The villa is peaceful and secluded yet within a short bike ride away from both Flayosc and Lorgue. The booking process was very simple and efficient. On arrival we were greeted by Judith and Keith who made us feel very welcome. They had the fridge stocked with milk and chilled wine along with a huge bowl of fruit. We were reassured that they were only a phone call away should we have any problems or questions. All in all a first class villa with a first class service. We have already booked again for 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the villa and your stay. Thank you for being great guests and leaving everything in such good order. Judith and Keith thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and are looking forward to seeing you again next year.
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5

Beautiful peaceful location, wonderful property - just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Fabulously well equipped property in the most beautiful location, with wonderful views. Great pool. Love the pétanque court. So nice to have a wonderfully peaceful property within walking distance of a great little town.

I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.
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5

Fantastic villa for a group

  • 5 of 5

We were in a group of 12 who stayed for a week in August. The setting was amazing, fantastic panoramic views, worth going for the night sky. The villa, set in large grounds, was very spacious and well presented. Excellent swimming pool and plenty of seating areas to relax/eat outside. There's plenty to do nearby, and I'd also recommend the walk into Flayosc.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to see you agaiun soon!
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4

Fantastic villa with stunning views in the heart of provence

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in June with the family. The villa is 5 minutes drive from the beautiful village of Flayosc and 20 minutes from larger villages such as Lorgues.. The villa is set on its own with magnificent views of the hillside and enjoys great sunsets. The villa has been modernised and is in very good shape internally with comfortable beds and linen. The pool is also very large and one of the centrepieces for the whole villa. We would definitely come again,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic views - Seclusion whilst still being close to all amenities

  • 5 of 5

The views are without doubt the best in the area and the heated pool on a lovely terrace a real bonus! The feeling of seclusion is fantastic but the village is walkable in 25 minutes or 5 mins by car so you really do have the best of both worlds here! The village of Flayosc has everything you need on a daily basis including several very good reastaurants (Le Nid especially good food and sevice) and bars (Cafe du Midi deserves praise for its freindly welcoming staff), a Spa supermarket and excellent boulangerie, delicatessen and greengrocers. The villa itself is really well equipped with all the kitchen appliances being brand new and plenty of room for large groups to eat and socialise together. The photos are good but don't fully do the place justice! Contact with the owner was always easy and promptly responded to. Judith and Keith, who oversee the villa from France, were really welcoming and helpful on arrival in explaining everything and providing lovely local chilled rose wine to ensure you are relaxed from the moment you arrive (Thank you both for that). They were also easily contactable throughout the stay quickly resolving anything so it never became an issue. A perfect place for a large group or family to get together but still have privacy if they want it with the many bathrooms and outside terraces! We can't wait to return and are already looking at booking again which is something we do not usually do! Thanks for a wonderful stay at a great time of the year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful on every occasion

  • 5 of 5

It was our fifth stay at this property. In other words: all is perfect! Breakfast at the huge patio with the panorama view to Massif des Maures is the first highlight every morning. Its possible to enjoy the whole peaceful day also for a party of several couples. A mass of fondly arranged seating areas all over the whole big garden provides enough retreat. To night swim in the heated and illuminated pool and look up to the endless stars is discribeless! Rather pass time togehter? No problem with the boule space. Or make a poolparty. Or make music. Or barbecue. Or cooking party. Nothing its to miss in this marvellously house and you don`t disturb the neighbourhood because there is no immediate (respectively nothing would disturb you). The centre of the lovely village Flayosc is just a couple of minutes away and proffers all you need. Its a superb origin to start excursions. The Mediterranean, Saint Tropez, Nice, Monaco, haute alpes de provence and a lot of other destinations are nearby. We advise a visit to one oft the very provincial weekly markets around the nearby villages. Last but not least we praise the perfect and very dearly on site support. You have the opportunity at any time of the day with any question get helped istantly. Judith and Keith steady check if everything is fine and are ready to accept a call or email. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 88 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Flayosc at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 1169 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St. Endreol at 36 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs at 14 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 19 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Flayosc at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 179 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Frejus at 37 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Less than an hour from Grand Canyon du Verdon, the Verdon river has created a series of gorges, and flows south into the turquoise waters of the Lac de Ste-Croix. For the daring, there is rock climbing, whitewater rafting and hiking in the area. Electric boats and windsurfing boards can be hired here.

Not too far away in Avignon is the Palais des Papes (the magnificent Papal Palace).

Aix en Provence - with fascinating museums and historic buildings - great shops too!!

Monaco Grand Prix in May or casinos of Monte Carlo - take the train from Draguignan-Les Arcs station and visit for a day - the Riviera's most dazzling example of 19th century grandeur.

Lots of great vineyards to visit.

Cannes Film Festival in May.

The 12th century Cistercian abbey, Abbaye du Thoronet in Le Thoronet is about 20 minutes from the Villa.

Tourtour village - 40 minutes from the Villa with great restaurants - Le Table visited by Gordon Ramsey - wonderful food. Tourtour is perched 600m up and surrounded by a pine forest full of atmospheric medieval buildings and old stone streets.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest coastal point is at St.Maxime - 41Km. /~45 minutes by car. St.Tropez and Port Grimaud are about 50 minutes drive (depending on the time of year). There are lots of beautiful beaches along the Cote D'Azur with restaurants serving delicious fresh fish and other equally tasty food.

There is a huge expanse of beach just before you go into St. Tropez which is called Pampelonne (3 miles long). Also great beaches at St. Aygulf and St. Raphael.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Nice and just a little bit further in opposite direction is Marseille Airport. Approx travelling time is 1hr.20 minutes. Junction 36 is the exit off the main autoroute (motorway A8).The nearby (13km) village of Les Arcs has a railway station with frequent services to Cannes,Nice,Monaco,Toulon and Marseille.It also hosts a TGV stop with express services north to Paris. However, a hire car is recommended.

Distances:

The provincial town of Lorgues is 15 mns off. Closer is the vibrant village of Flayosc at about 5 minutes drive from the Villa.There is also a very pleasant 25 min walk into the village partly through forest and olive groves.

Nearest coast point - St. Maxime - approx 45 minutes. (40km) Nice (96km) Draguignan (6km) is the nearest town with a full range of supermarkets, shops including bicycle hire, museums and a theatre.

Further Details:

Lorgues is one of the largest provencal towns. Flayosc is one of the best stocked small Provencal villages in the region. Local shops include 3 bakers/boulangerie, a fishmongers, a butcher, delicatessen, 2 general stores and several excellent restaurants. There is a wine shop in the village, several gift shops, newspaper shop, bars, florists, chemists shop. There is a large shoe store also in the village also selling leather good (handbags, suitcases). In addition to the Provencal restaurants there is also a pizza delivery outlet and a Chinese restaurant.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£452
for 3 nights
From
£84
Fri,Sat
£1,054
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 7
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,597
for 5 nights
£2,235
 
 
Rate 6
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£416
for 3 nights
From
£84
Fri,Sat,Sun
£970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 1
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,009
for 5 nights
£1,413
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£486
for 3 nights
From
£84
Fri,Sat
£1,134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 3
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,381
for 5 nights
£1,934
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,009
for 5 nights
£1,413
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4a
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,635
for 6 nights
£3,074
 
 
Rate 4b
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,009
for 5 nights
£1,413
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4c
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£663
for 3 nights
From
£84
Fri,Sat
£1,274
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £590

Booking Notes:
rates quoted are for 6-10 adults sharing in July & August.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to book the Villa. The balance should be received 8 weeks prior to your arrival. A refundable security deposit is also required (to be paid with your final balance).
The deposit can be paid in pounds sterling or euros and the final balance should be in euros at the conversion rate at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but out of season (end Sept. - May) this can be flexible. Arrival time - after 4 pm and before 9 pm. Departure time: by 10.00 am. to allow preparation for incoming guests.

Notes on prices:
July-August prices include for a maximum of 10 persons.
June & Sept. include for a maximum of 6 persons.
Mar, Apr, May, Oct. onwards. includes for a maximum of 4 persons.
Supplement required for any additional persons.
Supplement of €50-€100 may be required to heat pool in April & October - depending on the temperature and weather.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 300 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Master bedroom bathroom, bath with separate shower, bidet, hand basin and WC. Bathrooms 2 and 3 are en-suite open plan. Bathrooms 4 amd 5 are en-suite. All have basin, bath or o/h shower and private WC. Separate guest cloakroom off main entrance hall.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Sleeps up to 13 All rooms are Air-conditioned with own bathg/shower room. 1: Master bedroom, king size bed, en-suite bathroom, French windows to private terrace with spectacular views. 2: Double bed and day bed; 3 & 4: Twin; 5: double. All have own en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house and garden are very private and not overlooked; situated in a very safe and friendly area. On the outside terrace there are two large tables, each seating 8 people, providing a wonderful area for having breakfast/lunch/dinner with spectacular views over the valley, the garden and newly built swimming pool which also has its own terrace. Normal pool furniture is provided together with parasols. The house is accessed by electric gates and private driveway with secure ample parking. The house has been recently redecorated. Outside: The private swimming pool is 12 x 5 metres is heated May-Sep.; Apr & Oct. are dependent on weather - supplement may be required.The pool is equipped with electric safety cover for maximum safety for those guests with children. Outside barbecue is available. The stunning expansive garden with ancient olive trees and orchard is a home for local wildlife. The house is situated on the edge of a Green Zone overlooking wooded valley, the ancient hamlet of Sauve-Clare and in the distance the coastal mountains of the Maures. The garden is maintained on organic lines with no fertilizers or pesticides. Stacks of privacy and yet not remote as it is only 5 minutes drive from the village. The garden of over 10 acres is laid out to an olive grove to the front of the house and ancient olive terraces and orchard down into the valley at the rear of the house. Bicycles are provided for exploring the area via the many paths and tracks leading from the house. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, extra diswwasher, ironing board, iron and cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included in the price together with pool towels. Bed linen is changed every week for stays of two weeks or more during the summer. Other: Second living room can be used at children's play room and has sofa bed which sleeps 2. This room opens on to terrace which has wonderful views over the valley and where you can sit out for your breakfast.

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