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Provence Villa, pool & summer kitchen, Flayosc, between Lorgues & Draguignan

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 350m walk from village, secluded garden with many terraces

No more than a 5 minute walk from the 11thC hilltop village of Flaysoc providing all amenities and many restaurants; lies the former bergerie Le Mas Savoye set amidst an acre of beautiful and lovingly established garden, accommodating all the comfort and character of a family home with huge floodlit pool & stunning summer kitchen. 4 double bedrooms ALL with ensuite bathrooms. Sitting room with open fireplace, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, WiFi. Fully equipped oak fitted kitchen. Baby equipment. Several paved terraces, immense 100m² shaded terrace with gas barbecue. Ping Pong, Swing & Slide. Library, Videos, DVDs, Puzzles, Board Games, Toys. This gorgeous area of Provence is surrounded by heavenly hilltop villages with their traditional markets and vineyards. Beaches: 40mins/ St Tropez: 1hr/ Gorges du Verdon (see photos): 50mins

Annie Maret
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Annie Maret

We live in Chamonix in the heart of the French Alps where we have brought up our three children who are now flying the nest at lightening speed. We have been running a luxury transport business with airport transfers to resorts in winter and summer as well as excursions and music tours for musicians on their European tours since 1985. We spend many of our holidays in Flayosc with family and friends and when we can't be there we love to rent it to others so they can experience the wonderful setting and atmosphere where total relaxation is guaranteed.

Laurent is an amateur drummer, a jazz connaisseur and a passionate fisherman when time permits and when time doesn't permit he contents himself with close examinations of his vast collection of flies ! I love many sports and for now I regularly swim, run and walk our adorable wire haired teckel, Bretzel. I can't live without yoga and since becoming a vegetarian over 6 years ago and inspired by our two vegan daughters, I'm enjoying the huge benefits of a dairy free way of living. My life long love of cooking is soaring to new heights with the challenge and we are thriving on it !

Annie Maret purchased this villa in 2003

Why Annie Maret chose Draguignan region

We bought Le Mas Savoye because Laurent, my husband grew up in the back country of La Côte d'Azur and we have always wanted to put down some roots here. We love the proximity of the house to the village, the relaxation it gives us, the possibility to eat out without having to take the car or just be at home enjoying all our meals outside. Between the sea and Les Gorges du Verdon, the vineyards and the markets, there really is something for everyone, whether you are a toddler or a grandparent, a teenager or an overworked parent. You cannot fail to have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The house is our family home and feels like it. In that way it is an unusual rental.

What makes this villa unique

The suitability from babies to grandparents alike

The pool,

The summer kitchen,

The garden,

The location,

The well equipped kitchens,

Free baby equipment

The nature

The only downside is total relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘We highly recommend this address!’ PL, Paris

‘Beautiful garden and plenty of quiet spots to relax - lovely area, full of interest and charm. A very special family holiday place which we'll always remember’ JL, UK

‘The villa and gardens were glorious and for once surpassed expectations and made our holiday’ LH, Battersea, London
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Flayosc in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Mimosa - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Laurier - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Horsechestnut - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Fig - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Horsechestnut bedroom, walk-in Italian shower, WC and wash basin. En-suite to Laurier bedroom, walk-in Italian shower, WC and wash basin. Ensuite to Mimosa bedroom, bath, shower, WC, wash basin. En-suite walk-in shower to Fig bedroom, WC and wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Horsechestnut - 1 Double Bed
    Laurier - 2 Single Bed
    Mimosa - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This room can be made into four single beds
    Fig - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom has an independent entrance opposite the pool
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 in 4 Bedrooms with 4 Bathrooms Notes on bedrooms: Horsechestnut bedroom with double bed. Laurier bedroom with twin beds. Mimosa bedroom with double bed (can be separated), and 2 twin beds. Fig bedroom with double bed (independent entrance opposite pool).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is enclosed by high hedging and gates and is suitable for children. Toddlers need to take care as the garden is on different levels with several connecting steps. Inside there is a large selection of board games, puzzles, books, DVDs, videos, toys, colouring. The flexibility for outdoor eating, relaxation and activities allows for individuals or smaller groups within a reasonably large group to enjoy some quiet time as well as sociable group time. A very lived-in feel, with we hope, most needs anticipated for. The rental price includes bed linen, bath,hand & swimming towels, hot water and electricity, pool and garden maintenance, gas central heating in low and out of season periods, gas for cooking and for the barbecue, firewood and the final clean at the end of your stay. Baby equipment is available at no extra cost (cots, highchairs, stair gate, changing mat, hand mixer for baby food). Outside: Floodlit 12x5m pool with pull-up polycarbonate cover in the spring and autumn - shallow end 80cm, deep end 2m. Fully fitted summer kitchen by the pool. The main terrace holds a rectangular red cedar table which seats 10 adults comfortably on 6 matching benches. It is shaded by a centurian chestnut tree and an equally ancient lime tree. A gas barbecue is available for al fresco dining. The wonderful view from this terrace extends over the hills and the village of Flayosc. The west terrace is smaller and is an ideal location for breakfast as it is cooler first thing in the morning or for dinner in the spring and autumn. It is adorned with a medlar tree and a large ornate cactus. There is a large rotational parasol for extra shade. There are children’s swing chairs from the tallest tree, a hammock, a tree house, a swing, slide, sandpit, ping pong table, badminton. The fruit and herbs from the garden are yours to pick. Cherry harvest end of May. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron and plenty of shelving. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath, hand & swimming towels and bed linen are included in the price. The property is cleaned before and after your arrival and is included in the price. Other: Games room with toys, puzzles and board games for everyone.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Sun, swims, space, shade, sights...

  • 5 of 5

...and of course food and wine!

Le Mas Savoye is well located a few minutes (downhill) from the centre of Flayosc - not a touristy village but with good restaurants and plenty of shops. It's on the edge of delightful scenery and within comfortable reach of the sights of inland Var and the Cote d'Azur. You need a car, though there are buses to Draguignan and the TGV at Les Arcs.

There are houses around, but it isn't overlooked and feels really private (there's a bit of distant traffic noise at times).

The pool is a suntrap, but there's plenty of parasols, and the extensive terraced gardens are delightful with plenty of shade and lots of space - we only used 2 of the 5 separate tables!

The house is excellently equipped, with interesting furniture, and well looked-after; the new pool house is a brilliant idea, and encouraged us to spend rather more time by the pool than we might have done.

We were there as 4 couples, and it suited us well (though one room is a twin), and we're certainly considering a repeat in a couple of years' time; it would be brilliant for 2 families too (though not for toddlers or less mobile people).

And, apart from the obvious tourist sights, the new wine co-op at the bottom of the hill is well worth a visit, especially if you plan to bring wine back home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day. We do in fact have many toddlers and we provide baby and toddler equipment free of charge. There are many toys, books and puzzles for them too. The upside for toddlers too is that the shallow end of the pool is only 80cm in depth allowing them to grow with confidence. For our less mobile guests we have installed railings around all the garden steps. In the house there are hand rails up the main stairs as well as along the side of the bath.
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Bristol, UK

Fantastic setting in beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

The house and garden were perfect for our family, giving both quiet and fun areas for both adults and children. All the facilities were fantastic and the owner had clearly thought about all the little details. The pool house was so useful especially with a useable kitchen there. And only a short walk to the village with all the amenities you could want plus some good bars and restaurants. A wonderful holiday that we will definitely repeat!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you loved our home and that you got the most out of the new summer kitchen by the pool. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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A perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 with grandparents and teenagers. We had such a relaxing and also busy time - there was something to suit everyone's temperament: relaxing on a sun bed to read by the pool or up on the terrace under the shade of the big tree or jumping in the car and driving down to the beach or up to the Gorges du Verdon. And then every day someone would walk into the village (all of 5 minutes) to get the bread, a paper, a postcard, something from the friendly chemist. The Mums would sneak a quick coffee in the village before returning home!! A very good choice of places to eat to suit all budgets. Local walks were easy and interesting and the pool occupied the teenagers brilliantly - they took over the pool house with their music and card playing!

The house itself is charming. A very well equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. We would definitely come back and would recommend to friends of all ages. Thank you for a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a such a lovely holiday and all age groups were happy - never an easy task!
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Villa magnifique, piscine immense

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Flayosc. La villa est très bien équipé . Le jardin est très grand et très bien entretenu . La piscine est idéalement situé en retrait de la maison avec sa très jolie cuisine d'été. Le séjour aurait mérité un 5 étoiles si nous avions eu un lave vaisselle en état de marche ... en vacances nous n'aimons pas faire la vaisselle . Mais cela ne gâche en rien notre impression générale et nous recommandons vivement cette villa. Merci à Annie et Monique pour leur accueil et disponibilités. Murielle.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Contente d'apprendre que vous avez passé des bonnes vacances chez nous et que vous avez pu apprécié notre grande piscine ainsi que le jardin en ce début de saison. Désolée pour le lave-vaisselle qui est tombé en panne pendant ce weekend férié. - il est bien sûr réparé entretemps. Annie
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Late August
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half Term
22 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,010.63
Cleaning £84.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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