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Independent Apartment With Heated Pool, Air-con And Views Over Olive Groves



Updated: 06-Oct-2016
Apartment in Flayosc, Nr. Draguignan, Provence, France - Peaceful Location close To Lovely Provencal Village

Situated half-way between St Tropez and the Gorges du Verdon this cosy, well-equipped apartment attached to a recently built villa on an enclosed olive grove offers peace and tranquillity whilst being only 15 minutes walk away from the centre of the lively, typically Provencal village of Flayosc. The apartment offers every modern convenience: oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, TV (BBC, ITV, French channels), DVD and hi-fi, washing/drying facilities. It is electrically heated, has a log burner for cosy Winter evenings and air-conditioning for the Summer. The private terrace and garden area looks over olive groves and is equipped with barbecue and garden furniture. The 10 x 5m tiled and heated pool is shared with the resident English owners. Flayosc is a superb base for a wonderful holiday: relax in the sunshine, walk or cycle in the beautiful countryside, visit the coast, the mountains or the colourful Provencal markets.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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18 Reviews

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Lovely setting. Small 1 bed apartment, very well equipped with air conditioning. Good parking. .

  • 4 of 5

Superb welcome pack, best we have seen, by far. Although we had a hired car (from the airport) we did not go far, using it only to go to Lorgues market and for our shopping at the supermarkets. We spent most of our time at the gite, walking into Flayosc each morning for a coffee and croissant, a bit of grocery shopping then returning to sit on our patio, reading or chatting. Each afternoon we would go down to the brilliant heated pool for a swim and then relax on the very comfy poolside beds there. The pool is large and pool area is a lovely setting with great views, and you (and of course the owners) are the only ones using it! Most evenings we would bbq our food on the gas bbq on our patio. The area is ideal for walking, nothing too strenuous! A very relaxing holiday, with all the help you could wish for from Judith and Keith.

We are from Scotland so really appreciated the air conditioning. Everything you need is provided, even pool towels. There is also a washing machine and extra freezer storage down in pool utility room.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Flayosc - c'est fantastique!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Les Oliviers, Flayosc, for two weeks and loved every second. If you can tear yourself away from the stunning views, it is perfectly located for exploring Provence and the Côte d'Azur. We even made an overnight trip to the Italian Riviera (Liguria). Our hosts, Judith and Keith, were extremely friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. They are there when you need them, but otherwise leave you to it. The apartment is a good size for two people, exceptionally clean and very cleverly laid out with all the amenities you could possibly need - including a selection of local produce (and wine!) in a welcome pack. We managed to cook three course meals from scratch, something that is not always possible in self-catering accommodation. There is also a 'plancha' and barbecue in a private area attached to the apartment. The pool area is beautifully pristine and the pool itself is a good size - much bigger than most European hotels at which we've stayed in recent years. The entire property is secure with remote control gates and there is ample parking for your car. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this property to all our friends and family. Thank you for a brilliant holiday, Judith and Keith!xxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your super review - really looking forward to seeing you back here. We hope that 'La Rentrée' goes well for you both.
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south east

fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property one of best we have stayed in ideally located for sightseeing either inland or on the coast property itself of high standard with everything u could need swimming pool and garden lovely and Judith and Keith have so much info to give on local area and best places to visit if you want it overall one of the best holidays we have had were able to thoroughly chill and relax

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this great review - we thoroughly enjoyed having you here and are looking forward to welcoming you back next year. All the best, Judith and Keith
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Danbury Essex

Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay here for 8 nights.

Hosts were brilliant nothing was too much trouble. Accommodation perfect for a couple wanting to relax, everything there that you needed to make your stay comfortable. Lovely pool, even though we didn't use it as weather was a bit up and down but location is perfect for you to visit all the gorgeous nearby villages and markets and the lake and gorges are definately worth a trip, our favourite place.

Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

Mandy & Steve

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this appreciative review. We try our best to make our guests comfortable but regrettably have not yet found a way to control the weather. So glad you enjoyed this beautiful area.
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Very comfortable. Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Judith and Keith for your warm welcome and friendliness throughout our stay. Your knowledge and advice was so useful and we visited most of the suggestions on your list. Tourtour was a gem, as was the market at Lorgues and the Verdon Gorge. Flayosc is a pretty, friendly village and we enjoyed walking down for bread & provisions each day. We also visited St Tropez and walked along the coast near St Raphael. Wonderful. We would highly recommend these. The local walks from the appt are delightful and quite easy. Coloured markings are easy to follow too.

The apartment is spotlessly clean and well equipped: it was so nice to have everything we could possibly want,( including a teapot!). We really appreciated the amazing 'welcome pack'. Though that is an understatement! From croissants, bread, real coffee and tea to wine, homemade limoncello and water, - such a generous and useful pack. Items like herbs, cling film etc, all included. English tv, music centre and excellent wifi if you want it too!

Your lovely brown Labradors, Chocolat & the accident prone pup Lucy were a delight!

We would recommend this to couples who would like a peaceful and relaxing break. It is a very good position to explore the coast, mountains, and tiny villages if you have a car.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this wonderful review - we thoroughly enjoyed having you here and hope to welcome you back to Les Oliviers one day.
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Exploring another part of France based in Flayosc

  • 4 of 5

We are home and thoroughly ‘holidayed’, after a lovely week in the Var based at your super Les Oliviers. Thank you so much for making our week so enjoyable with your welcome pack and additional treats. The excursion notes were very helpful and we’ve enjoyed doing the obvious ‘hot spots’ like St Tropez – what a bonus to arrive by water and on the colourful historic re-enactment day! Also the charming beautiful villages with their medieval quarters as at Les Arcs and Cotignac and the Village in the Sky at Tourtour. We enjoyed the contrasts of the Gorges du Verdon with the serenity of the Abbey at Le Thoronet and the bustle of the market place in Lorgues

Thank you too for the superb pool and the relaxing surrounds.We are still very much in love with Provence and look forward to our next trip down south.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this great review - we are delighted that you have returned home 'holidayed' which is how we hope all of our guests feel after a stay at Les Oliviers. We so understand how you could have fallen in love with Provence - just as we did over 25 years ago - and we love it even more now. Looking forward to a return visit perhaps?
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Less than an hour from Grand Canyon du Verdon, the Verdon river has created a series of gorges, the Verdon flows south into the turquoise waters of the Lac de Ste-Croix. For the daring - rock climbing, whitewater rafting and hiking. Electric boats and windsurfing boards can be hired here. Palais des Papes in Avignon the magnificent Papal Palace. Aix en Provence - with fascinating museums and historic buildings - great shops too! 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. Monaco Grand Prix in May. Abbaye du Thoronet, Le Thoronet - about 20 minutes from the Villa. 12th century Cistercian abbey. Tourtour village - 40 minutes from the Villa with great restaurants - La Table visited by Gordon Ramsey - wonderful food. Tourtour is perched 600m up and surrounded by a pine forest. Medieval buildings and old stone streets.


Les Oliviers is easily accessed by air (Nice 90 kms, Toulon 79 kms 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 Gorge du Verdon and the coast. However, the village with a huge variety of shops and services is only 15 minutes by foot from Les Oliviers 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 Gorge 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, book and gift shops, 4 bars which all serve food and (at last count) 8 restaurants! A famous truffle restaurant is to be found in a nearby village only 15 minutes' drive away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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 £89
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Weekly rates throughout the year include welcome pack, linen, towels and all water, electricity and electric heating/air con and heated pool (01/05 - 30/09). There will be no further charges. Long lets (3 or more weeks) during the winter are available by negotiation. Weekend lets are according to availability. A returnable damage/cleaning deposit of 100€ is payable with the balance 8 weeks before the holiday begins. Payment is accepted in Euros. We regret we are unable to accept animals.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible allowing guests to take advantage of low cost mid-week air fares. Arrival times should be after 16H00 and departure before 10H00.

Notes on prices:
Rental prices include all costs including air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter. The mosaic swimming pool is heated from 1st May until the end of September at no extra cost to our guests - to heat outside of this period there is a 50€ pw supplement. All linen, including pool towels is provided. A substantial welcome basket is provided (wine, English tea, French coffee, bread, eggs etc) ensuring that our guests can relax on arrival. Taxe de séjour is 0.75€ p.p. per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Floor Area

  • 30 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and wash handbasin. Separate wc. The additional bedroom takes the form of a suite with shower room and wash basin and separate wc with wash handbasin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 standard size double bed, 1 cot, bedside tables and lights. There is a large built in wardrobe with shelving and hanging space. All linen is provided including comfortable allergen free English pillows and duvets for cooler months.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is equipped for holidays all year round. Air-conditioning is provided for summer use and electric heating and log burning stove for winter stays. The property is suitable for couples only or a couple with a small child. However a second, completely independent bedroom with shower room and separate wc is available at a supplement should two couples wish to holiday together - please note this bedroom may not be rented separately from the apartment and is not suitable for children. Please see further photographs of the additional bedroom and en-suite shower room. Outside: The apartment's private terrace and garden area looks over vineyards and olive groves and is equipped with barbecue and garden furniture. The 10 x 5m heated pool is shared with the resident English owners. The apartment and its garden are set within a one acre olive grove with approximately 70 olive trees producing over 100 litres of premium olive oil per year - your welcome basket includes Les Oliviers olive oil and also organic eggs. Utility Room: The utility room is to be found under the villa and contains washing machine and tumble dryer as well as additional freezer space if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (including pool towels) and bedlinen are provided free of charge and are changed weekly. Guests are expected to leave the property as they find it - a cleaning service if required is provided at a £20 charge.

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