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Spacious villa with private pool hilltop village 1k with restaurants and shops

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Lovely villa with stunning views and walking distance to medieval Tourtour 10 minute walk up to Village, half an hour by car Gorge du Verdon, 1 hour to Sea (St Raphael)

Detached villa with central heating, standing in an acre of gardens on 4 terraces with panoramic views to the Maures Mountains. The pool is an ambient heated traditional pool with safety fencing. Spacious drive and parking. The approach to the villa is through secure gates from a quiet lane.. The property has four large double bedrooms, family bathroom, 2 shower rooms. Spacious lounge/dining room 35msq, (lovely and cool in hot weather) large kitchen/breakfast room of similar size both with doors on to a sunny and shady terrace.

One independent downstairs bedroom and shower room, with doors to terrace. A fifth bedroom contains cot and fold away bed, with door to a secluded and secure upstairs sun terrace. Short walk up to the medieval village of Tourtour for supermarket (open everyday,) boulangerie, newsagent, restaurants and art galleries etc. There are larger Supermarkets in nearby Aups and Salernes. Fresh vegetables and fruit can be purchased from the garden below. The Gorge du Verdon is a short drive away for canoeing, serious walking, rock climbing and scenic drives. The Cote d'Azur to the South has everything else with Nice, Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez is just over an hour away, along with many good golf courses.

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Karen Maggs
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Karen Maggs

We have owned the house for 14 years. Having previously holidayed for many years with our family all over France, on retirement the chance of "buying a project" was too good to miss. We have always lived in South Oxfordshire and love to escape to the peace and beauty of France.

We have improved the house over the years and spent many happy times working alongside our holiday.

Now we just enjoy a good rest.

Karen Maggs purchased this villa in 2002

Why Karen Maggs chose Haut-Var - Verdon

This villa is situated within a distance to do anything and see anything on the Cote d'Azur yet is in a peaceful area and feels like a home. We use the house for our extended family where children and adults of all ages are equally happy and shorter trips with friends.

Walking, visiting markets, eating, and swimming are our favourite activities all on the door step. Antibes is our favourite town. We love the Gorge for canoeing and pedaloing. Our neighbour has a small holding, we share our fruit with him and he shares his veg with us. We think it essential to be able to walk to a retaurant or bar.

We have a particular love of the french countryside and Provence. We enjoy the french language and culture.

What ever time of year we visit there is always so much beauty in the countryside here, and so much to do, if we want to.

What makes this villa unique

Benefits of the property are the peace and privacy, glorious panoramic views yet short walk to hotels and restaurants. During a holiday we can cover every activity from lazing by the pool, visiting the Cote d'Azur, the Gorge du Verdon, beach or walking, shopping or history.

Golf and canoeing - its all within reach.

Best of all is the barbeque, blue blue sky, warm pool and spacious airy house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for such a lovely house it worked really well for us, so well organised and equipped. I loved the terrace, sitting and watching everyone in the pool. So much to see and do in the area. Aug 2014

"The house is fantastic, the pool is fantastic, we had six days of dawn to dusk sunshine - what more could anyone want? We did not feel the need to travel very far but our favourite location was Villecroze park and caves.

"We had a lovely week here with another family, we spent the first week elsewhere but I wish we had been the whole two weeks here. The house was very welcoming you thought of everything we needed to have a relaxing holiday. As our friends said, next time we would like to stay for two weeks - so much to see and do. Aug 2014

"We had another fantastic holiday here, four years in a row. We have revisited our favourite markets at Cotignac, Aups and Salernes. Swimming under the waterfall at the Verdon Gorge and we tried a canoe and pedlo this year" Aug 2014

"Thank you for a wonderful holiday, what an amazing place. We would love to come back next year" Aug 2014

"A big thank you from all of us - the villa has been perfect for 5 days of relaxation and fun there could not have been a more suitable place for our holiday. Sept 2014
Jan 2010
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(3 traveller reviews)


A fabulous property for a family holiday in France

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the house we were over the moon, the photo's cannot do it justice. Fantastic views, a great pool area, a clean well laid out house which is within walking distance of a lovely village. What more could we want for a holiday in Provence, Oh yes, great weather and we got that too. The surrounding area is full of things to do and see for all the family. Highly recommended. We will return as soon as we can that's for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a great village

  • 5 of 5

We've booked for our third year running, it's a great place for a holiday. All the family love the layout of the house and pool, and the location in the village. Tourtour is a special place and it's great to be close enough to walk there, sit and watch the world go by.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you have had such good times at the villa, and thank you for writing a review. We hope this year's holiday is the best yet...
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a base for our annual motorcycle trip, and this was spot on. The girls stayed by the pool all day and we were in top roads within minutes each day. The villa itself is off the beaten track so nice and quiet with good views. All the rooms were well equiped and comfortable. We hardly used the lounge, as most of our time at the villa was spent eating outside or round the dining table. The local village within walking distance is ideal for an evening meal or drink. Overall we had a fantastic stay here and would thoroughly recommend the villa and will no doubt return for another stay

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
29 Oct 2016 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
28 Oct 2017 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for Prices from Mid-May - End September 2017
10% deposit is payable on booking confirmation.
Balance and separate damage deposit for £200 due 8 weeks before departure.
Payment in sterling or Euros for which there is a small charge.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 10 am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Low season will have an additional heating charge for full central heating.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tourtour in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room, basin and wc adjacent to bedroom 1 (ground floor). Shower room, basin and wc (ground floor, foot of stairs). Large Family bathroom with basin,bath/ shower over and wc (1st floor).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double Bed (Ground Floor). Bedroom 2 Double Bed 1st Floor. Bedroom 3 Twin beds. Bedroom 4 Twin beds. Bedroom 5 (cot and folding bed only).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Our villa is very spacious and ideal for two families or mixed generations. Outside: Four levels of gardens of 1 acre, playing areas, fruit trees, olives and flowers. Rectangular Swimming pool (heated by ambient heat pump). April to October whilst min temperature above 16 C pool runs at min 26 C. 9 x 4.5 metres. Security fenced. Shaded terrace, sunbathing terrace. 8 loungers. Table and chairs for 8. Permanent charcoal barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, drying area, storage cupboard, central heating boiler and cylinder. 2 high chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are supplied. Cleaning between bookings. Pool serviced once a week. Gardener. Other: Bedroom 5 which houses cot and folding bed has a fouton and door to large private terrace with table and 4 chairs, evening sunshine.

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