House in Salernes, Provence, France - Peaceful Location, One Minute Walk To Local Cafes And Restaurants, 5 Minutes Walk To Bathing Area
Quaint maison du village situated in the heart of Salernes town, close to the local shops and markets. The house has a kitchen and lounge area, as well as 2 large bedrooms & a shower room. Off the main bedroom there is a private roof terrace and the other bedroom has a traditional wood burning stove. There are bicycles to explore the local area or, for the more adventurous, the Tour De France routes. Within a minute you could be in one of many local Salernoise restaurants or cafes, wandering through the market or visiting local potteries for which Salernes is famous. Exploring beyond the town there are delights and trips to suit all tastes and interests; there are the ancient grottos of Villecroze, the Roman ruins at Riez or the freshwater lake at St Croix offering a wide range of water sports and leading to the wonders of 'Europe's Grand Canyon' at the Verdon Gorge. Ramblers and climbers of all abilities come from all around to enjoy the breathtaking views.
About the Owner
Hi, we are both English and fell in love with Salernes, when we bought our house in 2002. We both work long and hard hours in London and we were looking for a peaceful and tranquil place in which we could relax, home from home. We purposely did not fill the house with alarms, clocks, telephones or internet connections. We wanted somewhere we could cook, eat, play a game of cards and talk, maybe over a glass of wine or two. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Mr and Mrs Leadley from Surrey: "a charming house & full of character - so well positioned for the shops and restaurants."
Mr and Mrs Fordham from Buckinghamshire: "so much for us to do and loved visiting the local vineyards to taste some fabulous wines."
Mr Huw John: "Perfect place for the 4 of us to explore - fantastic roads for cycling."
Lillian and Adam Khan:"The house is really lovely, we had lots of space and everything that we needed. We really felt at home. The village was perfect, it's so nice to go somewhere with not too many tourists."
From the Owner
“We visited Salernes in 2002 and fell in love with the town for its authenticity - truly it is a Provencal market town. It is not there for tourism alone, but has a real soul. Although bustling, especially on a Sunday, it is still small enough to wander around. We were keen to live in the heart of the town and close to shops, cafes and restaurants. We both love exploring new restaurants and trying new food and wines, so being amongst good local restaurants was very important to us as well as being able to visit vineyards for tasting and buying local wines. This area is really best for reds and rose wine. However, we also like to get out and visit other places of interest as well as going for a walk or cycle. The scenery is simply stunning.”
Activity and Interests
There is a local bathing area in the town, which is a 5 minute walk away.
Lac St Croix is 25 km away and has a number of beaches ranging from the secluded to those beaches offering a wide range of facilities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing (leading up to the Verdun Gorge) and pedalos.
St Tropez and the Cote d'Azure is 60 km away with a range of beaches, harbours and restaurants to visit.
Salernes can be accessed by flying into Nice (100km), Marseille (110km) or Hyeres-Toulon (70km) Airports, all of which have car rental facilities. Otherwise the local TVG railway station is 25km at Les Arcs (Draguignan), again with car rental facilities.
Villecroze 5km. Tourtour ("Les plus Beaux Villages de France" Association) 10km.
Nearest major city Draguignan 23km. Gorges du Verdon 25km. Lac de Ste Croix 25km. St. Tropez 60km. Cannes 80km. Monaco 150km.
The town of Salernes has an outstanding produce market on both Sunday and Wednesday, but you could visit a bustling market in a local town almost every day. There is a lovely walk up to the ruins of the 13th Century Chateau and the town is famous for its ceramics, especially the little red 'tomettes'.
It is a typical picturesque French town with many shops, cafes and restaurants both in Salernes itself and in villages nearby. The village has everything you need including pharmacy, supermarkets, bakeries, newsagent, banks (with ATMs), post office and much more. There are many vineyards nearby, where you can experience wine tasting including the famous Chateau de Berne. There are many hiking tracks and cycling routes nearby.
Tourtour, a village of outstanding beauty, is 10km away. 3km to the North there is Chapelle St Barthelemy, a 16th century hermitage on a rock overlooking the Bresque River or there is the Cascade de Sillans, a dramatic waterfall that provides a very scenic walking experience. There are examples of grottos both in nearby Villecroze or in Cotignac.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
26 Sep 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
To book the house you will need to complete a Booking Form and send a 30% non-refundable deposit payable in GB pounds. This then secures your holiday. The balance of the rental money (payable in GB pounds) should be paid 4 weeks prior to your arrival. It is possible to pay by sterling by prior arrangement.
Changeover day is Saturday, but please do not hesitate to contact us if your requirements vary from this. Please ensure you vacant the property by 11 am and anybody arriving would be most welcome after 3pm. Utilities are included in the price.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in GB pounds. Note: When booking a longer period minimum 2 weeks, you can get a discount.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The property offers a perfect place from which you can make the most of the local town of Salerne. Having a small, private roof terrace to enjoy a barbecue or a drink in the evening is all part of the relaxing ambiance.”
- Away From It All
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- winery tours
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Leading off Bedroom 2 with good size shower, WC and basin.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, private roof terrace. Bedroom 2: Double bed, with lounge area.
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- 2 bicycles
- Notes on accommodation: Doggie friends are most welcome. Outside: An outside, private terrace on the top floor with a small table and chairs - ideal for a small barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, second fridge, barbecue, beach mats and games, tennis racquet's, 2 bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included and changed every week for longer stays. We ask for the house to be left in a clean condition, otherwise we will need to add a service charge of 30 GBP.