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Four Peaceful Houses In Bandol Wine Area, 15 minutes from seaside. - La Tour (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


La Tour (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)

La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular with honeymooners as it is private, set well away from the other houses and tranquil. Outside La Tour is a terrace with a table and chairs, which makes an excellent spot to eat breakfast in the morning sun. The ground floor living room has built in sofas where you can relax enjoying the warmth of a wood fire at the end of the day whilst reading a good book, or drinking local wine. The galley kitchen is well-equipped, with a gas hobs and an oven, a fridge and a dishwasher. The round dining table is perfect for two, but works for four. Up the curved staircase is the bedroom with a comfortable queen sized bed, plenty of cupboards. On the third floor is the bathroom with a shower and bath. There is Wifi throughout the property

About the property


La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends. You benefit from being together by the pool and for delicious meals at each others’ houses, while also having your own space. Each house has all the modcons, with a dishwasher in each, so meals looking over the surrounding landscape, are a pleasure. With heating and open fires, la Daby welcomes guests all year round. The seclusion and serenity is great for couples wanting a romantic getaway in La Tour, or a family needing a blue-sky Easter break. Bandol has the best wine in the region and is only 10 km away, offering beaches, night life, fun for kids, and delicious sea food. Hiking, riding, climbing, playing tennis - or golf at the beautiful le Frigate - all close by, and there is some of the best climbing in southern Europe.

Tabitha Burrill
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Tabitha Burrill

This is our family holiday home and we love it here. It belongs to four Burrills: Rebecca – a drama teacher who has two teenage children, Jemima – an artist – with two small daughters, Joshua – a radiologist, and Tabitha – a film production accountant who has one baby daughter. Santa – the Mum and the manager - is an architect and coach. We all work with a lovely local team who help look after our wonderful place.

Why Tabitha Burrill chose Toulon region

Nearly forty years ago, we decided to find a place abroad – in France because of the food, wine, language and proximity. We decided on the 'Midi' because of the weather; and the Bandol area as it is near the sea and an airport, has wonderful countryside, nice people and the best rose anywhere.

We found our exceptional 5 acres of land, and built a house for each of our children, with a pool in the middle. As an architect, I used the local way of designing buildings with tiled roofs, stucco walls and shuttered windows. All school holidays were spent there, and whether using the houses together, or separately, it works amazingly well, providing togetherness and space to breathe. Being able to breakfast apart, is something we never stop appreciating!

What makes this cottage unique

The summers were full of excitement with dances almost every night in one of the local villages, and endless different events including St Eloi, Provencal dancing in the village square, and artisanal markets in the evenings at Bandol. We spend our days sailing, windsurfing, digging sand castles on the sandy beach, rock climbing at Port d'Alon; or just jumping in and out of the pool all day. The joy of winter is being outside, with bright blue sky and lunch outside with a BBQ. Whether making bonfires, or watching fireworks at Sanary, there is always fun to be had in some form.

In the Spring wild flowers across the ancient terraces, dotted with olive trees, make it an ideal retreat at this time of year. The food is fabulous: wood fired pizza, fish, cheese, and the best apricots and figs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Robin McIntosh: “The Tower in the woods has really been like ours this week – we could hardly wait to get back to light a fire and have dinner every evening! However, we've managed to get out into the barely believable beauty of Provence – the coast, the blue of the sea and the contrasting limestone cliffs with pine trees leaning out. Les Calanaques, the sunset's colours lighting up the cliffs of Cassis, all unforgettable images and experience”. Sophie Smallhorn artist: "La Daby is the ideal family holiday solution. Whatever the season, kids can ramble around in the woods and run free but stay safe. Perfect for holidaying in big groups where everyone still has space to breathe, supper in a different house every night. Heaven!”. 2012 "What a perfect place to assemble all children and grandchildren for a week: 5 beautiful acres of mixed woodland and ancient olive terraces tumbling down to a delectable swimming pool surrounded by plentiful mattresses - a totally successful holiday."
Feb 2011
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Booking Notes:
Book by email. 25% of rent on signing of contract. The remainder and breakage deposit 6 weeks before arrival

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival after 4, leave by 10 during high season - July and August
Otherwise Saturday changeover preferred but there is some flexibility and weekends are possible.

Notes on prices:
All houses can be rented together or separately.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Beautiful, peaceful holiday in perfect surrounding

  • 5 of 5

We had such a brilliant time at La Daby. The most relaxing family holiday ever. With all the simple pleasures. Our children were happy playing in the beautiful surroundings for hours on end whilst we could relax with delicious local food and wine and sunshine. And then, when we wanted to explore, there is just so much in the local area. Thank you. We want to come back. But for 2 weeks this time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words. You will always be a welcome guest and remember La Daby is great all year round.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Le Beausset in Var

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Houses are let together or separately. All the houses work well for any combination of people. A couple in the tower with a baby in a cot (we provide cots) works well, and equally so for a couple in Les Lavendres who want to be closer to the pool. As meals are eaten on the terraces during the summer, using the sitting room as an extra bedroom works very well. The houses are clean and easy to use, and in the summer the pool becomes the focal point with poolside sunbathing - soaking up the rays, hammocks for relaxing in the shade, or table tennis to play. Meals on the terraces outside the houses are always a pleasure, with excellent local ingredients, and rosemary, thyme, oregano and juniper growing at your fingertips. Keep the shutters closed during the day, and the houses are a delightful respite from the heat in full summer. Have a siesta sprawled out on cool cotton sheets, or browse the excellent collection of books in the bookshelves. There is a net work of wifi throughout the land. Outside: This is the most idyllic piece of land. Five acres of thyme and rosemary covered terraces, with pines and olive trees acting as shade. The terraces are more than 1000 years old and were built for growing vines and cultivating olive trees. The private and secluded pool is 10m x 5m in size with a surrounding unobtrusive fence for maximum safety when children are staying. It has comfortable mattresses surrounding it, with a table and parasol. The nearby Cabanon provides a lavatory and outside shower shaded by a fig tree. The ping-pong table is on the terrace below the pool, shaded by an ancient olive tree. Numerous hammocks are dotted all around the Terrain, and all houses have an outside table and chairs for eating al fresco. Les Lavandes has a gas griddle which can work at any of the houses. This is a wild and wonderful wilderness with all manner of flowers, insects and fauna. Watch out for beautiful and rare orchids in spring and butterflies and dragonflies that crop up everywhere.

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