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Luxury cottage on 6 hectare domaine. Peaceful, rural. - Apartment 1



Updated: 09-Jul-2016
Villecroze, Var - Peaceful Location In The Countryside Situated in medieval village

Our home, Domaine des Chevaliers, is a small private country estate in the Var, 40 kms north of St Tropez in the wine lands. It is part of a beautiful medieval village that dates back to pre-Templar times.

It is the setting that gives this property its uniqueness. The views of the hills and forest give a sense of space, and the grounds and streams provide a clear link to nature. It is secluded without being isolated. The whole area offers spectacular scenery with vineyards, olive groves, and the world renowned Gorges du Verdon and Lac St Croix within a short distance. Airport, road and rail links are within a short distance.

We live in the main house. We have been successfully renting the guest cottage, which is 150 metres away, in the summer for more than six years.

This attractive, bright and airy second cottage of approximately 160 m2, with 116 m2 of terraces, is situated inside the electric gates to the property, providing privacy for both houses, security and easy car parking. It is currently arranged as two apartments.  Built in 2007/8 with a traditional roof and insulated throughout, it features high ceilings and visible beams with lots of light and space.

The 2 luxury apartments - with 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor and Owners Direct - one of 68m2, with one bedroom, and a second of 92m2 with 2 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Each unit has its own entrance and south facing terraces with furniture. The apartments have fitted kitchens, underfloor heating, air conditioning, stone floors, fast Wifi (10GB), satellite tv. The furnishings are modern and comfortable with beds, bathrooms and kitchens fitted to a high standard. White linen and towels are provided for beds and bathrooms, and pool towels. Basic household goods are supplied (includes loo rolls, soap, washing materials, condiments, olive oil, tea, coffee etc.)

The 11 metre heated salt pool is 150 metres from the guest cottage. It has gentle steps into the pool and an electric cover. It is open at all times. Easy access for the disabled. There are sunbeds and parasols. On the far side of the pool is a boule pitch.

The grounds (15 acres) provide lovely walks and are open to all guests. They are landscaped with many mature trees and shrubs. On two sides there are streams with a waterfall. The whole forms a very beautiful, tranquil and undisturbed setting, ideal for wildlife, and for gentle strolls and quiet contemplation.

We do like to talk to guests before they make a booking as we can then answer questions and discuss payment terms. We are happy to call you at a convenient time.

Normally we ask 50% on booking and the balance 6 weeks before. You can pay by cheque, bank transfer or via Pay Pal. We have a simple contract that protects both parties. We are happy to provide references if you require. We take a security deposit of £350 payable on arrival. It is refunded one week after departure.

Pets are especially welcome (except for large and untrained dogs!). We have a small friendly dog. We can also arrange dog sitting if you want to leave him/her, although all restaurants welcome dogs here. Dogs are welcome at the pool, preferably on a lead, but not in it!

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Details for holiday apartment Apartment 1 , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Apartment 1 (68 m2) on the ground floor comprises a fully equipped open plan kitchen and living room. This in turn leads to a large bedroom with double bed with en-suite bathroom. Both the bedroom and sitting room can access the 70m 2 south facing terrace via large windows fitted with electric roller blinds. The layout and generous proportions, and high ceilings, give this apartment a light and airy feel. Stone floors, independent underfloor heating and air conditioning with a kitchen equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumbler dryer, hob, central island with with bar and all necessary crockery and cooking utensils. It has a salon, TV, large bedroom with 1.6 m wide double bed. Large dressing room/bathroom with bath/shower. Own hot water tank. Covered terrace with dining table and 6 chairs, sofa & chairs, coffee table. Flat screen tv with own freeview English TV.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We spent 4 glorious months here from January 2012 and again in 2013. The weather was fantastic, the grounds were wonderful and the owner was very kind to us. We will go again". Anna and Pete Shaw.
Jun 2012
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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing in peaceful luxury.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful haven of peace and tranquility in a quiet and traditional Provençal village.

A spotlessly clean and well appointed apartment was waiting for us on arrival after a long drive. Real home from home stuff. We received a very warm welcome from the owner who gave us a great debriefing on all the local attractions and where the best restaurants were.

Our holiday plans went only as far as rest and relaxation in a safe and peaceful environment and we achieved this at Domaine des Chevaliers. The pool was amazing and the property itself was an excellent place for our dog who had a great time exploring and getting in touch with his inner wolf. All that space was a shock for a small apartment dog.

We can not recommend Domaine des Chevaliers highly enough and we will definitely be returning for some more glorious peace and quiet. Thanks Anne.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 who stayed there for 1 week. The apartment had everything we wanted, and we really enjoyed the pool, the nice view from the terasse, and also going for a walk in the small forrest surrounding the place. The place is ideal both for visiting Gorges du Verdun, but also for day trips to Nice and Cannes. Our host Anne was so helpful, nice and friendly - never have we had such a good host! We can only recommend the place, and would not hesitate going back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely 1 bedroom guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful hostess, fantastic grounds, relaxing terrace, and a comfortable 1 bedroom guesthouse. The shared swimming pool was a treat and we totally enjoyed our stay. The area is perfect for exploring all of Provence - you can go south to the coast or north to the lavender fields, lakes and gorges. We will happily stay again. M&J

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect holiday cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a brilliant week in the cottage (apartment 1). The cottage was superb - in a lovely setting, furnished and equipped to a high standard and with a lovely covered terrace - perfect for alfresco dining.We also enjoyed the pool which is set in stunning landscaped gardens. The location of the property is ideal for exploring the region of the Haut Var and is also easily accessible to the Cote d'Azur. The little town of Villecroze itself is really lovely, as are a number of villages in the vicinity. We would recommend a visit to Tourtour, Moustiers and the Gorge du Verdon (if you have a head for heights!). We would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday property and its lovely owner, Anne, who warmly welcomed us and our dogs. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well equipped & peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, peaceful & well equipped. Good location. Anne is a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Provence

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an opportunity to spend a week in Provence before celebrations with friends in Switzerland. I selected this cottage from the Internet. It exceeded my expectations. Apartment 1 was booked so we stayed in the adjoining house Apartment 2 which was bigger with two bedrooms. During the week of our stay we explored local villages, took trips to Nice, Aix-en-Provence, St Tropez and the most wonderful Georges du Verdun. There are nearby vineyards and fabulous markets to buy local produce, the best one we thought at Lorgues. Our stay was wonderful and to wake up each morning with a view over the peaceful surroundings was magic. We enjoyed long day trips in our car to return home to have drinks on the terrace and a wonderful dinner made from local produce. We absolutely loved the place, the convenience and the facilities. We would love to return with our family.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 96 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villecroze at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Maxim at 56 Kilometres Car: necessary


It is 1.25 hours drive to the beaches of St Tropez and surroundings. It is 30 minutes drive to the Gorges du Verdon where there are beaches, restaurants and many activities, from walking to canoeing etc.


Approx 1.15 minutes by car from Nice airport, 45 minutes from Toulon and 1.45 hours from Marseilles. TGV train stops at Les Arcs 25 minutes drive away, and at Aix-en-Provence, where cars can be hired. If renting a car please ask Anne for best experiences as at Nice airport the wait can be long in the season.


Rental rates

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29 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
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4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
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2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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Sept/Oct Rates
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

We normally ask for payment by bank transfer, cheque or paypal - 50% on booking and the balance 40 days before arrival. We have a simple contract which is operated under English law. The security deposit is due on arrival in cash and is refunded no later than one week after you leave. Our cancellation policy is 40 days before. Deposit is lost unless we can re-rent the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


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  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 68 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Constant hot water.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • A new 1.60 m wide bed looks onto the terrace with views over the hills. Large chest of drawers. Dressing area and bathroom off this.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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