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Farmhouse With Private Pool And Stunning Views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 56 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 shower room - tranquil location, stunning views

This spacious farmhouse, affectionately named ‘Les Lauriers’ (the bay trees) is full of traditional Provençal character. The property is set on a substantial secluded plot of 4000 sq metre. It is situated on a hilltop, facing south. The grounds have a host of local vegetation, including olive trees, a fig tree and a pomegranate tree, as well as a few vines and pear trees. Rosemary and thyme grow around the property in abundance and there are 5 large bay trees providing shade over the terrace, which give the property its name. The upstairs is divided into two totally separate areas, accessed by separate stairways, and is therefore ideal for a group of friends or two families staying together. It has a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and a microwave to make your stay more comfortable. There is a TV offering satellite and English language channels, a DVD library and WIFI.


Owner
Alison Shelley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Danish
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

About Alison Shelley

We are four friends who own Les Lauriers together. 3 of us are Irish and one English. We are all self-employed, involved in teaching, training and consultancy. One couple lives in County Clare, Ireland and the other lives in London.

Alison Shelley purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Alison Shelley chose Lorgues

We all fell in love with Provence from holidaying in the area over a number of years. When we first came to Lorgues we immediately fell in love with the area and decided to fulfill a long-term dream and buy here. We were fortunate enough to find the perfect house, Les Lauriers, during our first holiday in Lorgues.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The views from the house and particularly the pool were what captured our imagination first. We wanted a place which offered some of the unique benefits of Provence - the light and the feeling of space. These stunning views would be difficult to match elsewhere and this, coupled with the layout of the house which has two separate staircases and suits two families so well, were what made Les Lauriers such a perfect property for us.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lorgues in Var

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Private bathroom with bedroom one, has walk-in shower and 2 basins. Separate toilet for bedroom one. Second bathroom, with walk-in shower and 2 basins, is shared by the other 3 bedrooms, with a separate toilet. A third toilet is downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedrooms 3 & 4 both with twin single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: There a large south-facing terrace in front of the house, with 2 sets of table and chairs and a built in barbecue area. The terrace is shaded by an old bay tree. The pool is 12m x 5m and is private. It is located to the side of the house, is totally secluded and it is exposed to the sun all day, with wonderful views to the south and natural shade from a tree at one end. The pool is serviced regularly throughout the season. Pool furniture includes 8 sun loungers, with drinks tables and chairs, as well as several parasols. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer are available in the utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (including pool towels), as well as linen for the beds are all included. These are all changed between each rental. The property is cleaned between each rental and there is an additional charge for any mid-rental cleaning or linen requested.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
5

Charming farmhouse with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is set in beautiful grounds on top of a hill with a terrace where you can soak up the superb views and relax with a glass of wine. If you can tear yourself away from the view, the inside of the farmhouse is comfortable and lovely and cool. The upstairs is split into different areas with two staircases - lots of nooks and crannies for the kids to explore. It is clean and has everything that you need for a family holiday.

The pool has plenty of sunbeds and a mixture of shade and sun making it a perfect place to while away the hours while the kids are in the pool. The view over the valley from the pool makes it feel almost as if it's an infinity pool.

It was our first time visiting this area of France and I absolutely loved it. Lorgues itself is a delightful French village with a fabulous market - well worth a visit. We found great activities for the kids in the surrounding area - when we managed to get them out of the pool! A fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great family or group holiday location

  • 5 of 5

This holiday cottage ticked all the boxes. The cottage is a very private property perched on a hill with a magnificent view and very typically French. The cottage is well maintained and equipped and yet exudes an ambiance of home from home.

There are lovely walks locally through the valley and yet you are close to Lorgues town which was great for market, shopping and any excuse to stop for a delicious glass of wine.

There was plenty to do and see locally and also in neighbouring villages. The pool on the property is difficult to leave. There is a great choice of restaurants to experience the French cuisine.

Can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A view to make your heart sing

  • 4 of 5

a lovely traditional farmhouse that was well positioned for a short drive into Lorgues. It is on the quieter side of town which suited us well. The pool is a great size and we spent many happy hours enjoying the water, the sun and the truly beautiful views. There are so many lovely villages to explore locally and we certainly made the most of Lorgues, particularly on market day. We enjoyed the caves and gardens at Villecroze and the panoramic vistas from the village in the sky, Tourtour.

The farmhouse offered us a great base, it was well equipped and clean.

We were a family of 6, the youngest being 5. it is worth noting that the bedrooms are split on 2 staircases and the steps are probably not ideal for a toddler.

The pool is separated from the house and we were advised to lock the doors when we were all at the pool- this was a shame but did not upset our holiday!

Overall, we all had a lovely holiday in a beautiful farmhouse with fabulous views.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful stay in Lorgues

  • 3 of 5

We had a very peaceful stay last August in Lorgues. The house is situated at 5 minutes east by car from Lorgues town center. It is a very charming house surrounded by nature (neighbour houses remain hidden). Inside, the house is split into 2 parts. Equipments are quite oldish but remain functional. No air conditionning. Barbecue much appreciated. The swimming pool is quite big and allows proper swimming. However there is no fence for children protection. Be sure to prepare your arrival as the indications are very limited and your car can be stuck in some dust narrow roads.

Alison has proven to be helpful in sorting the different needs we had and Olivia, the house keeper is very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Within 45 minutes drive of the popular St Tropez and St Maxime beach resorts.

Travel:

Just over an hour's drive from both Nice and Marseilles airports. 15 minutes drive from Les Arcs TGV station.

Distances:

Only 2.4 kilometres (1.25 miles) from Lorgues town centre.

Further Details:

The medieval town of Lorgues is full of traditional French character. There are a good selection of restaurants as well as local shops and supermarkets, banks, a post office, tourism office, clothes shops, boutiques and gift shops. There is a lively market in Lorgues every Tuesday morning, which is one of the largest in the area and draws people in from the neighbouring towns and villages. There is also an artisan market on Friday mornings during the summer, selling wonderful produce from the local area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Lorgues, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Rate 1
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
56 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
High Season
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate 2
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
28 night minimum stay
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable at the time of booking. Full payment to be received 6 weeks prior to arrival date. A refundable deposit of £500 is due with the full payment. This will be fully refunded based on the condition the property is left in. Any additional cleaning/repair charges will be deducted from this deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but this may be flexible in off-peak times.

Please Contact Owner for confirmation of rates after December 2017

Pets: Pets are allowed, at the discretion of the owner. Please check at the time of booking. An additional cleaning fee maybe required if extra time is needed for the end of stay clean. This will be charged at 20 euro p/h and will be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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