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Town House On Ramparts Of Village With Stunning Views To The South

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

House in Bargemon, Var, Cote DAzur, France - Three Minute Walk To Village Square, 4 Minutes To Terraced Garden And 5 Minutes To Swimming Pool

The property was built several hundred years ago and features stone arches, stone walls and wooden beams. It is on four floors including the Rez de Chausee but has fairly steep stairs to upper floors. There is a large terrace on the top floor giving spectacular views particularly south over the village of Clavier and towards the mountains and sea. It has an excess of character and some allowance must be made for the fact that it is a medieval building. From the Rez de Chausee which has a toilet, stairs lead to a ground floor bedroom more suitable for children and the principal two first floor bedrooms with bathroom. Stairs then lead to the second floor with kitchen, toilet/shower room, dining room and sitting room. The final stairs lead to a large day room with sink and grainer bedroom with French windows opening onto a large terrace. A five minute walk from the house takes you to the garden with a large summer kitchen, rest room and bathroom. The house is not suitable for persons who have difficulty with stairs.


Owner
Michael Bloomfield
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Michael Bloomfield

Retired couple whose main residence is in Speyside in Scotland and who have owned a medieval town house for over 30 years in Bargemon, Provence. With four children, we purchased the house in Bargemon over 35 years ago when based in Brussels and now spend some time there in the Spring and Autumn.

Michael Bloomfield purchased this house in 1970

Why Michael Bloomfield chose Draguignan region

We wanted a medieval hill-top village in Provence within an hour's drive of the sea but also close enough to the skiing slopes.

The village is easily accessed being an hour's drive from Nice airport. It is a perfect Provencal village with stunning views and a lovely village swimming pool open during the summer months. The village is thriving with weekly markets similar to the surrounding villages. There is a music festival each year with concerts in several of the surrounding towns and villages.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated on the ramparts of the village with stunning views south over Clavier down to the coast. On the top floor there is a large terrace. It is a two minute walk to the central square, cafes, restaurants, shop and boulangerie. The village swimming pool also has stunning views over the valley. The property has a lovely two terraced garden within a five minute walk with a summer kitchen and toilet facilities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

LM from Finland"We absolutely loved the house-kids especially.Village was very nice and people were very friendly. We think the house was actually better than we expected. All facilities were there as needed. I suggest at least one photo of the house from outside and a few more from inside since it was so beautiful" Claire from London "We had such a gorgeous week in Bargemon and the house was really lovely, it was extremely sad to leave! We found the house very comfortable, roomy and well equipped, and really it's hard to think of ways to improve it. The terrace with the incredible view was gorgeous. It was a very relaxing week and we would definitely recommend it to others."
Nov 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bargemon in Var

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet in rez de chaussee Bathroom on first floor with bath and shower Toilet and shower on second floor off kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom with twin beds - better reserved for children First floor large bedroom with double bed Smaller first floor bedroom with twin beds connecting to bathroom Top floor bedroom with double bed situated in the old attic or grainer
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The building is over several hundred years old and therefore enjoys the advantages and disadvantages of such a property and allowance must be made for this. For example the ground floor bedroom is lime rendered to allow the walls to breathe as plaster would flake off. From this bedroom there are stairs leading down to a cave used as a storage room but it has a small opening allowing air to circulate throughout the house. Outside: Within a 5 minute walk the walled garden can be accessed which is on two terraces. Entrance is into a cabanon with a large summer kitchen with fridge, small oven and hob and a large barbecue. It has a day room with bunk beds and a separate bathroom with toilet, bidet and shower. The village has a large swimming pool also within a 5 minute walk with lovely views over the valley. Utility Room: The rez de chaussee is a large area where items can be stored. Apart from the toilet it has a large double sink and benefits from a proper baby foot table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen can be changed if rental period exceeds one week. Hand towels can be provided but beach towels are not provided. Additional towels can be provided if requested

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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Place Philippe Chauvier
Nearest Ferry
750 Miles
Calais
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Les Arc
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Place Philippe Chauvier
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Greolieres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Sainte Maxime
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Saint Maxim is about an hour's drive south from which a ferry can be taken to St Tropez or it will take about an additional half hour to drive there

Travel:

Nice is about an hour's drive from the village; about 30 minutes to the motorway and about 30 minutes on the motorway.

Distances:

The largest town is Draguignan about 30 minutes drive away or Le Muy which is smaller close to the motorway. The Gorge du Verdon is a spectacular drive within 45 minutes. Lac St Cassion and other areas suitable for swimming or picnics are within easy reach. Historical hilltop villages are everywhere some of which participate in music festivals.

Further Details:

Shopping requirements can be fully met in the village which has a tabac, boulangerie, charcuterie and a small well stocked super market. There is also a bank and the next village, Callas, has an ATM machine. There are numerable restaurants in the village and also in the surrounding countryside and other villages. Within a 20 minute drive there are innumerable wineries where wine can be bought en vrac if required.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bargemon, 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
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
 
Rate 1
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is required at time of booking with the balance payable four weeks before arrival. A deposit of £200 is required to cover damages which will be returned after the property is vacated.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure days and time are flexible but has to be agreed with local agent.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for two couples or a family of four. Prices can be reduced for a single person or couple or if a longer period than one week is required. Prices will be higher for more than two couples.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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