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Provençal Villa With Private Pool

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Private villa and pool set in 3 acres of private grounds with views over the nearby hilltop village

This lovingly restored Mas benefits from beautiful grounds in stunning countryside, a private heated pool, comfortable air conditioned rooms, and is a perfect setting for a large family holiday. There is ample room for up to 12 people in six bedrooms with a large lounge, separate dining room and multiple terraces and gardens. Outside there are two barbecues, table tennis and outdoor games as well as the pool.


Owner
Nicholas Connell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Nicholas Connell

I spent several years painstakingly restoring this Provençal mas to its former glory, with a few essential mod cons like the heated pool, air conditioning and a kitchen fit for an amateur chef (that would be me). I restored this house to bring together my grown up family in a beautiful, peaceful surrounding where adults and children can have fun, relax and enjoy the surroundings. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Why Nicholas Connell chose Montmeyan

This area of Provence is stunning - on the one side we have traditional Provence with picturesque villages, olive trees, truffles, lavender and wonderful tastes in the bustling markets, on the other side, the stunning and spectacular views and excitement of the Verdun Gorges.

What makes this villa unique

Wander up to the village for your bread in the morning and don't forget to stop for a leisurely coffee at the local café. Stroll through the woods in the afternoon and return for a leisurely swim. Or for the more energetic, take a boat ride down the gorges, try a kayak or the white water rafting, go horse riding at the friendly stables nearby, or visit one of the many beautiful towns on market day, not forgetting to stop for a local meal and a glass of wine.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montmeyan in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 200 Euros cleaning fee is payable directly to the housekeeper on arrival. Please enjoy your holiday and respect our home.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main Bathroom - large shower, bath, wc and basin Shower room - large shower, wc and basin En suite shower room to bedroom 3 with large shower, wc and basin Downstairs wc
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size double bed Bedroom 2 - Twin bed Bedroom 3 - King-size double bed with en suite bathroom Bedroom 4 - Twin bed with French doors onto terrace Bedroom 5 - King-size double bed with French doors onto terrace Bedroom 6 - Twin bed att
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning throughout. Outside: Private, heated, salt water swimming pool 10m x 5m with terrace and sun loungers. High security pool cover that opens and closes at the turn of a key. Several terraces with different outdoor seating arrangements for barbecues, dining and relaxing. Large grounds including woodland, orchard, lavender field and gardens. Table tennis and other outdoor games. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher, additional fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly cleaning with towels and linen included in separate cleaning charge of 200 Euros. Additional cleaning may be arranged if required.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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5

As lovely in October as in May

  • 5 of 5

After previously staying at Villa Amboutin with friends, we decided to treat our families based in Sweden and in the UK, for a relaxing autumn holiday. On arrival the house ship shape - ready for us, our guests and for a carefree family holiday.

I had been wary of that the weather might not be the best in the latter part of October, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was warm and sunny and we spent much time outside, even used the heated pool, in the daytime. The biggest difference from my and my husband’s previous stays in the spring and summer, was how the temperature suddenly dropped in the evenings after sunset. But the house is very cosy and warm and provides several spaces for eating, playing games and relaxing in the evenings.

We used the boulangerie in Montmeyan every morning and went to the charming Sunday market in Régusse. We had a hilarious time in the beautiful Gore des Verdon where the younger members of the family hired canoes and pedalos while the seniors used an electric boat on the water.

Many thanks Villa Ambuotin for another wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb villa in an interesting and pleasant area.

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be just as described, in an elevated position with good views. The layout of the villa was better than expected, such that you could always find a quite spot in the house or garden to relax undisturbed, also good shade form the sun in the middle of the day. The swimming pool was excellent and larger than average and a bonus being heated. Nick made sure everything was in order along with the housekeeper who ensured the villa was very clean. The surrounding area was very interesting being close the Gorges du Verdon with swimming, boating all sorts of other water sports. We found the surrounding villages very pleasant and the market at Aups was big and diverse. Our favourite restaurant was the Auberge de la Tour in Aups, a very pleasant courtyard where you can eat out under the shade of the trees. All in all a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house in a beautiful position, very comfortable, and lots to do

  • 5 of 5

We stayed only a week in quite hot weather, so the pool and the air con was put to good use. The house is very well equipped, and beautifully decorated inside. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms well up to modern standards, the kitchen is well equipped and quite large. The terrace, where one spends most of the non-swimming time faces southwest over a shallow valley looking towards the Montmeyan ridge, so the view is lovely.And there are extensive gardens. One lacks nothing for chairs, cushions, and relaxers. The lower Verdun gorge is only 15 minutes away, and offers plenty of boating opportunities, and there is also an excellent café nearby. The supermarket is 10 minutes away, and another 10 takes you to very pretty small town of Aups. There are markets on most days somewhere closeby. On cooler days there are walks in the woods behind. The Villa is easily accessible from Nice or Marseilles in under 2 hours.

In short, Highly Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning property both inside & out!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property both inside & out. Perfect for a 3 generation family holiday. Kids adored the pool & grounds, teenager was happy with the wifi & Grandad & Nana were delighted with the spectacular views, peaceful surroundings & comfy beds . The aircon was a real bonus & made for comfortable sleep filled nights. Laundry room was great & we would have travelled much lighter if we'd realised! A real home from home in the sunshine. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect retreat in Provence

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a wonderful place to stay in such a stunning setting. The pictures do not do this lovely home justice. Each bedroom has it's own individual character and are comfortable and clean. The bathroom, en-suite and shower room are all decorated to a high standard. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining room and living room are large and comfy, again with much character in the decoration. All areas are clean and well maintained. The wifi was a bonus.

The true beauty of this place is the outside. The pool is a great size and warm (even in May!) and the table tennis area is great, but the gardens and the view from the various terraces looking across the peaceful valley to the local village are just stunning. The housekeeper was very helpful and easy to contact.

The local villages are great to visit - Lac St Croix in the Gorges du Verdon is a must - spectacular scenery.

The owners have made this a beautiful place to stay in Provence. I cannot recommend it highly enough and I will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful well equipped holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We are a family group of ten, and this house was perfect for us. It would comfortably take 12 people as it is well equipped so it was not necessary to run the dishwasher too frequently in order to have enough crockery, glasses etc. We were really lucky with the weather and had every meal outside in the dappled shade under the bamboo roof - wonderful. The terrace - right outside the kitchen door so very convenient - has a lovely view towards Montmeyan.

There is plenty of outside space, and a selection of equipment to use to make the most of it, including a table tennis table under the trees, and a set of boules. The pool was a lovely temperature - three of the teenagers swam in the dark and one of our party took some good photographs of the night sky as there is very little light pollution.

The bathrooms are clean and modern and the kitchen attractive. There is air-conditioning in all the rooms which was very welcome as the temperature was in the 30s most of the time. We had several keen walkers in our party who had no trouble finding good places to explore, and two trips to the lake - about an hour or so away - resulted in some good swimming and a lively catamaran sail.

The newish restaurant in Montmeyan provided us with a very good meal one night although they did have a little trouble serving our party of ten so we had a bit of a wait.

All in all a lovely place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Montmeyan
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Aix en Provence TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A51
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lac de Sainte Croix
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

1 hour 20 mins drive to Saint Tropez. Hyeres and the Mediterranean Coast.

Travel:

1 hour and 20 mins to Marseille and Toulon Airports. 2 hours to Nice airport. Car essential.

Distances:

Horse riding 400m,

Montmeyan village (bread shop, butchers, café, general store) 800m,

Regusse (Sunday market, restaurants, supermarket) 6km,

Quinson (Lake, Gorges, boat hire, restaurants, museum) 7km,

Lac de Ste Croix (White Water Rafting, boat hire, Lake with beaches, Rock climbing) 25km

Aups (Market town Wednesday & Saturdays, shops, restaurants) 15km

Sillans la cascade (Waterfall, restaurants) 16km

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montmeyan, 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
 
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Mid peak 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Peak 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.70 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

A cleaning fee of 200 Euros is payable directly to the housekeeper on arrival.
Stay tax is included in the rental rates and paid by the owner.



Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Arrive after 4pm and Depart prior to 10am.

Notes on prices:
Cleaning 200 Euros payable on arrival. Additional cleaning can be arranged as required. £500 breakage deposit refundable after departure.

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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