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Unique Restored 18th Century Olive Mill In Bargemon, With Heated Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Renovated Olive Mill in Bargemon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Secluded In Beautiful Surroundings, 10/12 Mins Walk To Village

Unique and beautiful converted 18th Century Olive Mill within 10/12 mins walk of the medieval village of Bargemon. Secluded 2 acre (9000 sq. m) garden/grounds with stream and waterfall. Large private heated swimming pool and table tennis. Fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, (2 ensuite), 2 separate toilets, spacious living area, unusual stone dining room. Log fire and heating for winter/spring. French T.V. Wi-Fi (really good), DVD & English films, Cot, High chair. The pool is heated using both a solar system and heat pump for boosting if necessary. The pool is hand tiled with very small green tiles and a decorative border.

****New for 2016**** The pool will be completely enclosed with wrought iron fencing. Photos to follow when completed.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Catherine,



We had a great time



The house and gardens are lovely and Bargemon is a great village for this type of holiday.



We were particularly charmed by the locals who were remarkably tolerant of our pathetic french and resisted the urge to break into fluent English



We really didn't feel the need to venture much further



We have been renting houses in France for 20 years. Yours was the best we have stayed at. It had absolutely everything and all the instructions were easy to follow. The new mosquito screens are a great addition, it makes such a difference at night.



The tennis was also a big success. The court below the village is in great condition. If you book in the morning, you are assured of an evening game.
Jul 2015
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8 Reviews

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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, private ,spacious and comfortable house. The photos to not do it justice. Vast , exciting garden. Amazing views. Fantastic large swimming Pool and sun lounging area. Shaded bbq area was very welcome.

Just a 10 min walk to wonderful medieval village/ small town with everything you need. The lady who helps with the house spoke fantastic English and was charming, allowing us our privacy but fully available for questions re the house. Almost don't want to write this so it doesn't get overbooked!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. We love it too! Catherine
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5

A beautiful house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time

The house and gardens are lovely and Bargemon is a perfect village for this type of holiday so we really didn't feel the need to venture much further (a choice of good restaurants, a butcher, two bakers and a small supermarket)

We have been renting houses in France for 20 years. This was the best we have stayed at. It had absolutely everything and all the instructions were easy to follow.

The tennis was also a big success. The court below the village is in great condition and is easy to book.

A relaxing time was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and that the tennis worked out. All the best Catherine
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5

Idyllic Old Mill

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful old mill is a wonderful house to stay in.

My family and I have been travelling and staying in France for the last 25 years and have never stayed somewhere which was as lovely as the Mill. It is quirky, exceptionally comfortable and a pure joy just to be there.

The pool is great. We have usually stayed in houses which have really cold pools but this one was just so warm that we spent most of the days just lounging around and dipping in and out.

The village is lovely and we didn't even need to go out looking for a large supermarket. The one in the village is really well stocked and also has a small delicatessen counter selling wonderful things to eat. The butcher also sells individual portions of lasagna and moussaka as well as roasted chickens. It was also a treat being able to walk into the village to buy bread and croissants in the morning.

Thank you Catherine for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house and we will be back. A tremendous holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger, I'm really glad you and your family had a great holiday. We love the mill too. Catherine
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5

Our Stay was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately we only had one week at this wonderful house. You can see the old olive mill workings and how beautifully it has been renovated into a really unique house.

It is quite, secluded but only around a 15 minute walk into the village of Bargemon - lovely coffees in the square and a meal at La Pesculana (recommended by Catherine) which was eaten outside - truly memorable!

The Mill was everything and more that we could have asked for. The pool was beautiful and warm.

Will come back as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful property in a stunning setting. Completely secluded, but only a short walk into what must be one of the loveliest villages in this part of France.

The Mill has loads of space inside and is very tastefully decorated, with an almost endless choice of places to sit outside and enjoy the tranquillity. The heated pool is a real bonus for the cooler days.

There are a few places in the garden where very young children would need supervision, but ours loved all the places to explore, as well as the trampoline and (obviously!) the pool.

Bargemon has several small but delightful restaurants, each with their own character, and a surprisingly well stocked supermarket, a good butcher and two bakeries. The walk into the village is quite steeply uphill, but at least it is downhill on the way back!

A perfect place to get away from it all, without being too far from civilisation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for the kind words. All the best Catherine
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful week at the Old Olive Mill. We were 2 families, all adults, 7 in total. We all loved the house, the garden, the pool & the proximity of the house to the town. The house was in one of the most peaceful locations we have stayed in, & the bedrooms & bathrooms were comfortable & well appointed. The views are second to none. The garden was great to explore & the new electric fence kept the wild boar at bay at night!! Two outings are a must. One is to Tourtour, only about 40 mins drive with amazing views & one of the prettiest villages in France. Also a day excursion to St Tropez leaving the car at St Maxine & taking the ferry across the bay. For anyone interested in boats & 'people watching' it is a must!! The old town has really good reasonable restaurants too. Only draw back of a late holiday in Bargemon is that most of the restaurants shut down for the winter. However the weather made up for that & we ate virtually all our meals in the garden. Thank you Catherine for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Isobel for your comments and I'm glad you and your party had a good time. Hope to have you stay again. Catherine
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Travel:

A car is essential.

Airport: Nice 45 miles (75 mins). Toulon 45 miles (75 mins). Marseille 90 mins.

By Car: Via Channel Port to Aix-en-Provence and A8 to Le Muy. Approx 730 miles from Calais.

Nearest Railway Station: Les Arcs, 15 miles. London to Paris/Paris to Les Arcs.

Distances:

The village of Bargemon a 10/12 minute walk from the Mill. Callas is approximately 4 km from the Mill. Draguignan a market town is 12 miles away. Gorge du Verdon is approximately an hours drive away. The coast (Frejus, St Raphael) is 40 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Bargemon is a charming and picturesque village which retains the original 12th Century gates and fortifications. It abounds in fountains, shaded squares and restaurants where you can sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. It has a small weekly market and boasts two boulangeries, a small supermarket, a butcher, newsagents, tabac, greengrocers, florists, bank, dentist, doctor's surgery and a pharmacy. There are many beautiful medieval hilltop villages nearby, each have their own charm, most have a weekly market. Tennis is available in Bargemon and boating at Lac St. Cassien. There are many good walks nearby and for the really energetic a Grande Randonee along the base of the Gorge du Verdon or, for those not so energetic a drive along the spectacular rim of the gorge. Cycles can be hired in Bargemon. Skiing is possible in the Southern Alps, 1hr 30 min away. The coast and beaches are within easy reach, as are St. Tropez, St. Raphael, Cannes and Antibes. There are Cote de Provence wines to sample at Figanieres and perfumes to sample in Grasse. A car is essential to explore this wonderfully unspoilt area of Provence and also enables you to sample Provencal cuisine in the many and varied restaurants.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
May/June
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £400 to cover any breakages and damage. This will be returned to you 2 weeks after your stay less any charges.



Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday.

Notes on prices:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £400 to cover any breakages and damage. This will be returned to you within 2 weeks after your stay less any charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bedroom has Ensuite - Bath, Shower, W.C. Bedroom 2 has Ensuite - Shower, basin Family Bathroom with Bath, Shower, W.C Bedroom 4 has Ensuite - Shower, W.C 2 Separate WC's.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom – King size bed Bedroom 2 - Double Bedroom 3 - Double (small double) Bedroom 4 - Twin

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Mill has recently changed ownership and the previous owners used the Mill as a second home. The fantastic quality of the furnishings reflect that. The pool heating has a brand new solar heating system which is designed to keep the pool at around 28 degrees but there is also a new heat pumps which can be used for an additional boost. There is a large gas barbecue. Outside: Garden furniture, pool loungers, parasols. Very large pool which can be heated. A paved area with a table tennis table and complimentary balls. Lots of fruit trees and great space for children with swings, large trampouline and play area. The property is bordered by an electric fence to keep wild boars out. There is an outdoor area under a tiled roof with a dining table and barbecue. On one side of the property is a stream which has a waterfall. It is quite a way from the house but young children will need to be watched. At the side of the house is the old Mill wheel which is fenced. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer. Iron & ironing board. Additional fridge/freezer. All cleaning products are complimentary. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linens are included, including pool towels. The property is cleaned weekly (6 hours complimentary) and linens and towels are changed weekly. Additional cleaning and baby sitting services can be arranged, and are payable locally. Other: The dining room is under a curved stone roof which originally was a storage area in the Mill. Unique, charming and atmospheric.

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