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Flat in Country House With Big Pool And Private Forest

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Var, Big pool 30 Min From The Beach

The property consists of a wing of a big old farmhouse dated 1792 surrounded by its own grounds with a private forest of 10 hectares for you to explore. A 6x12m pool with a large newly tiled sunning area completes the feeling of space and leisure. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms & 3 toilets. This property has been renovated 2 years ago. Tables are available in shady areas for out door eating. A gas fired barbeque is available for outside cooking.

Sue Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018

About Sue Jones

I'm a retired teacher of English as a foreign language.

I'm president of a local windband which was started in 1865, 150 years ago.

I know the area well as I have lived here for 40 years and my 5 children all went to school locally.

Sue Jones purchased this house in 1970

Why Sue Jones chose La Motte

We fell in love with this old house because it appears to be remote and in the middle of a wild area, but in fact it's just 10 minutes by car from a big country town. The view from the house is the forest of pine and oak trees at about 100 metres from the house.

The house was built in 1792 and I love it.

What makes this house unique

No neighbours overview the property and from the house no other houses are visable. Walking in a private forest of 10 hectares is a remarkable experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Motte in Var

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This 30m2 bedroom comprises a sitting and eating area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This room is 20m2 with sitting area and board games
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , with ensuite shower room and lavatory
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A large wing of this historic house is the accomodation for rent.This house is built in stone and is naturally cool in summer. A goundfloor sitting room of 30m2 and separate entrance has a bedroom of 12m2 with onsuite shower and toillet. 2 large first floor bedrooms sleep 3 people in each. 1 shower room with toilet is next to bedroom 1 and one ensuite toilet and washbasin is in bedroom 2. Comfortable fitted kitchen. Big sitting and eating area. Outside: Large outside area with gas BBQ for 8 includes plancha, grill, oven and hob and several shady places for outside eating. Shared pool 12x6m with large sitting area 4x14m and pool furniture.


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Flat in Country House With Big Pool And Private Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place to stay with easy access to locality

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a wonderful two weeks at Colle Basse near Draguignan in Provence. When we looked in Sue's visitors book, everybody who stayed there two years ago for a week said they'd be back again for longer, ourselves included...and this year it turns out that everyone has been back, this time for two weeks. And it's no surprise to find that either. Colle Basse is set in acres of pine forest in the stunningly beautiful hillsides of the Var but only a short drive from the busy town of Draguignan and the village of La Motte.

Sue's house was ideally suited to our large family group (eight of us!) and since our visit last year she has built a lovely patio where we enjoyed many balmy barbeque evenings, just a few metres from her spotlessly clean swimming pool. The children, in particular, enjoyed the exceptionally deep diving end and diving board.

This year we were a bit too early to enjoy the fig tree groaning under the weight of its fruit, but every evening just before sunset we were treated to the sight of a family of wild boar foraging just yards from us looking for other things to eat: sadly her grape vines are just too tempting for them!

There's so much to do in the local area whether it's going to a wonderful natural river swimming pool or the spectacular Gorge du Verdon (unbelievable views and not for the faint-hearted if you're at the top but great kayak and pedalo fun at the bottom).

We realised that we could return again and again and still be finding new things to do and places to see.

You can find all these things wherever you spend your holiday in this region, but what you won't find is a host as friendly, accommodating and helpful as Sue and we would love to return, see her again and see how all her projects to make Colle Basse an even better place to stay have developed

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Draguignan/La Motte
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
La Motte Golf de St Andéol
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Les Arcs Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A8 Le Muy Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Chez Pierrot
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
St Aygulf
Car: necessary


The beaches at St Aygulf are at 30 minutes drive, St Tropez takes an hour's drive by car, but an outing to St Tropez is made into a pleasure by driving to St Maxime and taking a ferry across the bay. There are beautiful waterholes in closeby rivers making for an unforgettable holiday. The big lake of St Croix has lovely beaches and also sailing boat hire.


Nice is the nearest airport at 45 minutes drive. By car take the A8 motorway exit junction 36, and then 10 minutes drive. The train station of Les Arcs Draguignan is at 15 minutes drive.

A car is essential. Cheap car hire can be arranges nearby.


The nearest big town, Draguignan is at 10 minutes drive. The beautiful town of Aix en Provence is at 1 hours drive. Cannes, famous for the film festival and the Croisette is at 45 minutes drive, and from Cannes you can take a boat to the Isles des Lerins to spend a pleasant day walking or biking. Nice at 1 hours drive has famous museums and an animated old town. Antibes at 45 minutes has the Picasso museum.

Further Details:

The coast and the beach are rightly a wonderful way to spend a holiday, but from this property access to other treasures of this area are possible. An Old quarry that used to mine mill stones up until the 18th century, lovely spots for river swimming, canoeing on the river Argens, local architecture, Provençal markets, the medieval town of Les Arcs, walking or white water rafting in the Haut Var (The Gorges du Verdon) and much more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Motte, Var

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.65

Booking Notes:
A 33% deposit on booking and the balance plus 500 Euro damage deposit must be paid on arrival. The deposit will be repaid within 2 weeks of the end of the stay minus charges for damage or excessive cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 14h00. Departure before 10h00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of all linen (except pool towels), electricity and water.
A 33% deposit on booking and the balance plus 500 Euro damage deposit must be paid 8 weeks before the holiday begins. The deposit will be repaid within 2 weeks of the end of the stay minus charges for damage or excessive cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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