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Flat in Country House With Big Pool And Private Forest

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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.


Owner
Sue Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016

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 Draguignan region

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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

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: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
june
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£767
for 7 nights
£767
 
 
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£937
for 7 nights
£937
 
 
september
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£767
for 7 nights
£767
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£937
for 7 nights
£937
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £170

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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
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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