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Villa With Heated Pool, Secluded Garden Of 1 Acre, 5 Minute Walk From Village



Updated: 20-Aug-2016
Villa in Villecroze, Nr. Salernes, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Peaceful & Close To Village, 45 Mins From The Coast, 30 Mins From Lac St Croix & Gorge De Verdon

Lou Nouguié is situated only a 5 minute walk from the picturesque village of Villecroze with its medieval arcaded streets, village square, shops and restaurants. Despite its proximity to the village, it is in a beautiful and peaceful position opposite the tiny Chapelle Sainte Anne, where there is a mass just once a year. There is a small park area around the Chapelle. The house, which is the owners’ second home was built in 1999. It faces south to the rear and has covered terraces and a large heated pool (12 x 6 metre, May - October) with electric security cover. The garden is about one acre and is fully enclosed offering a high level of privacy and has electronically operated gates. The accommodation is light and airy, arranged on two floors, which are tiled throughout. There are mosquito screens on all the main windows as well as wooden shutters or security bars. There are a number of cafes/restaurants in Villecroze as well as a grocer and baker, which can be reached on foot from the house in a few minutes. Children over 8 years only please. Broadband Wi-Fi. Position: The position of the house means that you can relax in a quiet location yet take lunch or dinner in the village just 5 minutes’ walk away, or sit in the square and watch pétanque, without having to worry about driving. If you need to keep in touch, the grocery store supplies British newspapers - and you can pick up the bread from the boulangerie and be back for breakfast in less than 15 minutes. Salernes is the nearest town about 5 minutes’ drive away, but within 15 minutes’ drive are Tourtour, Aups, Flayosc and Lorgues. All around Villecroze is lovely countryside suitable for walking - either a quiet stroll or a serious expedition. Vineyards: Then there are the vineyards. The 2 big ones are St Jean de Villecroze and Chateau Thuerry, the latter's new cave looking like a James Bond set as you approach it up the valley. The Valcolombe vineyard is definitely worth a visit too, smaller but very nice distinct wines and there is also Majouliere, a more recent addition and Rabelles. Arts & Sport: The renowned Villecroze Music Academy offers free concerts from April to October. Poterie du Soleil sells lovely pottery and paintings by local artists. Tucked away in the old village is a jewellery workshop where you can see the jewellery made as well as purchase it. You can book courts at the Villecroze Tennis club which is just behind the square near the park.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are now retired and enjoy spending our time in this beautiful area of France. The climate and light here, along with the friendly locals, make Villecroze and the surrounding area a very pleasant place to be.

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Speaks English, French, German

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


An immaculate property in a picturesque village

  • 5 of 5

We were reluctant to leave this beautiful villa set in spacious private grounds. It is exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. It was great to be met by the owners and the welcome pack was perfect to keep us going until the following day. There are many places to visit either by car or by foot. We enjoyed a walk up to Tour-Tour and pleased we had taken sensible shoes. We visited the local bakery every day which provides a great range from rustic bread to fine patisseries. Most of all we enjoyed relaxing by the pool and there is a library full of books to entertain and educate. It is a real home from home experience with everything you could possibly need. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to hearing from you again when you next decide to visit.
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Relaxing holiday in a well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks staying in this fabulously clean and well maintained and equipped villa with our teenagers. The wifi connection is excellent. The owners were helpful but discreet. The beds were comfortable and we immediately began our holiday feeling very relaxed.

We ate in most evenings and the kitchen has everything you need to be able to do this.

Villlecroze is a quiet village to have as your base to explore the area. With a local bakery. There are wonderful local markets, restaurants and other local places to visit. The Lake and Gorge are definite places to visit. We arrived early at the Lake to hire a pedalo otherwise it gets very busy. The Gorge drive is stunning.

I can thoroughly recommend a stay at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and also that the time and work put into preparing the villa was appreciated. We aim to present the property in a condition we would like to find on arrival when renting a place. Yes, Villecroze is a good base for exploring the surrounding area and then to come back to to relax at the end of the day. Other holiday makers arrive and stay put for most of their though, so the villa works well in both scenarios. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
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A beautiful villa in an ideal village location

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this home was perfect, from the personal reception on arrival, the welcome pack, to the location and quality of furnishing and household equipment. The village is small with restaurants , bakery and bar and is close to other interesting villages,vinyards and less than 1 hour to the highlights and beaches of Cannes, St Tropez etc. Would suit virtually any type of holidaymaker

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and delighted that you booked 2 weeks next year immediately you had returned to the UK. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017.
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An exceptional property

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional property set in beautiful grounds just a gentle stroll from an interesting village that's not touristy and with some great places to eat.The house is exactly as described with great attention to detail and with high quality furniture and fittings.We were delighted with the generous welcome pack, thoughtfully left ready for us to enjoy our breakfast, and more. The pool is excellent and very good for a proper swim.We loved the covered outside seating areas for the shade and for when the weather decided to turn wet. The Upper Var is unspoilt compared to other areas of Provence yet offers beautiful and interesting places to visit.

A five star holiday in all respects.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Villecroze. We believe in describing things as they are and as regards the welcome pack of groceries we know what it is like to arrive tired after travelling! We hope to be able to welcome you back some time.
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Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Each year I book a week away in a villa with a group of old friends. We have been doing this for many years and have stayed in some lovely places. Lou Nouguie really was perfect though and enabled us to have a fabulous holiday. The location of the villa on the outskirts of Ville-Crozes meant that we could enjoy fresh croissants and bread each day from the bakery and there are nice places to eat in the village if you do want to venture out in the evening.

The villa is so spacious and perfectly arranged that it is very hard to tear yourself away. Our lazy days by the beautiful pool segued effortlessly into fun evenings on the terrace, drinking delicious local wine and eating meals we rustled up in the well equipped kitchen. The booking and housekeeping service on arrival was very helpful and the whole experience was a pleasure. We all agreed we will be recommending the villa and the area to our families and friends. A really memorable and truly relaxing holiday.n

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most perfect holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

I think we have found the most perfect holiday home at Lou Nouguié!

Built in traditional style, the house is beautiful, light and airy and is immaculately kept but very welcoming. It’s so well-equipped I could live here permanently – I discovered kitchen items I can no longer manage without! We loved having the Nespresso machine – the pleasure of good early-morning coffee on the terrace shouldn’t be underestimated.

Perfect for families with children, the pool can be easily viewed from the sitting room and kitchen and the grounds are very safe with electric gates and fenced all around the property. There are several areas to gather for drinks and dinner, one shaded by a canopy of vines.

There are plenty of pretty towns and villages to explore and lots to do at the stunning Gorge du Verdon but we had several days without moving the car…. and a few days barely leaving the house (with the exception of the daily trip to the bakery obviously!). Everyone wanted to stay at home and enjoy the house, pool, garden and the incredibly pleasing and well-stocked bookcase!

The owners were very helpful prior to our arrival and left a starter pack of groceries which was very welcome. The Sunday changeover worked brilliantly - I welcomed the extra day to prepare and the airports and car hire were much quieter.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to even my most picky friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The first attraction for buying here was that the climate is much better than in the UK. Even in winter it tends to be bright after a sometimes frosty start to the day. We prefer to be in a rural area and enjoy being part of the village community here. However Villecroze is in easy reach of larger towns for when the need or urge arises.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Coast about 45 minutes drive e.g. St Maxime


Nearest airports are either Nice or Toulon, both about 1 1/4 hours drive. Marseilles is a little farther at about 1.5 hrs.

From Les Arc, about 30 minutes away you can catch the train to Paris or from Aix, about 1.5 hrs away you can catch the TGV to Paris and Lille and from there to London.

Further Details:

In Villecroze there are a number of restaurants and two bars, a post office, grocery store, bakery and some small gift shops, all within easy walking distance of the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
26 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring/Early Summer
30 Apr 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £600

Booking Notes:
30% deposit
Balance 8 weeks before start date.

Changeover Day:
Sunday arrive 16:00; Depart 10:00

Notes on prices:
Outside the above dates please apply to owners for pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

The size of the house and its light and airy interior make it attractive to guests who come to explore this area. Its proximity to the coast and the Lac St Croix and Gorge du Verdon always prove a winner with guests. However the two things which nearly everybody comments on are the fact that it is so easy to walk into the village, either for supplies or a meal, and secondly that the house, pool and gardens are so nice and secluded that a lot of the time they prefer to stay put rather than venture further afield!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor:- 1 WC in entrance hall with basin. En-suite with shower,WC and basin. 2nd shower room, WC & basin next to other bedroom. 1st floor:- En-suite to double room with bath/shower over, bidet, basin. En-suite to twin with shower, WC & basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: Two singles: One with en-suite shower, basin & WC the other with shower, basin & WC next door. 1st Floor: Double (150cm) with en-suite bathroom with shower over, bidet, wash basin & WC. Twin with en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is modern, well equipped and maintained to a high standard. The overall impression is of a light and airy feel with furnishings chosen to provide comfort. A real home from home. Outside: The one acre fully enclosed garden with electric gates provides a high level of privacy. The mature garden has a large number of shrubs and trees, an olive grove and lawns. The private heated pool is 12m x 6m. It is fitted with a Jetstream and electric security cover. There is a shaded dining terrace outside the kitchen and a further shaded dining table and chairs under a pergola to the side of the pool. Outside the lounge there is a comfortable seating area with a sofa and chairs under the shade of vines. Sun loungers on the pool terrace. Utility Room: Large sink, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, ironing board, iron, Dyson handheld vacuum. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, house & pool towels supplied. Changed weekly when the house is cleaned. Other: Dining room adjoins kitchen and provides comfortable dining for six people if the weather is not suitable for outside areas.

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