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Country House With Ancient Terraced Garden In Bargemon, Var, Provence, France



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Villa in Bargemon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France - Charming Country House With Superb Views, 10 Mn Walk To Village. Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms)

La Peirégoué was originally a "cabanon" where villagers rested after tending their orchard and vegetable garden. The house was progressively enlarged to its present size but it has retained its bucolic charm. We bought it 35 years ago mainly for the beauty of its old terraced garden on a fairly steep incline. It features an olive orchard, fig and cherry trees, a magnificent secluded swimming-pool, a pétanque strip, fountains and plenty of tree-shaded areas to escape, rest and read. The house is on 3 levels with direct access to the main level including a large living-room with dining area, log fireplace, the spacious eat-in kitchen and a bathroom. In summer, meals are enjoyed in a sheltered area on the main courtyard shaded by acacia trees. the upper level consists of 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a large terrace overlooking the valley. At pool level, there is a separate flat with a double bedroom, a single bedroom , each with arched French windows giving onto the garden, and a bathroom with a stand-up shower and toilet. This is a family home, very personal, with memorabilia, art and a warm, cosy atmosphere. 10mn walk away, Bargemon is a lovely and lively village, actually the liveliest in the area, offering all facilities (doctor, pharmacy, post-office, supermarket, property agencies, shops, museums, municipal tennis court and swimming pool, ATM) and seven restaurants. The village has several squares each with its fountain and shaded by tall plane trees. The main square, place Chauvier, is where villagers and tourists congregate the whole day long around a glass of wine or pastis to see everyone else and hear the latest gossips. Bargemon is ideally located between the sea and the first ski slopes, 50 minutes drive away. The Grand Canyon of the Verdon is close by as well as an infinite variety of spectacular landscapes, mountain lakes and hilltop villages. The area is famous for cycling , trekking, hang-gliding and sports two beautiful golf courses 30mn drive away. Côte de Provence vineyards and wineries are in close proximity. In summer Bargemon and the neighbouring villages organise cultural events and music festivals. The art museums in St Tropez, Antibes, St Paul de Vence and the like are only 1 hour drive away. Draguignan, the closest town, has a beautiful open market and a great Provencal arts and traditions museum.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I was a banker, posted abroad at the time we bought our house, and Bargemon remained for a long time our peaceful oasis in an otherwise rather tumultuous journey. I love gardening and my wife, Jane, was a talented painter and a lady of exceptional taste. La Peirégoué is today a reflection of who we are. It is an unpretentious and genuine home, simple yet comfortable and cosy. Jane is no longer with us and our children are grown adults. So, I wished to share it with others who, like us, enjoy nature and the simple pleasures of life..

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Very cosy and relaxed feel. Lived in & well loved

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location - easy walking down into the village - and we loved the house, and its rather quirkycharacter. The same was true of the garden. Pool kept the sun all day long, and view was very pleasing on the eye. Bargemon felt alive and had good restaurants, as did several of the other little local villages. We had fabulous weather - very hot all week: the upstairs bedrooms remained very hot by night - if, like me, you don't feel you can open shutters, for breeze, without screens. Total break from TV was very welcome. I hope we will be able to return one day: it was just lovely! Diana

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Authentic Provence

  • 5 of 5

If you are searching for 'the real France' then this is the house for you.

The house, with its family owned memorabilia and beautiful provencale colour palette epitomises the soul of Provence. Don't come here if you want high tech mod cons, but if you appreciate sun dappled terraces and pathways flanked with lavender and rosemary, shady spots to read, and unparalleled views of the landscape and stars from the roof terrace then book now! The pool is one of the villa's loveliest features. You look up through tall pines to a clear blue sky. We would not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay in mid October. This lovely and secluded house is at the end of a street above Bargemon. Views from the house and its terraces extend over the rooftops of the village and across the valley. The main floor contains the kitchen, large living/dining room, and a large bathroom with sink, toilet, tub, and the washer. Upstairs are one large and two quite small bedrooms, and a bathroom with sink and toilet. Two of the bedrooms open onto the roof terrace, ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the view. The ground floor (accessed from outdoors) contains two large bedrooms and a bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower. The situation is suitable for two couples or two small families. This obviously much-loved house is decorated with many antiques and mementos. The Parisian owner was most gracious and attentive to our needs.

The very private terraced and landscaped grounds, the pool, and several outdoor sitting and dining areas all look over the valley. Even on breezy days, one can find a sheltered spot for outdoor dining or reading. Ten minutes walk down the hill is the village with its bakery, butcher, grocery, weekly market, and several restaurants. Bargemon is an unusually charming, well-maintained, functioning village with no surrounding sprawl. We have returned to it often. Beyond the house a track leads to hiking/running trails through the forest above and west of Bargemon, to Montferrat or to Callas.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable holiday house

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this holiday home for a family wanting to have a vacation filled with great memories. My family plus sisters and father arrived for a week staying at Jean- Francois home. We spent everyday in their beautiful pool, with perfect evenings outside around the big family table for BBQS. Bargemon town was close enough for a gentle stroll to and had everything you need in it ( supermarket, boulangerie, wine shop, pharmacies) and some great places to stop for a drink and food. We had day trips to medieval towns on hilltops, wineries and of course the beach which was a good days adventure. The house itself was nice and cool for the hot summer days and there were plenty of areas to get away from the others for some quiet time ;)

Communication with Jean- Francois was easy as was check in and they have even offered to send back some shoes we accidentally left in the house- which was greatly appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy holidays

  • 5 of 5

Living in this house for a week was one of the best parts of our trip to Provence. It started with a well organized welcome, without a hitch. And then we were surrounded by a beautiful garden, windows framed with newday roses and lavender lining the path to the huge swimming pool with a great view of the surrounding hills. The patio, with more potted plants typical of Provence, was perfect for dinning outside in June; Inside the livingroom was both elegant and cozy. The house was perfectly clean. We felt at home. Had there not been so many interesting sights to see nearby, and two very good restaurants in the village, we may never have budged from the house.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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provencal dream

  • 5 of 5

Our holidays in «La Peiregoué» were like a dream of the real, unspoilt Provence come true. We loved the personal atmosphere of the house, which is furnished with love and taste. We felt more in a friend's house and enjoyed the garden with its wonderful view, the fragrant herbs, the refreshing pool, the terrasse for apéritifs and dinners, the chirping of crickets in the night. The perfect place to relax and starting point for discoveries of the villages perchés nearby and not far from Côte dÂzur.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We were looking for a house cum garden between the coast and the mountains within walking distance from a village. The Var was our destination of choice since this Département is less built-up than the rest of the French Southeast. Bargemon is ideally located equidistant from sailing and skiing. It is also an active village where people live and work contrary to many others that have become tourist traps. The hinterland is wild and wonderful to explore with canyons streams and high plateaux. Even in the high season the village remains pleasant and relaxed even though its population doubles.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Côte d'Azur at 77 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bargemon at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Saint Andreol at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs - Draguignan at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Le Muy (A8) at 22 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bargemon at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Gréolières les Neiges at 57 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sainte-Maxime at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary


45 km to the beaches of Sainte-Maxime and the Gulf of St Tropez

60 km to St Tropez

49 km to Lac de Sainte-Croix and the Grand Canyon of the Verdon


Aéroport de Nice Côte d'Azur: 76 km - 1h30

Aéroport de Toulon-Hyères: 109 km - 1h30

Aéroport de Parseille Provence: 150 km - 1h50


19 km W to Draguignan

20 km E to Fayence

40 km N to the Grand Canyon of the Verdon

45 km N to Castellane

67 km E to Antibes (Picasso Museum)

78 km E to Saint Paul de Vence (Fondation Maegh)

126 km W to Aix-en-Provence


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
30 Oct 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 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 £420

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the Holiday. We also ask for an additional 25% refundable deposit to be paid before arrival.

There are charges for electric heating in the colder months

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. We can be flexible particularly off- season, depending on other bookings

Notes on prices:
Rentals for long periods are negotiable, particularly off-season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Contrary to many houses in Provence, our house is bright and sunny thanks to spacious rooms (notably the living-room) and large windows. In winter the sun streams in, which is a blessing. Another distinctive feature is that it is surrounded by greenery, providing shade and a cool breeze even in the middle of summer. Our trees are an exception in Bargemon. We built our pool at a distance from the house to provide privacy and deaden the noise inevitably caused by screaming children in the water. In the same vein, the garden is large enough to include secluded corners to escape from the invasive family.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


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


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Toilet and sink
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, plus a sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, plus two sinks
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with sink and wc Off the living-room, bathroom with bath/shower over, a standup shower in its enclosure, 2 sinks, separate wc En-suite bathroom to bedrooms 4 and 5 with sink, standup shower and wc


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, The queen-sized bed can be turned into two single beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: queen-sized bed Bedroom 2: double bed Bedroom 3: single bed Bedroom 4: queen-sized bed Bedroom 5: double bed


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: This property has a large garden with several distinct areas. The main patio/courtyard has a spacious dining area under a tiled roof with benches and a BBQ. A shaded pergola on the other side of the house with a fountain overlooking the swimming pool is ideal to rest and for breakfast/lunch/tea time. It has a garden table and chairs. Pool loungers and a vast parasol around the private swimming-pool (12m x 4.5m), unheated. Deck-chairs throughout the property. The property is bordered by an electric fence to keep wild boars out. It can be turned off at daytime. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, hair dryers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned weekly (6 hours complimentary) and linen and towels are changed weekly

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