Bastide Du Figuier

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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With dreamy views of Cypress trees, olive groves and the distant hills of the Massif des Maures, this beautifully renovated stone bastide offers an archetypal Provence experience in every way. Yet as well as medieval villages, glorious wine châteaux and incredible scenery, you are also just half an hour from the wonderful beaches of the Côte d’Azur.

This 18th century south-facing home enjoys an idyllic setting in 2.5 acres of Provençal gardens with pretty steps leading to stone terraces filled with lavender, rosemary and thyme. Enjoy breakfast under the wisteria and grape vines, laze in hammocks between the olive trees and embrace the scent of jasmine as you gaze over the heated swimming pool and glorious vistas beyond.

The enchanting loggia offers ample space for all 12 guests to dine together by the barbecue, enjoying excellent local wines as the sun sets to the background hum of the cicadas. The outdoor space at Bastide du Figuier is simply delightful with its many picturesque corners to discover.

Step inside and you will be equally captivated by the bastide’s sense of character and peaceful vibe. There’s the elegant and comfortable living room with its original fireplace, an impressive lounge with its 60-inch Smart TV with Sky and a beautiful kitchen-diner with high-end appliances and lovely views of the south-facing valley. Each of the six en suite bedrooms has its own charm such as the double with its deep Victorian-style bath tub or the ground floor bedroom with doors leading to its own private terrace looking over the gardens. Every effort has been made by the loving owners to create a warm and inviting holiday home.

Spend your days visiting perched medieval villages, exploring vibrant local markets, discovering fascinating historic sites or buying excellent wine from some of the well-known châteaux and vineyards within a short drive. You can reach parts of the incredible Verdon Gorge in under an hour or closer to home cool off in the rock pools and waterfalls of Sillans-La-Cascade. This region offers incredible hiking, cycling, mountain climbing, horse-riding and kayaking in some of southern France’s most magnificent landscapes.

For a change of scene, head south and within half an hour you can reach the shores of the French Riviera with the relaxed town of Sainte-Maxime at the very top of the bay of Saint-Tropez. With sandy beaches, watersports and even summer boat trips to glitzy Saint-Tropez itself, it’s a lovely place to spend time by the Mediterranean. Bastide du Figuier really does offer the very best of this alluring corner of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • The Provençal gardens are idyllic, set out on terraced levels with stone steps between the olive trees, fig trees and herbs 
  • You can log into your own accounts for Netflix and Amazon Prime on the 60-inch Smart TV, which also features Sky

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Wine Cellar Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Heating Ceiling Fans

Bastide Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Large hall with piano
-    Living room with open fireplace
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including fridge, freezer, Smeg oven and table for 8 guests
-    Back kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer and storage
-    TV room with sofas and 60-inch TV with satellite/smart-TV
-    Office area with desk for computer
-    Bedroom with double bed (can be made up as twin on request) large flat-screen smart TV and doors leading to private terrace. En suite shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
-    Wine cellar
-    Guest WC
-    Utility room

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed (can be made up as twin on request) and en suite bathroom with large bath, walk-in shower, WC and double wash basin
-    Bedroom with double bed, wash basin and open en suite shower room
-    Separate WC

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (11x5.5m, depth: 1-2m) with pool safety alarm. Open approximately May to mid-October.
-    Sun-beds (x12)
-    Loggia with al-fresco lounge and dining area (for up to 12 guests)
-    BBQ
-    Second al-fresco dining table (for up to 8 guests)
-    Boules pitch
-    Table tennis and pool table
-    Provençal gardens with terraced levels and stone steps (2.5 acres)
-    Hammocks
-    Small water fountain
-    Car parking (6-7 cars)

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    Sky Satellite/Smart 60-inch TV
-    Fans in bedrooms (ceiling or free-standing)
-    Boules pitch
-    Table tennis and pool table
-    Board games
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Bastide Du Figuier
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In an elevated, south-facing position with idyllic views of the Massif des Maures, Bastide du Figuier enjoys a privileged location just 4km from the typical Provençal town of Draguignan in the Var department of southern France, only half an hour from the glistening Côte d’Azur.

This is an area filled with perched medieval villages, outstanding natural beauty, rolling hills of olive groves, renowned vineyards and wine châteaux (Domaines Ott and Château de Berne amongst many others) as well as historic sites (Abbaye du Thoronet is just 22km away). The diversity of the landscapes means there’s a wealth of outdoor activities available including horse-riding, hiking, cycling, rock-climbing, golf and watersports both on the French Riviera and Verdon Gorge.    

The nearby town of Draguignan (4km) is a great place to start your discovery of this authentic region. Visit on a Wednesday or Saturday morning when Place du Marché comes alive with many stalls selling all sorts of fresh produce and local delights such as olive oil and honey as well as seasonal fruit, vegetables, meat and cheeses. The town also has interesting art galleries and museums to visit as well as a great variety of shops and restaurants.

There are two especially picturesque medieval villages to explore nearby; Flayosc (7km) and Lorgues (10km), both surrounded by beautiful landscapes so typical of Provence and feature charming restaurants and good bars. Flayosc still has a couple of mills producing excellent olive oil as well as being known for its honey whilst Lorgues hosts one of the largest markets in the region every Tuesday morning. Both villages are delightful places to sit back in an atmospheric café with a coffee or glass of local wine, soaking up the Provençal ambience around you.

Other worthy villages to explore include Seillans (33km) and Bargème (45km), both classified as two of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, historic Entrecasteaux (24km) with its 16th century château and La Garde-Freinet (32km) in the heart of the Massif des Maures.

The pretty village of Aups (28km) is one of the gateways to the incredible Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, a region known for its world-famous Verdon Gorges, parts of which can be reached in under an hour. Admire its awe-inspiring beauty and take part in a wealth of outdoor activities from white-water rafting and paragliding to horse-riding and canoeing.

The beaches of the French Riviera and bay of Saint-Tropez can be reached in just half an hour with Sainte-Maxime only 35km away with its family-friendly sandy beaches and relaxed vibe. South of the bay, Saint-Tropez (50km) is also a wonderful day out whether experiencing the glamour and charm of the former fishing village or spending time on the renowned Pampelonne beach with its glitzy beach clubs and magnificent watersports.  

Nice Airport is just under an hour away or if arriving by train, a TGV service from Paris arrives at Gare Des Arcs just 11km away.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

(85km/1hr)

Nearest Train Station Gare Des Arcs

(11km)

Nearest Village Flayosc

(7km)

Nearest Town/City Draguignan

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant

(900m)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Draguignan

(4km)

Nearest Beach Sainte-Maxime

(35km)

Nearest Golf Saint Endréol Golf & Spa Resort

(18km)

Nearest Tennis Flayosc

(7km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The nearby town of Draguignan is only 4km away and offers a taste of authenticity whether exploring the historic lanes, climbing up the clock tower (June to September), visiting a museum or art gallery or playing in the playground at Parc Chabran, perhaps followed by a picnic enjoying some regional delights picked up from the vibrant twice-weekly market.

The incredible diversity of this beautiful region means its wonderful for families who love the outdoors. Activities include tennis in nearby Flayosc and Lorgues, horse-riding near Draguignan as well as rock-climbing in under half an hour near Ampus or Châteaudouble. There are also many stunning hiking and biking trails to suit a variety of abilities.

It’s only a 30-minute drive down to the coast where you can spend the day in the lovely seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. With its magical carousel, sandy beaches and watersports, it will appeal to all ages. Look out for summer boat rides across to Saint-Tropez, a great way to reach the glamourous fishing village.

There are further watersports inland with kayaking near the village of Les Arcs and further north around the Verdon Gorge where you will also find white-water rafting, canoeing, horse-back riding and more wonderful hikes.
Vidauban, just twenty minutes south, has a fun waterpark with inflatables and slides.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra cleaning
- Pre-stocked fridge
- Babysitting
- Airport transfers
- Car hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £2200 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean included for stays of more than one week. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance, loss of beach towels and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Linen & towels included? Yes and mid-stay linen change included for stays of more than one week.
Pool towels included? Yes, pool and beach towels are included.
Pool heating charge? No.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to mid-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €30 Euros per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations/events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - May 1st 2020 £5,728
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £6,086
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £7,518
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £5,728
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £7,518
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 £5,728
May 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 £6,086
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £7,518
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £5,728

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - May 1st 2020 €6,020
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €6,397
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €7,902
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €6,020
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €7,902
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 €6,020
May 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 €6,397
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €7,902
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €6,020

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - May 1st 2020 $6,630
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $7,045
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $8,702
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $6,630
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $8,702
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 $6,630
May 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 $7,045
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $8,702
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $6,630

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?

1 year and 5 months

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

 

The stunning view, the traditional architecture of the stone bastide, the layout,

the terracing and garden, the proximity to the sea, the tranquility, the many cultural medieval villages nearby, and the fact that it is easy to get to Nice Airport.

 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

It was the principal Bastide in Les Selves for a wealthy landowner dating back to

18th century. It has been thoughtfully modernised over the years retaining

its original and traditional character.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Susan Horsfield, Artist.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do?

They must visit Saint Tropez, Ramatuelle (busy in high season)

Gorge du Verdon, Lorgues, Flayosc, Les Arcs-sur-Argens, Entrecasteaux,

Aups, Tourtour, Villecroze, Fayence. Sillans la Cascade, Seillans,

Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Salernes, Bagnols-en-Foret, Tourrettes, Bargeme

and Garde de Freinet.

- Must eat? 

There is an extensive Michelin guide for this area for some very

great restaurants. Also, this answer would depend on prices people are

willing to pay. So, for instance, 15 - 30 euros per head, Chez Ludo in

Lorgues, La Table, Lorgues. Le Nid, Flayosc 18-50 euros. Bruno 78-150

euros per head. L’estallan, Lorgues - 30-74 euros per head.

- Must see? 

Mosaic by Chagall at Chapelle Sainte Roseline, The Abbey du

Thoronet 12th Century (a listed national monument in france). Tourtour is

notable as it is a listed ‘beautiful village of France.’ Visit the Gorges du

Verdon. Visit the extensive famous vineyards ie. Domaine Ott, Whispering Angel, Chateau Saint Pierre, Chateau l’esprit, Chateau

de Berne (there are so many from this house within 15 mins - half an hours

drive).

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? I

would keep a list of all the wine domaines/Chateaux near this property that

sell famous wines and every evening at 6pm go and visit them to

experience their free wine tasting and beautiful locations! I suggest visiting

as many of the medieval villages as possible and their markets (google

market days in these areas). If you want a day or two on the beach then

take the country roads from the house via Garde de Freinet during high

seasons...no traffic and beautiful scenery. Buy local produce in season from

the local markets.

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