Bastide Hercule

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Parking Space

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There’s a charming, laid-back ambience at 18th century Bastide Hercule, a blue-shuttered villa with a private swimming pool, just a short walk from a little bay, restaurants and marina on the French Riviera between Carqueiranne and Toulon.

A fine holiday home for spending relaxed times with family or friends, guests will appreciate the bastide’s characterful interiors with its double-height hallway, tiled floors, inviting lounge and cosy family kitchen. Somewhat vintage in style, it was renovated by an Italian count and English Lord in the mid 20th century - it was even rumoured that Brigitte Bardot once danced the night away at one of the owners' parties! Nowadays, up to 14 guests can sleep across six individually styled bedrooms which are split across two wings of the first floor, ranging from a spacious double with frescoed ceilings to a simple children’s quad room.

At Bastide Hercule it’s all about outdoor living with its delightful al-fresco dining table beneath the vine-covered pergola, the rustic garden with Mediterranean plants and shaded tables as well as the glorious outdoor lounge, hammock in the trees and children’s play area. Not to mention the swimming pool for lazy summer afternoons.

Set in a wooded residential area alongside other holiday homes, wander down the narrow country lane and steps to reach a gorgeous little bay, marina and a small handful of summer restaurants. Keen walkers take note that the hiking paths of the Colle Noire Massif are also very close by. There are other idyllic bays dotted along this part of the coastline and it’s only a 7km drive to the pretty port at Carqueiranne and the swaying pine trees at Plage des Pins Penchés.

Find a wealth of watersports along the Giens Peninsula, take a boat ride across to the beautiful Îles d'Hyères, soak up the charm of Hyères and spend the day exploring the maritime city of Toulon with its historic architecture, bustling markets, wonderful restaurants and family-friendly beach at Plage du Mourillon.

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What you should know…

  • Perched in a residential wooded area above the coast, guests will need to be able to manage the fairly steep steps down to the beach and marina if walking (there is a another beach around 1km away).
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Bastide Interiors (400m2, over two levels and two wings)

-    Entrance hallway
-    Lounge
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including kitchen table
-    5 x bedrooms with double bed
-    Children’s bedroom with four single beds
-    3 x bathrooms with bath and WC
-    Shower room

Outside Grounds (1.5 hectares)

-    Swimming pool (15x5m) with safety gate/enclosure
-    Pergola for al-fresco dining
-    Barbecue
-    Garden
-    Pétanque court
-    Table tennis
-    Children’s play area

Facilities

-    WiFi
-    TV
-    Fireplace
-    Table tennis
-    Table football
-    Children’s games

Location

About the surrounding area of Bastide Hercule
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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On the French Riviera between Carqueiranne and Toulon, Bastide Hercule is set in a residential wooded area within a short walk of a pretty bay and marina with a handful of summer restaurants.

Just stroll out of your gated grounds and wander along the country lane, passing a neighbouring holiday residence and other villas, then you will reach a set of fairly steep steps that will take you down to the sea. Continuing on, there is a little pebbly bay and a small yet bustling marina with a handful of seasonal restaurants. The sunsets from this bay are especially impressive.

A second small beach, grocery store and watersports centre is around 1km away by car (if walking, part of the road does not have a pavement). There are plenty more beaches dotted along this coastline reached within a short drive (some via forested paths and/or steps), all with gorgeous clear water perfect for swimming and snorkelling. An easily accessible family-friendly option is Plage du Mourillon (10km), the city beach in Toulon, with sandy shores and summer watersports. In the other direction is the Giens Peninsula (17km) for wind-surfing and kite-surfing on one side and gentler water-based activities on the other.

From the end of the Giens Peninsula, catch a ferry or taxi boat across to the very beautiful Îles d'Hyères. The main island, Porquerolles, is car-free so hire a bike from the port and cycle to your hearts content across the gorgeous landscapes of vineyards, olive trees, pine forests and eucalyptus trees, coming across idyllic Caribbean-style beaches.

Back on the mainland, find restaurants, bars and other handy amenities in the local village of Le Pradet (3km) or continue onwards to the great city of Toulon (12km). Toulon is a fantastic day out with its harbour, boat tours, bustling indoor and outdoor markets, excellent restaurants, museums and the cable-car ride up to Mont Faron.

Beyond Toulon are other lovely seaside towns and resorts of the French Riviera such as La Seyne-sur-Mer (18km), Les Sablettes (21km) with its summer beachside markets, characterful Sanary-sur-Mer (23km) known for its characterful harbour and beaches for watersports and the authentic French Riviera town of Bandol (29km).

Heading east, you could even venture as far as Saint-Tropez and Pampelonne Beach for a fantastic day out, around a 80-minute drive away. Keen cyclists also note that the villa is close to the Toulon – Saint-Tropez cycling route whilst there are also plenty of coastal walking opportunities nearby. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(15km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Airport

(100km)

Nearest Restaurant Summer restaurant by the marina

(650m including steps )

Nearest Beach Small bay by the marina

(500m including steps )

Nearest Shop Proxi grocery store

(1km)

Nearest Village Le Pradet

(3km)

Nearest City Toulon

(12km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Toulon TGV

(12km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

If staying with children, there is a range of beaches across this part of the French Riviera. Older children and teens will love the close proximity of a little pebbly beach, marina and seasonal restaurants within 600m (partly via steps from the hill down to the sea) and just 1km away by car is another beach with summer watersports. A little further afield, Toulon’s Plage du Mourillon prides itself on being accessible and family-friendly, again with summer activities for children, whilst the Giens Peninsula features beaches for kite-surfing, wind-surfing and gentler watersports.

Spend a family day out in Toulon, learning all about its rich maritime history in its museums, taking a boat tour of the harbour, going around the city on the tourist road train and taking the cable car up to Mont Faron.

Further afield, find yet more summer watersports and gorgeous beaches around Les Sablettes, Sanary-sur-Mer, Six-Fours-les-Plages and Bandol or discover the beauty of the Janas Forest, known as the ‘green lung of Toulon’, perfect for mountain biking, horse-riding and forest adventures at La Foret des 4 Mondes activity centre.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge

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
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Cooking and cocktail-making lessons
- Grocery shopping service
- Wine tastings
- Yoga
- Personal trainer
- Massage treatments
- Water sports and boat tours
- Concierge service
- Babysitting

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 €5000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? 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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £6,070
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £6,059
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £7,992
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £9,613
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £7,992
Sep 14th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £6,059
Nov 2nd 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 £4,748
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 £6,059
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 27th 2025 £7,992
Jul 27th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 £9,613
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £7,992

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €6,609
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €6,597
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €8,701
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €10,467
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €8,701
Sep 14th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €6,597
Nov 2nd 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 €5,170
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 €6,597
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 27th 2025 €8,701
Jul 27th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 €10,467
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €8,701

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $7,159
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $7,146
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $9,426
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $11,338
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $9,426
Sep 14th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $7,146
Nov 2nd 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 $5,600
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 $7,146
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 27th 2025 $9,426
Jul 27th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 $11,338
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $9,426

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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