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What Oliver loves…
- A picture-perfect 19th century bastide with a pretty pink façade and many beautiful terraces for al-fresco dining and relaxing
- The enchanting gardens feature a heated swimming pool, tennis court, boules, a play area, vast parkland and even a small amphitheatre!
- Pick up all sorts of wonderful Provençal produce at the twice-weekly market in Draguignan
- A perfect location to explore the coastal gems of the French Riviera from Saint-Tropez to Cannes
- Spend time in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon with the incredible Lac de Sainte-Croix only an hour away
*EARLY BIRD 2023*
Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
A stay in this picture-perfect Provençal residence is a step back in time with its gorgeous pink façade and pretty green shutters. Close to the market town of Draguignan, not far from the glistening French Riviera, Bastide Rose will bring such joy to everyone with its glorious gardens, heated swimming pool, private tennis court and idyllic terraces for al-fresco aperitifs and dining under the stars.
The historic bastide dates back to the 19th century and offers elegant living for up to 10 guests across the main villa and adjoining annexe. There’s a sense of warmth across its interiors with its inviting lounge, handsome library and traditional kitchen-diner alongside three delightful king-size doubles, each with their own en suite. At the very top of the house, a relaxing lounge and games room sits alongside a twin and shower room under the eaves. It’s such a lovely home for families with its many games and toys; equally a group of friends will appreciate the ample space and character.
A fifth bedroom can be found as part of an annexed guest house, alongside its own living-dining area and kitchen – on one side doors open up to a large upper terrace overlooking the garden whilst on the other side you’ll find a small amphitheatre, such a unique spot for a glass of wine.
Outside, across the five acres of parkland on various levels, the swimming pool features a pretty covered terrace and there is a private tennis court with rackets for guests to use. Challenge loved ones to a game of boules, youngsters will adore the play area whilst there are so many picturesque spots to seek solitude, perhaps by the summer roses or trickling fountain – scents and sounds so typical of Provence.
Experience the charm of market day in Draguignan, an attractive town with tree-lined boulevards and an old quarter with medieval lanes. Lorgues and Flayosc are two other Provençal gems close by whilst there are also wineries and vineyards to visit including the well-regarded Château de Berne.
Drive north towards the extraordinary beauty of Lac de Sainte-Croix in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon or stay closer to home and canoe along the Argens river near Vidauban. Then there’s the chestnut and oak forests of the Maures mountains and perched villages perfect for a leisurely lunch out.
The splendour of the Côte d'Azur can also be reached in half an hour whether spending the day relaxing on the beach at Sainte-Maxime or exploring the elegant seaside resorts of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël. A little further afield, soak up the glamour in Saint-Tropez or experience the allure of the French Riviera in Cannes, just an hours drive through this captivating part of southern France.
What you should know…
- The fifth bedroom can be found in a guest house annexe which has its own living-dining area, kitchen and en suite bedroom.
- It’s such a lovely house for families with a games room, play area and tennis court – children will need to be supervised around the beautiful grounds which features various levels and some open terraces.
- Lounge with doors opening up to garden
- Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher
- Open-plan dining area with doors opening up to garden
- Library with desk and doors opening up to garden
- Master bedroom with king-size double bed and bathroom with bath and walk-in double shower
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and bathroom with bath and WC
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and bathroom with shower and WC
Top Floor (sloping ceilings/wood beams)
- Small bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with walk-in shower and separate WC
- Lounge and games room
Annexe (attached to the upper part of the bastide)
- Living and dining area with doors opening up to small amphitheatre (on one side) and upper terrace with table and chairs
- Small kitchen
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
Outside Grounds (five acres)
- Heated swimming pool (12x5.5m, depth: up to 3m) with safety cover and security fence/gate. Open approximately April to end-September
- Poolside sunloungers
- Pool house with al-fresco lounge
- Shower and WC
- Summer kitchen with barbecue
- Various terraces for al-fresco dining/relaxing
- Small amphitheatre
- Tennis court (with lighting)
- Outdoor play area
- Terraced grounds with various levels and steps
- Air-conditioning/heating (reversible)
- Tennis court and rackets
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Children's play area
In the Var department of southern France, Bastide Rose is set in five acres of terraced grounds backed by woodland. Yet despite the rural feeling of your surroundings, the home is located just on the edge of the Provençal town of Draguignan.
You’re even closer to the heart of a traditional village just south of Draguignan, around 2km by car, with a boulangerie, a couple of restaurants and a pretty square with a fountain – a delightful place for a morning coffee or leisurely lunch out. Even closer, just over a kilometre away, is a commercial centre with an excellent hypermarket.
The town of Draguignan itself is around 4km by car. It’s a large town with a range of amenities as well as grand tree-lined 19th century boulevards. The old quarter is a warren of narrow lanes, picturesque squares and fountains. Visit on a Wednesday and Saturday morning to experience the Provençal market selling all sorts of local delights such as honey, olive oil, cheese and a range of seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Market-lovers should also head to the charming small town of Lorgues (14km) on a Tuesday morning with its traditional market, one of the largest in the Dracénie region – it’s also close to the Michelin starred restaurant, Chez Bruno, and the renowned vineyards and winery of Château de Berne.
Nearby Flayosc (9km) is another Provençal gem of this region whilst Vidauban (16km) is known for its wine production and enjoys a picturesque setting near the Argens river, an ideal spot for fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
Adventure lovers will also appreciate amazing hikes around Sillans-la-Cascade and its waterfalls or head to the incredible Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon – Lac de Sainte-Croix is just over an hour away.
Then there’s the enchanting landscapes of the Maures mountains with chestnut and oak forests, vineyards, olive groves and perched villages such as La Garde-Freinet and Le Plan-de-la-Tour, both just over half an hour by car.
Heading towards the French Riviera, the relaxed seaside resort of Sainte Maxime is 31km away with its sandy beaches looking out over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. You could also spend the day in Saint-Tropez itself, about an hour by car or hop on a ferry from Sainte-Maxime to avoid the summer traffic.
The elegant Côte d'Azur towns of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël, both around 30km away, are also ideally placed for a day by the sea with plenty of attractions for all ages as well as historic sights. Continue onwards towards the Massif de l’Esterel’s Plage d’Agay.
Even Cannes (63km) can be visited in around an hour by car with the charming old town of Antibes (70km) and the stunning Cap d’Antibes peninsula just a little further.
|Nearest Airport 2||
Toulon Hyères Airport
|Nearest Train Station||
Les Arcs - Draguignan
Saint Endréol Golf & Spa Resort
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!
There are many great outdoor adventures to be had in the region of Dracénie and beyond. In the summer months drive to the Base Nature De La Dracénie near Vidauban for trampolines, a playground, water play and an inflatable waterpark. Also close by is Provence Aventure, a tree-top adventure centre with trails for a number of ages as well as canoeing and kayaking along the Argens river.
There are also horse-riding opportunities nearby, some lovely family cycling trails such as La Vigne à Vélo and lots of picturesque walks and hikes suitable for a variety of abilities. You are also close to the incredible nature and outdoor activities of the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon with Lac de Sainte-Croix around an hour away.
For a day on the beach or trying out some new watersports, head to Sainte Maxime’s sandy shores or drive further towards Saint Tropez’ Plage de Pampelonne. Historic Fréjus and elegant Saint-Raphaël are also easily reached with their grand beaches, boat trips and plenty of family attractions for everyone.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Tennis rackets
- Basketball net
- Child-Safe Pool
- Heated Pool
- Tennis Court
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Table Football
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Massage Treatments Available
- Tennis Instructor 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):
- Chef contact
- Massage treatments contact
- Tennis instructor contact
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!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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
Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1750 paid via bank transfer to 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.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes (via floor heating and reversible air-conditioning).|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes (linen changed mid-stay on a Thursday).|
|Pool towels included?||Yes.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes and mid-stay cleaning (on request). 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.|
|Pool heating charge?||Extra €200, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Pool opening dates?||The pool is open approximately April to end-September. 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. All other durations on request.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. All other changeover days on request.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Tax||French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs around 4% of rental cost per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required). This amount will usually be deducted from your security deposit.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Small weddings are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties and any other special events are not allowed.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||£5,567|
|Apr 1st 2023 - Jun 15th 2023||£7,103|
|Jun 15th 2023 - Sep 15th 2023||£9,488|
|Sep 15th 2023 - Nov 1st 2023||£7,103|
|Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 15th 2023||£5,567|
|Jan 10th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||£5,567|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 13th 2024||£7,103|
|Jun 13th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024||£9,488|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||€5,832|
|Apr 1st 2023 - Jun 15th 2023||€7,443|
|Jun 15th 2023 - Sep 15th 2023||€9,941|
|Sep 15th 2023 - Nov 1st 2023||€7,443|
|Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 15th 2023||€5,832|
|Jan 10th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||€5,832|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 13th 2024||€7,443|
|Jun 13th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024||€9,941|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||$6,292|
|Apr 1st 2023 - Jun 15th 2023||$8,030|
|Jun 15th 2023 - Sep 15th 2023||$10,725|
|Sep 15th 2023 - Nov 1st 2023||$8,030|
|Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 15th 2023||$6,292|
|Jan 10th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||$6,292|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 13th 2024||$8,030|
|Jun 13th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024||$10,725|
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.
• How long have you owned the property?
Since early December 2004
• What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Its majestic trees.
• Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The central part of the house appears on the Napoleonic land registry.
• For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…
- Must do?
Visit the Gorges du Verdon
- Must eat?
- Must see?
Provencal villages around Draguignan, the Mediterranean coast, Arena Of Frejus, the Abbaye of the Thoronet
• What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
In the summer, enjoy the local markets. They roam from one village to the next during the week. Discover the local wineries and their fabulous rosé wines
• Depuis combien de temps êtes-vous propriétaire de la propriété?
• Quel aspect de la propriété était le plus attirant pour vous ?
Les arbres majestueux
• Avez-vous quelques histoires intéressantes de la propriété?
La partie centrale de la propriété apparait sur les plans cadastraux napoléoniens
• Pour les visiteurs de la région, est-ce qu'il y a quelque chose dans les alentours…
- qu'il faut faire ?
Aller se promener dans le Gorges du Verdon
- qu’il faut voir ?
Les nombreux villages provençaux du var, la côte méditerranéenne, les arènes de fréjus, l’abbaye du thoronet
- qu’il faut manger ?
Un repas de dégustation à la truffe
• Avez-vous quelques secrets d'initiés de la propriété ou de la région?
Déguster les rosés du var, profiter des marchés dans les villages environnants.
A wonderful week
The house and its beautiful and well maintained garden were the perfect fit for us. We played tennis a lot, loved to swim and enjoyed the evening dinners on the terrace. The beautiful kitchen is perfectly equipped – I loved the oven. The outdoor barbecue helped us having some lovely dinners.
The very nice caretaker of the house was easy to reach and always willing to help – if needed. Even a little problem with the outdoor electricity was not really a problem though it was quickly fixed – on a Sunday!!!
We really had a wonderful stay. Thanks for a wonderful week.
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