Domaine D'Argens

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Wellness Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space Romantic

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Close to the picturesque village of Lorgues, Domaine d’Argens is for guests longing to be surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes whilst embracing the estate’s rich heritage. Take long walks through the 130-hectare domaine of vineyards, forest and lucerne, picnic by the banks of the Argens then cool off in the gorgeous swimming pool. If you can bring yourself to leave the estate, Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Aix-en-Provence are all wonderful days out.

This historic residence has undergone an extensive restoration which shows great respect to the domaine’s past whilst ensuring guests can experience 21st century comforts and elegance. The main bastide dates back to the 17th century - the land it sits on may even predate nearby L’Abbaye du Thoronet.

Inside, the living and dining spaces have been styled with classic furnishings and refined décor with traditional features reminding you of the bastide’s heritage. This contrasts the impressive contemporary kitchen with high-end appliances. A private chef can be arranged whilst 2 hours of cleaning is included six days a week.

Nine individual bedrooms are scattered across the three floors, all exuding a sense of restfulness with calming décor and characterfully tiled floors alongside modern en suite bathrooms.

The hammam is another touch of luxury as is the outdoor hot tub and heated swimming pool. Prepare feasts in the outdoor kitchen to be enjoyed on the terrace by the grand stone arches overlooking the swimming pool. Elsewhere, enjoy your morning breakfast beneath the pergola, sip coffee in the shade of the plane trees or take a picnic down to the lawn with the sound of the flowing river below. Follow trails through the vast domaine passing vineyards, streams, woodland and other farmland as you appreciate this spectacular natural setting.  

Wine and food lovers note that Michelin starred Chez Bruno is just 6km away whilst there are seemingly endless vineyards to discover including the wine cellars of Château de Berne and Château d'Astros within a short drive. The authentic hilltop village of Lorgues awaits with its pretty squares, fountains and famous Tuesday morning market, one of the largest in the region.

Canoe, kayak or paddle-board along the Argens River near the wine-town of Vidauban or head further north to the incredible Lac de Sainte-Croix and Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon for more water-based adventures. Cycle through the idyllic landscapes of the Dracénie region, perhaps following the much-loved ‘Vigne à Velo’ cycling network, or spend your time pottering around other charming villages such as Flayosc, Aups and Ampus.  

The allure of the French Riviera also awaits – drive through the Massif des Maures’ chestnut and oak forests passing flower-filled Grimaud, and reach Saint-Tropez in around an hour. You may prefer the family-friendly beaches of Sainte-Maxime, the sophisticated Côte d’Azur town of Saint-Raphaël or even the palm-fringed shores of Cannes, all fantastic days by the Mediterranean.

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What you should know…

  • The vineyard manager lives discreetly on site at the far-end of the house (with an independent entrance).
  • The villa sleeps up to 18 guests across nine bedrooms. There are also two small children’s beds (for children aged 6 months to 3 years) available on request.
  • The beautiful house is set in a vast 120-hectare estate – children should be supervised, especially as you are so close to the river’s edge.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Sauna/Steam Home Cinema Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space Waterfront

Domaine Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Lounge and dining area
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, two fridges and freezers, gas/electric range, oven, microwave, wine cabinet, coffee maker (pod and filter), juicer, blender, toaster and kettle
-    Bedroom suite (separate entrance) with twin beds (90cm each) and bathroom with sink, shower and WC
-    Annexe games/meeting room

First Floor

-    TV lounge
-    Hammam
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, bath, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each) and bathroom with sink, shower and WC (connects to below bedroom)
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, bath, shower and WC

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with four-poster double bed (150x200cm) and bathroom with two sinks, bath, shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (13x4m, depth: max 1.4m) with safety cover. Open approximately May to September
-    Pool house with summer kitchen and dining area
-    Hot tub
-    Barbecue
-    Courtyard
-    Pergola with al-fresco dining table and chairs  
-    Terraces (different levels and steps)
-    Garden lawns
-    Vast grounds (120 hectares) of vineyards and woodland
-    River’s edge and stream

Facilities

-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
-    Piano
-    Steam room

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine D'Argens
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Dracénie region of the Var department, Domaine d’Argens is set within a 120-hectare estate with forests, a stream, vineyards, lucerne and other crops. The domaine borders the Argens River and is only 9km from the pretty Provençal village of Lorgues.

The three nearest airports are Toulon Hyères Airport (73km), Nice (92km) and Marseille Provence Airport (124km). You can also arrive by train into Les Arcs -Draguignan (15km) with direct TGV trains from Paris (or change at Marseille). A car is essential to be able to explore this beautiful region.

Lorgues (9km) is a charming and authentic village with a vibrant Tuesday morning market, one of the largest in the region. Explore the village’s old lanes and admire pretty squares, fountains and historic houses. Sample wine in local vineyards and visit the prestigious wine cellar of Château de Berne (12.5km). It is also worth noting that the Michelin starred Chez Bruno (6km) is just over a 10-minute drive away.

Vidauban (9km) is also loved for its wine, close to Château d'Astros (8km) where the enchanting French film ‘Le Château de la Mère’ was filmed. Discover canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and other summer activities along the Argens River in Vidauban and beyond. Mountain biking, cycling and horse-riding can also be enjoyed close by.

Venture south to the mountain villages of the Massif des Maures passing oak and chestnut forests as you reach La Garde-Freinet (28km), then continue on towards the enchanting hilltop village of Grimaud (38km) overlooking Saint-Tropez bay. Saint-Tropez (50km), one of France’s most popular destinations, is around an hour by car (summer traffic dependant).

Alternatively, head through the hills to seaside town of Sainte-Maxime (40km) with its sandy beaches, watersports and lovely restaurants. You could also drive east to the historic town of Fréjus (39km) and its neighbouring Saint-Raphaël (41km), again with glorious beaches, fantastic restaurants, shops and a wonderful Côte d’Azur ambience.

Indeed, so much of the French Riviera is easily reached with the main A8 road passing south of Vidauban. In one direction you can reach Cannes (72km) in just over an hour, also possible by train from Les Arcs-Draguignan, or alternatively drive west towards the beautiful University town of Aix-en-Provence (103km), just under a 90-minute drive away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(73km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nice Airport

(92km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille Airport

(124km)

Nearest Train Station Les Arcs - Draguignan

(15km)

Nearest Village Lorgues

(9km)

Nearest Restaurant In and around Lorgues/Vidauban

(Within 9km)

Nearest Town Vidauban

(9km)

Nearest Supermarket Lorgues/Vidauban

(9km)

Nearest Beach Sainte-Maxime/Saint-Raphaël

(40km/41km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Vidauban

(15km)

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

Domaine d’Argens is set in 120 hectares of forest and vineyards bordering the Argens River, a paradise for young explorers and their grown-ups. Retire back to the spacious house for films in the TV lounge or lazy days by the gorgeous swimming pool.

When out and about discovering the region, you have such natural beauty around you whilst also being less than an hour from the French Riviera coastline around Sainte-Maxime, Port Grimaud and Saint-Tropez.

Further along the Argens River, come across canoeing opportunities for children (age restrictions apply) as well as paddle-boarding for tweens/teens. Watersport enthusiasts also note that the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon is another spectacular day out and Lac de Sainte-Croix is just over an hour away by car.

Follow cycling routes such as the Dracénie’s La Vigne à Vélo or hire mountain bikes for more adventurous trails. Another good trip out is Provence Aventure, around 10km away, for tree-top adventures, summer watersports and a play area. Meanwhile, animal lovers may enjoy a visit to ZooParc Du Cannet Des Maures (16km).

The allure of the French Riviera awaits with the gorgeous beaches of Sainte-Maxime alongside its summer waterpark and tree-top adventure park. The beaches around Grimaud are also glorious with plenty of seasonal watersports along this coastline. Soak up the charm of Port Grimaud with its canals and bridges or venture to Saint-Tropez for a wonderful day out – perhaps look out for a yacht excursion to tour the French Riviera in style.

There is also a wealth of summer activities in and around historic Fréjus with its lovely sandy beach and in the neighbouring seaside town of Saint-Raphaël, both around a 50-minute drive away.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Home Cinema
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Extra Cleaning 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

Extras included at this property:

- 2-hours daily cleaning (except Sundays)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Private chef

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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Event information

Imagine hosting your wedding in the French Riviera hinterland surrounded by a 130-hectare estate including vineyards and forest bordering the Argens River. Celebrate your reception by setting up a feast amongst the vines, on the lawns by the banks of the river or beneath the century-old plane trees.

The concierge service can help arrange your special day. Meanwhile, your close family and friends will love the opportunity to stay in this elegant 17th century residence with its steam room, gorgeous swimming pool and hot tub. 

Please contact us for further details.

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.



Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €2500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of over 7 nights.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and two hours of daily cleaning (except Sundays) also included. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to the owner before arrival (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to 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.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The vineyard manager lives discreetly on site at the far-end of the house (with an independent entrance).
Other Ts and Cs Please note the property does not have a cot or highchair.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £18,953
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £23,083
Sep 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2025 £18,953
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £23,083
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £18,953

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €20,475
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €24,938
Sep 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2025 €20,475
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €24,938
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €20,475

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $21,814
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $26,568
Sep 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2025 $21,814
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $26,568
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $21,814

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.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

We bought the house in October 2020.

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

The peace and the exceptional natural landscape totally preserved and also the strength of the house, enshrined in centuries. The whole expressing joy. 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The core of the house has been built in the XVII century. It figures on the very first French maps (carte Cassini). It is likely that the Domaine was before the property of the Thoronet Abbey during the medieval times.

His name is probably originated from one of the first owner that was a member of the knight order of St Louis, order created by Louis XIV for military honours.

One famous owner was in the 19th century, was Henry-François de Gasquet : he was a famous agronomist, considered as one of the best farmer of the South , member of the parliament and mayor of the Thoronet.

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

Must do?

Walking or biking around the 130 hectares of the property (vineyard, trails...) and being immersed and happy into the nature.

Must eat?

The truffle restaurant "Chez Bruno", 5 stars, 5km far; Lily of the Valley in Gigaro, outstanding restaurant on the coast; but also Lorgue's nice, more simple restaurants, like "the Grillon". 

Must see?

The lake de Sainte Croix where you feel in the Caribbean, can raft and cruise, the Abbaye du Thoronet.

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

This property is very well located, you can stay at the Domaine, doze at the swimming pool, and play with all the facilities; but you can also go to the beach in Gigaro or Saint-Tropez (1 hr drive) and have a more trendy atmosphere; you can also practice more sporty activities (lake, accrobranches...); there are also plenty of cultural attractions.

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