Le Sud

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


Great Value
Ideal for Kids

A short distance from one of France’s most beautiful medieval villages, Le Sud offers a magical setting overlooking the French Riviera landscapes.

This is a truly beautiful villa which has retained its charming character yet is full of the warmth of a comfortable modern home. Light flows through the spacious living room with French windows opening up to the terrace that surrounds the front of the house whilst the country kitchen-diner leads out to a wonderful covered dining patio. Two pretty bedrooms with their own bathrooms can be found on the ground floor whilst a lovely tiled staircase winds itself up to the top floor with its double bedroom and ensuite shower room. 

Sit back on your terrace and enjoy a glass of rosé from a local vineyard as you gaze out at the hills and the local village. There’s a summer kitchen where you can prepare a barbecue using the very best ingredients you’ve picked up from local markets, enjoyed en famille around the al-fresco dining table. Just a few steps away is the glorious and sunny swimming pool with sun loungers perfectly positioned facing the valley views. The garden is spacious and spread over 3 levels. It offers children plenty of room to play. Also there is a petanque/boules terrain on the middle garden terrace under the shade of a huge oak tree, with a deck, table and chairs. Enjoy an evening game of this traditional French game with all the family!

Indeed, it will be hard to leave this inviting abode yet there is so much to explore in this captivating part of the French Riviera. One of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ is close by where you can wander around the pretty cobbled lanes, admiring the scenery surrounding you before seeking shade in one of the restaurant terraces under the plane trees. 

Other local villages to discover, many with delightful weekly markets, include Caillan with its flower-filled lanes, Montauroux perched in the hills and Fayence with its world-famous flying school. Grasse, known for its perfume heritage and idyllic setting, is just forty minutes away and within an hour you can be soaking up the sun on some of the Côte d'Azur’s finest beaches such as Cannes or Saint-Raphaël.

Not to mention wonderful hikes through the forests, wine-tasting in outstanding vineyards and golf in prestigious locations nearby. Whether visiting the coast or the incredible hinterland, this part of the French Riviera offers tranquillity and exploration in equal measures. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The last 75m of the approach to the villa has some narrow turns but it’s certainly possible for a standard car to manage them
  • The beautiful terraced gardens feature a lot of steps and some low walls in places

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, chairs, fireplace and satellite TV
- Kitchen-diner, fully-equipped including dishwasher, large fridge, gas stove, oven, microwave and kettle. Dining table and doors leading to terrace
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and ensuite bathroom with bath and WC
- Bedroom with twin beds (90x190cm each)
- Bathroom with bath and WC

First Floor (via spiralling staircase from living room)

- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and ensuite shower room with WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (10mx5m, approximate depth: 1m-2m) with pool safety alarm and roman steps, open from March to end of October. Heating available on request (payable locally)
- Pool terrace with 6 sun-loungers and a parasol
- Large terrace by house with lounge chairs
- Covered terrace for al-fresco dining with table for up to 10 guests
- Summer kitchen with plancha and BBQ
- Garden (over three levels, 2200m2)
- Garage (on lower level, via external steps)
- Petanque/Boules
- Parking spaces on site


- Wi-Fi
- Central heating
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Toys for young children
- Cot with mosquito net
- High-chair
- Paddling pool


About the surrounding area of Le Sud
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Le Sud is set on a hillside in the beautiful countryside with valley views of the surrounding the French Riviera landscapes and towards the local village. In the eastern Var department, it’s close to some of the region’s most idyllic ‘perched’ villages as well as being under an hour to the Côte d'Azur beaches of Cannes, Fréjus and Sainte-Maxime.

The local village is known to be one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and is filled with narrow, cobbled lanes and lovely restaurants with terraces shaded by the beautiful plane trees. Discover the ancient fountains, historical buildings and amazing views from this charming medieval village.

Other dreamy villages to explore include Fayence with its charming streets, beautiful cafés plus a weekly Farmer’s market selling all sorts of local delights, Callian with its pretty winding streets and flower-filled staircases and lovely Montauroux, perched in the hills, with its street market on a Tuesday. Indeed, every day you will be able to find a local village hosting a market where you can truly soak up the Provençal ambience of this breath-taking region.

Not forgetting the stunning town of Grasse, 40 minutes away, known for its perfume heritage and fields of lavender. Drive further towards the rugged interior and enjoy spectacular views of the whole riviera from Gourdon (47km), swim from the rocks in Gorges du Loup (46km) or head to wonderful Caussols (48km) you will find an observatory in this stuning location. For a truly spectacular day out, head to the Gorges du Verdon (84km), one of France’s greatest ‘must see wonders’. 

There are some wonderful hiking trails through the forests surrounding the village and region. Cycling and horse-riding are also popular pastimes here. Golf-lovers can tee-off at the world-renowned Terre Blanche Golf around 12km away or drive a little further to the magnificent Saint Endréol Golf course. For a truly special experience there is a Gliding school in nearby Fayence, voted by Conde Nast Traveller to be the best gliding in the world!

Whilst in the French Riviera, why not sample some of the local wines in one of the many vineyards surrounding the local village and region. Tours and tastings are available, as are fine-dining experiences at some.

Water-lovers must head to Lac de Saint Cassien, about 45-minutes away, where you can hire pedaloes, rowing boats, try out windsurfing or simply swim off the waters edge. Or head south to some of the French Riviera’s finest beaches with charming Saint-Raphaël (40km), Sainte Maxime (54km) easily reached within an hour. For a touch of glamour, why not head to Saint-Tropez (68km) for a memorable day trip, maybe also stopping off at Pampelonne beach with its world-famous beach clubs.

The fashionable city of Cannes (48km) is also a fantastic place to visit during your stay. Take a walk along the city promenade in Cannes, La Croisette, as you soak up the glitz and glamour that surrounds you. The city has a brilliant nightlife, some superb restaurants and a great choice of lovely sandy beaches, both public and private.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport


Nearest Village

(20-minute walk (downhill)/5-min drive )

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(20-minute walk (downhill)/5-min drive)

Nearest Shop Local village - small grocery store

(20-minute walk (downhill)/5-min drive)

Nearest Supermarket Super U


Nearest Town/City Draguignan/Cannes


Nearest Golf Terre Blanche Golf


Nearest Beach Fréjus Plage



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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are some wonderful walking trails through the forests surrounding the village and cycling and horse-riding are also popular pastimes here.

Kids may also enjoy go-karting and paintballing at Plateau de la Saree near Grasse or head further inland to some wonderful nature reserves and parks in the region such as Gorges du Loup with its spectacular waterfalls where you can swim from the rocks.

Water-lovers must head to Lac de Saint Cassien, about 45-minutes away, where you can hire pedaloes, rowing boats, try out windsurfing or simply swim off the waters edge.

Head south to some of the French Riviera’s finest beaches with charming Saint-Raphaël (40km), Sainte Maxime (54km) easily reached within an hour as well as the theme parks waterparks around Antibes (57km), not to mention many great boat trips departing from various coastal towns.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Fridge-stocking 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):

- Additional mid-stay cleaning/linen-change
- Fridge-stocking with essentials
- Help with 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!

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €750 charged to clients’ credit card 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, including central heating.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-stay linen change for stays of more than one week.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, including mid-stay clean for stays of more than one week. Please note 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Yes, pool heating is on request at a charge of €100 per week, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is open from March to the end of October.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The gardener (and possibly other trades people) will require access to the gardens (and/or property) occasionally and the owner will inform you of this on your arrival. Any changes to this are on request only and subject to the availability of the gardener (or trades person).
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £3,183
Aug 24th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £2,328
Oct 19th 2024 - Apr 19th 2025 £1,929
Apr 19th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,328
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £3,183
Aug 23rd 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £2,328
Oct 18th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 £1,929

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €3,786
Aug 24th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €2,769
Oct 19th 2024 - Apr 19th 2025 €2,294
Apr 19th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,769
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €3,786
Aug 23rd 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €2,769
Oct 18th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 €2,294

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $4,109
Aug 24th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $3,005
Oct 19th 2024 - Apr 19th 2025 $2,490
Apr 19th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $3,005
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $4,109
Aug 23rd 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $3,005
Oct 18th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 $2,490

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.


  • Fantastic Service!

    on 03/10/2023

    Fantastic property in a great location. Service was fantastic, we were regularly updated and kept in the loop.

  • Fantastic property

    on 03/10/2023

    A fantastic property, in a truly beautiful location. Well equipped and spacious home, has all you would want. Terrace and pool provides all you might need to enjoy a wonderful family holiday.

  • Beautiful

    on 04/09/2023

    Beautiful villa in a stunning location!

  • Fantastic home

    on 21/08/2023

    Fantastic home in a beautiful part of the world. A lovely welcome and we felt right at home.

  • High quality

    on 29/07/2020

    High quality villa, bright and airy.

  • Stunning views, super stylish and large pool!

    on 14/08/2018

    Very comfy beds and it is great that one of the bedrooms is on the second floor, for a bit of privacy for when you are with two couples.

  • We really enjoyed staying in this villa!

    on 23/07/2018

    It is equipped with everything you need, the lay-out is comfortable, and the garden and its views are beautiful. The older kids enjoyed exploring the garden down below, while we could enjoy our coffee on the veranda overlooking the village. The cot and mosquito net were very convenient for our youngest.

  • Wonderful villa with a lovely homey feel to it!

    on 16/07/2018

    The peace and quiet of the location was very welcome, but it was also very convenient to be able to have a meal in the beautiful, picturesque old town near the very photogenic fountain. We made day trips to Nice, Cannes, Ste Maxime, and to the canyon and the mountains - all within 1-1.5hr drive!

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