Palais Du Sud

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Sleeps: 15 - 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space Romantic

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As you relax beneath the 500-year old olive tree, gaze out to the incredible landscapes around you at this beautiful residence in the Bresque valley, close to the edge of the Verdon Natural Regional Park.

There are so many hidden corners to be discovered at this special place. Start off by the private swimming pool with its gorgeous views, then come across the little chapel and the unique cave with its own natural water source. Head back to Mediterranean garden and soak up the summer aromas of lavender, rosemary and thyme, then admire the olive grove and woodland across the 2.5 hectare estate.

Sleeping up to 18 guests, Palais Du Sud offers versatile accommodation for a large group of friends or extended family. The main villa offers elegance and space with its wood-beamed lounge and dining area and fully-equipped kitchen showcasing the iconic hexagonal tiles that are crafted in the surrounding area. Here there are four sumptuous en suite bedrooms across the ground and first floor, alongside a vast terrace and hall designed with events in mind. The adjacent 2-bedroom suite, with its own kitchenette and private terrace with barbecue, is equally as inviting.

Then there’s the idyllic little cottage, set by itself with a double and a twin and its own comfortable lounge and side kitchen, opening out to the prettiest of pergolas for al-fresco dining. Finally, the studio annexe is a characterful cabanon, ideal for a couple and it’s perfectly located near the swimming pool.

Other than embracing the Provençal beauty and history of this magnificent setting, there is so much to explore around you. Firstly there is the charming local village, less than 3km away, with its café terraces beneath the plane trees, old fountains, pottery studios and ceramics museum. You are also close to the perched village of Sillans-la-Cascade and its waterfalls reached only on foot.

Potter around other picture-perfect historic villages, visit the famous Tuesday morning market in Lorgues and sample the wines of Côtes de Provence in nearby vineyards and wineries. Head north for canoeing, kayaking and pedal boat hire on Lac de Sainte-Croix, just half an hour away by car, and venture towards the spectacular Gorges du Verdon, a paradise for outdoor adventurists.

You can even reach the sandy shores of the Mediterranean within an hour by driving to the French Riviera towns of historic Fréjus and sophisticated Saint-Raphaël or wind through the Maures hills towards Sainte-Maxime and catch a ferry to experience the glamour of Saint-Tropez for the day!

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What you should know…

  • This beautiful residence sleeps up to 18 guests across four different parts including the main villa, its 2-bedroom suite, a cottage and a separate poolside studio. In the case of lower occupancy, some bedrooms may be closed off.
  • With its swimming pool, pretty pond and unique cave with a natural source of water, children should be supervised across the vast grounds.
  • Although there are some bedrooms on the ground floor, Palais Du Sud is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
  • 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.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Parking Space

Main House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Main lounge and dining area (with table for 12 guests)
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including small table (5 guests)
-    TV/Media lounge
-    Laundry room
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, double bed (180x200cm) and shower room with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, double bed (180x200cm) and shower room with shower, sink and WC
-    Guest WC

Upper Floor

-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, double bed (180x200cm), dressing area, balcony and shower room with shower, sink and bidet
-    WC
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, twin beds (90x200cm each), dressing area, balcony and shower room with shower, double sink and WC
-    Large hall, kitchenette and large terrace (suitable for events)
-    Guest WC and sink

2-Bedroom Suite Interiors

-    Small kitchennette, well-equipped including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and Senseo coffee machine
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed (180x200cm), dressing area and lounge area with TV, DVD player and speakers
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, twin beds (90x200cm each) and dressing area
-    Bathroom with bath, Italian shower, double sink and bidet
-    Private terrace and barbecue

Cottage Interiors (75m2)

-    Open-plan lounge and kitchen space with sofa-bed (140x200cm), TV, DVD, dining table and well-equipped side kitchen including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and Senseo coffee machine
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed (180x200cm)
-    Bedroom with air-conditioning, two single beds (90x200cm each)
-    Shower room with shower, sink and WC
-    Wardrobe space (in hallway) and laundry room with washing machine and dryer
-    Covered pergola, barbecue and garden

Poolside Studio Interiors (25m2, 2 guests)

-    Open-plan bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed (180x200cm), TV, DVD player and speakers
-    Open-plan kitchenette including fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, gas hob, kettle, toaster and cafetiere
-    Shower room with Italian shower
-    Separate WC

Although some of the rooms are on the ground floor, the accommodation is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility.

Outside Grounds (2.5 hectares)   

-    Swimming pool (12.5x6.5m)
-    Outside shower and WC
-    Various terraces and barbecue(s)
-    Mediterranean garden, olive grove and woodland (different levels)
-    Cave and natural water source
-    Chapel
-    Pond
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Reversible air-conditioning
-    TVs and DVD players
-    Smoke detectors
-    Hairdryers
-    Ironing and some laundry facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Palais Du Sud
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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Palais Du Sud is located in the Upper Var, 10km south of the town of Aups (considered the gateway to the Verdon Natural Regional Park) and around one-hour from Fréjus and the French Riviera coastline. Arrive by air in to Toulon-Hyères, Marseille Provence or Nice Airport whilst the TGV direct train service from Paris Gare de Lyon to Les Arcs-Draguignan (32km), takes 4 hours 40 minutes.

The residence and its vast grounds are situated just off a country road connecting the local village to other characterful villages, not far from the waterfalls near Sillans-la-Cascade. Between sea and mountains, it is also a great base for visiting the Gorges du Verdon.

The nearest village is less than 3km by car, a charming Var village in the Bresque valley with pretty lanes, old fountains, café terraces beneath the plane trees and the ruins of the old château above the village. It is known for its production of the iconic hexagonal terracotta tiles (tomettes) and ceramics are also made here – the village’s pottery shops attract visitors from the region and the Terra Rossa Maison de la Céramique is worthy of a visit.

Take time to visit other traditional towns and villages close by including Tourtour (13km), one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with its idyllic main square and weekly market, Villecroze (7km) and its troglodyte cave dwellings and Entrecasteaux (10km), a medieval village of great historic charm, home to Château d'Entrecasteaux.

In the other direction is the small village of Sillans-la-Cascade (4.5km) where there is a hike to the waterfall, Cascade de Sillans, for the most breathtaking scenery. Further afield, enjoy more spectacular landscapes as you venture towards Lac de Sainte-Croix (28km) and the Verdon Natural Regional Park, home to the Gorges du Verdon. Discover wonderful walking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and bird-watching opportunities.

Slightly closer to home, admire the impressive L’Abbaye du Thoronet (26km), experience the fantastic Tuesday morning market in Lorgues (18km), one of the largest in the Var, and sample wines in local vineyards and wineries just north of the Côtes de Provence wine region, especially near Draguignan (25km) and Vidauban (29km).

If you urge to see the sea, drive south to the French Riviera in just over an hour, passing the Maures hills, and spend the day soaking up the charm of family-friendly Sainte-Maxime (57km) or the allure of Saint-Tropez (69km). Alternatively, head south-east towards historic Fréjus (54km), elegant Saint-Raphaël (60km) and its wonderful beaches on the Côte d'Azur.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(90km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(103km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

(105km)

Nearest Train Station Les Arcs - Draguignan

(32km)

Nearest Village Provençal village

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(Within 3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3.3km)

Nearest Town Aups/Draguignan

(9.5km/25km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis club near local village

(3.5km)

Nearest Golf Small golf club outside local village

(5km)

Nearest Beach Plage Fréjus

(55km)

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

Between the sea and mountains, Palais Du Sud allows you to experience the natural beauty and history of the Upper Var whilst being an hour away from the allure of the French Riviera.

The local village, less than 3km away, is full of historic charm and home to several pottery shops and factories that produce tiles (especially the iconic hexagonal ‘tomettes’). The Terra Rossa Maison de la Céramique is worthy of a visit during your stay.

If you prefer more outdoorsy activities then enjoy picnics by the Bresque River and try the hike from the nearby village of Sillans-la-Cascade to its waterfalls for incredible scenery (good shoes are needed).

Discover horse-riding opportunities to the north within the Verdon Natural Regional Park and further south near Vidauban and the Argens River. Here you will also find seasonal canoeing/kayaking along the Argens, a summer inflatable waterpark and an accrobranche centre with tree-top activities. For a gentler day out, ZooParc Du Cannet Des Maures is just over half an hour away.

Lac de Sainte-Croix is another gorgeous spot for watersports – kayaking/canoeing and pedal boat hire as well as lovely lakeside beaches and long walks. Of course, the Verdon Gorge is a paradise for outdoor adventurists and explorers.

Further afield, spend the day by the Mediterranean by driving to the glorious sandy beaches of Fréjus and elegant Saint-Raphaël, just over an hour away, or venture through the Maures hills to the family-friendly resort of Sainte-Maxime where you can also catch a ferry across to Saint-Tropez. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Extras

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

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €7500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
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? Not allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €500, payable locally. This is for a standard changeover clean. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax included.
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.
Heating costs included? Extra €450 per week between September and end of May, payable locally.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
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.
Other Ts and Cs This beautiful residence sleeps up to 18 guests across four different parts including the main villa, its 2-bedroom suite, a cottage and a separate poolside studio. In the case of lower occupancy, some bedrooms may be closed off.
Other Ts and Cs Although there are some bedrooms on the ground floor, Palais Du Sud is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £12,998
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £17,103
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £20,524
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £17,103
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £12,998
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £17,103
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £12,998
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £17,103
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £20,524
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £17,103
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £12,998

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £13,434
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £17,538
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £20,959
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £17,538
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £13,434
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £17,538
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £13,434
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £17,538
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £20,959
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £17,538
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £13,434

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £13,869
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £17,974
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £21,394
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £17,974
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £13,869
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £17,974
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £13,869
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £17,974
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £21,394
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £17,974
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £13,869

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £14,304
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £18,409
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £21,830
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £18,409
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £14,304
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £18,409
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £14,304
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £18,409
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £21,830
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £18,409
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £14,304

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €14,043
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €18,477
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €22,172
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €18,477
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €14,043
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €18,477
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €14,043
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €18,477
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €22,172
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €18,477
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €14,043

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €14,513
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €18,947
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €22,643
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €18,947
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €14,513
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €18,947
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €14,513
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €18,947
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €22,643
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €18,947
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €14,513

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €14,983
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €19,418
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €23,113
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €19,418
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €14,983
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €19,418
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €14,983
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €19,418
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €23,113
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €19,418
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €14,983

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €15,454
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €19,888
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €23,583
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €19,888
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €15,454
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €19,888
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €15,454
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €19,888
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €23,583
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €19,888
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €15,454

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $14,960
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $19,685
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $23,621
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $19,685
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $14,960
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $19,685
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $14,960
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $19,685
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $23,621
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $19,685
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $14,960

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $15,461
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $20,186
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $24,122
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $20,186
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $15,461
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $20,186
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $15,461
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $20,186
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $24,122
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $20,186
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $15,461

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $15,962
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $20,687
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $24,623
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $20,687
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $15,962
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $20,687
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $15,962
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $20,687
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $24,623
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $20,687
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $15,962

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $16,464
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $21,188
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $25,125
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $21,188
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $16,464
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $21,188
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $16,464
May 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $21,188
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $25,125
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $21,188
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $16,464

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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