Les Cigales

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub

Sit by the poolside with a glass of Côtes de Provence rosé with the scents of thyme and lavender around you as you savour the vineyard views, listening to the sounds of the cicadas as the evening nears. Les Cigales offers everything you would expect and more from a stay in Provence as well as being near the magnificent French Riviera.

This beautiful abode started its life as a stone barn for grape harvesting but has been wonderfully converted into a 5-bedroom home set in delightful landscaped gardens. Every care has been taken by the hospitable owners to ensure guests feel at home at all times of year whether resting by the roaring fireplace, dining by candle-light in the elegant dining area or spending time in the heart of any Provençal home, the wonderfully equipped kitchen. Five bedrooms offer charm and comfort; the master bedroom is especially lovely with its impressive bathroom and south-west facing balcony where you can watch the setting sun.  

The amenities seem endless with air-conditioning throughout, satellite TV, a hot tub and a gym plus a hammam due soon; this maison offers many ways to unwind. Yet during the summer months you’ll no doubt spend so much time in the enchanting gardens, relaxing under one of the shaded pergolas with the aromas of pine and the gentle sound of flowing water. Sip your morning coffee in solitude or dine al-fresco with loved ones by the barbecue, enjoying the finest Cru Classé from the surrounding vineyard.

The hospitable owners can arrange a number of extras such as beauty treatments, babysitting or private wine-tastings and vineyard tours. One of the owners is a Michelin starred chef and a unique service they offer is a 3-course meal from his restaurant in Lavandou delivered to Les Cigales. 

A Provençal village is just a five-minute drive away with picturesque restaurants, cafes and shops set amongst the winding lanes; make sure you climb to the top to enjoy the panoramic views of forests and vineyards in the surrounding landscapes. As well as pretty villages with weekly Farmer’s markets and brocantes, the French Riviera can be reached within half an hour with La Londe-les-Maures, La Presqu'île de Giens and Plage de Saint-Clair just some of the wonderful beaches along this coastline. Take a ferry out to one of the islands such as Porquerolles for a fantastic day out.

Saint-Tropez and some of the idyllic Var villages such as Gassin and Bormes-les-Mimosas are also within an hour or so and the cities of Hyères and Toulon are great places to visit. Closer to home you can enjoy walking through the hills, horse-riding, tennis and golf as well as tours and tastings at local vineyards. The Var region offers something for everyone and Les Cigales is perfectly placed to make the most of this remarkable part of southern France.   

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What you should know…

  • Two of the bedrooms have a pull-out bed for the eleventh and twelfth guests
  • An hammam with a steam room and massage table is due to open in 2020, subject to a supplement payable locally
  • Please note that weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed at this property

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interiors (300m2)

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Open-plan living-dining room with sofas, chairs, fireplace, dining table. Doors out to swimming pool
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including two dishwashers, range oven with 5 x gas hobs and double electric oven, microwave, American fridge-freezer, small drinks fridge, juicer, Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster, blender. Doors leading to garden
-    Bedroom with en suite shower room and WC. Self-contained

Upper Floors   

-    Master double bedroom with dressing room, office and en suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC. Balcony
-    Double bedroom with en suite shower room and WC
-    Bedroom with twin/double beds plus a pull-out bed and hand basin
-    Bedroom with twin/double beds plus a pull-out bed and a balcony
-    Family shower room with WC

Outside Grounds (3100m2)

-    Heated swimming pool (12x5m, depth: 1.4m) plus aperitif pool with ledge. Safety fence and solid cover. Open approximately April to end-October
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    BBQ
-    Outdoor lounge
-    Poolside pergola
-    Landscaped gardens
-    Boules
-    Ping pong table
-    Car parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning
-    2 x TVs with satellite channels (including BBC/ITV)
-    French TV
-    DVD player
-    Gym room with bike, rowing machine, weights, waff, yoga mats
-    Hot tub (not open in the winter)
-    Hammam with steam room and massage table (new for 2020)
-    Ping pong
-    Boules pitch
-    Board games
-    Toys
-    Hairdryer in each bathroom
-    Washing machine and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Les Cigales
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Les Cigales is set in a pretty hamlet in the vines of a prestigious vineyard, a five-minute drive from an old Provençal village in the Var department of southern France.

The local village, just under 4km away, is full of charm with its winding lanes and historic buildings, pretty fountains and panoramic views from the top where you can admire many of the vineyards that make up the surrounding landscape. As well as restaurants, cafes and shops, you’ll find the wonderful Farmer’s market on a Friday morning. There is also a supermarket complex just a couple of kilometres from the villa, en route to the village.

Other great Farmer’s markets to discover include Pierrefeu-du-Var (8km) on a Saturday, the coastal town of Le Lavandou (40km) on a Thursday morning and Hyères (24km) on a Sunday morning (when there is also an atmospheric flea market/brocante). A little closer to home, Puget-Ville (5km) also has a brocante on a Sunday morning.

Wine-tasting is a given in this region which produces some of the greatest Côtes de Provence wines as well as other well-known appellations. Wine-tasting and vineyard tours can be arranged by the owners.

The Var region offers so much across all the seasons. There are many hiking trails through the hills, cycling and mountain biking are popular in the area and horse-riding stables can be found within a few minutes by car. There are also tennis courts within 5km and various golf courses including Golf de Valcros, near La Londe, around half an hour away.

Despite this rural location, the beaches of the French Riviera can be easily reached. The nearest beach is in La Londe-les-Maures, around half an hour away or head to the lovely seaside town of Le Lavandou (40km) with its sandy beaches, including Plage de Saint-Clair which has been voted as one of France's most beautiful beaches. La Presqu'île de Giens (30km), just south of Hyères is also superb or head further east to the incredible La Croix Valmer coastline, especially wonderful for walkers who can follow the coastal path and come across unique beaches such as Plage de Gigaro (70km).  

Hyères (24km) is a beautiful city to explore, as is Toulon (25km) with its great harbour. The well-known fishing village of Saint-Tropez (70km) is just over an hour away; make sure you visit the world-famous Pampelonne Beach with its exclusive beach clubs such as Le Club-55, often frequented by celebrities. Perhaps combine the day out with a visit to one of the many idyllic villages such as Gassin, Ramatuelle, La Môle or Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Take a boat from one of the harbours to some lovely islands just off the coast, including Porquerolles with its magnificent beaches. The island can be explored by foot or bicycle; take a picnic for a great trip out with all the family.

For another spectacular day out, head inland to the famous Verdon Gorge (120km), one of France’s most amazing natural wonders and a great place to hire boats, kayaks and canoes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(28km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(110km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

(120km)

Nearest Train Station Local village

(5km)

Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket

(2km)

Nearest Beach La Londe-les-Maures

(30km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Valcros La Londe

(33km)

Nearest Tennis

(5km)

Nearest Town/City Hyères

(24km)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The immediate area offers many activities for families to enjoy such as walking trails, horse-riding and tennis.

The beaches of the French Riviera can be reached in around half an hour, some a little further. The nearest, La Londe-les-Maures, has a sandy beach and a little amusement park with inflatables. There’s another small water park near Hyères.

Le Lavandou has a great range of watersports such as paddleboards and kayaks. Families will also love some of the boat excursions from various harbours along this coastline, visiting Iles d’Hyères and Porquerolles.

Cavalaire-sur-Mer, around an hour away, also offers many family-friendly activities and great beaches.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Beauty Treatments and Massage

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):

- Meals by Michelin starred chef delivered to house
- Babysitting
- Extra cleaning
- Massage and beauty services
- Wine tasting tours
- Taxi services

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 €1000 charged to client’s 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.
Heating costs included? Yes, heating (reversible air-conditioning) is included in the rental price. The fireplace and wood-burning stove can also be used in the winter.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Bed linen is changed mid-stay for stays of two weeks.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? No, if guests require end of stay cleaning there is a charge of €150.00, payable to the owner. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is included in May (it is not needed from June to late September). There is a charge of €25 per day for pool heating in October and April, payable to the owner. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The swimming pool is open approximately April to end-October.
Changeover day Saturday in July, August, Christmas and New Year. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July, August, Christmas and New Year. 2 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
Other Ts and Cs The hammam is due to open in 2020. There will be a charge for its use, payable to the owner.
Other Ts and Cs The hot tub is not available for winter rentals.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy may be requested by the owner before or upon arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £1,747 £2,446 £3,145 £3,844 £6,115
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - £7,055
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,747 £2,446 £3,145 £3,844 £6,115
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - £7,055
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,747 £2,446 £3,145 £3,844 £6,115
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - £7,055
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 £1,747 £2,446 £3,145 £3,844 £6,115

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €1,934 €2,633 €3,332 €4,030 €6,768
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - €7,810
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,934 €2,633 €3,332 €4,030 €6,768
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - €7,810
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,934 €2,633 €3,332 €4,030 €6,768
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - €7,810
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 €1,934 €2,633 €3,332 €4,030 €6,768

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,152 $2,851 $3,550 $4,248 $7,531
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - $8,689
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,152 $2,851 $3,550 $4,248 $7,531
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - $8,689
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,152 $2,851 $3,550 $4,248 $7,531
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - $8,689
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 $2,152 $2,851 $3,550 $4,248 $7,531

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • For everyone!

    Posted by Stuart Family on 10/08/2019

    We've had an idyllic holiday - perfect for entertaining 3 year olds to 40-50 something’s! The pool was lovely and we used it every day. It was a completely relaxing contrast to our usual hectic lifestyles. The house and setting is absolutely beautiful and we'd love to come back. A la prochaine fois!

  • Perfect setting for a celebration!

    Posted by Meyer Party on 20/07/2019

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with these rowdy Texans. This was a perfect setting to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with our friends. The ambiance, tranquil setting, friendliness and comfortable home (magnificent kitchen and pool area) all contributed to our fun and relaxing stay. We also immensely enjoyed dinner at Bistreau Ryon in Lavandou. As the first Texans to stay in your home we are proud to state "Layfayette" we have returned. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  • Perfect for a family reunion!

    Posted by Sanford Party on 13/07/2019

    We travelled from Scotland, Sweden and Oman to have a fabulous holiday at Les Cigales. The weather was excellent, apart from 2 days of the summer "Mistral". The house was equipped with everything we needed and the pool was greatly enjoyed by the children. Many thanks.

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