Villa Des Pins

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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Villa des Pins sits in a private and tranquil setting just a 15-minute walk to the lovely Provencal village of Tavernes, with Barjols just a 10-minute drive away and the sea just an hour away. Situated in the Haut Var, this is the gateway to the French Riviera so all the excitement of that area is also at your doorstep.

It’s the ideal place to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting amidst large gardens filled with olive and pine trees, lavender and roses and a large private swimming pool.

Located at the end of a private no through road, it’s the perfect place for families and friends. The delightful villa has been restored to combine modern convenience with quaint charm. From one side of the living area is access to two large double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms, with one having direct access to a private terrace. The other side houses one double, and one twin bedroom, sharing a family bathroom. There is also an additional WC off the main living room. The recently renovated kitchen and large living area contain all you need for cooking and relaxing.

Outside there are sun loungers by the pool as well as various seating areas, all equipped with umbrellas, around the gardens. A large table and chairs, accessed directly from the kitchen and living areas provides a fantastic outdoor seating area to enjoy meals and barbecues. There is also a swing set and slide to keep children entertained.

You can walk to the village of Tavernes with its own small supermarket, bakery, café and restaurant (with two larger supermarkets just a short drive away). The spectacular Gorges du Verdon is only a 40-minute drive away and is a beautiful natural masterpiece, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and white water rafting, or for simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery and a day by Lac St Croix.

The beautiful university town of Aix-en-Provence is also an easy hour’s drive away as is Draguignan, the French Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. There is also a lively weekly market in nearby Fox-Amphoux.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A car would be useful to explore places further afield, like the Gorge du Verdon, Aix-en-Provence and for trips to the beach

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 Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

The villa is on one floor

- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, stove top hobs, coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar with access to the covered terrace
- Open plan living dining room with large dining table, comfortable sofas, plasma screen TV and fireplace with access to the terrace through double doors
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC and access to a private garden terrace with a small table and chairs
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC with access to a private terrace
- Double bedroom with shared bathroom
- Twin bedroom with shared bathroom
- Family bathroom with bath/shower and wash basin
- Guest WC

Villa Exterior

- Large covered terrace with dining table and chairs for 8 guests and gas barbecue
- Private teardrop swimming pool (11x6m) with alarm open from May to end of September
- Poolside patio with reclining sun loungers and parasols
- Side terrace with small table and 2 chairs
- Spacious lawned gardens with lavender, roses, olive and pine trees and additional table and chairs
- Children’s play area with swing set and slide
- Private covered parking space

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Gas barbecue

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Des Pins
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa des Pins is located in the Haute-Var department, known as the gateway to the Cote d’Azur from the Provence-Alpes. Offering beautiful landscapes with both mountains and sea, the area is dotted with typical traditional villages offering many hiking and biking opportunities, especially in the Gorges du Verdon and the many forests.

The quaint village of Tavernes offers all the daily essentials including a fabulous bakery, small supermarket and a few bars and restaurants all within walking distance of the villa.

The nearby town of Barjols, with its multiple water fountains, waterfalls and washhouses, is well worth a visit. As a former key figure in the leather industry, the town has preserved many of its original tanneries which are now open as art galleries and workshops. The medieval village of Cotignac which is dominated by its neighbouring cliffs is a beautiful village to explore.

Going on hoiday to the Var means you will be greeted with a great selection of activities and discoveries for all the family to enjoy. Including a large variety of locally produced fruit, vegetables, honey, lavender and olive oil.

Additionally, the glamourous town of Aix-en-Provence is unmissable, with its numerous museums, winding streets and multiple pavement cafes. There is so much to see and discover in this idyllic town, you will struggle to see everything in one day!

Further places of interest include Le Lac de Saint Croix and the Gorges du Verdon which are about half an hour away for great days out with plenty of water sports to be enjoyed on the lake, and Gorges du Verdon widely considered the most beautiful canyon in Europe. Grab your hiking boots and explore the gorgeous natural landscapes surrounding the villa.

The glamorous French Riviera and the famous port of St Tropez is about an hour and a half away and is certainly worth a visit to admire the super yachts and to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon / Marseilles / Nice

(80km / 90km / 125km)

Nearest Ferry Port Toulon

(80km)

Nearest Village Tavernes

(15mins walk)

Nearest Bar/Pub Tavernes

(15mins walk)

Nearest Restaurant Tavernes

(15mins walk)

Nearest Supermarket Tavernes

(15mins walk)

Nearest Shop Tavernes

(15mins walk)

Nearest Beach Le Pradet

(80km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club Municipal St Maximinois

(30km)

Nearest Golf Golf de la Sainte-Baume

(38km)

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1000 by bank transfer prior to arrival
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath & pool towels included
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Outside only
Minimum stay 7 nights
Heating costs included? Yes
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from May to the end of September

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £2,164
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 14th 2021 £2,287
Aug 14th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 £2,066
Aug 21st 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £1,869
Sep 4th 2021 - Apr 16th 2022 £1,623
Apr 16th 2022 - Jun 4th 2022 £1,722
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 £1,820
Jun 18th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 £2,164
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 13th 2022 £2,287
Aug 13th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022 £2,066
Aug 20th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £1,869
Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 £1,623

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €2,365
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 14th 2021 €2,500
Aug 14th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 €2,258
Aug 21st 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €2,043
Sep 4th 2021 - Apr 16th 2022 €1,774
Apr 16th 2022 - Jun 4th 2022 €1,882
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 €1,989
Jun 18th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 €2,365
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 13th 2022 €2,500
Aug 13th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022 €2,258
Aug 20th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €2,043
Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 €1,774

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $2,806
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 14th 2021 $2,966
Aug 14th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 $2,679
Aug 21st 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $2,424
Sep 4th 2021 - Apr 16th 2022 $2,105
Apr 16th 2022 - Jun 4th 2022 $2,232
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 $2,360
Jun 18th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 $2,806
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 13th 2022 $2,966
Aug 13th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022 $2,679
Aug 20th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $2,424
Sep 3rd 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 $2,105

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

Villa des Pins 

Old world charm and modern convenience combine perfectly here for a romantic and French style rustic wedding. You’ll find your tranquil venue at the end of a private road, peacefully tucked away from it all yet only a walk away from the pleasant Provencal village of Tavernes. A huge outside space with spacious lawns, pines, olives, fragrant lavender and roses offers plenty of space for a marquee and seated reception while a more intimate gathering could be held inside the villa or beneath the covered terrace. There’s a pretty teardrop pool and a play area to keep the children happy during the less formal parts of the day. 

Wedding Reception
Up to 80 people can be seated for a reception on the patio area by the swimming pool and garden or the outdoor enclosed garden is able to seat up to 40. Up to 24 guests could be hosted inside the villa or beneath its covered terrace. 

Dancing takes place on the poolside patio area where you can fit a dancefloor and a DJ/musicians. The adjacent garden space can be used for tables and chairs in the evening. Music is allowed to continue for as late as you like with no noise restrictions. 

Wedding Ceremony
There are various areas in the garden where you could have a ceremony with up to 80 guests. 

Where to Stay
Up to 8 people can sleep in the villa and other guests will be able to find accommodation in the neighbouring villages or in the many villas, gites and hotels in the surrounding area. 

The owners can supply details of local transport firms. 

Wedding Planning
The villa can recommend an event planner or clients may arrange their own. Owners can recommend local contacts and suppliers. 

Catering
The owners can recommend caterers for you to choose from or the client can provide their own. 

Other information
Events can take place from the end of May to the end of September. 

For groups of over 24 people a marquee is required, in case of bad weather. 

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.

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Reviews

  • A lovely place to spend time

    Posted by David on 11/08/2020

    Just a really lovely place to spend time - the villa is spacious and designed to stay cool in the heat, with a deep verandah and plenty of airflow, and the various outside spaces are lovely (even if the garden is rather untamed). The trees around the pool ensure there is always some shade. Plenty to see and do nearby, including renting canoes from nearby Quinson to explore the spectacular Verdon Gorge. Hope to be back!

  • Much needed break from Covid news

    Posted by Peter, Brigid, Bea and Alice Ewins on 08/08/2020

    We've had the most wonderful week at Villa Des Pins, even more so as it’s given us a much-needed break from Covid news. It's been so relaxing and the few times we have been able to drag ourselves away we’ve had wonderful trips to Quinson, Gorge Du Verdon and the beach at Sainte-Maxime.

    Thank you especially to Vincent and Delphine for their warm welcome and a spotlessly clean house.

  • Wonderful week

    Posted by Amy, Peter and the gang on 01/08/2020

    Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely and welcoming home. We were enchanted by the region too – paddleboarding at Lake Quinson, hanging around Cotignac and the other surprisingly beautiful and authentic villages all around.

    Gorgeous views, stunning vegetation and always nice to come back to the pool. We will be back!

  • Each day has been a delight

    Posted by David, Sarah, Abigail, Joel and Evan on 25/07/2020

    Thank you for a gorgeous week in this lovely house. It has been perfect for lazy days around the pool and as a base for exploring the area. Canoeing along the gorge from Quinson is unmissable, and the village itself is worth a stroll. Cotignac is beautiful and charming, Bauduen is spectacularly situated, and we had a lovely afternoon/evening in the golden sunshine in Aix. From the early morning smell of lavender and pine to the spectacular night sky, each day has been a delight.

  • Very good for our holiday!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 03/08/2019

    Great for kids and comfortable shady garden options. Comfortable and relaxed. Vincent and Daphibe were very helpful. It was a little too hot but it was not our problem.

  • Really impressed with everything

    Posted by Stephen & Katy on 12/09/2016

    We were met on arrival by the host and made to feel very welcome. I was really impressed with how smooth everything was set out; the house itself is beautiful and we liked the way the family has managed to modernise certain parts of the house, such as the kitchen, whilst keeping a real French rustic theme. The gardens are amazing and the property has a lovely pool with ample sun loungers. It is close to a number of vineyards and is just a short walk to a small village with an amazing bakery. Do not leave without trying the small pizzas!
    The house has good Wi-Fi and has a large terrace and table for evening al fresco dining. It is tucked away off the main road which gives absolute silence to the guests and has amazing view of the stars each evening. It is a great base for touring the region with lots of days out within driving distance. The house was immaculate and we will definitely be back.

  • Can't wait to visit again!

    Posted by Helen & Andrew on 22/07/2016

    I cannot speak highly enough of Villa des Pins. My family have stayed there twice and hope to return again before too long. The house is beautiful and has been sympathetically refurbished to a very high standard. High on my list of priorities is cleanliness and to this end I couldn't fault it. We had children in our party and we were able to contain them safely in an enclosed part of the garden.
    The outside space is huge and it is lovely to walk around the grounds. The swimming pool is beautiful and ideal for an early morning swim under the pine trees. The local villages are just what I hoped to find and we loved the local markets. We can't wait to visit again.

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