Villa Des Pins

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
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Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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.

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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

Property Features

Private Pool 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
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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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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
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare 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 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
Apr 19th 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 £1,604
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 £1,701
Jun 8th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £1,799
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £2,139
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019 £2,260
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £2,041
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 £1,847
Sep 7th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020 £1,604
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £1,701
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £1,799
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,139
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £2,260
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £2,041
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £1,847
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 £1,604

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 €1,774
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 €1,882
Jun 8th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €1,989
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €2,365
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019 €2,500
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €2,258
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 €2,043
Sep 7th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020 €1,774
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €1,882
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €1,989
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,365
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 €2,500
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €2,258
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €2,043
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 €1,774

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 $1,994
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 $2,115
Jun 8th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $2,236
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $2,659
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019 $2,810
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $2,538
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 $2,296
Sep 7th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020 $1,994
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $2,115
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $2,236
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,659
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $2,810
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $2,538
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $2,296
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 $1,994

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

Reviews

  • 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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