Villa Des Pins

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

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
Nov 18th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020 £1,617
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £1,715
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £1,813
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,156
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £2,279
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £2,058
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £1,862
Sep 5th 2020 - Apr 17th 2021 £1,617
Apr 17th 2021 - May 21st 2021 £1,715

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 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 - Apr 17th 2021 €1,774
Apr 17th 2021 - May 21st 2021 €1,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020 $1,961
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $2,080
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $2,199
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,615
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $2,764
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $2,496
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $2,259
Sep 5th 2020 - Apr 17th 2021 $1,961
Apr 17th 2021 - May 21st 2021 $2,080

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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

  • 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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