Villa Des Pins
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What Oliver loves…
- You can take a leisurely stroll to Tavernes for morning bread and croissants then pop back to the villa for a dip in the pool before breakfast
- Guests enjoy a private and peaceful setting without being isolated or remote
- This area is called the gateway to the French Riviera, providing easy access to all its excitement whilst being able to retreat to a tranquil setting
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.
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
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
- 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
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Gas barbecue
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!
Toulon / Marseilles / Nice
(80km / 90km / 125km)
|Nearest Ferry port||
Tennis Club Municipal St Maximinois
Golf de la Sainte-Baume
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!
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
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|
|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|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019||£1,853|
|Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019||£2,204|
|Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019||£2,329|
|Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019||£2,104|
|Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||£1,903|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020||£1,653|
|Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020||£1,753|
|Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||£1,853|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||£2,204|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||£2,329|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£2,104|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||£1,903|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020||£1,653|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Jun 19th 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 - Dec 20th 2020||€1,774|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019||$2,228|
|Jun 22nd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019||$2,649|
|Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019||$2,800|
|Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019||$2,529|
|Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||$2,288|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020||$1,987|
|Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020||$2,108|
|Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||$2,228|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||$2,649|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||$2,800|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$2,529|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||$2,288|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020||$1,987|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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.
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.
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.
The villa can recommend an event planner or clients may arrange their own. Owners can recommend local contacts and suppliers.
The owners can recommend caterers for you to choose from or the client can provide their own.
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.
Really impressed with everything
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!
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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