This superb Provençal mas dates back to 1624 and has recently been renovated and landscaped to produce a simply outstanding and luxurious family home.
The main house is built of hand carved stone, and consists of 500 m² of living space set on 3 levels. 8 bedrooms to sleep 16 including 5 fabulous suites with luxurious ensuite bathrooms, (twin hand basins, extra large bath and a walk-in rainforest shower as standard). The master suite is air-conditioned.
Extensive grounds with panoramic views include large lawn, olive groves and orchard, castellane tower, swimming pool of 16m x 5m and additional children's pool. Large games room (table tennis, pool table, darts and rowing machine) and floodlit boules court. Over 250 m² of dining terraces and sun terraces.
Fully equipped pool-side summer kitchen and covered dining terrace.
All amenities are very close; the village of Montauroux (1 minute drive or 15 minutes walk) has a bakery, café bar restaurant, grocery shop, pharmacy and bank with cash-point. Further restaurants are in the neighbouring village of Callian - there are stunning views of this perched village from the house and garden. Large supermarket just 5 minutes away.
All manner of water sports and swimming at the local beauty spot of Lac de Saint-Cassien. Grasse, Cannes and the Mediterranean beaches lie just 30 minutes away. Local golf, too.
Some of the exceptional features of this property include:
Private, heated pool 15mx 6m, smaller ‘baby’ pool.
All rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Wi-Fi, UK satellite TV, interior and exterior music system, Apple TV access.
Beautifully landscaped flood lit lawns and pool area.
3 separate entertaining terraces, and summer kitchen.
Guest wine cellar.
Games room with table tennis, pool table, darts.
Floodlit boules court, trampoline, croquet, badminton.
Pool and bath towels, guest toiletries, hairdryers.
Securely fenced and gated, private parking for 10 cars.
Onsite house manager offering concierge type services.
2 hours of daily cleaning.
Sporting equipment available for loan.
Also available on request:
Full or part-time catering.
Shopping and babysitting services.
Additional cleaning or laundry services.
Airport pick-up and drop off.
Accommodation / occupancy note; Property sleeps 14, (comprising 12 adults maximum; maximum number of children dependent on ages).
The two children's rooms are strictly for children only.
Overflow accommodation for 2 people in Pigeonnier Tower in the garden. Please ask for details.
Reduced occupancy rates (not July and August). Please ask for details.
Onsite caretakers (living in a separate cottage) provide additional peace of mind. A built in safe is available for guest use.
Entrance hall with tiled floor and beamed ceiling.
Living room (80 m²) with high ceiling and glorious views from every window. Doors to front and rear terrace.
2 separate seating areas, a 2.5m high stone fireplace, plasma TV, multi-zone DVD, satellite and audio system. Selection of books, CD's and DVD's.
CD player is connected to speakers in the living room / front terrace and pool-side.
Split level, open-plan kitchen and dining room. Dining room with marvelous views, dining table and chairs. Wood burning stove.
Fully fitted kitchen with centre island. American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, range cooker, microwave. Door to rear terrace.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer and fridge. Ice machine.
Separate WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 1 ('The garden suite') king-size double with ensuite bath / shower, WC, separate shower and twin hand basins.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Bedroom 2 with air-conditioning. ('Master suite'), king-size double with ensuite bath / shower, WC, separate shower and twin hand basins.
Door to small, private terrace overlooking the rear garden and terrace. Table and chairs.
Adjoining children's room;
Bedroom 3, bunk beds. TV and DVD player.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR;
Bedroom 4, ('East suite') king-size double with ensuite bath / shower, WC, separate shower and twin hand basins. Door to garden.
Bedroom 5, ('South suite') king-size double with ensuite bath / shower, WC, separate shower and twin hand basins. Door to garden.
Bedroom 6, ('West suite') king-size double with ensuite bath / shower, WC, separate shower and twin hand basins. Door to garden.
Bedroom 7, children's room bunk beds and single bed. (Connecting door to Bedroom 6).
Bedroom 8 (independent access - basic accommodation, 'Nanny's quarters') two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
(Overflow accommodation for 2 people in pigeonnier tower in the garden. Please ask for details).
Extensive grounds to include large lawn, wooded areas, orchards, terraces and pool. Castellane and 100 olive trees.
South-facing terrace overlooking the pool and tower. Shaded by the beautiful oak tree and sun parasols. Dining table to seat 12.
Rear terrace with easy access to the kitchen, a sandbox, swing and large outdoor dining table. Built in 4-burner gas BBQ.
Lovely views to the village.
Covered terrace with table-tennis.
Heated pool 15m x 6m with steps.
Children's pool 6.5m x 2.5m. Depth can be altered according to personal requirements.
Surrounding pool terrace with sun-loungers.
Covered terrace with table and chairs and summer kitchen with BBQ and dishwasher.
Large pool-house games room with bar (including fridge and sink) and pool table, table tennis and darts and rowing machine. Comfortable seating.
Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
Orchard with apple, pear, plum, peach, cherry and almond trees.
Floodlit boules court.
Electric gates and private drive. Parking for several cars.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|24/09/2016||29/10/2016||October||€ 6,448||£ 5,565||$ 7,234|
|29/10/2016||17/12/2016||November & December||€ 6,270||£ 5,412||$ 7,035|
|07/01/2017||29/04/2017||January - April||€ 6,458||£ 5,574||$ 7,246|
|29/04/2017||27/05/2017||May||€ 6,662||£ 5,750||$ 7,474|
|27/05/2017||01/07/2017||June||€ 8,033||£ 6,933||$ 9,013|
|01/07/2017||02/09/2017||July & August||€ 10,990||£ 9,486||$ 12,330|
|02/09/2017||30/09/2017||September||€ 8,033||£ 6,933||$ 9,013|
|30/09/2017||28/10/2017||October||€ 6,662||£ 5,750||$ 7,474|
|28/10/2017||16/12/2017||November & December||€ 6,458||£ 5,574||$ 7,246|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 1,000|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 5:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels, including pool towels (not beach towels).
- Sleeps 16, (comprising 12 adults maximum; maximum number of children dependent on ages). The two children's rooms are strictly for children only.
The property is located in open countryside just outside the village of Montauroux.
Montauroux is situated 30 minutes inland from the Mediterranean coast, 30 minutes to Cannes and Grasse. Easy access (10 minutes) from the A8 motorway.
Nice airport 40 km (less than 1 hour's drive from luggage reclaim to the front door). Flights from BA, Air France, Easy Jet, BmiBaby and Ryanair.
New flight-route Stansted to Toulon (75 minutes drive to the front door).
The village of Montauroux and its neighbour, Callian are extremely picturesque, hilltop villages with all amenities including café bars and restaurants.
A large supermarket lies less than 5 minutes from the property.
Superb local Farmer's Market every week. Street market in Montauroux every Tuesday.
There are over 30 courses within an hour's drive of the house, but you can find an outstanding 36 holes at The Four Seasons Terre Blanche resort, 5 minutes across the valley.
There are numerous marked cycling paths in the area, but don't forget the many off road tracks through the forests as well.
Nearby Fayence is a European centre for gliding and you can experience the beauty of Provence from the air with a half hour 'sightseeing' tour.
The Domaine de Fayence and the Four Seasons Resort have excellent spa facilities which are open to non residents.
The local horse riding centre is only 5 minutes away and is available for lessons and trekking.
Sailing, kayaking and water sports;
Kids will love the pedalos at Lac de Saint-Cassien just 10 minutes away, but you also have the choice of sea water sports centres at Saint-Raphaël or Fréjus; kayaking on the pristine lakes of the Gorges du Verdon, or the beaches of the Côte d'Azur.
For the kids;
If they get tired of all the other activities, Marineland in Antibes, and the Zoo in Fréjus are always popular.
Gorges du Verdon and Lac de Sainte-Croix for breathtaking scenery.
Grasse is also the 'perfume capital of the world' and lies 30 minutes from the house.
Spectacular old village with winding streets and stunning views. Excellent restaurants and cafés. Endless opportunities to sample and purchase perfume, as well as visits to the manufacturers to see the rose petals being transformed into scent. Make your own perfume too.
Visit Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, the preferred hang-outs for many celebrities. Amazing night-life with many clubs, bars and restaurants.
Nearby Saint-Tropez is perhaps the most famous beach resort in the world after Brigitte Bardot arrived in 1956 to make the film 'Et Dieu Créa la Femme'.
Since then, Saint-Tropez has become synonymous with its celebrity lifestyle and Mediterranean chicness.
It certainly is an appealing place; a little fishing village on the Southern shores of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. The 'Vieux Port', with the old town rising above the Eastern quay is where you'll get the classic Saint-Tropez experience. Choose from many sidewalk cafés to just sit and watch people go by.
The village has a huge choice of shops, cafés, restaurants, picturesque squares, winding streets and beautiful architecture to admire. Lively night-life clubs and cultural events.
Several beaches to choose from.
Just outside Saint-Tropez is Port-Grimaud, a charming Provençal town built in the 1960's and based on the layout of Venice; brightly coloured houses stand (and float) on private lagoons and waterways. It is a truly spectacular sight. Perfect for a gentle stroll to admire the architecture and the boats. Lots of cafés and brasserie restaurants. Boat trips leave here for a tour around the bay.
Facing Saint-Tropez across the gulf is Sainte-Maxime, a pretty and traditional Riviera town with long promenade and palm trees. Delightful stretches of Mediterranean beaches with all water sports. No better way to spend an evening than to choose one of the restaurants or bars on the waterside and just watch the boats and the lights out on the bay.
Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël are similar to Sainte-Maxime and offer further shops, markets and restaurants. Fréjus has a Roman amphitheatre and hosts many summer concerts.
« Wow, wow, wow – when I first saw the pictures it looked gorgeous, but when we arrived the villa was even more stunning.
We have had the most amazing week. Debbie and Brent are absolutely lovely and make you feel so welcome. The grounds were so picturesque. This was our first holiday with our 1 year old baby and we couldn’t have wished for a better holiday. Thank you La Bastide! » England
« This was our first holiday with our girls aged 2yrs & 9mths. They had an amazing time!! What a welcoming, beautiful place this is. Thank you so much for opening your home for us to share. It was the perfect place for our extended family to be together. Thank you for this fabulous experience. » England
« A really Special place for a Special birthday!! Had an amazing time, exceptionally looked after by Brent & Debbie. Thank you so much. » Hong Kong & Wales
« A very beautiful setting for our first family trip to Europe! The villa and surrounds were so beautiful that nobody wanted to go anywhere… just sit and relax. A fantastic kitchen helped us feed our big group. Brent and Debbie were very welcoming and made our week very special. Thank you. » Singapore
« Wow…what an amazing villa, it’s just so beautiful. We had an amazing family holiday….Debbie and Brent also made our experience so memorable and really have provided a fantastic service. » England
« A fitting venue to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our four children, their husbands and wives and our grandchildren! Memories that will remain for years. Well provided for, comfortable and panoramic views -with a week of excellent weather! Thank you and your staff! » E Sussex, UK
« A great time was had by all. We loved this little piece of paradise in Provence! Magnifique!! Hope we’ll be back again sometime. » London, England and Sydney, Australia