|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Impressive Provencal house, with round tower, on three levels, entered via a curved stone staircase and balcony into:
Circular dining area with a large oak table and eight chairs, adjoining a soaring, galleried, sitting room with fantastic three tier coloured glass windows. There are two large leather sofas, TV with British channels and a wood-burner. French doors open onto the balcony with a superb vista over the surrounding countryside.
On the same floor is a kitchen with fridge, fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, ceramic hob, washing machine and dryer. French doors open onto a patio area with large dining table, chairs and parasol.
Two bedrooms, one en suite, two bathrooms each with bath, shower, double wash basins, WC. There is also a separate WC.
Up the curved marble stairs from the dining room, is a circular room with pool table leading to the gallery over the sitting room.
Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, each with shower, wash basin and WC.
Oil fired central heating throughout.
A large, secured, outdoor swimming pool with pool house and sun loungers in front of and below the house.
There is a large summer kitchen with BBQ fireplace and long worktop.
There is a ping-pong table.
The partly wooded and terraced garden extends to approximately 1.5 acres.
The house was ideal for three couples and two adult children. We appreciated the double height living room (good acoustic for madrigals), the generous number of bathrooms (no queueing), and the choice of outdoor games (petanque, ping-pong, and table football). The swimming pool was lovely in the hot weather and the pool table in the tower was good fun after it got too dark to sit outside. There is an extensive view from the front terrace - it really feels as if you are in the country, yet it is only a 15 minute stroll into Lorgues, a delightful town with houses built into the old ramparts and narrow streets contrasting with the busier town centre with its pavement cafes and huge Tuesday market. We enjoyed nearby Villecroses with its boulodrome and lovely municipal park with a waterfall and cave dwellings. A walk near the busy honeypot village of Tourtours was scenic, delightful and deserted. The Gorges du Verdon are well worth the 55 minute drive and the 'route des Cretes' loop has some fantastic viewpoints. Walking down into the gorge from Pointe Sublime to the Pont de Tusset gave us a chance to dip our feet in the turquoise waters and enjoy the evening light without killing ourselves walking the whole gorge on a very hot day. The Vasarely Foundation art museum in Aix was a fascinating and very immersive op art experience and good for those (like my son) who get bored in art galleries. On a second trip to the Gorges for canoeing, we found Moustiers so busy it was impossible to park so we gave up and had a very scenic drive looking down on the north side of Lac de Ste. Croix where we passed some of the legendary Provencal lavender fields. Mark, the owner, was very helpful and informative, managing to be available but never intrusive. Living next door he was able to fix any minor problem immediately without the hassle of making phone calls and waiting in for someone. Altogether, a lovely holiday and a great plus being able to walk to local shops and restaurants while still enjoying the benefits of a peaceful location.
Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig etwas oberhalb vom Ort aber man konnte zu Fuß in ca. 15 Minuten im Ort sein. Das weiträumige Gelände mit altem Baumbestand bietet viele verschiedene Plätze zum verweilen: eine große Terrasse im Garten, eine kleinere Terasse mit schönem Blick am Haus, die Poolanlage und noch viel mehr. Im Haus gibt es viel Platz und Möglichkeiten, so dass selbst ein Regentag kein Problem bereitet. Die Ausstattung war sehr gut und es hat uns an nichts gefehlt: eine mit allem ausgestattete Küche, Waschmaschine, eine kleine Bibliothek mit Informationsmaterial und Karten, Internet, Poolbiliard, um nur einiges zu nennen. Und wenn was fehlte war Mark hilfreich zur Stelle. Es gibt 4 Schlafzimmer. Alle haben gute Betten und zu jedem Schlafzimmer gehört ein Bad. Zwei der Zimmer liegen in der Hauptetage und haben einen sehr schönen Blick. Die anderen beiden liegen ebenerdig im Turm und sind komplett neu gestaltet: eines davon ist etwas kleiner und mit Blick in den Garten während das andere zwar sehr geräumig ist, dafür aber nur zwei Fenster mit Blick in Kellerschächte hat (wenn man darauf achtet, ist das auch auf dem Bild gut zu sehen). Wir waren nur zur sechst und haben somit das blicklose Zimmer nicht benötigt. Sonst aber hätten wir losen müssen, wer dort hätte einziehen müssen.
Wir haben in diesem Haus zwei wunderschöne Wochen verbracht und würden es jederzeit wieder mieten. Vielen Dank, Mark.
We spent two weeks at Mas Babaou in August 2013. We were two families, eight people in total.
The villa is fabulous and set in lovely mature gardens. All rooms are well furnished and there is plenty of accommodation for two families. The location is secluded enough if you want a peaceful stay, but is within walking distance (15 minutes) of Lorgues, which is a very beautiful town and has one of the largest street markets in the area - not to be missed.
The views from the villa are stunning and there are plenty of outdoor dining options whether that's next to the pool, front or back of the villa or in the garden kitchen. The owner, Mark, was around to answer any questions we had and provided lots of good advice and recommendations on local restaurants.
So, in summary, a fabulous house, location and swimming pool - all you could ask for. We thoroughly enjoyed the break and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Thanks to Mas Babaou and Mark, and hope to see you again:
Family Sanders, Berry, Gallichet.
The property exceeded all our expectations. The house itself is very large and lovely, beautifully decorated and very up to date. It's rare to see every bedroom have an en suite bathroom and two with large bathtubs. We stayed with our four daughters (ages 12-15) and we didn't even use one bedroom! The kitchen is well equipped and we had wonderful dinners on both terraces. The pool is lovely and clean and we spent much time in and around it.
The location of the house offers much to explore within short drives and the walk to the town isn't long. Lorgues is a lovely place to explore on its own.
Mark our host was most helpful and gracious, providing whatever we needed and checking in to see how we were.
I can guarantee that we will return!
The house is spacious, well organized with many bedrooms AND bathrooms.
All perfectly equiped!
Terrace at the back (forest) for breakfast, terrace at the front with great views for the Evening drinks (;-) ) .
Pool is good.
Situation of the house near the town centre is a great added value, Lorgues is a very nice Provencal town.
The BBQ house with table football is a very nice extra.
We had a great holiday!
Lorgues hosts a very lively market every Tuesday where you can buy fresh and prepared foods, clothes, fabrics and just about anything else you might need.
There is also a local producers market held on Fridays with home grown vegetables, honey, jams , bread etc.
There are many good and varied local restaurants in and around Lorgues including the famous 'Bruno' renowned for his truffles. Take a drive in any direction and you are spoiled for choice for restaurants in the surrounding countryside and nearby villages and there are many discoveries to be made.
Mountain and quad biking are available in the large (470 hectares) grounds of the famous Château de Berne, just a short drive or 25 minute walk up the road from the house.
The stupendous Gorge de Verdon and Lac de Saint-Croix are a 45 minute drive away and offer the opportunity to take some spectacular walks as well as to go canoeing and kayak or just to sunbathe and swim.
Sainte-Maxime and Frejus, on the coast, are about half an hours drive away with St-Tropez only a little further with all the obvious attractions that are on offer along the Cotes d'Azur, including several aqua and adventure parks.
Provence is known for its rose wines, but don't let that stop you trying the whites and reds. The area is peppered with Domaines and Châteaux where you can taste the wines on offer and there are some excellent wines to be found locally including those of Château de Berne which is within walking distance of the house along the same road.
Lorgues boasts a good public swimming pool and horse riding is also possible.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
27 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€500|
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