A beautiful old stone Cabanon nestled in the tree shaded hills behind the medieval village, Bagnols-en-Foret. Atmospheric and tranquil with impressive mountain views, this unique property has been lovingly renovated and extended into a delightful family retreat. The house consists of four double bedrooms, a family bathroom, walk in shower room and separate WC. The generous sitting room and central kitchen both lead onto the gardens and overlook the pool. An eight seater dining table is situated within the cloisters joining the original cabanon with the main house. Restored over 25 years by artist owners, the property is bursting with character and charm, from the stunning mosaic of hand painted tiles in the kitchen to the wisteria covered outside entertaining space with pizza oven and barbeque...perfect for alfresco lunches. There is a play area with swing and tree house for the kids and a walled secret garden. Extensive well stocked gardens continue alongside the pool and beyond.
GOLF FACILITIES: The best golf course in the area is the Four Seasons 'Terre Blanche Golf Club Resort'. The two 18 hole courses are open year round. Also the 18 hole St.Endreol golf course is 15 km away from the property.
SPA FACILITIES: The award winning Spa at the Four Seasons Resort is a truly luxurious experience. Les Domaines de St.Endreol Golf and Spa Resort in La Motte-en-Provence is 25 minutes from the property. La Domaine de Fayence has Spa facilities and a therapeutic water pool, 10 minutes from the property.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Monte Carlo, Aix en Provence, St.Paul de Vence and the spectacular Gorges du Verdon are all short drives away for day trips. Various wine makers in the region welcome visits and sampling.
Owner helpful and communicative and everything was clean and well equipped as promised. The house feels like a genuine home with some beautiful artistic and original features everywhere. Not at all precious though - the owners are evidently practical and children are made to feel very welome. Our boys loved the deep pool and the tree house. I loved the cloisters, the privacy, the peace and the wet room is fab. BBQ'd most evenings but enjoyed breakfast in Bagnols and Fayence. We took our Wii with us to keep the boys out of the sun sometimes although there is plenty of shade and space outside. It's a special house and we would go back with friends. Great base from which to explore the coast and the canyons.
We stayed for 3 weeks at this property in August 2009, and loved it. The property is owned by an artist who has furinished it simply but with great style. There are no flashy, high tech touches, but the property is very well equipped, comfortable and relaxing to be in. The pool is spectacular and the gardens are beautiful. We ate fresh figs from the trees, and lazed around for days. We have rented holiday homes in France for the last 15 years, and this was one of our favourites. A truly lovely place, with very helpful and friendly owners.
Bagnols is a pretty hilltop medieval village surrounded by oak forests, overlooking a stunning mountain range and valley. The village has family run restaurants, cafes, shops with necessities and wine co-op. In the surrounding area there are more wine domains to explore, a variety of traditional village markets, tennis, golf, fishing, cycling, riding and mapped forest walks, even paragliding and flying small planes! There are a variety of water sports available on the vast Lac St.Cassien, only 15 mins away. The nearest beaches are Frejus and St.Raphael, Cannes at 30 mins, Nice and St.Tropez at 50 mins. Every area of the Riviera has something different to offer, from sports to shopping, glamour to gastronomy. Monaco, Italy and the Southern Alps are also great day trips or just for lunch...if you can tear yourself away from the tranquility of the Cabanon!