Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Lorgues - Le Mas de Gavarron
A family home sleeping 10 set in the vineyards of the Haute Provence
This family villa, built originally in 1990 was completely refurbished and extended by new owners, to make a spacious and comfortable family house with two salons and each bedroom with its own bathroom. You enter through a large pillared hall into 'Le Grand Salon', leading on to 'The White Terrace' one of the many terraces to eat on. The Master suite is reached by an impressive staircase from the hall to the first floor. There are three other bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor located between 'le grand Salon' and 'le petit Salon' attached to the indoor Dining Room. The small fitted kitchen is through double doors from the Dining Room and as the owners were former restaurateurs, it is fully equipped with all electrical devices, a butcher's block and granite work surfaces. The house is located between the local market town of Lorgues and the pretty village of Taradeau, surrounded by vineyards and in its own olive grove and extensive landscaped gardens, filled with Oleander, Eleagnus and rose covered pergolas. There are several places to choose from where you can dine or just have drinks and enjoy the views and many quiet corners with chairs or swing sofas to spend a peaceful moment admiring the sunsets over the trees and the mountains beyond.
The pool, which is 9.25 X 4.25 metres, is flanked by a summer kitchen, fully equipped with two fridges, dishwasher, ice machine, hob and oven/microwave with seating for 10 and a covered summer salon with stone benches and a fireplace. Bedroom and shower room No. 5 is also by the pool making it ideal for a Nanny or a honeymoon couple! There is a boule pitch and 3 adult bikes, a large trampoline and an all weather table tennis table. In the house there is access to British television [freesat] and Video and DVD players in the dining salon and the bureau on the mezzanine floor, where there is wifi and a printer. The property is approached though remotely operated security gates and is completely fenced in and therefore safe for any visiting dogs. A very short distance from the house are wonderful forest walks and within an hour of easy walking you can get to the nearest village of Lorgues.
- children welcome
- pets considered
About Marilyn Gool
The owners used to own and run a world renowned restaurant in London for over 26 years and had holidays in this region every year, promising themselves that one day they would have their own property to enjoy the wonderful climate, light and way of life in Provence. Even bad weather doesn't last for long!
Marilyn Gool purchased this villa in 2002
Why Marilyn Gool chose Lorgues
After many years of 'talking about having a house in Provence' this house was presented as a 'must buy' and was not in any way the original concept but having doubled the size of the house and created more bathrooms, it is now a perfect family house where those needing privacy indoors or out have plenty of choice. There is plenty to do for old and young alike and many days might pass before you need to go out and re-stock the wine [just down the road] or food [just up the road, the other way!] Children's needs are catered for on the Lac de St. Croix or the water park in Vidauban, 10 mins. away. There is also riding and safe biking in the forest. The beaches of St. Maxime are near with an easy road to get to there and for those who must go to St. Tropez, there is always the ferry from St. Maxime which saves the worry of parking in the summer. The Italian markets of Ventimiglia, Bordighera and San Remo are an 90 minutes away on the motorway. The three airports that we use are Nice, Toulon and Marseille which are within an hour for the first two and just over an hour for Marseille.
What makes this villa unique
Ultimately, life in Provence is so easy. The markets are daily in a different village each day and is a way of life that is very simple and seductive, including enjoying copious quantities of the local wines. The restaurants, range from Bruno's a Michelin starred restaurant, two minutes from the house to a choice of many others to suit all budgets.