Fayence apartment rental - The view from the infinity pool
The view from the infinity pool
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Fayence - Bastidon des Oliviers
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10.

Bastidon des Oliviers is set in over an acre of terraced olive grove with a spectacular infinity pool, enjoying glorious views over the surrounding countryside. It is less than ten minutes walk from the hilltop village of Claviers, near Bargemon. A secluded location, yet within easy access of the Côte d’Azur resorts. It is one hour to Nice, St Tropez and the Gorges du Verdon. The nearest beaches at St Raphael and Frejus are 40 minutes away.

The large, split level property comprises a self-contained three bedroom villa on the upper level and an independent two bedroom apartment on the lower level, ideal for two families sharing. The villa and apartment can interconnect through the large utility room.

The main villa comprises, on the ground floor, a large living and dining room opening onto the main terrace, a fully fitted oak kitchen, a twin bedroom, a very spacious bathroom with a full size bath with shower and a washbasin, a separate WC and a shower room. On the upper floor there is an additional twin bedroom, a double bedroom and washroom with WC. The upper floor also opens onto a terrace with lovely views towards Claviers village.

On the lower level, the apartment comprises a spacious living and dining room with a curtained off archway through to a twin bedroom, a separate double bedroom, a kitchen fitted with oak units and a shower room with a shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.

The Villa Grounds: The property is set in its own terraced olive grove in a peaceful location, offering splendid views from all points over the surrounding hills and the villages of Claviers and Bargemon. The villa and grounds are South facing and enjoy maximum day long sunshine throughout the year.

A lovely silk tree provides natural shade for summer dining on the terrace in front of the villa, and there is also a covered patio in front of the apartment on the lower level. Both dining areas have gas barbecues and benefit from gorgeous views over the surrounding area.

The large overflow pool (11m x 4m), pool terrace and extensive private gardens are available for the enjoyment of all guests. The poolside is fully equipped with garden furniture and parasols.There is an attractive balustrade at each side of the pool and there is a child safety alarm for the pool. There is also a gate between the villa and the pool. Similarly there is a fence with a gate to the olive grove and terraced land.

A quiet road leads directly from the grounds to Claviers village, about a 10 minute walk away.

The Local Area: Claviers is located in a beautiful area of The Var, boasting some of the finest scenery Provence has to offer. The countryside is predominantly wooded hillsides dotted with picturesque, perched villages and interspersed with luxuriant valleys and deep gorges sparkling with fast flowing rivers and crystalline rock pools. The Claviers area has all of this, plus mile after mile of pine and olive groves, vineyards, châteaux and villages untouched by the passing of time. Quite incredible when you appreciate how close it is to the sophisticated coast.

There are numerous interesting nearby villages. Seillans and Bargemon have both been voted amongst the most attractive villages in France but in our view all the local villages are very attractive and worth a visit in their own right. Other villages include Callas, unspoilt and typical of the area, Fayence, the largest and busiest with a lovely viewpoint and famous gliding club and Chateaudouble, perched on the edge of it's gorge.

The Cote d'Azur: The Cote d'Azur has been known since the early nineteenth century as Europe’s leading playground. As a holiday destination it is unsurpassed in the world, offering a beautiful stretch of coastline backed by the jagged peaks of the Alps, superbly maintained top class resorts, magnificent promenades and gardens, as well as a plethora of historic towns and ancient hilltop villages amid fabulous countryside and with an exceptional climate, cuisine and wine. The coastline is an ever-changing series of glimmering bays interspersed with rugged rocky peninsulas and dramatic cliffs falling straight into the sea. The coastal towns are renowned the world over. Cannes is a 45 minute drive from the villa, Nice and St. Tropez one hour and St. Raphael 35 minutes.

The coastal drive on the from La Napoule to St. Raphael is full of dramatic scenery backed by the red craggy mountains of the Esterel National Park. It is here you will find our nearest coastal beaches (35-40 minutes drive).

Details for holiday apartment Bastidon des Oliviers apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Bastidon des Oliviers villa apartment is an independent two bedroom apartment on the lower level of a split level property, with a separate three bedroom villa on the upper level. The apartment is located below and to one side of the villa, ensuring maximum privacy for guests. Both dwellings are fully self-contained with private terrace space and separate entrance. The apartment comprises a spacious living room with a curtained off archway through to a twin bedroom, separate double bedroom, kitchen fitted with oak units and shower room with washbasin and WC. The apartment may be rented as an independent unit with the exception of July and August, when we only accept bookings for the entire accommodation. If the villa and the apartment are let separately, the apartment is normally only let to a couple. Apartment guests enjoy their own private covered patio with a gas barbeque and lovely views over the apartment garden and hills. The pool area is shared with the villa guests.
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We (Jill and Ray) bought Les Chenes (property Ref 6350) as our permanent residence in 1994. We have been renting the property out as a holiday home since 2002 when we moved into another house which we had built near Seillans. We bought Bastidon des Oliviers (property ref 9397) in 1998 with a view to renting it out as a rental home. We live permanently near Seillans and actively manage our properties ourselves so they are always maintained to a high standard and we are on hand to solve any problems that may arise during the course of the rental season. When renting holiday homes for ourselves we have found that it can be a big advantage to have the owners on hand.

Jill McQueen purchased this apartment in 1998

We fell in love with the area as soon as we first explored it as it is very beautiful, quieter than the coastal resorts and yet has easy access to the Cote d'Azur. It is just over half an hour's drive to the coast at St Raphael/Frejus. The main reason for our choice of Bastidon des Oliviers was the location of the villa within walking distance of the village of Claviers and the fabulous situation. The property is located in an acre and a half of terraced olive grove which has beautiful views over the surrounding hills and the villages of Claviers and Bargemon.

The property is conveniently located for access to the village and yet is very secluded and quiet, which is not always the case for houses located within walking distance to the village. There are amazing views from both the villa and the apartment, which are quite separate, and the infinity pool is particularly spectacular. Looking in one direction you can see the village of Claviers and in the other, Bargemon. Our land is totally private with no overlooking houses and a quiet path leads from it to the village. Claviers is a lovely quiet village, virtually unchanged from it's medieval past and yet has all the conveniences you may require and a choice of bars and restaurants. Bargemon is a much larger village with a beautiful shaded square with numerous bars and restaurants.

11 Reviews of Property 9397 in Fayence, France

Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
HR GuestBook
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
We have spent the majority of our holidays in France for the last 16 years and your villa was definitely the best accommodation we have stayed in. C.H. Derbyshire. The setting was superb. The villa was well equipped, furnished and tended, and in the most beautiful area. J.S. Kent. We had the loveliest time. The villa is very comfortable and set up in a very thoughtful and comprehensive way. The “Guide” to the villa and the area was superb. P.M. USA. Villa superb, everything spotlessly clean, well stocked and presented. K.H. W. Midlands. Our third visit – superb as always. V.C. Surrey. A perfect holiday villa – well equipped, beautiful views..we rarely return to the same venue twice for our holidays but Bastidon des Oliviers might just tempt us! W.C. Cambs. Three marvellous weeks…the real star is the villa itself and its surroundings, and the pool – superb. R.A. Cleveland. Second visit – fantastic place! Everything you need, lovely house, beautiful setting. S.J. Herts
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Niederlande
5

Superb holiday villa

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
We spent a superb week in this beautifully situated holiday villa! Perfect weather and the pool area just is like from a picture book!! So beautifully done and with a fantastic view on the picturesque valley! You can sit under trees or in the sun, whatever you like.

The holiday villa is perfectly situated to go for nice excursions to Tourtour, Aups and of couse the spectacular Verdon Canyon! And on the other hand you can reach the Côte d'Azur in lonly one hours ride from this holiday villa! We went for beautiful coast walks on the Cap by St. Tropez an St. Raphaël.

Furthermore you can walk on a beautiful path in the morning to get your bread in Claviers (or of course take the car and you get there in 3 minutes) and the little historic city of Bargemon (a 5 minuts drive, on the top of a hill) is perfect to get a drink on the lievely terrasses on a typical Provence square with lively restaurants, cafés, bakery, butcher and shop for everyday's needs.

In short: we can really recomment this beautiful place in Southern France!!
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
0

Lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
Thanks for a lovely stay at the villa. We had a great week exploring the area from St Tropez to the Mercantour national park. There were no problems during our stay and we will recommend your accommodation to everyone wholeheartedly.
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
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Thoroughly enjoyed

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
Thank you we all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
business
Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
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Lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
Thank you for a lovely stay in Claviers. We really enjoyed the house and surroundings.
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
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Lovely area

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
Really enjoyed our stay. It is a really lovely area, the people are very friendly and very tolerant of my almost non existent French!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
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Beautiful setting

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
The apartment was lovely, in such a beautiful setting & everything so well taken care of. It was much appreciated.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
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Lovely week

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
Just a quick note to let you know that we are having a lovely week. The apartment is very comfortable - good kitchen facilities and the BBQ works perfectly.
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
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Wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
Michael & I would like to thank you for the wonderful holiday we had and the fantastic opportunity to see a beautiful region of France by way of staying in your villa. Apart from our delay on arrival last Saturday everything else went smoothly and your villa was lovely.... a wonderfully peaceful & tranquil spot. We will definitely recommend it to our friends & families. Thank you so much again for all your help and the very useful information guides you left out.
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Bastidon des Oliviers apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9397?uni_id=21224
+33 (0)4 94 76 99 11
Fayence Esterel - Fayence
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Beautiful location

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
We had a wonderful holiday in your villa. It provided us with everything we needed and is in a very beautiful location.