Following our one week stay in April, we returned to see if it was as good as we thought. Wrong!!! It was better!!
This time for two weeks we were accompanied by daughter and partner. Four adults and always ample room in all areas proving that the gite is extremely spacious. We found it, again, impeccably clean with everything exactly as described in the web sites.
The gite is part of a 200 yr. old farmhouse and is all that one thinks about with the word "Provence". It ia not a Canary Wharf Apartment! So, Lisa, please do not modernise anything as this would ruin the ambience.
Both bedrooms are very roomy with Swedish comfort beds.
The kitchen is true Provence with everything needed for all meals. Walk directly out onto the large patio for al fresco dining / BBQ with enough room to choose sun or shade as required.
Bathroom again Provencial but with new shower area - par excellence - with plentiful supply of hot water.
A short walk round to the south side reaches the stunning pool area, with views across flowers/shrubs/vines and olives to the nearby forests. The view is worth the stay alone. At this side of the property are the genial hosts, Lisa and Jan, who are ever ready to advise/help - and offer some of Jan's own rose wine. Also meet the friendliest of dogs - Callas and Carmen - to make the perfect convivial atmosphere.
If there is a fault with the gite and the provisions, then we could not find it!
Take a 5 min. drive / 20 min. stroll to Flayosc - a truly living village unspoilt by tourism. There are ample bars and resaurants and all shops for vast majority of requirments. Try dining at Cafe Du Midi / Vezzo D'Oglio / L'Ousteau / Cafe Meilse - all excellent.
Flayosc is deally situated for touring ... Gorge Du Verdon / Lac St. Crois / Moustiere / Tourtour / Villecruze(+ caves) are all "must see" as is the Riviera - St. Maxime and boat trrip to St. Tropez. All are easilly reached through superb scenery.
Then the markets - every day! Best are Aups, Salernes and Lorgues. So much to do / so little time!
Finally, take the 30 min. drive up the Gorge du Chateaudouble and dine on the terrace of the Restaurant La Tour at Chateaudouble. Superb food and view down the gorge.
Cannot praise the gite and Flayosc enough...
Think "Provence" = Think "Le Plan de Noyer"