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We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks in this property, which fully lives up to the website description. It is tucked away in a quiet area of villas just above Collobrieres, set in a beautiful garden and surrounding woodland. The house is very tastefully furnished and decorated and the smart, superbly equipped kitchen and modern four burner gas barbecue had everything I needed for cooking family meals. Comfy chairs and loungers are dotted about the terrace and garden as well as by the excellent pool so you can get sun or shade throughout the day. This also meant ample room for the seven of us (my wife and I, our four teenage daughters and one boyfriend) to find quiet spots for reading while others were playing noisy card and pool games.
Collobrieres is a delightful place, off the main tourist trails but with a very welcoming feel. There are several restaurants and cafes, two boulangeries, a couple of general stores and an ice-cream maker, The five minute walk down to get croissant etc in the mornings was very enjoyable, with the smell from the freshly-baked baguettes in my bag making the slightly more arduous climb back up worthwhile!
The nearest Mediterranean beaches are 30-40 minutes away - we settled on those at Le Mourillon near Toulon which are sandy with excellent swimming and parkland just behind the beach with palm trees for shade. There is also a reasonably-priced beachfront restaurant at Anse-les-Pins.
Valentijn and Barbara, the owners, were staying in the upper floor of the house while we were there and were welcoming and helpful, for example arranging a doctor's appointment and hospital visit for us when one of our daughters fell ill. Valentijn drove down to meet us in Collobrieres when we first arrived to guide us up to the house - you wouldn't find it easily with Sat Nav. The driveway to the house is steep and was slightly alarming first time in my fully loaded people carrier - but don't worry, it is absolutely worth it when you arrive at this Provencal jewel.
Yanick and Christine were such charming and friendly hosts. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you both. The views and area are stunning with so many beautiful villages nearby. The studio is just right for two with everything you need. An excellent walking area for those fit enough!