|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Impressive Provencal house, with round tower, on three levels, entered via a curved stone staircase and balcony into:
Circular dining area with a large oak table and eight chairs, adjoining a soaring, galleried, sitting room with fantastic three tier coloured glass windows. There are two large leather sofas, TV with British channels and a wood-burner. French doors open onto the balcony with a superb vista over the surrounding countryside.
On the same floor is a kitchen with fridge, fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, ceramic hob, washing machine and dryer. French doors open onto a patio area with large dining table, chairs and parasol.
Two bedrooms, one en suite, two bathrooms each with bath, shower, double wash basins, WC. There is also a separate WC.
Up the curved marble stairs from the dining room, is a circular room with pool table leading to the gallery over the sitting room.
Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, each with shower, wash basin and WC.
Oil fired central heating throughout.
A large, secured, outdoor swimming pool with pool house and sun loungers in front of and below the house.
There is a large summer kitchen with BBQ fireplace and long worktop.
There is a ping-pong table.
The partly wooded and terraced garden extends to approximately 1.5 acres.
Mas Babaou exceeded every expectation. The house and property are as described, only better. The Mas itself is lovely, and beautifully situated overlooking the valley and the Massif des Maures in the distance. The outdoor spaces go above and beyond: we spent practically the entire stay on the front porch with its vistas, enjoying the constantly changing light. Morning coffee and evening dinner were perfect at the long dining table on the back terrace, with afternoons spent playing cards and drinking chilled local rosés by the pool.
Proximity to Lorgues is great - maybe ten minutes walking down the hill to the town center. The Tuesday market is a must. There are numerous vineyards very nearby (the Chateau de Berne just at the end of the road) and lovely day trips in every direction.
Mark's warm welcome, advice, help, and genuine neighborliness made this the perfect place to spend two weeks in Provence.
This was a great find. we have stayed in lots of rental accommodation before, but this one was exceptional- extremely spacious both inside and outside and unbelievably peaceful, even though it was just a short walk into Lorgues. We were in a group whose ages ranged from 84 to 11- potentially problematic- but between the pool, two terraces, table tennis, pool table, mountain bikes and excellent nearby tennis courts, we had the perfect holiday.
We had never stayed inland before, but given the easy accessibility of the French Riviera (where we rented catamarans) and the river at Roquebrune (canoes, stand-up, pedalos etc ) we found that a week wasn't nearly long enough!
Glancing through other peoples reviews, I’m not sure what I can add. This is a truly lovely house, with high quality furniture and fittings, a well equipped kitchen ample sized bedrooms, virtually brand new, beautifully detailed bathrooms and a large high ceilinged living room with a gallery. This is primarily a family house and as a guest you benefit from the owner's good taste, style, attention to detail and all those small things that make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Mark lives in a studio cottage next door, clearly loves the house and keeps it in immaculate condition – everything is clean, tidy and well maintained.
The house is built in a large wooded garden and is totally secluded, though only a few minutes from the Lorgues – we hardly heard a car or other people, just the constant chorus of cicada’s. There is a garden kitchen, several terraces with tables and chairs – we spent most of our time drinking local Rosé on the terrace off the living room with fabulous views over the valley below and distant hills beyond.
It is an ideal spot for a family or group of friends, with snooker table, table tennis, table soccer and, of course, the swimming pool. Set in the garden slightly down from the house it a perfect sunny spot to spend the day, relax and get down to some serious holiday reading. There are an abundance of loungers and whether you choose full sun or hide under the umbrellas you can chill-out in the crystal clear pool.
Logues is a small French provincial village, with weekly markets and an abundance of places to eat (though we ate in most nights we did have a lovely evening meal at Chris Sandier, a restaurant in the main Boulevard). The town is conveniently situated - a hour from the spectacular Gorges du Verdon and Lac de Sante-Croix and about the same distance from St Tropez. So there are many places to see and things to do.
All in all this is a perfect spot and a great find. We would definite like to go back to enjoy, relax and explore. Thank you Mark for having us, we loved being there.
A very nice house located within the vineyards of the Provence with picturesque Lorgues at walking distance. The house itself is very clean and convenient.
Big plus for us (two families with grown up kids) were the 4 nice bathrooms. The view from the front terrace is magnificent. The pool is fine and there are sufficient lounge beds. The kitchen has all comforts you need. All in all a very good experience.
We found it at super!! very clean everywhere. very friendly owner, mark assists you in all. stunning views, fantastic swimming pool for us nothing but praise
I can highly recommend both the house, Lorgues and the surroundings. The house was ideal for us. We spent every other day at the lovely pool and took trips to St. Tropes, St. Maxime and other small beautiful villages. We can recommend a trip up in the mountains too..to see the lovely lavender fields and the spectacular French Canyon. Incredible! Mark ( the house owner ) gave us many good recommendations what to see and where to drive. We will never forget the holiday in this lovely house..which even has a tame fox who visited us to get something to eat ;-) I can recommend everybody.. both adults and couples with children, a stay in Marks ( a very nice man by the way ) house. We do not regret it !!!
Lorgues hosts a very lively market every Tuesday where you can buy fresh and prepared foods, clothes, fabrics and just about anything else you might need.
There is also a local producers market held on Fridays with home grown vegetables, honey, jams , bread etc.
There are many good and varied local restaurants in and around Lorgues including the famous 'Bruno' renowned for his truffles. Take a drive in any direction and you are spoiled for choice for restaurants in the surrounding countryside and nearby villages and there are many discoveries to be made.
Mountain and quad biking are available in the large (470 hectares) grounds of the famous Château de Berne, just a short drive or 25 minute walk up the road from the house.
The stupendous Gorge de Verdon and Lac de Saint-Croix are a 45 minute drive away and offer the opportunity to take some spectacular walks as well as to go canoeing and kayak or just to sunbathe and swim.
Sainte-Maxime and Frejus, on the coast, are about half an hours drive away with St-Tropez only a little further with all the obvious attractions that are on offer along the Cotes d'Azur, including several aqua and adventure parks.
Provence is known for its rose wines, but don't let that stop you trying the whites and reds. The area is peppered with Domaines and Châteaux where you can taste the wines on offer and there are some excellent wines to be found locally including those of Château de Berne which is within walking distance of the house along the same road.
Lorgues boasts a good public swimming pool and horse riding is also possible.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£431|