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Jonathan and Angela Richardson

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English, German

A spacious villa in Provence, near Lorgues, with large heated pool.

19 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Le Thoronet - Villa des Basses Lones

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite shower, WC, sleeps 10. 2 acre garden

The villa is situated in the heart of the Var's wine growing region, lying in a calm and peaceful area, surrounded by vines and trees. It is the perfect get away for relaxation and yet only a few minutes from all necessary amenities. The villa has most of the living space on one level. The interior is regularly repainted and updated. The tiled kitchen opens onto the dining and salon which leads onto the terrace and pool (12m x 6m). The living area is comfortably furnished with a fire place, T.V., DVD, sofas and chairs. The 2 acre mature garden is surrounded by high hedges and is fenced off from the river at the bottom of the garden. Nearest neighbours are about 80m from our hedge.

This is a great holiday home for families, either several generations of one family or two families. There is loads of space in the villa and gardens to have fun & games together or to get away for those moments of peace and privacy.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jonathan and Angela Richardson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

A fabulous early autumn stay. Better than British high summer. Already planning of coming back soon....thank you.

Great house, wonderful pool, we enjoyed every bit - every moment!!! we flet at home. Thank you. Remarkable!! Fantastique!!



All guests comments posted here can be read in our guest book at the villa.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.6
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

A spacious villa in Provence, near Lorgues, with large heated pool.
average rating of 4.631579 based on 31 reviews
Farum, kbh, Denmark
5

Villa paradise in center region Var, Le Thoronet

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull time in the villa, 14 days, using the beautiful river a lot in the hot midday, and the pool at all other times.

your house were perfect for the size of our company of 9, and it is truly a paradise spot you found there.

the kithcen is perfect size, and yes we used it every second day.

We had a super experience with the bigger children,

+5 yrs, renting kayaks, at the road between Carces and Lorgue, 4 hours and 8 km of fun in beautiful surroundings, ending up at a landingplace near Le Thoronet, where you could swim and cool of, untill being collected and returned together with the kayaks, to starting point collecting our

car.

we can highly recommend the local restaurants, as we found "le vallon" and the little one by the square in center of "le thoronet" having a standard we didn't expect to find, and at cheap prises as well. 170 euros all in for, 9 people.

We sadly never found the time to try the creperie in center town, we only thought of it as making deserts, untill 3 days before leaving.

we also visited your local domaine l'abbey, visiting the cave, winecellar, original from 1250, small but exciting and wonderful, and the very french guide sold us but to much, wine and oil.

Their "grand reserve" was very well worth the price,

giving a little hint, buy it in town, by the butcher or by caeur du var shop, as they are much cheaper than buying it on the "chateau"

we visited the sorrounding villages, and found the market at Lorgue, being the best, but with expensive restaurants.

The evening markets at frejus/st. raphael were a treat for the whole family, as the little ones could try the "tivoli" things. We dined at a brasserie by the harbour, wonderful meal, and cheap as well, 60 euros less than in Lorgue.

again very much thank you for having us, we will be back, travelling otherwise, 26 hrs from denmark, without a sleepover is to much, but will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family friendly villa in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our two week stay at the villa. It is in a beautiful quiet setting and is an excellent location to explore both Provence and the coast. The villa and gardens were spacious which made it ideal for two families sharing and the pool was fantastic. It was an added bonus to have the trampoline and football goal for the kids as well as the table tennis table which was used by everyone. This is certainly a place to consider returning to.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are very happy that you had a successful holiday at our villa and look forward to having you stay again one day.
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A lovely hideaway in the Var

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a family holiday in Le Thoronet. The listing description of the villa was accurate and our overall impression was of a clean, well maintained and spacious property. The house was well equipped with everything you could possibly need for young children. The grounds were extensive and the 4 children all enjoyed exploring and playing in them. The pool proved a big hit with children and adults alike. The setting was peaceful and convenient for visits to nearby towns and villages such as Villecroze, Cotignac and Aups and also further afield to St Tropez. We found that all the restaurants we went to were happy to accommodate us (10 people) by putting tables together etc. and one of our favourite places for lunch was St Croix on Lac St. Croix for the fantastic views of the lake.

Jonathan and his family were friendly and helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends or relatives. Many thanks Jonathan.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing the review, it is always appreciated. It was lovely to meet you and we are a very glad you had a great holiday at our villa. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Great villa, excellent location & family friendly

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic one week stay here. It was a great base to explore the Coast and numerous local villages and towns from. Rooms were spacious and well laid out, perfect for two families with small children, but could easily have accommodated more. A vast selection of toys, books and DVDs and a huge enclosed garden to keep the kids amused. Pool was lovely and a great size. We really enjoyed our stay only wish it could have been for longer but would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and glad you had a great holiday at our villa. Look forward to having you stay again soon. Jonathan
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Great place for a large family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. The villa was just what we expected from the description. We were 6 adults plus children of 6, 3 and 11 months, and it seemed to be perfect for everyone. There was a fabulous collection of toys, games and things to ride on. The trampoline was a highlight for many - even we grandparents had a go. And of course the pool was at the centre of everything

It was clean and everything worked. Jean Francois kept the pool immaculate and was very forgiving when we overfilled it.

Probably the most telling fact is that some of us hardly left the villa at all throughout the week - a couple of trips to local villages and one to the Abbaye by those who hadn't been before. So the barbecue saw a lot of service

Another plus is that the Richardsons are extremely friendly and efficient - a pleasure to do business with.

All in all highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing the review and I am glad you had a fantastic holiday at our villa. We look forward to having you stay again in the future.
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A fabulous place to chill and relax.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous family holiday in this amazing villa. It is situated in a truly a beautiful spot in the Var and has every facility you could possibly wish for. On arrival we found the villa was spotlessly clean with every facility one could possibly need. We had 4 children ages from 4 to 11. The copious amount of toys were just amazing and our 2 little girls had the most wonderful time playing with them all. The kitchen was very well equipped and this coupled with the BQ made providing meals effortless, even for ten of us. Normally we would dine out a few evenings during the holiday but we cancelled the advanced bookings made because the villa was so idyllic for our family, the children were able to entertain themselves in the grounds, in the house or mainly on the trampoline whilst the adults enjoyed the wonderfully balmy evenings relaxing on the terrace. The house is indeed very spacious and provided plenty of room for our group of 10. The sitting room is very comfortable and again well appointed with every device needed although, only the children used this area to watch a DVD in the early mornings, the adults always gravitated to the wonderful outside terrace to enjoy the amazing views, read, use the Internet or enjoy long chats accompanied by the obligatory glass of liquid refreshment from the local vineyards. The bedrooms are all very well appointed with reading lamps and plenty of hanging space. The mattresses, bed linen and towels were all of very good quality. The configuration of bathrooms and on suites worked very well for our large group. The villa also has a hair dryer if one needs one. The pool is large and totally fantastic with plenty of good quality sun beds and umbrellas to shade you from the mid day sun. The two little girls were non-swimmers when we arrived but by the end of day one they were launching themselves of the steps of the their 'Pool Noodles,' some of which were provided, so they older children had ones to play with too. Having graduated steps into the pool was super, particularly for the younger children and the adults who like to gently launch themselves into the water! The trampoline was fantastic, when the children were taking a breather from the pool they enjoyed using up their boundless energy on the trampoline or using it as a place to 'hang out' away from the adults. All this and the amazing grounds ensured we had the most fabulous holiday ever. We have booked for 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am very happy you had such a successful holiday at our villa and very much look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Les Arc
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A8, Le Luc Junction
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Frejus - 30 mins drive
Car: necessary

Le Thoronet, famous for its Abbey, has restaurants, shops, bike hire and tennis. Canoes and kayaks on the river. Within 20 minutes drive here are several beautiful medieval villages, golf courses, vinyards for wine tasting, olive mills and gastromonic restaurants incuding the well known Chez Bruno. Lorgues, 12km, has a good choice of shops and weekly markets. The beaches of St Raphael, Frejus, St Maxime and St Tropez are within 45 mins, as are the stunning lake St Croix and the Gorge du Verdun.

Other Activities: canoeing

Golf: Barbaroux in Brignoles. (never played here but looks good) 20 - 25 min from our villa.

30 - 40 mins drive.

Beauvallon-Grimaud golf club - St.Maxine 00 33 4 94 96 16 98 (I think this one is only 9 holes).

Esterel Latitudes golf club. St.Raphael. 00 33 4 94 82 47 88 (nice course 18 hole course).

St.Maxine Golf Club 00 33 4 94 49 26 60 ( more challenging course, with some narrow fairways and beautiful views of countryside and coast).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Le Thoronet, Draguignan region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low season 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,428
for 7 nights
£1,428
£3,419
 
 
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,428
for 7 nights
£1,428
£3,419
 
 
Early Summer 2017
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,688
for 7 nights
£1,688
£5,151
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
£5,107
for 14 nights
£2,554
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,688
for 7 nights
£1,688
£5,151
 
 
low season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,428
for 7 nights
£1,428
£3,419
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £693

Saturday to Saturday. Departures before 10.00 and arrivals from 15.00 onwards. There is a refundable breakages deposit of 800 euros to cover any damages, and will be returned shortly after departure less any charges. If there is a cancellation, funds will only be returned if we get another booking for exactly the same period. For bookings during the winter the heating bill is included.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Le Thoronet in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom -
  • Both bathrooms have baths with hand showers, additional large separate shower 'rooms', toilets and basins. The ensuite bathroom has 2 basins. The ensuiute shower room also has a basin. There is a seperate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 3 twins, 2 cots (plus a changing table). The large master bedroom (42m2) has an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. There are french windows and a terrace off the master bedroom offering beautiful views of the garden. Other bedrooms on this level are: Twin 12m2, Twin 15m2 and large 24m2 double bedroom with a mezzanine (an additional 16m2) which can be used as a living area. The fifth bedroom (15m2) in the basement has an en-suite shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes:
For babies and toddlers there’s a changing table, steriliser, plates, cups, cutlery, 2 high chairs, bouncy 'chair' for babies, small soft armchair & moses basket. The large under ground garage comfortably parks 2 cars and keeps them cool in the hot summer months. The terrace off the master bedroom, facing a large expanse of garden, is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sounds of nature. Access to the second terrace (60m2) is via the 3 glass doors from the salon and dining room. This terrace is the main outdoor eating area (half shaded) with beautiful views over the garden and swimming pool. There's a BBQ unit on the terrace with table and chairs. Since there is so little air pollution in this area you are treated to a stunning display of stars at night as you sip your hot chocolate or finish off a glass of wine. The pool (12x6m) has a safety fence around it. The pool area is fully equipped with 10 sun loungers & umbrellas. You can enjoy a picnic by the river.

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