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Charming villa with a wonderful 150 m2 large swimming pond

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Villars-sur-Var - Bastide de la Source

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 90 m2 terrace with view to the river

The Bastide de la Source is a charming villa on a 13,000 m2 land. There is plenty of room and equipment for 12 persons. You can swim in our wonderful 150 m2 large swimming pond, relax on the terrace and enjoy the panoramic view over the river and the mountains.

When you arrive to the Bastide you are lead via a wonderful closed, shadowed courtyard, with a fountain, to the entrance door.

From the hall you have the choice to enter the library, the kitchen or take the stairs to the 2nd and 3rd floor with the 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. From the kitchen you can enter into the winter garden.

On the south-side of the house lays the 90 m2 terrace (28 m2 covered and with a BBQ and a 20 m2 pergola with sun shade). You enter the terrace from the library, the kitchen, or the winter garden.

For you cars there is a double carport and furthermore a parking area for your guests.

The electric gate has remote control and video surveillance.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Anders Kornerup
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2016
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About Anders Kornerup

My wife and I bought the property in 2003 to move to France after my retirement in 2006. We spent 3 years renovating the building, swimming pool and gardens. We only rent the house for a few months in the summer where we reside us in Denmark.

Anders Kornerup purchased this villa in 2003

Why Anders Kornerup chose Alps-Maritimes Valleys

When we first saw the house, was it a 'Sleeping Beauty Castle' in the middle of a stand, which had grown up in the 25 years the house had been empty. As we stood on the large south-facing terrace, we could be enjoying the fantastic views down to the river Var. We completely fell for the place and decided that here we would spend our retirement years.

A study of our closest cities (Villars, Touët, Maloussenne, Massoins etc.) Showed that these medieval towns lived their own lives, untouched by the mass tourism on the coast in Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Vance etc. and yet only a half hour drive away.

What makes this villa unique

Second visit - same good impression

Review by Marcussen Aarhus, Denmark

Review Submitted: 05 January 2011

Date of Stay: July 2010

In 2010 my family for the second time stayed 2 weeks at Bastide and had a wonderful time. It is a large and beautiful house with quality furniture and equipment and at the same time you have the feeling that this is a home where people live. The swimming pond is a fantastic meeting place for all generations and we spent a lot of time in and around the water.

The rental rates are absolutely fair compared to the quality and luxury you get and all services before and under our stay were perfect. We spent much time in and around the beautiful house but there are many interesting excursions to make in the region.

Try this wonderful place and you will not regret it.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Rating 5 out of 5


2 holidaymaker reviews

Charming villa with a wonderful 150 m2 large swimming pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Cambridge, MA

A marvelous and magical spot

  • 5 of 5

More than six months later, I can close my eyes and imagine I am sitting on the terrace at Bastide de la Source, sipping rosé and watching the sun reflected off the mountains across the river. This is a truly special spot, and one I hope to return to. It's very unique--the grounds are wild and extensive, with a secret path through the vineyard and under the railroad tracks to access a massive pebble-covered beach along the turquoise blue Var river. There was rain when we first arrived, and we ended up taking mud baths in the amazing black clay mud on the riverbanks--the kids are still talking about it! The swimming pond is spring-fed (from a remarkable elephant-trunk-shaped spout!) so it can be a bit "refreshing," but we spent all day in and out of it despite visiting early in the summer season. Since the photos were taken, the end closest to the island has been filled in to provide a wonderful roped-off shallow area to make the pool work for small children. We were there with our kids right before they turned 3 and 5 and they adored it.

Our group was only 3 adults and 2 children, but two families could easily share the house.

The house was extremely comfortable for our two-week stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed eating at the two outside tables every night, and experimenting with cooking on the outdoor fireplace! I can't say enough about how special the location is. The views are spectacular. The kids loved feeding the big fish in the koi pond every day! There is a commuter train to Nice that stops a couple minutes down the road and takes you into town in 45 minutes or so--very convenient not to have to drive and park. We took day trips to Italy, Monaco, a local fortified village, etc. but it was hard to drag ourselves away from the house!

The only thing to bear in mind is that the driveway comes off a busy road, so you have to be a bit gutsy turning in and out of the gate. We were concerned about noise form the road or train but despite being VERY picky about that sort of thing, neither was a problem.

Ann is a wonderful host and we even enjoyed a lunch together one day!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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En fantastisk feriebolig til flere generationer.

  • 5 of 5

Efter 14 dage i "Bastide de la Source" i 2014 kan vi absolut anbefale denne feriebolig.

Boligen er særdeles velegnet til flere generationer - nogle kan bade /rafte i VAR-floden, andre kan bade i "Kildesøen", og den ældre generation kan læse/hygge sig på terrassen.

Der er flere "udflugtsmål" i nærheden - Frankrigs Grand Canyon / Verdon området, Nice, Cannes, Monaco m.v. - alt sammen superspændende.

Boligen ligger et sted, hvor man "bare kan være", gå (køre) på markedet i Villars sur Var og købe brød, vin og andet godt med hjem og hygge sig med det.

En feriebolig, der er egnet til flere generationer, og med alt hvad dertil hører i et godt køkken.

En herlig ferie, som vi har nydt i fulde drag.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Auberge de Pignes
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Valberg and Nice
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Villars Gare
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nice Isidore (No. 52)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Auberge de Pignes
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Cagne sur mer
Car: necessary

This estate lies in the Alpes Maritimes, the area of natural beauty and peace, north of Nice.

The Bastide de la Source is situated on a 13,000 square meter land stretching down to the river Var, 3 km from the medieval village Villars sur Var and approximately 35 km from Nice.

The neighbour village Touët-sur-Var lies perched to the mountain side 5 km to the west of the Bastide.

The citadel in the nearby medieval village Entrevaux is a fabulous sight. It is guarding a narrow pass, has a draw-bridge entrance high across a fast river, and walled walkway zig-zaging up through 20 fortified doorways to a 17th century citadel dominating the surrounding valleys for centuries.

The river Var is year round very watered and therefore rafting is a popular sport in the area.

If you like to play golf, the nearest golf course is just a half hour drive from the house at the ski resort Valberg. Another exciting place to play golf is Europe's highest positioned golf course in Isola 2000. This 18-hole course (5,065 m) is situated 2,000 meters above sea level and was designed by Jean Garaialde who knew how to make golf courses suitable for all levels of play.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Villars-sur-Var, Alps-Maritimes Valleys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £535
Slutrengøring £107

El, gas og varme er inkluderet i priserne i sommerperioden (medium maj - medium oktober). I vinterperioden vil opvarmning blive afregnet med 1,6 € per liter olie.
Linned (Dyne- og hovedpudebetræk, lagner samt håndklæder) kan lejes for 20 € pr. person

Ved bestilling betales 25 % af lejebeløbet. Restlejen betales senest 8 uger før lejemålets start.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villars-sur-Var in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom A - 2 Child Bed , Connected to bedroom 2
    Bedroom B - 1 Large Double Bed , Connected to bedroom 1
    Bedroom C - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom D - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom E - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom F - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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