Les Vallas (we have changed its name to its traditional one from La Maison Lavande) is a lovely, traditional Provencal house in the heart of Provence, just outside the medieval hilltop village of Chateaudouble in the unspoilt Haut Var. It has been recently furnished and decorated in keeping with the traditional style and enjoys superb panoramic views over the gorge. Set in 3/4 acre of land it has grassed terraces of apricot and olive trees with its own private pool. It is well placed for visiting the charming local villages, Tourtour, Barjemon and Seillans are just a few and the beaches along the south coast, as well as the mountains and golf courses. It is also on the cycle ways of the area encompassing 15 circuits. There are 2 restaurants in the village, there is also a bar, village shop, post office and boulangerie. It is ideal for family holidays, painting courses, cyclists or grown up breaks.
MORE GUEST BOOK REVIEWS: Philippa - Just to say a big thanks for everything during our stay. We had NO faults whatsoever, none.
The villa was spotless and welcoming, making the perfect base for our holiday. Everything far exceeded our expectations.
Hi Philippa, hope all is well. The holiday was fantastic, great location lovely furniture, Chateaudouble was wonderfull we met Chris Fosse whilst dining (famous artist)!! The restaurant Chateau was excellent. Overall we gave our holiday 11 out of 10 and have recommended to friends!! Thanks.
Just to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in your lovely house. After the journey everything was great - stunning views, beautiful property good weather etc. Thanks again
Not long back from our holiday and wanted to let you know that we had a most enjoyable time at your house. It was very comfortable and suited all our needs. We even managed to use the pool - well the kids anyway!
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CYCLING & GOLF: CYCLING
The Haut Pays Varois, Centre VTT/FFC offers 15 cycle ways throughout the area ranging from 8Km to 27 Km. One of them going past the village of Chateaudouble. So if you are a keen cyclist this could be just the spot for you. Details of the routes available in the villa or from the local Tourist Office in the village or ask the owner for more info.
There are many golf courses in the area and in particular a lovely new 18 hole course at St Endreol at La motte. It has magnificent scenery and views of the river Endre. La motte is approx 10 miles.
There is also the Domaine de Terre Blanche golfing experience at Fayence, about 30 minutes drive. Two of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe – designed by one the finest golf course designers worldwide. Both courses in the Domaine de Terre Blanche offer a standard of care and maintenance at any time on 300 days of sunshine throughout the year.
OTHER SPORTS: The Gorge du Verdon offers Climbing, Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking, sailing and swimming. There is also a lake near the Gorge du Verdon, Lac St Cassien which offers watersports.
Bicycles, tennis courts and crazy golf available at Figanieres, approx 10 minutes (where there is also a supermarket and Pharmacy there).
The nearest ski resorts are from approx 1 - 2 hours away.
Also you can go gliding at Fayence, approx 30 minutes away.
Draguignan offers an Athletic stadium, badminton, snooker, bowling, cinema, table tennis, Museum, approx 15 minutes away.