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Provencal house with Infinity pool & breathtaking views

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom house - sleeps 10 comfortably - an oasis of calm

Villa Nyasa is an oasis of calm providing uninterrupted southerly views across the mountain valley. The old part of the house which dates from the 18 century has been extended and beautifully adapted and modernised over the years, whilst retaining a distinct Provençal country charm.

Flanked by 3.5 acres of oaks, pine trees and olive groves, it has beautifully constructed terraced gardens with lavender, lemon trees and fig trees, where wild herbs flourish. There are three outside dining areas, and a BBQ area with a fridge and sink.

The terraces on all sides and at various levels, together with the courtyard provide ample space for groups of people to socialise and to find quiet spots for those moments of solitude. Badminton, outdoor table tennis and various games will keep children and adults entertained. Whilst the pièce de résistance is the mosaic tiled 12 metre infinity pool with diving board and views to die for.

The house offers 5 ensuite bedrooms (4 doubles and one twin) and can accommodate 10 adult guests with ease. Two of the guest suites have their own entrances and one is independent from the main house. Bedrooms either have ensuite showers or baths and all are equipped with reversible air conditioning and the main house has central heating. The double aspect sitting room, with open fire place has doors opening on to a balcony.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an American style fridge/freezer, range style cooker, dishwasher and porcelain crockery. The outside laundry has a washing machine, tumble drying and iron. The dining room with open fire place can accommodate 12 for dinner.

The house is equipped with Sky, Fressat, a DVD player and a stereo with Bluetooth and iPhone port. There is broadband and wireless throughout most of the house.

Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are provided as too pool towels. Guests are provided with a welcome basket of local wine and those things you may have forgotten to pack, sunscreen, insect repellant and electric adapters. All guests are provided with complimentary White Company toiletries. There are no hidden charges. All cleaning costs, air-con, pool heater and weekly change of linen are included in the price. Joanna our house manager will be there to meet and greet and will be available throughout your stay by mobile to answer any queries you may have. Joanna will come each Saturday during your stay to change bed linen and towels and to thoroughly clean the house, pool and terraces.

The house is available for weekly rental, or longer throughout the year. Rental periods run from Saturday to Saturday. Pets are most welcome by prior arrangement.

More Details

Damian Cullen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Damian Cullen

One of us is a lawyer the other a managing director of a media company specialising in the arts sector.

Damian Cullen purchased this villa in 2014

Why Damian Cullen chose Draguignan region

We fell in love with the house from the off, it had the Wow! factor we had been looking for. We wanted somewhere we could entertain friends and family, but where you were not falling over each other.

We love the area, it is a real get-away-from-it-all experience, but within minutes of wonderful restaurants and amazing wine producers. It is the France you dream of.

What makes this villa unique

The pool and the views are amazing. The house had been developed by the previous owners to a very high standard. It is in an amazing location, it feels miles from anywhere but is in close reach of the many hilltop villages around, the coast and the cities of Cannes, Nice and Marseille.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Claviers in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All 5 bedrooms have either a shower room or bathroom with roll-top baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • 5 bedrooms - sleeps 10. 4 double rooms, 1 twin room. All bedrooms are ensuite with either a bathroom or shower room. All bedrooms have reversible air-conditioning. There is central heating in the main house Two bedrooms have separate entrances, one is a studio style room and is independent from the main house
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Provencal house with Infinity pool & breathtaking views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic stay at Villa Nyasa for our family of 10 !

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 (5 adults & 5 children) spent a lovely week here at Villa Nyasa in August 2016.

We were very impressed with the beautiful villa, even though we had looked at pictures online it was even better in the flesh. There was plenty of space, so many little areas outside to sit at and relax so no-one felt on top of each other.

The outside kitchen area was a big hit with us, as a family with children it was ideal as they could swim whilst we cooked dinner with us still keeping a watchful eye over them. It was also lovely of an evening, we spent many a night sitting up there with a glass of wine looking at the stars!

Inside the villa the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms were lovely and felt homely. Beautiful bedding, towels and toiletries were provided.

The nearby village of Claviers was very nice too, had a couple of meals at restaurants there which were very good.

All in all, couldn't fault Villa Nyasa, we would highly recommend and hope to return sometime in the future.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and relaxing place to that makes you forget about home the minute you walk in

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as on the pictures. Damian said we wouldn't be disappointed and we weren't! The kitchen is very well equipped. So it doesn't matter what you want to make, you'll have everything you need.

We stayed with 10, 7 adults and 3 children. And there was plenty of room for everyone.

The pool area is fantastic and the views are amazing!

If you have any questions or anything is wrong during your stay, the local contact is there for you always. She helps you perfectly during your arrival and your stay.

We had fantastic weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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October Sunshine in glorious Villa Nyasa

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous Villa! glorious rooms and décor, wondeful linen, yet a home from home feel, in a stunning setting with every detail thought through. We came for a very happy week end House Party - a quick easy drive from Nice Airport (excellent directions provided by the Owner) makes it all very doable even for a short break. And we were bathed in glorious sunshine and delicious warmth even though it was almost mid October. The local wines - and restaurants - are excellent too. I am already planning my return trip for a longer stay. Highly recommended. Allez!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The property is superbly kitted out, seeming to anticipate all possible whims and requirements of its guests. From the very well stocked house kitchen and that by the barbeque above the pool; the luxuriously sheeted beds, ample towelling, house toiletries (hairdrier even); wifi, TV, bluetooth for music; bedrooms and seating areas around various corners so no one is ever on top of another (especially when there is an age range from pre-teens through to grandma!); the mountain bikes and table-tennis; to the magnificent pool and dining terrace with a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside.

And the location is perfect. Nestled above the Mediterranean in the woody maritime foothills of the Alps, ancient charming villages are a very short drive away (the nearest 2 km) and within an hour's drive are the resorts and beaches of Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Frejeus, Ste Maxime – or in the opposite direction up along the banks of the Gorges du Verdon and down into its lakes.

I only wish I had a whole summer – a whole lifetime - to spend here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

We knew this part of France quite well and its a really beautiful area. The villa itself was in a great position. A couple of kilometres from Claviers which is a really pretty village. Also close to other beautiful villages and in glorious forested hills.

The villa itself was very well equipped and the pool area was excellent.

If you want a peaceful retreat in a relaxing setting its ideal. The views are amazing and the villa was able to comfortably accommodate up to nine in our party.

Much of the furnishings are new and all are of high standard. The kitchen in particular was great. There is a library of books in English that is the best I have ever seen in a holiday home! Joanna who manages the property was really helpful and nothing was too much for her. The owners recommendations on restaurants were spot on. The whole process of booking and taking the holiday was very smooth.

I am a keen road cyclist and I believe this is one of the very best places in France to cycle. Within reach of the alps its got a range of climbs on quiet roads with good surfaces. We stayed for three weeks and there were lots of things to do within easy reach. Apart from the obvious things like the coast the Sunday market in Le Muy, the nearby lake and spectacular Gorge de Verdun are all worth a visit.

I would highly recommend both the region and this villa in particular. I look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world

  • 5 of 5

This house if really well suited to a large family or a group of people wanting peace and quiet in a wonderful part of france. The rooms are well placed so that everyone can have a bit of privacy and space and the pool and patio areas are great for kids and adults. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped and the living space very chilled out. Beautifully decorated but you don't feel like you have to tiptoe around a 'museum'. Joanna the house manager was very friendly and accessible and Damien's help and communication up to the stay was very helpful and convivial.

The only shame is that the 3.5 acres of woodland around the house are pretty impenetrable so the kids we had with us could romp around in it as we thought they might.

The surrounding areas and villages are unspoiled and quintessential 'old France'. Please visit the Villa Nyasa - you'll LOVE it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Terre Blanche, Tourettes
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Les Arcs - Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Muy - A8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
32 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
44 Kilometres
St Maxime, Frejus
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Claviers, Var

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £852.38

Rates include meet and greet service and all bedding and laundry. Minimum 7 night stay. Check-in and check-out on Saturdays. Consideration will be given to midweek bookings out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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