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Rustic mews / Rooftop Villa, spectacular pool - recently refurbished

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Fréjus - Penthouse apartment

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 - 6, 150sq m terrace, pool, tennis, golf

Charming rustic property in secluded residence complete with original wooden beams. The 130 year old residence was a hotel and was renovated into individual apartments, studios and mews .Situated on the roof of the first floor, our house and terrace is surrounded by a beautiful balestrade. All main rooms open onto the terrace with views of mountains and mature gardens. Magnificent pool and kiddies pool. On oldest golf course in the Var region. Private parking. Walking distance from Golf club, restaurants, shops and tennis, three miles from beautiful old town of St. Raphael and four miles from historic Frejus and from charming village of Agay with its long sandy beach and little coves with restaurants dotted along the way. Traveling be car the property is approximately 45 minutes from Nice Airport, 25 minutes from Cannes on one side, St. Maxime and St. Tropez on the other. Furnished with fully fitted kitchen, bathroom/shower. Chairs and loungers on terrace

This area is lush with vineyards - you can drop in to any of them or phone and make an appointment.

Golfers choice: There are at least thirty golf courses within a one hour drive of the property with varying degrees of difficulty.

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  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2016
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My wife Denise (who is an artist) and I used to bring the kids camping to France over the years. We spent many wonderful holidays in campsites all over France but particularly loved the South of France.

When I retired although my wife still works we had more time and decided to try and buy a small place in the St.Raphael area, an area we had come to really love during our camping holidays in the South of France.

TONY & DENISE BROPHY purchased this apartment in 2003

Why TONY & DENISE BROPHY chose Esterel - Fayence

When we came across the apartment in Valescure we literally fell in love with it. It is unique with so much character and is in such a beautiful and tranquil setting. It has everything we were looking for. It also has an amazing history since it was originally a hotel and was converted to apartments about forty years ago.

We consider ourselves so lucky to have it. We now have two grandchildren and our kids love it as it is ideal for couples with small children.

What makes this apartment unique

Spectacular private terrace of about 180 sq. metres surrounding apartment: old world charm with modern amenities: gated residence with private secure parking: manicured gardens;

45 minutes from Nice airport, 30 minutes from Cannes, five minutes from the nearest beach (by car) in Saint Raphael. Restaurants /shops / medical / pharmacy/ boulangerie etc withing walking distance.

Two beautiful pools one of which is pool for very small children tastefully located within gardens;

Tennis and golf within walking distance;

Lots of places to see including Massif de L'Esterel, Frejus Cathedral (Frejus is an old Roman town), Ile d'Or etc and further afield the famous Gorges de Verdun.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Rustic mews / Rooftop Villa, spectacular pool - recently refurbished
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Six Months at "Rustic Mews"

  • 5 of 5

Looking for "peace in paradise" well look no more! Hidden amongst the pine trees we found this wonderful independently situated, spotlessly clean, full of character, apartment with amazing views and to our delight a huge terrace which surrounded the entire apartment where we could enjoy outside dining even in winter. There is a large swimming pool and (a small pool for small children) in a private garden

Where we spent many happy hours sunning, swimming, reading. This apartment "has it all". For those seeking sporting pursuits there is golf, tennis and wonderful country walks in lush surroundings. The sea is 15 minutes away by car where every type of water sport can be found. We also found a good choice of restaurants nearby and the convenience of the local centre commercial catered for all our daily needs - all within easy reach.

The location of this wonderful apartment was so impressive that we are considering spending our winter breaks as well as our annual Summer holidays there - again and again. We have named it "paradise under the stars"

The owners are lovely friendly people and provided excellent information. St raphael and frejus are very close by and by car st tropez takes approximately forty-five minutes by car and by boat 30 minutes. There is a main train station in st raphael with excellent connections to cannes and monaco and the surrounding areas. This property has secure private parking, internet access (WiFi) and cable TV.

We have highly recommended it to our friends and family. Now we need not to delay booking our next holiday as vacancies are limited and weeks fill up fast. "rustic mews" is an unforgettable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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John from Dublin

  • 5 of 5

I have just stayed here for the past three months and enjoyed every single day of my stay. This is a unique place and no words or photographs will do it justice. The property is so full of charm with a wonderful history and many very famous people have stayed here. The overall property has been wonderfully restored to it's former glory and offers everything you would possibly require - and much more. There is a wonderful feeling of space and light and magnificent pool and gardens to enjoy with utter tranquility while also offering the visitor such immediate access to wonderful beaches and historic towns. You should seriously consider this property and talk to the charming owners who are such a pleasure to deal with. Sincerely yours, John

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
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a great house

  • 5 of 5

This place is first class the house has allways been immaculate on the 4times ive stayed in it.its great for eating outside and catching the sun all day.the house has 2 large rooms and sleeps 6 no problem it has a large bathroom and the kitchen is perfect with all the things you need.there is a dvd tv which is great to put the kids infront of for 5 min peace. its pools are great for the kids.frejus is 10 min away its just a great place to be in the south of france.the owner is great to deal with and very kind.if you want a nice clean house thats great value for money this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
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Our week at Rustic mews, Valescure in Sept 08

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is part of an impressive building, a former grand hotel. It is spacious for 4 persons and has an impressive terrace with a big table which we used for almost all meals. The appartment is well equipped with furniture, stereo and beds, linen, towels, etc. Furthermore one can use the big and beautiful pool.

The location is very quiet and quite a bit off the beaten track. If you play golf it is the ideal place to go. Most of the other residents there are Fench, of age 55+ and there only for their holidays. You need a car in order to enjoy the nice beaches in Saint Raphael, Frejus or see St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, etc.

Only constraint was the lack of thorough cleaniliness of the apartment. It needed some extra hoovering (dust and cobwebs), the kitchen was greasy and a little run down and actually needs replacement or serious renovation. If you enjoy cooking or have smaller children, I would ask if something has happened here since summer 08. However, we liked the place and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
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Holiday for 2 weeks in the summer of 2015

  • 4 of 5

This was the second time we have rent the rooftop house, the firtst time was in the summer of 2014 and it was also very nice to be here, so we booked again for the summer in 2015 for two weeks. with a beautyful vieuw is the the rooftop villa really nice

Also the contact with the owner is really good, he helped us with all of our questions, also the swimming pool is realy nice and good, also for litlle childerens, the villa is on a golf resort which is in quite area.

With the best regards

Family Lorijn


  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Valescure Golf Club
Nearest Golf
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Saint Raphael
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sebastien Jardin
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Saint Raphael
Car: recommended

Between Cannes and St.Tropez, St.Raphael is a beautiful area with a stunning coastline, in particular the drive from St.Raphael to Cannes is in my view unmatched within the Cote d`Azur. The Cap Esterel separates St.Raphael from Cannes ie a hilly area heavily wooded and with stunning red rock.

The town of St.Raphael is a thriving commercial town but with great charm - ideal both for shopping but with many interesting attractions. The old town of Frejus, just 10 mins by car is stunning and full of character with its Roman remains etc.

There are many vineyards within 30 minutes drive of St.Raphael.

Golf: This is a glorious golfing and tennis area. There are two golf courses in the immediate area and at least thirty more within a one hour drive. The green fees are quite reasonable ie in the region of €60 to €70 per round. There is also a nine hole golf course more suitable for beginners golf as well as a driving range.

The two courses in the immediate area are interesting with lots of trees to catch the wayward drive and plenty of challenging water features around the greens. Then of course there is the 19th.

In high season it is preferable to tee off relatively early due to the heat. Buggies can also be hired.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fréjus, Esterel - Fayence

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied. Cost of electrictiy is included in rates.
A 30% deposit is required to complete a booking and the balance of payment is due 3 weeks prior to the arrival date. These prices include end of stay cleaning.

Deposit is paid when booking and is non refundable. Balance is due three weeks prior to arrival. All payments should be made by bank transfer.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fréjus in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 49 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom Guest - 2 Single Bed , Plus 1 pull out bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin ( with extra pull out bed). Additional pull out sofa double bed in lounge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
As well as a double sofa bed in the lounge there is a single pull-out bed in the twin bedroom. Garden table seats six to eight comfortable. There are two sunlongers.

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