|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Le Lauron has been beautifully restored to create a wonderful family home. The house has 5 twin/double bedrooms plus a bunk bed room adjoining the master bedroom. In addition there is a separate annex with a bedroom, living room/kitchenette and bathroom which can sleep a further 4. The South facing house stands in 4 acres of meadows terraces and gardens enjoying superb views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. The garden is stocked with hundreds of rose, oleander lavender and rosemary bushes; cherries, figs, plums, apples and almonds all grow near the house. There is a stream running close to the house into the meadow below which also contains a newly re-surfaced tennis court. There's a boule pitch, trampoline, croquet set and table tennis table. The large 14-metre heated swimming pool is on the same level as, but separate from the house. As it is used as a family home it is not just another anonymous holiday villa but a comfortably furnished home full of paintings and antiques. One of the sitting rooms has a log fire and the house has central heating for cooler months.
For music lovers, there are plenty of summer concerts (usually chamber music or recitals) in nearby churches: Mass with Gregorian plainsong on Sunday mornings at the Abbey de Thoronet; Opera at Aix-en Provence, Orange and Nice; or jazz at Nice and the nearby villages of Seillans and Montferrat. However, past experience shows that despite the best laid plans to make excursions, most of our guests arrive only to find they prefer to stay put at Le Lauron.
There are plenty of poolside sun loungers, two further separate outside dining areas, and a large parasol also available. There is a boule and croquet set, and the house has some tennis and badminton racquets that could certainly be used in an emergency!
The property is cleaned two times a week. Bed linen and bathroom towels are included and changed once a week.
Incredible house - we loved the views and the stuning garden. Thanks so much for letting us stay. The children had a great time in the pool, and we played a lot of tennis on the court. Nice to have tabel tennis, too, when it got too hot! We will definitely come again.
There is only one word for this place - fantastic!! We spend a week in the house together with two other families. Initially we had planned to do daily excursions but ended up every day staying "at home" not wanting to leave the place. The house is impeccable furnished. The pool is perfectly tempered, the tennis court has a very high standard, the boule a delightful treat. What more to say - visit!
Our family holiday at La Lauron could not have been better. The house is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The pool, tennis court and ball area kept all the adults and children entertained for hours. We can not recommend La Lauron enough, we will definitely be visiting again this summer.
Wonderful holiday with group of friends and their families last August. A stunning house with beautiful interior, grounds and gardens offering seclusion and space for everyone. Fabulous pool, tennis court and petanque court for the active, or those more sedentary moments plentiful sun loungers with amazing views of the Var. Dining alfresco was a highlight in the shade of vines. Set below the lovely town of Bargemon, offering an invigorating walk up for coffee and patisserie or dinner. I would recommend Le Lauron to families or friends of all ages - we would definitely go back.
We have stayed on numerous occasions with two to three other families. The property is spacious and has everything you need to make it a relaxing and enjoyable week. The house itself is well laid out, giving everyone space to make their own. It's charm comes from the fact that it is clearly a much loved and well looked after family home. The new kitchen with everything you need, makes eating in very straightforward. I only wish I had as much refrigeration space in the UK. The large supermarkets are easily reached and the local village of Bargemon has the essential bakery, small shops and several restaurants & bars.
The pool is large and well looked after, with plenty of places to sit in the sun and the shade. That with the tennis courts, trampoline, boules and very large garden meant that the children can easily keep themselves entertained and allow the adults to have some peace and quiet of their own. The safety fence around the pool is reassuring when the kids are young.
Over the last few visits we have made some trips out to the Lac (pedalos and giant inflatables), the Gorge du Verdon (kayaking) and a local water park. More importantly, every year, we visit many of the local vineyards to decide which wine we like best. The holiday would not be complete without a few large glasses of wine on the terrace late into the evening.
I would thoroughly recommend this for all ages, there is so much to do if you want it and equally a great place to sit and read your book if that's what you need. It is a really special place.
We have stayed at Le Lauron on several occasions and always had the most marvellous holidays. The house is spacious and cool in the heat of summer. The bedrooms are well positioned so that you aren't on top of everyone else. The two sitting rooms are comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped for cooking meals for large groups and it's so easy to access the shady terrace to eat. As a couple with young children, knowing the pool is securely fenced is a huge comfort. It's difficult to want to leave Le Lauron to explore, the setting is so peaceful and there are enough things to keep you occupied on-site - boules, tennis, swimming, playing the piano, sampling the delicious local rose - but if you do, there are lots of things to visit. The village has a wonderful, shaded square in which the cafes have set up tables & chairs. The village shop and bakeries/butcher mean easy, local shopping is available too. We have enjoyed wine tastings, the local goat farm and motorcar museum, as well as countless restaurants. Best of all though is a picnic up at Bargeme, a ruined church with views to die for. I would happily come back time after time.
From start to finish we had a very good experience. Owner was very friendly and helpful. The house was all we had joped for and more - very atrractive and with a beautiful location and grounds. We would completely recommend this as a top place for a holiday - whether you are active (swimming, tennis, table tennis!, boule, wandering around the grounds) or just sitting in the sun under trees or around the ppool. Inside there's good-sized bedrooms and a brilliant kitchen.
Bargemon, 500 metres above sea level, is one of the prettiest villages in the area; it is never crowded or as trippery as villages on or near the coast. Life revolves around the ‘Place’ where, if you sit with your coffee or Pastis, you will get a kaleidoscope of life in Provence. Bargemon has shops for all everyday needs; The nearest town is Draguignan where a bustling and attractive market is held.
Fishing and boating at Lac de St. Cassien (28km), riding, windsurfing and hang-gliding are all within easy reach, as is magnificent walking country. For the really energetic, a Grande Randonee along the base of the Gorge du Verdon (Europe's largest) or, for those not so energetic, a drive along its spectacular rim is highly recommended. St Tropez and the Mediterranean, as well as local golf courses including an excellent championship course at La Motte (15km) are all within 1 hour’s drive. In winter, skiing is possible in the Southern Alps, (Isola 2000: 2 hrs drive, or Greolieres:45 m)
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required on booking with the balance due 10 weeks before the start of the holiday. We also ask for a security deposit of £500 to cover damage, breakages and any telephone charges. This is payable with the balance and will be returned to you, less any charges.