La Bastide des Templiers Guest House in Bras/Provence
Homely studio apartment (sleeps 2 + 2) in peaceful Provencal country guest house, ideally situated between Verdon Gorge and French Riviera. Pool, garden, terrace, parking, wellness area, Wi-Fi.
Set in spectacular scenery within the beautiful countryside of Green Provence, halfway between the Alpine foothills and the Mediterranean Sea, our family-run guest house *La Bastide des Templiers* offers a place of peace and serenity allowing you to fully unwind and relax well off the beaten tourist track. On a lushly wooded hilltop at the gates of a picturesque village, in the shade of century-old pines and oaks, you will be lulled by the cicadas and enchanted by the scents of the Garrigue...
Enjoy home from home comfort at our splendid Provencal mansion providing two cosy self-contained studio apartments of 30 m2, each of which sleeps 2 adults (plus up to 2 children if required). They are carefully decorated and well-equipped, featuring rustic handcrafted teak wood furniture, exposed wooden ceiling beams, terracotta tiled floors and pastel-coloured walls. Each studio has a combined living and rest area including double bed, sofa bed, dresser, separate sitting area, private bathroom (shower, washbasin, toilet) and fully fitted kitchenette (double hotplate, micro-wave, refrigerator with freezer compartment, coffee machine, jug kettle, toaster, sink, cutlery and crockery). Situated on the upper floor of the manor (next to our 5 B&B guest rooms), all our lodgings benefit from a beautiful view of the garden and sylvan environs.
To enhance guest comfort and convenience, the common areas of our property offer a 4 x 8 m pool with deck chairs and sun umbrellas surrounded by a colourful garden, a wellness area with hot tub and massage services, a large terrace with outdoor furniture for taking your meals or unwind, and a spacious guest lounge fitted with flat screen Sat-TV, DVD player, computer, library and minibar. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the house and free on-site parking is available close by. Laundry services may be provided on request.
Our rental prices are inclusive of high quality cotton bedding (beds will be made up for your arrival), towels, charges for electricity and water, Internet/Wifi, TV (in the lounge), use of pool and deckchairs, parking, and all taxes (winter bookings incur a 5 EUR heating surcharge per day). An additional one-time cleaning fee of 30 EUR and a 200 EUR refundable damage deposit applies on all stays of 4 nights and more. During peak season (June to mid-Sept ) we require weekly reservations starting on Saturday, off season shorter periods (minimum 3 nights) with flexible start and end dates are welcome.
Bras is a quaint medieval village, ancient commandry of the Knights Templar, nestling amidst lovely landscapes of rolling hills, small mountains and hidden valleys covered with abundant vegetation and crisscrossed by purling brooks. A little paradise for all lovers of nature and authenticity. The surroundings offer many picturesque spots for walking and hiking as well as biking, climbing, horse riding, canoeing, boating, paragliding, tennis, golf, fishing and many more... And thanks to our central situation in the heart of Provence we make the perfect base for exploring the South of France.
Comfort, quality and hospitality of our guest house are certified by the Green Provence Tourist Council and recommended by numerous travel portals and guides. TripAdvisor and Google top-rated.
Good to know:
• Our lodgings are upstairs (about 15 steps) making them unsuitable for physically disabled travellers.
• In-room amenities do not include TV or minibar, which are provided for shared use in the guest lounge. Double beds are 140 cm x 200 cm in size. Committed to the environment, we refrain from air conditioning (but nights in Bras are pleasantly cool even in the summer).
• We aim to offer a relaxed and peaceful place and accept only children over the age of 13.
• Our guest house is nestling on a hilltop amidst sylvan surroundings about 1 km outside the village. The property is approached via a single-track tarred road which is followed by a short unpaved dirt track of 300 m. Unfortunately this patch feels a bit bumpy but any regular car that is not low slung will make it without problems.