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Luxury 5 bed 5 bath family home set in private, landscaped gardens with a pool.

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Lorgues - Le Mas de Gavarron

A family home sleeping 10 set in the vineyards of the Haute Provence

This family villa, built originally in 1990 was completely refurbished and extended by new owners, to make a spacious and comfortable family house with two salons and each bedroom with its own bathroom. You enter through a large pillared hall into 'Le Grand Salon', leading on to 'The White Terrace' one of the many terraces to eat on. The Master suite is reached by an impressive staircase from the hall to the first floor. There are three other bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor located between 'le grand Salon' and 'le petit Salon' attached to the indoor Dining Room. The small fitted kitchen is through double doors from the Dining Room and as the owners were former restaurateurs, it is fully equipped with all electrical devices, a butcher's block and granite work surfaces. The house is located between the local market town of Lorgues and the pretty village of Taradeau, surrounded by vineyards and in its own olive grove and extensive landscaped gardens, filled with Oleander, Eleagnus and rose covered pergolas. There are several places to choose from where you can dine or just have drinks and enjoy the views and many quiet corners with chairs or swing sofas to spend a peaceful moment admiring the sunsets over the trees and the mountains beyond.

The pool, which is 9.25 X 4.25 metres, is flanked by a summer kitchen, fully equipped with two fridges, dishwasher, ice machine, hob and oven/microwave with seating for 10 and a covered summer salon with stone benches and a fireplace. Bedroom and shower room No. 5 is also by the pool making it ideal for a Nanny or a honeymoon couple! There is a boule pitch and 3 adult bikes, a large trampoline and an all weather table tennis table. In the house there is access to British television [freesat] and Video and DVD players in the dining salon and the bureau on the mezzanine floor, where there is wifi and a printer. The property is approached though remotely operated security gates and is completely fenced in and therefore safe for any visiting dogs. A very short distance from the house are wonderful forest walks and within an hour of easy walking you can get to the nearest village of Lorgues.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Marilyn Gool
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016

About Marilyn Gool

The owners used to own and run a world renowned restaurant in London for over 26 years and had holidays in this region every year, promising themselves that one day they would have their own property to enjoy the wonderful climate, light and way of life in Provence. Even bad weather doesn't last for long!

Marilyn Gool purchased this villa in 2002

Why Marilyn Gool chose Draguignan region

After many years of 'talking about having a house in Provence' this house was presented as a 'must buy' and was not in any way the original concept but having doubled the size of the house and created more bathrooms, it is now a perfect family house where those needing privacy indoors or out have plenty of choice. There is plenty to do for old and young alike and many days might pass before you need to go out and re-stock the wine [just down the road] or food [just up the road, the other way!] Children's needs are catered for on the Lac de St. Croix or the water park in Vidauban, 10 mins. away. There is also riding and safe biking in the forest. The beaches of St. Maxime are near with an easy road to get to there and for those who must go to St. Tropez, there is always the ferry from St. Maxime which saves the worry of parking in the summer. The Italian markets of Ventimiglia, Bordighera and San Remo are an 90 minutes away on the motorway. The three airports that we use are Nice, Toulon and Marseille which are within an hour for the first two and just over an hour for Marseille.

What makes this villa unique

Ultimately, life in Provence is so easy. The markets are daily in a different village each day and is a way of life that is very simple and seductive, including enjoying copious quantities of the local wines. The restaurants, range from Bruno's a Michelin starred restaurant, two minutes from the house to a choice of many others to suit all budgets.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Luxury 5 bed 5 bath family home set in private, landscaped gardens with a pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Le Mas de Gavarron is a truly special place to rent. Unlike many rentals, you can tell that this house is loved as a home - and with that come all of the comforts you would crave on a holiday, but seldom actually get.

The pool area - with cosy adjacent en-suite bedroom for those who want to escape even more - is a mini paradise. An outside kitchen, seating and barbecue area all ensure that this is a place to while away the whole day, not just to catch a few rays.

Inside is gorgeous. Spacious, two lovely sitting rooms (salons) with open fires and all the mod cons (ie TV for the children!)... and each bedroom has its own bathroom: hugely important on a holiday with other families.

The area was a revelation too - Lorgues is a perfect market town. Fantastic restaurants, and a real sense of history, and a great market.

We did venture further out - to St Tropez, St Maxime (Aqualand serves a purpose here!), Tourtour, Salernes and to many other beautiful towns in the region.

I'd go back here in a flash!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Lying on sun loungers by an azure pool as cicadas chirruped away, the five days my wife and I spent at Le Mas with four friends in June 2014 provided us with the perfect hedonistic holiday in the Provencal heartland. Any decisions made mainly involved which of the many restaurants a short drive away we should visit next. The voluptuous market in Lorgue provided our every need for al fresco dining on the candle lit terrace, refreshed with chilled rosé from the local vineyard. The en suite bedrooms in Le Mas are superbly comfortable and its idyllic setting, surrounded by olive groves and pines, ensures peaceful nights. The large drawing room and terraces provide perfect spaces for entertaining. Even news of a looming French air traffic controllers strike and England’s dismal results in the World Cup could not diminish the wonderful time we all had. This was our second visit and we travelled by Easy Jet from Stansted to Nice. On the previous visit we caught the train from St Pancras, changing at Lille, and arriving at Draguinan, which is fifteen minutes drive from Le Mas. For a stress free and relaxing holiday, Le Mas is recommended on all counts and it is the ideal location from which to explore the many delights of Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our 20+year old children stayed at Le Mas late September/early October 2011. We found the house perfect for our needs. We were lucky enough to experience glorious weather. The house is set amongst olive trees up a quiet tree lined track and it was blissful to be away “from it all”. The garden is beautiful and we used each of the different terraces at different times of the day according to temperature and for when we wished to avoid the younger element! We are both quite foodie and loved the way that the kitchen was set up with all the right gadgets and implements to hand. The bedrooms are charming and the water pressure for the showers was excellent – so often this is not the case in houses in France. All the videos and English stations on the tv suited the children well. We asked the maid to come and help with dinner one evening and she proved an absolute star cooking beautifully and cleaning up after us all (we were 10 that night with friends staying locally).

The house is 45 mins from St Tropez but the place we enjoyed the most was a little closer – an excellent restaurant in St Maxime from where we could use the private beach called I think the WYK. Lorgues, the local town is slightly further away than we would have liked at 4 kms (it necessitates a car trip with shopping bags) but the shops are full of beautiful stuff and the market is second to none. The area really is a step back in time and all the better for that.

We really loved this spot and you can tell that the owners have lavished care and attention here. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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Relaxing holiday at le Mas

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to le Mas. The house is spacious and comfortable, and has been planned with tout confort in mind. It is quiet, with no neighbour or traffic noise, and there is an excellent supermarket five minutes away. There are excellent restaurants (we particularly liked the Chateau de Berne, just beyond Lorgues). Should you be unfortunate enough to hit a rainy day, there is plenty of space to sit indoors, and there are big open fires in both salons. We lit a fire on our only wet day – there is little more depressing than Provence on a bad day, but a fire does help to take the pain away, and it must be wonderful in the winter.

The bedrooms are very comfortable, with attractive en suite showers (with heated towel rails) and luxurious beds and linen. On our second time, we slept in the Studio down by the pool, which was wonderful and ideal for people who might need a little seclusion.

The kitchen has a good size fridge, with extra fridge space (and an ice machine) in the outside summer kitchen, and lots of saucepans and china etc. There are several terraces and places to sit and eat, each with a different view, and the evening light over the hills is particularly attractive. It is then that the scent from the lavender and asiatic jasmine (to pick just two) becomes intoxicating.

It is an hour (roughly, I can’t remember exactly) from Nice airport, and a little less from Toulon (Ryanair). We shared with friends the second time, and they came on the TGV from St Pancras via Lille (a very simple platform change with plenty of time) and got off at Les Arcs, about fifteen minutes away.

The only minor drawback is possibly the entrance to the access road from the main road, which is not exactly beautiful, but soon forgotten after we arrived!

There are lots of villages to visit within easy reach (try Tourtour), and markets abound, particularly at Lorgues which is the second largest after St Tropez. St Tropez itself is less than an hour away by car and can be reached by boat from St Maxime if you can’t face the parking there (we can’t!).

We strongly recommend this villa to anyone.

With reference to the points that we are asked to cover:

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc? Yes

Was the property clean, was it well-maintained, etc? Yes

Did the owner provide good customer service? Yes

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
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we're very fond of Le Mas

  • 5 of 5

I’ve stayed at Le Mas de Gavarron three times now. In May 2005, in July 2007 and in May 2008 – for my birthday and have become quite attached to it. We stayed in the room by the pool the last time which was truly romantic and separate from our friends who stayed in the main house. Everything was spotlessly clean and well organized and comfortable. You do need a car. We arrived by train and were met by the owner’s friend who organized a car rental for us – which was wonderful. We went in to Lorgues which is the most lovely town with a Tuesday market to die for. We bought food (delicious olives I’ll never forget) and Provençal linens which I now have on our beds here in North Carolina. And came back and cooked feasts in the well supplied kitchen and ate on the terrace watching the colors turn the hills different shades of blues and purples. On our first trip we drove easily to the coast and spent the day in St. Tropez – came home exhausted and collapsed poolside. On our second trip we took a day trip up to the pre-Alps and visiting vineyards on the way back. Subsequently we went in to Aix and also to Grasse and to Vence to see the beautiful little chapel painted by Matisse. There is so much to explore in Provençe which is easily available to this luxurious house – although it is all too tempting just to spend the day by the pool or bike to the nearest vinyard and watch the ever changing light over a bottle of excellent rosé.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
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Le Mas de Gavarron

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at Le Mas de Gavarron for the last 3 years and could not recommend it more highly. Starting from the kitchen which has everything a cook could ask for and also has airconditioning. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable with plenty of hanging space. The drawing room which is a lovely big room leading off onto a very pretty terrace with lovely views.

The swimming pool is very secluded with plenty of sunloungers, and has the wonderful benefit of having a dishwasher and eating area so one does,nt have to take the plates and glasses up to the main house, all very well thought out. All in all it is an extremely lovely house to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nice - Toulon - Marseille
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
St. Endriol at La Motte and Barbaroux at Brignoles
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Les Arcs, Draguinan
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Le Luc or Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
St. Maxime
Car: necessary

The beaches of St. Maxime and St.Tropez are near enough to go for the day. Kayaking, golf and horse riding are within easy reach and the Abbe de Thoronet and churches of St. Maximum, St. Raphael and Lorgues, all of which are superb examples of Romanesque architecture are an easy drive. There is a market everyday of the week within 5 to 30 min of the house and the station at Les Arcs - Draguinan only 10 minutes away where trains run along the coast to Italy or up to Aix-en Provence, Avignon or Marseilles. Lastly the house is surrounded by vineyards, making wonderful Rose, Red and White wines where you can visit, have a tasting and buy your wines.

There are stunning walks and bike rides from the house into the forest.

A wonderful day out is in the nearby Gorge du Verdun where there is kayaking and other water sports, take a picnic or have lunch in one of the restaurants along the lake or enjoy the panoramic views from the higher parts of the gorge. Make time to visit Moustiers with all the pottery shops.

The renowned truffle restaurant 'Bruno's' is two minutes by car and is a great experience for any 'foodie'.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lorgues, Draguignan region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 8 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 £500

A deposit of 25% on booking is required to secure your dates. The balance is required 6 weeks before your arrival or if less than than that time is available the full amount will be required. In addition there will be a security deposit of £500. The security deposit will be refunded in full providing the house is left in good order and any breakages have been reported to our house manager.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lorgues in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms have been newly installed with tiled showers and tiled vanity units. Loo paper and shower gel is supplied to start your stay. An emergency pack of a few medical supplies are located in the cupboard under the basin of Bathroom 4. There is a separate downstairs lavatory and wash hand basin for visitors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All the beds have comfortable Vi Sprung mattresses and bed side tables and lamps plus additional ceiling spot lights above the beds for reading. All the bedrooms, the main salon and the cuisine d'ete have ceiling fans. All the floors are tiled. ON ARRIVAL GUESTS ARE PRESENTED WITH A WELCOME PACK. This includes:- Water, Wine Bread, Butter, Eggs and Fruit so that you do not need to rush out immediately to the local supermarket - the nearest INTERMARCHE is only two mins. drive from the house!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The main kitchen has air conditioning and is fully equipped to professional levels with electrical equipment. There is also a fully equipped summer kitchen including an ice maker, two fridges, an electric hob dishwasher and microwave and a table seating 10. Also there is a summer salon by the pool with built in seating covered in cushions. In the house the dining area is attached to another sitting room with a further study/office on the mezzanine floor. There are ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and tiled floors throughout. There is always a selection of spices, salt and pepper which guests may use on a replacement understanding. The WELCOME PACK includes a few dishwasher tablets and washing powder too.

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