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Country House ideal for family celebrations or groups of friends

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,628 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 12 to 16

La Moutte offers the ultimate location and accommodation for families and groups of friends who want to celebrate those special occasions in style. This beautiful 19th Century country house has breathtaking mountain views, its own swimming pool and tennis court and is set in four acres of garden and 250 acres of private woodland ensuring peace and privacy.

The interior is furnished to a high standard and can easily accommodate 12 to 16 people. The kitchen and kitchen terrace, dining room, lounge and TV room are all on the main floor along with a bedroom with en-suite shower room and a separate bathroom, making it ideal for disabled access.

Outside are three lawn terraces, ideal for games. The 13mx6m swimming pool has an approved safety fence, a pool room with shower and bar, and a patio area, the perfect place for an evening barbecue (BBQ provided). The pool is visible from the kitchen and the covered terrace. There is a volleyball area and a hard tennis court

Golf: There is a golf practice net in the grounds. Four good courses are within an hours drive.

General: La Moutte offers the ideal venue for families or groups of friends who want space, privacy and comfort in the heart of the beautiful Provence countryside

More Details

Anne O'Callaghan
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all really enjoyed our stay at La Moutte. It was really lovely being able to entertain our friends without having to do the cooking! Mme Wilmet did us proud and she also cooked again for us on our last evening.

La Moutte was ideal for our family holiday. The men made full use of the competitive games available especially the pool table, dart board and boule, and everyone enjoyed the tennis court and swimming pool. We appreciated the quietness and beauty of the surroundings and enjoyed exploring the nearby villages and their restaurants. The Wilmet boys were very helpful and we took advantage of their suggestion that we should pick ourselves some cherries from the fruit trees; they were delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would have liked to have stayed longer.

Carole C, anniversary party of 8 adults and I infant, May 2014
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fox-Amphoux in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4628 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Main floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En suite shower room 13 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En suite shower roomroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 2 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2-6
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Main floor disabled access - 2 Single Bed
    En-suite Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    En-suite Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Two other areas are available for putting in beds/sleeping and have been used for nanny accommodation
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Accommodation is on three levels. The main floor has a large farmhouse style kitchen with a table to seat twelve and access to a covered terrace which seats 16; separate dining room to seat sixteen; lounge with stereo system, two leather sofas and chairs; satellite TV room with video and DVD; games room with table tennis, darts, cycling machine, multi gym and hand weights; and a French /American pool table room. Also on this floor is a twin bedded room with ensuite shower room/wc and a separate bathroom/wc. On the upper floor is the master bedroom with its own roof terrace (ideal for breakfast!) that can sleep from two to six; this can also be used as a family room or a children’s room. There are two further bedrooms, one double and one twin bedded, and a separate bathroom/wc. On the lower floor there is a large hall giving access to a twin bedded room with en-suite shower room/wc and a twin-bedded room with ensuite bathroom/wc. There is also a separate laundry room


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Country House ideal for family celebrations or groups of friends
average rating of 4.2 based on 7 reviews

A great place for a holiday/get away

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and well equipped and the pool and grounds are lovely to use and walk in.

The surrounding countryside is very attractive with interesting villages and towns to visit and areas of scenic beauty to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

It’s soon obvious you’re in a special spot as soon as you take the long driveway through an oak forest to the house. The grounds are huge and the views expansive up to Fox-Amphoux on the hill nearby. La Moutte is an exceptionally well maintained place – pool cleaned early every morning by the guardian – and kept stocked with everything you could need to have an enjoyable holiday, including many things like pool towels that other holiday villas don’t bother with. Tons of games, equipment, DVDs etc. keep children busy when not swimming or playing tennis, but the pool is so nice they’ll be spending most of their time hurling themselves off the diving board. Fantastic place for a big family gathering. Couldn’t fault it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good. I Keep going back.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious. Very clean Well designed. Excellent for family gatherings. Secluded but well positioned for numerous small towns and villages with character,markets ,and restaurants. A real French Provençal feel without feeling over touristy. Staff very helpful when needed but not intrusive. Very relaxing. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at La Moutte. Getting there was easy, I came through Nice, some came through Marseilles and others drove down from the north. The welcoming feel of the house and grounds set us up for our holiday.

The lovely oak forest leading to the spacious house, the big kitchen, the dining room, which although large made for intimate dining, and other public rooms gave us lots of space, as did having bedrooms on all 3 floors, which meant we could be together but also be on our own if we wished.

A great place to sit was on the covered terrace, it was ideal for breakfast, lunches and barbecues and the temperature, and lack of biting insects, made it a restful place to sit.

A path from there leads to the swimming pool, big enough to play and swim in.

The guardians were very helpful when asked to do something and also showed us a walking route to the local Auberge. All our linen, towels etc were taken care of no matter how many times we went swimming.

A car is useful as the local towns of Barjols, Contignac, Aups, Draguignan, Salernes and the beauty of the Gorges du Verdon beckoned. Well kept local vineyards (and lovely wine) and superb restaurants in the region made the visit very special.

So thank you for a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un cadre superbe mais une réalité qui l'est moins

  • 1 of 5

La propriété est Superbe mais l'entretien l'est moins. Que de désillusion avons nous eu. Dont la piscine "tournée" et les désordres intestinaux en résultant. Soit disant des chaleurs exceptionnelles, on est dans le "midi"!!!! Des vélos oui, mais inutilisables, des raquettes de ping pong, oui mais "plus qu'usées, des moustiquaires qu'il n'est pas question de manipuler sans ennuis. Deux fours mais petits et l'un ne marchant pas. Le tennis fissuré avec un filet inamovible les pelouses, pas tondues J'en passe. Nous avons tenté de discuter avec les propriétaires qui n'ont jamais voulu rien entendre. Des gardiens gentils mais reconnaissant le manque de moyens alloués pour que la propriété soit à la hauteur de la publicité qui en est faite. c'est sur payé.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family spent 1 week at La Moutte from 11 to 18 August 2013. During their stay they did not contact us once despite having our personal mobile number and having had conversations with us, in both French and English, before they arrived. Neither did they ask the guardians to address their issues (apart from the pool), nearly all of which could have been answered/resolved at the time. The pool was affected by the weather conditions in the area as were many other local pools; we called in professional help to test and treat the water (which was found to be safe) and this was done during their stay. They e-mailed us on 26 August; we went to La Moutte to investigate their points and replied in full to the family on 8 September. We have been renting out La Moutte for many years and have had hundreds of guests staying for between one and four weeks at a time, including guests who come back year after year. The guardians on site are there to sort out the inevitable maintenance issues that arise and also to help our guests with anything they may not understand or can't work. This is the first time that we have had such comments; indeed, we get lots of reviews praising the guardians and the standard of the house and grounds.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Marseille or Nice
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
St Maximin
Car: necessary

Fox Amphoux is a small historical village close to the thriving market towns of Aups and Barjols. Nearby are other beautiful Provence towns such as Lorgues, Cotignac and Tourtour. Numerous local restaurants serving Provencal cuisine are within 30 minutes drive. Day trips can be taken either to the fabulous Cote d’Azur or the lake and mountain areas of Verdon, Grasse and Lac de St Cassien, where all the usual water sports facilities are available . There are four golf courses within an hours drive.

Four international airports serve the area. Marseille, Nice and Toulon are between one and a quarter and one and a half hours away whilst Nimes is just under two hours away.

Other Activities: Walking; painting;


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fox-Amphoux, Var

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £522.89

Prices include the services of the housekeeper and guardian who undertake pre-stay cleaning, daily house cleaning as required, daily swimming pool care, house and ground maintenance. All bed linen, towels for the house and pool and costs of water, gas, electricity and heating if required is also included.

Bookings are Saturday to Saturday only during the summer period

Bank Holiday weeks are charged differently. Please ask for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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