|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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;
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£600|
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.
Bank Holiday weeks are charged differently. Please ask for details