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Anne O'Callaghan

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

Country House ideal for family celebrations or groups of friends

3 Reviews
People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Haut-Var - Verdon - La Moutte

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Anne O'Callaghan (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

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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Reviews

3.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Country House ideal for family celebrations or groups of friends
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 5 reviews
5

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: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Feb 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Marseille or Nice
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
St Maximin
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
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;

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cotignac, Brignoles region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
2 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,300
for 7 nights
£4,300
 
 
Late Summer
27 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Haut-Var - Verdon in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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