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Pretty house in Provençal village near Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Overview

About the property

Self-catering rental with 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, for 6

Lovely, spacious, tastefully-furnished, detached family house with enclosed garden and fruit trees in hilltop village, close to Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix, with large shady terrace, BBQ, sun loungers. Ground floor accommodation includes large (60+ sq m) comfortable living / dining room with log fire, dining table (accommodates 8 comfortably), radio / CD player with iPod connector, some French and UK TV channels, DVD, well equipped kitchen, 1 twin-bedded room, luxury bathroom, separate WC. First floor includes one double bedroom, one additional twin-bedded room, shower room with WC.

Electric radiators throughout.

Moissac-Bellevue, in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, is surrounded by vineyards, woodland and open countryside, just 15 minutes drive to the stunning Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix.

Free WiFi:

This is an ideal location for those wanting to experience the food, wine, charm and bustle of Provençal village life, while being only 15 minutes from the spectacular Gorges du Verdon and the activities offered in and around the 11 kilometre-long Lac Ste Croix. You will find numerous beaches and secluded coves for swimming and sunbathing, as well as places (in the summer season) to hire pedalloes, kayaks, canoes and electric boats to take you into the gorge itself.

Formidable!

You might also like to try white-water rafting (out of season), sailing, climbing or paragliding in and around the lake / gorge area. Alternatively, we are surrounded by great walking and cycling country to suit most abilities, and horse-riding is available nearby too.

All around are vineyards and lavender fields......and the Med is only an hour away!

More Details

Owner
Colin and Wendy Burns
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know we had a really wonderful time in Provence. Your house is super and well equipped with lovely interior. [Your agent] was very helpful with information and advice that we needed at various times during the week. The children loved taking the peddler up the Gorge which was most spectacular. Well all I can say we are already talking about our next holiday there.
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Moissac-Bellevue in Var

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On 1st floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On ground floor
  • Bathroom 1 is on the ground floor and was completely modernised to a high standard. The bath incorporates a shower, and the room includes a luxury double vanity unit. There is a separate WC. Bathroom 2 (on the first floor) has also been completely revamped and includes a brand new shower enclosure, toilet and washbasin. The kitchen has also been completely refurbished to a high standard and now incorporates washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer. The interior is decorated to a high standard.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , We also have a cot and high chair.
  • Bedroom 1 is on the first floor with large double bed has views over the valley. Bedroom 2 has two single beds, is also on the first floor and overlooks countryside Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor with the bathroom opposite. We also have a cot and high chair for families with a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a large garden table with chairs on the terrace, comfortably seating 6 adults. There are sun loungers, deck chairs and sundry other garden chairs. The wooden garden shed contains much leisure equipment for your use. The elderly or infirm may find the ground floor accommodation more suited to their needs than the first floor. A cot and high chair are available for families with a baby. If you wish to take pets, please discuss this with us first.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Pretty house in Provençal village near Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews
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Perfect Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Holiday home - everything we needed and more!

Beautiful patio area for sitting out and meals, and a lovely large garden. The location was excellent - lots of pretty provencal villages to visit and the Gorges and Lac St Croix were amazing! Lots to do for children - swimming in the lac, cycling and take a pedelo down the Gorge.

Our only regret was that we only visited for a week! We will be back without a doubt. We would highly recommend the house and area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. It is really fantastic to receive such comments, and to know that you and your family had a great holiday, enjoying the house and area as we do.
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Everything was like we had expected it to be.

  • 4 of 5

The house offered all we needed. The beds had already been made when we arrived. Everything was neat and clean. The customer service was excellent. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives as it proved to be very cosy and comfortable during a period of bad weather. We loved the terrace. The main attraction was the lake, as we both do like swimming most af all. The distance to our favourite place was just 19 km, about 25 minutes. We are already looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, spacious property with own garden

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable beds, great bathrooms, spacious lounge area and nice outdoor space to relax in. Beautiful village perched on a hilltop. Agent very welcoming and helpful. Wonderful area to stay in, very picturesque. We enjoyed our taste of Provencal life, especially the markets and long lunches. We enjoyed taking boats at the gorges at both ends of the lake as well as visiting the prehistoric museum. Lovely walks in the area, where we enjoyed the wonderful smells of thyme and lavender. April has been a great time to visit, lovely warm weather without the crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house in lovely area

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this well-equipped and beautifully

decorated house. The village makes a great centre for exploring this lesser-known but lovely area of Provence with the Lac

St. Croix on the doorstep and many delightful villages to visit.

We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Comfortable and spacious provencal house

  • 5 of 5

A lovely new year week, plenty of sunshine for our walks around the Gorges du Verdon. A great place to stay, very well equipped, and we enjoyed the log fires and watching a DVD box set of The Bridge! Excellent circular walk on the hill above Aups.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Maison Burns - Excellent Holiday Location

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to thank you again for an absolutely excellent holiday the cottage was spot on with everything you could wish for, a very comfortable, well equipped and homely place to spend our holiday. Many a night spent on the patio sampling wine and chatting. The house is really well situated being very private whilst having easy and quick access to local towns and villages as well as the fantastic Lac.

The water is the clearest turquoise anywhere with canoes, electric bateaux and adventure activities great fun for the kids and mum and dad.

Please pass our thanks on to Cathy who was a mine of information and very helpful. A great bonus having someone there with real local knowledge.

This has been our second visit and it has been such a great base that we have booked for a third successive year! We would recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Nice, Marseilles and Toulon are about equidistant
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Le Bellevue is a Bistrot du Pays
Nearest Ferry
97 Kilometres
Marseilles, Toulon and Nice
Nearest Train
46 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
49 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Le Bellevue
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
On Lac Ste Croix, 20 mins drive
Car: necessary

Extremely spacious, detached family house, tastefully furnished to a high standard, with enclosed child-safe garden and set in a beautiful hilltop village. We are a short drive away to the stunning Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix with its many beaches and water sport activities. The house has a large terrace, great for al fresco eating and relaxing in the dappled shade. There are lots of sunny spots in the garden, with sun loungers available plus shade for those who want it. The ground floor living space includes large (60+ sq m) comfortable living/dining area with log fire for winter visitors. The property includes a fully equipped kitchen so you can dine in and a BBQ is available for your enjoyment. We take great pride in our house, love every moment we spend there and are sure you will as well, because it is our home and not just a holiday let. There are plenty of books, DVDs, music and free WiFi for you, should you need to stay connected.

Just a short walk away is Le Bellevue restaurant and bar run by Melanie and Thierry, a delightful couple offering simple, inexpensive dishes - and terrific value. A fine hotel serving gourmet food is also in walking distance.

All in all, MaisonBurns is a perfect base for exploring the spectacular Gorges du Verdon - an absolute must to visit, plus the Lac - and an ideal location for those wanting to experience the food, wine, charm and bustle of Provençal village life.

Moissac-Bellevue is a beautiful hilltop village close to the Gorge – France’s ‘Grand Canyon - and the Lac Ste Croix. It is within the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, and is surrounded by magnificent countryside with fabulous views across open land to the east, south and west.

Close by are the villages of Régusse (4km), and Aups (6km) having a thriving market on Wednesdays and Saturdays (and a truffle market in winter), numerous bars, restaurants, banks, shops and supermarkets.

Other delightful small towns and villages a short drive away include Tourtour – the ‘village in the sky’ -and Aiguines (pottery) close to the northern access to the Gorge. Ste Croix is a lovely village on the other side of the lake near the ‘Barrage’ leading towards Quinson - more stunning canyon scenery. From here the Verdon river flows to Esparron where you can take an hour long excursion by boat (in season) around that lake – glorious!. Close to Ste Croix, extensive lavender fields stretch to Moustier Ste Marie from Valensole.

Don't miss Cotignac (lunch beneath the plane trees), Sillans la Cascade (waterfalls), Salernes (cycle hire), Villecroze (grottoes) and Baudinard (stunning sunsets).

On arrival, our local agent will arrange to meet you, show you round the house and hand over the keys on payment of a security deposit, refundable after satisfactory inspection on your departure. She will ensure the house is clean for your arrival and visitors will be expected to leave it tidy and clear of rubbish, ready for her to clean on your departure. Any additional cleaning, babysitting, shopping etc can be arranged directly with her.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Moissac-Bellevue, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Our local agent will arrange to meet you, show you round the house and hand over the keys on payment of a security deposit of €300 / £300, refundable after satisfactory inspection on your departure. She will ensure the house is clean for your arrival and you will be expected to remove your rubbish leaving the house neat and tidy ready for her to clean before the next guests arrive. See Additional Notes when enquiring.

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