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Villa des Cyprès, private pool, magnificent views, quiet location

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8, 160m2 Private 10x5m pool Grounds of 3000m2

Villa des Cyprés is a beautiful, detached Villa at the end of a long private road with private swimming pool standing in wooded grounds of 3000m2. In a rural setting, but not isolated and with uninterrupted south-facing views of pine and oak forests to the Massif des Maures, Villa des Cyprés is a perfect place to relax and enjoy all that Provence has to offer. The 160m2 accommodation is arranged over 2 floors with a mezzanine entrance hall; on the ground floor is a large lounge and separate kitchen with utility room, and a double bedroom with en-suite shower, separate bath and toilet and separate dressing room. All downstairs rooms are south-facing with fantastic views and have French windows onto the terracing and 10x5m private swimming pool. Upstairs there are 2 south-facing double bedrooms (1 with balcony), a bathroom with individual shower and separate bath. There is also a separate toilet upstairs.

Villa des Cyprés: Villa des Cyprés is situated at the end of a private road and was finished in 2008. All the building works are to an extremely high standard. Outside on the upper terrace there is a provate swimming pool and landscaped garden with with Italian Cypresses and Olive trees and many different herbs and plants including lavender, sage, rosemary, box hedge, lillies and clematis. There are also steps down to a lower terrace and to the grounds below the house where there is wild thyme, sage and rosemary and other herbs to add a little extra to your cuisine. Around the the other outdoor areas of the house there are many other herbs and plants including Oleanders and Oak. There are several beautiful walks from the Villa around the area through pine and oak forests and vineyards, haven for birds and other wildlife including boar and deer.

The views to the South are wonderful and, whilst the house is not isolated it's not overlooked. We love the old beams in all the main rooms, and the terracotta tiles from Salernes that cover the floor, giving it a traditional Provencal feel (no white tiles for us!) whilst at the same time having new modern conveniences. The pool is right next to the forma garden, terrace and house so you can easily keep and eye on children. It is so quiet at night and when the stars are out (most nights) the Milky Way is amazing. The local wine from the co-operative isn't to bad either!

Golf: There are 2 beautiful golf courses within 35 minutes drive of the Villa.

Both courses are set in rolling Provencal countryside with beautiful views and lined with pine and oak trees.

Golf de Barbaroux near Cabasse and Brignoles is the more generous course with fairways designed to bring your ball into play, but there are several water holes and it is the more hilly. A buggy is recommended.

St Endriol is a shorter course but there is no room for error. Both courses have websites for additional information and contact details.

More Details

Owner
Simon and Lisa Fellows
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Simon and Lisa Fellows

We are a family of 4 living in Twickenham, and both our young children are still at local schools. Simon is originally from Birmingham, whilst Lisa is from Brisbane and we both love sunshine, food and wine and the South of France.

Simon and Lisa Fellows purchased this villa in 2006

Why Simon and Lisa Fellows chose Entrecasteaux

As a young child Simon's family took several camping holidays close to Cannes during the 70's. The Cote D'Azur is now heavily built up, but the Var region is still unspoilt and typically French. Simon and Lisa took several years to find their dream place - but it was worth the wait. Lisa knew it was right when she saw the view for the first time - and it still makes us realise how lucky we are to be able to return there as often as possible.

What makes this villa unique

The views to the South are wonderful and, whilst the house is not isolated it's not overlooked. We love the old beams in all the main rooms, and the terracotta tiles from Salernes that cover the floor, giving it a traditional Provencal feel (no white tiles for us!) whilst at the same time having new modern conveniences. The pool is right next to the forma garden, terrace and house so you can easily keep and eye on children. It is so quiet at night and when the stars are out (most nights) the Milky Way is amazing. The local wine from the co-operative isn't to bad either!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a great time in the most fantastic house"
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Entrecasteaux in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in and check out is Saturday during the high season. At other times we can be more flexible.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En-Suite
  • There is also a separate toilet on the 1st floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , with Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-Suite & dressing room
  • All bedrooms face south with wonderful views across forests to the Massif des Maures. All are decorated to a high standard and have fitted wardrobes. The downstairs bedroom is en-suite and there is a separate dressing room attached to the bathroom. There is a high quality inflatable double mattress should an additional 2 guests require it.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All the rooms are decorated to a very high standard and have old Oak beams and terracotta floor tiling which, although the house is new, gives a very warm and traditional feel to the place. The main living area is large (approx 40m2) and open plan with a lounge and eating area. Music speakers can be connected to your MP3 player through a mini-jack. Access to the shaded terrace is through large doors which slide into the wall so they do not intrude into the living area. The kitchen is fully equipped with American Fridge-freezer and ice-maker and there is a kitchen table which will seat 6 people. Outside the kitchen the terrace is shaded by a 'tonnelle' and next to an Olive tree, with Teak Dining Table seating 8, 6 teak chairs, 2 teak steamers and four sun-loungers.

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Villa des Cyprès, private pool, magnificent views, quiet location
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Gem of a place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best villas we have every stayed in within France. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic holiday in this beautiful, immaculate and very comfortable house with its lovely gardens and views. It has everything that we would want in terms of facilities, all perfectly matching the descriptions listed here, plus there's a real personal touch and family feel to the place which is not surprising given that the owners are really nice and clearly care about their property and that their guests enjoy it. There is a lovely open layout that flows into the gardens, that makes it very relaxing place to stay and enjoy both the property and the surroundings. Entrecasteaux is a charming little village in a dramatic setting and the local area is stunningly beautiful with lots to do within a short distance. The food is amazing - the best of the land and the sea and all washed down with great rose! Would definitely recommend this place and would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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salisbury
5

Great Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We have booked a number of places over the last 15 years, some good some bad, but this villa is right up there as one of the best, if not the best we have been to, we had a great holiday there in 2010 and have been a bit slow writing this review as i wanted to book for 2011 first!!

when you see what some owners charge in provence....this villa is good value and has owners who really care about their property.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aying, Bayern, Deutschland
5

Worth every penny: high quality, beautiful, large!

  • 5 of 5

Before booking this villa, I had read in someone else's review that "this was the best villa they had booked in Provence over several years". I thought that given the vast choice and relativity of standards in amenities and appliances (German or British vs. French), that did not necessarily mean we would come to the same conclusion. Well, it did!

We, that is a family with four children now aged 3-10, have stayed in a variety of houses in the Var over the last few years. Considering the combination of a beautiful and vast garden & grounds, a well kept pool and a beautiful, very well equipped house with modern, high quality building technology, this is the best house we have booked so far!

If you want to find out if this is for you, here are our priorities and how they were met:

- We like to have nice and comfortable space for the parents. This was fantastic: The house has a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe off the living room. The bedding was of very good quality, and even my 1.86m husband did not need to sleep with his feet hanging out. The children had two rooms up a small flight of stairs via the entrance level, with their own toilet and bathroom. Thus, they had their own level, but were also close enough just in case. Also, there were lots of good quality toys and books, there really is no need to bring any. (Unless you don't read English.)

- In the past, we preferred gated or covered pools, but given the pool's location next to the terrace, it was easy to keep an eye and we were quite satisfied with the pool alarm. The pool was absolutely sufficient for 4 children.

- We like to have a high quality bbq and a well equipped kitchen since we love to cook. A lot. Our expectations were surpassed: There was a nice, large gas bbq just outside the kitchen, next to the extremely beautiful patio. The kids loved the large fridge with the cold water & ice cube dispenser. I enjoyed the extra wide gas stove and sufficient oven. The kitchen literally had everything, including a good mandoline, scales and sufficient small Kenwood style kitchen machine.

- The upper part of the garden is beatifully sculpted and a feast for the eyes. The rest of the hill is several 1000m2 of semi-wilderness for the children to play in. The loved it. You can also play boules in the driveway.

- And: The owners were extremely kind and helpful, we would love to come back anytime!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nice and Marseille
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Entrecasteaux (x2)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf de Barbaroux
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Le Cannet des Maures
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Entrecasteaux
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St Aygulf (Frejus)
Car: necessary

Villa des Cyprés is situated in the hills just 2km outside Entrecasteaux in “Provence Verte” where the emphasis is on relaxation, sunshine, wine and food. Entrecasteaux is a typical small provencal village of 850 inhabitants with a couple of restaurants and bars, newsagent, boulangerie, wine co-operative and general store. The village is classified as an historical monument and is dominated by its Chateau but, amazingly, also boasts a cricket pitch and team who play regularly during the summer.

Entrecasteaux is only 10 mins drive from Cotignac, with its selection of restaurants and bars shaded by plane trees in the Cours Gambeta. The larger town of Lorgues with its Michelin-starred restaurant (amongst others) is 15 mins drive in the other direction. The beaches at St Aygulf are 45mins drive, whilst St Tropez is about 1hr away.

Many other villages are close by including Carces, Salernes (famous for its tiles) and Toutour with its amazing view towards the coast.

Other Activities: Restaurants, wine tasting. horse riding, walking, fishing, canoeing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Entrecasteaux, 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
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 14 nights
£1,500
 
 
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

We will need to receive a signed booking form before the Reservation is confirmed.

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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