|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Spacious self-contained part of a fully restored 18th century farmhouse 2 km from the picturesque village of Flayosc. The ground floor apartment has its own parking, entrance and spacious sun-terrace (60 m2). There are 2 large bedrooms, sleeps max 6, a bathroom with shower and WC, combined equipped kitchen and sitting room with fireplace. The rooms have been restored with lots of care with beams and some other details in the bedrooms originate from the 18th century.
The solar heated swimming pool (4x8) is entirely for the private use for the rental guests (the owners may go for a quick swim when it's very hot). The pool has a decent temperature between May and September (above 23 C).
The property is set in 10 acres of vineyard, olive trees and pine forest. The owners produce 200 bottles of excellent rosé wine.
There are plenty of nice walks near the property.
The property also has a 9 hole pitching course set in 2 ha (5 acres).
The area: Situated 2 kilometres from Flayosc, 7 kilometres west of Draguignan, 1 hour from Nice Airport. Only 40 mins away from the sandy beaches of the St. Tropez bay and the dramatic scenery of Gorges de Verdon. Perched medieval villages, olive mills, wine tasting and first class gourmet restaurants. There are 15 challenging golf courses within an hour's drive.
There are plenty of nice countryside walks near the house.
Staying in the Bastide is especially interesting for those looking to purchase a property in Provence, as we co-operate with a few selected estate agents at no extra cost to the buyer.
Flayosc: The village Flayosc is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Provence, only 40 minutes away from the busy tourist spots of the coast. The village offers excellent shops for food, a weekly market, pharmacy, bank, several bars and restaurants, laundry/dry cleaner and wine cooperative.
It also has a tourist office offering excellent information about the area.
The Kahler-Norder family: We are a Swedish family of three, Jan, Lisa, Amanda (born in 1993) and Carmen, a giant schnautzer (born on 2005). We live here permanently and would be more than happy to give you plenty of advice regarding places worth visiting and tell you about our favouriteplaces, beaches & restaurants.
The apartment is situated on the ground floor and it's completely independent from our part of the house with entrances on the other side.
We have a small vineyard and produce 150 bottles of rosé wine. Whilst you're staying with us we'll invite you over for a glass (or two)!
Our vine harvest normally takes place some time during the first three weeks of September. You will be asked if you'd like to join us to pick and press the grapes. After a morning's hard work you're invited to have lunch with us at the old stone table. It's a great day with lots of fun.
We're a Swedish family living on the other side of this old farmhouse. After 8 years of working hard in the City of London we decided to take a break and buy a property tha needed renovation in the south of France. Our daughter Amanda was born in 1993 and we decided to stay on.
Elisabeth Kähler purchased this farmhouse in 1992
My husband Jan and I know this area very well after more than 20 years in Flayosc and we'd be more than happy to give you plenty of advice regarding the nearby villages, markets, beaches and places worth visiting.
We have a small vineyard and every september rental guests are invited to harvest the vine followed by a delicious lunch buffet among friends!
Every week we invite our rental guests for an apéritif on the terrace, serving our own rosé!
A great holiday had by all. Thanks for the friendship and hospitality. firstname.lastname@example.org
A lovely hideaway for our honeymoon. email@example.com
Thanks for your good advice+recommendations, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Var. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for a wonderful holiday - too short as always. Don't miss dinner at Bruno's and rafting in the Gorges du Verdon. email@example.com
Following our one week stay in April, we returned to see if it was as good as we thought. Wrong!!! It was better!!
This time for two weeks we were accompanied by daughter and partner. Four adults and always ample room in all areas proving that the gite is extremely spacious. We found it, again, impeccably clean with everything exactly as described in the web sites.
The gite is part of a 200 yr. old farmhouse and is all that one thinks about with the word "Provence". It ia not a Canary Wharf Apartment! So, Lisa, please do not modernise anything as this would ruin the ambience.
Both bedrooms are very roomy with Swedish comfort beds.
The kitchen is true Provence with everything needed for all meals. Walk directly out onto the large patio for al fresco dining / BBQ with enough room to choose sun or shade as required.
Bathroom again Provencial but with new shower area - par excellence - with plentiful supply of hot water.
A short walk round to the south side reaches the stunning pool area, with views across flowers/shrubs/vines and olives to the nearby forests. The view is worth the stay alone. At this side of the property are the genial hosts, Lisa and Jan, who are ever ready to advise/help - and offer some of Jan's own rose wine. Also meet the friendliest of dogs - Callas and Carmen - to make the perfect convivial atmosphere.
If there is a fault with the gite and the provisions, then we could not find it!
Take a 5 min. drive / 20 min. stroll to Flayosc - a truly living village unspoilt by tourism. There are ample bars and resaurants and all shops for vast majority of requirments. Try dining at Cafe Du Midi / Vezzo D'Oglio / L'Ousteau / Cafe Meilse - all excellent.
Flayosc is deally situated for touring ... Gorge Du Verdon / Lac St. Crois / Moustiere / Tourtour / Villecruze(+ caves) are all "must see" as is the Riviera - St. Maxime and boat trrip to St. Tropez. All are easilly reached through superb scenery.
Then the markets - every day! Best are Aups, Salernes and Lorgues. So much to do / so little time!
Finally, take the 30 min. drive up the Gorge du Chateaudouble and dine on the terrace of the Restaurant La Tour at Chateaudouble. Superb food and view down the gorge.
Cannot praise the gite and Flayosc enough...
Think "Provence" = Think "Le Plan de Noyer"
We spend two weeks in the apartment which is part of a 200 years old farm house. The apartment is nicely secluded from the part where the owners live with the options to use all out-door amenities of the property which includes a nice pool and garden with wine yard and old olive trees. The property was very clean and well maintained. If an issue occurs, as you would expect with a 200 years old house, Lisa and Jan were very responsive and fixed it immediately. The property is not far from Flayosc (2 km) but a car is needed if you want to visit this charming little town which has a nice selection of restaurants, bars and shops because easiest access is using a road with substantial traffic. The house is distant enough to th eroad to be not disturbed by any traffic noise. The apartment was a convenient starting point to visit the provencal markets in the neighborhood. Also the George Vernon and, ofcours, St. Tropez, Nice and Cannes are worth a visit. Everything within an 1 h car drive.
We had such a nice and relaxing week at Plan de Noyer. The temperature was perfect, the house charming, the hosts helpful and nice, and the surroundings beautiful. As we needed relaxation and sun most of all we did not have time to see as much of Provence as we would have liked to. Soon we have to go back for another week or two!
In this charming farmhouse with olive trees outside the window and a gorgeous pool in the middle of Provence, this was one of the best holidays we have had. The proximity to the French Riviera, we were able to go out on numerous adventures. We are more than satisfied.
nice accommodation, pool fantastic for the kids! owners available for advice on local areas to visit etc and enjoyed a lovely bottle of there home made wine together.
Great location for visiting the Gorge de Verdon and the coast especially recommend St Maxime.
only disappointment was that the view from the rented part of the accommodation was not what we expected from the photos, a little miss leading.
If your looking for a quite, tranquil place to stay then this is just right.
We and our two boys, 3 and 5 years old, stayed at the Kählers for ten days and had a great time. We felt very welcomed by the owners who gave us lots of advices on what to see and do and good restaurants to visit. The property is located in a very nice and charming area and it's easy to go by car to both the seaside and the mountains. We enjoyed the beautiful garden and sourroundings and our boys specially loved hanging out by the nice pool.
Le Plan de Noyer is situated 2 km west of Flayosc, 5 km west of Draguignan. It is just 1 hour (90 km) from Nice International Airport. It's 40 minutes by car to the St. Tropez bay (straight south of Flayosc) and 40 minutes to the St. Croix Lake with the Grand Canyon of Europe (straight north of Flayosc).
The area is called l'Arriere Pays by the French.
Other Activities: Wine harvest in September
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