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Belle Epoque Property with Sea Views: Private Pool, Tennis

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic Belle Epoque Villa with private Pool, Tennis, free wi-fi in Hyeres, Var, Provence - Beautifully Restored Part of a Romantic Belle Epoque Villa with Idyllic Gardens

This advertiser joined Owners Direct in October 2006, and has advertised this property with us since January 2008. 8 years successful letting guarantees your security when booking. If in doubt, check directly with Owners Direct.

The villa is in an exclusive, private domain of 65 hectares (162 acres) overlooking the sea, with 2 excellent tennis courts. Miles of clean, sandy beaches and sparkling clean water. Hyères is one of the few 19th century resorts on the Côte d'Azur to have preserved its original charm: the old medieval heart of the town, with a number of market squares, towers and a castle, is surrounded by the Victorian houses and gardens that were built for the large English population in the second half of the 19th Century. The outstanding climate - very dry, warm but with a light sea breeze - continues to contribute to the charm of this very typical French Mediterranean town. Our self-contained and very private ground floor accommodation offers 2 bedrooms, an elegant living/dining room, shower room (separate wc), well equipped (small) kitchen, 2nd summer kitchen under the pine trees by the pool with BBQ. Exclusive use of very private pool (12x6m).


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The owner
Member since: 1998
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"As we reflected over the many good things of this year, our stay at your Victorian villa certainly topped the list. We loved your property! It was a truly magical place, so peaceful and cheerful and quiet."

Brenda, New Orleans

"We have just arrived home and we all want to say a very big thank you. We had a wonderful time and all feel that we have never had a holiday where we have relaxed so quickly. Your villa and its surroundings are close to majestic"

Tony, London.

"Thank you so much for your hospitality and for the beautiful house you let out. We loved our stay in Hyères - it is so beautiful. "

Caroline, Oxford.

"We were all very pleased with our stay : the location, the house and your kind assistance. I will not hesitate to recommend the property to others!"

Svein, Norway. "PS: I am still very impressed by your library."
Jan 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hyères in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, basin. Separate wc with basin. Original Victorian floor tiles in both rooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + baby (2 spacious Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 spacious bedrooms (1 large double bed + 2 twin beds), each with windows onto the well-established gardens. Original floor tiles, original ironwork on large, oval window, original wall tiles and architectural mouldings. Lighting by Flos, Artemide.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property retains its original outstanding architectural features, which have been beautifully restored by the architect owner: original marble fireplaces, wall and floor tiles, oval windows and decorative iron work. The very thick stone walls keep the accommodation cool, even in the middle of summer. Outside: Private garden patio next to kitchen, second tiled patio (also for your exclusive use) under the pine trees by the pool. Outdoor furniture (not shared): 4 sunbeds, 8 dining chairs, 2 dining tables. Forming part of the private domain are 2 excellent tennis courts. Pool alarm. Utility Room: Kitchen also includes our own olive oil, plus vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, tea, coffee, fresh herbs (laurel, thyme, rosemary in garden). All cleaning products + personal soap, toilet paper, provided at beginning of stay. Hair dryer, iron, & board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. Beach mats are also provided. Maid service upon request. Other: Second summer kitchen, totally private, under the pine trees by the large pool. Weber BBQ. Dining furniture. Boules behind the pool.


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  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to our wonderful hostess. If you want total tranquillity, privacy and elegance stay here. We even found it difficult to leave the property so we will have to return next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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At last: my idea of luxury!

  • 5 of 5

Singing cicadas, a small pine forest, lazing in the sun next to a huge pool - all to ourselves - oh dear! time to drag ourselves away to another idyllic spot in the garden for a glass of champagne - total privacy - ths is my idea of pure luxury.

The house itself is gorgeous, fully equipped down to the latest designer fans (which we didn’t use - the stone walls kept the interior just right). We stayed 7 idyllic days in August and couldn’t believe the difference in tempo between here and just down the hill, at the beaches. These are as beautiful as you could hope for, with miles and miles of white sand, but unless you want to be surrounded by all of the cote d’azur it’s best to avoid them after midday and before 4pm. We slipped into a geared-down routine of late breakfast on our upper terrace - flowering oleander, lavander and hibiscus, with a view of the sea - then an hour or so on the beach where the kids snorkelled and chased fish - then a quiet time by the pool, lunch on the lower terrace (you can chase the sun or the shade, as you prefer - there were 4 different dining areas, just for the four of us), reading or playing boules on the boules court (of course!) next to the pool.....when we had rested enough we played tennis before a last swim, shower and dinner. The local restaurants were good, especially kind to children, lots of fresh fish. We used the BBQ here for grilled meats and fish. Excellent shopping everywhere - supermarkets open until 9pm, markets full of stunning local produce - a Luna Park which had the kids enthralled - we even caught the ferry to two of the islands - very beautiful but also crowded in high summer.

Unanimous vote: the best holiday yet and we’ll be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres



Miles of sandy beaches ("Almanarre") are a pleasant 2km by foot, 4 km by car. The 3 islands off the coast are accessible by regular ferry transport. Wind-surfing is available at Almanarre.


The Toulon-Hyères International Airport is situated 4 km to the southeast of the town centre, on a sandy plane near the coast. There are scheduled flights to and from Brest, Bordeaux, Brussels, London, Lorient, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam and Stockholm. It takes about 10 minutes to drive to this airport from our property.

We are also equidistant (approx 90mins) from Nice and Marseille airports.

A car is recommended.

Further Details:

Things to do - Some suggestions among many:

* Explore the coastline on foot by following the shore (start on our private beach) or one of the many paths along Giens.

* Take a ferry to Porquerolles or Port Cros, unspoiled islands with wild flowers & 300 species of birds

* Go to the local markets and rediscover what food used to taste like.

* Long, lazy lunches (and dinners) outside: by your private pool or on your terrace

* Lose the extra calories by cycling on the cycle path that follows the coastline

* Antique and bric-a-brac hunting at Hyères, Toulon, St Tropez, .

* Bump into Princess Caroline at chi-chi St Tropez.

* Learn to paint sunflowers.

* Picnic in the chestnut forests outside picturesque Collobrières.

* Walk to the top of our hill and let the Var and the Med take your breath away.

* Marseille, 1 hour away, is France's most exciting city, and home to the world's best bouillabaisse. Totally renovated port area with cafés and restaurants, art galleries, good shopping.

* Nice, 1 hour away, is a lively city still showing its Italian origin, with fish markets, restaurants, art galleries, museums, great shops.

* Go wine-tasting at the local vineyards (wine domaines at Hyères, Pierrefeu, La Crau)

* Day trips to Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence, Italy.

* Children like to make a list of all the animals and insects they see, sometimes keeping a diary with drawings, lists, leaves and petals to remind them of Provence.

* Just read..... and read....... and read.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.

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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