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Villa With Wonderful Views Over The Hills And Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, stunning views, 15 mins walk to village

Villa Jodalu is a traditional Provençal style house offering light, spacious and modern accommodation. The property is within walking distance of the village of Bagnols en Forêt and 17km from the nearest beaches in Fréjus & St. Raphael. The property is in an elevated position, facing south, with beautiful views over the hills. The villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Bedroom No. 1 is on ground floor with French doors to terrace, king size bed, hanging/storage space, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink + WC. Bedroom 2 is on 1st floor with double bed, hanging/storage space, en-suite shower room with sink + WC. Bedroom 3 is also on 1st floor, with 2 single beds, storage/hanging space, en-suite shower with sink + WC. The ground floor is open plan with modern kitchen, dining room and living room. French doors lead to the terrace from the whole of the ground floor. The villa is very practical, easy to maintain and has a warm, welcoming feeling. The garden is informal and laid mostly with Mediterranean vegetation. The terrace is shaded with a pergola, and there you can relax and enjoy a glass of tasty regional wine and start unwinding. There is also a side terrace where shade comes in the afternoon with a table and 2 chairs. The private pool is a bean shape, large enough to swim, have fun and cool down. A BBQ on the terrace is at the disposal of guests with a dining patio set of 6 chairs and a table. As the villa is built on old terraces, the garden is unlike a traditional English garden. Therefore, it is not suitable for disabled guests or wheelchair bound people. Toddlers should also be supervised as there are quite a few steps. The access ramp has got parking room for 2 cars.

Property Manager
Mrs Lucienne Greig
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Mrs Lucienne Greig

I was born in Switzerland, grew up there and moved to England in the early 70's.

I really felt at home in the UK and after meeting the man who was to be my husband, I decided that this is where I wanted to spend my life. Like many Europeans, I am multi-lingual and I love travelling and meeting new people.

Mrs Lucienne Greig purchased this villa in 2004

Why Mrs Lucienne Greig chose Bagnols-en-Forêt

My late husband and I first discovered this wonderful part of the South of France 15 years ago. We fell in love with the landscape, the hills, the sea, the vegetation, the evergreen background, the narrow winding roads up to charming perched villages. Provence is a huge place, and the Var has it all: a stunning coastline, gorges, waterfalls, traditions, great restaurants, endless walks and much, much more. Living in England can be dreary in the winter so we decided to find a plot and build a home that would let us enjoy retirement with a good life in the sunshine. In October 2004 we finally picked up the villa keys and the dream became a reality. We made new friends and enjoyed many happy trips to our house in Bagnols. The garden was built from scratch and we've had successes and failures. Now, after all these years, nature has taken its course and it is close to being the garden we planned. Sadly my husband passed away in 2010 and my life changed.

I then decided that perhaps other people might also enjoy staying at the villa.So, after friends, family and visitors told of how beautiful and peaceful the place was, I am pleased to say that my summer guests seem to enjoy the villa as much as I do. However, as I do now spend a lot of time in Bagnols, the villa is only available during the summer months.

What makes this villa unique

Close to both the sea and the hills. Because of its situation, the villa is a good base to visit many sites, local and further afield. You can head to the seaside for a just a couple of hours or visit the Sunday market in Fréjus, go by boat to St. Tropez, visit Monaco, the Gorges du Verdon, etc...No-one needs to be bored, there plenty of attractions in the nearby towns of Fréjus and St. Raphaël. Once you've enjoyed the peaceful and quiet surroundings of the villa, you will just want to relax by the pool and have "days off" from the beach and the hustle and bustle of the seaside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Bagnols-en-Forêt around the Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please clean BBQ after use, the next guests will want to use it
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bathroom sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bathroom sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bathroom sink
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , sink
  • Bedroom 1: en-suite with bath, shower, WC + basin Bedroom 2: en-suite shower, WC + basin Bedroom 3: en-suite shower, WC + basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: bedroom 1 with king-size bed, built-in hanging space + shelves first floor: bedroom 2 with twin beds, hanging space + shelves bedroom 3 with double bed, built-in hanging space + shelves
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Rooms are airy and spacious and all have views over the hills. No animals allowed on this holiday and no smoking permitted in the house. Outside: As the house sits on a slope, the garden follows the natural shape of the old terraces and is stocked with regional plants and olive trees. The dappled shade terrace overlooks the decking and swimming pool (bean shape approx 3.80m X 7.20m), which can be accessed down a few steps. There is outdoor furniture, parasols, sun loungers and a Weber BBQ for those who love open-air cooking. Families with very young children should be aware that there are limited flat areas where children can run around and toddlers should be supervised at all time when playing by the pool. Utility Room: Off the kitchen with washing machine and dryer. Ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide all bed linen and towels and the pool is cleaned once a week at least, before a new arrival. Cleaner and poolman included in rental. If extra cleaning of house or pool is required, this will be charged separately. Other: Ground floor cloakroom/WC


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Villa With Wonderful Views Over The Hills And Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A real 'Home from Home' in a beautiful part of France

  • 5 of 5

This was our first ever villa stay so we arrived with some trepidation. However as soon as we arrived all our fears were put to rest. This villa is really like living in someone else's own home for a week. It has everything you could possibly need. Each room has it's own bathroom, there is a very useful downstairs loo and the lounge/dining/kitchen area had everything you could possibly need. The attention to detail is fantastic. This is the perfect place to relax, be that in the pool, on the sun loungers or sat on the shaded terrace reading a book or two. The barbeque is also handy and has everything you could possibly want. It was also spotlessly clean and the only thing we could say didn't work was the light inside the pool, which made no difference whatsoever. This villa is in a great location, handy to the village which is a level 10 minute walk away and which has every service you could need; bank, pharmacy, bread, shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants. The people were very friendly, we ate out twice and both times went to the bistro as you enter the village on the hairpin called Ropanicea; great food and very friendly service. For visiting other areas this is also a great place to be; we went to Frejus twice (10 minutes), Seillans (25 minutes) in the hills near Fayence which was lovely, Castellane (1 hour, winding road!) for white water rafting (excellent) and Cannes for the afternoon (3/4 hour away). All were in easy reach. Lucienne has a lovely property here and looks after her 'renters' very well, we can highly recommend staying at Villa Jodalu. Thank you again Lucienne.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming villa in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Can't think of a better way to spend a week! The villa is situated in a beautiful area of France, away from the hustle and bustle of Cannes and Nice, but close enough for a day trip (we visited both whilst en route to the airport).

There's lots to discover in the area, from cute little bakeries and restaurants, to immense lakes and fireworks on the beach (Lac de Saint-Cassien was our favourite). However the villa is so well equipped that you needn't leave the poolside, if a week of total relaxation is what you're looking for. We made good use of the barbecue most nights, whilst sipping on local wine and watching the stars come out.

Lucienne was a wonderful host. Great communication throughout and the welcome pack she provided had everything we could possibly need and more.

My one bit of advice would be to take insect repellent! The mosquitos were out in full force!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful location to relax and chill out.

  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The villa is well equipped and has everything you could possibly need. This was our second visit and it really was like going home.

We stayed with our daughter and her husband and our son and his girlfriend - having 3 bedrooms all with an ensuite was perfect - plus a spare loo downstairs.

The garden is a traditional Provencal garden and smells wonderful. Sun or shade can be found at any time of the day and the pool helps to keep you cool on the hot sunny days. With it's blinds and shutters the villa remains nice and cool.

The villa is well maintained and was clean and tidy with all beds made on our arrival.

Being a short walk from the village of Bagnols fresh bread and croissants were collected every morning. Restaurants reasonably priced with a good selection of dishes.

Although it was difficult to make ourselves go sightseeing we did venture up into the Gorges of Verdon and a hill top village, Entreveaux - well worth the precarious drive! Still lots of places to visit on the Cote D'Azur so I am sure we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa for two weeks, and we were spoiled for choice: the (admittedly quite small) pool allowed for blissfully lazy days, and day trips were enticing: we visited Antibes, Nice, Dolceacqua, St Paul de Vence, Seillans, St Tropez, Frejus, Lac de Saint-Cassien (quite close and a lovely, relaxed time swimming off our luxury pedalo!), and a number of others. The village was nice, if not as pretty as others, but had a selection of decent restaurants and a bar in which to watch the World Cup. The tourist office led us to an enjoyable walk with a guide at the local Gorges du Blavet as well as a classical recital in the local church. It was an easy 10 minute walk into the village for croissants etc in the mornings.

Thanks, Lucienne, your property and excellent information were ideal for our much-needed break. We also recommend the L'échapée belle restaurant in nearby St Paul en Foret and the sublime Hotel de Deux Rocs in Seillans (more expensive but worth every penny). The villa was well-appointed, plenty of room and a good kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always glad to get constructive comments. The pool is indeed not huge and because of its bean shape rather than rectangular, it may seem on the small side. It was built on the original olive terraces and had to fit into the landscape and in keeping with the size of the villa. However, guests seem to find it enough of an attraction to have fun and cool down. True, there are many other prettier villages, mostly further up the hills. The area is full of diversity and Bagnols en Forêt is updating itself year after year.
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A gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and tidy Villa with everything you could possibly ask for. We were three couples and a tiny baby and it was perfect. Each bedroom had its own bathroom so no tramping around disturbing other people in the house. No noisy (or nosey) neighbours, a stroll into the village for a meal or a loaf of bread, a little further by car to the beach and all the attractions of the Cote d'Azure. The pool was fantastic, we used it every day, and we also made good use of the BBQ. Villa Jodalu was wonderful, such a lucky find.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holidays Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

A family of four, we spent two fantastic weeks at villa Jodalu. The villa is exactly as described, the pool feels in reality larger than on the pictures. All three bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, the kitchen is remarkably well equipped. The location is quiet up in the hills, 25 min. away from the sandy beaches of Fréjus or St. Aygulf. Despite the necessary 'uphill' or 'downhill' drives (car is essential), we discovered that the location is ideal for daytours to the riviera (e.g. Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Marseille etc.) or backland provence (Grasse, Gorges du verdon etc.). Nice villages with great restaurants are not too far (e.g. Fayence). And if you feel you need a break from fancy French cuisine, have a burger at the local Brasserie En Face in Bagnols en Foret. We reckon the villa as first class choice, also and especially with children. Lucienne has been very helpful as from the first inquiry, on the spot communication - friendly, professional and reliable. A big thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
68.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bagnols en Forêt
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
St. Raphael
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Fréjus/St. Raphael
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bagnols en Forêt
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Fréjus plage
Car: necessary


The coastal towns of Fréjus and St Raphael can be reached in approx. 25 minutes by car and offer a huge variety of leisure and sporting activities as well as festivals, concerts and a great Sunday market. There are boat trips to the various local islands and to St Tropez. This is a great way to see the most stunning coastline, the creeks and the mountains beyond.


Nice airport is about one hour by car (motorway A8 exit junction 38) and Marseille is under 2 hours.

There are plenty of car hire companies in both airports and a vehicle is definitely recommended.


Lac de St. Cassien is just 20 minutes by car as is the hilltop town of Fayence.Nearby villages of Montauroux, Callian and Seillans are all within 30 minutes. Further afield, away from the crowds, the village of Mons boasts the most magnificent views over Provence. To the west, the Gorges du Verdon (The Grand Canyon of France) offer kayaking and trekking. Monaco and the beautiful Riviera are about one hour from Nice via one of the 3 splendid "Corniches".

Further Details:

Bagnols en Forêt is a typically French hilltop village, nestled between the sea and the mountains. You will find all essential amenities such as bakers, a small but well supplied supermarket, pharmacy, post office, newsagent, hairdresser and a few reasonable restaurants. It is a great point of departure for trips to the coast or if you wish to discover the "Haute Provence".

Please note, no animals are allowed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Bagnols-en-Forêt,

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
This property is only available for rental during the summer months
It is advisable to take comprehensive holiday insurance to cover all your party in case you should have to cancel as monies will not be returned if rental is cancelled less 60 days before arrival.
Changeover Day:
Check-in: any time after 16:00 by agreement. Checkout: any time before 10:00. If you have a special request, let us know.

Notes on prices:
The villa is only available for 10 weeks in the summer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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