Our home, Domaine des Chevaliers, is a small private country estate in the Var, 40 kms north of St Tropez in the wine lands. It is part of a beautiful medieval village that dates back to pre-Templar times.
It is the setting that gives this property its uniqueness. The views of the hills and forest give a sense of space, and the grounds and streams provide a clear link to nature. It is secluded without being isolated. The whole area offers spectacular scenery with vineyards, olive groves, and the world renowned Gorges du Verdon and Lac St Croix within a short distance. Airport, road and rail links are within a short distance.
We live in the main house. We have been successfully renting the guest cottage, which is 150 metres away, in the summer for more than six years.
This attractive, bright and airy second cottage of approximately 160 m2, with 116 m2 of terraces, is situated inside the electric gates to the property, providing privacy for both houses, security and easy car parking. It is currently arranged as two apartments. Built in 2007/8 with a traditional roof and insulated throughout, it features high ceilings and visible beams with lots of light and space.
The 2 luxury apartments - with 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor and Owners Direct - one of 68m2, with one bedroom, and a second of 92m2 with 2 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Each unit has its own entrance and south facing terraces with furniture. The apartments have fitted kitchens, underfloor heating, air conditioning, stone floors, fast Wifi (10GB), satellite tv. The furnishings are modern and comfortable with beds, bathrooms and kitchens fitted to a high standard. White linen and towels are provided for beds and bathrooms, and pool towels. Basic household goods are supplied (includes loo rolls, soap, washing materials, condiments, olive oil, tea, coffee etc.)
The 11 metre heated salt pool is 150 metres from the guest cottage. It has gentle steps into the pool and an electric cover. It is open at all times. Easy access for the disabled. There are sunbeds and parasols. On the far side of the pool is a boule pitch.
The grounds (15 acres) provide lovely walks and are open to all guests. They are landscaped with many mature trees and shrubs. On two sides there are streams with a waterfall. The whole forms a very beautiful, tranquil and undisturbed setting, ideal for wildlife, and for gentle strolls and quiet contemplation.
We do like to talk to guests before they make a booking as we can then answer questions and discuss payment terms. We are happy to call you at a convenient time.
Normally we ask 50% on booking and the balance 6 weeks before. You can pay by cheque, bank transfer or via Pay Pal. We have a simple contract that protects both parties. We are happy to provide references if you require. We take a security deposit of £350 payable on arrival. It is refunded one week after departure.
Pets are especially welcome (except for large and untrained dogs!). We have a small friendly dog. We can also arrange dog sitting if you want to leave him/her, although all restaurants welcome dogs here. Dogs are welcome at the pool, preferably on a lead, but not in it!