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'Cottage style' apt with views of Le Plan de la Tour & only 10 mins to the beach

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful holiday apartment with stunning views of Le Plan de la Tour & valley..

Start the day off with a relaxing swim followed by breakfast on the South facing terrace, enjoying the breathtaking views overlooking the Provencal village of Le Plan de la Tour and the Massif des Maures, with the Gulf of St. Tropez just beyond.

This two bedroom “cottage style” apartment with traditional Roman pantiled roof on the third and top floor; with spacious, comfortable open plan living, dining and kitchen area; large terrace with dining furniture - perfect for eating al fresco on those warm balmy evenings, comes highly recommended for friends and families to enjoy a relaxing holiday as it is situated in a secluded spot on a hillside, yet is only a few minutes walk from the traditional village of Le Plan de la Tour and its restaurants, shops, weekly market and vignobles.

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This spacious excellent-quality 'cottage style' apartment is in a private mixed residential domaine in Le Plan de la Tour, made up of villas and low rise 'cottage style' apartments, sharing the facilities of a large swimming pool, children’s paddling pool, boules pitch and a tennis court. The effect of the 'cottage style' is due to the incline of the land whereby the main access is to the rear by a short stairway (and so the feeling is very much of entering a small cottage), yet from the spacious furnished terrace to the front there are superb views across the village roofs of Le Plan de la Tour and the valley to the Maures hills in the distance beyond.

The historic centre of Le Plan de la Tour is a short stroll away from the apartment where there are boulangeries, bar/cafes, other everyday local shops, public tennis courts and multiple restaurants or it is only 10-15 minutes drive to the famous French holiday resort of Sainte Maxime with a vast choice of restaurants and several supermarkets and beautiful sandy beaches. A little further along the coast is the equally famous St Tropez which can be reached in 35 minutes or so by car or by taking the ferry shuttle (Les Bateaux Verts) over from Ste Maxime - it is well worth the experience, especially in peak holiday season on market days !

There is lots to do with a Tourist Information Office in the village of Le Plan de la Tour to guide you. The beauty of the South of France is very seductive, with its picturesque ancient villages, beautiful beaches, heady aromas of the trees and plants and warmth of the local people, it is a wonderful place to holiday and relax. With the almost guaranteed blue skies and hot days, the wonderful provencal food and the ever flowing local wines, it is hard to leave and not want to come back time after time !

More Details

Ken Negus
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Ken Negus

We are a family of three and like to visit Le Plan de la Tour as often as possible, formerly to see my late elderly mother, Claire, who lived in the next block along to ourselves since 1984.

Ken Negus purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Ken Negus chose Le Plan-de-la-Tour

As we were visiting my mother so often, we thought it would make sense to have a place of our own nearby for somewhere to stay.

What makes this apartment unique

I always remember this apartment from when I was quite young. My mother and I were invited there for drinks (as was typical) one summers afternoon, I never forget the open layout of the apartment and the striking view it had from the terrace. 20 years odd later the apartment was ours to own !! A dream come true !!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Ken,

back in Hamburg - on a cold and grey day .

We appreciated so much the sun, the light and the warm weather in the south of France - and of course your lovely apartment. All was really perfect: the fantastic equipment and the great view from the balcony.

And we loved to talk to Claire!!!

We really wish to come back!

Kind regards


We didn't know that the Maures are so green and full of flowers in May - lovely.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Le Plan-de-la-Tour in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • mas
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
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
  • In addition to the weekly rent there is a one off charge of 130 Euros/GB £stg payable for after stay cleaning, change over services and use of linen.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main shower room has WC, basin with mirror, mirror light; shower enclosure with glass screen; and a towel drying rail. The en-suite has WC, basin and mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite basin/WC
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double bed/sofa bed
  • The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. The main bedroom with double bed has an en-suite toilet and basin. Both bedrooms benefit from built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelves; as well as mosquito window net screens for added protection during the summer nights. If further sleeping accommodation is required, there is a sofa in the living room which easily converts into a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The property has everything necessary for a relaxing holiday- very comfortably furnished and with an excellent level of equipment - including an extensive range of kitchen utensils and gadgets, dishwasher and washing machines, sunbeds for the terrace and for the pool, and beach beds for the beach; parasols, tennis racquets and balls, and a boules set for the petanques match ! There is a designated private parking position just outside the apartment - really everything necessary for a totally restful holiday in Provence. In addition to the two bedrooms there is a double convertible bed-settee in the lounge and the tariff offers the opportunity to accommodate two additional guests with a supplement of £50 per extra guest per week, making the maximum number of guests able to stay in the apartment six. For full information please visit the owners website on NB In addition to the weekly rental there is a one off cleaning and linen use charge of 130 Euros / GB £stg


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'Cottage style' apt with views of Le Plan de la Tour & only 10 mins to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A perfect holiday residence

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of four persons) stayed at this lovely apartment in july 2015. Our first impression was: what a clean house! There is a white and blue coloured scheme which gives a peaceful feeling. Also the accommodation was perfect. Name one thing and Ken has it! Everything we needed was there. The kitchen is fully equiped. There are a lot of extra towels and stuff if you want to go to the beach for one day, like cooling boxes and chairs and umbrellas. When we stayed there, there was a "canicule" (the french word for heatwave) so we really enjoyed the presence of several ventilators. There is a magnificent view on the village of Le Plan de la Tour when you are at the balcony. Especially in the evening, when you see the sunshine fade away and then the cosy lights of the village appear. One bathroom wasn't really enough for the four of us, but we helped ourselves out with another small bathroom in one of the bedrooms. There was a "rain"shower which was very enjoyable! Le Plan de la Tour is such a wonderful village! When we were there, there was a three-days village festival, perfect for kids and youngsters and everyone else who likes the typical French atmosphere. The weekly market is full of it! The only thing we didn't like very much was the fact that there weren't any seats or long chairs at the swimming pool. We had to bring up our own beds which wasn't very handy. Apart from that we also really liked the swimming pool, where people gather around 5 to chat with eachother and cool off after a hot summer day (in our case) The surrounding villages of le Plan de la Tour are worth visiting! To conclude this review we would like to thank Claire for the warm welcome and Wendy to guide us through the apartment. We will certainly come back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Last year we rented the appartement of the Negus family and we loved it!

It was clean, bright and has a magnificant view.

The appartement is only a few minutes away from the city centre of Plan de la Tour and it takes 15 min by car to the beach in Ste Maxime.

You can only enjoy your stay here!

Fam. De Jong

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A good choice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this appartment one week in mid-June and it is one of the best places I have rented ever. Good standard for a reasonable price and there is everything you need for a relaxed holiday. Confortable beds, well equipped kitchen and a most wonderful terrace with a magnificent view over the village of Plan de la Tour. The village is full of colours, old French culture and friendly people. Take time to stroll along the narrow roads and you will experience a calm, a blow of history and that time stands still. We enjoyed the "Fête de la Musique" with excellent food, street music and danced with friends and locals to late into the night and brought with us some unforgettable memories.

We also appreciated the large and clean pool wich was only a few steps away from the appartment and nearby beautiful beaches in St Maxime wich could be reached in only 15 minutes by car.

Thanks Ken and Claire for very good service as well!

We enjoyed every minute and would love to come back some day.

Christina, Maria and Thomas

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aufenthalt rundum genossen

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung liegt absolut ruhig am oberen Ende der Domaine. Kein Verkehr da nur Zugangsstrasse. Nahe den 2015 renovierten Schwimmbecken und Tennisplatz. Trotzdem kein Lärm von dort. Parkplatz direkt vor der Haustür. Weg zu Fuß ins Dorf (Bäcker, Supermarkt, Restaurants) etwa sieben Minuten. Nächster schöner Strand „la Nartelle“ etwa 15 min mit dem Auto. Weitere verschiedenartige und teilweise sehr schöne Strände in etwa 30 min zu erreichen. An allen Stränden war Anfang September (keine französischen Schulferien mehr) problemlos ein Parkplatz zu finden.

Die Wohnung ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Sehr schöne geräumige Terrasse mit Blick über das Dorf in die Hügel (kein Meerblick). Markise, großer Schirm, Liegen, schöner Tisch und Stühle (keine Plastikmöbel). Hochwertig neu renoviertes Bad. Betten ebenfalls hochwertig, eher feste Matratzen. Moskitonetze in den Schlafzimmerfenstern.

Keine Klimaanlage, aber mehrere Standventilatoren. Die brauchten wir allerdings Anfang September nicht mehr und Mücken waren auch keine da.

Geräumiges Wohnzimmer mit amerikanischer Küche. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet. Eigene Waschmaschine.

Nett sind die vielen Extras (Strandsonnenschirme, Strandstühle, Kühlboxen, CD und DVD Sammlung, Tennisschläger).

Le Plan de la Tour ist ein hübscher, relativ untouristischer provencalischer Ort mit intaktem Dorfleben. Man hat Zeit und grüßt sich. Mehrere gute Restaurants. Wenig nichtfranzösische Touristen. Riesenunterschied zum 15 min entfernten Saint Maxime.

Wir haben den Aufenthalt rundum genossen und werden wiederkommen.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
79 Kilometres
Nice (also Toulon/Hyeres and Marseille)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le Plan de la Tour
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Ste. Maxime
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ste. Maxime & Beauvallon
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Les Arcs, Draguignan or St Raphael (both TGV)
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Junction 36 at Le Muy off the A8/E80
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Le Plan de la Tour
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Ste. Maxime
Car: recommended

The cottage style apartment, set on a hillside on the outskirts of the charming village of Le Plan de la Tour, is nestled on the edge of a valley surrounded by Les Massif des Maures, with the beautiful azur blue of the Golfe de St Tropez just beyond.

The very active village of Plan de la Tour is situated not far from Saint Tropez and Sainte Maxime in the heart of the Massif des Maures. The historic centre of Le Plan de la Tour is a short stroll away from the apartment where there are boulangeries, bar/cafes, other everyday local shops and seven or so restaurants, and it is only a 15 minutes drive to the famous French holiday resort of Sainte Maxime where there is a vast choice of restaurants and several supermarkets. A little further along the coast is the equally famous St Tropez which can be reached in 35 minutes or so by car or by taking the ferry shuttle (Les Bateaux Verts) over from Ste Maxime - it is well worth the experience, especially during the peak holiday season on market days !

Other Activities: Go karting, quad biking, Acqualand waterpark - for further info please visit the links section of the owners website on

Golf: Our apartment is only a short drive away from several beautiful golf courses : - Golf course of Sainte Maxime / Bluegreen - Golf course of Beauvallon (3km from Sainte Maxime)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

In addition to the weekly rent there is a one off charge of 130 Euros/GB £stg payable to take care of change over services, cleaning, washing, purchase of consumables, use of linen / towels etc..

A £200 security deposit is required at the time of booking.

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, with access to the apartment permitted from 3-30 pm onwards on the first day. The apartment should be vacated by no later than 10 am on the last day.

Additional charge of £50 per week per occupant over and above 4 occupants

Owner'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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