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Mike Davies

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French

Villa with pool, peaceful location, easy reach of Cote D'Azur beaches.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Lorgues - Villa Le Boris

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8. 2 Doubles, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

The villa is situated down a steep driveway, off a quiet lane, 20 minutes walk from the centre of Lorgues, which has numerous restaurants, 2 supermarkets, many other small shops and a weekly market. This 4-bedroomed villa (sleeps 8) is situated in peaceful terraced gardens, surrounded by mature pines and oak woods.

The villa has a private 4x9m swimming pool, sun terraces, BBQs, loungers and other garden furniture. The owner is not onsite and the hirers will have sole use of the villa, gardens and pool.

The house has four bedrooms, a living room with TV and stereo, a dining room, a kitchen with dishwasher and a washing machine, as well as 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. The bedrooms are furnished with 2 double beds and 4 single beds. There is also a double bed settee in the lounge. The spacious ground floor living room has three large French windows, all opening up to an outside patio shaded by an old oak tree. There are also French windows onto the patio in the dining room and the kitchen.

Master Bedroom with Ensuite bathroom Downstairs:

The master bedroom features an antique French Oak Double bed, dual side tables & lamps. Step out on to the patio through the double French windows (also found in the living room & Dining Room). The ensuite bathroom features a full-size stand up shower and wash basin. The downstairs toilet is directly to the right outside the master bedroom.

Lounge:

After a long day of lounging by the pool or shopping in Lorgues or Le Muy markets, unwind in front of our Flat Screen TV (setup to receive UK and French TV) or sip a glass of wine on the Patio. If you prefer to stay indoors, check your email from the comfort of one of our 2 sofas with free Wireless Internet. All ages will stay entertained with a media centre containing hundreds of films and UK TV shows.

Dining Room:

Has a large Oak table with seating for 8.

Kitchen:

The kitchen has a modern Glass Ceramic hob, Electric Oven, Dishwasher, 2 fridges (in recognition of the large parties that may be staying) one with a freezer section, a Washing Machine, Toaster, Microwave Oven, Glass 'French Press' Coffee Maker, Electric Kettle, Large Tea pot (you can get English Teabags in the local Intermarche). We have ample plates and cutlery. There is also every other utensil imaginable including Oyster Opening knives, utensils for holding and extracting escargots (try the 12 packs in the freezer section of Intermarche) corkscrews and bottle openers.

All the French Windows (total 5) are south facing and open onto a large patio area outside with wooden table and chairs to seat 8 in the shade of an old oak tree. There is a charcoal Weber barbeque here.

Upstairs:

The stairs lead onto a Landing. Off the landing is:-

- another double bedroom with dual side tables and lamps

- a bathroom with a full size bath, shower attachment and a wash basin

- a toilet with a washbasin

- a bedroom with 2 single beds and another pull out bed suitable for a child (so we could actually sleep 9)

- a bedroom with 2 single beds

Outside:

Immediately outside is a large patio area and a lawn. On this patio is a large wooden table and 8 chairs for dining 'al-fresco', which is what you will probably be doing most of the time! This table is in the shade of an oak tree.

Around the side of the house there is parking space for at least 3 or 4 cars.

There are 2 separate stepped pathways up to the pool which is 9m x 4m with a minimum depth of 1.1m and a maximum depth of 2.2m. The pool is on a separate terrace at roughly 'first floor' level, which contains another large patio, a traditionally built (stone, wooden roof beams and roof tiles) poolhouse and shaded seating. There are 8 sun loungers, 8 more dining chairs and another table around the pool and poolhouse area.

The sloping gardens between the 2 main terraces are planted with lavender, rosemary, 'tree echium' and other Mediterranean plants.

From the 'pool terrace' there are steps up to another terrace, which has grass and broom.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Davies (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girls (17 and 12) and I had a fantastic holiday in the lovely town of Lorgues. They particularly loved the swimming pool and sun bathing; I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The villa has all the comforts of home and is in an idyllic spot, great to come back after our daily excursions. We drove to Frejus/St Raphael/St Tropez/Monaco/Cannes, making this central location unbeatable. Michael and Gail have a wealth of knowledge about the region and have provided guest information to make the best use of the area and days out.

Lorgues itself has a lot to offer with Market day, a great choice of restaurants, and the historic centre, there are also supermarkets, post office, bakeries and much more.

A brilliant, memorable holiday, we all hope to return.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)
Villa with pool, peaceful location, easy reach of Cote D'Azur beaches.
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews
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Fantastic Villa set in a Picture Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the villa, it was everything we hoped for and more! Set in a peaceful hillside location but within easy access to the coast and less than an hour to Cannes and St Tropez we felt we had the best of both worlds! The local town of Lorgues is picture perfect and only a short walk away, with great restaurants and a fantastic market every Tuesday. The villa, pool and surrounding grounds are more impressive than the pictures can do justice and left us thoroughly relaxed and reluctant to come home after two weeks! Can't thank Mike and Jean-Pierre enough for all their assistance. We'll definitely be returning! Matt, Harriet, Ant, Claire and Sir Sidney.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Matthew, fantastic review! thank you very much.
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 8 had a fantastic stay at this lovely villa. There was plenty of room and the place was spotlessly clean and tidy. Our kids aged 11 and 9 (and the big kids too!) loved the pool which, with temperatures in the high 80s every day, was a must have. The villa had everything we could want and is a 15 minute walk into the lovely town of Lorgues. We found some nice restaurants although tended to eat/cook at the villa.

Lorgues is very central for touring and we had some great trips around the Var region and around the Côte d'Azur. Nice, Cannes, St Tropez and some fantastic beaches are all within an hour or an hour and a half range by car. Some highlights were St Paul de Vence over towards Nice, Cotignac and its caves, Tourtour is beautiful and for the adventurous there is an excellent tree top adventure place within the L'Arnaude estate which is a short drive from the villa. We spent a full day exploring the Gorge du Verdon (the French Grand Canyon). We'd recommend the southern route from Lake de St Croix (the lake is an amazing colour) and then head back along the north side to Moustiers Sainte-Marie which is a stunning village with great ice-cream!

Thoroughly recommend this villa. The booking process was easy and Mike helped us out with directions from Marseille Airport and despite arriving after midnight we managed to find it with no problems.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Five of us had a brilliant stay at Mike's villa. It is in a great location with some beautiful countryside walks nearby (including one to a vineyard) and Lorgues town only a short walk away. We also drove to Nice and Marseille which were both under an hour and a half away and very straightforward journeys.

The outdoor area was great for relaxing by the pool (which can be a bit cold first thing but warms up during the day if the sun is out) and enjoying a BBQ dinner, and the villa is very homely inside with ample space for cooking in the kitchen and lazing in front of the TV. Bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and all of the showers worked very well.

No complaints from us at all - would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A week of beautiful weather in a beautiful villa by the pool.

The villa has all the cooking equipment you would ever need and the rooms were comfortable.

The kids enjoyed the entertainment (films, TV shows) on the computer attached to the large TV.

It is roughly an hour from Nice airport. Other members of our party came on the TGV from St Pancras via Lille (platform change) and got off at Les Arcs, about fifteen minutes drive away.

Water pressure for the showers was excellent – often not the case in holiday houses in France.

On the review points HomeAway ask us to cover:

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc.? Yes

Was the property clean and well-maintained? Yes

Did the owner provide good customer service? Yes - Jean Philippe the property manager is a local, was v helpful and speaks perfect English

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives? Yes

What nearby activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike?

We loved the Gorges du Verdon, the Market in Lorgues on Tuesday morning, the set menu at Le Table de Pol in Lorgues and the Wine growers coop shop in Taradeau.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Hugely enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with nice peaceful garden and great pool. Thanks to Mike and Jean-Phillipe for sorting out what was a last minute booking. The surrounding area is gorgeous, we enjoyed visits to the coast and the beach near Ste Maxime. We must return for a longer stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed through the first week of June 2015; perfect weather around 30C daytime with blue skies and no mosquitoes. The steep drive was a little scary at first, to those of us from the flat lands of East Anglia, but quickly we became accustomed to it and we realised it was very much the norm for those who live in this hilly region.

The house had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The beds (we only used the two large bedrooms) were very comfortable. The abundant hot water and showers were delightful. The house is as seen in the photographs except the grassed lawn has now been replaced with more manageable gravel.

We enjoyed several evening meals at the large outside table.

The 15 minute walk down to Lorgues was a pleasant walk, the walk back up will keep you fit and work off that second croissant.

Lorgues is a good, small market town with several restaurants to choose from. We can certainly also recommend L'Estellan, 10 minutes easy drive from the villa, set in a vineyard (make a reservation as they get busy tel 0983439915)

If you enjoy exploring small French villages you will find many to visit. We can suggest a visit to Villacroze (20 mins drive) to see the park and waterfall at Les Grottes (the cave was closed on the day we visited but you can still climb the stairs up to its entrance)

We would recommend Villa Le Boris and would be happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

Les Gorges du Verdon
Cannes
Abbaye du Thoronet
Sainte-Maxime
Frejus
Theoule sur Mer
La Nartelle
Plage de Saint-Aygulf
Les Vignerons de Taradeau
Le Chrissandier
Marco Polo
La Table de Pol
Les Domaines de Saint Endreol
Les Bateaux Verts
Tourtour
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Cours - Lorgues
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Toulon-Hyeres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Domaine de St Endreol
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Le Cannet des Maures or Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Table de Pol - Lorgues
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
La Foux D'Allos
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Plage de La Nartelle - Sainte Maxime
Car: necessary

The villa is in the centre of the department of the Var in the Provence, Alpes, Cotes D’Azur (PACA) region of France. This is a beautiful area set between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gorges du Verdon and is superb for touring.

The villa is a 20 minute walk from the centre of Lorgues, which is a charming medieval village with many cafes, shops, bars and restaurants, and a vibrant weekly street market.

A lot of the ancient walls, defensive gates and other old buildings remain intact. The old narrow streets have vaulted passages, ancient stairs, and many buildings and doorways contain lovely stone carvings.

Lorgues is located in the middle of wineries and fields of olive trees. It can be accessed via the A8 Autoroute (20 km) or the SNCF train station of Les Arcs-Draguignan (10 km), Toulon Airport at 45 mn, Nice Airport at 1 h and Marseiles-Marignane airport 1 h 15 away.

There are many historic villages and famous Provencal vineyards close by. An easy drive brings you to the beaches and lively resorts at Sainte Maxime, Frejus and Saint Raphael, (both these resorts have an aquapark), Port Grimaud and Saint Tropez. There is also a scuba diving school in Saint Maxime and a Golf Course near Le Muy. There are detailed instructions at the villa on our favourite beaches with directions and parking tips/info and info on the best snorkelling beaches, best swimming beaches etc.

About 45 minutes away amidst breathtaking scenery, the Gorges du Verdon - the French Grand Canyon - and Lake St Croix, the largest lake in Provence, offer swimming, walking, sailing, white water rafting, kayaking and windsurfing.

Other local attractions include Les Arcs, Flayosc, the Abbaye du Thoronet, the waterfall at Sillans de Cascade, and the village of Chateaudouble set in stunning mountain scenery.

Cannes with the lovely La Croisette, Antibes with its old town and Aquasplash / Marineland nearby, and the gorgeous seaside village of Theoule-sur-mer are less than an hours drive away.

Nice and Aix en Provence are an hour's drive; Italy and Monaco are an easy day's outing and so are the picturesque islands just off the coast from Le Lavandou or Hyeres.

Again there are detailed directions and instructions (eg places to park) on all these places, at the house; for example, the location of the fantastic public swimming platform in Monaco near the seaward side of the harbour wall, with swimming pool like steps into the sea. Great for cooling off during a hot day walking around the sites in Monte Carlo / Monaco, just remember a towel and swimming gear!

Literally across the road from the villa is the forest leading up the hill to the Saint Ferreol Hermitage site with a 13th-century chapel, ruins of a Ligurian oppidum and Roman castrum, and a lovely forest walk.

The villa is about 500 Metres from the disused railway 'Train de Pignes' that ran over 200Km from Nice to Meyrarges in the Bouches du Rhone. A lot of it is now a fantastic cycle track. There is a project underway to completely open up the track from Barjols to Fayence (the remaining major work required is to complete the section that crosses the town section of Draguignan). There are 2 adult mountain bikes at the house and lots more information on cycle routes.

There are municipal tennis courts in Lorgues less than 1 Km away from the villa.

Lorgues has 2 large supermarkets, Intermarche (nearest petrol) and Casino which are open on Sunday mornings in the summer. In the centre of Lorgues there are all the usual smaller shops (some of which open sunday mornings all year round) and numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. There are markets at Aups (Wed & Sat), Lorgues (Tues) & Salernes (Sun) and a very large Sunday Provencal market at Le Muy.

Draguignan (15mins drive), the capital of the Var, has Hypermarkets, a rich variety of individual shops, where you can buy clothes, handmade chocolates, pastries, and gifts. There is also a theatre, cinema, ten pin bowling. All the surrounding villages have a number of restaurants, serving primarily French cuisine. Noteable restaurants very closeby include. The Michelin starred Chez Bruno about 1.5 Km from Lorgues on road to Taradeau. Le Table de Pol, Le Chrissandier and Le Table du Moulin in the centre of Lorgues and Chateau de Berne about 2km north of Lorgues.

Wine has been made in this region for at least 2600 years since the ancient Greeks founded the city of Marseille in 600 BC. Provence has eight major wine regions with AOC designations. The Côtes de Provence is the largest followed by Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. Other significant wine regions include Les Baux-de-Provence, Coteaux Varois, Coteaux de Pierrevert, Bandol, Cassis, Bellet and Palette.

Today the region is best known for its rosé wine, though wine critics such as Tom Stevenson believe that region's best wines are the spicy, full flavoured red wines. Domaine L'Estello, St Beatrice, Les Crostes, Roubine are in Lorgues and the Cave Cooperative in Taradeau is excellent.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lorgues, Draguignan region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Sept 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,108
for 7 nights
£1,108
 
 
Whitsun 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,108
for 7 nights
£1,108
 
 
Early Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,193
for 7 nights
£1,193
 
 
Peak 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,619
for 7 nights
£1,619
 
 
Sept 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,193
for 7 nights
£1,193
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£852
for 7 nights
£852
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% Deposit payable on making the booking - non returnable in event of cancellation.
Remaining 75% due 8 weeks before start of your stay.
Changeover day is Saturday.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lorgues in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite with Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
    Upstairs Toilet - Toilet
  • Downstairs, there is an 'ensuite' shower room attached to the double bedroom, This has a shower and hand basin. There is also a separate WC with handbasin. Upstairs, there is a bathroom with bath (+shower attachement) and hand basin. There is also another separate WC with handbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs - bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs, french windows onto patio; ensuite shower room
  • The master bedroom is downstairs, with a French Oak Antique bed, a walk in wardrobe, shower room and French windows to the Patio outside. There are 3 more bedrooms upstairs. One has a double bed and the other 2 are twin bedrooms with single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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