|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
La Canal is a beautiful large bastide, built in 1760. Its thick walls keep the house cool during the hot summer months. The house has been restored to a high standard, by its designer owner, to give great comfort and space for 12 people. There is a huge terrace in front of the house, shaded by ancient mulberry trees, from which one has splendid views to the distant Maures. You can walk through the mature walled 2 1/2 acre garden and wild flower meadow straight into the village, no driving to all those lovely restaurants! The magnificent 14 metre salt water pool is tucked away in a secluded part of the garden. Ample secure parking is provided with electric gates at the entrance.
Yet again, this was another wonderful stay at La Canal. We have stayed here in 2010 and 2012, and this time we returned with our children.
We had a lovely relaxing week by the gorgeous pool, watching our children play in the garden and eating delicious food under the mulberry trees. Afternoons were spent wandering to the village for icecream (for the kids) and rose (for the adults)!
We can't wait to come back again... we have already booked for next year!
We are an American family living in Switzerland who were in charge of organizing a family reunion in France for our American relatives who had several demands to be met. La Canal met all of them and more. It was the perfect place for our motley crew of 13 people (8 adults and 5 children) spanning three generations.
Nicola’s home is beautiful – large bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, great BBQ grill, lots of books to browse through, and the artwork from her travels is fascinating. The weather was ideal during our one week stay and we ate every meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner – outside under the lovely shade of the trees.
The large expansive garden makes you feel as if you are out in the country side, far removed from hustle and bustle of touristy locations. The kids loved playing and running around the grounds – and it was ideal for games of hide and seek and various obstacle courses, races and sport competitions we organized in the spirit of the recently held Rio Olympics.
We swam and relaxed in the beautiful salt water pool for long periods every day. The surrounding olive trees provided lots of shade, if needed. There were plenty of lounge chairs, cushions and towels for all – marvelously well-equipped.
Lorgues is a gem of a town – a good choice of restaurants, two great markets a week, and provides easy access to the Haute Villages route, Nice and St. Tropez. Every morning, whomever woke up first would walk 5 minutes to the local boulangerie (bakery) to get fresh pains, croissants and pains au chocolat for breakfast.
We will certainly be back to La Canal for future holidays. Our only regret was that we stayed one week when it should have been two weeks! Thank you, Nicola, for sharing your lovely and welcoming home.
My family enormously enjoyed this villa with its garden, shady courtyard and swimming pool. It's position in Lorgue was perfect for shops , cafés and the local market. We'll be back!
We used to stay with Nicola when she ran La Canal as a stylish B&B a decade or more ago. Having got to know her and her delightful children, who are now fully fledged adults, we knew renting the entire house would be wonderful. We were not disappointed.
We stayed at La Canal for two weeks with our teenage children and another family of four. We all enjoyed double bedrooms with ensuite facilities fitted out with antiques and artworks from Nicola's travels. The house has been lovingly and sympathetically restored.
The long garden is a joy - beautifully planted and maintained and as for the swimming pool....take our word for it: it is simply the best. Decked and paved surrounds with olive trees to give shade, the pool is salt water and large enough to enjoy swimming lengths and games of volleyball.
We cooked at home most days eating out in the beautiful gardens and brought delicious local ingredients back from the provencal market that visits Lorgues twice a week. We regularly made the 45 minute drive to Lac St Croix where we swam and floated for hours in crystal clear water and often enjoyed an entire beach area to ourselves. The beaches near St Tropez are also easily accessible, approximately 50 minutes drive - get up early and be the first on the beach to avoid parking issues and then stop for a refreshing cold drink on the return journey in the beautiful hilltop village of Grimaud. It was a treat to be able to enjoy the lively and sometimes crazy atmosphere of St Tropez and be able to escape home to the most beautiful house and pool under an hour's drive away from the warm mediterranean sea.
Lorgues is a real town with real people drinking and eating out. We like it very much and enjoyed the many boulangeries and cafes serving excellent croissants and cafe cremes in the morning. The town is a short 5 minute stroll from La Canal.
Nicola is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. She has become a good friend over the years and having stayed at La Canal for two weeks this summer, it really felt like home. Leaving at the end of the holiday was very hard and we now long to return for another sublime holiday. La Canal is perfect and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends or relatives.
For the third time we spent our summer holiday in this lovely house, La Canal in Lorgues. The house has spacious comfortable clean rooms and is well equipped. We have student children who basically want to escape from their hectic life and they love to come to La Canal and bring their friends over.
Together we spend many hours dining and talking under the shade of the mulberry trees. The pool is very large and great. The garden is spacious and the village is just around the corner for shopping, a coffee or restaurants. The setting suits us perfectly, although we are with 10 to 12 people, everyone can do as they please. Relax at the pool, walk into town, read a book under the trees or discuss the worlds problems while enjoying a glass of wine without disturbing each other. The coast , Sainte Maxime, is 45 minutes drive but we tend to spend most of our time on the premises. The owner, Nicola, is very friendly and helpful and has become a friend ! We will come back to La Canal for sure and can highly recommend this lovely retreat!
A top place for a big family with children and grandchildren. The pool and the garden was great for both children and grownups. All the meals outside under the Mulberry threes was so fantastic and gave us a lot of memories to take back home.
We recommend the place for all people who like the french country side style.
La Canal is situated in the village of Lorgues, walk to our wonderful weekly market and all our local shops, restaurants and bars. The coast of St Tropez and Cannes is an hour away. Aix en Provence less than an hour.The spectacular Gorge de Verdon just over an hours drive. For walkers and cyclists there are dozens of marked trails and routes, some starting from the house. Visit our numerous vineyards where you will find award winning wines which are now drunk all over the world.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£850|
These rates are for an occupancy of up to 12, a maximum of 2 extra guests can be accommodated for an additional charge of £200 per person per week.
For cooler periods, when central heating is required, there will be a fuel surcharge.
Winter rentals are for a maximum of 6 people in 3 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms
We have a minimum end of rental cleaning charge of €150