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nicola

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French

18th Century Bastide in village with large garden and pool.

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Lorgues

This designers family home comfortably sleeps 12 in 6 double bedrooms.

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
nicola (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)
18th Century Bastide in village with large garden and pool.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Impressive house in beautifully kept grounds

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Lovely family retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A fantastic and peaceful place

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Wonderful and memorable.

  • 5 of 5

In June 2014, my family and I enjoyed a wonderful stay in La Canal.

The house is situated within a few minutes walk of Lorgues and yet very private and secluded as it is set back within a large garden and accessed via a gate at the main entrance. The bedrooms are spacious with en suite bathrooms and have been tastefully furnished to a high standard with comfortable beds. The kitchen has everything you could wish, from plenty of utensils to a good selection of crockery. The local shops and weekly market are within walking distance and we enjoyed sitting under the mulberry trees of La Canal enjoying our meals and rose wine. The pool area was delightful with towels provided. Lorgues and nearby villages were delightful with good restaurants.

Nicola, who was at hand nearby, was welcoming, helpful and friendly. During our stay, our son was married in a nearby chateau and what with our stay in La Canal, our holiday was made especially memorable. We hope to return as the rose wine does not taste quite the same in Swansea!

Gill and Gwyn Higgins

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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A Magic Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 including family and friends travelled to Lorgue for a week and didn't want to leave. Nicola welcomed us on arrival and we quickly settled into this magnificent old home. The bedrooms were spacious with comfy beds and modern bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped and there was also a BBQ outdoors. Every morning we had breakfast on the terrace under the mulberry trees. From this peaceful garden surround it was a 5 min walk into the village to enjoy cafes, bakeries, restaurants, bars, specialty shops and on Tuesday a huge market filled the central streets. Our large pool was always popular for a relaxing swim after visiting local wineries or walking in the hills.

I would encourage everyone to find time to enjoy a special holiday here at La Canal

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Beautiful La Bastide

  • 5 of 5

La Bastide is a wonderful house with its own walled grounds and swimming pool. The house is immaculately maintained and Lorgues is within 5-10 minutes walking distance. We have spent several family holidays here and are due to return again next year. The area of the Haut-Var is full of interest - plenty can be accessed by foot or public transport, although a car is probably necessary to explore attractions such as the Gorge de Verdon. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday rental.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Les Arcs/Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A8 motorway exit 36 Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
St Maxime
Car: recommended

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lorgues, Draguignan region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
high summer
18 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 
 
autumn
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
spring
29 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
summer
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 

Additional pricing information

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lorgues in Var

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedrooms 3, 5 and 6 are all large bedrooms and could take an extra bed for a child. All bed linen is provided together with towels and large towels for the pool.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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