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Beautiful traditional provencal villa in 200 yr old olive grove with big pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful house in 200 year old olive grove full of character and charm

10 minutes walk for the quaint mountain village of Montauroux, this traditional French villa offers a secluded haven away from it all without being out in the sticks. Montauroux offers a range of traditional French restaurants and cafes, as well as fantastic local butchers and patisseries. It is also 10 minutes drive from idyllic Lac Cassian. Being 45 minutes drive from Nice Airport and Cannes, it is not only ideally located but situated in a picturesque location with stunning mountain walks close by. Dine al fresco on the sunny terrace amidst a grove of 30 mature olive trees, part of a 300 year old olive grove, as the sweet aroma of lavender wafts around you. The wild, unkempt garden landscaped into a graduated levels creates a rustic setting for sunbathing around the oval pool. There are 2 off road car park spaces. The 2000 m² plot, 3 double bedrooms, a 4th playroom/bedroom with sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen/utility room is ideal for both families and groups of friends or couples abroad. It is a rare property in the area where most properties for rent are modern and therefore naturally lack the same character as a traditional villa where part of the house is in fact a 200 year old shepherds cabin with 2 foot thick walls and floor boards that separate the bedroom from the downstairs area where the sheep would sleep at night.

You will note the beauty of the house as you look through the photos and that is exactly how you will find it in reality.

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Tom Moriarty
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Tom Moriarty

Hi there, my name it Tom Moriarty and I'm a musician, voice over artist and forest guide. I live here with my dog Watson. I came here to be amoungst the beautiful surrounding nature and as a place of tranquility to write. Here you are on the edge of the village so a short drive to the patisserie and the cafe on the square but also on the edge of the of the forest where you can enjoy undisturbed peace and tranquility. It is a true haven where you can enjoy the grounds and lounge by the pool. And if you would like the mountains or the sea they are both about 40 minutes away. And if you want a little more nightlife then Cannes is 40 minutes away.

Tom Moriarty purchased this villa in 2005

Why Tom Moriarty chose Montauroux

- The property is on the edge of the village for it to be quiet and tranquil however it is still just a few minutes drive to the village square

- Montauroux is perfectly positioned between the mountains and the sea. Cannes is 45 minutes away as is the nearest ski resort in Greoulieres.

- It is very private. The house is "hidden" from the road and the pool is not overlooked.

- It is very dog friendly and secure. The whole property is surrounded by a 4 ft 7" fence which will prevent even the most eager dog or (young child in fact) from trying to make an escape. Equally there is no problem bringing your dog into the house.

- It is a large pool great for the kids but big enough for doing lengths.

- It has a beautiful garden set in a tiered olive grove

- It is very competitively priced given the space, the location, number of rooms, size of garden and pool. You will not find something this beautiful or traditional for this price.

What makes this villa unique

This house is truly a traditional villa which you will find very hard to find elsewhere. It is full of character and charm and a beautiful place to stay. It is set in an olive grove with 28 trees under which you can lounge in the summer. The pool is set in an orchard with cherry, plum and quince trees that provide shade for your sun loungers. It is a large pool, ample enough for swimming lengths in the morning and great for the kids. The whole property is securely fenced so there is no worrying about children or pets making a run for it! The dining area is on one of the Olive tiers and is perfect for long evenings enjoying a relaxing dinner and conversation with friends and family. Opposite the property is the entrance to a wood where you can easily walk the dog or wander with the family for a short walk. Of course the forests of the Var are not far away and Lac St Cassien is a few minutes drive away. If you like the beach then it's a 30 minute drive to Cannes and the Esterel coast where you'll find the secluded "secret" beaches off the coast road.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montauroux in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower, room for two, good pressure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This is actually a 200 year old Bergerie
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 windows overlooking olive grove
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Olive grove
  • In the second two bedrooms, the beds can either be 2 double beds (one double bed in each) or 4 single beds (2 twin beds in each bedroom). The dining room can also be used as a fourth bedroom and has a sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is also a cot if you require it


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Beautiful traditional provencal villa in 200 yr old olive grove with big pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Absolutely stunning place. Totally unspoilt and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely farmhouse and very French! Lovely atmosphere and very well equipped. Very comfortable with everything that you would need. Home from home definitely. It’s in a beautiful spot just outside the pretty Montauroux village where you can have a beer in the square or buy your French stick and croissants! The gardens are spectacular in that there is so much birdlife and insects around the olive trees. It’s all very natural. The pool was fab and there are comfy sun loungers to relax on. We had table tennis tournaments and badminton games. We played cards just outside the house into the evening drinking our beers! Can’t recommrnd it highly enough. X

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect blue shuttered gite

  • 5 of 5

We had the most lovely holiday. The house ticked all the boxes for me and my family. Small but charmingly decorated, set in an olive grove but not too far from the village. The children spent hours in the pool, the cicadas chirped and the sun shone. The kitchen was well stocked but we bbq-ed every night. It was close enough to coast, so we explored Grasse and went to aqua-splash in Antibres.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a lovely time. It was a pleasure to host you and you are very welcome to return anytime!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Cannes, St Raphael
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Tourettes de Fayence Championship course
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
San Raphael
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Les Adrets
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Greoulieres (1 hr) Isola (2 hrs)
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Cannes, St Raphael
Car: recommended

Just North of Lac Cassien, Montauroux is ideal to explore the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town or just to relax in local restaurants and cafes. Visit the ancient 17th Century church (which sometimes has evening concerts) or the town hall, or go on an idyllic mountain walk. This town offers all of the joys of the Cote d'Azure, but in an untouched, traditional French setting. It is a charming town without being too out of touch; far enough away to relax, but not too far to be bored. There is plenty to see and do in Montauroux itself, or hire a car and drive to nice or Cannes in 25 minutes. However, Montauroux has everything you need with exquisite local cuisine in the restaurants and cafes, as well as succulent meat in the local boucherie, or delectable cakes from the patisseries. UK newspapers are available in the shops daily. Complete with rustic local people and boule tournaments, Montauroux is the dream French holiday destination.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £125.26
Pet Fee £26.84
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.89

Prices are entered for one week stays but shorter stays might be available if requested. Please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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