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Situated on a quiet country lane 20 minutes walk from village centre
The owners have fixed a maximum group size of 6 adults and two children (under 12 yrs). There are 3 air-conditioned double bedrooms and two single beds available. Fitted wardrobes throughout.The two single beds are available on the mezzanine bedroom floor. The two double bedrooms on the ground floor share a walk-in shower with wash basin and a downstairs toilet. Upstairs the double bedroom has an ensuite washroom and toilet.
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Under 12 years. Single beds, cot and high chair Under 12 years. Single beds, cot and high chair
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Property has guest safety measures
Follows industry health association: Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV – France)
Le Thoronet is conveniently situated in a natural forested environment near the A8 autoroute and is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Var region of Provence and the Cote d'Azur. Lakes, rivers, and vineyards are all around. Locally, horse riding, kayaking, rambling, fishing, tennis, boules and quad biking. Beaches at Hyeres, Frejus, St Raphael, St Maxime, and St Tropez and Nice, all within one hour’s drive from the villa. Cote de Provence vineyards with wine tasting. Local Provencal markets, antique fairs, art exhibitions and village fetes. To the North lie the spectacular Gorges de Verdon and Lac de St Croix, as well as many smaller lakes and gorges. The region has many mediaeval villages perched on the top of steep hillsides 'Villages Perches'. One of the local sites of interest is the Abbaye du Thoronet which hosts a number of musical concerts. Golf is available throughout the Cote d'Azur with over 40 courses in the region.
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About Mr Barry Dixon
We are a retired married couple who love France. We live in the rural East of England and enjoy rural life both in France and the UK. We are keen sailors and have spent much time cruising from the South Coast of England to France and meeting many French friends. More recently we have enjoyed cruising the lovely Cote d'Azur. Consequently we speak good French and enjoy conversing with our French friends. We love the local cuisine in the South as well as the great variety of local Vins de Provence. We are keen cooks ourselves and enjoy trying out new recipes from all regions of France.We love entertaining and are keen to share our lovely villa with visitors from far and wide.
Mr Barry Dixon purchased this villa in 2002
Why Mr Barry Dixon chose Le Thoronet
We found this villa after a short search of the region. It offered all the features we were looking for - a quiet position in a mainly French community, a secure and fenced terrain, a good sized pool and beautifully designed gardens, plus flexible accommodation for ourselves and our guests.
What makes this villa unique
As we entered the electrically operated front gates and drove up the driveway to the two integral garages, we could see this was a property of some standing. However, when we walked around to the South terrace and main entrance we could hardly believe the beauty of the rose garden and pool, in a backdrop of a two tier, beautifully maintained garden, full of shrubs, fruit trees and flowers. The main South facing terrace of the villa is shaded by old spreading vines forming a leafy roof over the outside dining area, with ripening grapes as an added feature. The interior is open plan and spacious, with a high ceiling, keeping cool, even in the heat of the Southern sun by day. The pool and sunbathing area are amazing. The pool is hand built with a ceramic tile lining, creating a clear blue transparency in the water. In season, the sun warms the water to between 28C and 30C. A solar heated shower is always available for pre and post bathing rinses. A few years ago we added air conditioning to the three main bedrooms in the villa which allows us and our guests to relax in the cool during some of the very hot weather that is common in the region. We also make full use of the small vegetable garden which we plant with local vegetables every year. The apricot tree on the lower lawn is often a source of delight to those visitors who come at the end of June, into early July, when it is full of delicious fruit. Our guests are free to use any produce that is growing in season
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