|Villa near the Lake||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3|
Charming and romantic villa in the heart of Green Provence. Standing on the slope of the hill, it enjoys magnificent views over the beautiful lake of Carces. Private swimming pool, quiet secluded location, tiled plage area overlooking the lake, high beamed ceiling and large fireplace, shaded balcony and sunny terraced garden – all designed to make your holiday romantic and unforgettable.
The fully equipped kitchen is open plan, in the corner of the living room. Large fridge with a freezer, stove with extractor, oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster. Plenty of storage and working surface. Cutlery, crockery.
The large sitting room has 2 entrances – one from the balcony with the lake and pool view, another one from the shaded terrace. High beamed ceiling and a large fireplace add to the original character of the room.
Bedrooms: Two double rooms (one with king-size bed), 1 twin room. Both double bedrooms have French windows opening into the balcony, with breathtaking view over the lake, mountains and the swimming pool.
The en suite twin bedroom overlooks the entrance garden.
Bathrooms: 1 en suite bathroom to twin room with shower, wc; 1 en suite bathroom to the larger double bedroom with shower, wc; 1 separate bathroom with bath, wc.
Sunny garden overlooking the lake. Private swimming pool, tiled/paved pool area with lake views.
Shaded terrace with garden furniture, barbecue.
There is a private gated parking area next to the house
Suitable for children under strict supervision of the parent; not suitable for wheelchair access.
The Internett access is provided through a satellite and could be slow, not suitable for video streaming.
I am working as a tourist guide in London after a long career in radio engineering and communications.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Provence is beautiful, we are far from the summer traffic jams of Cote-d'Azur, there are three airports and a couple of high speed train stations about one hour away.|
|Unique benefits of property||The view over the lake is breathtaking, the village is situated in a protected area and it is very peaceful. Although it is a remote location the town of Carces is only two miles away. There are plenty of walks in the woods or near the lake.|
If you get tired of the countryside you can always visit Nice for a stroll on teh Promenade, go to Aix-en-Provence and walk in the footsteps of Cezanne or even explore Avignon - a 15th centure residence of the Popes.
There are plenty of hill top medieval villages in the area, some of them like Carces and Cotignac are really picturesque
The are is famous for its wines, especially rose. Have a look at routedesvinsdeprovence.com to see all the vineyards in the area
We had good directions to find the property and the neighbours who met us were very helpful.
Beautiful view from the house which was in a quiet rural area. Plenty of outside space to enjoy for sunbathing both by the pool and on the terrace outside the house, and car parking directly next to the house. House had a washing machine which was a pleasant surprise as this wasn't mentioned in the details, and a dishwasher. It was around a 20 min drive to the nearest town for shopping down a bumpy track initially then either down a narrown lane (the shortcut) or the road around the lake. We did several day trips - St Maxime (then boat to St Tropez), Aix en Provence, Villecroze and Tourtours - each of these was around an hours drive and on other days we just enjoyed the pool and quiet location of the villa. House had all the facilites that we required. We had been warned prior to our visit that the Wifi wasn't good and we found this to be the case. It was mostly ok for browsing the internet but the connection on our devices did come and go!
Dear Fiona, thank you very much for your review, please let us know if there is anything in particular (apart from the internet connection :( ) we can improve upon. Kind regards, Serge.