New gite in Provence for holiday let - CV004977

9.7/10
5km from Vidauban, Var, Provence Cote d'Azur Reference: CV004977 Advertiser since: 23 September 2016
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Fig Tree Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1 Double bed settee in the lounge area

About this property

A 2 bedroom brand new gite conversion.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Fig Tree Cottage is a fairly new conversion gite (completed in August 2016) set on 2 floors, located in a building attached to the main house in a tranquil location between the towns of Vidauban and Le Cannet Des Maures. There are grounds of 2500 sq.m. with many shady pin parasol trees and many other colourful flowers and bushes. The grounds and swimming pool are shared with the owners. The owners have their own terrace with dining area.
The cottage has it's own private dining terrace with a large gas bbq and a separate area with an additional comfy lounge seating area away from our section giving the cottage guests more privacy.
There is ample parking for 2 guest cars in the secure private driveway.
The property is situated amongst vineyards growing the grapes for the area’s famous wines ‘Cotes de Provence’.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The downstairs is a spacious open plan area with a large new fully fitted kitchen complete with breakfast bar, a fridge freezer with a water dispenser, a full oven with hob above, washing machine and a dishwasher. Additional items include a comi microwave, Braun Tassimo coffee machine, toaster, Led kettle, food processer, hand blender, and ironing facilities.

The dining area has a glass rectangular table with seating for 6 people.

Living rooms

The large open plan lounge has 2 settees, one of which converts to a bed settee, a large flat screen tv (with satelite channels) and a DVD player and DVDs.
A bookcase has a range of English books and a few games.

Off the downstairs there is a separate toilet with wash hand basin.

Bedrooms

On the first floor there are two bedrooms. The doubleroom has a bed with Led lighting, bedside cabinets and a storage unit with wardrobe space.

The twin bedroom has matching twin beds, a bedside cabinet and a storage unit with wardrobe space
The twin beds are suitable for adults as well as children.

Bathrooms

Upstairs between the two bedrooms there is a shower room with walk-in shower unit, a wash basin, toilet and a heated towel rail.

Heating

A large air-con unit in the lounge area also reverses for heating out of the summer season.

Entertainment

There are many places within the area for family days out. Many restaurants and cafes all around the area cater for family meals out.

Garden and outside

The large grounds are 2,500m2 in size with many feature Pin Parasol trees which offer shade in the height of summer, small palm trees and numerous other bushes and flowers.
The swimming pool has a safety pool alarm for use with small children and a pool shower. The pool can be heated in lower season, a small cost may apply.
The cottage has it's own private dining terrace with decking and there is also an additional comfy lounge seating area away from the owners terrace and dining area giving Fig Tree cottage guests their own privacy.

Near the cottage there is a children's play house suitable for toddlers.

Parking and garages

The large gateway is secure and operated by remote control.
There is ample parking for two guest cars as well as the owners cars.
The driveway is secure.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families and couples.
Suitable for younger couples looking for a holiday in the countryside, cycling, wine tasting and visiting the coastal area and villages.
Not suitable for younger couples looking for nightlife.
We have a small and very friendly Wire Fox Terrier who loves children and adults.

Information about any additional facilities

Babysitting can be arranged with the owners with prior booking.

Cleaning can be arranged on an hourly basis paid locally by the hour.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domain des Thermes, The famous vineyard St Roseline is situated near Les Arcs just a short drive away.
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Pamela Hayhurst

We have lived in the main property for 16 years having fallen in love with this area of the South of France, both the coast and the stunning area away from the coast with it's picturesque villages.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Because we we live is set among vineyards in between the coast and the stunning areas inland. We are only 30 minutes by car from Frejus and Ste Maxime set in the bay of St Tropez and 50 minutes from the stunning town of St Tropez itself. Going inland we are approx 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Gorge du Verdon and the Lac de Ste Croix.
Unique benefits of property Fig Tree Cottage is a brand new gite conversion with all the facilities you would need for a very comfortable family holiday. We welcome children and have a full baby pack available at no added cost. Wifi and all bed linen and towels are included in the rental price too. The gite has two bedrooms with a shower room on the first floor. Downstairs is open plan with a large fully fitted kitchen, dining area seating six people and a large lounge area with two settees (one is a bed settee), large flat screen TV.
Outside there is the shared pool (shared only with the owners), a private terrace with dining facilities and a large gas BBQ. There is also a private area with a gazebo with lounge furniture for the gite's private use. We have ample parking for two guests cars in a secure driveway.

The Owner Recommends

Sunday market in Vidauban

A vibrant Sunday morning market with many stalls selling; fresh local fruit and veg, eggs, olives, fresh bread and cakes, fresh flowers, items of clothing and jewellery. There are also rotisserie chicken stalls, paella stalls and an Italian stall selling fresh locally made pasta and lasagne.
After shopping there are several bars and cafes in the main square to stop and enjoy a coffee or pastis.

Vidauban adventure park is a great centre for all the family and with a lovely shaded picnic area.
http://www.provenceaventure.com/

Brand new water/ leisure park at Vidauban, family days out with water sports, childrens play equipment and areas for walking and picnics.There is extensive free car parking on site.
http://www.dracenie.com/en/base-loisirs-vidauban


Family fun at Aquasplash the waterpark at Ste Maxime on the gulf of St Tropez https://www.aqualand.fr/sainte-maxime/

5 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.4
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9.6
8.5 / 10 Collette 20 August, 2018

Pam and Steve were good hosts and were happy to help with local knowledge. The house was as described, clean and tidy as was the garden area. The pool was ready to use each day if needed. The area itself is in between the mountains to the north and the coastal resorts to the south. A car is necessary to get around and most places of significance are approx an hour away but it does give great flexibility to both areas. We enjoyed driving around the Verdon Gorge and the beautiful mountain villages, the coast was very busy but we did enjoy the sights and nightlife from St Tropez up to Frejus. The best supermarket is Hyper U, about 15 mins away. The house was easy to find with the instructions/google maps. We had a lovely holiday.

10 / 10 Lorna and Malcolm 5 August, 2018

We have just returned from a most relaxing and wonderful break at Fig Tree Cottage. We cannot praise this property highly enough - wonderful location, excellent facilities, superb hosts. The property was immaculately clean and very well maintained. Our daughter and her friend basically lived in the swimming pool for the week. Steve and Pam were ideal hosts - welcoming, extremely knowledgeable about the local area, but at the same time entirely unobtrusive. Fig Tree is ideally located for day trips to Saint Tropez, Nice,Monaco etc. We would highly recommend this property.

Owner response

Thank you so much Lorna and Malcolm and it was a pleasure having you stay in Fig Tree Cottage and it was lovely to see the girls enjoying the pool so much.

10 / 10 charlotte4910 2 September, 2017

we are a family of 4 ( boys 4 and 6 ) we had a great week here in fig tree cottage and would highly recommend. pam and steve were very friendly and helpful. the pool was great ( they were able to stand half way into the pool ) and we had the whole place to ourselves everytime we were there. the location was great for local shops supermarkets and not too far if you want to go to the beach, we went to the lakes also not far - well worth a visit, - amazing. Beautiful scenery of all the vineyards and pam and steve were able to recommend the best one for us to visit,
the cottage was very clean with everything we needed. we would have a bbq most nights and then sit out on our private terrace with a few drinks when the boys were in bed. great week, thanks pam and steve

Owner response

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was lovely having you here and we enjoyed the company of the boys who made us smile so much.

10 / 10 J & H 12 June, 2017

We have just spent a most relaxing week at Fig Tree Cottage. The house was fabulous as were the hosts, always ready to answer questions. To be able to use the pool was an added bonus. Most definitely would recommend a stay here

Owner response

Thank you Jen and Howard you were the perfect guests and we would love to see you here again.