|Fig Tree Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||1||Double bed settee in the lounge area|
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Upstairs between the two bedrooms there is a shower room with walk-in shower unit, a wash basin, toilet and a heated towel rail.
A large air-con unit in the lounge area also reverses for heating out of the summer season.
There are many places within the area for family days out. Many restaurants and cafes all around the area cater for family meals out.
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.
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.
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.
Babysitting can be arranged with the owners with prior booking.
Cleaning can be arranged on an hourly basis paid locally by the hour.
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.
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.
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.
Family fun at Aquasplash the waterpark at Ste Maxime on the gulf of St Tropez https://www.aqualand.fr/sainte-maxime/
A very nice and relaxing 2weeks with no problems with the house or Pam and Steve who owns the property. We were greeted on arrival and shown around being explained where everything was and how it worked. A locked gate which made us feel secure with 2young children playing. The House we stayed in was adjacent to the owners property with a spacious downstairs which had large kitchen with all amenities required, and 2 bedrooms upstairs which were enough for what we needed. Air con was downstairs but not upstairs which did make for a warm room and a little uncomfortable sleeping but 2fans were provided in each bedroom which certainly helped circulate the cool air. There was a terrace outside the property which we used everyday for sitting and relaxing or having dinner, this was covered which was a respite from the sun if having lunch outside. It also has chairs and sofas outside too for additional outdoor comfort. The pool was a good size for us to use and mess about in, the kids loved it, it is sloped with stairs to get in from the shallow end, and a pool alarm too if younger children are using it. Inflatables were provided by owners too. There is a covered gazebo at the top of the pool which was nice to keep personal items poolside but out of the sun and also to allow you to stay close by but out the sun if required. The pool was also cleaned daily.
We were given many tips and ideas of things to do locally and although it is inland and away from coast the location is good.
We have just spent an amazing 2 weeks at Fig tree cottage. The accommodation was lovely and had everything we needed. Pam and Steve had even left breakfast supplies for us which was great after our late flight. The property is located in a quiet area. There are supermarkets nearby - approx a 10-15 minute drive - and the local town has an activity park with water activities etc but other than that you do need to drive. The property is in a good location to be able to access all the major sights of the Cote d’azur - we visited Monaco and Monte-Carlo, Saint Tropez, the Gorge du Verdon, Saint Maxine, Nice, the lac de-Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, le lavandou and Port Grimaud amongst others. Do bear in mind that all of these take at least 45 minutes to get to by car and Monaco is just under 1.5 hrs by car. Despite this we thoroughly enjoyed it. Pam and Steve were on hand to ask any advice if needed but were never intrusive. For anyone wanting to visit the South of France we would highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed everything so much. We would love to have you stay again in the future.
Thank you to Steve, Pam, Molly and Garmine for a wonderful stay.
The cottage had everything we needed and more.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this holiday home.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we enjoyed having you here at Fig Tree Cottage and you even managed to last through the heatwave.
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.