|Stone Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
This is a stone cottage that is very well equipped. It is totally private, with 2 sun terrace area and its own private pool. It has it's own driveway with electric gates and shaded car parking.
The cottage is equipped for holidays all year round. Air-conditioning is provided for summer use and is reversible for heating in winter together with central heating. The log burning stove rapidly provides great warmth and atmosphere for winter stays.
We decorate the cottage at Christmas with all the seasonal trimmings. The French Rivera at Christmas is a great place to visit with all the coastal resorts and most inland villages putting up great christmas lighting displays. Local ski resorts are also within 2 hours. Outside: This property has a good sized south facing terrace with an adjacent shaded eating area. The garden has many plants, stone walls and a small grass area. Good sized pool with 'roman steps' and safety alarm.The swimming pool area has been fenced in with a gate as a small children's safety measure. Surrounding patio with 4 sunloungers. Natural shade area. At night the garden has good garden lighting and the swimming pool is also lit up. Small front garden with patio and covered shaded area for coffees away from the hot sun.
A large kitchen that is fully equipped. It has a modern inversion electric hob and a separate oven. It has a coffee making machine, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. There is a ample cupboards with all the utensils that you could imagine. There is also a Roberts internet radio with radio from around the world and of course BBC radio 4. There is a table and chairs inside adjacent to the kitchen area. There is a utility area as you enter the cottage with a full size large fridge and freezer. The utility area also store sweeping brushes and irons etc
Most people dine outside. There is a good sized dining area that is shaded in the day and has good lighting at night. There is a charcoal bbq and a large patio.
The living room is open plan from the kitchen. It has a sofa, a nice wooden stove in the fireplace. It has a tv with English television and Netflix. There is wi-fi in all rooms.
There is a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. It has a wooden floor and air conditioning. There is a walk in enclave with two reasonable sized wardrobes built in. There is a connecting door between the bedroom and the living room. The bathroom is accessible only through this bedroom. The cottage is ideal for a couple or a couple and 2 children. If 4 adults wanted to share it is not suitable if they need access to the bathroom at night.
There is a smaller bedroom with two separate full size beds. It has a wooden floor. There is a built in wardrobe and air conditioning.
All Windows in both bedrooms have mosquito nets
There is one bathroom with a toilet and a separate shower. It is a good shower with good water pressure. Access is through the main bedroom.
The cottage has reversible air conditioning for a quick blast of heat. It also has electric central heating and a wood burning stove.
The cottage has good wi-fi. It has English tv, and Netflix. The cottage also has internet radio
One of the main attractions is the garden. It is well established with stone walls, curved paths and many plants. The pool area is surrounded by beautiful plants and there is a large tree adjacent to the pool giving natural shade in the hot summer.
There is a small garden in the front of the cottage, there is also a small shaded patio where 2 people can have a pleasant coffee etc.
The cottage has it's own drive. The cottage is totally enclosed and is very private. Electric gates lead you into a shaded parking space.
The cottage is on one level. However there is a single step from the car parking to the cottage.
The pool has a fence around it- wooden and very nice with lots of plants. There is a small wooden gate and if bolted will be safe for young children.
Iron and ironing board, Towels (and beach towels) and linen are included
I live in beautiful Lorgues, in Provence. I am originally from Limerick in Ireland and I'm married to my husband Jeff. We have a son, Eric who is studying in Bristol University. We are now semi retired and we love living in France. We rent out our small adjacent cottage in the summer and we both really look forward to meeting our renters. Many return every year. We love long walks through the vineyards and woods that surround our properties and enjoy lunch in the local villages
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||We bought a place in Provence because we love the area. We are surrounded by forests and vineyards and very old Medieval villages. The area is full of character and there is nothing like eating out at night in the local restaurants especially if they have dining in summer gardens. All the local villages have a 'market day' which are always a real delight, full of character, colour and fantastic foods and smells! Every Tuesday morning Lorgues has the second largest market in Provence. You can also visit numerous local vineyards and sample wines all day long without any obligation to buy! The coast gets very crowded in the Summer but being inland a bit lets you drop down to the coast when you want- and that suits us. Lorgues is now one of the most popular areas in Provence. Less than an hour from Grand Canyon du Verdon, and the turquoise waters of the Lac de Ste-Croix.|
|Unique benefits of property||This property is south facing and totally private with it's own secluded garden front and back, private drive way, electric gates and private swimming pool. Close to the local village, the property gives easy access to the surrounding vineyards and woodland. Recently renovated and decorated the property has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), 1 bathroom and a living room/kitchen. Air conditioned, central heating and it is well equipped with English TV, WIFI, Netflix, internet Radio, iPod + android music docks. Guests have access to an extensive free Dvd Library.Two sun terraces, with an outside shaded eating area- a BBQ, attractive garden, with sun hot spots and natural shade. 25 miles to the coastal beaches of St. Tropez, Port Grimaud and Cannes. Visit local vineyards for wine tasting and the traditional villages of Flyosc, Tourtour(village in the sky), Villecroze & Salernes on market days. About 25 miles inland and you have excellent water sports on Lac St. Croix & Gorge du Verdon.|
The second largest market in Provence (after St tropez) attracts many visitors. Lots of local traders, lots of atmosphere, lots of cafe's and restaurants for lunch
Renowned truffle restaurant 5 km from the cottage
40 minutes to the beaches around St Tropez and the village itself
Six beaches just south of Toulon- avoid the traffic at st Tropez, Frejus, Cannes and easily go to great beaches where the local french sun worshippers go
Only 1 hour from the cottage these most beautiful Islands are easily visited. Go back in time, no cars, just hiking and cycles, small village with 6-7 restaurants. It takes 12 minutes by ferry from the peninsular down from Hyers
1 hour from the cottage. Aix en provence is called little Paris. It is a beautiful French town with a fantastic old quarter
If you like Roman remains and artefacts Arles is well worth a visit. 1 hr 40 from the cottage. It is also where Van Gogh spent a lot of time and the location for many of his paintings
A great place to visit. 40 minutes from the cottage but the traffic gets heavy in the summer. Great harbour, brilliant fish restaurants, great vibes and atmosphere
Lovely holiday cottage, just as described. Very well equipped kitchen. The pool area has a good combination of shade and direct sun, which we definitely needed in July. Friendly helpful owners live next door but as you have a separate entrance it feels very private. Great location for exploring the area, not for heading to the beach every day, info book at the cottage was great for tips on places to visit. We had a really lovely time, thank you.
Thank you for this kind review. Hope to see you again in the future.
Idyllic rural location,private with secluded garden and swimming pool. Peaceful and quiet and a short drive to Lorgues. Surrounded by vineyards within walking distance. Good selection of restaurants in Lorgues. Owners very helpful and friendly
Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your time in our loverly cottage
We spent 2 weeks at this peaceful and beautiful gite.
Furnished with all that we needed: In fact we could not think of anything we might need that was not there. Charming and helpful host(Jeff), was available if needed, but otherwise we had complete privacy. with nearly 40 years experience of hiring gites, we can say that Stone Cottage is among the very best! The garden was beautiful. A satnav is helpful in initially finding it.
Thank you ever so much for your kind remarks. I enjoyed meeting you, having a beer and a chat.