|Villa la Romarine||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
Beautiful apartment on the ground floor of Villa La Romarine, a south facing Provencal Villa, full of charm and character with secure parking and a private swimming pool.
The apartment boasts a modern fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, hob with extractor fan, microwave, dishwasher and American fridge-freezer. Adjoining the kitchen is the lounge area which has two comfortable sofas. There is satellite tv (for those wishing to keep abreast of the news). It also has a dvd player, cd system and radio.
There is a large double bedroom which has been tastefully decorated and has plenty of storage space in a hand crafted wardrobe unit for all your holiday clothes. The bedroom has reversible air conditioning, a dressing table, two single adjoining beds and two side tables .
The shower room, which is accessed via the inner lobby between the bedroom and lounge, has white wall tiles and incorporates a double shower cubicle, toilet and hand basin in white porcelain. It has a heated towel rail and mirrored unit for storing toilet accessories.
Access to the entrance of this self contained apartment is via a pathway at the end of a private and secure driveway where clients can park their vehicles.
Outside of the entrance is a large terraced garden where you can eat your Continental breakfast, lunch or evening meal in privacy whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of the pleasurable surroundings. Also two sun loungers to enable you to follow the sun.
Villa La Romarine is set in a stunning location high in the hills above the quiet village of Taradeau, in the Var region of Provence, famous for its Rosé wine.
There are spectacular views, both day and night, across the valley and vineyards of the immediate area.
On another level, to enable you to admire the view, there is a sofa and two chairs from where you can see across to the Tour de Taradel (a 12th century look-out tower) and the St. Martin Roman chapel. Along with the vestiges of the Roman Fort Oppidum, these are the remains of the Taradel village built on a rock outcrop in the 12th century but destroyed by invasion in the middle ages.
Further in the distance, in the delightful town of nearby Vidauban, is the lovely 18th century chapel of Sainte Brigitte, built on an extinct volcano, which is stunningly lit up at night.
Beyond Vidauban there are panoramic views of Les Massif des Maures mountains.
Guests have access to the pool which is adjacent to the west side of the villa.
There are loungers by the pool for you to bathe in the sun and soak up the Provence ambiance, also encapsulated by the magnificent views towards the Tour de Taradel and Les Massif des Maures mountains.
At the far end of the pool there is a secluded area, reminiscent of a Turkish sofra - a small internal room found in houses on the Bosphorus, where you can relax in the shade after taking a nice cooling swim.
Situated just 55 minutes from Nice airport, the location is convenient for the French Riviera, the vineyards of Var and Les Massifs des Maures mountains.
Taradeau was originally a prosperous Gallo-Roman town on the main Roman road. It is now a wine making village nestling in the heart of the Florieye valley, a trout fishing river which flows between the Gaye Pan gorges before joining the River Argens downstream.
Saint Tropez and Cannes are 40 minutes away with Monaco one and a quarter hour's drive where the best known Formula 1 Grand Prix is hosted around the third week in May. If guests want to go further afield the Italian market towns of San Remo and Ventimiglia are just 90 minutes by car.
The local region is also of great interest with the market towns of Vidauban and Lorgues within easy driving distance. In November, Taradeau holds its own Fête du Vin each November when you can join the locals in free tasting of the Vin Nouveau. Throughout the year, there are many other fêtes and festivals to enjoy, such as the Menton Lemon Festival held from February to March.
Alternatively, you could just soak up the sun whilst visiting any of the beautiful and interesting towns and villages, such as the lovely Port Grimaud created in the 1960's as a private lagoon leisure city with inland waterways where yachts and offshore cruisers are parked at the bottom of every garden.
There are also many other local activities to enjoy including golf, horse riding, tennis and kayaking. Lac Ste Croix, at the side of the breathtaking views of the Gorges du Verdon and the beautiful village of Moustieres Sainte-Marie, is also within a reasonable driving distance. Here, there are many water sports facilities available including, swimming, canoeing and fishing.
Modern kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, large American fridge-freezer with cold water and ice dispenser.
Large comfortable modern living room with modern sofas and glass top coffee-table. Satellite television with UK BBC/ITV and French channels and FM radio. Dvd player with a range of dvds. Also Wi-fi.
Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 2 (One Bedroom)
Notes on bedrooms:
One large bedroom with 2 single beds that can be merged to form a large double bed.
Shower room incorporating double shower, sink and wc all in white porcelain.
Picnic chairs and table available. Cold boxes and hamper are also available if required.
There is a large private terraced garden area with bbq and table and chairs for eating al fresco. Sunloungers and parasols are available in the garden and in the pool area. Garden lighting. Pool is 7 x 4.5 m with a pool house to the rear. Lilos and other water support floats are available plus diving blocks. There is also a chess board set into the surrounding floor tiles at the side of the pool with chess set.
Vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, dustpan and brush, first aid cabinet.
Storage cupboard housing books and games, cold bags, picnic hamper.
Cleaning / towels / linen / bath towels, beach towels and bed linen provided.
Secure parking on-site
Regrettably, there is no wheelchair access and there is a policy of no smoking and no pets.
Worked in Banking interested in music, golf, writing.<br/>
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||Away from it all but still have everything on your doorstep
|Unique benefits of property||Quiet, fresh air and beautiful views that change with the seasons.|
Days out in St Tropez, Aix en Provence, Monaco or the Gorge du Verdon
Enjoying the local Provence Markets such as Lorgues (every Tuesday) and Vidauban (every Sunday)
Golf at St Endreol 20 minutes drive away
Visiting the numerous wine chateaux
Beautiful walks in the countryside
I don't really want to write this review as the Villa Romarine will become too popular and we won't be able to go back!!
This is truly a home from home. Everything has been thought of - from arriving into a gated, secure car park, brilliant silent air conditioning in the bedroom, first class shower and loo faciities, a comfortable living area with sofas and tv that has a satellite connection. A completely fitted out kitchen too if you really want to cook, and a bbq outside in the pretty garden. There is also wifi available.
The pool is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and TOTALLY private, and the owners, Sheila and Melvin Goddard go out of there way to ensure that everything you need is covered but your privacy is protected at all times.
They very kindly stocked our double fridge freezer (with ice dispenser) with pizzas, milk, coffee, tea and beer to get us through our first night. They are a wonderful couple and make every effort to ensure you have a memorable and trouble free holiday.
The property is immaculately clean and I would have no hesitation in recommending this quiet villa, away from the hustle and bustle of the Riviera, very highly.
This is the second year running that Dee and John have come to stay in our apartment and they are such a really fantastic couple. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity of meeting and sharing our home and lives with them. And there is no way that we would not ever be able to have them back here with us. In fact, we are looking forward to next year when they will return and have a much longer stay with us. Dates already pencilled in for June 2020!!
And we would just like to say a very big thank you for leaving the apartment, once again, in immaculate condition.
Voici pour l'année prochaine. Bonne santé à vous deux.
She and Me