About this listing
This charming villa with large pool,only five minutes from the lazy market town of Draguignan, surrounded by lovely little villages and many dozens of vineyards, is between the Mediterranean beaches and the spectacular Verdon Canyon and its lake.
If it's peace and quiet your looking for, this is the place. Secluded with no over-looking neighbours, this comfortable summer home is set in 6000 2m of woodland. The pool (5m x 8m) is above ground in teek surounded by shaded areas to relax in. A large kitchen dining area, gives onto terraces and garden. Three bedrooms, a bathroom containing bath, shower, cubical and double washbasin and separate toilet.
Our guests will have access to the pool, garden, barbecue and terraces.
Interaction with Guests
I will often be away so you will have the whole place to yourself. When in residence I'll be in seperate flat, I can do babysitting if you have little ones. My son is a proffessional chef and could make you a delicious meal, if booked in advance.
Although the house is only five minutes from the busy market town of Draguignan and very close to the coast, it is completly off the beaten track in it's own special part of paradise. You can walk out the back door and go for long walks up in the hills, rarely meeting anybody.
You will need a car to get around. However the TGV train station is fifteen minutes away and Nice airport less than an hour.
Other Things to Note
Animals are welcome. I have a female dog called Georgia ; very friendly and well behaved.
I've lived here for many years and know the area very well. I of course speak French which could always be useful to you, if necessary. I have a seperate studio flat which is sometimes occupied in the summer months but never more than every other week.
I'm sure you will treat the house as your own and love it as much as I do.
The rental is for a minimum of three days. Special rates for a one week stay.
I will leave you all you need for breakfast for the first day. However after that you will need your car to go either to town or the village to buy fresh bread and croissants. Smoking is not acceptable in the house. Outside you can smoke being very carreful when putting cigarettes out.
Philippa est très accueillante et nous a laissé plein de surprises (confiture maison, lait, jus de fruit, minimum utile pour les premiers jours, draps, serviettes... ) ce qui est très appréciable!
Concernant l'endroit, il correspond à la description sur le site voire encore mieux !! c'est très calme et sans vis à vis. La maison est bien fonctionnelle pour 2 couples et très accueillante.
La piscine est top, le hamac aussi... que du positif !
Nous avons profité d'un repas préparé par le fils de Philippa le dernier jour qui était délicieux, nous vous le recommandons !
Philippa was a super nice host, she arranged everything for us for the arrival and the fridge was full of little surprises (incl. local wine). The villa and the setting was absolutely stunning, it's even much better that how the photos look. Super quiet athmosphere for relaxation and trips to the neighbourhood. Would definitely recommend this villa for anyone coming to Provence.
What a magical spot! The house is surrounded by woodland in the hills above draguinan. Quiet, secluded, and calm but only a short drive from shops. A fabulous base for exploring provence. The house is comfortable and has everything one could possibly need. The pool is amazing as is the large garden. Philippa is a wonderful host and gave us loads of info on things to see and do in the area. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
We were very surprised about the wonderful place were the villa is situated. What a stunning view and what a lovely house! The welcome was very warm by Phillipa, she took care of everything. Really a recommandation for a family of four.
Petra I think you may have not noticed the cutlery draw in the living room buffet. There are 10 dinner knives and forks, 24 spoons plus some small knives and forks in that draw. In the kitchen draw there are about 10 knives plus all the kitchen knives. So I can only think that you did not discover the cutlery draw. My fault I should have pointed it out, my excuses.
All the best
We had a wonderful time in Philippa's house. When we arrived, she told us very enthousiastic everything about her house. The kitchen is very well equipped. The beds are good, and the garden and swimming pool: great! You can choose to enjoy your meal in the sun on the terrace next to the house or in the garden in the shade of the many trees. And there are 4 lovely gardenseats. But above all, we liked this place in its surroundings.... very quite, no noise of cars, other people...
We spent a week at Phillipa's place near Dragignan. like most properties in the area, they are designed for the sunshine, so when the sun shone Philippa's house was just perfect. If you are looking for total quiet, big blue skies and a pool to cool off in, this is the place.
About the Host, Philippa
I'm a semi-retired English teacher living in the hills above Draguignan in the South of France.I only teach adults these days which I really enjoy.
I'm Australian but have lived in France for many years now. I have two sons who also live in the south these days allthough they both travel a lot. I also love to travel of course. My favourite destinations are Australia naturally but also south east Asia. My last trip was to Srilanka which I absolutely adored.
I live alone with my many animals. I have a wonderful dog who I could not live without.
I love reading, going for walks and hikes in the hills. I also go running with my dogs and her friends (other dogs) in the surounding woods. I love the sea and swimming of course.
My life moto would be to enjoy each and every moment while we can.
As a guest I would be more than careful and respect your things. I know whart it is like when I rent my house out.
There are many other things but that will do for now
My family and friends come to visit me very often and I also go to them. In summer I often rent my house as well and will certainly use this site next time.