Lovely villa with stunning views and walking distance to medieval Tourtour 10 minute walk up to Village, half an hour by car Gorge du Verdon, 1 hour to Sea (St Raphael)
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About Karen Maggs
We have owned the house for 16 years. We have holidayed for many years with our family all over France, on retirement the chance of "buying a project" was too good to miss. We have always lived in South Oxfordshire and love to escape to the peace and beauty of France. We have improved the house over the years and spent many happy times working alongside our holiday. Now we just enjoy a good rest. The villa is ideal for 2 generations, (ground floor suite for peace and quiet) families and 2 families as there is so much useful space. Walking distance up to Tourtour for cafes, boules, eating, very friendly with all.
Karen Maggs purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Karen Maggs chose Tourtour
This villa is situated within a distance to do anything and see anything on the Cote d'Azur yet is in a peaceful area and feels like a home. We use the house for our extended family where children and adults of all ages are equally happy and shorter trips with friends. Walking, visiting markets, eating, and swimming are our favourite activities all on the door step. Antibes is our favourite town. We love the Gorge for canoeing and pedaloing. Our neighbour has a small holding, we share our fruit with him and he shares his veg with us. We think it essential to be able to walk to a retaurant or bar. We have a particular love of the french countryside and Provence. We enjoy the french language and culture. What ever time of year we visit there is always so much beauty in the countryside here, and so much to do, if we want to.
What makes this Villa unique
Benefits of the property are the peace and privacy, glorious panoramic views yet short walk to hotels and restaurants. During a holiday we can cover every activity from lazing by the pool, visiting the Cote d'Azur, the Gorge du Verdon, beach or walking, shopping or history. Golf and canoeing - its all within reach. Best of all is the barbeque, blue blue sky, warm pool and spacious airy house.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Country House with pool
We had a very nice holiday at the House Gardure. Lots of space and a pool with approx. 29 celcius degrees, was just perfect. With walking distance to Tourtour for getting our breakfest bread from the local bakery. Approx. 3/4 hour driving distance to the magnificent Grand Canyon verdon, the Lake st. Croix and the beautiful City of Castallane. We had an exellent holiday at the site.
We enjoyed this loverly House so much.
The children loved the pool and used it many times each day. Everything was perfect.
Best regards The Mortensens from Denmark
Lovely spacious house with excellent facilities close to beautiful village
We were delighted with the house, which was spacious and had everything we needed and more. Just sorry we could not stay longer. Highly recommended!
Lovely house in a great village
We've booked for our third year running, it's a great place for a holiday. All the family love the layout of the house and pool, and the location in the village. Tourtour is a special place and it's great to be close enough to walk there, sit and watch the world go by.
We are so glad that you have had such good times at the villa, and thank you for writing a review. We hope this year's holiday is the best yet...
A fabulous property for a family holiday in France
When we arrived at the house we were over the moon, the photo's cannot do it justice. Fantastic views, a great pool area, a clean well laid out house which is within walking distance of a lovely village. What more could we want for a holiday in Provence, Oh yes, great weather and we got that too. The surrounding area is full of things to do and see for all the family. Highly recommended. We will return as soon as we can that's for sure.
We were looking for a base for our annual motorcycle trip, and this was spot on. The girls stayed by the pool all day and we were in top roads within minutes each day. The villa itself is off the beaten track so nice and quiet with good views. All the rooms were well equiped and comfortable. We hardly used the lounge, as most of our time at the villa was spent eating outside or round the dining table. The local village within walking distance is ideal for an evening meal or drink. Overall we had a fantastic stay here and would thoroughly recommend the villa and will no doubt return for another stay
The nearest beaches are at Frejus and St Raphael (with boat crossing to St Tropez) which are 40 mins by car.
Public and private beaches with sun loungers etc.
Parking directly by the beach (pay).
Lac ste Croix 53 mins 31.2 k wonderful area, canoeing, pedalos, electric boats fresh water swimming, fabulous driving, climbing and walking around Gorge du Verdon Europes biggest gorge
also white water rafting and water sports
Nice Airport (1.33 hour approx)
Hyeres Airport (Toulon) (1.40 hour approx)
From Calais by car 12 hours - best done with overnight stop around Troyes.
From London by train 8 hours to Avignon (summer) - hire car at station. 1 hour + drive to villa.
Tourtour 1 km local village
Villecroze 6 km caves
Aups 10 km shops and markets
Salernes 10 km
Nice 107.8 km
Avignon 80 km
All distances are approximate motorway A8 from Nice to Draguinan, local roads to the house are winding with spectacular views
Our villa is central to both the sea and the Gorge du Verdon.
Walking distance (up hill) to
Tourtour which is a delightful medieval village with charming centre. shops, several restaurants, boulangerie/patisserie, cafe/bars and supermarket. Twice weekly market.
Banks and major supermarkets are within 20 minutes by car.
The large cities on the Cote d'Azur for luxury shopping and major galleries and museums. Locally, potteries and art galleries in Salernes and other villages abound.
Tennis is available in Tourtour. Canoeing, pedalos and mountain
walking at the Gorge. Many lovely walks directly from the villa.