Child Friendly Villa in Provence
Child friendly cottage, Provence – Villa Charmante, Claviers, Provence, France
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About Child Friendly Villa in Provence
A splendid Provençal villa with private swimming pool overlooking the pretty medieval village of Claviers and the hills beyond. With a Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and 300 sunny days a year, you can spend long lazy days beside the pool relaxing and unwinding in the warm sunshine. VILLA CHARMANTE is just 40 minutes from the famous beaches of the Cote D'Azur and just one hour from Nice. The Cote d'Azur and South of France have long had a special appeal.
The Away with the Kids review
Villa Charmante is an idyllic, terraced, hillside retreat, set in beautiful olive groves, luxuriant with lavender and humming with cicadas, overlooking the picturesque medieval village of Claviers. Perched on its pine-clad ridge of rock across the valley, the villa's accommodation is split across three levels, and opens out onto a variety of lavender scented terraces where the swimming pool, outdoor barbecue and dining areas can be truly appreciated. The holiday villa is a modern villa built using many traditional materials such as ancient oak beams, terracotta tiles, handmade local bathroom tiles from Salernes and antique doors, to mention just a few of the delights of the property. The inside is stunning with large windows and high ceilings allowing plenty of light to bathe the spacious 175 sqm interior. It is a villa of great charm and character with all modern conveniences.
The Holiday Accommodation
Striking entrance with elegant staircase to a magnificent and spacious (9m x 6m) lounge. With a high ceiling and superb acoustics, there are massive oak beams and a full terracotta tiled floor. Second lounge area with large fireplace, new high definition TV and DVD player. This lounge area curtains off to form an occasional third bedroom with high quality sofa bed.
Master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. French doors to a terrace that is bathed by the morning sun. Separate cloakroom WC on ground floor (lounge) level. Triple bedroom on the upper level with adjacent shower room and WC.
Large dining room on same level as the kitchen. French doors to poolside terrace and patio door to second terrace overlooking the village of Claviers.
Kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Utility room with washing machine and iron.
Television and DVD player with a selection of DVDs. HiFi with selection of CDs. Lots of books and games for all ages.
Swimming Pool and exterior
Swimming pool open April to October (with roll on thermal cover to reduce night time heat loss in the cooler months) and regulation safety alarm, ensuring young children are safe at all times! Sunny terraces with areas shaded by olive and cypress trees. Plenty of loungers and cushions, parasols and built in barbecue. Two exterior dining tables with chairs, one beside the barbecue, the other on the second terrace overlooking Claviers. Private driveway with parking for three cars.
All inclusive prices - there are no extras! Linen and towels (including tea towels), cleaning, and welcome hamper are all included in the rental price. An initial supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, hand soaps, shower gel, shampoo, toilet paper, sponges, scourers and other cleaning items will be there in the cottage for your arrival. There is generally enough of each item for several days. Summer season prices are inclusive of all fuel and electricity.
Local Area in Provence and Things to Do
The village of Claviers is quiet with only a few small shops (the essentials of bakers, grocers are there) and a couple of cafes and restaurants. Larger stores and amenities are within 20-30 mins away. The villa is within easy reach of the beauties of the Cote d'Azur to the South and the spectacular mountains and Gorges of Verdun to the North are ½ hour's drive. Sandy beaches at Frejus and St Maxime 40 minutes drive. There are many other sandy bays and coves within 1 hour and the beautiful 7 km long Pampelonne beach at St Tropez is about a 1 hour drive.
How to get to Provence, South of France
Provence is now more accessible than ever, fly with Easyjet from several UK airports to Nice, or with Ryanair to Toulon - both 1 hour's drive to the villa. Marseilles is about 1 ½ hours, or by car from Calais or Caen allow a 9-10 hour drive.
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