La Canardière is a converted Provençal farmhouse set in an elevated, peaceful position with glorious views over its own extensive grounds and the valley beyond as far as the Maures mountains and the coast.
Sensitively modernised, the house retains all its traditional charm while being light, spacious and comfortable. Terraces surround two sides of the houses and are well shaded, with plenty of space for lounging and dining, while steps lead down to the swimming pool set on its own terrace with a shaded outdoor bar area.
The house sleeps 8 to 10 and there is a self-contained 'cabanon' in the grounds near the main house and pool which sleeps a further 2 people.
The grounds extend to around two hectares, and are traditionally landscaped and terraced, with cypress trees and olives, almonds, fig, cherry and other fruit trees, fragrant lavender and grape vines.
This place, much-loved by the owners, has everything you need for a lovely, relaxing holiday with family or friends. But if you should wish to go exploring, the charming countryside and villages of the Var are all around you, there are frequent local Provencal markets nearby, or the beach is a fun day trip. The village of St Antonin-du-Var, with its own shop, bakery and restaurant is just a couple of kilometres away and the nearest market town is 10 minutes by car.
St Antonin-du-Var is a quiet village with its own wine co-operative, a small hotel/restaurant/bar, boules pitches, tennis courts (which can be booked), a bakery and a thriving mini-market where you can buy all the necessary provisions. The nearest market town, only about 10 minutes drive away, is Lorgues where you will find the larger supermarkets, plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as the extensive weekly market on Tuesdays.
It will take about one hour to drive to the coast from St Antonin. Sainte Maxime is the easiest resort to get to but from there St Tropez and Port Grimaud are easily accessible and going in the other direction along the coast you will find Frejus and
St Raphael. If you take the slightly slower but very picturesque route across the Massif des Maures via La Garde-Freinet you will find the delightful small bay of Le Rayol as well as the larger resorts of Le Lavandou and Cavalaire-sur-Mer.
Around and about
Inland and worth visiting are the lovely villages of Entrecasteaux, Tourtour, Salernes (famous for its ceramics), Cotignac and Draguinan. Each of these towns and villages has its own local market day once a week and a range of good restaurants. Many of them have their own wine cooperatives and you will also find some excellent local wine producers where you can go and buy your wine directly from the ‘domaine’. A bit further afield and you can visit the ‘ Grand Canyon ’ of the South of France, the Gorges du Verdon with its sparkling blue lake. Here you can hire canoes, pedaloes and sailing boats and make excursions into the dramatic scenery of the Gorges.
Nice, Toulon and Marseilles Airports are all about a one hour drive away.
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Max 6 pers. Max 10 pers.
16/05/20 – 13/06/20: € 1700
13/06/20 - 04/07/20: € 1700 € 2100
04/07/20 – 22/08/20 : € 2800 € 2800
22/08/20 – 29/08/20: € 2600 € 2600
29/08/20 – 17/10/20: € 1500
Prices (euros) per week stay; Saturday 16.00 to Saturday 10.00 am unless otherwise agreed.
Rents are including linen (bedlinen and 2 shower towels per person) and cleaning. Caution à € 500 is paid on arrival in cash.