Self catering holiday home in France
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Maison Sarcelle

A split-level villa with a swimming pool and views of hills and forests, a short walk from a traditional Provençal village.

Ruth Teale
With Gite.com since December, 1999
+33 494046351
+33 6 85211993

About the Holiday Home

The pool and house
The pool and house

Maison Sarcelle is a split-level villa, facing southwest with views over forested hills and the surrounding Provençal countryside. The property is a little over one kilometer from the village of Varages.

The main part of the house is on a level with the garden and swimming pool, while a few steps lead up to three bedrooms: one double bedroom, and two twin bedrooms. With tiled floors and colourful shutters, it feels like a traditional Provençal house with all the comforts of a modern building. The owner lives in an apartment attached to the house but completely independent with its own garden and entrance. The main house is not overlooked and the pool is private.

The living room
The living room

A large open-plan living area dominates the ground floor, with doors opening onto the south-west facing front terrace. This room is comfortably furnished with two sofas and a pair of armchairs surrounding a traditional wood-burning stove.

The adjoining dining area opens onto the east terrace, which is a perfect location for breakfast and lunch al fresco. Both the living and dining rooms connect to the kitchen, which is fully fitted and well equipped.

The master bedroom
The master bedroom

Four steps lead up to a hallway, from which doors open into the three bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms has its own ensuite shower room with toilet. The master bedroom, which has a double bed, is brightly lit by windows facing east and south-west.

The second bedroom faces southwest, and has a pair of single beds. The third bedroom overlooks the olive grove at the back of the house, and has a pair of twin beds and a separate small sitting room with a sofa bed.

Dine on one of the terraces
Dine on one of the terraces

Split over two terraces, the garden is filled with olive trees and ornamental shrubs, with a flat lawn where children can play.

The secluded nine by four metre swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace with sunbeds. The view reaches for miles around over green hills and valleys.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 9x4 metre pool
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Village
Varages
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
Other towns nearby
Aix-en-Provence
Brignoles
Draguignan
Département
Var (83)
Rental information

Maison Sarcelle

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one with a queen-size double bed, and two, each with a pair of single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates per week

Time of year Cost per week
June 26 until August 25 € 1,100
August 25 until August 26 € 1,200
August 26 until September 25 € 1,200
September 25 until September 26 € 1,000
September 26 until January 1 € 1,000
January 1 until March 26 € 950
March 26 until March 27 € 1,000
March 27 until April 25 € 1,000
April 25 until April 26 € 1,100
April 26 until June 25 € 1,100
June 25 until June 25 € 1,200

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

A 35% deposit is required on booking. The remainder is due eight weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included, but not pool towels.

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A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.

About the Area

The village of Varages
The village of Varages

The village of Varages is less than a kilometre from the house. It is a scenic walk into the village on a D road, and there are not pavements or foot paths. Varages has a reputation for faience, or fine tin-glazed earthenware, dating back to the 17th century, and there is still a factory and many shops selling pottery.

A restaurant in Varages serves excellent local food. The town also has a pizzeria, a baker, a butcher, a pharmacy, a garage, a post office, and a bar/tabac.

The surrounding countryside, seen from the terrace of Maison Sarcelle
The surrounding countryside, seen from the terrace of Maison Sarcelle

Trails thread their way through the surrounding hills, which one can explore on foot, bicycle, or horseback.

Among the many nearby villages, St-Maximin has a street market every Wednesday which should not be missed. Twenty minutes away, Lac-St-Croix offers swimming and water sports, and it’s the same distance to the spectacular canyon, the Gorge du Verdon. Opportunities for kayaking, horse riding, mountain climbing, walking and cycling are all within easy reach.

About the Region

The nearby town of Cotignac
The nearby town of Cotignac

Varages is well placed to visit the cities of Marseille, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence, all of which are within thirty to ninety minutes’ drive. Each of these cities is built on a rich heritage of Roman and medieval history, and offers a great selection of restaurants, shops, and cultural activities.

The Mediteranean beaches at Hyère are also within easy reach, and the ferry ride to the islands just off the coast makes for a great day trip.

The village of Tavernes
The village of Tavernes

St-Tropez and the Alps are both well situated for a visit. Expect blue skies and hot sunny weather from the middle of June to the end of August, but outside of this period it is still warm and sunny, with blue skies and only occasional rain.

May is the month for wild flowers, June for poppies and lavender, and in November, the vines and trees are lit up with autumn colours.

Photo Album

One of the terraces
One of the terraces
One of the terraces
One of the terraces
The dining room
The dining room
The kitchen
The kitchen
One of the twin bedrooms
One of the twin bedrooms
The pool and house
The pool and house
The nearby countryside
The nearby countryside