4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms & stunning views
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We spent the month of September 2019 at La Gaillardiere and had a wonderful holiday, putting the enticing pool to good use almost every day. We were joined by family and friends for various spells during the month and the accommodation at the villa was ideal for this-especially the separate study/tv room for those who wanted to keep up with the news and the rugby! Liz has some mobility issues and the villa being on one floor made life much easier for her. We found the photos on the website were very representative of the property so no disappointing surprises and the villa was extremely well equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils etc.
We have been to France on many occasions and would have to say that the area around St Antonin was probably the most scenic and enjoyable we have experienced-lots of villages to visit and restaurants to sample. And a 10-12 minute walk into the village in the morning to the boulangerie epitomised what France is all about for us.
La Gaillardiere was a 5-star hit with all our co-tenants and will certainly be high on our agenda for a second visit.
Iain and Liz
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to do this review which I very much appreciate. I am delighted La Gaillardiere worked so well for you and that you and your co-tenants loved the house and had such a lovely time.
Very comfortable and child friendly
I can really recommend this house for a big family or two families with kids. The house is well located and offers great views. The kitchen and outside grill invite to common cooking and there are spacious eating accommodations in pleasant shade at all times. The swimming pool is big and well maintained, with plenty of sunbathing areas, less than 10 meters from the house (fenced off, so children cannot fall in accidentally). Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with good beds, room to put your clothes and bathrooms in each master bedroom, as well as a common bathroom/toilet. Surprisingly few mosquitoes in the area. Summarising, a great place to stay!
We are delighted you liked our house so much and found it a great place to stay.
What a villa, 2 beautiful terraced areas to sit for breakfast lunch and evening meal with fantastic views looking out over the countryside. Marvellous pool. Inside the villa was everything you need for a great stay, even a separate fridge for the wine in the utility room. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are well fitted out with lovely comfortable beds. Location really good to see more of Provence. We'll definitely be coming back.
Thank you for these lovely comments. It's great to read such a wonderful review and we are so pleased you loved our house as much as we do!
Relaxing stay in a beautiful location
We had a wonderful stay with our three small children and my parents. The villa was well equipped and secluded with a lovely view over the valley. We enjoyed lunches on the shaded terrace, afternoons in the pool and visiting the local wineries and markets. Kevin was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend it!
So pleased to know you had such a wonderful time. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Kevin
Excellent house in a wonderful area of Provence
We had a great stay at La Gailladere. The house itself is very well equipped. The layout of the rooms suited us perfectly as one of the main bedrooms was set apart from the other three allowing us to keep our noisy baby away from the others. The pool is large, and the terraces are great. The view really sets this house apart from the rest, out into a tree and vine filled plain within a valley. The village is only ten minutes or so away and we would walk down every morning to get croissants and pain au chocolat from the excellent bakery. We also visited the neighbouring vineyard and the owner let our son ride on his tractor! It is about one hour to Lac St Croix which is great for swimming.
Do appreciate you taking the time to do this Review. So glad you had such a great time.
Fabulous villa and surrounding area
What a fabulous villa and area to explore, we very much enjoyed our week as a family. When we weren’t lazing by the beautiful large pool we were enjoying drinks on the terrace looking over a stunning view of Provence. We really enjoyed the table tennis in the evenings! We spent time exploring the area and it was a delight- hill top towns a plenty. Tourtour (amazing!) , Entrecasteaux, Sillan du cascade, Aups, Cotignac were all picturesque and not far from the villa. The gorge du Verdon is about an hour drive through countryside and it’s a must see! You can hire peddle boats to explore the gorge and swim in the lake! The little village is a pleasant walk away and has a great shop and Boulangerie which serves coffee on tables outside. We found the villa clean with everything we needed- the gas bbq was very good and we ate outside every night. The bedrooms are large and clean, there is no air con but fans are provided. The beds are comfy and bathrooms practical. All in all it was perfect and we would certainly visit again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review which I am sure anyone thinking of renting in the future will find very helpful. Do appreciate it.
The nearest beaches on the Cote d'Azur are about an hour away by car out of season.
Car essential. Nice and Toulon Airports both about an hour away, Marseilles Airport about 80 minutes. A8 motorway about 20 minutes. TGV station at Draguignan-Les Arcs about 20 minutes.
St Antonin village is a 10 minute walk away.The medieval town of Lorgues (with its famous Tuesday weekly market, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies etc) is about 15 minutes by car.
There is swimming, sailing and windsurfing on the Lac de St Croix, whilst the spectacular Gorges du Verdun offers rafting, canyoning, kayaking and canoeing. Nearby ( 5 minutes by car) are riding stables providing lessons and trekking in the countryside and river kayaking. Vineyards and Olive Groves abound in the region, and there are many stunningly picturesque towns and villages to visit, including Entrecasteaux (and its castle), Cotignac, Salernes, Le Thoronet (with its famous Abbaye) Villecroze, Aups and Tourtour (officially classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France). Many have their own markets. There are countless restaurants in the vicinity, including the michelin-starred Bruno's.