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Les Amandiers - Self-catering house in Var

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Tourrettes, Var
Provence - Alps - Riviera, France

Jill Claxton

+44 (0)77327 42621(landline)

Stay summer or winter in this relaxing hillside home with medieval Tourrettes and Fayence an easy walk away, the coast half an hour’s drive

Charming, tranquil old Provence. Among ancient olive and almond trees on a south-facing hillside overlooking medieval Tourrettes; the Esterel hills beyond. This is a peach of a place, with its travertine marble terrace where you can eat in the shade and soak up the mesmerising views; take a few steps down for a dip in the classy little pool then take a sunbed facing the same display. Inside is equally inviting; unfussily decorated with a smattering of rustic antiques, warm colours, family pieces and paintings. From the sitting room, cosy in winter with its corner wood-burner, an old spiral stair leads to the biggest, balconied double room, with high ceilings and terrific views, and the children’s  windowless bunk-bedded room. Up again, under the eaves, a spacious twin room with antique pine furniture and two oeil de boeuf windows, has a handy back door on to the terraced garden. Go kayaking, lake swimming, cycling and walking – it’s half an hour’s drive to the coast and markets in nearby Fayence are a treat – come home and cook your Provençal feasts in the bright, practical kitchen.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Jill Claxton:

Local points of interest from
Jill Claxton:

  • Approached via a little lane, Les Amandiers has a pebbled drive fringed with olive trees and parking for 3 cars. Our romantic rose-coloured house is heaven in summer and extremely cosy with a roaring fire in winter. There's always lots going on locally too
  • Tourrettes is a beautiful 'perched village' of Provence set in the hills behind the Cote D'Azur. 8 mins walk to Fayence with its bustling markets, 30 mins to the nearest beach. A perfect location to explore the coastal towns, beaches and mountains close by
  • One of France’s major gliding venues lies just at the foot of Fayence. The area is a paradise for cyclists, hikers and walkers, not forgetting water-sports enthusiasts who are served by the superb Lac St Cassien nearby.
  • For golfers, Four Seasons Terre Blanche resort is world-class and only 5 minutes down the road. For hikers the Gorge du Verdon is awesome and the Siagne and Siagnole rivers offer fabulous walks nearby. Immediately out of our drive are lovely walks too.
  • Our master bedroom is cool and spacious with high ceilings and a large, comfortable double bed from which you can laze in bed gazing over trees to spectacular views facing south. The bathroom /loo with a view has an exquisite view south and a power shower
  • The charming Monelle prepares the house, makes the beds and greets guests on their arrival. She happily shares her local know-how of the area - the nearby supermarkets, bars, bakeries, butchers, restaurants and all the other nearby essentials.
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  • 1 House for 6
Price:(i) £610 to£1820 per week

Special Offer: Two Free bottles of Provencal wine this Autumn! - Provence is heaven in autumn! Misty early mornings morph into bright sunny days. Escape the grey and bask in warm autumnal days with a glass of Provencal wine - on our terrace or in front of the fire.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights; 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.


Restaurants 10-minute walk.




Tourrettes, Var

Self-catering Le Amandiers (self-catering)
House ~ 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk room; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 610 to £ 1820 per week

Jill Claxton

+44 (0)77327 42621(landline)