Les Amandiers | Sawday's

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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
Kids of all ages can stay.
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.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

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 old stone house is quietly situated amongst its own terraces of 2,200 m2 planted with almond and 45 olive trees.
  • Tourrettes is one of 7 'perched villages' of Provence and a short (8 mins) walk to Fayence for one's morning croissants, 15 mins to the lake and 30 mins to the nearest beach. A perfect location to explore the coastline and general allure of Cote D'Azur.
  • 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.
  • The bathroom is attractive and compact with a good-sized power-shower, heated towel rail and various medicine cupboards and large window overlooking Tourrettes.
  • 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. There are paintings, a generous wardrobe and pretty wicker screen and chair.
  • The little village of Tourettes gradually lights up in an amber glow to the sounds of the bells chiming in the evening. The house is beautifully private - but within minutes one can sample the delights of the evocative and delicious bars and restaurants.
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  • 1 House for 6
Price:(i) £610 to£1820 per week

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)