Bastide Oleander

Lorgues, Var

Refresh in the pool, nibble olives from the market, gaze over Provence. Inside Edwardian English meets classic French. Fabulous for families


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


Tout privé; the 18th-century stone house hides in a cloud of olives and oaks pierced by a long, winding track. But there’s no hiding the views, which slide out over a gorgeous Provençal panorama before splashing into the Mediterranean. The house has had a marvellous makeover, in which old beams, fireplaces and tomettes are joined by modern travertine bathrooms and a superb new marble kitchen and balconied master bedroom. The Holworthy family’s personal touch is evident in the handmade ceramics and blend of Edwardian English and classic French – a sleigh bed in one room, a walnut armoire, antique dressers, a touch of brocante, a sitting room alive with art and fresh flowers, a TV snug under a curving ceiling. The whole house is beautifully looked after. Outside, olives, oleanders, agaves fight for space, a heated swimming pool teases you down from the stone-flagged terrace; or settle on loungers with meat from Lorgues’ Tuesday market smoking on the barbecue. Thick walls are oblivious to summer’s heat – let children loose on nearby aquaparks, or join the Riviera set.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed for winter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £328
Weekly price
from £2400
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £3285 bedrooms


This wonderful holiday home has it all! Long views over the Provençal hills south towards St Tropez, well thought out & spacious accommodation, a lived in character and a situation that inspires you to relax! Great facilities including a good sized pool, rooms that just seem “right”, summer kitchen with barbecue and inviting sitting out areas including a pergola with full sized dining table. We have travelled extensively and stayed in many places but none so complete and relaxing as Bastide Oléander. So much so that we keep coming back year after year!

Andrew, Oakham

It has got to be very, very good for you to want to go back - it is and we did. We were captivated by Trikia and Crispin's wonderful, welcoming and supremely beautiful Bastide in 2016. This time was even better. We instantly relaxed and had a sun drenched fortnight with family and friends and the dog. Rolando and Marlene looked after us so well. Highlight excursion this time was Tourtour - best views ever! We'll be back. Thank you so much.

Chris, Wymondham

We have just returned from the most glorious 2 week family holiday with our families coming from all over Europe, aged from 4 - 80, Bastide Oleander was the perfect house for all of us to relax, sleep, eat, drink and and enjoy the Provençale way of life. Trikia and Crispin were the perfect hosts and you could not ask for a better equipped home, everything has truly been thought of. We filled the house but there is a space for everyone whether swimming, reading quietly or having a raucous laugh round the table! It will be very difficult for us not to return....à la prochaine! :)

Matthew, Jersey

Bastide Oléander is perfection. The setting is stunning. The house is wonderful, equipped with everything one needs for relaxation and family enjoyment.

Lizzie, Huddersfield

Our family had a wonderful week at Bastide Oleander in June. Excellent accommodation, beautiful setting and great service from Trikia and Crispin. The house was spacious, well equipped and beautifully furnished throughout. It was the perfect setting for our family holiday and we will be sure to return!

Sophie, Leeds

We have recently stayed at Bastide Oleander as a family group of ten. The whole holiday was superb and the house is beautifully furnished and every detail has been thought of. The bedrooms are comfortable, the linen is excellent and the house is immaculately clean and well maintained. The pool is perfect and was checked and cleaned during our stay too. The setting is dramatic and the nearby town of Lorgues is fascinating and the Tuesday market is a must. It is like staying in the home of a friend who has provided everything one could possibly wish for.

Peter, Basingstoke

We have just enjoyed a wonderful two-week stay at Bastide Oleander. The house is beautifully appointed, well maintained and afforded excellent space for two couples. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms together with solid floors and walls meant we all enjoyed comfort, privacy and sleep. We spent most of our time enjoying the gorgeous pool and eating outside. The hilltop position afforded wonderful views, 180 degree skies and a lovely breeze that was welcome in the heat of July. We enjoyed the Lorgue market, excellent local restaurants and trips to pretty villages. Trikia and Crispin are lovely too.

Sandra, Banbury

Bastide Oleander lives up to expectations. It is well appointed and has gorgeous white cotton bedlinen in every room. We joked frequently about the well kitted kitchen. We thought we had found them out on a couple of occasions, "what, no ice cream scoop, what, no rolling pin?!" but everything we needed was there if we just looked. The view from the house and garden is just breathtaking and we and our guests rarely wanted to do anything other than relax, eat, drink, dip in the pool and soak up the view. Be prepared for the long rubbly drive to the house: but worth it for the view and seclusion.

Judith, Wymondham, norfolk

We had a wonderful and very memorable holiday at Bastide Oleander, and are already looking at dates to go back next year! The house is beautiful, the pool and outdoor areas are brilliant and three generations were very comfortably housed in the pretty bedrooms and well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. The surrounding area is beautiful, the coast is an easy drive, there are lovely markets to visit almost every day, special restaurants, and lots to do should you desire to leave the pool, which we hardly did! Really a brilliant holiday, we have no criticisms at all.


Bastide Oleander is a beautiful house in a lovely location. The house is superbly well equipped, absolutely everything we needed was to hand. The outside areas and the pool are first rate and the location is quiet and secluded. This part of France is beautiful and we particularly liked the Gorge du Verdon and the pretty villages and towns all within a 50km radius of the house. Our party of eight adults were very comfortable in the property which is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and well maintained. We would definitely recommend it.


Bastide Oleander was a wonderful house with lots of character and wonderful views! It was the perfect place for our family to get together, with plenty of space, places to eat, great pool & facilities-and only a short distance from Lorgues! We loved it ! We would recommend it!


Bastide Oleander is a spacious, magical villa seemingly without neighbours in a marvellous setting with spectacular views. We (8 of us) never ate indoors even once! A first rate pool. It is rare to find such a special holiday rental with quality fixtures and fittings - usually I can't wait to get back to my own bed, not on this holiday. We were lucky enough to meet Triskia and Crispin who were so warm and welcoming - providing personal suggestions from restaurants to shopping! We would recommend this villa and hope we can return as we have such special memories of our family holiday.


Bastide Oleander is stunning. If the property has not featured in the pages of an Interiors magazine already then it really ought to! The beautiful french- style decor and attention to detail is outstanding. The setting is charming and our children enjoyed the swimming pool on a daily basis. The most special place we have ever stayed.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Crispin & Trikia Holworthy

  • You’re 4km from Lorgues with its picturesque street, squares, fountains & shops. You’ll find many restaurants & cafés offering delicious Provençal cuisine & more. There’s fine dining at Château de Berne & the famours Bruno... a truffle inspired restaurant
  • Provence is famous for its produce, so you'll love Lorgues’ bustling Tuesday market. You can buy baskets, clothes, pottery & much, much more. Sample local produce & choose from an array of delicious food to take home & eat under the shade of the pergola
  • The Var region is full of pretty villages to explore. Well worth visiting is picturesque Cotignac, Salernes famous for its potteries, hilltop Tourtour known as ‘the village in the sky' & Entrecasteaux with its stunning Château ... to name just a few
  • The sandy beaches around Sainte Maxime & Frejus are the nearest & only 45 minutes away. Have lunch in one of the beach restaurants and relax on sunbeds. Or from Sainte Maxime take the ferry across the bay to Saint Tropez & mingle with the rich & famous
  • North in 50 minutes the unspoilt Lac St Croix with villages, beaches for swimming & picnicking is a must to visit. At the end of the lake is the breathtaking Gorges du Verdon. Hire a pedalo, kayak or electric boat & venture up the stunning gorge
  • Lorgues is in the middle of the famous wine making region of Côtes de Provence. Nearby there are many vineyards to visit for tasting & buying the excellent wines ... including Château Les Crostes & the renowned Château de Berne both just 15 minutes away