Domaine de Pamparigouste

Aups, Var

Discover the upper Var here. Lake swimming, biking, canoeing, climbing, sailing and a tennis court on this romantic farm in 22 acres


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Keep climbing up a small road surrounded by vineyards and lavender fields to find an unassuming 17th-century house with pretty blue shutters and a view-filled garden. You walk straight into the rustic kitchen – the hub of the house – full of character with painted beams, all you need for cooking and a well-lit dining table for eight. The kitchen opens into a large living room with squashy seating, a big fireplace, art on the walls and plenty of nick-nacks and artefacts from all over the world – this feels very much like staying in a friend’s house rather than a scrubbed-bare holiday home; one bedroom and bathroom are downstairs so will suit those challenged by stairs. Two bedrooms upstairs face south, one with a sloped ceiling faces west, all have stunning views, a very cosy feel and copious amounts of blankets. Sunny days will be spent outdoors in the garden with a summer kitchen, a water bassin in the shade of a lime tree and a tennis court for cooler evenings – racquets provided. Borrow bikes and explore the gorgeous upper Var, swim in sparkling lakes, eat in great restaurants. Or just stay here – it’s lovely.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 4 nights. Parking on-site.
Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from £429
Weekly price
from £3000
1 House for 8
From £4294 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from William Gordon

  • Domaine de Pamparigouste (translated from the Provencal: ‘Le Pays Au Dela’ – the ‘Land Beyond’; also the ‘Land of Plenty’), is a Private Private Estate in the Verdon National Park, with 22 acres of olive trees, truffle and other oaks, and lavender.
  • Located in the Var – the ‘Department’ widely regarded as the most special in France – from the coast of St Tropez and Hyeres, up to the foothills of the Alps, with the stunning Lac St Croix and Europe’s own grand canyon – Les Gorges du Verdon
  • 500m above sea level, between Aups, the Truffle capital of France (covered by many a BBC documentary), and Tourtour – the ‘village in the sky’
  • Swim in the Lac St Croix, go wind surfing, sailing, canyoning in and canoeing up the Gorges, riding, trekking, biking, yoga, golf. Every major village – Cotignac, Aups, Lorgues, Salernes spring to mind – has an open air market twice a week
  • The area is blessed with many terrific restaurants, from the small village bistro to France’s premier truffle restaurant: Bruno, between Salernes and Lorgues, and the new Domaine de La Baume (was owned by painter) Bernard Buffet, just 5 minutes away.
  • Discover the magic of the land of Pagnol, as captured in ‘Jean de Florette’ and ‘Manon des Sources’... in complete privacy - yet close to so much...