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La Maison du Faïencier - Self-catering house in Var

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Place de la Libération, 83670 Varages, Var
Provence - Alps - Riviera, France

Ron Alldridge

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+33 (0)4 94 77 81 01 (landline)

+33 (0)6 49 37 57 88(mobile)

A real village house, with delicate ironwork, majestic staircase and dreamy pool. Potter in the village, kayak down the Verdon Gorge - bliss

Step in from the village square and be catapulted into the early 17th century. This captivating house has belonged to three master potters; ateliers still exist in the village. The living area is a cool sweep of the palest terracotta and the kitchen has a La Canche (the Rolls-Royce of gas cookers). Beneath a vaulted ceiling, a majestic staircase transports you to big bedrooms that bring instant seduction: sisal floors, pale timbers, delicate ironwork, generous wicker. Some have slanting skylight windows, others overlook the garden. Stonework has been left exposed where possible, old walls stand at jaunty angles, hand basins have been crafted to fit into uneven walls and showers have 'sunflower' heads. Ron, whose office and suite are downstairs, has kept the soul of the place intact but introduced a contemporary feel, and a smattering of colour in textiles and tiles. Stone martins nest in the courtyard, the garden is sweet with lilacs, apricots and figs, the pool resembles a Roman bath and peaceful Varages comes with market, shops, restaurants and bars. Head for the deep Verdon Gorges and watery adventures!

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.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
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

Local points of interest from Ron Alldridge:

Local points of interest from
Ron Alldridge:

  • Client references: On the YouTube channel, ‘LaMaisonduFaiencier’ you can see and hear what twelve of our previous international clients (many with children) thought of the property and area, plus a 3 minute photo montage of the house, garden and pool.
  • Travel: Two airports, two railway stations and the Italy to Spain motorway are within an hour’s drive. Three minutes walk from the house are the village baker, butcher, bar, ‘general store’, & restaurant. Tumble out of bed and buy your baguette still warm.
  • Europe’s Grand Canyon: just north of the village is the famous ‘Gorges du Verdon’. In parts it's 700 meters deep and its rivers and lakes stretch 25 kms. It offers bare beaches, water sports galore, endless hiking and Mediterranean fauna & flora.
  • The lavender fields of the Plateau de Valensole: Close your eyes, breathe deeply and listen for the ‘hum’ of busy bees - the heady scent of lavender is strongest at the heart of the summer when the purple/blue prairies stretch as far as the eye can see.
  • The markets: In the medieval villages of Provence the weekly market stalls still take centre stage and provide a life-line of fresh produce for the locals. On a Monday morning you’ll even often find live chickens for sale right outside my front door.
  • Aix-en-Provence: The most beautiful city in the world? … architecturally stunning, buzzing with bourgeois life and filled with artisanal market stalls. Just sit in a café on the Cours Mirabeau under the towering plane-trees and drink in the culture.
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  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) £2450 to£3450 per week

End-of-stay cleaning £185.

Booking info:

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


Restaurants walking distance.


7 January - 31 March.


Place de la Libération, 83670 Varages, Var

Self-catering La Maison du Faïencier (self-catering)
House ~ 5 twins/doubles; 1 bathroom, 4 shower rooms. Extra beds.
Price: (i) £ 2450 to £ 3450 per week

Ron Alldridge

Visit website

+33 (0)4 94 77 81 01 (landline)

+33 (0)6 49 37 57 88(mobile)