Les Cigales

var, provence
5 bedroom - 4 bath
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Travel dates:
£1,125 - £1,313 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

Set in the vineyards of the renowned Cru Classé rosé, this beautiful, homely villa near Toulon has a heated pool, hot tub and is ideal for the kids with animals and play equipment. It sleeps up to 12. Relax by the poolside with a glass of wine produced by the vines around you. Don’t feel like cooking? The owner is a Michelin-starred chef who can deliver a delicious 3-course meal directly from his restaurant in Le Lavandou. There are extra treats to make your stay a relaxing one including wine tastings, beauty treatments and babysitting. If you want to keep fit while you’re here, there’s a gym room with a bike, weights and yoga mats and even a Turkish hammam steam room.

Why Kids Love it

As well as splashing and jumping in the pool (which is gated and has a safety cover) and the baby pool that is linked to it, the kids will enjoy the gardens filled with ancient olive trees, lavender and thyme. Kids can collect fresh eggs for breakfast from the chicken pen and there are fluffy Angora rabbits to play with too. On-site is a play set with a swing for younger kids and a ping pong table. Get all the family together to play boules on the pitch with seating or chill out together in the poolside pergola. If you’re ready to explore there are walking trails, horse-riding and tennis. Le Lavandou (45 mins by car) has watersports to try like paddleboarding and kayaking.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights in August, 3 nights in other months. Changeover day: Saturday in August. Check in: 4pm. Check out: 10am. All linen, towels and pool towels are included. Bed linen is changed mid-stay for stays of 2 weeks. An end of stay clean is not included (€300 paid directly to owner). Pets are not allowed. Smoking is outside only. The fireplace and woodburning stove can be used in the winter. The pool is open from April to end of October approx. Pool opening dates are changeable and cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. Like all heated pools, water temperature is reliant on outside temperatures. Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed. Security deposit: €1000, refundable. Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. There is car parking at the property.

About the Location

Les Cigales is in the countryside in a hamlet within a vineyard, a 5-minute drive from an old Provençal village in the Var department of southern France. The village has restaurants, cafes and shops dotted around winding lanes and a Farmer’s market on a Friday morning. Otherwise, try the other local farmers’ market of Pierrefeu-du-Var (8km) on a Saturday. The nearest beach is in La Londe-les-Maures, around 30 minutes’ drive away or head to Plage de Saint-Clair near Le Lavandou, which has been voted as one of France's most beautiful beaches. The region is well known for producing Côtes de Provence wines as well as other well-known appellations and wine tasting opportunities are plentiful. Vineyard tours can be arranged by the owners, and you can buy wine from the vineyard next door. There are also tennis courts within 5km and various golf courses including Golf de Valcros, near La Londe, around half an hour away. Fly into Marseille (1 hr, 15 mins approx.).

Accommodation Details

This villa has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is on 2 floors. There is an open plan living-dining room with sofas, a dining table and doors out to the swimming pool. The kitchen is fully equipped (2 dishwashers, range oven with 5 x gas hobs and double electric oven, microwave, American fridge-freezer, small drinks fridge, juicer, Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster, blender). Also on this floor is a bedroom with ensuite shower room. Upstairs is the primary bedroom with a dressing room, office and ensuite with bath, shower and WC. Bedroom 3 has a double bed with ensuite shower. Bedrooms 4 & 5 have 2 twin / single beds each plus a pull-out bed. There is a family bathroom with a shower. There is also a family wellness room with a gym, hammam and double sofa bed.

Style Notes

Magnificent maison. This villa began life as a stone barn for grape harvesting before it was lovingly converted into a luxurious Provençal home. It is set up for families to relax and have a good time with spacious living areas and beautiful gardens, full of fun things to do. Dine by candlelight on the fragrant garden terrace or relax under one of the shaded pergolas. The interiors are decorated with classic French gray and natural stone. We love the original art work from Spanish painter Blasco Mentor, the gorgeous gardens with relaxing nooks, and the south-west facing balcony in the main bedroom where you can watch the sun set, glass of rosé in hand.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
2 full / double
2 sofa bed (single)
4 twin / single
sleeps 12
Oliver B.
Member since January 23, 2023

Var, Provence

Provence without the crowds

Tucked between Marseille and Cannes, the Var is the part of Provence France is keeping secret. Head west of super-popular Saint-Tropez, to discover ancient villages, beaches, traditional markets and winding roads with vineyard views.