Private 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house with pool adjoining river and vineyards
About Lars Ford
Purchased by the Ford family in 1993 and used for retirement living during the European summer. This beautiful house has now been passed down a generation and is now being made available for summer rental between May and October.
Lars Ford purchased this Farmhouse in 1993
Why Lars Ford chose Entrecasteaux
We fell in love with this property many years ago simply because we thought it was perfect as a semi-rural retreat in the most beautiful part of Provence. This is a thick-walled stone farmhouse that is 240 years old. It sits along a lane from the main road between two villages and is next to the "La Bresque" stream there is adjoining land to the left and right side of the house, and a lovely garden, outdoor dining and swimming pool in a terrace area at the front of the house. Views are over local vineyards to distant hills. The location is very private as the property is raised above the local access road that passes by the front. The house, which our family purchased in 1993, has been continually improved, and provides a high level of amenity and comfort.
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Away from it all, peaceful and relaxing, set in between grape vines, with a lovely garden with pool.
Home from home, with a pool and garden, really good shopping and restaurants in Entrecasteaux and Salarnes. Plenty to see and do in the area.
If you had to draw a picture of a Provençal farmhouse this would be it. Very peaceful and private. Beautifully kept in a traditional way. Loads of crockery and kitchen utensils. Rather difficult to find due to signpost missing on main road but well worth the search. Owner very helpful, answering any queries promptly.
very pretty, very comfortable, surrounding area lovely too
We had a lovely week, the house and garden are wonderful, my only issue is that the photograph does not show the fence surrounding the pool, which did get in the way a bit. It would have been good to know that it was there before we came. I understand the need for it re French laws, but it slightly spoils the look of the pool area. Other than that it was all great, we especially loved the outdoor eating area.
A wonderful house in a beautiful location
We loved staying in this beautiful, characterful home in a peaceful, green area of the Haut Var.
There is a huge amount to do in the area - in a week we barely scratched the surface.
The house worked very well for our family of 4. We had friends staying locally and enjoyed being able to host them comfortably at the house, enjoying the pool, terrace and comfortable sitting and dining room areas inside the house. It felt like a privilege staying in what is clearly a much loved family home.
We particularly appreciated the welcome of goodies in the fridge and generous sharing of store cupboard basics, all which made self-catering that much easier.
Now we are enjoying the local wine, soaps, olive oil and vinegar on our return.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The world is a big place so we're not much up for repeat visits, but we'd be tempted to return to Belsize and this area of Provence, we had such a lovely time.
Lovely and relaxing
We had a great stay thank you. The house was very comfortable and provided everything that we needed. Our boys aged 5 and 8 loved the pool. We enjoyed a fun canoe adventure just outside of Entrecasteaux and so many markets, we weren't able to attend them all!
Thank you! from the Hetherton Family
We had a wonderful time in The beautiful villa. So quiet and peaceful.
The house is in a rural setting next to La Bresque river with lovely views across vineyards and local hills. Situated between Entrecasteaux (3 Km) and Salernes (4km), the area is known for natural beauty and is in the most lush part of Provence. Entrecasteaux itself is an ancient historical village with the centrepiece Chateaux built from the 11th century onwards.
All of the surrounding villages are very attractive, typically located around hilltops or other parts of the countryside that have historically strategic locations. These villages have incredible histories and churches/buildings to be discovered, markets and restaurants to be enjoyed, and many cultural and musical performances held during the summer months. There are many natural walks in the area.
Entrecasteaux is also perfectly placed for accessing the rest of Provence/Cote D'Azur. Within an hour south-east is the French Riviera (Cote D'Azur) with Mediterranean beach resorts of St Tropez, Nice and Frejus. An hour to the north of Entrecasteaux is the famous Gorges Du Verdon. Avignon, Marseille, Toulon and Aix-en-Provence are also close enough for easy day trips.