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Renovated Farmhouse with Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in St Antonin-du-Var, near Lorgues, Var, Provence, France - Peacefully Located with Stunning Views

La Canardière is a lovingly restored, character farmhouse in a tranquil, elevated setting, yet conveniently just minutes away from the village of St Antonin-du-Var and 8kms from Lorgues with its fabulous weekly market. It has its own private, floodlit pool with pool alarm, located on one of the terraces below the house complete with its own outdoor bar and plenty of sun loungers. The main house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room and a cave for cool storage and is surrounded by shady terraces for outdoor dining and seating, making the most of the glorious views. There is a guest cottage in the grounds that sleeps two and has its own modest facilities and an outdoor shower! Around the house, the grounds are extensive, terraced and rambling with olive and fruit trees, lavender and plenty of wild Provençal herbs you can use in your cooking. There's an outdoor table tennis table, boules, barbecue, a hammock and toys and games for kids.

La Canardière is ideal for families or for groups of individuals. It has been in our family for 30 years and these days it is looked after by three sisters, Caroline, Marita and Julie, and managed for us by a local team, who will be there to welcome you and are a phone call away in case of need.

The location is rural yet convenient and wonderful for exploring the surroundings. The village of Saint Antonin-du-Var has its own bakery, shop, post office, tennis court, and friendly hotel, bar and restaurant, as well as the best pizza ever, made with fresh and organic local ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven by the lady with the pizza stand in the main square. Not to mention a few wineries, including Les Treilles d'Antonin which we thoroughly recommend. Lorgues, 15 minutes away, has a superb weekly Provençal market. The beautiful 'village in the sky', Tourtour is a must-visit, as is the 'Grand Canyon' of Provence, the Gorges du Verdon, to the north. The coast is 45 minutes' drive to the south, so a fun day trip, and we can recommend the boat crossing from the harbour of Ste Maxime as a great way to visit St Tropez without the hassle of traffic jams and parking.

For the active, nearby activities including kayaking and rafting, horse riding, cycling, walking and wild swimming in nearby rivers. The trail that follows the disused railway track runs not far from the house and is an easy, level cycle ride to Lorgues and beyond in one direction and to the pottery town of Salernes in the other. For road biking enthusiasts, La Canardière is really well situated for some superb rides and we are working to make it more bike friendly, with room to store bikes in the garage and basic tools and bike washing facilities. May, June and September are ideal for biking, with the weather usually pleasant and the roads less busy than in July and August. There are also a number of beautiful golf courses within reach.

There are some excellent restaurants in and around Lorgues and we have lots of recommendations for wineries, restaurants and places to visit which you will find in a folder on your arrival. We also regularly post interesting activities, new finds and more photos on the La Canardière Facebook page.

More Details

Caroline Charnock
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Caroline Charnock

This is a family house bought by my parents in the early 1980's and now owned by myself and my two sisters. We use it ourselves as much as we are able and we let it out the rest of the time. I live in the UK and my sisters in France and Switzerland.

Caroline Charnock purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why Caroline Charnock chose Saint-Antonin-du-Var

My parents fell in love with this part of France whilst visiting relatives who lived nearby in Cotignac. They bought the house and spent many happy retirement years improving it, building the cabanon, the pool and entertaining guests and friends. It's a beautiful rural area but with easy access to various airports (Nice and Marseilles). Its possible to be peaceful and quiet and explore the local villages, markets and countryside but if you are in need of some bright lights St Tropez and the rest of the Cote d'Azur and its beaches are easy to get to. Another wonderful day out is a visit to the Gorges du Verdon - France's answer to the Grand Canyon. We love taking canoes up the Gorge and swimming in the turquoise water of the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I think we've taken this house four times now and have many happy memories from each visit. So many things to do, such friendly people in the village and everything you could need within very close proximity. The views from the house are stunning and it's just the most idyllic, relaxing place you could ever hope to be." Lizzie Johnson Summer 2011

"After a busy day in St.Tropez it is wonderful to return to the peace and tranquility of the villa, enjoying the beautiful views from the covered veranda with a cool glass of local wine. With the children happy in the pool and a good book to read, life doesn't get much better than this." Mecky McNeil 2011

"We had a lovely and memorable week at the villa and managed to enjoy the villa and visit all your recommendations and more." Miranda from London. Summer 2007

"You lucky lucky girl!! What a beautiful home, it's perfect and has everything you would want in aspect, character, location etc etc." David from Manchester Summer 2007
Jan 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Saint-Antonin-du-Var, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, wc on the first floor. Shower room with wc on ground floor. Guest cottage has own wc and basin inside with private shower outside
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (4 Bedrooms + Cabanon) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1: with king size double 2: with double or twin beds 3: with double or twin beds 4: with king size platform bed (not suitable for small children), bunk beds below plus further single Guest cottage with double or twin beds
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: La Canardière enjoys sun from morning to late and breakfast, lunch and dinner is normally an alfresco affair throughout the summer and often spring and autumn too. The terraces around the house are shaded by canopies and the traditional old mulberry trees. The house tends to stay nice and cool thanks to its old, thick walls and the shutters on all the windows but, should you need them, there are room fans in every bedroom (as well as mosquito nets on the bedroom windows). In cooler months, there are electric heaters in all the rooms and a log/coal burning stove in the living room. Free wifi is available and there is an iPod/MP3 docking station available for guests to use. Outside: The house is located in its own extensive grounds and is very private. The main house is surrounded by 2 large and shaded terraces on 2 sides with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The grounds are planted with olive trees and other indigenous plants and shrubs. Utility Room: The cave (cellar), which is really on the ground floor, has a washing machine, a chest freezer and cool storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided at an additional charge of €10 per person and towels can be provided on request. A cleaner comes every week (on Saturdays) and must be paid for in cash at the start of your stay. Other: The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and has double doors opening on to the side terrace. There is also a large dining table on the shady terrace outside where meals are usually taken in the summer months and other outdoor seating areas.


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Renovated Farmhouse with Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful relaxing farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the most relaxing stay two week stay in this lovely Provencal farmhouse. The location is fabulous - stunning views over rolling wooded hillsides. The pool is perfect, as are the terraces which are perfect for long relaxed meals. The house is only a short drive (or slightly longer walk) from the local village, with a boulangerie, a store and bar/restaurant. It is also in surrounded by some excellent vineyards and caves. I can't think of any box it doesn't tick.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Week in Provence

  • 5 of 5

La Canardière, in St. Antonin-du-Var, is the perfect place to unwind, relax and experience the Provençal lifestyle. The location couldn't be more beautiful. It's a classic house, full of light and with plenty of space, but the reality is that you spend all of your time outside -- on the terrace having meals or down by (or in) the pool. When we arrived, we were a bit worried that our kids would get bored, but they never wanted to leave the grounds -- we practically had to drag them away to short visits to nearby villages of Cotignac, Entrecasteaux and the Lorgues market.

The location is perfect -- you can stock up on staples in Lorgues and there's a small grocery in St. Antonin, along with a boulangerie for the morning croissant/baguette run (on one to the bikes provided by the owners), and a winery that makes an award-winning rosé.

What's hard to describe is the delightful way that the world slows down and becomes very simple. It's quiet; it's private; you can spend hours by the pool with a book in the warm, dry sun, periodically cooling off in the gorgeous, recently renovated pool, taking in the lush gardens and the surrounding landscape. Eating on the terrace is a highlight of every day. In short, a week at La Canardière is a true vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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True Provence

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed several times at La Canardiere, dating back to 1984, and we continue to book visits whenever possible. It is almost impossible to accurately describe the glorious Provencal lifestyle we experience while over there: wonderful local food & wine, picturesque medieval town squares, warm sunny weather, stunning countryside and relaxing smells of lavender, rosemary and thyme growing wild on the property. Early on we plotted multiple excursions to the nearby sites but now we simply laze by the pool, run & bike in the hills, enjoy huge home-cooked family meals on the terrace overlooking a serene view, and pop in on various farmer's markets and local vineyards. The house is perfect for extended families of all ages and types, or even for a gathering of 3-5 couples.

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at La Canardiere four times over the last few years and have always had a lovely holiday. The house itself has all the creature comforts you could possibly want with the added bonus of peaceful seclusion and spectacular views. With a small supermarket nearby and beautiful local market towns to visit, you are never without wonderful produce and wines. Lots of things to do in the area too from kayaking to wine tasting to visiting the glitzier resort of St Tropez.

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The coast is about a 1 hour drive away. The nearest beaches are at St Maxime but if you drive across the Massif des Maures you can also access directly St Tropez, Port Grimaud and Le Rayol.


The airports of Nice, Toulon and Marseilles are all about a 1 hour drive from the house.


The local village of St Antonin (3 mins in the car) has its own bakery, wine co-op and mini-market which sells most of what you are likely to need. The larger town of Lorgues which is about 15 mins drive away has bigger supermarkets, pharmacies etc. and a fantastic local market once a week on a Tuesday. The Lac du Verdon - France's very own Grand Canyon - is a one hour drive to the north. The beaches a 1 hour drive to the south.

Further Details:

Local places of interest include Entrecasteaux, Cotignac, the town of Salernes which is famous for its ceramics, Sillans la Cascade, Tourtour and many other picturesque little towns and villages. All of them have their own local market days as well.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Antonin-du-Var, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
20 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
19 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
2 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

During the colder months we restrict the number of guests to maximum 6 people - this is a comfortable number that the house can accommodate when outside dining and living is no longer possible.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday but we may be flexible out of season depending on other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in Euros. For 2018 season a final clean, bed linen and bath towels is included in the rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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