La Maison du Faïencier

Var
Self-catering


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

Bed

10 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

The
Experience

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!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Make a booking and pay the deposit before the end of February 28th and we'll offer you a reduction of 10% on the rental cost.

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
7 January - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £350
Weekly price
from £2450
Damage deposit
££1000
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £245-£345 per person per week.
1 House for 10
From £35010 beds5 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

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.