Les Mérelles - Cottage

Callian, Var
Self-catering


Enveloped in flowers, with mountain views and a shared pool - a fairytale Var cottage: muslin, light hues and rocking chairs. Enchanting

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Snug amid two hectares of Mediterranean gardens, wrapped in jasmine, wisteria and roses, this cottage could come straight from a story book. It feels private, yet your generous hosts invite you for a Provençal meal on your first night. Lap up the mountain views, explore the woods, pick herbs from Regina’s organic garden. You enter the cottage through French windows to find a white, light and bright space with pale walls and blue hues: a lovely bedroom and a separate living area with rocking chairs, white quilts, muslin at windows, views to garden and forest… it’s ienchanting. Another pretty room acts as bedroom or study; the shower room is classy and big. The bright, airy kitchen has doors opening east and south onto those beautiful grounds – eating outside is a joy – and the pool area – for your private use. Your hosts, a delightful, cultured German pair who speak excellent English, will bend over backwards to make your stay special. Walk from the grounds to alpine foothills – great for gliding or golf – or spin off on a bike. You’re a short drive to good restaurants and an hour to superb beaches – wonderful.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar 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

Booking information

Check in
2pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 7 nights on weekdays & in high season.
Closed
Never.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €160
Weekly price
from €1100
1 Cottage for 4
From €1605 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a lovely stay at Les Merelles. The pool house is light, airy, very comfortable & beautifully decorated. The pool was stunning and the views lovely. We really enjoyed the outside BBQ kitchen area. The house & gardens were so lovely we only ate out once, as we didn’t want to be anywhere else. Peter & Regina are wonderful, unobtrusive hosts. We had a super meal with them & thoroughly enjoyed their company. Thank you & we hope to return. Steve, Jo, Scott & Meggie.

Jo, Cirencester

We have not long returned from a glorious and relaxing stay at Les Merelles. Peter and Regina were such generous and fascinating hosts who not only provided us a very warm welcome and wonderful meal on the first day, but were on hand throughout our stay always in an helpful yet unobtrusive way. The house is light and airy, the pool generously proportioned and the setting perfect - the garden is a dream with so many seating options, that we needed the fortnight to make the most of all the possible views! If you're lucky, you might even get to try Peter's guacamole!

Sarah, Lichfield

Our family had a wonderful holiday at Les Merelles, a gorgeous cottage set in a large garden. Peter & Regina Westricht are superb hosts- so kind, friendly and helpful. Their cottage is smartly and tastefully decorated, well furnished, close to the pool, with access to the garden and views north to the hills and Mons. Great location being close to the coast, 20mins from the Péage and only 75mins away from skiing! Lovely areas in the garden to eat, sit or read a book. Located in gorgeous countryside around Callian with super artisanal shops as well as supermarkets close by. We loved it.

Alex, Perth, scotland, uk

We were very happy with our stay at Les Merelles. The cottage is beautifully appointed and we needed the aircon as it was very hot while we were there. Regina and Peter are charming, helpful and hospitable hosts. The gardens are extensive with lovely views and plenty of different places to sit, eat and sunbathe. The pool is a good size, big enough for length swimming and a perfect temperature. Good local shops and markets for most food requirements, but the usual excellent supermarket not far away either.

Patsy, London

Les Merelles is a little corner of paradise. Beautiful cottage with everything you need. The cottage was tastefully decorated and to a high standard. The grounds were idyllic with beautiful views and a vast choice of areas to sit and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Pool was lovely. Hosts Regina and Peter were charming and very helpful and we spent very enjoyable evening with them on arrival over a lovely meal prepared by Regina. Although their house was close by we still felt quite private and would definitely return. Lots to do in the area though house so lovely you don't want to leave.

Alison, Perth

Les Mérelles, in the pretty town of Callian, is a haven of peace and tranquility located in a beautiful setting. The property is a tastefully decorated pool house and includes all mod cons (including air conditioning) making for a wonderful stay. An extension offering breathaking views of the mountains as well as an adjoining barbecue area add to the charm. What stands it apart, however, is the warmth of its owners, Regina and Peter, who go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome. An absolute gem of a place which we would throughly recommend! Crowley & Karine Woodford, Wimbledon UK

Karine, Wimbledon, london

Mein Mann und ich waren vollkommen begeistert. Der Empfang durch die Eheleute Regina und Peter Westrick war so herzlich und warm, dass man sofort "zu Hause" war. Wir bekamen ein wunderbares Abendessen, nach einer langen Anfahrt. Es war ein herrlicher, inspirierender Abend. Die Beiden blieben auch weiterhin vollkommen unkomplizierte und uns sehr zugewandte Gastgeber. Die Unterkunft war so schön eingerichtet, dass wir hellauf begeistert waren. Es fehlte an nichts und es gab überall auf dem sehr weitläufigen Grundstück herrliche "Rückzugsorte". Wir werden mit großer Freude wiederkommen. Ein Traum

Susanne, Heidelberg

One word - paradise!! The house is beautiful - super clean with such attention to detail but also so stylish & comfortable. The baby room had everything- our little girl is 2 & slept so well in her room which was laid out with toys for her, a ready made cot& changing table. Bathtime was a great success with fun in the baby bath in the huge shower! The pool is gorgeous & gardens are so beautiful- full of flowers and little spots to sit & enjoy the mountain views. Finally the hosts - who are simply the most generous, warm hearted, interesting pair who welcome you like old friends! A joy!

Camilla, London

We have just enjoyed two perfect weeks here and cannot recommend the cottage at Les Merelles highly enough. The accommodation is first class, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. I would particularly mention the bed; I have slept wonderfully! The property has been a haven for us with its calm and relaxing atmosphere. We have enjoyed eating al fresco under the shade of tall pines and cooking in the outdoor kitchen area. The pool has kept the children very happy! Our hosts have been charming and could not have been kinder. We are already planning a return visit - Spring perhaps?

Michael, Nantwich, cheshire

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Peter & Regina Westrick

  • Lake St. Cassien 10 min. drive, Canoeing, Kayaking, Jet ski, Sea trips,
  • Local provencal street markets for special food of Provence in nearby villages Callian, Fayence, old Montauroux, Tourrettes, Seillans, musical and theatre events, ancient churches, DIOR s Chapel, Museums
  • 20 Min. drive to Beaches ST Raphael, Cannes, 1 h to Monaco and St. Tropez
  • Gliding Center Airport Tourrettes : ultra-light introductory flights, local flights around the area
  • 10 min. Drive to famous Golf 'LA TERRE BLANCHE', nearby golf courses in Mougins, Cannes, Nice, St Tropez
  • countryside activities: horse-back riding, guided nature walks, pot-holing, bird watching