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Superb Villa with breathtaking views Villa sleeps 5 @ £1,600. Mountain top Villa, breath-taking view and starry nights. Comps sur Artuby, Haute Var, Provence, France - Complete Tranquility and Privacy, few mins walk to Village
Perched on a hilltop plateau this secluded house and private pool command spectacular views over the Artuby Valley towards the foothills of the Provence Alps. The house is located in the National Park of the Gorges du Verdon, a stunning natural gorge often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Europe. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Comps Sur Artuby is a charming, peaceful village, watched over by the chapel of St.Andre, built by the Templar knights, who once lived here. There is a bakery, grocer shop, post office, ATM bank machine, popular Hotel les Bains with great food, restaurants and bars. The Artuby region is a perfect base for hikers, bikers and nature lovers. There are beautiful forests, grassy woodlands and crystal streams, where one can have a picnic, river walk. paddle and watch the trout. Picturesque medieval villages cling to the hillside and marked walks take you past ancient churches, bridges and hamlets to find a perfect picnic spot.
The house and pool are surrounded by patio terrace, and small grassed lawn with mature pine trees at the front offering shade for 'alfresco' dining. The built-in stone BBQ is by the pool and there is a range of sun loungers, a large garden table and furniture to enjoy eating and relaxing outside. The property is approached through its own private gates and a gravel driveway sweeps up to the house offering ample parking. There is a fully equipped kitchen, utility room with washing machine and separate tumble dryer, all towels/bed linen are included. (No pool/outdoor towels provided). The property is fully cleaned and serviced before arrival and on departure. Extra cleaning can be arranged if required.
Lovely home in a stunning location
By Sharon K on 13-Feb-2018
We loved every minute of our 2 week stay in this villa, with its wonderful views. It's a well maintained, clean, comfortable and well equipped house, in a great location -particularly if you want to get away from it all, and enjoy the countryside.
We loved hiking round the gorge areas (particularly couloir Samson with its tunnels and paths and easy access to the river), and visiting the quaint medieval villages (Bergemon , Trigance, Cotignac, Castellane, Rougon, Moustieres), and occasionally venturing further afield for activities (e.g. paragliding at st Andre les alpes).
The challenge was fitting all this in, and having enough time to enjoy everything the house has to offer! The pool area is the perfect place to relax. The pool is a good size and the views from the pool area are wonderful.
The patio and indoor areas offer good options for dining, though there are a number of bar/ restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk, as well as a boulangerie and grocery store.
We found the villa owners to be very helpful right from the point of initial enquiry, and would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
Date of Stay: July 2017
We love this villa!
By Pauline. B on 13-Feb-2018
We returned this year again, and it just never disappoints. Sitting on the terrace enjoying spectacular views, in absolute peace and tranquility, yet a few minutes walk into the village for morning croissants and bread. The locals are extremely friendly. The location is superb for exploring the Gorges du Verdon, Lac Ste Croix, and, a little further afield, the beaches of the riviera. The house is welcoming and very comfortable both inside and out. All in all, a fantastic place to enjoy a wonderful holiday.
Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
Date of Stay: August 2016
Superb holiday in a great location
By Charlie. Dorset on 13-Feb-2018
We had a really great week at this villa. It is set overlooking a valley and rocky mountains. You can sit on the large terrace around the pool and soak up the view. The villa itself is very well furnished and perfectly clean on our arrival, and the beds were comfy which meant a good nights sleep. Even though the villa is accessed by a small road, which detaches it from the village, it only takes a leisurely 8-10 minutes to walk into the village to get bread in the morning. A great feature is that at night the small rock face which backs the terrace can be illuminated.
We had a very nice supper for our Wedding Anniversary in the hotel in the village, from our table we could look out to the floodlit chapels of the Templar knight for which the area is well known.
There are nice walks directly from the villa and the circular road route around the Gorges du Verdon starts at the village so it is well placed. Castellane, where you can go White Water Rafting down the gorge is an easy 35 minutes drive away. You need to book the rafting weeks in advance in high season..we used Bueno Vista rafting who were great for both adults and kids.
During our stay there was a slight issue with the pool, which didn't effect us using the pool at all, we informed the owner and she was very apologetic (even though it was no fault of hers) and arranged for it to be sorted without delay, which we thought was very good.
All in all, we had a great holiday at this villa, Yes, we would recommend it to friends....but also, and I think this speaks volumes.....we intend to return again.
Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
Date of Stay: August 2016
Great villa, well located with amazing views
By Jane S. Edinburgh on 13-Feb-2018
Our family of 4 adults spent 1 week at this lovely villa in Comps but wished we could have had longer as there is so much to explore in the area. The villa is very comfortable and clean with good showers in both bathrooms and stunning views from all the rooms and pool area. It is so peaceful at the villa and we were lucky enough to see about 25 Griffin vultures from the property. The village is an easy 5 minute walk to pick up your baguettes and groceries and there is a choice of restaurants in the village. The climb up the hill to the church and viewpoint in Comps reveals a spectacular 360 degree view of the area.There are also local walks directly form the property and within the village and beautiful riverside spots to picnic and paddle from on the road to Castellane.
Further afield there is so much to do that we couldn’t fit everything in. We can recommend a trip to the Lac de Ste Croix for a swim in the lake, and Moustiers-Ste-Marie, Bargeme and Tourtours are all really pretty medieval villages. Of course a visit to the Gorge du Verdon is a must, we did the white water rafting from Pont des Soleils to Point Sublime and can recommend this to families with children 8+ as the rapids are not extreme by any means and the scenery is stunningly beautiful, if you want more of a thrill go for kayaking in the gorge.
We can thoroughly recommend this villa to you and hope to return in the future.
Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
Date of Stay: July 2016
Comfortable villa with stunning views
By John G. on 13-Feb-2018
Comfortable villa with stunning views.
4 of 5
The villa is very comfortable and is situated on a hillside just 400m from the centre of a lovely little village. The most striking aspect of this villa are the breathtaking views which are the best we have ever seen during all our times in France. The villa itself is reasonably equipped and the pool is a good size allowing you to have a dip whilst taking in the views. The surrounding area is famous for the Gorges Du Verdon and many little hilltop villages which are all worth a visit. All-in-all, a very nice comfortable villa within a short travelling distance of some of the most scenic locations in France.
Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
Date of Stay: July 2016
Stunning villa and views
By Pauline. B. on 13-Feb-2018
5 of 5
What a pleasure it was to stay in this beautiful villa in such a stunning location. The views are breathtaking.
The house is extremely comfortable and immaculately clean, and the terrace and pool areas provided the perfect space to relax in.
The villa is a few minutes walk into the village where the locals were very friendly and helpful. We certainly would repeat the wonderful holiday we had and I highly recommend it.
Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
Date of Stay: August 2015