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We had a fabulous time in the South of France at the end of 2012, thanks to a large degree to the team at South France Villas, mainly Nicky, who quickly addressed all our queries and made sure everything was crystal clear before we arrived. We chose to stay at Maison Mimosa in Roquebrun and it turned out to be a great decision: in our party of 6 everyone could have their own bedroom and ensuite bathroom and this contributed greatly to a sense of harmony. Moreover, the view from the balconies on the second floor onto the river are breathtaking, and as Roquebrun has its own microclimate (which has earned it the nickname 'petit nice') the sun was almost always shining and it was relatively warm for the time of year. In the lower part of the house there's an indoor swimming pool and sauna - all beautifully laid out and recently installed. The owner also kindly had firewood and a table tennis table sent to the house while we were there, which was much appreciated. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the living room very cosy. The Owner and her local agent, were extremely kind and helpful and provided us with key information about location and directions, as well as tips on the local region and restaurants, as did the South France Villas team. Roquebrun is a little off the beaten track, but the local food (you must visit the local restaurant 'Le Petit Nice' at least 6 times, as did we - it is famous in the region and very well-priced) and wine and gorgeous medieval villages and towns more than make up for it. I would recommend this property to families with older children (especially in summer, when there's more to do on the river). The region is gorgeous and relatively unspoilt - we can't wait to go back. Nicola Gardner, December 2012
From the Guest Book:
Thanks for a wonderful staying and a good hospitality. The house was nice, the pool was nice and cooling in the heat, so was a trip to a vineyard and tasted good wine. We are now driving back to Norway - 2-3 days in the car. Thanks for this time. Merci! Family Flafekval, August
Gite Lucienne, South of France Gite, Pool, Walking distance to Village [HE039A]
I just wanted to take a few moments and tell you how delighted we were with our stay at Villa Chenet. It was exactly what we thought it would be like. We met the owners at the villa. They are delightful. We had a great time getting to know them. I also want to mention that Audrey (their keyholder) is great. She is so very nice. The grounds are beautiful and the views of the mountains are spectacular. The pool and hot tub were well used. The village is perfect and we enjoyed our morning coffee and croissants and pain au chocolat at the cafe and everyone was very friendly. Special acknowledgment to the owners of La Table D'Amanda who served us a great dinner and were so very friendly. We were able to explore the area a lot and I enjoyed visiting Gourdon and Antibes in particular. Thanks for all your help in arranging our stay. It was a great way to spend our anniversaries. We look forward to going back to Le Chenet in the near future. Shelley, September 2012
Villa Chenet, Cote d'Azur Villa with Heated Pool, Wi-Fi, 3 En Suites, Walking Distance to Bar [VR003A]
The Henderson family, from London, spent a very enjoyable fortnight at the villa provided a great base for a family holiday. The table tennis and the pool proved very popular with everyone. Meals under the vine were also most enjoyable. The Owner made some great recommendations - the market at St Chinian was well worth a visit - we also had a very good lunch there. Pézenas was lovely - a beautiful old town with lots of boutique type shops. Canoeing at Roquebrun was great fun. We did the 5km run which was just right for beginners, althought there was more avaialble for the more adventurous/experienced. We visited Serignan beach which was very pleasant, but our favourite was Cabanes de Fleury - not too busy, great sand for castle-building and not at all commerical. Take a picnic and plenty of water! We also paid a visit to the lake at Salagou, very picturesque, but we probably should have investigated the best place to head for before setting off. The pizzeria next door to the supermarket does very good food - don't be put off by the surroundings. All in all, we have had a fantastic time and the Wi-Fi worked for us too! Merci Beaucoup! Family Henderson, South Fance Villas Client,
This has been a great week. In Norwary it has been raining and cold this week and we have been at this lovely villa. We had wonderful weather - no rain. Children and parents enjoyed the pool and the surrounding area. The house is excellent - relaly would recommend this place. Thank you for the stay. Cecile, Hans Mikkel and family, July.
We thoroughly enjolyed our stay it was ideal for the grandchildren. The area is lovely and quiet, with the people of Magalas being extremely friendly. The butcher is highly recommended, with the best pork we've ever had. The baker was superb and provided an excellent "gateau anniversaire" for a family birthday - just about all you could want in the village or nearby, with the delights of Pezenas a short drive and larger stores in Beziers if needed. Canoeing on the river was good fun, the beach at Valras highly recommended and extremely safe for small children. We enjoyed an excellent holiday in one of our favourite areas and we'll be going again when we can. Chris and Christine
Villa Magalas, Villa Rental near Beziers, Languedoc, Air-Con, Private pool and Walking distance to Village [HE084A]
We had a wonderful time in your villa. I must tell you, your manager, John was the very best Johnny on the spot I have ever seen!! If we needed something fixed or purchased he did it immediately. He made our trip very special. The housekeeping services were excellent. The restaurants were wonderful. We tried all of them. Everyone connected to the villa was friendly and extremely helpful. Thank you for the new linen, much better!! The markets were a treat. The opening and closing of the villa went without a hitch. Thank you, Gloria July 2012
This is the second summer we've stayed at the villa. It was truly a magical unforgettable experience for me and my husband, our parents, and our little 4 year old son. This is one of those places where you definitely wish the vacation never ended! The location was idyllic (super easy to get to neighbouring Beaulieu, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, and Villefrance either by car or bus...or cycling/running) and the weather was perfect. The owner's attention to detail is second to none, and we couldn't have been better taken care of! This was a very special experience, one that will be etched in our hearts forever. We love the South of France, and we love the magical villa. Recommended for ages 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway Lynn, Gene, and Lorenzo (and Nancy & Ron, Kay & Jim), August 2012
Villa Eze, Luxurious, Contemporary, Heated Infinity Pool, Air Con, Stunning Sea Views [AM006A]
We had a wonderful week staying at your villa-very beautiful! Vence and the local area is fantastic. We hope to return one day. Ann, Mark and Lewis, April 2012
The Brits are leaving having had a wonderful amilyholiday alll thanks to Christophe and Corinne. A French adventure to be remembered. Au revoir Vence! We may well return! Jim and Brenda, April 2012
Thank you for helping to arrange our holiday at such short notice. We had a fantastic time - pool, beach, food and excellent weather. We hope to see you again soon. Andy, Sue, Sophie, Laura, James, June 2012
J'aime la maison! Thank you for a great holiday in Vence. The pool was lovely-especially the temperature. We'd love to return. Andrew, Clayton, Christi, July 2012
We had a really great holiday. Very pretty house, lovely surrounding and very friendlyy people. Thanks for everything. Hopefuly see you again next year! Patrick , Annete and Family, August 2012
We have had a wonderful holiday, enjoying fair weather, good food and the odd glass of excellnt wine! Thank you for making a wonderful holiday possible. The Evans family, August 2012
Thank you so much for your magnificent villa that was all mine for 5 fantastic weeks. Angie, August.
Villa Reva on the Cote d'Azur, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, Air-Con throughout, Walking Distance to Shops, Near Golf Courses and Cannes [AM026A]
This is a property that combines charm, luxury, authenticity, a beautiful region and a warm welcome. The pool and the tennis court were enjoyed by both the children and the adults. The gardens are beautiful and perfectly maintained (the gardener comes-by every day to service the pool and garden.) Equally, if there are any problems with the house, the repair-man comes within a day. The property is familial and traditional for calm holidays. All that you need by way of shopping is 10 minutes away at St Ambroix. There is even a possibility of ready-made meals to be provided by the owner on request. We were a group of 20 friends and family members spanning 4 generations and everyone had an excellent holiday (15 days in July) thanks to the quality of the property (spacious and charming), the kindness and availability of the owner and the beauty of the surrounding region. We would recommend this rental to all ages; old, young or families with adolescents or young children. Pierre C, July 2011, From the Visitor's Book
Thanks again for everything. You and your team have been a tremendous help! I want to go as well - : ) - but it's my pleasure planning luxurious honeymoons while working with professional vendors such as yourselves. I will definitely refer your services to fellow agents. Thanks again and have a great day! Loren J. Adams, CTA, DS, Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist, USA, August 2011
Villa Kenza, Luxury villa rental in Marrakesh Morocco [MR021A]
Congratulations on this magnificent oasis you have created. What a holiday home, magnificent views from every room and the pool! The kids had great fun exploring the garden, with Jack (9) even getting his dad to sleep in the hammocks one night! Your Restaurant recommendations were spot on, we tried them all, with L'Ambroise being a real find as we could watch over our kids playing in the playground from our table!
We had a super holiday, day trips to Perpignan, Barcelona and Figueres where the Dali Museum is a must for any guest at the Villa. The keyholder was really helpful and Marie a great babysitter for the kids. Very Best Wishes and many thanks, Martine, Niall, Ellen, Jack, Rachel and Jenny, July 2012, Client Comment from Visitor's Book
I wanted to thank you again for a terrific chateau!. It was just wonderful, and perfect for us. All the best, Barbara, June.
Last night, three weeks after our holiday at Villa Ferrage had ended, my Mum and me sat down & still the thing we most wanted to do was look our holiday photos again. Yes, there it was in 2D moving grandly across my phone, the old, calm stones of it, the big blue pool, the lush green mountainside that from 9pm every hot night is filled with a startling chorus of frogs, who stop around 2am, almost all at once. But you would only know that if you creaked open the old wood shutters and went out onto the terrace to listen, because inside it is still and the thick, whitewashed, cold stone walls of a classic Mediterranean villa shut out the noise. All of the furniture is comfortable and the house and objects are spotlessly clean. This is not a flashy villa though - it is graciously beautiful and has decorations like a Medieval cloth pendant in the entrance hall. The garden could be photographed and put in a storybook and there are loungers to lie on by the pool in the hot, hot sun.
If you don't want to do that you can go down the steep hill to Tourrettes-Sur-Loup, past the ancient Chapel Saint Jean, permanently open for passers by, with an odd, bright mural of Noah's Arc painted in the 1950's. Here, in the village - built in Medieval times as though they were calculating what would most appeal to tourists in the future - there is indeed great appeal for tourists. It is a gorgeous village and, at night, the square is lit with fairy lights. But you have to work out the opening hours of the shops before you feel grounded: they close between 2 & 4 and on a Monday there is nowhere to buy cigarettes. By the end of my stay I had gone from naive to native, and when we overheard some baffled (fellow) English people say, I wonder why all the shops are closed? we were able to tell them they'd reopen soon. There's a market on Wednesday and stunning restaurants and an ice cream shop and bakery. If the villa fulfills what your senses crave from a Mediterranean home, the village is just what you would hope for - and there it is, five minutes away by foot.
The villa slept 7 of us comfortably and Sarah and the rest of the staff were excellent. If you want to go on holiday, and know you are in the South of France, I can't imagine anywhere better than Villa Ferrage. It's brilliant. My sister said to me, Every stone step of it is imprinted on my mind. She meant the steps up to the pool, where she would come with a bottle of rose in the sun, and join me, snoozing on the lounger. Someone would have got some lunch from the village (before the shops shut.) And I would open my eyes and see the blue sky and the golden stone of the villa and a palm tree. It was the best family holiday we have ever had. Beth Smith, June 2012
Villa Ferrage, Holiday Home in Cote d'Azur, Private Pool with Views, Walking Distance to Village [AM003A]
I would like to thank you for an absolutely unforgettable week we spent in H44 Les Rocailles. We really appreciated not only the place itself but also the spirit of the villa with adorable Provence soul. And I would like to stress the exceptional approach of the owners.....they are really great, helpful and very customer oriented. We are really very satisfied by our holidays we spent there. We wish you a successful season and lot of clients so satisfied as we are. In fact, I worked in the tourism for years so that I can appreciate the really professional service of your agency on the one side and the really client oriented behaviour of the property owner on the other one. The next year is very far now but my children have already started to look at your site where we can pass our common time the next summer :-) Katerina Cempirkova, South France Villas Client, June 2012
Les Rocailles, South of France Beachfront Villa with Heated Pool [HE044A]
Thanks lots for your help on finding our holiday we had an amazing time and will definitely recommend the villa to friends too. Zoe Wright
It was a wonderful location and a great wedding day. We couldn't have asked for more. It was so nice dealing with you for all the arrangements and I certainly plan to get in touch again for our next visit. All the best. Melanie Love, June.Since this comment was posted, please note, this property no longer hosts weddings.
The Cypresses, Large Provence Holiday Villa near Isle-Sur-Sorgue, Heated Infinity Pool, Stunning Outdoor Living Area [VU016A]
We all had a lovely time in your home and really enjoyed exploring the area. Caroline, July
Villa Nadege, Large Holiday Villa near Provence, Air Con, Heated Pool, Hot Tub & Gym [GR008A]
My first perfect accommodation that actually exceeded expectations!! What a fantastically well thought out property. What a location. Fantastic staff that actually do what they say they will including you guys (the SFV team) the pool guy the caretaker. :). If Carlsberg made Villa Holidays!!!!!! The Magnano's, October.
Villa Sarazin, South of France Villa with Tennis Court and Solar Heated Pool [HE036A]
Thank you so much for all your assistance. Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic holiday we had - the villa was absolutely stunning - even though it looked amazing on the website it was even better in reality. I cannot speak highly enough of it, and have been raving to all my friends about it since we got back and making lots of recommendations. Please pass on our thanks to the Owners, and thanks again for all of your help in making our holiday go so smoothly. Ms Baines
Just a short note to thank you for the wonderful holiday that my family and I had recently. The organisation and simplicity it was to use your company was exemplary, the house and hospitality of the owners was outstanding. We had a wonderful time and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your company or the house. Derek Gamble
Company Number 08563360
184 Carr Lane
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