La Bastide Toscane

VILLA LA TOSCANE
Available for rental from May through October.

It's the stuff dreams are made of. But why let it be just a dream?

La Toscane is set amid 10 acres of pines, rosemary, wild thyme and lavender in the very heart of France’s Provence Var region. Located on the old road to Cotignac, just outside the medieval village of Correns, the villa is built in the Etruscan style using old stone, and centred around the courtyard (like a cloister) with the large swimming pool as the focal point. This luxury villa is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. Oh - and by the way - those annoying No-seeums and pesky mosquitos rarely vacation here!

Comfortably accommodating up to 12 persons, four of the six double or twin-bedded rooms lead directly out to the pool. Imagine waking up, throwing open the doors, for your early morning dip. The kitchen, dining room and large salon also open directly onto the courtyard and pool.

Four of the six bedrooms have en-suite facilities. The other two rooms share a bathroom. All are luxurious and tastefully decorated. They are restful places for enjoying a late laze in bed.

Dining is a pleasure at Villa Toscane. The kitchen is equipped with all modern appliances, as well as an American side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. There is an additional fridge solely to chill the wines. Outside, the Cuisine d’Ete is perfect for evenings al fresco thanks to the Weber barbecue. There is also a pizza oven for those wishing to try their hand cooking au feu du bois. Try out our recipe for Pissaladière.

In the luxurious salon, guests can use our music center, as well as enjoy the many programmes available on SKY Digital including the full Sky Sports package. You'll notice the magnificent beamed ceilings. The beams in the salon and other rooms are over 200 years old and were acquired when the old village of La Salle, located 30 miles to the North, was submerged to create the Lac de St. Croix Reservoir at the head of the famous Verdun Gorges.

Sports? Well, there is always the swimming pool as a way to cool off. Outdoor table tennis is also available and the the swimming pool (12 metres by 6 metres which roughly translates into 38 feet by 19 feet) has been equipped with an automatic cover conforming to new child safety laws.

Surrounding the house are Restanques or layered terraces creating split levels and thereby affording the property magnificent views towards the hills beyond. The property’s water supply is serviced by a private well, locally known as a Forage and is visible within the garden walls. And, of course, there are the 10 acres of pine, wild thyme, rosemary and lavender. Pick some herbs and try our recipes.

Other amenities? The garage, located downstairs, can house 3 cars. Also downstairs is the locale Teqnique which services the pool filtration, the automatic sprinkling system and the soft water distribution. It’s the heart of the house and we treasure it dearly.

NOTE: This is a large house with many combinations available for small, medium or large families. In view of the nature and size of La Toscane, our rental periods run from Fridays to Fridays unless other arrangements have been pre-arranged. This allows our cleaning Agency the time required to properly service the property for new arrivals.

Contact us today about renting the villa for your holiday in Provence, France.