Située en Provence Verte, la Maison Genet offre un confort dans un cadre rural tout en étant à distance de marche du centre de la ville provençale animée de Barjols. La maison se trouve sur une terrasse orientée au sud soutenu par les oliveraies et les pins et les chênes de la forêt nationale. La maison Genet bénéficie d'une vue spectaculaire sur les collines du Bessillon et le massif de la Sainte-Baume. La maison a été rénovée avec goût et confort avec un salon, une salle à manger et une cuisine au rez-de-chaussée et une chambre double (dressing et salle de douche ) et chambre à deux lits et salle de bains familiale au premier étage. La piscine (12x2.5 mètres) est privée.
2 chambres, 2 salles de bain, Forêt Situation en Provence Verte
Jenny and Richard Rees
- anglais, français
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 13 févr. 2019
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%.
Agréable séjour passé chez Jenny et Richard. Très bel environnement et proche de toutes comodités!
Agréable séjour passé chez Jenny et Richard. Très bel environnement et proche de toutes comodités!
La maison est simple mais très bien équipée (cuisine esuipée, barbecue, boules de pétanques, transats etc.) et l’exterieur avec ses nombreux espaces de vie et sa belle piscine est très agréable ! Le guide transmis sur la maison et ses attractions environnantes est relativement complet, et le contact avec nos hôtes fut irréprochable. Ils ont su être compréhensifs et arrangeants. Le nettoyage de la piscine par une personne extérieure tous les 2 jours est très appréciable d’autant plus que cela a été fait tôt le matin et en toute discrétion.
Nous sommes très content de notre séjour passé à Barjols (séjour d’une semaine à 4 personnes) pour un rapport qualité-prix très satisfaisant ! Nous recommandons vivement cette location !
Beautiful retreat in a wonderful area of France
This was our second stay in Maison Genet and we enjoyed it just as much as our first. As long as this house is available to rent, we will come back! The things that we particularly enjoy are the pool, the relative seclusion and lack of immediate neighbours (nearest property is perhaps 100 ft away) and the wonderful surroundings; the house appears to emerge from a rocky cliff that itself backs onto the forest.
There is plenty to do if you have a car (and you will need one) in the surrounding area but we particularly enjoyed relaxing and doing very little; its that kind of a place. We did pay a visit to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, which is very beautiful; get there early before the crowds appear.
Well equipped and comfortable, this year there was the welcome addition of a large gas fired paella cooker that we enjoyed using. The plot is big enough to find your own spot away from your fellow holiday makers if you so desire.
Don't forget your inspect repellent if you are troubled by the wee beasties and enjoy cooling down in the pool in mid-afternoon when in July and August it can each 35C or higher.
The local patisserie is 10-15 minutes walk and the croissants are great. Barjols has a lot of charm but we didn't tend to spend a lot of time there. This year we caught the Tour de France on the way to Salon de Provence and I was able to indulge my passion for astrophotography as the skies are clear and dark enough.
We had a great time.
Charming villa with a great pool and a great location.
We stayed at Maison Genet in July 2017.
The villa is itself is fairly compact but great for a couple or small family. It has pretty much everything you could need, including lots of walking maps and guides to the local area, as well as helpful notes from the owners and previous guests, with tips about the best places to visit. I have never stayed somewhere with so much information on hand.
The best part of the property is the outdoors. The pool is fantastic, and there is a big terrace with a good view where we sat every night for meals. There are extended gardens away from the house with good views and places to sit and read.
The villa is not overlooked and is very peaceful ( some houses are being built further down the hill but that did not disturb us). Barjols itself is not the prettiest town in the region, but it is a very good base for exploring from. Aix, the coast and the Verdon Gorge were all within 75mins drive. There is a great bakery and big supermarket within 5 mins drive of the property.
Richard was very helpful and easy to deal with.
I would recommend this to anyone.
Maison Genet, June 2017 - home from home and with the luxury of having a pool!
We certainly would re-book Maison Genet, it had everything we needed for a luxury holiday, including our very own herb garden, as rosemary and Thyme growns in abundance. The kitchen was well equipped with a dish washer (very nice thank you) and a washing machine! The Rose wine went down very well. We found the house clean and cosy. We enjoyed many meals sitting on the terrace under the cooling pergola covered in vines. The views from the terrace were lovely. The pool was very welcoming in the heat and there were plenty of loungers for us to sit or fall asleep in, lovely! Wish we were back there!
Verdon Gorge and Lac St Croix didn't dissapoint, the lake is a specular blue and great for swimming including small children. We found there to be lots of shade from the trees and including pic nic benches. We returned a couple of times as we enjoyed it so much.
We kayaked at the lower part of the gorge. There's lots of lavender to see on the road to the gorge and the lake, not to be missed. Richard and Jenny provide you with a welcome pack that includes the best places to see the lavender.
We also visited Moustiers Saint Marie which is a very beautiful medieval town.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in green Provence that our one week didn't allow us to see, therefore, we certainly would return and stay in Mainson Genet!
The house is a great base for visiting, including cycling, my husband (an avid cyclist) enjoyed the hills and cols to explore! Basically, a great holiday for couples, families and sports fanatics but where you can also unwind and spend lazy days sitting on the terraces or swimming at Maison Genet!
Thank you Richard and Jenny!
Louise, thanks for your kind review. Maison Genet is a perfect place to balance activity and relaxation, for both adults and children. The lie of the land makes for great cycling, long flat stretches and steep climbs. The famous Mont Ventoux climb is within easy reach.
Glad you enjoyed the homely feel of the house, and we look forward to welcoming you back
Awesome and beautiful!
This house is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. The view is wonderful, there is no noise, we enjoyed the silence. Very relaxing for eyes and ears.
The kids (6 and 8 years old) enjoyed the pool, we enjoyed the shadow in the patio and read a couple of books. As we only had one week we didn't make too many trips, but the preparation and recomendations from the owner were perfect.
The house is very well equipped. For cooking we used the barbecue as well as the inside kitchen. There is no need to leave the place - just for shopping at the supermarket and in the morning for the boulangerie (the baguette, the croissants, the pain au chocolat... superb!).
We felt welcomed in every sense and we will definitely come back!
Christiane, thanks for your review, and glad you and the kids had a good time at Maison Genet. Yes it is a very special place, whether you stay in Spring, Summer or Autumn. The pool allows children to work off energy, whilst their parents relax.
Looking forward to welcoming you back next year when you will have the time to explore the many pleasures of Provence Verte
lovely, homely house nestled in the woods above Barjols. a forest hideaway to relax and enjoy.
The house felt like a home, not a rental property and we enjoyed it all the more for that. In size, it was perfect for two adults, but would obviously cope with a family. I'm less sure about 4 adults. The forest setting is wonderful with the house, garden and pool sitting on a terrace carved from the steeply sloping woods above barjols. Lots of lovely things to see and do although we didn't feel the need to stray far. There are a few houses being built immediately below the property which created a bit of noise but I'm pretty sure they will be completed before next season. Once finished they won't intrude. Judging the house on its own, it was a clear 5 stars. The reason for a 4 star overall rating from us is that it lies above a less attractive residential end of barjols which just slightly took the edge off an otherwise perfect holiday.
Dear Bill, Thanks for your review, and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Maison Genet. As regards the building work, for the benefit of future guests, I would agree with your assessment that this should be complete before the 2017 season. The new houses are on the 4th terrace below Maison Genet, and will be single storey houses, so should be largely screened by the trees and bushes on the intervening terraces where no building work is permitted.
Kind regards Richard Rees
Barjols infos supplémentaires
Les stations de la Côte d'Azur: Hyères à 75 km. Fréjus à 80 kms, Bandol 85kms
Plages d'eau douce et sports nautiques situés au Lac de Ste Croix: env. 40kms en voiture
Aix-en-Provence TGV env. 45 minutes
Draguignan SNCF env. 1 heure
Marseille-Provence Airport env. 1h 15min
Aéroport de Nice Côte d'Azur env. 1h 45min
Utilisation de la voiture recommandée
Cotignac 15 kms
Brignoles 25 kms
Aix-en-Provence 60 kms
Gorges du Verdon / Lac St Croix 40 kms
Cannes 110 kms
Barjols est une petite ville française, située dans le département du Var et la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA). Il a quelques 3500 habitants. Barjols est un travail, parlant français, la ville. Supermarché (Intermarché), 3 minutes en voiture, les viandes fraîches, volaille, fruits de mer et une large gamme de fruits et légumes. Artisan boulangerie / pâtisserie 2 minutes en voiture ou vous pouvez marcher 10 minutes pour obtenir votre baguette et des croissants frais. Barjols centre est à 5 minutes en voiture ou un agréable 15 minutes à pied le long des chemins et après les nombreux cours d'eau pour lesquels la ville est célèbre. Le centre historique de Barjols possède une gamme de petits commerces - boucherie, boulangerie, banques, librairie et des bars / restaurants, principalement autour de la place principale, qui est également l'emplacement du marché du dimanche.
Découvrez Barjols http: // www. Barjols. fr / spip. php?rubrique119
Tourisme http: // www. Barjols. fr / spip. php?rubrique5