"A beautiful home for a perfectly relaxing holiday"
“We had a fabulous, relaxing holiday here with our six month old son. A beautiful home, very well equipped and a stunning setting. Waking early to feed our baby watching the sun rise over the hills - hard to beat! And a gorgeous pool. Plenty of lounging areas for different times of day to taste local wines and cheese and enjoy a book. Helen's guide on restaurants and places to visit was also really helpful and made exploring easy and fun. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Helen! ”
"Wonderful holiday house"
“We had a terrific week staying in this beautiful house in the South of France. The owners have thought of everything you may potentially need. It is fabulous for children; so many toys, a great pool, table tennis, boules, you name it. The views over the countryside are spectacular and the surrounding villages very quaint. Would definitely recommend. ”
"Stunning villa in perfect setting"
“We have recently returned from a glorious week staying in Bastide Espérels celebrating a 40th Birthday in a group of 9 - including one child. The property exceeded all our expectations. The house is set in glorious peaceful countryside with amazing views across to the mountains. The house itself was perfect, spacious, tasteful and contains everything a large group needs and more. The gardens were stunning, as was the pool and the many seating and dining areas around the property for relaxing and dining in style. House manager was on hand to help when needed. Helen was very helpful in planning the holiday and suggesting great things to do - nothing was too much trouble. We will be back next year.”
“This lovely old stone-built villa is a perfect place to spend a family holiday. The open-plan interior is very spacious and airy and very tastefully decorated. Bedrooms light and airy. LOADS of really good toys, dressing-up box and a trampoline apart from the wonderful pool to keep the kids occupied. Very well-equipped kitchen and good BBQ. The local town is lovely and we made good use of the fountains. Recommend a visit to the Gorges du Verdon.”
"G R E A T ......"
“My family of 10, age range 3 - 72 years have just returned from a GREAT holiday in Bastide des Espérels. Villa GREAT, Facilities GREAT, Decor GREAT, Outside amenities GREAT, Views GREAT, Area GREAT, Helen GREAT. To sum it all up in one word GREAT. (Actually I would have preferred to keep this hidden gem to myself!!) ”
"Lieu parfait pour des vacances en famille"
“Je recherchais des vacances pour ma famille et des amis, et suis tombée sur cette incroyable villa. Spacieuse et idéalement équipée pour les plus jeunes, nous avons passés des moments formidables! Petits comme grands avont été conquis par le lieu, la vue et le trampoline (tellement amusant!). Nous reviendrons pour sur, mais peut-être en été pour profiter de la piscine! ”
"Perfect Family Holiday!"
“Bastide des Esperels fulfilled all our expectations and more! It is a beautiful house which is superbly equipped to cater for all different ages. The youngest members of our party who are 3 and 3 months did not leave the house the entire week, they were completely content there (as were their parents!). We will definitely return. ”
" A fabulous holiday for everyone "
“We were a group of five families, celebrating a 40th birthday, with three children, three babies and two bumps. The holiday was wonderful because there was something for everyone. Our son was in heaven swimming all day, playing table tennis, pétanque and jumping on the trampoline! We had BBQs outside, chose wine at the local vineyards (which really beats the supermarket) and explored the region. I cannot wait to come back. I've told so many people about it that now I'm worried it will be permanently booked up! ”
"Counting down the days until we can come back! "
“I cannot recommend this beautiful place highly enough - in fact, I am starting to regret every other holiday I’ve ever had…! The thought and care that has gone into this home to make it perfect for families and friends is evident at every turn; a gated heated pool, a pagoda overlooking the stunning view, a fully equipped kitchen (with a whole fridge that can be dedicated to wine, thankfully), huge indoor and outdoor dining areas for entertaining in all weathers, comfy, stylish and quiet rooms (the baby monitors reached as far as the patio!) and literally everything a small person could ever need – check out the inventory on the website if you don’t believe me! Thank you thank you xxx ”
“A totally fabulous holiday, thank you Helen. We stayed in the villa for a week with 4 other couples, all with children aged from 0 to 5 years. The villa is spacious, beautiful and peaceful (toddlers aside), with glorious views. It is totally geared towards a successful family/group holiday with a wide range of baby equipment, toys, and of course the fabulous pool, ping pong, pétanque and trampoline - there was never a dull moment. I turned 40 while we were there, and Helen recommended a brilliant English speaking caterer who came to the house and cooked us a fabulous 5 course birthday meal complete with waitress service. The surrounding area is gorgeous, and we enjoyed a range of day trips to historic villages, vineyards, and the beach. A very happy and memorable holiday - we will definitely be going back! ”
"A wonderful holiday villa!"
“We had an absolutely wonderful holiday at Bastide des Esperels. There were 5 families in our group, including 6 children ranging from 0-5, and there was more than enough space for all of us. The villa is absolutely stunning - just the right combination of modern and traditional, and the attention to detail is excellent. This villa is perfectly set up for children, with toys, highchairs, stairgates and baby monitors all available, as well as things for older kids such as a ping pong table and a trampoline. The outside space is amazing - the pool was huge and clean, lots of sun loungers, 2 huge seating areas...I cannot sing the praises of this villa enough and I am already in discussions with my family about when we can return. The are is stunning - every afternoon we went to a different town or village for a walk and coffee/ice cream, and each one was more beautiful than the next. There are lots of day trips you can do - we went to Moustiers, Tourtour and St Paul de Vence, all of which I recommend. There are also zoos/water parks/wine tasting in the region, none of which we had time to do hence the need to return! Highly recommended. Thanks for a wonderful stay Helen and Clayton. ”
“This is a very well-equipped house,which is ideally suited for babies and children of all ages -lots to keep them occupied! All the rooms are spacious and well-appointed and like the rest of the property extremely clean. We enjoyed our stay enormously and Claire the House Manager was very helpful pointing out places of interest, local restaurants etc. Brilliant holiday home!”
“This home is simply beautiful, the size and layout is perfect for a couple of families to share, the pool and outdoor seating areas make great use of the outdoor space. Helen and Claire were so great to deal with, we had great email communication from Helen before we left, she organised supplies for our arrival via Claire who is just a phone call away in France for any assistance required. A short drive away in the nearby village we collected croissants and pastries for breakfast every morning. The Villa is very well equipped supplying everything you can think of, from bath and pool towels, to books, toys and DVDs, stair gates, cots and sterilizer for the little ones. For a small fee Claire provided a meal, bread and milk etc for our first night as we were arriving late therefore no supermarkets were open, this was a real bonus, starting off the holiday stress free. I honestly cannot recommend this villa highly enough. ”
" Memorable Week "
“The house is beautiful and the views over the vineyards are really stunning. It was a special holiday for us and Helen did everything to make us feel at home, including leaving a birthday card and cake for our daughter’s 18th! We swam, read, and had incredible lunches outside. It's rare to find a large house that has plenty of everything and lots of different areas so you don't feel on top of each other. The bedrooms are all a really good size, the house is so well looked after and the nearby gorges are not to be missed. Don't miss the local rose. Thank you.”
"Fabulous Family Holiday"
“Our two families had a great time at this wonderful villa. Superb attention to detail for everyone, even down to the sterilizer and Moses basket for our newest addition. Spotlessly clean and amazing hotel-style bathrooms...we loved the huge bath. Everything you could wish for and the children were hardly out of the pool. Quiet location in a beautiful area of Provence. Wonderful weather, superb location, perfect holiday!!!! Can't wait to go back next year!! ”