Our family of 6 spent 2 weeks at this property and had a fantastic time. We spent many hours on the beautiful terrace enjoying the amazing views. The river and plunge pools were just incredible. There was also a wonderful infinity pool and an outdoor kitchen to use. We had a range of ages with us from 14 -22 years and they all thought the pool and river were so cool! We arrived during the coronavirus situation and felt very safe as the property is in a very peaceful location. We were able to go for walks in the local hilltop villages, of which there were many. Tourettes was only a short walk and a little further on was the village of Fayence. We walked to Fayence every morning to the boulangerie, which only took about 15 mins, along a very scenic route. Shopping for food in the local Intermarché was also easy, despite the coronavirus restrictions. The supermarket was always quiet in the morning and well stocked. We also went to Lac de Saint-Cassien which was a short drive away, a beautiful location with walks, pedal boats and paddle boards for hire. There were many activities we enjoyed doing, the area felt very safe and it was just such an amazing property that we wanted to spend most of our time there. Our hosts Paul and Guillemette were so helpful and friendly, always on hand if we needed any help or advice, and of course their lovely dog Nouschka. Having air conditioning in every bedroom was also a bonus. This property is all about the views, location and beautiful outdoor garden and river.
Having rented villas in France, Italy and Spain over the years, we've developed a list of 'must haves' for our perfect holiday - must have a pool, must have aircon and must be in a quiet location but preferably within walking distance of a village and/or restaurants are the big ones. Villa Les Cascades ticks ALL these boxes and more. The infinity pool is stunning, with views out across the countryside; the villa itself is set on a hillside well off the road but within walking distance of Tourrettes and Fayence with their restaurants and shops. Everything else is a bonus - not least the river cascading through the woods in the villa's grounds, offering opportunities for wild-swimming among the pools and waterfalls as an alternative to just lazing by the pool. The villa is beautifully fitted-out, with tastefully furnished bedrooms all with aircon. The living areas are spacious and the kitchen is well-equipped, but we spent most of the time outside, eating meals on the terrace, admiring the views and revelling in the tranquillity. Unlike some properties which are merely a base for day trips to the tourist hot-spots (which is still perfectly possible), it's somewhere you want to stay and spend time, probably with a book in one of the many shady spots in the extensive and beautifully kept gardens.
The lovely owners are extremely welcoming and generous with their hospitality, and they clearly take enormous pride in maintaining the property and its grounds to a very high standard. What else? - good wi-fi, the pool house with its fully equipped kitchen, the boules court, the list goes on.
We rarely find villas that meet all our needs and end up having to compromise, but Villa Les Cascades really is the complete package and we wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend it to others. We had a wonderful week and thank you Paul and Guillemette for making us feel so welcome.
What an amazing week we had at this absolutely stunning location. Our hosts were so welcoming with both Paul and Guillimette on hand to help in anyway we needed. They also had a gorgeous dog called nushka who our children absolutely loved. The house is perfectly placed to allow the most amazing views into the tree tops and the mountains beyond. The house was perfect for us and we enjoyed beautiful dinners overlooking the stunning view beneath the stars. The most special part of this paradise was the private river that runs through the property and the stunning waterfalls that create deep pools. The children loved exploring and even though the temperature is a little chilly they were not put off and had a very special time there most days. The pool area is perfect and the infinity pool felt like we were swimming amongst the trees!! We explored the local area on foot and having both Tourette’s and Fayence within easy walking distance made this even more attractive. We had lovely dinners in both places and also ventured to Saint Paul De Vence which was stunning. Overall this place was just incredible. We would love to go back and thanks again to our lovely hosts who looked after us so well.
If you are searching for a place to rent in this part of France, look no further than Les Cascades. The villa is simply wonderful with breathtaking views, a fabulous infinity pool and waterfalls cascading into shady plunge pools plus the added bonus of such welcoming owners, who live in the next door property. You may not want to stray far from the lovely terrace or the poolside bbq but if you do, there are many nearby restaurants ranging from the classy Camandoule to the local eaterie in the square of Tourettes. We couldn't fault it; it is a glorious relaxing haven with just the sound of birds and rushing water, and my 92 year old mother also loved it and enjoyed sharing travel adventures with Paul and Guillemette over a glass of wine one evening..
We booked Villa les Cascades for a special family holiday in May 18. The Villa is amazingly equipped with everything you need. The owners were wonderfully friendly and helpful and were very considerate of our privacy / family time. The villa is very pretty, spacious and it has amazing views. The pool and gardens are very well kept and the cascading waterfall is stunning. Most of our days were spent relaxing by the pool and the bbq, kitchen and toilet near the pool were a real bonus. The local village and town are both within walking distance. Quite a steep walk but good exercise !
We had a wonderful holiday and there truly is nothing negative to say about this property.