Kate Atkinson

Pantarou

  • Where:
  • Why:Debut visit to the South of France for a long overdue catch up with close friend from London.
  • When:September 2014
  • Who:A fine redhead girlfriend and myself.
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Pantarou The bedroom... cozy + comfortable.

The bedroom... cozy + comfortable.

Pantarou This is the farmhouse that dreams are made of.

This is the farmhouse that dreams are made of.

Pantarou Poolside delight.

Poolside delight.

Pantarou For Rapunzel-like hair dropping.

For Rapunzel-like hair dropping.

Pantarou One of the hotel’s resident canines.

One of the hotel’s resident canines.

Pantarou Susannah our host does a great job of picking the fruits of the season and matching the colour palette to boot. The resident flower of all villas it seems, and with good reason.

Susannah our host does a great job of picking the fruits of the season and matching the colour palette to boot. The resident flower of all villas it seems, and with good reason.

Highs & Lows

  • The pool + the view…perfect temperature, ideal relaxation pose while meditating and breathing in the hilly surrounds.

  • The surrounds…the amount of things to do in the area means you will never be at a loss of things to do.

  • The personal, down to earth attitude and good taste of Pantarou owner Susannah and obliging dispositions of her two faithful hounds Roo and Kika.

  • Nothing to fault here! This place is like South of France’s version of Eden! It’s paradise with camembert, blue cheese and bagels.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury stone farmhouse in Provence.

  • Vibe

    Rustic stone farmhouse meets elegant European villa.

  • Location

    Perched in the hills of Provence, this property is the epitome of an escape from the big smoke. Surrounded by towns like Grasse (France’s perfume capital that literally sprays fragranced water into the street), Gourdon (a hilltop town with artisan wares a plenty), Gorges du Loup (fresh, turquoise mountain springs to bathe in) Mougins (restaurant town), Cannes is only a drive away from the delights of Paloma Beach and the other towns of the Cote D’Azure.

  • Rooms

    6

  • Music

    None necessary –the peaceful silence and zen-like serenity of our accommodation is a rare treat.

  • Year Opened

    Officially 2012.

  • Designed By

    Overseen by property owner Susannah.

  • Health & Wellness

    The most wonderful Bourgogne edged pool perched in the rolling hills of picturesque Provence, surrounded by a dining terrace and fruit, olive and magnolia trees.

  • Restaurant

    B+B style food with pan au chocolat, croissants and other fresh pastries and carefully curated fruit platters daily, as well as wonderful fresh yoghurts, juices and the imperative must on vacation: stellar coffee. Self-catering dinner facilities include a bbq you can cook from.

  • Bar

    No, but the generously sized terrace with rustic furniture and incredible outlook over to-die-for South of France scenery will most definitely suffice.

  • Minibar

    None

  • Children

    If you must, but preferably, leave them at home. No one wants his or her poolside time ruined by shrieking and cannonballing.

  • Price

    Reasonable for a superb return.

  • Tel.

    +33 9 88 66 44 25

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