Qu. Real Martin, F-83660 Carnoules, Var, Provence, south of France

Middle Lawn

Bottom Lawn

House from the pool

House from the garden


Rental Prices


a further selection of comments from our guests:   

2008 / 2009 - testimonials to be uploaded soon


A fabulous place for all of us and "the best pool ever" .... we all hope to return, which would be a first, as our rule has always been "never go back"!  BS July 07
Wonderful holiday  all we could want including sun, pool and baguettes ... hope to see you again next yearVT July 07
A truly memorable time in such a superb house and garden, to be highly recommended.  Peace and quiet ... thank you for providing such a beautiful place.  McD May 07

 We all had an absolutely fantastic time.  The kids loved building dams in the river, swiming in the pool and just racing around the garden.  The place was brilliant and very comfortalbe  The H Family May 07


Great setting for a family holiday.”  T&EL August 06

Peaceful and tranquil 2 weeks at Picolette; lovely area to explore from an idyllic location.”  SM July 06

Your home is truly fabulous and we will definitely be recommending it to family and friends”  RM June 06

Wonderful stay, brilliant weather and great location” J&FB June 06

You can see from the comments from our family and friends what a great experience this (3 weeks) was.  Peaceful, warm, wonderful ..... R&HT, London, May 2006

The full moon and the nightingales were the icing on the French cake.  J&NF, May 2006

What a wonderful break from dreary London ... LF,May 2006


Wonderful.  Our first time together as an extended family .... it was a great time, thank you for everything.  A&M W, Cumbria, October 2005

For the ultimate Provencal Experience Mas de la Picolette is nigh on perfect - all the characters and features we hoped for, a wonderful setting and yet within easy reach of "the sights" .... desperately unhappy to be leaving tomorrow.  J&S F, Sheffield, October 2005

Fantastic location and great facilities.  Thanks for a lovely week.  D&T S, Hampshire, Sept 2005 

.... we shall treasure our summer 2005 holiday and our memories of it for many years to come.  B&A G, London, Sept 2005

It was always hard to believe the website, but the picture of life at Picolette really is true:  fantastic week.  C&M R, Dorchester, Sept 2005

Wonderful golf at Barbaroux against the idyllic backdrop of Picolette.  C&C C, Somerset, Sept 2005

Thank you!  Superb, relaxing, fun, splashing, gormet, sunny, amazing!  T&M A, Lincs., August 2005

Thank you so much for the use of your lovely house and garden in a perfect part of France.  It enabled our large family to all be together, all ages catered for.  Certainly the best swimming pool we have ever had.  Bs and Cs, UK and Norway, July 2005

Relaxing, quiet and tranquil .... everything you would want or need from a holiday destination with something for everyone.  The children loved exploring for crickets and other amazing insects never seen before, and the thought of possibly seeing a wild boar drove their imagination wild!  Planning our next summer holiday here already.  G&J R Northern Ireland, July 2005

Thank you for making us feel welcomed.  We are disappointed we never saw a wild boar (well, neither have we!) but all in all we had a great time exploring the Riviera.  How beautiful.  CR etc, Bridgeton, NJ, USA, July 2005

We have really enjoyed your beautiful home.  Everything to make a perfect holiday has been provided - including fantastic weather .... we have had a superb family holiday that we shall never forget.  J&S H, Bucks, July 2005

Cant believe we have to leave tomorrow!  We poured over the internet to find you for many hours.  It has been so worth it.  P & J H, North Wales, June 2005

Fantastic kitchen for catering, fantastic pool, fantastic for everyone, love to come back.  S etc., Bretagne, France, June 2005

We had a group family holiday - first in 25 years and what a place to have it .... we have had the most fantastic week.  What a fab pool.  The H's, Derbyshire, June 2005

Thank you for the most superb week ..... C & L, Johannesburg, June 2005

.If Charles says he'll be away for a few days, don't believe him: he goes down in a submarine in the river to put fish on your hooks - such is the care he takes to ensure you have the smoothest stay.  N&A C, London June 2005

Great house, great location - main problem: one week is NOT long enough! SK May 2005

We had an absolutely fantastic time - great place to unwind and recharge the batteries - loved the opportunity to fish    C&F W, Melbourne, Australia, May 2005

All expectations exceeded - wonderful house and gardens  RB May 2005

A truly relaxing few weeks in this utterly charming house - magical surroundings: a dream fulfilledJ&J H April 2005

What a wonderful place - everything we hoped for and more.  N&V H, Essex, April 2005

The last 12 days have been at triumph - Picolette was delightful - house, grounds, stream ,trees all beautiful - lasting memories   I&P M, March 2005

Lunch outside in the sun, roaring log fires in the evening ... what more could we ask?  D&V H, London, January 2005


We had a fab time. The weather was just perfect for our whole stay - hot by day and cool in the evening.  The house was extremely well equipped and wanted for nothing. The rooms themselves were lovely and we thought your website didn't really do them justice. We really appreciated Charlie's local knowledge - all his recommendations were spot-on. The location of the house in the middle of the Var was ideal for getting around all over the South.  TM, September 2004

I love this place ..... JB, September 2004

We had a great time at Picolette, it is truly a lovely special spot ..... I will be recommending it to all my friends.  MM, August 2004

Thank you for such a great holiday, I think I have bored everyone rigid at home by going on about how wonderful it was.  CG, August 2004

Pretty much faultless! We had an absolutely brilliant stay .... Picolette is so well appointed: 4 fridges, two dishwashers, Sky TV and DVDs and more cutlery and glasses than we have ever seen!  SB, August 2004

The property was great,  we had a fab time and highly recommend:  The villa was just what the description said.  I would go again.  MP, July 2004

We had a fantastic week chez Picolette:  it is an idyllic spot ..... a  total unwind holiday location.   BG, July 2004

Wonderful week in your gorgeous property: thank you!  RS, July 2004

Thank you for all your assistance in making our European adventure such a success.  We absolutely loved the house, garden, vegetables, markets, islands ......  KD, USA, May - July 2004

Words can't describe the overwhelming beauty of this paradise-like place ........ SN May 2004

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