Salernes, Provence, France
A Secluded Family villa, sleeps 6/8 (max)
heated pool, Large Garden and outstanding views

Here are a few of the kind reviews we have received…. 

Please note that the drive is now tarmac, and La Mude now has three bedrooms, not four.

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Lady Venetia Forbes 
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La Mude is a lovely holiday home in beautiful Provence . It sleeps 7 - 8  people , 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 downstairs. There are 3 showers , 4 loos and a bathroom . It is simply furnished but comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped with all necessary machines including 2 fridges , a washing machine and a dishwasher. Air conditioning is not in every bedroom ( there are fans ) but the downstairs unit is effective in keeping the bedrooms cool if you open the doors. The same applies to the upstairs unit as well. The swimming pool is kept in very good condition by Edward Farrant himself. There are 2 outside eating areas and a barbecue. It is very quiet and has fantastic views over surrounding country and Tourtour is visible on the horizon. Sillans , the nearby village is 5 minutes away and has a bakery ( closed on Monday ) and supermarket shopping is about 15 minutes away in Salernes. I and my family have been going to La Mude for the last 19 years which I think is an excellent recommendation in itself and shows how much we love it .
Spencer (America)
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There were just two of us at La Mude for two weeks in May, so we had a lot of space, and we loved it. The location was perfect for exploring this less-visited (but well worth it) part of Provence. We found the villa spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed, set in beautifully landscaped and well-maintained grounds. The kitchen is roomy and well-equipped (we cook quite a bit). The bed (in the master bedroom, at least) is very comfortable, and the showers are fine. La Mude (both house and setting) is the creation of Edward, the owner and our host, a British gentleman and one of the most interesting and gracious hosts I have encountered in many years of renting vacation accommodations.
Phil. (England)
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A wonderful fortnight as usual. many thanks Edward for your help and hospitality during our stay Much looking forward to returning next year. Phil, Peggy, Bev, Barrie, Sue and Roger
Roy and Margarita (Sweden)
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Thank you Edward, for a fantastic week at your beautiful house. Everything was perfect, from the rooms to the well equipped kitchen. The olive trees, fish pool and climbing vines add a nice touch to the garden. The pool and poolside chairs were enjoyed by both children and parents alike. Highlights of trip were the Sunday markets in Salernes, leisurely strolls through villages like Tourtour and Moustiers, the emerald waters of the Lac st Croix and our drives through the country side to see the Lavender/ sunflower fields in full bloom. Thank you again for a vacation well never forget. Roy & Margarita. Sweden
Stuart (England)
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Had a wonderful week, weather glorious, house grounds pool Excellent. We hope to return soon. Stuart.
Isabella (Italy)
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A lovely Holiday in a beautiful place, we loved the pool and the fact it was heated. Thank You. Isabella (Mantova Italy)
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Just returned from a week at La Mude. Lovely clean house and beautifully kept gardens. Pool is gorgeous with great views and is clean and warm. The owner Edward was very kind and helpful. Lots to do in the area. Highly recommend.
Mark. ( England)
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Just returned from a 2 week stay at the villa. There were 4 adults and 4 kids. Villa is nice and remote and accessible via a gravel lane from the road. Not ideal to drive on but then that's the compromise for the remoteness of our stay. Close to Sillans and Salernes. Salernes has numerous restaurants, a pharmacy and twice weekly market and well worth a visit. The big supermarkets are in Salernes.  Sillans, which is closer, has 3 restaurants, a small child's playing area, pony rides and a waterfall. We also spent two half days at Lac St Croix, which has pedalos, canoes etc and is worth visiting. You should also go to Aups for more restaurants and a walk around. We were a lazy bunch and spent most of our time at the villa. The villa is very authentic and well set out with a good sized kitchen and living area with Sky TV (which helped when we wanted the children out of the sun). The decor is perfectly fine/acceptable (comfortable beds) and has two travel cots and high chairs. Lots of toilets, showers, etc. The steps leading up to the 1st floor are steepish but upstairs also has a seating/TV area.  Outside the villa has a nice lawn with shade and a gate which leads down to the pool. So 'up top' is a nice place to eat and let the kids play in front of you. There is also a badminton net and table tennis table (plus bats). Through the gate will lead you onto steep steps down to the swimming pool. The pool is superb and a decent size (10mx5m). It was clean for most of our stay (probably a combination of 8 people + suntan lotion made it cloudy but Edward came and cleaned it and I'm sure would have come more frequently if we had asked). We spent most of our time in the pool. A good sized lawn ( green well watered) is next to the pool for loungers and has good shade in the afternoon. The only caution I would express if for those with young kids. We had four ranging from ages 2-6 and we had no problems however you will need to keep an eye on them. For example, there are some steep drops/stairs here and there and a (safe) stream next to the pool. However, you should expect this in a villa in rural France and this was part of its charm. We all loved the area and the villa and agreed that we would definitely return (which I guess is the ultimate compliment). We are missing the pool already. I can see why this place is so popular.