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Provencal Villa with large heated pool and Outdoor Kitchen



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

This attractive traditional stone built villa nestles in the valley below the lovely village of Fayence in the heart of Provence, SE France, 40 minutes drive from Nice Airport. The house has the advantage of coolness from the thick stone walls in the summer, combined with modern appointments and facilities. Relax in the covered outdoor kitchen / dining area, with built-in barbecue, stone sink and fridge, overlooking the large and inviting heated pool. Snooze in a 4 person Mexican hammock slung between trees in the garden.

Inside: Large lounge/dining room - with open fireplace, comfortable seating area, including 2 sofas (one of which converts to a double bed)

Adjoining kitchen - well equipped with built-in oven, microwave, gas / electric hob, large fridge and dishwasher.

Hall / Cloakroom

Bedroom 1 - queen size bed, with doors leading to sun terrace

Bedroom 2 - with queen size bed leading to

Bathroom 2 – en-suite, Fired Earth tiles throughout with Shower, WC, Butler's sink, and washing machine

Bedroom 3 -children's room with 2 bunk beds and a double bed

Shower room

Separate WC

Central heating - for the winter months there is electric central heating throughout the house

Broadband - Connect to France Telecom's 2mbps broadband service connected to hi-spec PC - rental is inclusive of unlimited email/internet usage.

Outside: Outdoor dining area - leading from the living room - a perfect spot for breakfast under a striped canopy.

Outdoor kitchen/living area - covered with a vaulted roof, this is where you live in the summer, close to the built-in barbecue, stone sink and beer / wine fridge, and overlooking the pool.

Large heated pool (11 x 6m) mosaic tiled pool and patio surround with sunloungers, umbrellas and tables.

Garden - about ½ an acre of grassed/treed area with 3 large hammocks

Parking - there is sufficient parking space for a number of cars

Young Children: Please note that as the pool is unfenced, the villa is not suitable for families with very young children. The pool has an infrared alarm complying with French regulations

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of 3 who have owned the house since 2001, & we love it. We have a few other friends who have bought nearby, as we have been so happy there. Our house is friendly, fun & very well set out, all of our many friends who have come to stay have loved being there!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

......Lovely house – it’s a fantastic place and we all really enjoyed staying there – the pool was like bath water – we were outside practically the whole time

......We had a fantastic time, you have a perfect property, will recommend to friends

......We all had a superb time ... it is a great place in a wonderful location and was everything we were after
Nov 2007
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


home away from home

  • 5 of 5

wonderful traditional villa with fantastic in door and out door entertainment and dining space.

i regularly stay here for a relaxing break after the madness of cannes film festival and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home away from home vibe with the addition of hot sun, a fabulous pool and gorgeous surrounding countryside for walks or bike rides.

That's not to say its all peace and quiet, the surrounding villages have a plethora of music festivals and activities, there is a fantastic farmers market with to die for rotisserie and a great choice of places to dine out. There also a supermarket, bar and tabac a short stroll away.

you are well looked after by the couple next door who oversee the villa should you need any assistance otherwise you have complete privacy and the owners Lyndy and Dom are really great to deal with - very hands on in ensuring you have everything you need for your stay.

The villa is well kept, clean and homely - its also fantastically well stocked with the added bonus of a super comfy lounge with TV for lazy / recovery nights :)

i am a totally lazy fat busting sun worshiper when i come here and it totally rejuvenates me before heading back to the madness of my working world - i fully intend to book again this year and it cant come round quick enough!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Retreat and Child Friendly

  • 5 of 5

This is a really cosy, but deceptively large villa, set near a real gem of a hill town that is easily less than an hour's drive from Nice. Easy to find too.

The place itself has a lovely authentic, rustic feel but has all the 'mod cons' - TV, video, internet, - necessary to keep the kids happy at the end of the day. It is a really easy place to relax in.

We spent most of our time by the pool, or playing with the kids in the private garden (which is sizeable, so plenty of opportunity to get some private time too).

A big plus was the brick barbeque area near the pool with a covered dining area and fridge. It meant we could cook and eat out every night. Great for when we had friends round to visit.

We've been back, so recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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June 2008 visit

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a beautiful area of France, comfortable but in need of some TLC and upgrading of the facilities. Overall we enjoyed our stay as we visited some old haunts and discovered new ones, as we visit France often That said we were very disappointed with the condition of sun loungers, the quality of crockery and kitchen equipment, the condition of the pool area which is in need of repair, and the fact which is not clear from the photographs that the pool is not private as the neighbours windows overlook the pool directly, which should be advised to tenants, the village is not a comfortable walk as we were advised, therefore all visits had to be by car. The local couple who maintain the property were fantastic, and communication with the owner when we had a problem with the pool, was excellent, and dealt with promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since this review was written in 2008 we have replaced all sun loungers, added new crockery, updated kitchen equipment and carried out repairs to the paving around the pool. With respect to the neighbours overlooking the pool, this is not an issue for us, or the vast majority of our guests, as we hardly ever see them. We always have advised our guests that a car is essential, and that we would normally drive into the village. You can walk but it is a good 30 minutes, ending up hill!
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From the Owner

The outdoor kitchen is the best feature of the property, as it is so close to the swimming pool. Kids can swim while adults prepare lunch & dinner, & it is safe. Lovely to relax under the outdoor kitchen shade, fabulous to be able to prepare & cook outside or just relax in the shade while others sunbath! Plenty to do close by with Lac St Cassien, Fayence an old Roman village etc, & more delights further afield. Children/ guests (babies through teens to adults) always sleep late, as we have no traffic noise, nor neighbours over looking us, & our window shutters mean the house is very dark & very conclusive to everyone enjoying hours of rest!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bare de la Gare at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 4 Seasons at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Raphael at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Junction 39 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tables d'Yves at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Frejus at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

The villa lies in the valley below the beautiful Roman village of Fayence, 40 minutes from Nice airport, and approximately 30 minutes from the beach. Nearby is the stunning Lac St. Cassien (15 mins) for fishing and water sports. Further afield is Grasse (30 minutes), the world's perfume capital, and the Gorge du Verdon, Europe's 'Grand Canyon'. Plus St. Tropez (60 mins), Cannes (30 mins), Monaco (1 hour) and Italy (90 mins)

Other Activities: Gliding, Microlighting, white-water rafting and some of the best cycling in Europe


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016 / 7
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rental is on a Saturday (1600) to Saturday (Noon) basis, and includes linen, and unlimited broadband internet usage.
A non-refundable booking deposit of 25% is required to confirm a reservation.
The balance is payable 4 weeks prior to holiday date , together with a damage deposit of £250.
The damage deposit is refundable at the end of the holiday period following
an inspection of the property

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From the Owner

The outdoor kitchen so close to the swimming pool. The quiet environment which means it is very relaxing!¬

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite with bedroom 2
  • Bathroom - Toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double doors leading onto terrace
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, En suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Double bed and 2 bunk beds
  • One double bedroom has en-suite bathroom- whilst main family bathroom is shared by a children's room and a double room leading onto the terrace


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Outdoor dining area - leading from the living room - a perfect spot for breakfast under a striped canopy. Outdoor kitchen/living area - covered with a vaulted roof, this is where you live in the summer, close to the built-in barbecue, stone sink and beer / wine fridge, and overlooking the pool. Large heated (11 x 6m) mosaic tiled pool and patio surround with sun lounger’s, umbrella and tables. Garden - about ½ an acre of grassed/treed area plus 1 free standing hammock. Parking - there is sufficient parking space for a number of cars. PC / Broadband - Hi Spec PC Connected to France Telecom's 8mbps broadband service (rental is inclusive of unlimited email/internet usage). Sony Playstation 2/DVD player connected to TV. Satellite TV with UK freeview channels.

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