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Stone house With Babbling Brook And Enchanting Views Of Medieval Village



Updated: 21-Apr-2016
Stone house in Seillans, Nr. Fayence, Provence, Cote D'Azur, France - Secluded, Yet Less Than One Km Walk To The Village Through The Grounds, Idyllic Setting.

The property consists of a three storey house (with its own annex) set in about 7 acres of land. The main house is reached at the end of its own drive, 300m from the road. The grounds originally included a jasmine garden (for the local parfumerie) and a working mill powered by the lively perennial stream which still flows just as vigorously through the property (it is augmented by springs on the edge of the property above the house). The whole property is on the side of a valley, which slopes towards the adjoining medieval village of Seillans, "one of prettiest in France". The house affords stunning views of this exquisite village.

There is an annex 30 metres from the house for extra guests (always rented with the main house). It includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms and will suit adolescents or young adults.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Frederique,

It would be true to say that I have never been so excited at coming out to France. But that is the same for so many people and we are so lucky to be coming back to your lovely home!

with the very best


mark, lisa and the boys

We are addicted to la bastide. We have been returning since 1996! Judy

The house was lovely, in an ideal location and furnished exceptionally nicely. We certainly appreciated the beautifully and extensively equipped kitchen, the bed linen was of by far the best quality Ihave experienced in a rented holiday house Emma

We were completely fascinated by your house and all the pictures.it is not every landlord that has been to a small birthday party with the Beatles!Fiona

It's fabulous here and we're having a very happy time, thank you.  Best regards, Kelly

The house is perfect for us.We are so sad to leave.Sarah
Jan 2008
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Such a beautiful,perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th visit to Seillans,but the first at "La Bastide".It has been the best.Absolutely stunning house and villa.At various times we have been

joined by relations and friends and all have been captivated by this glorious area.We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay here.

We and the children hope to return very soon.

In summary:

Farmhouse and villa above, the Tops.We are very jaleous of those following us.

BBQ great, but difficult to clean.Just light up and scrape.

Sunbeds fab,but one or two chairs were beyond hope when we arrived.

Walk to the village for early croissants:delightful

Restaurants in the village:on the whole, very good.

Library:Impressive!the best we have seen in a rental.Not a single Jacquie Collins type of book!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Farmhouse in Seillans

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredibly memorable holiday for our family and friends. We stayed in both properties as we were a such big group, which was perfect. The farmhouse is 10 minutes walk away from Seillans so it's great to start the day with croissants from the patisserie in town. The pool was spectacular with comfortable sun beds for those who wanted to relax. The ping pong table was also a huge hit. We loved being able to eat el fresco and both the dining room table and the outdoor one were so big we could all easily eat together. Great BBQs. The farmhouse has rustic charm and we enjoyed just reading and hanging out in the house. The location was ideal....the owners provide tons of information so there's plenty to do. We visited vineyards, markets, and lakes. Whatever the age, there's plenty to do for everyone. All-in-all a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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magical Provence

  • 5 of 5

Seillans, a hilltop village in Provence, offers pure tranquillity and majestic views of forested landscapes and rolling valleys. This summer, I was privileged to be part of a group staying at this enchanting farmhouse, located in a valley, which provided the perfect setting to enjoy the region at its best. Unaffected by its neighbouring glitz, this was the ideal retreat for those in search of pure relaxation as well as exquisite pastoral surroundings.

The Seillans farmouse provides a picture perfect view of this stunning region. In addition, the property boasts unique features which were thoroughly enjoyed, by both adults as well as the children in our group, including a running stream, a spring, in acres of captivating wilderness which runs through the property.

Each morning, we would explore and come across memorable views to take back to London with us – groves of fruit trees (unfortunately my knowledge of this was somewhat prohibited), waterfalls and a large paddock. In the afternoons, we would laze by the pool. It was heavenly and quiet – you can hear nothing but the sound of the summer breeze and the tweeting of birds sometimes muffled by children from our party too!).

The house itself is comfortable, clean and spacious, comprising 6 bedrooms, of which 3 are small, large living areas and equipped with the finest amenities. The owner of the house was also fantastic. She was on call and patiently answered a few queries we had. To top it all, the owners also have an insightful guide to ‘their Provence’ with their preferred recommendations of supermarkets, restaurants, hikes, must-sees and must-dos.

This place is truly magical.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time at La Bastide, the pool was used non-stop and we had some ferocious ping pong battles beside it (grandparents vs grandchildren the nots hotly contested). Leisurely meals were enjoyed at the long patio table and the house was very well-equipped. We walked into the village every morning for our croissants and enjoyed a coffee in the market square. Frederique, the owner, was hugely helpful, answering queries prior to booking and being on hand for advice on a local taxi service. The description of the house was accurate and it was well looked after - clearly a well-loved family home with lovely views over the valley.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Seillans now has its own Gastronomy Institute run by award winning top chefs of the region where you can have culinary lessons.


Boating and swimming lake 15 minutes away. Coast about 30 minutes. Our guide tells you about the best spots on the coast and in the area.


Nice airport 50 minutes away.


Grasse, St Raphael, St Paul de Vence, St Tropez, Cannes, Bargemon, Claviers are all between 15 and 30 minutes away.

We have books about the history of villages worth a visit in the area.

Further Details:

Gourmet restaurants in village and nearby Bargemon, Mons and Fayence. Seillans boasts a post office, a pharmacy, a pizza parlour, a baker,

a tea salon and a mini supermarket. Banks and more shops are to be found in nearby Fayence. French owner has own guide to the region and will guide you to the best of Provence. As a family we have eaten in all the restaurants we write about.


Rental rates

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Rate 1
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Details given on request.The house can be rented with another villa (unit 2) 150m away. The properties are independent of each other with separate pools and gates but could suit large families wishing to be alone together.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 and 3 with bath, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 5 with bath, wc. En-suite shower rooms with wc to bedroom 6. En-suite shower room with wc to bedroom 7 and 8. Shower room with wc.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleep 8+ ( 6 bedrooms + 2 in annex) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, large with double bed. Bedroom 2 and 3 , double bed. Bedroom 4, small double bed. Bedroom 5, small with one single bed. Bedroom 6, small, single bed. Annex/Guesthouse. Bedroom 1, double bed. Bedroom 2, double, and single.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

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  • Notes on accommodation: For the house end of stay cleaning fee £190. High quality linen, pillows and towels. Your daily croissant and baguette are but a short picturesque walk to the village, partly through our grounds. Huge space, total privacy, no near neighbours - writers, actors, others have loved the place and have been returning over many years. Outside: The following information pertains to the house. 3 separate terraces, two with Raj tents, high quality outdoor furniture, table tennis, 7 acres of lush grounds, a brook with naturally shaded areas for reading, snoozing or just getting away from it all. A gushing spring, figs, cherries, grapes, walnuts. Ideal place to be with extended family: "you can be alone together". And you do not have to be chauffeur in residence. They can walk to the village through the grounds. If you like good books in a quiet rural setting, yet a short walk to a village steeped in history with its own art galleries, artisans and excellent restaurants, you are making the right choice. Utility Room: None. Huge washing machine (13kg capacity). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fine linen and towels included. End of stay cleaning fee £190. We buy our pillows, towels from the same firm which supplies the George V in Paris and the Four Seasons hotels around the world. Some of our linen come from President Wilson Hotels purveyors. Other: Master bedroom: large bedroom with postcard view of the stunning and much loved medieval village of Seillans.Hundreds of eclectic interesting books,which made past tenants say "book lovers could happily spend a month without leaving the villa" Some don't.

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