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Beautiful Natural Stone Provencal Mas with Private Pool set in Conservation Area



Updated: 14-Jul-2016
Villa in Seillans, Provence-Alpes- Cotes-D'Azur, Var, France - Peaceful Location with Wonderful Views and Nearby Walks

La Petite Bastie is a beautifully renovated natural stone mas located in a conservation area with no immediate neighbours. Perfect location to enjoy a peaceful and luxurious holiday in an idyllic rural setting but still only a 5 minute drive away from the shops and restaurants in nearest village of Seillans. The windows have wooden shutters that open onto breath-taking views over the hills towards the sea. The mas is stylishly finished and comprises a large living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite). The mas is surrounded by terraces, beautiful gardens, covered alfresco dining areas, BBQ, sumptuous exterior 'chill-out' area and a private swimming pool. It also provides for easy winter-living: you will find central heating and a fire place for the cooler months of the year. There is a secure gate to the property and parking for up to 4 cars. There are nearby attractions such as Gorge de Verdon (hiking, camping, white water rafting), Lac St Cassien (picnicking, swimming, canoeing, sail boarding) and a number of beautiful local villages.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

We are a family of 4 (Andy, Karen, Reid and Findlay) from the UK who currently live in Auckland. We fell in love with Seillans upon our first visit in 2008 and feel very fortunate to be able to enjoy La Petite Bastie for a few weeks each year. Whilst we are not there, we hope that others will find it as equally enjoyable!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a great time in your lovely house, thank you. It's a beautiful area, we enjoyed our holiday very much, one week wasn't enough!'

'We have just got back from our holiday and had a great time.'

'We had a wonderful week at your house – very comfortable'
Dec 2009
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Charming property perfect for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful traditional provencal house in a stunning location surrounded by woodland. The garden with its two wonderful covered seating/ dining areas, provided perfect shade from the mid day sun. The house is within a 10 minute drive of the lovely Provencal town of Seillans, and 20 minutes from Fayence which has a marvellous market 3 days a week; both offer a wonderful array of eateries and cafes. Overall a charming place to stay in this special area of Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well maintained and clean, with a lovely lounge area and three good bedrooms. A beautiful house in a stunning location, the star of the show was the garden where in the Provence summer you will spend 95% of your time. With two wonderful dining areas and lots of space it is truly spectacular. The house is within a 5 minute drive of the stunning Provencal town of Seillans. Overall a wonderful place to spend a week or two.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, very comfortable Provencal Mas

  • 3 of 5

Tucked away on a wooded hillside, just outside Seillans. Very humid area in August. AC in upstairs bedrooms was appreciated, could do with addition of AC in downstairs bedroom. Well equipped Mas, great not to have to pack towels. The kitchen was pretty well equipped although the dishwasher needs some attention. Although I contacted the Manager it was not attended to during our stay. The 2 bathrooms are lovely and the downstairs shower was a pleasure. Unfortunately, there was no satellite TV available although it was advertised as included. The outside was very pretty, with plenty of sitting areas, well maintained sun loungers and an area to play boule. The pool is only a plunge pool and needs maintenance/replacing which meant that sunbathing was kept to a minimum as there was no where to cool off and luxuriate.

Sitting outside in the evening was lovely as the gardens are well lit and it is very comfortable, also great fun listening to the wild boar rustling around which we were lucky enough to spot on many occasions.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at this idyllic property in a very peaceful location yet close to many activities. The villa has lots of character and is comfortably furnished with very pretty gardens. A great place to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Villa in Provence

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I have stayed 3 times in this villa once on our own twice with the family. It is located 4 miles from Seillans in spectacular rural Provençal countryside. The views across the valley are memorable. The Mas itself is very clean and well equipped. There is a large attractive garden with a small swimming pool.The nearest shops and restaurants are in Seillans where there is an excellent choice. Fayence some 6 miles away is a bustling market town well worth a visit.The Côte d'Azur with all its attractions is a 45 minute drive.

The attractions for my wife and I which have taken us back 3 times to this same villa are the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding French countryside,the proximity of first class restaurants and shops and the chance to share the French way of life. The villa which is spacious and equipped to a high standard will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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From the Owner

Seillans is in a great location as it provides easy, close access to the famous, stunning towns that are dotted along the Cote D'Azur whilst at the same time being perched in the beautiful French hills surrounded by other local villages, regular markets and wonderful restaurants.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Seillans at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Frejus at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Terre Blanche 4 Seasons at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Frejus at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Seillans at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Frejus at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Hiking, skiing, cycling and para-gliding (apparently the best in the country, if not Europe), are some of the many attractions of the region.


There are several beaches within easy reach by car: Mandelieu-La Napoule-Cannes, Golfe de Frejus, La Croisettes, Cannes, St Raphael, Ste Maxime, and St Tropez. Iles de Cannes - there are some small islands off the beach at Cannes which can be reached by public ferry or sailing boat. The water around them is a stunningly clear turquoise and is perfect swimming territory. It is a great spot for days out.


Nice airport is 50 mins away, Toulon 1h, Marseilles 1h30.


The centre of Seillans, lauded as a 'Village Fleurie' and voted one of 'the most beautiful villages in France' and is 35 minutes walk from the villa or 5 mins by car. Fayence, a pretty market town, Callian, built around a chateau on a hilltop, and Montaroux, built around a former fortress, are 10-15 mins drive from Seillans.

Further Details:

There are excellent restaurants in the locality (including one with a Michelin star) and many auberges. Seillans is self sufficient in terms of a supermarket, butcher, baker, cafe/bar, pharmacy, bank, post office, Tabac and boutique hotels, with some excellent restaurants. Ten minutes away by car, Fayence offers a more varied and wider choice of shops and restaurants. There is a local market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and sailing, kayaking and water sports/pedalos at Lac St Cassien just 10 minutes away but with the choice of sea water sports centres at St Raphael or Frejus.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total rental with the balance payable at least 8 weeks prior to arrival. In addition, in case of breakages/damage, a refundable security deposit of £500 is required, payable a week before departure.

Changeover Day:
No set day. Departures at 10am. Arrivals at 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds and are inclusive of all taxes, cleaning, use of gas, electricity, WIFI and regular pool and garden maintenance. PayPal accepted. Short term and long term lets are considered out of season. Please apply to the owner.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

La Petite Bastie sits in a conservation area amidst peaceful tranquillity and calm. It is therefore a marvellous escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. It is our sanctuary - a place where we can relax, unwind, re-energise and enjoy simple pleasures.

Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath has hand held shower hose
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower and wc. Bathroom with bath/hand-held shower and wc adjoining bedrooms 1 and 3.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with en-suite bathroom, built-in wardrobe opening onto outdoor patio. Bedroom 2 with double bed with large armchair, built-in wardrobe and amazing views over the countryside. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds and built-in wardrobe


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is air-conditioning in two upstairs bedrooms. Children welcome, kids books and toys on-site. High chair and cot on-site. Fans also provided. Outside: Sizeable mature gardens including covered terrace with BBQ, large granite dining table with accompanying seating, covered loggia with stone dining table, outdoor lighting, petanque area, 2 additional coffee tables, private swimming pool (4.5m x 2.5m) (alarm fitted), sun loungers, pagoda, and stunning views of countryside. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room that contains a washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Clean bedding and towels (pool and bathroom) for 6 will be provided on arrival. Mid-week cleaning available at extra cost

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