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Charming villa with pool and beautiful views within walking distance of Fayence



Updated: 16-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa with two double bedrooms both with en-suite bath and shower room sleeps 4

Villa Moncalaise is a very charming villa located just above the medieval village of Fayence close to the beaches of Cannes and Frejus. It is south-west facing with beautiful views from the garden and pool area toward the Esterelle Mountains. You will be able to pop down to the bakery for the fresh croissants in the morning and enjoy a glass of wine with dinner at one of the numerous good restaurants without having to drive home. The popular village market in the Place de l'Église in front of the 18th century church is open three times a week and gives the village a very special atmosphere.

The pool is situated a short distance from the house and is kidney shaped with steps leading into the pool. There is a large flat garden and the property is very private despite the fact that it is right in the village.

The house has two bedrooms both with en-suite bath and shower rooms and it has a large partly covered terrace for the outdoor dining and BBQ. It sleeps four comfortably.

Location : Villa la Moncalaise lies within 10 minutes drive of freshwater lake St Cassien and overlooks the upmarket village of Fayence. Located less than 15 minutes from Autoroute A8 Exit 39, it is ideally placed for trips to both Provence and the Luberon to the west and Cannes and Monaco on the French Riviera to the east. Nearby there are a large number of restaurants, some with Michelin stars, as well as a number of supermarkets. A championship golf-course, Terre Blanche, is 10 minutes drive away. All the other major French Riviera attractions are within 30-45 minutes drive.

Fayence has a typical open market three times a week. This is where the local meet and shop their vegetables and meats from the local farmers. The market also offers other typical Provencal products and gift items.

Activities : There is much to do in the area from swimming and boating in the fresh water lake Lac St. Cassian, trail riding, wind surfing and gliding from Europe's largest airfield in Tourrettes by Fayence.

The area is fantastic for walking and close by you can visit the beautiful Gorge du Verdon the largest gorge in Europe.

You can visit the local vineyards and make a trip to an oliveoil mill in Callas and taste the price winning oil.

The Mediterranean is not far away with places like Cannes, St. Tropez and their fantastic beaches.

For music lovers, there are plenty of summer concerts with jazz in the open air in Bargemon and in nearby villages of Seillans and Montferrat; chamber music and recitals in nearby churches: Mass with Gregorian plainsong on Sunday mornings at the Abbey de Thoronet; opera in Aix-en Provence, Orange and Nice.

Golf : If you are interested in golf there are plenty of possibilities within an hours drive but the closest is the famous Terre Blance golf in Tourrettes by Fayence, which offers two 18 hole courses. This is a five star establishment.

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16 June, 2017

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(1 traveller reviews)


Very spacious and comfortable with great views.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I needed a property suitable for my 99 yr old mother, Villa Moncalaise was suggested by Annette from Blackwood Villas and it certainly fitted the bill. The rooms were all light and airy, very comfortably furnished and all on one level. There was also a beautiful sunny terrace where we eat all our meals and enjoyed the bonus of the gas barbecue. There was a big garden with a range of seating available, a lovely swimming pool and great views over the valley below. A slightly more thorough pre-rental check by the agent would have highlighted the lack of a bath plug, malfunctioning air conditioning in one room and no TV service but when we reported these things they were dealt with promptly and the agents also kindly provided a non slip shower mat for my mother. A more detailed list of house facilities on the website would have been helpful but in practice we found everything that we needed and more, with the exception of a teapot! The manual didn't mention the brand new 'SuperU' supermarket down on the main road. It was very good and provided for all the food items that we needed. A 5 minute walk into the old town boulangerie each morning provided our croissants for breakfast and there were a range of restaurants (and prices!) to choose from. Our highlight was La Pause in the square of the neighbouring village of Tourettes. Very friendly service, outstanding food and a beautiful setting with fabulous view.

Fayence is a good centre for touring this part of Provence. A day trip to the stunning Gorge du Verdon was a highlight for us.

Villa Moncalaise was a lovely homely place to stay and we would certainly recommend it for two couples or one couple and a relative such as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tourrettes by Fayence at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cannes at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Les Adrech Junction 39 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fayence at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Grenoliere at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cannes at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Fayence is one of five perched villages in the Canton de Fayence. Each of these is worth a visit with their old cobblestone narrow streets, their fantastic views over the valley and toward the mountains.

The area offers something for everybody from mountaineering, to white water rafting in the Gorge du Verdon, canoeing or paddle boating on the lake St. Cassian, golf on the Terrace Blance in Tourrettes or even visits to the nearby beaches of Cannes and Frejus.

Enjoy the good restaurants; visit the local wine yards, shop at the local vegetable markets. The area offers restaurants from the simple local food to two star Michelin restaurants.

If you enjoy music the villages offer music festivals over the summer months everything from opera to jazz.

Finally we are so close to places like St. Tropez, Monaco and Antibes places that are all worth a visit.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £505.31

The rental fee includes linen, towels, pool towels and a final cleaning.
If you stay more than one week change of linen and towels is also included along with cleaning of


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 16-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village


  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Master shower room with hand basin and toilet. Second bathroom with bath and double hand basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and French doors opens to terrace and garden. Second bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Both bedrooms have plenty of closet space and are good size rooms.


  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • The house is situated close by shops and everything is within easy walking distance. The property is very charming and although it is right above the village it is very quiet and private. The grounds are enclosed and there are two automatic gates. Plenty of parking space and garden for children to play. The house has A/C throughout which makes the hot summers bearable. The rooms are large and there is a very nice partly covered terrace in front of the living room and kitchen which gives shade for the hot summer days and leaves you a perfect place for outdoor dining. By the pool you will find shade under the large pine tree, from here you can enjoy the magnificent view over the valley and toward the Esterelle Mountains.