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Peaceful Provencal Villa With Private Pool Set In Terraces Planted With Olives

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Seillans, Var, Provence - Enjoy What Provence Has To Offer At Our Secluded House With Pool And Stunning Views

Our house is at the end of a short steep narrow track above the medieval village of Seillans yet is within ten minutes walking distance of the bar, tabac and boulangerie. There are stunning views from the upper floor, ground floor, terrace, garden and pool area. The garden is terraced and is planted with mature olives, figs and cherries. The house has three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with single beds. We have two bathrooms, one on the ground floor and one on the upper floor, each with a shower, wc and basin. The upper floor is accessed from the lounge via a narrow pitchpine spiral staircase which leads into a mezzanine gallery overlooking the lounge/dining area. The terrace is immediately outside the kitchen lounge/dining room and runs the full width of the house giving panoramic views towards St Cezaire, Fayence and the Esterel hills. It is ideal for long lazy lunches!

The house and garden are not considered suitable for young children; we think the steps and paving would prove difficult for children under 7 years old and will gladly discuss this with guests.

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Rosie Richardson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2018

About Rosie Richardson

We live in Devon, and have spent many holidays in France over the years and have considered buying a property for some time. Ten years ago we took the plunge and bought our house in Provence which we have renovated extensively.

We spend periods there ourselves each year and really enjoy the house, the area and the differences between Devon and Provence.

We love walking and are equally at home on the tracks of Dartmoor or exploring the GR network in the Var.

Rosie Richardson purchased this villa in 2005

Why Rosie Richardson chose Seillans

Seillans combines a lively community with good facilities in an unspoilt hilltop village with the chateau and church at its core and narrow cobbled streets radiating out from the core, giving access to art galleries, cafes, a bar, boulangerie, tabac, shops and two hotels.

The area has many excellent Provencal restaurants and Seillans is within easy driving distance of Nice airport, the A8 motorway and the Riviera with its beaches at Antibes, St Raphael, St Tropez and Cannes.

We love walking and the footpath network in the area is excellent, particularly in the Mons/St Cezaire area in the valley of the river Siagne and in the Esterel hills.

We appreciate the chance to relax in beautiful surroundings , visiting interesting places and enjoying the many festivals and concerts in the area.

What makes this villa unique

There is much to enjoy; long lazy lunches on the terrace with its marvellous views towards Fayence, the Mediterranean and the Esterel hills, collecting fruits from our garden, swimming most days and of course that special quality of light over the hills in the early morning and evening.

We enjoy visiting the many local markets, particularly the Saturday markets in Fayence and Aups, the Tuesday market at Lorgues and the Sunday market in Le Muy.

We like visiting the galleries and museums; Aix with its Van Gogh heritage is 90 minutes away. Antibes with its Picasso museum is 45 minutes away as is Cagnes-sur-Mer with its Renoir connection, and Nice.

Most of all, we enjoy the wonderful location - its views and its very private position at the end of a lane yet within easy walking distance to the centre of the village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments include:

"Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house in this beautiful location."

" We haven`t bothered with restaurants, we just enjoyed sitting out on the terrace in the evening with a glass of wine and dining alfresco."

" What amazing views. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner on the terrace every day."

"We have very much appreciated the peace and solitude of the villa; it's so private, like a little paradise. It has been an effort to tear ourselves away from the pool this week but we enjoyed trips into Fayence and Antibes"

"The peace and quiet allow us to really recharge our batteries; we made trips to Tourtour, Lourges, Aups and the perfumeries of Grasse, well worth a visit. Already looking forward to our next glass of rose on the terrace this time next year!!" (July 2016)

This has been a wonderful week for us in your lovely home, a hidden gem tucked away from the bustle and traffic, so peaceful and what views! Your home is beautiful - it has been everything we hoped for and more! (July 2016)

We had such a lovely time here, we loved exploring the coast and retreating to Seillans when we had had enough of the crowds! The house is so comfortable and homely with everything we needed. The views never failed to astound us - we would love to return. (August 2016)

After many visits to Seillans, this is our first to your lovely home. So peaceful, it only took 24 hours for that delicious Provencal langour to descend and all thoughts of trips evaporated! The amazing views from the terrace and mornings watching the sun rise were very special plus lazy afternoons at the pool. Perfect. (August 2016)

" Magic! We just relaxed by the pool, swimming , reading and generally chilling out."

"The village is gorgeous and friendly, with good restaurants. We really enjoyed the pool and garden with its lovely outlook"

All in all a great week,lovely villa in a wonderful spot. We hope to return one day."

" We have had a fantastic time in this beautiful house and in this lovely region. The house is wonderfully equipped for a holiday home ...enjoyed dinner on the terrace over a glass of wine.

"Have spent 2 glorious weeks in your beautiful house.The view from the terrace

is magnificent and we spent most nights sitting outside with a glass of wine admiring the view."
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Seillans in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The upper floor bathroom serves bedrooms 1 and 2; it has a bespoke shower, wc and basin. The big lower floor bathroom serves bedroom 3 and also has a large walk-in shower, wc and basin. It has painted wooden shutters.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) 2 double, one twin Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 are on the upper floor; both have stunning views towards the Esterels and are double. Guests can enjoy their tea in bed and watch the sun rise! Bedroom 3, with twin beds, is smaller, perhaps better suited to children, at ground level.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Cleaning and laundry..... Summer nights can be warm; movable floor fans are provided, one to each bedroom. Mosquito nets are provided for every bed should they be necessary. The house is thoroughly cleaned at the beginning and end of every stay. We provide all bed linen, two towels plus a pool towel for each guest. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly with pool towels washed by guests.Tea towels are provided We are unable to guarantee the internet/phone connection from Orange - it is sometimes erratic due to circumstances out of our control! The phone is for local calls only. Outside: The garden is a series of terraces down the hillside which have been planted with olive and oak trees providing shaded areas with easy access from the terrace along the front of the house to many possible dining areas. Sunloungers, garden furniture and a gaz barbecue are provided. Gaz bottle provided. The private heated pool is 8m by 4m, tiled, with a constant depth of 1.2m. In line with French law there is a pool alarm which must be switched on at all times when the pool is not in use. It has a solar cover which guests can use to maintain good pool temperatures. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children at all times. All children must be accompanied by an adult at the pool please. Garden and pool are not overlooked. There are wonderful views towards the Esterel hills and local forests from the garden, pool and terrace. In the early morning and evening the light is just beautiful. The evening light casts a pink glow over the hillside town of Fayence: an artists dream! Boule can be played on our new boule pitch, boule sets are provided. Two mature fig trees along the drive provide fresh figs for breakfast for guests. In early summer collect delicious cherries or mulberries from the trees for your dessert. A car is essential to explore the region . Parking for at least two cars is available on our drive. Unfortunately we are unable to accept pets on our property Other The mezzanine gallery is accessed by a quirky narrow pine spiral staircase from the lounge and has a pretty Provencal sofa. Perfect for enjoying a quiet reading area with a glass of something chilled. A favourite place for a quiet relax!


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Peaceful Provencal Villa With Private Pool Set In Terraces Planted With Olives
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Lovely house with breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very tastefully decorated and full of provencale charm. Rosie and John gave us a warm welcome and provided plenty of information on things to do in the area. However, we all enjoyed relaxing by the pool in the peaceful surroundings so much that we didn't venture out as often as we had intended and made good use of the BBQ facilities, well-equipped kitchen and books! The children especially enjoyed the heated pool and the petanque/boules court while their grandparents enjoyed taking in the beautiful views from the terrace.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciara . thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our house. It was an absolute pleasure to meet all of your family and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Seillans. Thank you also for looking after our house so well, we do appreciate that. Best wishes and happy memories Rosie and John
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Great spot for a quiet family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property will appeal to you if you are looking for a comfortable house with a great pool and yard that is completely private. It is close enough to the Riviera that you can visit for a day trip. The owners are gracious and thoughtful.

The beautiful village of Seillans (5 minute walk) is small enough to be easy to get around in walking, but big enough to have a few good restaurants and shops. The larger town of Fayence is 8 or 9 minutes away by car; it has many shops and restaurants.

Our family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers spent a fantastic week here.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review Neil and Leanne - we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and the boys! with very best wishes, rosie and john
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Fantastic views of Provence with lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

Rosie and John's house was just what we were looking for. We wanted a relaxing holiday in Provence with lovely views and a pool to cool off in. The house was immaculately clean, as was the pool. We didn't venture far due to the heat but enjoyed playing boules in the garden and wandering around the lovely village of Seillans where there are plenty of great places to eat. We also took in a couple of concerts at the annual music festival. The bedroom fans were essential as it stayed very warm at night. We would love to visit again when it is cooler to explore more of the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martyn Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our house. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday in Seillans and would be happy to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Rosie and John
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Beautiful property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week and the owners had put a lot of thought and care into making sure the house was well equipped and extremely comfortable. The fixtures and soft furnishings are all of a high quality. The view from the terrace is stunning and we just loved having our breakfasts and evening meals there. The pool is lovely and we enjoyed playing boules and some of the games provided plus there is a great variety of books to read and information about the surrounding area. There are lots of interesting places to visit and the music concerts in the local area were an added bonus. We hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and yes, the concerts as part of an annual two week music festival were excellent. Thank you for choosing our house for your holiday. We would be happy to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Rosie and John
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

This really is the most wonderful setting imaginable and the photos do not do the setting justice. the view from the terrace is absolutely stunning going all the way to the Esterel mountains which must be at least 20 miles away. This is a very private house and you really do get a sense of peace and seclusion. The pool is beautiful and kept at a lovely temperature and it is very difficult to not be relaxed here.

The inside is comfortable and clean with mosquito nets in the bedrooms so you can keep the windows open on the hot summer nights. John and Rosie were very welcoming and made the process very easy. They clearly want their guests to have as good a holiday as possible.

Seillans itself is a very attractive village and there are plenty of excursions in the nearby area which is very beautiful. All in all, an absolutely wonderful holiday home which is very difficult to fault.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review; we are really glad that you so enjoyed your holiday in Seillans. Best wishes Rosie and John
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect holiday location for us. A wonderful location, stunning views, private and a property that delivered more than we could have wished for.

From the first inquiry Rosie and John were extremely helpful, providing lots of useful information about the house, location, travelling in from the airport etc. The house is wonderful, clean and everything is very well maintained.

The best recommendation we can give is that we are definitely returning to enjoy another wonderful holiday.

Thanks Rosie and John for sharing your special place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Maquis, Seillans
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Terre Blanche
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gloire de mon Pere
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The Riviera coast is easily accessible by car from Seillans. The closest beach is at Frejus ( 35 minutes away.) St Aygulf is good.

Beaches at Cannes and Theole-sur-Mer are about 45minutes away.

St Tropez is about an hour away but traffic can be very difficult during the season - the ferry to St. Tropez is easy and fun.

Why not combine a visit to the market in old Antibes with a picnic at the sandy beach by the Marina.

We provide lots of local information at the house on options available.


Nice Airport is accessible along the A8, usually in about 45 minutes from the house.

Toulon and Marseilles airports are a little further away, perhaps 90 minutes and 120 minutes respectively.

If guests choose to drive across France, the distance from Calais to Seillans involves about 12 to 14 hours driving.

In order to fully enjoy what the area has to offer, the use of a car is essential.


Fayence, the local market town is to the east, a 10 minute drive from Seillans, about 4km.

Mons to the north, above Seillans, a 15 minute drive away, about 14km.

Bargemon to the west, about 15 minutes drive, 12km.

Grasse is 31km

Antibes is 38km

Cannes is 55km

Nice 67km

The Matisse Chapel at St Paul de Vence about 65km.

Vineyards are as follows:

Val d'Iris - 10 minutes drive, the Foudre red is recommended!

Chateau de Selves - 10 minutes drive too.

There are many more!

Further Details:

Seillans has everything needed to make a perfect Provencal holiday - a choice of restaurants from family pizzerias to the acclaimed Hotel Deux Rocs in a lovely location at the top of the village; vineyards, boulangerie, tabac with a wide choice of international papers, a small supermarket, pharmacy and a weekly local produce market ; art galleries; international cookery school. A good tourist office too.

Several supermarkets are within 20 minutes drive, the largest being Leclerc on the road to Montauroux.

Walkers have a wide range of routes to explore either from the house or by driving for 15 or 20 minutes to pick up the network of footpaths that cross the Var. We particularly like the Siagne valley between Montauroux, St Cezaire and Mons! Walks in the Esterel hills overlooking the Mediterranean should not be missed.

Gliding is available at the famous centre at Fayence.The gliders regularly overfly the house and short trips can be made at reasonable cost. We have tried this out - an unforgettable experience!

Local markets which must be visited include Fayence, Le Muy, old Antibes and Aups; each has their own speciality. We like Fayence on Saturdays and the clothes with that distinctive French flair on Tuesdays! The markets at Le Muy on Sundays and Aups on Saturdays are our favourites. But the daily food market in old Antibes is hard to beat, closed Mondays.

For those interested in art, the Matisse chapel in Vence, Renoir's garden in Cagnes sur Mer, the Picasso in Antibes and numerous galleries in Nice are worth visiting.

The spectacular Gorge du Verdon, Monaco, St. Tropez and Lac St. Croix are all within 90 mins.

Lac St Cassien is a 20 minute drive from Seillans; here you can swim, hire pedaloes, canoes or boats. There are restaurants overlooking the lake with menus to suit all.

There are hard tennis courts in Seillans and Fayence, with lights.

We recommend La Napoule gardens on the coast - with its delightful terrace restaurant for lunch


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Seillans, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July and August
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
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 £300

Booking Notes:
We require a deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost to secure the booking. On receipt, we block off the period on the website.
The balance of 75% is required 8 weeks prior to the start date of the period please. We offer 10% less on week 2.
A returnable deposit of £300 against possible breakages and excessive cleaning is required with the 75% balance.
We accept payment either in euros to our French bank account or in pounds to our UK bank, and prefer payments to be made electronically.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm and depart before 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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