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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


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:
21 March, 2017

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 Esterel - Fayence

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


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: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

From our initial enquiry in the depths of winter until we arrived at the property, the owners were so helpful and kind giving us information and helping us to plan our trip.

The house and location are beautiful and if you like to retreat for a bit of peace this is the place for you. The view was breathtaking and it was so peaceful. The pool is a great size and is well maintained. Our two boys are 6 and 8 and they loved swimming in the pool or kicking a ball around the grassy terraces, playing badminton and gecko searching. We all did a lot of reading in the shade of the olive trees.

It was very convenient to be able to walk down the hill to the village to get fresh bread in the morning or have an early evening drink and watch the masters playing Boules in the square. We did lots of trips to local markets, beaches and the lake. The information folder in the house was a brilliant source to help plan our days. We don't mind driving a bit to reach good places so for us the house was a perfect base which also allowed us some relaxing days by the pool if we felt like it. There are lots of good supermarkets on the main road so it was simple to get provisions there and at the markets. We tended to cook at the house rather than eat out but this was easy as the kitchen is really well equipped.

The beds were comfortable and it was great to have the fans for the hotter nights and mosquito nets - the owners had thought of everything! There were even cool blocks in the freezer to use for picnics!

The manager was very helpful and communicative so if there were any problems we knew we had backup locally.

All in all I cannot fault this place - we had an idyllic family holiday and would love to return another year. Thank you Rosie and John.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Georgina for taking the time to write such a super,positive review. We felt you were really making the best of your holiday in France and you certainly gave us some ideas of new places to visit! It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay. Rosie and John
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool were very much enjoyed by us and our 3 children. The children loved playing in the pool, while in the evenings it was relaxing to sit and enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace. I would recommend this property to both couples and families alike.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An oasis of calm with a view

  • 5 of 5

Set on the edge of Seillans in an elevated position it would be hard to find a better accommodation locally that is still accessible to the village by foot. Excellently maintained, clean and equipped property. Sufficient space for family of 4-5, with large grounds, good sized swimming pool, bbq and amazing terrace for dining, reading, chilling or simply enjoying the view. Owners very attentive to our needs in preparation for our trip. Plenty to do locally, be it a trip to the coast, a visit to hilltop villages, hiking, cycling, a dip in the lake or an outing to the Gorges du Verdon. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay
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Banchory, Scoitland

Peace and Tranquility in Provence

  • 5 of 5

This property surpassed our expectations. The views were spectacular and the location perfect for a peaceful family holiday. The property was spotless, well equipped and very well maintained. The owners were welcoming, very helpful and knowledgeable about the area, which enhanced our stay as we got to know about local festivals and attractions that we may otherwise have missed.

The property is ideally located for exploring this area of Provence.

Having recharged our batteries we returned home and immediately booked again for next summer - we would definitely recommend this property to friends and familiy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The view will never leave you

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here (My wife and I and our son (6 yrs old) for a week. We were blessed with the weather and also blessed after extensive searching for holiday lets to come across this one.

Nothing about the property was a problem. But, if I have to give a negative to be constructive it would be the spiral stairs wouldn't be suitable for the elderly or the young. But, again, this isn't really an issue as this also a downstairs twin room and bathroom adjacent if required.

The hosts we very helpful both before and during the holiday. Couldn't have asked for more.

The pool, gardens, petanque court, view, the house itself, the village were all spot on.

Put simply, I couldn't recommend this any more.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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2 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
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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 Saturday. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm and depart before 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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