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4 Bed 4 Bath Provencal Hillside Villa nr Medieval Village / Heated Pool/ air con

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Seillans near Fayence, Var, Provence, France - Full of charm having belonged to a Parisian artist and florist, it benefits from a tropical garden

This delightful villa complete with stuccoed walls and pantile roof is set in the hillside within easy walking distance of the medieval village of Seillans, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France (only 2 such villages in the Var).

The house is south-facing with views across miles of pine woodland towards the coast and is not overlooked by any other property. It is located in a tranquil spot off a small road with easy access to the village but without the noise of being in the centre of the village.

The house has around 350 square metres of living space. Arranged as a main house and almost adjoining annex it has two double bedrooms and a bathroom and shower room in each building. Two bedrooms have kingsize beds, one a double bed and one twin beds. The living room has a mezzanine level which provides a sense of space, light and airiness.

The kitchen and 3 of the bathrooms have all been updated in the last 12 years and the house has had a new gas boiler installed in 2013 for reliable hot water. A new electric pool heater was installed in 2015 and various improvements to the outdoor space including a large decked area outside the open plan living area. Outside terraces including a dining area are flanked by mature tropical planting with yucca trees, oleander, a fine mulberry tree, fig trees, a pomegranate tree, olive trees, a variety of palms and cactuses looking down onto an azure heated swimming pool.

We are installing air conditioning in the main house in February ready for next summer (both bedrooms plus the living room). The annex has substantial stone walls and is therefore cool without needing air con.

The villa is within easy reach of Frejus (where paragliding and the hire of crewed yachts are availabe, plus pleasant cocktail bars by the marina) and Cannes on the Cote D’Azur, the Lac St Cassien (pedalo hire), a variety of golf courses and the breathtaking Verdon Gorge (zip wires and white water rafting as well as being one of the finest gorges in Europe).

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Diana Dyer Bartlett
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2018

About Diana Dyer Bartlett

We are an English family of five. My husband and I are both finance directors of small companies. We have two daughters and a son in their twenties.

My husband and I both speak fluent German and a good standard of French.

We have owned this house since 2000 and have spent many happy family holidays here. We originally bought the house with another family but when they wanted to sell up early in 2014, our kids encouraged us to buy them out.

Since then we have embarked on improvements including a pool heater, new iron gates to the drive, a boules pitch and extending one of our patio areas with some decking. The latter is a wonderful addition to the outdoor space and provides characterful sunbathing space and shade over the stone table in the garden making an alternative dining spot. This winter we have installed air con in the main house and will be building a wrought iron pergola over one of our terraces to provide another shady outdoor dining space.

Please feel free to call me on +44 7767 368697 if you would like to hear more about the property.

Diana Dyer Bartlett purchased this villa in 2000

Why Diana Dyer Bartlett chose Seillans

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Seillans is an extraordinarily attractive village with immense character and charm. The main village is a maze of narrow cobbled allies and doorways. The painter and sculptor, Max Ernst, lived here and one of his sculptures can still be seen in the Place de la Republic.

Seillans is close enough to the coast to provide easy access but far enough away to avoid the worst of the crowds. Being up a hill, the evenings are very slightly cooler than the coast which can be an immense relief.

The villa's views across the woodland below are unspoilt and the scent of nearby spruce trees and the sound of the local goats give it a very rural feel, even though it is close to the village.

The pool heater is a godsend and because it is a heat exchanger, it doesn't matter if the sun is shining, the pool will be warm.

We have recently installed air conditioning, which is not common in the area. Summers can be very hot in the south of France and we want to make sure that visitors are comfortable when they sleep. A cold room is also a turn off for any mosquitoes in the region!

What makes this villa unique

The house and gardens were laid out with great panache by a Parisian artist and florist. There are many characterful features such as the corner fireplace, oak beams throughout and the mezzanine area above the sitting room. The latter gives the property a feeling of airiness and light. These features make it unlike most other properties in the area which can be very lacking in character.

The main bedroom in the annex has stone walls and a romantic sunken bath which is great fun for both kids' and adults' baths!

The villa is in close proximity to the village which has three very good restaurants. This makes for very relaxing lunches with only a short distance to stagger back to the house!

Not many houses in the area have invested in a pool heater or air conditioning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Seillans in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main: Bedroom one has an en-suite with shower. The common bathroom has a bath with a shower mixer tap. Annex bedroom includes a large circular sunken bath, twin basins and separate wc while the further twin bedroom has an adjoining shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed in annex
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Annex
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite and dressing area. French doors. Double bedroom with bathroom adjacent. Annex: Kingsize bedroom with open plan bath area and separate wc. Twin bedroom with shower room adjacent. Both have french doors onto garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: This property, like many villas in the local hills, is on several levels. However, the bedrooms are all on the ground floor. The double bedroom is same level as the bathroom and living room/ kitchen and there is a slope from the car park to the swimming pool area. Outside: 11m by 5m HEATED pool with underwater lighting and pool alarm, with extensive terraced areas and loungers. BBQ area and pizza oven in garden. Table tennis table. New decking balcony area extending over a stone table area to provide alternative shady dining and relaxing space. Waterproof sofas and four arm chairs with coffee table on patio for afternoon tea. Exercise machine. The garden has many yucca trees, cactuses, oleander, bamboo, mulberry tree, fig tree, cypressa, olive and pine trees and many different types of palm which are sculpturally interesting and provide a variety of striking vegetation. There are many different corners to the garden which is separated by beautiful local stone walls. Utility Room: The utility cupboard has a washing machine and tumble dryer. Ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included. Cleaning can be arranged mid-term at 25 euros p.h (what I pay). Other: Mezz area with six beds above the living room with desk and access to small balcony with views. Consult owner re additional bed cost


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4 Bed 4 Bath Provencal Hillside Villa nr Medieval Village / Heated Pool/ air con
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have recently come back from a great family holiday in this relaxing house and which comfortably accommodated all eight of us plus a baby. We enjoyed spending our time by the pool, playing boules and many of the other games provided - and particularly the fact that we could just walk 10 minutes down the lane to the village for a drink or to eat a very good meal at one of the three restaurants – and walking back helped offset our indulgences! We loved the area – and amongst the things we thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend, were our visits to one of the local vineyards, to the market in nearby Fayence and to spectacular Mons right at the top of the nearby peak. We wish we had been there for longer and look forward to a return visit one day. Thank you for a memorable holiday from all of us!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning holiday home in spectacular location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family has just had the most glorious holiday in this beautiful villa. The location is just outside the stunning village of Seillans and is easily reached in a few minutes. The walk back is a little challenging, but as we live in hilly Cornwall we were fine. We all fell in love with Seillans and felt so at home there. We had a fabulous meal to celebrate my 65th birthday at La Gloire de mon Pere and even though we were out of season we found a couple of bars open. I can't describe the beauty of the area and the view from the decked area is sublime. The villa had everything we all needed. It was nice for me and my husband to have the separate annexe away from the 'younger ones'. We were all blown away with the houses and the way they were decorated and furnished. Just our type of property. The only downside for us was that we only had a week there and it was quite upsetting to leave. Diana, If you ever need a couple of caretakers/ maintenance people for the house, we're here!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this house - so much to do but also lovely to just sit on the decking and appreciate the amazing view.

The house is lovely and secluded but also a short walk into the local hilltop town for the morning croissant run!

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Charlot
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Gloire de mon Pere
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Gliding is available near Fayence, paragliding in Frejus and white water rafting in the Gorge de Verdon


St Raphael and Frejus are circa 40 minutes drive. Frejus has a long sandy beach and a modern marina where boats can be hired and many a cocktail quaffed in the large number of bars and restaurants.


Nice airport less than 60 minutes drive.


10 minutes walk to the centre of the village. Fayence is 10 minutes drive. The Lac St Cassien is 30 mins drive, Gorge de Verdon is an hour's drive, Grasse perfumeries are an hour's drive as is St Paul de Vence with its myriad of art galleries. The Monaco aquarium is 80 minutes drive.

Further Details:

There are 3 restaurants within walking distance in Seillans and two exclusive restaurants nearby on the road to Fayence. Seillans has a small supermarket, a bar, a take-away pizza parlour, a pharmacy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Seillans, Var

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May-June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off peak
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 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 £653.62

Booking Notes:
30% booking deposit with balance to be paid at least 8 weeks before arrival. At the time that the balance is paid, a 750 euro security deposit will also be payable which will be refunded normally within a month after the holiday assuming there is no damage to the property.

Changeover Day:
Saturday generally. Arrival times would normally be after 4pm. Departure times will normally be 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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