Remarkable villa in a private setting, with superb views as far as the Massif de l'Esterel

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £2814-£4026
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: LAC3073

General Description

With incredible views as far as the Massif de l'Esterel, this wonderful holiday home is close to some of southern France's most beautiful villages and countryside as well as being within easy reach of the glitz and glamour of the Côte d'Azur.

In a quiet and private setting looking over the landscapes around you, you will soon appreciate the relaxed ambience of this traditional home. Greeted with chilled rosé in the fridge on your arrival, sit back in the al-fresco lounge under the shade of the towering pine trees and listen to the birds sing as you gaze out over the vineyards and valleys.

The calming atmosphere continues inside with a welcoming lounge, a perfectly equipped kitchen and five charming bedrooms scattered across the two floors. Small toys, books and games, a DVD player and even Netflix add to the homely appeal whilst a Bose sound system, Egyptian cotton bath linen and even Turkish pool towels are further examples of the owner's caring attention to detail in this comfortable abode.

The Provençal gardens are just wonderful; explore the stone steps and rambling terraces dotted with olive trees, herbs, jasmine and lavender. You can dine al-fresco on the magnificent terrace with glorious views or wander up the steps to the pool-house with its summer kitchen, pizza oven and barbecue. Spend warm summer days in the salt-water swimming pool, lazing on the sun-loungers or enjoying long poolside lunches with family and friends.

It's just 3km to Fayence, wonderful for a morning coffee in a pretty café or evenings out in one of the many excellent restaurants. The market on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is a particularly great way to pick up all sorts of local produce or explore the village’s charming shops. Medieval Seillans is also close by, one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages' with its steep, winding lanes, picturesque squares and fountains.

Indeed, every day you can discover an idyllic village or town to explore from nearby Tourrettes and Montauroux to Grasse and St Paul de Vence a little further.

Head across to Lac de Saint-Cassien for wonderful walks and watersports or drive down to the French Riviera with the beaches of Cannes, Saint-Raphaël and Théoule-sur-Mer easily reached. Golf-lovers have a great choice of courses across the region and the super adventurous can book a flight excursion at Fayence's famous gliding centre.

Whether visiting Provençal markets, exploring medieval villages, kayaking in beautiful lakes or relaxing on the French Riviera, the property offers a wealth of spectacular experiences across this wonderful part of southern Provence and the Côte d'Azur.

Accommodation Facilities

Ground Floor:
- Open-plan living room and well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, range cooker and fridge-freezer.
- Utility room.
- Double bedroom.
- Two bedrooms with king-size double beds.
- Bathroom with WC.
- Shower room with WC.

Mezzanine Level:
- Dining area for 6 guests.

First Floor:
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room with WC.
- Twin bedroom.

The first floor can be accessed either via an open, spiral staircase inside or via external stairs leading to the master bedroom.

Outside Grounds:
- Salt-water swimming pool (8x4m, depth: 1.4-1.9m) with fence and safety gate (via eight steps). Open approximately May to September.
- Pool house with kitchen including pizza oven, large Weber barbecue, fridge-freezer and sink.
- Poolside dining table and chairs for 10 guests.
- Terraced gardens (1/2 acre).
- Al-fresco lounge terrace (south-west facing).
- Covered dining terrace for up to 10 guests.
- Second barbecue in the summer kitchen.
- Swing.
- Gated drive and parking for up to four cars.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: baby bath, pushchair, cot(s) and high chair(s).
Catering available.
Maid service available.
Babysitting available.
Welcome pack with 2 bottles of chilled rosé and water on arrival.
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Linen and towels included (changed once for stays over 7 nights).
Pool towels included (changed once for stays over 7 nights).
End of stay cleaning included plus mid-stay cleaning for 2-week stays. Please note guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
The pool is open approximately May - September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay: 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets are not allowed.
Smoking outside only.
French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

Set on a quiet country lane in the outstanding Var department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, this property is only a short drive from some of the region's loveliest hilltop villages and 40km from Cannes and the glamourous French Riviera.

Fayence (3km), less than a ten-minute drive away, has a good range of shops and many wonderful restaurants as well as a great market on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning where you can pick up all sorts of local produce from fresh fruit and vegetables to olive oil, cheese and herbs.

Another beautiful hilltop village, Seillans, is also just under ten-minutes away and an amazing place to visit with its steep medieval lanes and little squares. Classified as one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages', there are atmospheric cafes, ancient plane trees, pretty fountains and a delightful market on a Wednesday morning. Just outside the village, visit the enchanting Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Ormeau with its 16th century altarpiece.

Other picturesque hilltop villages include Tourrettes, Callian, Montauroux, all within around twenty minutes by car. Further afield, discover other famous villages and towns of this region such as Grasse (30km), Mougins (42km), Valbonne (48km) and St Paul de Vence (62km). Pass landscapes of mesmerising Provençal countryside filled with olive groves, vineyards and forests.

You can reach the coast within about 45 minutes with the beaches of Cannes, Mandelieu-La-Napoule, Saint-Raphaël and Théoule-sur-Mer easily reached. A little further afield, you could even drive all the way to Saint-Tropez (70km) and its famous Pampelonne beach or in the other direction the beaches around Antibes (54km) and Juan-les-Pins are also wonderful. You'll also find a great range of watersports along the coast and some lovely boat trips from Cannes, particularly out to the Mediterranean island of Île Sainte-Marguerite.

Closer to home, there are also some great watersports at Lac de Saint-Cassien, about a 20-minute drive away, as well as lakeside beaches, lovely restaurants, swimming, fishing and pedaloes. For further watersport adventures, drive to the famous Verdon Gorge around 80km away.

Golf-lovers only have to drive 15 minutes to find one of the region's most prestigious courses, Terre Blanche, whilst other activities include cycling, mountain biking, horse-riding, tennis and some excellent walking including trails from right outside the house. There is also a gliding centre only a short drive away for a unique experience during your stay.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Nice (62km)
Nearest Airport 2: Toulon Hyères (115km)
Nearest Village: Fayence (3km)
Nearest Restaurant: Fayence (2km)
Nearest Shop: Fayence (3km)
Nearest Supermarket: 3km
Nearest Town/City: Mandelieu-La Napoule/Cannes (33km/44km)
Nearest Beach: Mandelieu-La Napoule (35km)
Nearest Golf: Terre Blanche Golf (10km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
<1hr to Airport
Tennis Nearby
Horse Riding
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

Children will love the Lac de Saint-Cassien, around 20 minutes away, with its lakeside beaches, watersports, pedaloes, lake swimming and inflatable water park.

There are of course other watersports available at various spots along the French Riviera which can be reached in 30-45 minutes, as well as great beaches for endless days of family fun. Take a boat trip out to Île Sainte-Marguerite with summer departures from Cannes.

Animal lovers can visit Marineland and Aqualand near Antibes and there’s also a zoo just outside Fréjus, about 40 minutes away.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £2814
High Season: £4026

Security deposit: €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. A €50 fee will be deducted if the barbecues are not left c

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near sea beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby