Introduction

 

This is an old stone 'village' house in a peaceful hamlet set well back from a winding, D road. It lies between two villages; Seillans, 2.5 miles  to the east and Bargemon, 5 miles to the west. Both  are walled villages with fountains and old squares, bordered with plane trees. They have churches dating back to the 14th century and narrow cobbled streets as well as good amenities such as restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, a swimming pool and tennis courts.  In the summer months there are extra attractions in the form of theatre, circus, music events, antique fairs and dancing in the square. 

 

Behind the house, are unspoilt pine woods (perfect for hiking to the top, if you are feeling adventurous or if not, just a stroll)  in front are rolling hills stretching down to the coast. On a clear day it is possible to see the Mediterrenean at St Raphael.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The house plan

 

The house is on three levels.

 

The ground floor is a former stable now used for storage.

 

The first floor has a good sized kitchen / living room with exposed beams and a woodburner in an original Provencal fireplace.  It is furnished with a pine country table and chairs, a large arm chair, coffee table, a TV, a radio/CD player and a cooker and fridge.

 

Down a couple of stairs, there is double bedroom and leading off this is a single room. The small bathroom is ensuite and contains a shower, large basin and WC.

 

The second floor consists of one large light room , originally a hay loft, simply furnished creating extra space.

 

At the front of the house there is  a communal area where it is possible to sit, eat and drink, like the French do. There is also space for parking. A few yards away is a small field and terraces with fruit and olive trees which overlook the mountain views of La Pigne. It makes a perfect place where you can sit, soak up the scenery and relax.

 

 

Other attractions

 

Seillans, which has been classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, is the nearest village heading east. Beyond Seillans is Fayence, a market town with an aerodrome and well known gliding centre.

 

Lake St Cassien is just 12 miles away, a peaceful spot for walking, swimming, sun bathing, fishing and windsurfing.

 

Grasse, just slightly further, is an interesting day out, and famous for its provencal arts and crafts and perfume factories which you can visit at any time.

 

Nice, Cannes and St Raphael are along the coast, about an hour away. They have beaches, good nightlife, shopping and colourful harbours. There is also St Tropez, the place to be seen in the 60's, still attracting many people in with its harbour, chic restaurants and charm. It's worth a visit just to walk the promenade.

 

If you are looking for somewhere more remote, the Gorge du Verdon, with its surrounding villages with their Provencal appeal, is stunning. Finally at the entrance to the Canyons, Moustier St Marie is a fascinating centre of earthenware with tiles and pottery. There is excellent walking here, some of it on marked paths, amidst stunning scenery.

                           

 

Letting

The house is best suited to 2/3 people. Self catering residence is available from April to October £250 per week. A deposit is normally required.

Bed linen is not provided, however, there are duvets and blankets in case of need.

 

 

To Check availability contact Janet Duplock 01892 723 876

 

 

 

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Seillans, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in france. 2.5 miles away by road or 1.5 miles by mountain footpath.

 

 

Bargemon

Bargemon

 

 

 

Lake St. Cassien, 12 miles away

 

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