About this listing
La Bergerie is a beautiful, tastefully furnished provencal villa, with incredible views down to the sea. La Petite Bergerie is the orginal ancient Bergerie within the grounds. It is a perfect location to enjoy a peaceful and luxurious holiday.
La Bergerie and La Petite Bergerie are both stylishly furnished and benefit from fully equipped kitchens, living room with large wood burning stove and terraces with stunning views. Wifi internet, 42' TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, telephone, central heating, Weber gas BBQ and comfortable indoor and alfresco dining with amazing views through the Esterel mountains down to the sea. The two acres of gardens are full of olives trees, fruit trees and lavender and a private swimming pool with large terrace and pool house. There are lots of stunning areas to relax and unwind and yoga and massage can be organised on the decking. There is a secure gate to the property and parking for up to 4 cars.
La Bergerie will welcome you back from a day on the beach, shopping in Cannes, a day's golf or cycling in the foothills of the Provencal mountains. It's a perfect place to enjoy a chilled glass of rosé as you gaze across the valley to the Esterels, and the Mediterranean.
La Bergerie comprises two beautifully furnished properties -- the main house and a smaller former shepherd’s house called La Petite Bergerie. If you would like to rent La Petite Bergerie in addition to the main house please enquire.
La Bergerie is positioned on a south-facing slope of Le Cuinier, providing stunning views across hills and plain towards the Esterel Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The house is surrounded by large wonderfully scented gardens with four terraces of olive trees, fig trees, oaks and cypresses as well as sweet smelling lavender, jasmine, rosemary and many Mediterranean shrubs and flowers. The garden and pool is floodlit. It is in a quiet country area not far (2.5 kms) from the village of Seillans providing a haven of tranquility.
Main Featureshouses - one sleeping up to 6 adults and 2 children and the other 2 peoplebedroombathrooms, toiletries providedluxurious bedding and pillows, high thread count bedlinen and hairdryerPrivate swimming pool, sunbeds, tables, chairs, shower & toilePrivate parking for up to 4 carFully equipped Kitchen, incl nespresso machine and juicerLaundry room with washing machine & tumble dryeSatellite 42' flatscreen TV, DVD, Bose sound systemWifi interneLarge wood burning stoveWeber Gas BBFloodlit boules pitch, 2 swings and a hammocover 2 acres of private land to explorTable tennis tablMAIN HOUSE
The newly refurbished main House is decorated in white, soothing taupes and understated greys with splashes of blue. Floors are natural stone and turquoise shutters frame the windows. The spacious light and airy living room with a large wood burning stove and squashy sofas, opens out onto a covered terrace with dining table and chairs with magnificent views over the gardens, and pool towards the coast. There are 4 tastefully furnished bedrooms with comfortable beds and fine bed linen and 2 bathrooms. The 2 bedrooms downstairs are interconnecting. One bathroom has a bath with shower above and the other a large walk in shower. The well equipped kitchen has a dish washer, a refrigerator, a freezer, an oven/cooking hob (electric and gas), a Nespresso coffee machine, a microwave and a juicer. In addition, there is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
Wifi internet, a 42' TV with satellite channels and dvd player, a Bose sound dock, and a selection of dvd's, books, local maps, guidebooks and boardgames are all available.
LA PETITE BERGERIE
Beautifully renovated with cool white walls, painted beams and natural stone or sisal floors. This very picturesque house has a large double bedroom and a big bathroom with bath and shower in porcelaine de Paris. There is also a living room with an open hearth and a small fully equipped kitchen. La Petite Bergerie can be rented with the main house but unfortunately not separately rented.
On a separate, lower terrace is the swimming pool of 4 x 10 meters, it has a large terrace flanked by lavender with sun beds for sun bathing, an outdoor shower and a pool house with toilet and a small kitchen area with ice machine. The pool offers the same, magnificent views as the terrace of the main house.
Near the swimming pool, surrounded by olive trees, is the jeu de boules court, which has a great view and is floodlit for late night games, boules and the rules provided.
In front of the house, on a higher level, there is a large parking area surrounded by olive trees and flowers.
You will be able to access all parts of the property other than La Petite Bergerie if you haven't booked it.
Interaction with guests
We have a fantastic housekeeper who speaks French, Dutch and English. She will meet and greet you at the villa and is on hand to help throughout your stay. Prior to arriving and during the booking process I am on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Seillans, in the Var region, is officially designated as one of the most beautiful villages in France and offers medieval winding streets, interspersed with small squares and fountains, spectacular views, a vibrant art scene with art galleries and numerous arts and crafts workshops. It is known in the region for its cultural events and music festivals. There is a small supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, bank, post office, tabac, a boutique hotel, as well as a weekly market. There are also some excellent restaurants - see below.There are nearby attractions such as the Gorge du Verdon (hiking, camping, white water rafting) and the stunning Lac St Cassian, a great place to spend the day en famille with its lakeside beaches and snack bars. Plenty of water sports too, ranging from canoeing to pedallos and floating trampolines. There are a number of golf courses and beautiful local villages within easy reach. Of course, most of us love a bit of beach fun during the holidays, and only 35 minutes away are the glamorous beaches of Cannes. So whether you prefer to lie under a parasol all day, or cruise on a luxury yacht, go mountain biking, play golf, hike, go wine tasting, climbing, Sand buggies, horse riding, shopping, diving, or gliding, the list is endless.
The French Riviera with it’s beaches, restaurants, night life and all the various attractions of the coastline is a short drive away. The long sandy beaches of Fréjus and St Raphael are child-friendly and offer watersports with coaching facilities. Those seeking to 'chill' away from the crowds will be more at home at one of the many beach clubs where the music is 'cool' and the seafood impressive! We can recommend the Marco Polo Club in Théoule-sur-Mer about 30 minutes away. Cannes is approx 30 minutes drive, St Maxime is about 40 minutes whilst St Tropez is just over an hour, as is Monte Carlo. Cannes is 35 minutes away whilst Nice is a 50 minute drive. Italy is also only about 1 hour 15 minutes.
There is a tennis cub with tennis courts for private hire in Seillans.
Golf at the Four Seasons' Domaine de Terre Blanche is 10 km away in Montauroux. This is a demanding and spectacular new course which has just been voted European Golf Resort of the Year by the Association of Golf Tourism Operators (IAGTO)!
Golf at the beautiful Chateau de Taulane, close to Bargemon about 25 km away, is more forgiving but equally stunning.
Lunch or dinner at each venue is the reward for meeting the challenge!
Many other attractive courses within an hour's drive, including Royal Mougins, Cannes Mondelieu, Le Muy, Valescure near St Raphael and Valbonne.
Four Seasons Spa at Terre Blanche is one of the most stunning and luxurious of its kind in Europe, whilst the Spa and beauty centre at the Domaine de Fayence is much less expensive. Both spas are a very short drive away
The Four Seasons hillside, two-level, 3,200-square-metre facility boasts 12 treatment rooms complete with showers and heated blankets in addition to two VIP couples' suites. Each has a double whirlpool bath, steam shower and large outdoor terrace with cabana. It opens between 7am and 9pm every day and also offers a variety of massage, body and facial treatments a salon and health/well-being assessments.
The area is full of spectacular walks, often along ancient trails that can be found on Napoleonic (and older) maps. It is also prime cycling country, with many cycling clubs situated nearby and the Tour de France passing through the area every year. The French take their cycling seriously, and local drivers are very respectful of cyclists on the roads. The beautiful Gorge du Verdon (hiking, camping, white water rafting) and Lac St Cassien (picnicing, swimming, canoeing, sail boarding) are close by.
Have you ever thought of flying silently above some of the most beautiful countryside in the world? The famous Aerodrome de Fayence is only ten minutes away, and offers initiation gliding flights, discovery courses and much more.
For the winter months, north of Seillans lie the ski slopes of Greoliers-les Neiges at (phone number hidden) metres with 30 km of pistes and cross country trails, is about 1 hour away. A day care centre is available at the resort which accepts children from the ages of 6 months. For those who do not ski, there are lots of organised activities, sled races, snowmen contests, horse riding, and trampoline, ice skating and guided tours. Other nearby resorts for keen skiers, are Auron with 135 kms of ski runs and a perfect set up for families, and in the National park are Valberg and Beuil. Isola 2000, at 2000 metres, which has 120kms of pistes, a snow park and an outdoor skating rink.
Dining out is a real treat in Seillans and the surrounding area. Michelin-star restaurants in the area include: Le Castellaras (between Seillans and Fayence Auberge des Fontaines d’Aragon in Montauroux, Hostellerie les Gorges de Pennafort in Callas and Restaurant Faventia in Tourrettes.
In Seillans itself, a personal favourite is Chez Hugo, fine dining may be enjoyed at 'Les deux Rocs' a very old and beautiful restaurant/hotel with an outdoor terrace, while more informal dining (outside in summer) is a must in the main square at either 'Le Relais' or the 'Gloire de mon Père' Other highly recommended nearby restaurants include Le Castellaras , La Farigulette (phone number hidden)) and Le Moulin de la Camondoule (phone number hidden)) both in Fayence.
Seillans and many of the nearby villages have been for many years frequented by artists, and this is a theme that prevails in many of the local shops and markets.
The markets themselves are colourful and vibrant - a great place to people watch if you get tired of tasting dozens of different varieties of olives or cheese! The market in Seillans is on Wednesday.The main market in Fayence is a particular favourite and operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the season. Get there early to secure a parking place! The South of France also offers several much larger markets at Antibes and Nice on various days of the week and Le Muy on Sundays. There is also a vibrant market in Ventigmiglia just over the border into Italy dubbed “the bargain shopping of Italy” on Fridays and Saturdays. Over the last weekend of every October, St Tropez holds a Grand Braderie- a big sale, where the tiny streets of St Tropez are full of stalls whilst all the shops reduce their prices too, attracting many thousands each year.
How to get there
Planes - British Airways | BMI Baby | EasyJet and Air France cover the regional airports of Nice (in the east) and Marseille (in the west)
Trains - From London, take the train via Lille to Marseille; from Paris, board the TGV. The coast-hugging track from Marseille to Menton – stopping at Toulon, Saint-Raphaël, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Monaco – is spectacular.
Automobiles - Driving | put your car on the train in Paris | courtesy of Autotrain | board a separate passenger train | and take to the road in Avignon | Fréjus or Nice 50 minutes drive from Nice airport (all major car hire companies) and 30 minutes from the A8 motorway. Alternatively a scenic drive through the Esterel mountain pass from Théoule-sur-Mer. Use of a car is essential if you intend to explore the area.
Seillans, for many years the home of artist Max Ernst, is 7 kilometres from Fayence with its markets, many festivals and antique fair, and 12 kilometres from Bargemon. There is a lovely footpath from La Bergerie to Seillans taking you through pine trees and offering wonderful views.
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I love sitting by our pool overlooking the beautiful scenery, being by the coast, log fires, yoga, walking my dogs, good food and wine and most of all spending time with family and friends.