Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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La Bouscarle is a traditional villa set in private gardens close to the beautiful medieval hill village of Seillans, ideally placed to take advantage of the nearby attractions of restaurants, outdoor markets and summer festivals. It is a cool haven to return to after busy days exploring.
It would be ideal for a whole family who want to relax in peace and quiet then venture out to the many attractions this area provides. It is an ideal area for cycling with many tracks and a quiet disused railway line close by.
There are beautiful villages to explore, lakes and rivers and the beaches of the Cote d'Azure, Provençal markets and music festivals, in fact something for everyone.
On the ground floor there is a very spacious kitchen with a large range cooker and an open dining/living room with direct access to outdoor dining areas. The house has an authentic Provencal feel with beamed ceilings, light and airy and lovely and cool in the heat of summer.
A ground-floor double bedroom has French doors opening onto a covered terrace into the garden. A three piece bathroom is adjacent.
The second double bedroom is at mezzanine level, with air conditioning, an en suite shower room and access to a balcony and spacious sun terrace.
The third bedroom is the studio, a twin bedded room separately accessed from the main house with its own 'rain shower' room.
There is an excellent village pool in nearby Fayence 15 minutes away. This has a large lap pool and a dedicated fenced off toddlers pool. It is surrounded by lawns for sunbathing and picnics and there is a cafe on site .
.Nearby Lake Cassien is popular with families having pedalos, canoeing, children's cordoned off areas for swimming, picnic seating, bars and restaurants. There is horse riding within walking distance of the villa.
Tennis courts at both Seillans and Fayence. The beaches of Cannes and St Raphael are around 25km away, St Tropez can be reached in one hour.
Wifi - English Freeview and French TV channels - DVD player and DVDs and CD player are provided.
Guest book comments:-
'Our stay here was absolutely wonderful. The house was charming and provided us with everything we needed.'
Kit and April California USA 13/5/11
'We enjoyed this beautiful house and garden very much' Andre Berlin, Germany 28/05/2011
''The house was great as usual, loved everything about it, still can't understand why you are not living here! Adrian and family Garstang UK 1/9/12
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Napoule, St Raphael, Cannes|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 65 km, Nearest railway: Les Arc 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Maximum 6 adults but babies can be accommodated. Please ask.
Guests with small children - please be aware there is a small fish pond in the garden.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is set in a country garden and the lower garden is accessed down wide shallow steps. It is full of flowering Oleander shrubs and fig, mulberry, almond and olive trees. There are far reaching views from the first floor terrace and balcony and there is a small fish pond at the rear of the house.
Please note, Beach towels are not provided.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Seillans is situated 1,000ft above sea level hence the climate is wonderful. The drive from the villa to Seillans is particularly pretty taking you past old chapels, local vineyards and providing beautiful vistas .
This area of the Var is equally accessible to both the majestic scenery of the Gorges du Verdon and the glamour and beaches St Tropez and Cannes or take the train from nearby Les Arcs to Marseilles for a day trip or visit ancient Avignon and Aix en Provence the list is endless. There is swimming locally in the excellent pool in Fayence or in Lake St Cassien which also has pedalos and canoes. The countryside is perfect for walking or cycling and there is horse riding within walking distance of the house.
Seillans is a beautiful medieval village with narrow cobbled streets, perched on a hillside with distant views to the coast. It has several art galleries.
An added and unusual facility is the local gliding club where you can book 30 minute flights to really appreciate the beautiful area.
There are both sophisticated and casual restaurants in Seillans and in the nearby villages of Fayence Callian and Bargemon where you can sit soaking up the atmosphere and the wonderful warm evenings.
There are village festivals throughout the summer and the annual Aioli festival at the Chapel of Selves is within walking distance of La Bouscarle
There are weekly markets at Seillans and Fayence and the Saturday market at St Tropez is a must, selling everything from food to antiques!
Food shopping is easily accessible from local supermarkets and open air markets.
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4 Apr 2014
"Wonderful, comfortable and relaxing. A place you can seek the thrills or just be chilled."
The perfect setting for exploring villages, lakes, coast and gorges of Provence. The Villa was beautiful, light and airy and very well equipped, a real credit to the owners David and Elaine who made us feel very welcome. The local village of Seillans has several very good restaurants with alfresco dining. A trip to the Gorges Du Verdon is a must see, the scale is breath-taking. We enjoyed our stay here so much in the summer that we are returning again to sample the delights at Easter - Can't Wait!
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