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Exceptional residence in medieval town, large secluded gardens & swimming pool

Andrew Wheaton

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Andrew Wheaton

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Exceptional residence in medieval town, large secluded gardens & swimming pool

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Seillans House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 4 living rooms, well maintained and equipped, with beautiful views

Seventeenth century stone manor house set in 1.25 ha of landscaped grounds with swimming pool and terraces in centre of medieval Seillans, one of France's most beautiful villages. Enjoying spectacular views over the old town and the Esterel mountains, this historic property provides a unique mix of location, space, flexibility, privacy and charm. All within easy walking distance of the centre of the old town. One minutes walk for morning croissants, or the local restaurants!

Recently refurbished the house offers seven bedrooms, kitchen, dining, living, reception and conservatory living rooms. All with beautiful views over Seillans, the valley and mountains and/or our private garden. Capacity for 14, but ideal for families of 12 (or less) with 8 adults. Modern bath/shower rooms on each of the 3 floors of bedrooms. Wifi and free (VOIP) telephone calls to over 50 countries. Beamed living room offers Satellite TV, DVD, Apple TV and digital music system. Table tennis and table football provided in ground floor reception area. Attached single garage, guarantees local parking.

The House Grounds: The house faces south and enjoys spectacular views over the village, surrounding countryside and distant Esterel mountains. The half acre terraced garden is pleasantly planted with flowering shrubs, fruit trees and lawns. The garden is complemented by several paved terraces, which are each furnished with a mix of hardwood sun chairs and loungers. The shady external dining terrace is furnished with a 3m hardwood table and teak chairs and equipped with a large Argentinian charcoal BBQ. An 9.5m x 4.5m swimming pool, with alarm, is also set in a sunny terrace.

Please note that the house over looks the place-de-la-resistance (village square), which hosts various festivals throughout the year, as well as the local boule area for the village. As one would expect, during weekends and village festivals the village square can be busy in the evenings and the focus point for celebration, which can impact on the peace and tranquillity of normal village life.

The house interior is full of character, attractively and comfortably decorated in a mixture of local antiques and modern furnishings. The floors are set in marble or old Provencal tiles. The accommodation is on five levels, with half-landings between them.

First Floor Living Areas: The kitchen, dining room and conservatory are located on the first floor. The kitchen is approached from steps externally and has a small shaded terrace. The kitchen is fully stocked with all gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and crockery and cutlery sufficient for the number of guests. The dining room leads directly off the kitchen, and has a large oak dining table and chairs and oak side board. The dining room also boasts a wood burning stove for use in the winter. The walls are hung with a collection of Provencal prints. From the dining room a comfortable and light [triple aspect] conservatory/ seating room is reached, which has stunning views over the old town.

Third Floor Living Room: A large beamed living room is located on the third floor level. The room is double aspect with twin windows overlooking the garden and pool, with superb uninterrupted views to the mountains behind the village. Separate double french doors provide access to an elevated terrace with views of, and gated access [via steps] to, the garden and pool. The terrace contains teak table and chairs. A retractable awning can also be deployed to provide shade to this external area.

The living room is furnished with a modern large sofa suite, capable of seating 10 persons. The living room also contains a satellite television, Blu-ray DVD, Apple TV and digital music system. An extensive supply of DVDs are contained in 2 large teak book cases, which also house a wide range of books and games.

Bedrooms: At the Ground level are two cool 'summer' bedrooms. The main double bedroom suite is large, with 'lounge' seating area, fireplace and french windows to the front elevation of the house. A further window on the side elevation boasts beautiful views over the old town to the chateau. Leading off the main bedroom is a large family bathroom and further bedroom (2 single beds & cot) suitable for children. Please note; that the second bedroom is only accessible via the main ground floor suite.

On the second floor there are one double , one twin and one further (small) double bedrooms. These bedrooms are served by a modern bathroom with bath and shower.

On the fourth floor is one large double bedroom suite, with dressing and seating area. And a further bedroom comprising 2 singles beds . This floor is also served by a modern bathroom. All bedrooms contain fitted wardrobes, cupboards, bed side lights and each has superb views over the old town and/or panoramic countryside views.

A large basement Utility room provides modern washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Access is also provided to the attached single garage. A further basement pool room houses lounger cushions, parasols and a small selection of pool toys.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Wheaton (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Andy, just got back from France and wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help with staying at your property in Seillans. All of us had an amazing time and loved the surrounding area, the weather, the locals, the restaurants and most of all your amazing house! It is a rare thing to have your highest expectations bettered by reality but all of our group commented on the fact that the house and pool were even better than the website shows and the location was just perfect.



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Exceptional residence in medieval town, large secluded gardens & swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Five Stars in Lovely Seillans

  • 5 of 5

Our three-generation American family (ages 12 to 78) spent the first week of July at this wonderful house. It is the model of what a vacation rental should be: extremely well-equipped and comfortable and well-located in the village but private. Sitting in the large garden near the pool under the olive and fig trees, smelling the lavender and looking up at Seillans’s Romanesque church, is idyllic. Most nights we ate at the long table under the grape arbor, which is enhanced by an excellent large grill. (The one night we ate out was at the splendid La Gloire de Mon Pere, about a minute away.) The kitchen is well-designed, so it was easy for us to work together to prepare meals. The house is nicely decorated with Provencal fabrics and has both a big living room and smaller sitting room, as well as various terraces, so it is easy to be sociable or private. The beds are comfortable. There is an excellent collection of books, videos and games, and the owners have thoughtfully provided a selection of local maps for use while at the house. The caretaker speaks good English and is very nice. Unlike many rentals, staples were left from previous visitors, so we didn’t need to buy things like vinegar and olive oil for our all-too-short stay. There’s a garage, but we never had to use it for any of our three cars because there was always parking at the edge of the boules court across the street. The bakeries and Tabac (with the International New York Times daily) are a five minute walk down into the lovely old town, as is the Bar Charlot, where our grandsons had a great time watching the World Cup with the townspeople. I cannot think of anything that would have further improved the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Beyond expectation! We were completely smitten...

  • 5 of 5

We were completely smitten, not only by the village of Seillans, the surrounding area, but by the Villa itself. As a group of 13, there could have been any number of different experiences, but ALL agreed, this was a most magical vacation, in an extraordinary area AND housed in a warm, comfortable, French Provincial countryside manor. Andy and his family made us feel welcomed as family from beginning to end. I hope to make this an annual affair! Beth Brewington

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Outstanding Villa in Charming Town

  • 5 of 5

This was the third year we've stayed at this lovely villa and we've already booked 2015. I can't say enough positive things about the villa, its location or the surrounding village of Seillans. We were welcomed as friends from our first visit. The villa is only a few steps away from La Gloire de Mon Pere restaurant -- our favorite spot for lunch or dinner, and is adjacent to the petanque courts where townspeople gather to drink and play a game of the French version of boule. Rooms are spacious and clean, there's wifi, and the pool is ideal after a warm day in the Provencal countryside. There are wineries and olive groves with award-winning oil nearby, and charming market towns for short day trips. Of all the places I've stayed at through the years, this ranks as my favorite -- we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful stay in this gorgeous house in Seillans. Both house and village were even better than we'd expected - and we'd had high hopes. Lots to do and see in the area, fabulous walks in all directions leaving from the village, the boulangerie was a short walk down the hill. Everything worked for our party of 12, aged from 14 to 60 and we had a fabulous stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfection in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The owner was more then helpful in my renting of the house for the first time. I loved it I have booked it for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

Perfect for a family & close friends holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The property was ideal for 14 of us to celebrate a family birthday together. The house, the gardens and the beautiful surroundings were perfect. As soon as we arrived we felt relaxed and made welcome. The house location is within walking distance of local restaurants, bars and shops. We only now need to find an excuse to be able to use again. Thanks to Andy & Lisa for allowing us to have such a memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Relais
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Le Harve
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Four Seasons Provence
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A8 - Junction 39 - Fayence
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Goire d'Mon Pere
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
L'Audibergue
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
La Napoule
Car: necessary

Seillans is recognised as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Set in spectacular, unspoilt scenery, the 'perched' village is a harmonious collection of pink, pastel houses, steeply terraced slopes with a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways, squares, rustic portals and arches, still surrounded in part by it's fortified ramparts. Delightful fountains and 'lavoirs' are a feature of the village and are found in almost every street. All the facilities of the village are within a couple of minutes walk of the house, including patisseries, restaurants and bars. Whilst a haven of tranquillity and beauty, the village is less than 45 minutes from Nice and 25 minutes from Cannes. The beautiful beaches of Frejus and St Raphael are less than 45 minutes distant. Also easily accessible is the Gorge du Verdon (45 mins) and Lac St Cassien (10 mins). Seillans is also perfectly placed to widely explore the beauty of the Cote d' Azur and Provence, given its proximity to the A8 motorway.

Other Activities: The Owner also offers a bespoke, guided, holiday tour service for groups of family/friends using the house as the base.

Golf: Europe’s most complete golf facility, Terre Blanche Golf Club has earned a position among the world’s top-level golf destinations and is less than 15 mins from our house. With a mild year-round climate, Terre Blanche provides an unrivalled environment for improving your game.

Offering the ultimate in Provence golf, the club features two 18-hole, par-72 championship courses – Le Riou and Le Château – designed by golf legend Dave Thomas to make the most of the lush hills and valleys.

Elevating Terre Blanche to international stature is the one-of-a-kind Albatros Golf Performance Center, a massive practice and training facility focused on achieving transformative results. On-site expertise encompasses BioMecaSwing Assessment and a David Leadbetter Golf Academy. This comprehensive training approach benefits players of all levels – from beginner to expert.

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Rates & Availability

From £1,600 Per week

Seillans House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,875
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,050
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
14 night minimum stay
£2,700
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
 
 
Autum
Sep 19 2015 - Nov 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,775
 
 
Spring
Apr 23 2016 - May 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,975
 
 
Early Summer
May 21 2016 - Jun 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £150 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Jul 15 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £150 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £150 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,875
 
 
Autum
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £650
Notes Weekly rental rates will be increased by £300 per week for groups of 13.

Payments can be made by BACS or by Credit Card. Credit card transaction fees are not included in the quoted rental rates and will be recovered at cost; 1.4% for UK cards, 1.9% for EU cards and 2.4% for cards issued outside of the EU.

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Amenities

Seillans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Heated towel rails
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Heated towel rails
    4th Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Heated towel rails
  • All bathrooms have been recently refurbished, with full size bath and integral pressurized shower units. Each bathroom also has a toilet, wash hand basin inset into vanity unit with large mirror, lighting and extraction. Electrically heated towel rails are also included in each bathroom. Bathrooms are all white tiled with red terracotta floor coverings.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Ground Suite - 1 queen , Large suite
    Ground adjoining - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Via suite (Kids)
    2nd Singles - 2 twin/ single , Seperate singles
    2nd Twin - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin
    2nd Double - 1 double
    4th Suite - 1 queen , Suite
    4th Double - 1 double
  • At Ground level are two cool 'summer' bedrooms. The main double bedroom is large, with 'lounge' seating area, fireplace and french windows to the front elevation of the house. A further window on the side elevation boasts beautiful views over the old town to the chateau. Leading off the main bedroom is a large family bathroom and further bedroom (2 single beds & cot) suitable for children. Please note; that the second bedroom is only accessible via the main ground floor suite. On the second level is one double bedroom, one twin (made up as a double) and a further twin (made up as 2 singles). These bedrooms are served by a modern bathroom with bath and shower. On the fourth floor is one large double bedroom suite, with dressing and seating area. And a further bedroom comprising 2 singles beds . This floor is also served by a modern bathroom. All bedrooms contain fitted wardrobes, cupboards, bed side lights and each has superb views over the old town and/or panoramic countryside views.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is comprehensively fitted out to a high standard. The living room provides satellite TV, DVD, Apple TV and digital music system. A wide selection of CDs, Videos and DVDs are also provided, together with an extensive selection of books and games for all family members. The dining room houses a substantial oak table and chairs which can be extended to seat 14 maximum. Both the kitchen and dining room provide for all the cutlery/equipment one would anticipate. The Kitchen is equipped with gas/electric hob, fridge freezer, dish washer and micro-wave oven. A separate large basement utility room houses washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron. All bedrooms are furnished with continental quilts, together with one bath and hand towel per person. The external, covered, dining area is furnished with a 3 x 1m teak table and chairs and large BBQ. A comprehensive assortment of hardwood loungers and chairs are also provided for use around the other terraces, pool and garden.

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