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Peaceful 4 bedroomed private house with pool in 8 acre grounds

Marjie Edwards

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Marjie Edwards

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Peaceful 4 bedroomed private house with pool in 8 acre grounds

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Fayence Villa Rental Photos and Description

Character house in private parkland with stunning views, close to Fayence

Here there is total privacy owing to its commanding position, and views nearly all the way round, sometimes glimpsed through trees. This privacy is not easy to find in an area which is more and more sought after because of its beauty and stunning scenery.

It is the setting that makes this house truly remarkable. We are close to our local hill villages, shops and supermarkets, and only half an hour from the coast. However, once you arrive you are in your own private paradise.

The amount of land here protects you from the outside world, and gives children lots of space to explore without them having to leave the property. The land could be described as wooded parkland, and has a variety of indigenous trees.

There are interesting walks and stone walls, making it a wonderful spot to walk or do your early morning 'constitutional' before having breakfast on the terrace. To awaken each morning to the stunning views of the mountains lifts the spirits for the rest of the day.

Access is very easy (not one of those tortuous steep approaches which so often go with a view) and ample easy parking. To arrive you follow the long driveway through natural woodland and finally arrive at the fountain and fishpond outside the house. This unique hilltop position, a registered bird sanctuary, ensures total privacy.

It is a nature lover’s paradise with the variety of different trees, such as olive, fig, mimosa, oak, pines, and an abundance of wild herbs. The therapeutic smell of the pines, lavender, wild thyme and marjoram, combined with the music of the cicadas and occasional golden oriole during the day, and the tree frogs and scope owl in the evenings, make this a truly magical place.

Having been to a lot of places on holidays in the past, we think this takes some beating! Fayence is set back from the coast and thus avoids the traffic and crowds, but is within easy reach if you do have the urge to visit (Cannes, Frejus 30 mins, Nice 50 mins, Italy hrs, Gorge de Verdun 2hrs)

But there is plenty to occupy you here. There is outstanding scenery with olive groves, vineyards, local gorges and rivers, and the surrounding hills change their aspect with the time of day and the weather – usually with varying shades of blue as they recede into the distance. There are 8 hill villages in the vicinity and each one holds free events, concerts and 'balls' throughout the summer. Sometimes its difficult to decide which one to go to

Fayence has a population of about 5,000, and hence is well provided with shops of all descriptions. It also has markets on 3 mornings a week. Markets are also held in the other villages, and at Le Muy there is a huge market every Sunday morning.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marjie Edwards (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Marjie Edwards

We have lived in this area for many years now and so are well placed to help you with any questions you might have. We have travelled a lot on holidays, and think that this is the most wonderful area to be. It has everything - fantastic scenery, medieval villages, lots of good restaurants and shops of all descriptions.

Marjie Edwards purchased this villa in 1989

Why Marjie Edwards chose Fayence

We originally moved to this area because although it was within easy commuting distance to the coast it was still very rural and unspoilt - as well as being breathtakingly beautiful. We bought an apartment in the village of Seillans, but after 3 years we decided that Fayence was a better place to be because it was larger and more lively.

Over the years we have updated and refurbished the house and always do our utmost to make sure the letting season goes smoothly without mishaps. The house is now a comfortable and spacious home carefully maintained, and we try to do everything possible to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and trouble free stay. The grounds afford total privacy and plenty of space. It is away from roads and hence is peaceful and relaxing. As this is our home we are able to oversee the property ourselves and it isn't left to languish uncared for as is sometimes the case.

When the house is let we live in our small apartment in Fayence village.

What makes this villa unique

We first saw an aerial picture of this place in an estate agents office, even before he had got round to putting it in the window. We were given directions and came round to see it straight away. Immediately we fell in love with it, and even though it was run down we could see its potential and imagine how it would be after care and attention was lavished on it.

The interesting stone wall configurations, the well, the terraces, the long entrance drive culminating in a round fish pond in front of the house – to us it was a special place. Even the name was special – ‘La Pierre Qui Chante’ on a rusty sign hanging from the entrance pillar as we arrived that first time. We do have ‘a stone that sings ‘on the terrace in front of the kitchen doors. It rings when you tap it with another stone. No one knows why.

We have traced La Pierre Qui Chante back to the land survey of 1849 - when they started doing them.The building was no doubt on this spot because of it's incredible situation. There is easy access from the road (no precipitous inclines) yet it has a commanding view. If it weren't for the trees it would be 360°. As it is you have views to the South and the North, with glimpses to the East and West. Consequently it is not overlooked and is completely private in it's 8 acre grounds.

In spite of this it is very close to all the amenities that the area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we had an absolutely lovely holiday. It is the most beautiful spot we are all agreed - and we don't need to tell you that; I hope we can return soon. Thank you for your kind hospitality. I have some lovely photographs to look at once I get a minute with all the unpacking! Many thanks again for a wonderful holiday from all of us.
Aug 2010
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Peaceful 4 bedroomed private house with pool in 8 acre grounds
average rating of 4.75 based on 19 reviews

The most wonderful villa in Provence

  • 5 of 5

During the years we have rented several houses in Provence but this villa which we rented for one great week in August 2008 was without comparison the most wonderful and charming place we have stayed and we had a really fantastic holiday. All of the rooms were big and each had its own unique qualities. The villa had everything you could need and a few things beside and the area is lovely quiet and relaxing. The pool and garden are superb and from the large terrace there are beautiful views of the mountains. The owners were very welcoming and their restoration of the house and the property is excellent. It truly was a magical place to be, so a week simply flew by. The only minus was our own poor planning not booking for two weeks. We would certainly recommend this place to anyone, families with small children or teenagers or a group of friends. Jens and Pia, DK

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always very grateful when our customers give us such positive feedback. This encourages us in our efforts to always try to improve the property and make our guest's holidays truly memorable. We realise the importance of people's holidays and we try to put ourselves in their place when it comes to providing comforts and amenities. We try to give as accurate a description as possible so that they don't get any unpleasant surprises!
San Diego, California, USA

A first rate property, exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son, daughter-in-law and I rented this property for one week in June/July 2014 and wished we had stayed longer. The property is charming, on top of a hill, and very secluded. It is in a beautiful rural setting, but also close to a full range of amenities in the village of Fayence, which is 10-15 minutes drive from the house.

The house is immaculate: tastefully furnished and decorated, with artistic accents; well-maintained and fully equipped. The grounds are extensive, with a nice pool and a charcoal BBQ, which we enjoyed using. The owners, Marjie and Tony, live in the house most of the year, but relocate to their nearby apartment during rental periods. They are on hand to greet you on arrival and easy to contact if you need help or have any questions. We really enjoyed meeting them; they are very pleasant, humorous, interesting people and very helpful in ensuring you get maximum value from your stay. In our case my wife’s birthday was the day after we arrived and I wanted to arrange a glider ride for her - Fayence is a renowned center for gliding. Tony was diligent in making the arrangements with the Gliding Club in advance of our arrival, which greatly simplified the process from my standpoint. Doing business with Marjie and Tony was straightforward, and they were prompt in returning our security deposit at the end.

Fayence is a lovely village with a good selection of restaurants. We enjoyed: Table D’Yves for an upscale, but not over the top, experience; L’Auberge Fleurie for seafood; and both Strega and La Terrasse for pizza and salads. We also enjoyed the fish soup and stuffed mussels at Strega. Marjie and Tony recommended L’Echapee Belle, a small restaurant with an interior courtyard in nearby St Paul-en-Foret, which we also liked.

There are several quaint villages near Fayence, such as Mons and Seillans, that are worth visiting for a glimpse of a bygone age but we really enjoyed Tourrettes. Walking the streets was like visiting an art exhibition - local artists had integrated their creations into the architecture of the village and it seemed there was a surprise every time we turned a corner. I think the tourist office had a map outlining a walk through the village that would see every exhibit, but we opted to freelance it and nonetheless had a very enjoyable experience.

All in all, we can highly recommend this property and would certainly consider a return visit. Our thanks to Marjie and Tony for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A splendid week in Fayence

  • 5 of 5

Our Norwegian family of 4 spent a week at La Pierre Qui Chante during this year’s summer vacation.

Tony and Marjie welcomed us and informed us of everything we needed to know about the house and the nearby area. They followed up by a few phone calls the next days, to make sure that everything was all right with is. Very professional. Everything in the villa and the property is well looked after, well equipped and has everything you need.

The total privacy and the property’s unparalleled location make it a private paradise. Relaxing, swimming in the pool, barbequing in the evening, enjoying a glass of wine while looking at the wonderful scenery makes you forget the everyday buzz. I (the father of the house) am a runner, and a morning run in the nearby forests where you can smell the summer in Provence is highly recommended.

Our children loved looking after Miss Daisy (the property cat), and have already starting to ask when we plan to see her again.

We enjoyed a day trip to Cannes one day, and visited the local food market on Fayence where we also enjoyed a good lunch another day.

But most of the time was spent at La Pierre Qui Chante. We played table tennis, had a family Petanque tournament every evening, before we rounded the evening off in the living room with a good book and a game of Yahtzee.

We hope to back again, and since the house is so spacious we may bring some more family members next time.

Thank you Tony and Marjie.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

a charming and quiet hilltop retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we were looking for, a quiet and beautiful spot with an impressive amount of outdoor space, lovely pool, and an interior with character. Right in the heart of a beautiful part of Provence, spitting distance from a handful of extraordinary medieval towns. Not far (but not too close) to the busy coastal beaches, perfect for a day trip. The highlight of the area for us were the swimming holes in the rivers in the gorges up near Mons. Ideal for two families sharing. Thanks again Tony and Marjie.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Stunning Provence Property

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I along with our 2dogs spent 10 sunny days at this villa, it was exactly what we were expecting and we received a very warm welcome from Tony and Marjie, who were on hand to help with information on walking in the area and they also arranged the necessary vet appointment for our return to the uk.

The villa's location is truly unique and was absolutely perfect for us.

Everything about the villa, grounds and pool was immaculate and very well looked after.

We can't rate this property highly enough and very much hope to visit again in the future.

Bill,Evonne, Toby and Sammie.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

La Pierre Qui Chante - a hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of myself, my husband, our two daughters aged 20 and 23 and three of their friends. To please such a diverse group is not easy but I'm glad to say our wonderful stay in Fayence satisfied all. The accommodation was great, especially the pool and its surroundings. Many happy lunches and dinners were spent in the lovely covered patio area. We all enjoyed the table tennis, bat and ball in the pool and the swing chairs were regularly used during lazy afternoons. It was a bonus having Wi-Fi, a great telly with Sky on which to watch the Olympics, and free telephone calls to the UK (and many other countries). The house and garden were very clean and presentable and well equipped.

We enjoyed perfect weather on all but one day (during which we watched a spectacular thunderstorm).

The owners were very welcoming and went out of their way to be helpful and ensured our needs were accommodated.

The area has fantastic variety. We enjoyed a fun day out in Monaco. My husband had the time of his life experiencing driving the track! We also had a great day out to the Gorge which was stunning. But mostly we enjoyed pottering around the pretty local villages and taking in the atmosphere. I would recommend Le France for a good meal - great service and lovely food.

We hope to come again one day. It is very unusual for us to ever revisit a place but Fayence, and in particular Le Pierre Qui Chante, really ticked all the boxes for us. However, I'm not sure if we would attempt driving down in one day again as it was a very exhausting journey. Thank you Tony and Marjie for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Paul en Foret
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Domaine de Terre Blanche
Nearest Train
36 Kilometres
St. Raphael
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
A8 junction 39
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
St Paul en Foret
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Lac St Cassien
Car: necessary

Long the dream location of Francophiles the world over, Provence with its views, light, colours and the smell of lavender in the air is intoxicating. The climate here is the best in France and visitors from Northern Europe come here to escape their own uncertain weather. Fortunately with all this popularity there is lots of space – especially if you venture here inland where rural life continues and you will find unspoilt countryside, vineyards and olive groves.

This part of the South of France, set back from the coast, has retained its beauty whilst having every facility imaginable.

Fayence is the main village in a group of 8 which constitute the ‘Pays de Fayence’. It is an ideal size (5000 inhabitants in the commune) – large enough to have all the facilities and infrastructure, yet still small enough to keep its character and village atmosphere. There is a cultural centre and outside theatre where shows and plays are held, and dances and summer events are held in the market square outside the church.

Each of the villages has its own character, summer festivals, dances and events. There are markets, countless good restaurants, shops of all kinds, including supermarkets, bars, garages - and all of the villages provide free parking.

There are gorges, lakes, and rivers to explore, vineyards and olive mills, making Fayence a fantastic holiday area.

The house itself is between the villages of St.Paul en Foret (5 mins) and Fayence (10 mins). There is tennis, riding, golf, gliding nearby (all within 10 minutes), and also a large lake (St. Cassien) for water sports 20 minutes away.

Fayence is about half way between Draguignan and Grasse, and Nice Airport is only 50 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

From €2,140 Per week

Fayence Villa Rental Rates

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May 16 2015 - Jun 5 2015
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Jun 6 2015 - Jul 3 2015
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Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
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Aug 29 2015 - Sep 26 2015
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A refundable security deposit is payable with the final installment 60 days before arrival

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Fayence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , new 2007
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , new 2007
    Downstairs toilet - toilet
    Upstairs toilet - toilet
  • The bathrooms are recently refurbished, a good size, and are light and airy.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Princess - 1 queen
    Blue - 2 twin/ single , can be made into large double
    Rose - 2 twin/ single , can be made into large double
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
  • All of the bedrooms are furnished with 2 bedside tables and either a dressing table, desk or table;and a wardrobe. They are all equiped with fans, and have rugs on the floors. The beds are made up for you before you arrive, so let us know beforehand if you would like a paire of the twin beds made into a large double.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
La Pierre Qui Chante has a table tennis table and a boules terrain. The area surrounding the house, including the terraces and swimming pool area is relatively flat. The pool is unfenced and quite close to the house, although the steps to it could easily be blocked by a barrier. There is a security alarm fitted to the pool. However, supervision of young children is always advisable where swimming pools are concerned. The fishpond is also accessible, although it has a low wall round it and isn't deep anyway. Nevertheless, the fish would prefer to have it to themselves! To access the house itself there are 2 low steps, and the ground floor has 2 levels, separated by 4 shallow steps. Although 3 of the bedrooms are twins, it is possible to join beds together to make a king size if we are notified in advance. Telephone calls are free to French mobiles and also to fixed phones in many countries. We supply a list in the house.

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