Space, serenity, seclusion and yet a short walk to the village through the grounds. Idyllic setting ' the nearest thing
The property consists of 2 houses set in several acres of its own land. The main house dates from 1804, having been a farmhouse (with a hay-loft). It is reached at the end of its own drive, 500m from the road. The second house is a converted cheese factory about 30 metres from the main house.The grounds originally included a jasmine garden (for the local parfumerie) and a working mill - now in ruin - powered by the lively perennial stream which still flows just as vigorously through the property (it is augmented by springs on the edge of the property above the house). The whole property is in a valley, which slopes towards the adjoining medieval village of Seillans. The farmhouse affords stunning views of this exquisite village. Guesthouse looks out on the meadow and shallow stream. Not rented on its own, but with farmhouse for small supplement.
The annex is suitable for adolescents or very young adults.
Practical description: Not a clinical buy to rent property but a home with a soul, its walls adorned with good books and excellent art and objects collected by the owners from far away lands where they have lived. Period furniture and natural materials throughout. Highest quality bed linen purchased from various five star hotels.
Property not suitable for people with severe disabilities. However, if in a wheelchair, access is possible to the middle bedrooms, the drawing room and kitchen, the pool and some of the grounds.
3 separate terraces, two with Raj tents, high quality outdoor furniture, table tennis, acres of lush grounds, a brook with naturally shaded areas for reading, snoozing or just getting away from it all. Gushing spring, figs, cherries, grapes, peaches. Perfect place to be with extended family: 'you can be alone together'. And you do not have to be chauffeur in residence. The village is reached on foot through the grounds.
If you are aspiring to Paradise, this could be it.
Properties modernised, yet full of local charm: Coast/Beach
Lake 15 minutes away. Coast about 30 minutes.
Terres Blanches course 10 minutes away. Other clubs less than an hour away.
Special interest holidays
Cookery courses available by special arrangement.
Nice airport 50 minutes away.
Grasse, St Raphael, St Paul de Vence, St Tropez, Cannes ,
Bargemon, Claviers are all between 15 and 30 minutes away.
Good restaurants in village and nearby Bargemon Mons.Gourmet ones in Fayence and Montauroux. Seillans boasts a post office, a pharmacy, a baker and a mini supermarket.Not to forget the lovely Tilleul et Citron and its sinfully delicious chocolate fondants, or Pepperoni Pizzas, the best this side of Italy. Banks and many more stores are to be found in nearby Fayence. French owner has own guide to the region which tells you about the best of Provence. As a family we have eaten in all the restaurants we write about.
'Some spots are the cradle of genius.Provence is one': Laurence Durell must have had Seillans, Callian, Tourettes,
St Paul en Foret and Bargemon in mind when he wrote the above.
Astounding scenery. Centuries-old perched villages, manicured vineyards, fields of lavender, scented olive groves and the blues and mauves of the rolling hills when evening falls will linger in your memory for ever.The beauty of the sky of Provence has inspired many writers and artists not only on both sides of the Atlantic, but also from Russia.
Kipling who gave up holidaying in Switzerland for South of France once wrote: 'It was through the eyes of France that I commenced to see'. He must have meant the South...
Seillans has been and still is home to famous artists, writers, film stars, opera singers and politicians.Bruce Chatwin wrote his last book UTZ in the chateau, while Max Ernst perhaps thought out many of his works in his house just above.The sculptress Mitzi Solomon Cunliffe who designed the BAFTA award also lived in Seillans.Some of work can be seen in Seillans.
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