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Exceptional manor in heart of medieval town, swimming pool and private gardens

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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 multiple family or friend groups 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 HDTV, 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.

The property lies in the heart of Seillans old town, over looking both the Place-de-la-Republic and Place-du-Thouron. The Place-du-Thouron is home to ‘La Gloire de Mon Pere’ restaurant, a boulangerie and a small epicerie. The Place-de-la-Republic is the principal village square and provides space for boules and car parking. As the principal village meeting place, the Place-de-la-Republic hosts various village events throughout the year, such as; a small weekly farmers market, occasional antique fairs and the annual ‘Bastille Day’ celebration. As you would expect of such a central location in the old town, some noise from village life and celebration is inevitable at times.

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 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

Owner
Andrew Wheaton
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house worked perfectly for our multi-generation, extended family 70th birthday celebration. It has a lovely feel as it is a family home, not just a rental with no character. The village is wonderful - lots of character, beautifully preserved with most of the amenities you need. I loved going out every morning to fetch croissants and baguettes! And with a large group, it was a relief not to have to get into cars every time we wanted to go out for a meal or a coffee. There are several options for both in the village.



The convenience of parking right across the street was terrific. There was only one time in our 2 weeks that we couldn't get into that area. And having the village boules court right there adds to the ambiance! We had our own game there one night which was great fun.



The house is well-equipped and very comfortable and the caretaker, Sarah-Jane, was great to deal with and very quick to respond to any questions we had.



Date of arrival 24 September 2017
Sep 2017
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Amenities

Seillans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
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
  • 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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Exceptional manor in heart of medieval town, swimming pool and private gardens
average rating of 4.964286 based on 60 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: June 2014
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5

Great stay in this lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this lovely, characterful house. The location in this truly unique village was excellent - everything is just a short walk away and there's plenty of very convenient parking opposite.

It's an ideal house for large family gatherings. The outside eating areas are lovely and there's also a large dining table inside which we had to resort to on one occasion! It was great to have 3 good restaurants and 2 boulangeries so close, and we made good use of the fabulous Argentinian barbecue! The culinary highlight was undoubtedly the meal cooked for us "at home" by local chef Benjamin. He made our 40th wedding anniversary very memorable.

The house is very well equipped and maintained and we found Sarah-Jane the caretaker very helpful.

There's lots to explore in the area - the other lovely mountain villages and towns and the awesome Gorge de Verdon. There are plenty of beaches within about an hour's drive, but it was always good to come back to the peace of Seillans.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Fantastic Family Holiday in Seillans

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 including 2 teenagers and grandparents had a great stay in this beautifully presented and equipped large villa. Lots of sun, BBQs and time by the pool. Plus plenty of visits to the great Gloire de Mon Pere,a few steps away from the front gate.

Wonderful holiday, hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Our Fourth Fabulous Year

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent our fourth holiday in wonderful Maison Hirondelle in Seillans. As a party of teenagers, parents and guests the house and village are the perfect base for all ages. There are endless walks direct from your front door, whether it's to the Boulangerie for croissants and baguettes, or to trek in the forests, or to walk through the incredibly beautiful village streets. We went to the lake, and twice to eat at our old favourite La Gloire de Mon Pere, across the road, and for the first time to Les Deux Rocs also fabulous. The Wheaton's as ever provided friendly and responsive help throughout booking and the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Wonderful villa with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a relaxing stay at this villa at the beginning of July and it was the perfect way to start off my summer.

The villa was well equipped and the rooms were kept cool which was a welcome relief to the temperature outside. The pool provided a perfect setting to lounge around in after enjoying walks around the picturesque village. A large dining table located outside, in the shade of grape vines, was a lovely place to sit down and eat our meals and we also enjoyed a lovely meal at the restaurant that was a minute's walk away; 'La Glorie de Mon Pere'.

I would happily stay at the villa again and I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Delightful house in a quiet environment for socializing and spending wonderful time together

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week together in the house with a big company of three families including many children.

The house offered something for everyone. Beautiful mornings on the terrace, cozy moments under the olive trees, the sun or in the pool. Lovely evenings in the back at the barbecue or at the french restaurant just in the corner. Seillans is close to the major cities at the french Riviera, and nearby several vineyards that we visited during our stay. We had a marvelous week and loved every minute in the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry $367.01
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.93

Please note that we do not provide pool or beach towels. We can provide towels for the pool and beach at an additional cost of €8 per towel.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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