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Fayence: Superb new provencal home with private pool and gardens

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

South facing detached villa with pool, sleeps 8. Short walk from Fayence centre

L'Echappee Belle was designed and built for the owners and is set in its own terraced gardens in a small private domain of 3 provincial houses. It offers spacious modern living with uninterrupted, magnificent south facing views. The large lounge opens out via sliding doors onto a spacious, covered balcony, ideal for summer outdoor eating. It has TV, with UK Sky and French channels, DVD, free WiFi, modern inset fireplace and under floor geothermic heating with reverse cooling throughout the house. The large kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with all modern facilities.

There is also a utility room with washing machine and a downstairs WC. The 4 bedrooms comfortably sleep 8. The master has a king sized bed, built in wardrobes, private en-suite and opens out onto its own balcony. The second bedroom has a super sized bed, en-suite and south facing views. The upper landing has a large shower room, for the 2 other bedrooms. On the lower terrace is the 'salt water' filtered swimming pool, plus an outside shower

More Details

Bob and Maureen De Barr
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Bob and Maureen De Barr

Bob and I fell in love with Fayence when by chance we set off from Cannes after a busy Conference in the chic Cote D'Azur, in order to explore the wonders of Provence. Within a short drive we were passing a magnificent lake, the famous Lac de Saint Cassien which took our breath away. Fortunately we spotted an estate agents office and stopped to enquire where we were, to be told we were in the Commune of Fayence with its 5 hilltop villages, Fayence being the most bustling. And so our French adventure began! We bought a 40 year old house set in the most splendorous gardens, south facing with uninterrupted views. And then we planned to build a new villa L'Echappee Belle. 'Twas indeed an exciting adventure, flying down regularly to inspect the works, choose the materials, plan the garden and the pool and eventually sell the "old" house just as the new one L'Echappee Belle was completed in May 2007. Many, many happy holidays and quick weekend breaks have been had. Hope you love it as much as we do!!

Bob and Maureen De Barr purchased this villa in 2007

Why Bob and Maureen De Barr chose Fayence

Fabulous position with gloroius uninterruped views. All mod cons to make for easy living inside and outside and your own private pool and gardens. And a big plus.. just over 400 metres from the centre of Fayence, with its markets, restaurants and bars withing walking distance


Fayence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is a useful downstairs WC and wash hand basin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , cot if required
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite with bath and shower and south facing balcony Bedroom 2 is also south facing with large 2 metre bed and en-suite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For those seeking short breaks outside peak times, again we offer flexibility on number of days stay. All bed linen and towels is provided, with the exception of beach towels. A Mama's and Papa's cot is available but we would ask mothers to supply their own baby's cot sheets and covers, particularly for new born babies. The villa is thoroughly cleaned by our housekeeper before your arrival and our pool man and gardener take care of the outside.


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Fayence: Superb new provencal home with private pool and gardens
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Wonderfull property. Lovely views . Great location throughly enjoyable.

  • 4 of 5

Would have given 5 stars other than we were informed on arrival that AC not available which could have been upsetting in the middle of summer, the 6 of us where there the Bank Holiday week at the of May when temperatures where high 20s. We also had 2 of the 4 cisterns not shutting down when flushed. Saying that, the property was fantastic indoors and out with a smashing pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Martin, thank you for your kind comments and delighted you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and it's pool!! We do not have AC as we have a more Eco friendly heating and reverse cooling system. The temperature of your week in May was unusually hot otherwise our caretaker would have set the reverse cooling for you. Likewise he would have called our plumber to resolve the cistern issue. Have to say we are surprised that they did not function properly and it is the very first time we've had this issue However thank you for letting us know- this is appreciated so we shall make sure this issue is resolved before our next guests. Thanks again for your lovely but constructive comments. Best wishes. Maureen and Bob
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Beautiful Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a week in Fayence. The villa was fantastic and in a great location. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you had a lovely time at our villa in Fayence and much appreciate your comments. Thank you!
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Beautiful villa near Fayence

  • 5 of 5

L'Echappee Belle is a beautiful villa located near Fayence. The villa is spacious, on two levels, has a nice patio and a large pool, the property is kids friendly. All amenities necessary for a comfortable sejour are available. Fayence, a beautiful "village perche" in its own right, is very conveniently located, permitting easy visits from the Mediterranean shore to the Gorges du Verdon. The owners have been very responsive to any demands we had. A special notice for Kevin Weir, the manager, who went out of his way to help us.

We loved the property and will gladly return for a future vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that our visitors from across the pond in the USA enjoyed the beauty of Fayence and our villa. We really appreciate the comments made about Kevin our caretaker! He and his wife Soisic do all they can to ensure our guests have a wonderful holiday.
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Everything you expect...and more

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our holidays near Fayence a couple of years in a row in various villas of the same luxury class. It is fair to say that L'Echappee Belle stood out from all of them. The house combines a great location in real walking distance from the village with the superb views and calm you would normally only find in houses which are distant from a town center. The house has 4 really sizeable bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms which are truelly suited for 8. Decoration is very pleasant and everything you need for a holiday is present and catered for with a touch of family atmosphere to it.

We have spent many holidays in France and have often had negative elements to say about a rental but in this case, we really cannot find anything. Great place to stay in a very interesting area with lot's to see and visit or with pubs and restaurants a stroll away for those who just want to relax French style...

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nice Cote D'Azur
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bistrot Fayencois
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
4 seasons at Terre Blanche
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Junction 39 of A8
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Fayence, which is a few minutes quick walk from the villa is the largest of 5 beautiful perched villages in a stunning valley, overlooking the Esterel mountains. It offers beauty with its squares,restaurants, bars and all the bustle of a typical small French town, but with easy access to the beaches and nightlife of the nearby Cote D'Azur: Cannes, Nice, St.Tropez, Monte Carlo. The bustling Fayence market is held Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday. For golfers, the fabulous Four Seasons Golf Club at Terre Blanche, reputed to be the crowning glory of golf in Provence, is a few minutes drive away. Its fairways can be seen from the villa. Fabulous spa facilities are also at Terre Blanche or Domaine de Fayence whilst the home of some of the best gliding in Europe can be found in Tourettes. Le Lac de St Cassien, a beautiful large fresh water lake, with fishing, boating, kayaks, pedalos, horse riding and restaurants is 15 minutes away. For winter, ski resorts are just over 1 hour north of Fayence.

Golf: The Four Seasons Golf Club, Terre Blanche; Chateau de Taulane; Claux Amic; Mandelieu la Napoule; Saint Endreol; Opio Valbonne and Valescure Golf and Tennis Club. All are within driving distance of the Villa, with Terre Blanche the closest.

Ski: North of Fayence lies L'Audiberge which is a small ski environment, suitable for beginners and is about 3/4 hour away. For more advanced skiers, Greoliers-les Neiges has larger slopes of 1400-1800 metres with 30 Km of pistes and is about 1 hour 15 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $620.35

We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, plus a 20%security deposit which is refundable. Guests will be sent our booking form, terms and conditions and billing confirmation.
Cleaning at end of holiday, linen and towels, pool and garden maintenance fully inclusive. Change of linen/ towels if the holiday is for 2 weeks or more

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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