Provencal House in Seillans, Provence, France - Stunning Location, peaceful but close to many activities, the perfect holiday destination
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About Deborah Fitzpatrick
We bought La Bergerie having fallen in love with Seillans and the beauty of the surrounding area, we have a large family all of whom love holidaying in this beautiful part of the world. It has always been a dream of ours to spend more time in the South of France and this is the place that has become our heaven on earth to share with family and friends for hopefully many years to come. Our house is extremely comfortable and we use it year round as the location lends itself to summer and winter pursuits including skiing.
Deborah Fitzpatrick purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Deborah Fitzpatrick chose Seillans
When we first visited La Bergerie we fell in love with the views, the house and the magnificent grounds. Seillans itself is one of the most beautiful villages in France, steeped in history and with its lively markets, vineyards, olive groves, galleries, fabulous restaurants and the cooking school it is a perfect palce to spend time. The summers are hot, the spring and autumn pleasantly warm and winters mild - a welcome change from home! It was important to us that the house was easy to reach if we want to escape just for a weekend. It was also important that there is a 'depth' to the area - plenty of artistic, cultural, historical and sporting diversions especially skiing to keep us occupied.
What makes this Villa unique
When we stay at La Bergerie we feel extremely comfortable and fortunate to have such a beautiful property with an aspect, climate and provencal aroma that we couldn't have in London. The house is very private and peaceful as it is not overlooked, however we can walk into the village for dinner or to a local music festival if we want too. It is easily accessible to the coast and with Nice being served by multiple airlines it gives us easy access to a region with many attractions and places of interest. The time we spend by the pool and the lunches on our terrace with a glass of rose are heaven. We hope that we are able to spend more time there!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perched in Provence
Our family spent a week at La Bergerie in August. despite the predictable crowds in Provence, we experienced quiet beauty in a home with everything we could ask for and more. I’ve been a regular VRBO user for easily 15 years. This home surpassed all prior experiences. It is set outside of a beautiful perched village with olive groves and vineyards and vistas all around. The home has multiple patios and decks to relax with wine and a good book for those days you don’t wander off to see the beach, or a nearby market, museum, etc. it is tastefully furnished with a thoughtful, creative eye and worked very well for a family of two parents and three adult children.
This is a beautiful villa in a beautiful part of France. It's equipped with everything you need for a short or long stay. I can't think of anything that I could say was missing. We enjoyed many a day visiting the local hilltop villages as well as just lazying around the superb pool. Most evenings were spend eating dinner on the veranda and watching the night sky. I highly recommend the villa for anyone wanting to visit this part of France.
Really beautifully presented comfortable villa with a fantastic view.
We had a lovely week, thoroughly enjoying the view, the pool and good local walking. Thoroughly recommended.
Very relaxing - peaceful location
Ideal location for family or group holiday.
Very well equipped property with excellent outdoor space and pool area.
Seillans is a lovely hill side village
It was lovely to host you and your family.
We have stayed in many villas over the years and we would rate this one as the best to date. The layout makes living so easy, the spacious terraces, the fantastic pool etc, etc all brilliant. We loved the tasteful decor, the excellent equipment in the kitchen, quality beds & bed linen. We greatly appreciated the generous provision of all basic materials for kitchen, laundry, inflatables, pool towels (very unusual in our experience) ........well, almost everything really.
Debbie was a delight to deal with an Marie Louise the housekeeper an added bonus, we cannot recommend this villa more highly.
So glad you had a great time and loved our villa.
The most beautiful villa in a gorgeous setting
We had a fabulous Easter at La Bergerie with family and friends
Special interest holidays:
Cookery Courses can be arranged at the Institute De Gastronomy and we can arrange for Yoga sessions and beauticians to come to the villa for massage, manicures, pedicures and facials.
The French Riviera with it’s beaches, restaurants, night life and all the various attractions of the coastline is a short drive away. The long sandy beaches of Fréjus and St Raphael are child-friendly and offer watersports with coaching facilities. Those seeking to 'chill' away from the crowds will be more at home at one of the many beach clubs where the music is 'cool' and the seafood impressive! We can recommend the Marco Polo Club in Théoule-sur-Mer about 30 minutes away.
NICE AIRPORT: Regular daily flights from London and other major UK and international airports.
TRAINS: Nice station connects to the TGV network with services to London St Pancras. Cagnes-sur-Mer station has train services to points along the Côte d’Azur.
TAXIS: Available by telephone.
ROAD: A8 autoroute is 20 minutes away.
CAR RENTALS: Airport or railway station.
BUSES: To Nice and all parts of the region. Flat fare €1.50 per journey!
The beautiful medieval village of Seillans is approximately 15 minutes walk/ 5 mins drive, with bakery, cafe, butcher, and a number of very good restaurants in the heart of the village. The larger village of Fayence with its traditional market is a 10 minute drive away.
Under 1 hour:
Nice, Nice airport, Grasse, Cap d’Antibes, Juan les Pins etc. Eze, Villefranche, St Jean Cap Ferrat.
St Tropez is about 1 hours away, Aix-en-Provence is about 1.5 hours and Marseilles 2 hours.
There is a tennis cub with tennis courts for private hire in Seillans.
Four Seasons Spa at Terre Blanche is one of the most stunning and luxurious of its kind in Europe, whilst the Spa and beauty centre at the Domaine de Fayence is much less expensive. Both spas are a very short drive away
The Four Seasons hillside, two-level, 3,200-square-metre facility boasts 12 treatment rooms complete with showers and heated blankets in addition to two VIP couples' suites. Each has a double whirlpool bath, steam shower and large outdoor terrace with cabana. It opens between 7am and 9pm every day and also offers a variety of massage, body and facial treatments a salon and health/well-being assessments.
The area is full of spectacular walks, often along ancient trails that can be found on Napoleonic (and older) maps. It is also prime cycling country, with many cycling clubs situated nearby and the Tour de France passing through the area every year. The French take their cycling seriously, and local drivers are very respectful of cyclists on the roads. The beautiful Gorge du Verdon (hiking, camping, white water rafting) and Lac St Cassien (picnicing, swimming, canoeing, sail boarding) are close by.
Have you ever thought of flying silently above some of the most beautiful countryside in the world? The famous Aerodrome de Fayence is only ten minutes away, and offers initiation gliding flights, discovery courses and much more.
Dining out is a real treat in Seillans and the surrounding area. Michelin-star restaurants in the area include: Le Castellaras (between Seiilans and Fayence - , Auberge des Fontaines d’Aragon in Montauroux, Hostellerie les Gorges de Pennafort in Callas and Restaurant Faventia in Tourrettes.
In Seillans itself, a personal favourite is Chez Hugo, fine dining may be enjoyed at 'Les deux Rocs', a very old and beautiful restaurant/hotel with an outdoor terrace, while more while more informal dining (outside in summer) is a must in the main square.