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BEAUTIFUL OLD STONE VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL & SPECTACULAR VIEW, VERY PEACEFUL

Sebastian

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL OLD STONE VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL & SPECTACULAR VIEW, VERY PEACEFUL

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Seillans - Le Rayol

Secluded location, 5 km from Seillans village, 4 bedrooms/ sleeps 7, 4 bathrooms

Le Rayol is a carefully renovated natural stone villa standing in 15 acres of terraced olive-groves, maritime pine trees and grass. The house faces south-east and the house-front and terraced patio (for 'al fresco' meals!) are covered by a beautiful old wisteria. Here you will find peace and quiet, summer breezes, carrying the scent of lavender, thyme, rosemary and pine, and a 'forever' view to die for.

In the white washed clear and simple decor of the house you will also find some family antiques. The windows have wooden shutters on the inside and out. There is a 12x6 m outdoor private swimming-pool and a breathtaking open view over the hills towards the sea. Easy winter-living: you will find central heating and a fire place for the cooler months of the year. The house also adjusts well for 2 people. There are no immediate neighbours. Shaded parking. Outdoor furniture provided. Please note that the last 800 metres or so of road to the property is not tarred and its condition varies depending on the weather. After many weeks of heavy rain (very rare during the main season) one has to drive carefully to avoid small rock protrusions. No need for 4x4 vehicles.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our 4 weeks at 'Le Rayol' were fantastic. It was a real pleasure to live there for such long holidays and we enjoyed every minute of it. It is a beautiful estate and all was perfect. We felt blessed by the complete seclusion of Le Rayol thanks to the substantial land surrounding it. The beauty of the nature, the animals and the privacy were really enjoyed by us when we made our walks through the environnement almost every day. Also we benefitted from the almost permanent cloudless skies to do a lot of 'star gazing' at night. You have developped a beautifully landscaped garden with numerous terraces and lovely olive trees.



Just to say how very much we all enjoyed our week at Le Rayol. It really is the most wonderful place - the beautifully furnished house, the superb pool with its breathtaking views and the magical gardens. We loved Seillans and enjoyed exploring many of the surrounding villages. Thank you again for letting us use your fantastic house.
May 2012
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Sebastian

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Very private; amazing, unobstructed view; peaceful and extraordinarily relaxing

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403459
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Seillans Esterel - Fayence
5

STUNNING! IT HAS EVERYTHING A FAMILY NEEDS.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful holiday and Le Rayol was everything we hoped for and more! It's just beautiful and in such a glorious setting, looking out across the valley to the hills in the distance.We all felt so lucky to have found Le Rayol and it will be the family holiday we shall always remember. We will certainly recommend it to friends. Sincere thanks
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403459
+43 6648480138
Seillans Esterel - Fayence
4

LOVELY RESTFUL STAY

  • 4 out of 5
What a beautiful and tranquil place - really lovely way to spend the holidays with a nice fire and lots of walking and reading.
The house is really special and so clean we felt immediately at home.
Between Sebastian and Nicole we felt completley taken care of and greatlly appreciated their superior customer service.
Our only disappointment we the weather as it rained a great deal.
One suggestion is to store some dry firewood for guests in the winter as there is a ton on the property, but it was all wet - buying it at the local markets gets a bit expensive. All else was truly wonderful
We took some really unique trips to the surrounding towns and to the Gorge de Verdon. We will be back!
Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403459
+43 6648480138
Seillans Esterel - Fayence
5

NOT " A GOOD YEAR" BUT TWO GOOD WEEKS !!!

Not " A Good Year" but two good weeks !!!
  • 5 out of 5
Wir haben zu viert die ersten beiden Oktoberwochen 2013 in "Le Rayol" verbracht.
Das besonders geschmackvoll und sehr gemütlich eingerichtete Haus liegt absolut ruhig und privat mitten im Wald. Da das Grundstück aus einem Olivenhain besteht, ist es sehr sonnig und bietet einen wunderschönen Blick über die Hügel der Provence. Obwohl es auch in der Provence um diese Jahreszeit keine 100- prozentige Garantie für ideales Poolwetter gibt, konnten wir den sehr gepflegten Pool doch noch ausgiebig nutzen und Sonne tanken. Aber auch ein gelegentliches stürmisches Gewitter hatte durchaus seinen Reiz, solange man mit einem guten Glas Rotwein gemütlich vor dem Kamin saß oder in der sehr gut ausgestatteten Küche selbst etwas zauberte.
Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und auch technisch funktioniert alles einwandfrei (inklusive Internet). Für eventuelle Fragen vor Ort wären jederzeit die sehr netten "Hausgeister" , Nicole und Jean- François, zu erreichen gewesen, wobei unsere leider sehr rudimentären Französisch- Kenntnisse kein Problem waren ( wozu gibt es schließlich Hände, Füße und Grimassen?). Auch mit Herrn Corti gab es einen sehr netten Kontakt via Email, so daß man auch hier Probleme ( die es jedoch nicht gab) prompt hätte lösen können.
Besonders erwähnenswert ist, daß jedes der sehr hübschen Schlafzimmer ordentliche Betten und ein sehr gut funktionierendes eigenes Bad mit Dusche, z.T. Wanne und WC hat, sodaß der Aufenthalt auch mit mehreren Personen angenehm ist.
"Le Rayol" liegt, wie wir fanden in einer besonders reizvollen Ecke der Provence, in der man die unterschiedlichsten Dinge unternehmen kann. Ganz in der Nähe befinden sich zahlreiche sehr kleine Bilderbuchortschaften ( allen voran das nur 5 km entfernte Seillans!) mit schönen Märkten, sowie besondere landschaftliche Schönheiten ( großartig -die Schlucht der Verdun). Aber auch Le Thoronet ( Kloster), Frejus, Grasse, die Côte d'Azur oder Monacco sind geschmeidig in einem Tagesausflug zu erreichen.
Von uns herzlichen Dank an Herrn Corti für die schönen Tage, die wir in " Le Rayol" verbracht haben. Gerne kommen wir nochmal zurück!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403459
+43 6648480138
Seillans Esterel - Fayence
5

PERFECT RETREAT FOR AN AUTUMN HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
We've stayed at quite a few different places over the years and I think this was by far the nicest place we've been to.

The house is tucked away in the forest surrounding the beautiful village of Seillans. It's very peaceful and there are lovely walks on your doorstep into the surrounding countryside if you want to just relax and not go very far.

Despite having the feel of being in the middle of nowhere its close to the village and only about 20 minutes to nearest supermarket in the next town. You're also only about an hour from the coast and the incredible Gorges du Verdon to the north.

The house itself is very comfortable and has everything to make you feel at home. I would have no hesitation in recommending it and hope to go back some day.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403459
+43 6648480138
Seillans Esterel - Fayence
5

FERRY TALE HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
We just spent a week in this beautiful old house together with our small children. Finding ''the perfect house'' for holiday is like winning at the lottery ..and we did. The location is very beautiful and peaceful with idlic old olive trees and spectacular view over the valley. There is the perfect place to break from the outside noise and connect with the nature.
The house is charming and very tasteful furnished, the swimming pool has a very good size. I found everything more beautiful than the pictures show.
We spent most of our time outside of the house enjoying the pool and the nature, we cooked lovely lunches and dinners with the fresh
food from the local market which is small but provides first quality products.
Would definitely be on my list to ''go back to''.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cornelia for your beautiful description of Le Rayol! I look forward to having you back one day.

Sebastian
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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403459
+43 6648480138
Seillans Esterel - Fayence
5

PARADISE

  • 5 out of 5
We've stayed at Le Rayol several times over the last few years, and every time we drive down that beautiful wooded track, we feel like we've come home. Yes, the kitchen is getting a bit tired and there's a bit of peeling paintwork, but it's the sort of place that hugs you from the moment you arrive. The situation is idyllic - gentle olive terraces that drop into a deep valley, surrounded by beautiful woods. Although the grass nearest the house and pool is neatly mown, the rest is left au naturel and is absolutely covered with wild flowers. Birds sing constantly. This year we kept being visited by large flocks of newly fledged long-tailed tits who massed in the various olive trees. The pool is large and well-maintained twice a week during the season. The stylish but homely living area is full of well-worn antiques that have obviously been loved by the family for years. The house and grounds are completely private, no other houses in sight or nearby, but it is still only 5 km to the pretty village of Seillans, where there are galleries, bar, restaurants (including the excellent new Chez Hugo), a very good take-away Pizza place and a well-stoked Huit a Huit supermarket that would be closed down for trade descriptions if it was in the UK (it closes until 3.30 at lunchtimes!). The lovely beaches at Theole sur Mer can be reached in 45 minutes (as can Cannes), and the region is studded with beautiful medieval hill villages like Fayence, Bargemon, the beautiful Mons, Callian and Montouroux - all great for lunch with a good selection of restaurants. But to be honest, if you're like us, you'll just chill by the pool, cook lovely food, read and paint and gaze in wonder at the view, the trees and the flowers. Paradise.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you love the place as we do, Pip and Chris! I look forward to welcoming you back anytime.

Kind regards

Sebastian
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Location

Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
St. Raphael/Frejus
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Les Adrets
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St. Raphael
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
http://www.where2golf.com/france/terre-banche-golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Le Rayol is situated on a hill side facing south-east towards the sea. It is surrounded by green hills and pine woods. The air is crystal clear. The next village is Seillans, a picturesque medieval place, classified as 'one of France's most beautiful villages', where the famous artist Max Ernst chose to spend the last years of his life. Seillans, with fountains, winding cobbled streets, shaded squares, with restaurants and cafés inviting you to sit outside and let village life go by. It has 2 boulangeries, a small supermarket, a chemist and a 'tabac'. Within a radius of 10 km, you can reach other medieval villages (villages perchés), also with weekly markets, antique shops, restaurants and cafes.

Nearby attractions:

Fayence, with supermarkets and all else you will need, 12km.

Bargemon (summer homes of Sir Elton John and David Beckham OBE), 10km.

Grasse, perfume centre of the world, 30km.

XII century Abbey Le Thoronet, 50km.

Canyon of the Verdon River (the largest in Europe),65km

Other Activities: soaring

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Seillans, Esterel - Fayence

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 6
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 7 nights
€2,400
 
 
Rate 7
30 Aug 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
for 7 nights
€1,700
 
 
Rate 8
4 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
for 7 nights
€1,000
 
 
Rate 9
25 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
for 7 nights
€900
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
Early spring
28 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€800
for 7 nights
€800
 
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 
 
Spring
11 Apr 2015 - 8 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
Late spring
9 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
Early summer
30 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
for 7 nights
€1,600
 
 
Summer
4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 7 nights
€2,400
 
 
Late summer
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
for 7 nights
€1,700
 
 
Autumn
26 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
for 7 nights
€1,000
 
 
Late autumn
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 30
Refundable Damage Deposit 1,000
Stay tax €0.4 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.
Notes Security deposit, refunded if no damage: 1000€
For rental periods of 2 weeks or more, a discount of € 200/week applies from the second week onwards; additional weekly cleaning services at € 15/hour
WiFi internet connection optional for € 30/week (book and pay upon reservation)
For longer winter lets: apply for rates. Heating according to usage. City tax of 0,40 €/person/night

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Seillans in Esterel - Fayence

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Gallery - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa Bed
    Bedroom nr. Kitchen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 suite with twin beds, bath and shower, wc extra. 1 bedroom with twin beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, each with en-suite shower and wc. 1 bedroom on gallery with sofa-bed, en-suite bathroom, bidet and wc.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Veranda ...
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Cleaning lady on request once a week (15 € per hour), guests staying-on longer than 1 week are obliged to have our cleaning lady in on a weekly basis on Saturdays for 3-4 hours (depending on how many people are staying for € 15 per hour). She will change the bed-linen and towels and clean the house. Swimming pool not enclosed. Twice weekly professional swimming pool maintenance during the main season. Outside store-room for garden furniture. Track towards the house not tarred for the last 800m or so, drive carefully if small rocks protruding. No need for 4x4 vehicle.
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