This luxurious detached 300m2 villa, completely renovated in 2008, is located just five minutes drive from the hill-top village of Callian. Villa Gevanette can comfortably accommodate 10-12 people. It is particularly suitable for multiple families and/or families with children. This beautiful villa has been renovated with the help of an architect and is superbly decorated. The villa is surrounded by a 15.000 sqm flat terrain with oak, olive and pine trees.
The area surrounding Villa Gevanette is richly endowed with beautiful villages such as Montauroux, Fayence, Seillans and Tourrettes. It is situated just north of the Esterel National Park in the Canton de Fayence in the Var, a particularly beautiful part of the South of France. The Var remains unspoilt with plenty of scenic countryside, charming villages, markets, fantastic restaurants and fascinating sights to explore. The famous Terre Blanche golf course and the Lac de Saint Cassien are only a few minutes away. The coast is 25 km away putting beaches, boat trips and the famous Riviera resorts within easy reach. For those who love to ski - no problem - there are great resorts within 45 minutes!
The villa is exposed to the south, but because of its thick walls it stays very cool during hot summer days. Villa Gevanette is a perfect home base for discovering Provence and the Côte d’Azur. It is also the perfect place to spend time with your family or to have a relaxing afternoon by the pool. It´s nice and quiet but not isolated. The area offers visitors a multitude of activities from hiking, cycling and horse-riding to sailing, canoeing, rafting or a more leisurely meander on a pedalo.
Villa Gevanette is a magnificent villa. Until 2005 the villa was a second home for two brothers from Lyon, who came originally from Italy. One brother was married and had a family. During holidays he and his family lived in the left wing of the house. His single brother lived in the smaller right wing of the house. Between 2006 and 2009 the current owners completely renovated the house - not an inch has been left untouched. The walls between the kitchen, living room and a room in the back of the 'big' house have been broken down to create a light, spacious modern interior, softened by traditional exposed beams, stone and wooden floors and pale neutral colours. The complete right wing of the house has been transformed into the master bedroom, it's a true house in a house with 5 metre high-beamed ceilings.
The walls have been newly plastered and all bathrooms have been updated with excellent contemporary materials. There is central heating and all windows are double glazed.
Even the garden has not been forgotten. Around the house several 'en pierre' walls, gravel paths and terraces have been made.
The result is a fantastic, unique villa in flat grounds with oak, olive and pine trees - the perfect getaway for your holiday on the Côte d'Azur.
The very spacious living room has several French doors and therefore direct access to the covered veranda and several outdoor dining terraces. The open plan living/dining room has high-beamed ceilings, a beautiful open fireplace, a flat screen LCD television and satellite available with over 400 channels including English language channels as well as German, Italian and Spanish. There is a DVD player, high-speed wireless internet access (you have to bring your own laptop) and a stereo with iPod connection. The huge table in the dining room is a wonderful place to have lovely family dinners. If you do not feel like cooking we can recommend the local caterer.
The open plan kitchen overlooks the living room. It is superbly equipped with a five metre work surface. It has, of course, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, an oven, a built in coffee machine and a specialist tap, ideal for cleaning fish etc. The breakfast area has seats six.
The private 12 x 7 m swimming pool is completely enclosed and has 4 big walk-in steps, very practical with little children (of course they have to wear their life-jackets). Around the pool there are terraces on three sides with comfortable sunbath deckchairs and a lounge corner. There is a lot of playing space for the children. The summer kitchen with its American refrigerator and two hot plates even has a traditional pizza oven. The open pool house has a large dining table allowing you to make the most of the wonderful Provencal summer evenings. It also has a bathroom with a shower and toilet.
The complete right wing of the house has been transformed into the master bedroom, it's a true house in a house with 5 metre high-beamed ceilings. This very delightful and spacious suite has an open fireplace. The ensuite bathroom with a Philip Starck bath and a separate shower and toilet is an absolute charm. When you go up the stairs you will find the wonderful walk-in closet. This suite has its own private terrace.
There is a separate studio in the basement which is accessible by means of its own entrance or from the main house. It has two bedrooms, one big room with a double bed and one little room with two children's beds. There is a contemporary style bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. This basement is ideal for a family with little children. It has a very cosy private terrace.
The first floor is a children's paradise. There are two big bedrooms and a smaller one. The two big bedrooms have a double bed, the other one has a single bed. There is a very spacious and light bathroom with a bath, separate shower and toilet.