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Ideally situated on the edge of the village and within walking distance of all amenities yet with a feeling of being deep in the countryside, La Vieille Forge is a stunning lovingly converted 18th century house. It was once the village smithy as the numerous horseshoes found about its grounds will attest. The house has retained all the character, charm and romance of an authentic and historic village house whilst offering the modern amenities that go into the making of a comfortable holiday including a good-sized swimming pool.
The house is set in its own large, south-facing garden. One walks out of the ground floor area on to a large dining/living terrace beneath two ancient lime trees with magnificent views across the plain of Fayence to the hills beyond. Dining here, after a day spent exploring the area, or simply lazing by the pool, is a magical experience. Beyond the terrace lies a large meadow, ideal for children’s games.
The house has four extremely light and spacious bedrooms, furnished with simple elegance. Three have double beds and their own en-suite bathrooms. The fourth room has twin beds and its own bathroom nearby. There is air-conditioning throughout the house. All the bedrooms have gorgeous views across the surrounding countryside.
On the ground floor there is a vast, well equipped kitchen/dining room and a large, peaceful drawing-room.
The medieval village of Fayence with its bustling market (three times a week) is set in the hills behind the Côte d’Azur. We feel that we have the best of both worlds here, being within easy reach of the coastal towns and beaches as well as of the mountains. There are other hill villages nearby, each with a very distinct character of its own and well worth exploring. One of France’s major gliding venues lies just at the foot of Fayence. This is a paradise for cyclists, hikers and walkers, not forgetting water sports enthusiasts who will find a whole range of possibilities available, including bird-spotting in their sanctuary on the superb lake of St Cassien nearby and the Verdon River Gorges - known as Europe's answer to the Grand Canyon - is only an hour’s drive away. For golfers, the world-class Terre Blanche course is only 5 minutes down the road. Sightseeing opportunities are too numerous to mention here, but art, history and archaeology buffs will find more than enough to keep them happy. .
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