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Air conditioned studio in a quiet street in the historical centre of Fayence

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Fayence - Fayence studio

Newly equipped and renovated studio inside the ramparts of Fayence

The studio is in an ideal location right in the centre of the hill village of Fayence. It is on the ground floor in the Rue du Chateau, a quiet street which goes from the bell tower at the top of the village down to the Place de la Republique. This square, only 50 metres away from the studio, has a bar with free wi-fi, 4 restaurants and a snack bar. Although Rue du chateau is a pedestrian street the studio is easily accessed by car for unloading etc. as it 's opposite an archway which leads into the Grand Rue du Chateau, where there is vehicle access. When you have unloaded you can continue up to park in one of the many car parks. When you are sitting on the patio outside the studio you look directly on to this very attractive archway (see one of the photos).

Renovation work, to a very high standard, was finished at the end of 2010. The well thought out floor plan and tasteful decoration make it a perfect place to stay.

Perfect studio in a perfect place: It's great being in the centre of everything, which is why when we first saw the studio we could see it's potential. We knew it would be somewhere where we'd like to stay ourselves, and where we could be proud to put family and friends. For this reason we made sure everything was well thought out and to a high standard. Although we could probably make more money by letting it year round we couldn't bear the thought of signing it over to someone else!

Although many people would have maximised rental potential by putting in a sofa bed so that 4 people could be accommodated, we preferred to make it more comfortable for a couple.

There is good storage space, and things like vacuum cleaner, brooms etc. and clothes drying rack are located in the adjoining corridor.

Cheap transport: The Fayence area has a lot to offer. It is 45 minutes from Nice Airport, 30minutes from Cannes and St Raphael. The Pays de Fayence is a very beautiful and sought after area, the scenery is breathtaking and all the villages are well kept and have free parking.

There is a new scheme to encourage the use of public transport, so you can go anywhere in the Var department for 2 euros on the bus, and a bit more to get into the Alpes Maritimes - only just over the departmental border.

However, there is all you need in the village itself, and interesting walks in the environs. The Tourist Office in the village can provide you with leaflets and information on what's on in the area.

Life in the village: One of the reasons that make the studio such an enjoyable place to stay is the proximity of shops, as well as the good restaurants (15 in the village and many more in the surrounding countryside). The village restaurants are all very close (the nearest, La Strega, is only about 25 metres away in the grand Rue du Chateau), Equally, for breakfast you can buy your croissants at the baker's, and then take them to one of the bars to enjoy whilst having your 'café crème'. In France it's quite usual to do this, although some bars do their own breakfast, which includes juice, baguette and jam as well as the hot drink and croissant. Not far away, along a narrow pathway which joins the Grand Rue du Chateau to one of the the car parks, is the well stocked and friendly Casino supermarket, which also stocks bakery products and international newspapers.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Marjie Edwards
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

About Marjie Edwards

We are Tony and Marjie Edwards, and have lived in France since 1976. We met in Antibes, but have lived in the Fayence area for most of the time. We love the stunning scenery and the feel good factor every time you walk outside.

Marjie Edwards purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Marjie Edwards chose Esterel - Fayence

We were looking for an apartment for us to live in when our main house is let. (We live 15 minutes away).

When this one came on the market we were impressed by it's position, as we wanted to be in Fayence where there was plenty of life, but didn't want to be in the lower part of the village where it meant a steep uphill climb every time you wanted anything. Here all the amenities were close by and more or less on the same level. There is even a restaurant/pizzeria a few metres away through the arch. We could certainly imagine ourselves living here - despite the fact that the apartment needed totally re-vamping.

We took a long time designing and re-designing the interior to make the most of the space, and many hours were spent discussing options with our friendly team of professionals.

Such a perfect place in such an ideal village warranted the best in terms of equipment and furnishings.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefits of the studio are it's ideal position, its terrace, and the fact that the layout of the inside has been carefully planned to make it easy and comfortable to live in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 5 nights in Fayence in late June. The property was just what we needed as a base from which to explore the area. It was clean, well-maintained, well-equipped and in an excellent spot in the town. The studio was exactly as described, and the photos are spot on. They even had English Freesat so I was able to keep up with the progress at Wimbledon! I would certainly recommend this property to any friend of mine and if we were ever to return to Fayence, we would try to stay here again. The property owners were friendly and accommodating and all our dealings with them were completely hassle free. The town of Fayence itself has lots to recommend it, with good restaurants and shops (we ate at L'Entracte and La Farigoulette - the latter more pricey but excellent) and a lovely market on Sat/Tue/Thur. There are lots of vinyards in the area too so it's easy to purchase some of the local Rose! I would recommend a car to make the most of a stay in the area and be warned that it gets very, very hot from late June through to mid September! All in all we had a great week and would love to return!
Jun 2011
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Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Air conditioned studio in a quiet street in the historical centre of Fayence
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews
3

Small studio apartment in a good location

  • 3 of 5

Fayence is a lovely village and the apartment is centrally located to everything we needed. Good information provided on local services. Well appointed (no oven). Tony and Marjie were very helpful and easy to deal with. The apartment is very small but functional the only issue being there are no windows so no fresh air gets in when the entry door is shut. Nice little balcony/terrace to sit outside weather permitting. Wi fi set up not good when we were there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were surprised by the comment at lack of fresh air as there are ventilation grills at both the top and bottom of the double entrance doors supplying a constant flow. There is also an air ventilator from both the kitchen area and the shower room to the outside. As we use the property ourselves regularly we naturally ensure that it is sufficiently ventilated.
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5

Charming village and great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Marjie and Tony's apartment in Fayence. The apartment is small but spotless and well appointed, with friendly locals (neighbour cat). We had a wonderful week and have great memories of wandering the cobbled streets and exploring the village. We had some lovely meals in the local cafes and restaurants. From Fayence you could do many day trips but the reality was that for us, most of the time we just relaxed and enjoyed village life. We had a six week stay in Europe and most certainly would visit this area again using Fayence as our base. Once again, thank you Marjie and Tony for making our stay a very pleasant one.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fayence Studio

  • 4 of 5

One of the nicest places we stayed in during our 4 week tour of France. Very clean, modern and comfortable in a beautiful hilltop village. It is small, but extremely well laid out with every amenity. Close to local shops and restaurants. Thank you Tony and Marjie for your friendly advice on the towns best spots and activites. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK
5

Great place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in Fayence in late June. The property was just what we needed as a base from which to explore the area. It was clean, well-maintained, well-equipped and in an excellent spot in the town. The studio was exactly as described, and the photos are spot on. They even had English Freesat so I was able to keep up with the progress at Wimbledon! I would certainly recommend this property to any friend of mine and if we were ever to return to Fayence, we would try to stay here again.

The property owners were friendly and accommodating and all our dealings with them were completely hassle free.

The town of Fayence itself has lots to recommend it, with good restaurants and shops (we ate at L'Entracte and La Farigoulette - the latter more pricey but excellent) and a lovely market on Sat/Tue/Thur. There are lots of vinyards in the area too so it's easy to purchase some of the local Rose! I would recommend a car to make the most of a stay in the area and be warned that it gets very, very hot from late June through to mid September!

All in all we had a great week and would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheb, Czech Republic
5

French atmosphere in Fayence

  • 5 of 5

We spent very nice time in the studio in historical center of Fayence. You are surrounded by various french essences and flavours in this area. Wide menu of interesting places to visit here. You are close to Côte d'Azur, mountains and meny other glamorous points. You feel really familliar in the studio, you are part of daily life of the inhabitants of Fayance and you can also spend remarkable moments here. Although the studio is in the center of city (village) life you will enjoy the charm of intimacy as well.

Thank you very much.

Anna and Petr, Czech Republic

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Bistrot Fayençois
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Domaine de Terre Blanche
Nearest Train
36 Kilometres
St. Raphael
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
A8 junction 39
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
La Strega
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Lac St Cassien
Car: not necessary

Long the dream location of Francophiles the world over, Provence with its views, light, colours and the smell of lavender in the air is intoxicating. The climate here is the best in France and visitors from Northern Europe come here to escape their own uncertain weather. Fortunately with all this popularity there is lots of space – especially if you venture here back from the coast where rural life continues and you will find unspoilt countryside, vineyards and olive groves.

This part of the South of France has retained its beauty whilst having every facility imaginable.

Fayence is the main village in a group of 8 which constitute the ‘Pays de Fayence’. It is an ideal size (5000 inhabitants in the commune) – large enough to have all the facilities and infrastructure, yet still small enough to keep its character and village atmosphere. There is a cultural centre and outside theatre where shows and plays are held, and dances and summer events are held in the market square outside the church.

Each of the villages has its own character, summer festivals, dances and events. There are markets, countless good restaurants, shops of all kinds, including supermarkets, bars, garages - and all of the villages provide free parking.

There are gorges, lakes, and rivers to explore, vineyards and olive mills, and sports such as horse riding, golf, tennis and gliding.

If you want to experience living in a beautiful French village you would have to search a long time to find a better one - and the icing on the cake is to be on a pedestrian street. right in the centre of town.

If you want to explore further afield there are plenty of places to visit, such as the well known coastal towns of Cannes, St. Tropez, St. Raphael, Monaco etc, as well as Italy which is only 1.5 hrs away. Inland there are gorges and spectacular scenery in all directions.

Bus services are very cheap - 2€ for anywhere in the Var department for example.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fayence, Esterel - Fayence

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3 night minimum stay
£166
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£328
£1,009
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £294

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fayence in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 27 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Sleeping area - 1 Double Bed
  • New memory form mattress 2015
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The studio is well equipped. It has wi-fi , and there is also free internet access at the Bistrot Fayencois which is a few paces away at the bottom of the street. There is a flat screen TV with aerial for French digital channels. There is reverse cycle heating/air conditioning. The corridor at the side of the studio houses 2 cupboards, which apart from housing the immersion heater and electricity control panel has things like ironing board, drying rack, and buckets and brooms etc. It also leads to the cellar which is down some steps. This is a handy store. Fayence has many parking's, all free. They are mostly towards the top of the village close to the studio. There is a pedestrian alleyway which leads across to some of the parking's, all at one level. The casino supermarket is along the same alleyway, as is the English book shop. There is a municipal swimming pool at the bottom of the village, as well as tennis cours

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