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Fayence: Superb new provencal home with private pool and gardens

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

South facing detached villa with pool, sleeps 8. Short walk from Fayence centre

L'Echappee Belle was designed and built for the owners and is set in its own terraced gardens in a small private domain of 3 provincial houses. It offers spacious modern living with uninterrupted, magnificent south facing views. The large lounge opens out via sliding doors onto a spacious, covered balcony, ideal for summer outdoor eating. It has TV, with UK Sky and French channels, DVD, free WiFi, modern inset fireplace and under floor geothermic heating with reverse cooling throughout the house. The large kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with all modern facilities.

There is also a utility room with washing machine and a downstairs WC. The 4 bedrooms comfortably sleep 8. The master has a king sized bed, built in wardrobes, private en-suite and opens out onto its own balcony. The second bedroom has a super sized bed, en-suite and south facing views. The upper landing has a large shower room, for the 2 other bedrooms. On the lower terrace is the 'salt water' filtered swimming pool, plus an outside shower

More Details

Owner
Bob and Maureen De Barr
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Bob and Maureen De Barr

Bob and I fell in love with Fayence when by chance we set off from Cannes after a busy Conference in the chic Cote D'Azur, in order to explore the wonders of Provence. Within a short drive we were passing a magnificent lake, the famous Lac de Saint Cassien which took our breath away. Fortunately we spotted an estate agents office and stopped to enquire where we were, to be told we were in the Commune of Fayence with its 5 hilltop villages, Fayence being the most bustling. And so our French adventure began! We bought a 40 year old house set in the most splendorous gardens, south facing with uninterrupted views. And then we planned to build a new villa L'Echappee Belle. 'Twas indeed an exciting adventure, flying down regularly to inspect the works, choose the materials, plan the garden and the pool and eventually sell the "old" house just as the new one L'Echappee Belle was completed in May 2007. Many, many happy holidays and quick weekend breaks have been had. Hope you love it as much as we do!!

Bob and Maureen De Barr purchased this villa in 2007

Why Bob and Maureen De Barr chose Esterel - Fayence

Fabulous position with gloroius uninterruped views. All mod cons to make for easy living inside and outside and your own private pool and gardens. And a big plus.. just over 400 metres from the centre of Fayence, with its markets, restaurants and bars withing walking distance

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nice Cote D'Azur
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bistrot Fayencois
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Cannes
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
4 seasons at Terre Blanche
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Mandelieu
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Junction 39 of A8
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Farigoulette
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
L'Audiberge
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Mandelieu
Car: necessary

Fayence, which is a few minutes quick walk from the villa is the largest of 5 beautiful perched villages in a stunning valley, overlooking the Esterel mountains. It offers beauty with its squares,restaurants, bars and all the bustle of a typical small French town, but with easy access to the beaches and nightlife of the nearby Cote D'Azur: Cannes, Nice, St.Tropez, Monte Carlo. The bustling Fayence market is held Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday. For golfers, the fabulous Four Seasons Golf Club at Terre Blanche, reputed to be the crowning glory of golf in Provence, is a few minutes drive away. Its fairways can be seen from the villa. Fabulous spa facilities are also at Terre Blanche or Domaine de Fayence whilst the home of some of the best gliding in Europe can be found in Tourettes. Le Lac de St Cassien, a beautiful large fresh water lake, with fishing, boating, kayaks, pedalos, horse riding and restaurants is 15 minutes away. For winter, ski resorts are just over 1 hour north of Fayence.

Golf: The Four Seasons Golf Club, Terre Blanche; Chateau de Taulane; Claux Amic; Mandelieu la Napoule; Saint Endreol; Opio Valbonne and Valescure Golf and Tennis Club. All are within driving distance of the Villa, with Terre Blanche the closest.

Ski: North of Fayence lies L'Audiberge which is a small ski environment, suitable for beginners and is about 3/4 hour away. For more advanced skiers, Greoliers-les Neiges has larger slopes of 1400-1800 metres with 30 Km of pistes and is about 1 hour 15 minutes away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fayence in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a useful downstairs WC and wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , cot if required
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite with bath and shower and south facing balcony Bedroom 2 is also south facing with large 2 metre bed and en-suite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For those seeking short breaks outside peak times, again we offer flexibility on number of days stay. All bed linen and towels is provided, with the exception of beach towels. A Mama's and Papa's cot is available but we would ask mothers to supply their own baby's cot sheets and covers, particularly for new born babies. The villa is thoroughly cleaned by our housekeeper before your arrival and our pool man and gardener take care of the outside.

Reviews

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Fayence: Superb new provencal home with private pool and gardens
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Wonderfull property. Lovely views . Great location throughly enjoyable.

  • 4 of 5

Would have given 5 stars other than we were informed on arrival that AC not available which could have been upsetting in the middle of summer, the 6 of us where there the Bank Holiday week at the of May when temperatures where high 20s. We also had 2 of the 4 cisterns not shutting down when flushed. Saying that, the property was fantastic indoors and out with a smashing pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Martin, thank you for your kind comments and delighted you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and it's pool!! We do not have AC as we have a more Eco friendly heating and reverse cooling system. The temperature of your week in May was unusually hot otherwise our caretaker would have set the reverse cooling for you. Likewise he would have called our plumber to resolve the cistern issue. Have to say we are surprised that they did not function properly and it is the very first time we've had this issue However thank you for letting us know- this is appreciated so we shall make sure this issue is resolved before our next guests. Thanks again for your lovely but constructive comments. Best wishes. Maureen and Bob
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5

Beautiful Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a week in Fayence. The villa was fantastic and in a great location. We would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you had a lovely time at our villa in Fayence and much appreciate your comments. Thank you!
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5

Beautiful villa near Fayence

  • 5 of 5

L'Echappee Belle is a beautiful villa located near Fayence. The villa is spacious, on two levels, has a nice patio and a large pool, the property is kids friendly. All amenities necessary for a comfortable sejour are available. Fayence, a beautiful "village perche" in its own right, is very conveniently located, permitting easy visits from the Mediterranean shore to the Gorges du Verdon. The owners have been very responsive to any demands we had. A special notice for Kevin Weir, the manager, who went out of his way to help us.

We loved the property and will gladly return for a future vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that our visitors from across the pond in the USA enjoyed the beauty of Fayence and our villa. We really appreciate the comments made about Kevin our caretaker! He and his wife Soisic do all they can to ensure our guests have a wonderful holiday.
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5

Everything you expect...and more

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our holidays near Fayence a couple of years in a row in various villas of the same luxury class. It is fair to say that L'Echappee Belle stood out from all of them. The house combines a great location in real walking distance from the village with the superb views and calm you would normally only find in houses which are distant from a town center. The house has 4 really sizeable bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms which are truelly suited for 8. Decoration is very pleasant and everything you need for a holiday is present and catered for with a touch of family atmosphere to it.

We have spent many holidays in France and have often had negative elements to say about a rental but in this case, we really cannot find anything. Great place to stay in a very interesting area with lot's to see and visit or with pubs and restaurants a stroll away for those who just want to relax French style...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fayence, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,338
for 7 nights
£1,338
 
 
Early Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,204
for 7 nights
£1,204
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£956
for 5 nights
£1,338
 
 
Late Winter
7 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,204
for 7 nights
£1,204
 
 
Early Spring
25 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 5 nights
£1,428
 
 
Late Spring
28 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,243
for 5 nights
£1,740
 
 
SUMMER
17 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,454
for 7 nights
£2,454
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£348
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.1

We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, plus a 20%security deposit which is refundable. Guests will be sent our booking form, terms and conditions and billing confirmation.
Cleaning at end of holiday, linen and towels, pool and garden maintenance fully inclusive. Change of linen/ towels if the holiday is for 2 weeks or more

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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