Le Vieux Moulin is a large restored Provencal house overlooking the medieval village of Seillans (listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France with its restaurants, shops and cobbled pedestrian streets). A short walk down the back lane takes you there.
A swimming pool with a magnificent view of mountains and village sits on the opposite side of the large olive tree grove
The house has a large outside terrace, tiled in travertine marble and shaded by wisteria, for balmy outdoor dining and a wonderful view of the village and the Esterel mountains.
The house reflects the spirit of the artist who originally restored it: floors tiled in travertine or traditional Provincial terracotta, handpainted Spanish tiling in the bathrooms and kitchen, artworks and antiques both inside and out.
The setting is extremely peaceful and comfortable and a short drive takes you to the markets of nearby villages (Fayence, Bargemon, Mons), the museums of Vence and Antibes or the glamour and excitement of La Cote d'Azur (45 minutes to Cannes, an hour to St. Tropez or Nice).
The house has four upstairs bedrooms and a full bathroom (with tub/shower, toilet and bidet) upstairs. There is an additional toilet downstairs with an antique sink carved from a single piece of stone. Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth bedroom is divided into two smaller rooms, one with a double and one with a single bed. Each bedroom has a desk and wonderful views. One of the bedrooms opens out to the olive grove to the rear of the house, allowing two separate entrances to the house for added privacy.
The kitchen was fully renovated in 2011 with a new double sink,dishwasher,gas range, electric oven and ample prep space. An in-kitchen table seats four and the separate dining room seats eight comfortably. The easily accessible outdoor veranda has seating for 12 people with a fabulous view of the 12th century village of Seillans.
The living room study has a television, DVD player, house library and CD sound system. There is a large couch for lounging, and an antique table for desk work (including a new printer/fax machine).
The house was purchased by my parents during a family vacation when I was a child: they fell madly in love with the property, the village
and the location and made this considerable impulse buy out of love. As luck would have it, it turns out that the impulse was a great one.
We have never tired of the landscape and the amenities of the region, and the convenience of being located so near to a major airport (Nice) while
enjoying a quiet country retreat can't be beat.
This review is long overdue but although our stay at this lovely villa was in August, we are still reveling in the memories of our time at this wonderful house in Seillans.
The house is large and most comfortable, with fantastic views of the town of Seillans from the shaded front patio. The location, a short walk to the centre of the village, meant that we could leave the car at home. From the local pizza place, to the coffee and croissants at Bar Charlot to the gorgeous Gloire de Mon Pere restaurant, every meal we had in town was fantastic. We enjoyed the small shops in Seillans and I even got the best haircut of my life at Salon Carre Noir.
Day trip possibilities abound, but we most enjoyed staying in Seillans with the occasional outing to the market in neighboring Fayence. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the kitchen is very well equipped and we even attempted to bake our own brioche! The owner is extremely helpful and available by email and tel literally 24/7 when i couldn't figure out how to light the stove, which was much appreciated!
Can't rave enough!
My girlfriend and I stayed in this beautiful old house for a week and had a wonderful time. The terrace overlooking the village is a spectacular place for evening meals, and the pool is perfect during the day time. The house is cool inside and the kitchen extremely well equipped. Seillans is the perfect summer hideaway with two exceptional restaurants within walking distance of the house, and several others a short drive away. All in all an ideal Provencal holiday!
My partner and I just spent two weeks at the Vieux Moulin and we had a lovely romantic getaway. It is secluded, on a large property with olive trees and a pool, yet a short walk to the charming village of Seillans. Our favorite memory will be of dining on the terrace with a wonderful view of the village. We used it as a base to visit many nearby villages and towns in Provence and the Riviera - some with world-class museums. I highly recommend it!
My family had a wonderful two weeks at La Maison. We had as many as 5 adults and 5 kids there at times, and the house comfortably accommodated all of us. It never felt the least bit crowded. The house is a charming, old, authentic place surrounded by olive trees and a pleasant, short walk to Seillans. Each bedroom is bright and spacious (there are effectively 5 bedrooms, though one can only be reached through another). The thick stone walls keep the house cool even on hot days. We ate for the most part on the wisteria-shaded porch, enjoying the spectacular view of Seillans in the distance. In the early evenings, we often walked to the village and picked apples and figs for the kids from a neighbor's trees that reached into the road. Seillans itself is the prettiest village in the region. Mons, Bargemon, Fayence, Tourettes, St. Cezaire, St. Paul, Bagnols-en-Foret, all a short drive away, are charming, but Seillans stands out. As for logistics, the owner and the couple who work as local caretakers are unfailingly pleasant and a delight to work with. Highly recommend.
This was my third visit to La Maison du Vieux Moulin, all be it separated by 15 years ! This year I was accompanied by children and grandchildren and we all had a happy experience. The property and the village is as beautiful as I remembered;it did not disappoint. The house is spacious and comfortable, cool even in the heat and there was always enough hot water for the six of us. The kitchen has been modernized since my last visit and it is well equipped and functions well. The pool was enjoyed by all of us-especially the children. We ate most meals outside, under the wisteria arbor facing the breathtaking view of Seillans, ever changing with the light. A truly magical place.
This is a charming, relaxed, family house in a beautiful setting. The view over Seillans is magnificent and being able to walk there to several excellent restaurants was perfect. The house itself shows its age which is as we expected. It is also up a narrow, steep drive which, because the car hire firm had upgrade us to a large people carrier, was a little awkward to navigate. We enjoyed our holiday here very much.
Village Music Festivals, Food Celebrations, Cooking School, Art Galleries & Museums, golf course, horseback riding, gliding field
|Refundable damage deposit||$159|
Last minute discounts offered on rental if Maison is available
Additional charge for heating during Winter months
20% Deposit required to hold a reservation
Full payment due 6 weeks prior to visit