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18th Century Villa in Olive Grove

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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, ideal 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 a 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 has a television, DVD player, house library and CD sound system. There is are 2 large couches for lounging.

The separate dining room can also be used as a study -- it has an additional large antique table by the window and a printer/office supplies in an adjoining cupboard.

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Seillans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom upstairs with bathtub, shower, bidet, sink & toilet. Downstairs half bathroom with toilet & sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Fold up baby cot available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen, Refrigerators, outdoor terraces, easy access to hiking trails


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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18th Century Villa in Olive Grove
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful stay -- to be repeated!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful charm with pool and a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Idyllic Location

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in the Provence you imagine

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Family, Glorious Surroundings, Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable family house

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

Why The Owner chose Seillans

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.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite features of La Maison du Vieux Moulin is its proximity to the beautiful old village of Seillans. We love the short morning walk into the village for coffee & croissants; we love the evening walk under the vibrant starry sky to enjoy an exception dinner at one of Seillans' excellent restaurants or concerts or fêtes.


Car: necessary

Village Music Festivals, Food Celebrations, Cooking School, Art Galleries & Museums, golf course, horseback riding, gliding field


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $184.43
Cleaning Fee $122.96

Last minute discounts offered on rental if Maison is available
Additional charge for heating during Winter months

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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