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Beautiful old stone villa with private pool & spectacular view, very peaceful

Seillans, France
  • Villa1937 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights

Secluded location, 5 km from Seillans village, 4 bedrooms/ sleeps 7, 4 bathrooms

Le Rayol is a carefully renovated natural stone villa standing in 15 acres of terraced olive-groves, maritime pine trees and grass. The house faces south-east and the house-front and terraced patio (for 'al fresco' meals!) are covered by a beautiful old wisteria. Here you will find peace and quiet, summer breezes, carrying the scent of lavender, thyme, rosemary and pine, and a 'forever' view to die for.

In the white washed clear and simple decor of the house you will also find some family antiques. The windows have wooden shutters on the inside and out. There is a 12x6 m outdoor private swimming-pool and a breathtaking open view over the hills towards the sea. Easy winter-living: you will find central heating and a fire place for the cooler months of the year. The house also adjusts well for 2 people. There are no immediate neighbours. Shaded parking. Outdoor furniture provided. Please note that the last 800 metres or so of road to the property is not tarred and its condition varies depending on the weather. After many weeks of heavy rain (very rare during the main season) one has to drive carefully to avoid small rock protrusions. No need for 4x4 vehicles.

Owner

Sebastian

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
Why Sebastian chose Seillans

Der Spiegel Oktober 2013: Herbst an der Côte d'Azur: Endlich Nebensaison http://www.spiegel.de/reise/europa/herbst-an-der-cote-d-azur-a-925364.html

What makes this Villa unique

Very private; amazing, unobstructed view; peaceful and extraordinarily relaxing

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 baby crib
      • Gallery
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa Bed
      • Bedroom nr. Kitchen
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • 1 suite with twin beds, bath and shower, wc extra. 1 bedroom with twin beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, each with en-suite shower and wc. 1 bedroom on gallery with sofa-bed, en-suite bathroom, bidet and wc.

      Bathrooms

      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Rural

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Fireplace
                        Large fireplace in the living room, wood can be gathered in adjoining forest belonging to the property
                      • Heating
                        Central heating for most rooms, electric heating in one bathroom and one bedroom
                      • Internet
                        Wi-Fi internet access included (after November 2015 free of extra charge)
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Large living room with large fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                        Only to be used inside the house. Please bring your own pool towels.
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Medium sized moccha maker and small filter coffee machine
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 7 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Large flat screen, currently no DVD player

                                    Outside

                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        Stone terrace outside the kitchen/dining area, under wisteria 'roof' providing shade in the summer.

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool

                                                Attractions

                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • churches
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • Cleaning lady on request once a week (15 € per hour), guests staying-on longer than 1 week are obliged to have our cleaning lady in on a weekly basis on Saturdays for 3-4 hours (depending on how many people are staying for € 15 per hour). She will change the bed-linen and towels and clean the house. Swimming pool not enclosed. Twice weekly professional swimming pool maintenance during the main season. Outside store-room for garden furniture. Track towards the house not tarred for the last 800m or so, drive carefully if small rocks protruding. No need for 4x4 vehicle.

                                                                    30 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Ein wundervoller Platz der Ruhe und Schönheit!

                                                                    René F.

                                                                    Das Anwesen besteht aus einem geräumigen provencalischen Landhaus (mit wunderschönen Möbeln und Badezimmern), einer großen Gartenanlage mit Oleander und Olivenbäumen sowie einem großzügigen Pool. Bemerkenswert ist die absolute Ruhe an diesem Platz. Es ist uns sehr schwer gefallen, wieder wegzufahren.

                                                                    A Gem

                                                                    Iain M.

                                                                    This our second visit to this villa, which is unprecedented for us. If you like rural and quiet, but the luxury of a well appointed house and wonderful pool with lovely views, then this is it. The only disturbance you will get will be the very discrete pool cleaner once per week, the drifting gliders and the occasional sound of various friendly wildlife.

                                                                    You can walk into Seillans (typical hill top town), which takes about 40 minutes, so you are not completely cut off from civilisation. There is a Michelin star restaurant there, which is very good (and not too expensive). The walk is through the ancient trees that surround the villa for miles and is well worth doing. You are in easy reach of Monte Carlo, Antibes, Nice etc and you have all the amenities that you would need within a relatively short drive. The 'road' to the villa is a hoot, so best leave the Lamborghini at home.... the little Peugeot that we had coped admirably.

                                                                    Importantly Sebastian is the perfect owner and gentleman - always responds to emails and is extremely helpful.

                                                                    We will be going back again.

                                                                    Beautiful secluded villa with pool

                                                                    Gregory C.

                                                                    We have just spent two weeks at Le Rayol. It has been fabulous. The house is great and just as described. The location is very private and is perfect to allow you to relax and soak up the sun.

                                                                    Whilst the house is out of the way it is Only a 10 mins drive to the local village of Seillans. The village is small but it has a couple of very good restaurants serving excellent French god. It also has a local supermarket and pizza place. Most of all we enjoyed having coffee in one of the town squares.

                                                                    We would really recommend Le Rayol, you could spend the whole time in the villa but if you want to explore then this is a great base. Sebastian was a very responsive host and made everything easy.

                                                                    Wonderfully secluded and private villa yet 15 minutes from civilisation

                                                                    Michael M.

                                                                    Spent 2 beautiful weeks enjoying the peace and quiet of this lovely villa. Fantastic pool and views and no sounds other than birds and crickets. The villa is spacious and well furnished with all the facilities we needed including wi-fi for the children

                                                                    Seillans has 3 very good restaurants, a small supermarket, bars, boulangerie and a pizza take-away. Slightly further afield Fayence and Bargemon offer more restaurants, bars and facilities and very easy to get everything you could possibly need. Plenty of sights to visit on days out and we would thoroughly recommend the villa and the area for a memorable French holiday.

                                                                    The owner was extremely helpful and easy to deal with and everything went very smoothly.

                                                                    We fell in love with Le Rayol

                                                                    Cinzia V.

                                                                    We spent 4 weeks in June/July 2017 at le Rayol. The property is just stunning. If you are looking for a quiet paradis far away from any other soul, Le Rayol is the place to be. The pool is quiet big and has a beautiful view towards the valley. The house is surrounded with nature as far as you can see.

                                                                    The house is furnished with a good taste - you wont find any ikea-furniture. The owner has a good taste for antique-stuff! And you can really cook at le Rayol - the owner has a good equipped kitchen.

                                                                    We spent 3 weeks alone as a couple and 1 week with 3 teenage kids. I would recommend Le Rayol for maximum 4 adult persons. (There is a big master bedroom and a separate garden-bedroom with its own bathroom. The 3. bedroom with also its own bathroom is good for kids - but not comparable with the other bedrooms.)

                                                                    Driving to le Rayol from the village Seillans is quiet a challenge. The route is more a path between trees and we crossed wild boar at night. We had a offroader and even with this car we did not just leave le Rayol to get croissants. It`s just to hard to drive)

                                                                    We will definitely come back at le Rayol. We fell in love with it.

                                                                    Greetings, Cinzia

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear Cinzia,

                                                                    thank you for your lovely review! I hope the road was not too much trouble - we are once again fixing it this spring, to make access as smooth as possible, though currently the last bit is not paved. It gives guests more privacy, as we have found, which is what many cherish very highly.

                                                                    Sebastian

                                                                    Erholung schon nach wenigen Stunden.

                                                                    uwe k.

                                                                    Es ist hier oben doch einige Grad kälter als am Meer. Cannes liegt nur eine 3/4 Std. mit dem Auto entfernt von Seillans. Hier ist alles sehr malerisch, sauber und einladend. Gesäumt von Villen wurde der Weg immer schmaler, der Wald dichter. Wir wähnten uns bereits auf dem falschen Pfad, jetzt nur noch im Schritttempo fahrend, als vor uns auf einer Lichtung dieses verträumte Kleinod auftauchte. So schön gelegen, mit diesem nach der Enge des Waldes so befreiendem Weitblick auf die angrenzenden Hügel. Wir bereisten bereits viele Ecken der Provence und hatten uns in wirklich noblen Herbergen niedergelassen, hier aber waren wir sofort zu Hause. Dieses unbeschreibliche warme Gefühl, das einen komplett vergessen lässt eine Reise gegen Geld gebucht zu haben. Es setzte sich im Inneren des Hauses fort. Wir finden nicht die stylische Immobilie vor, die nur seelenlose Geldanlage des Besitzers darstellt, die den Gästen nur designbehaftete Mainstream Modernität suggeriert. Dieses Haus lebt, es erzählt Geschichten und wird ohne Zweifel vom Hausherren geliebt und gepflegt, in einer Sauberkeit, die man oft vergeblich in Frankreich sucht. Nicole, gute Seele , kümmert sich aufopfernd um die Belange der Gäste vor Ort. Sie versorgt das Anwesen mit der gleichen Sorgfalt und Hingabe wie der Hausherr persönlich. Ohne jemals aufdringlich zu sein werden alle Belange in einer Weise bearbeitet als wären es die Eigenen, mit der gleichen Sorgfalt und der gleichen Hingabe, die der Hausherr seit Beginn an uns hat zu Teil werden lassen. Service ? - vielleicht, wenn dann aber meisterhaft. Hell sind alle Räume und vermitteln eine Großzügigkeit, die das Haus noch lichter erscheinen lässt. Die hohen weißen Decken lassen die Räume atmen. Besonders schön der Blick von der Empore in den darunterlegenden Salon mit stattlichem Kamin. Von hier hat man einen schönen Blick auf das dahinter liegende Grundstück mit Pool. Die vielen Bücher ,umgeben von den antiken Möbeln,verlangen gelesen zu werden.Für die News aus aller Welt bedienten wir uns des Internets, morgens bei einem Rosé am Pool in absoluter Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit.Die sehr gut ausgestattet Küche verlangt nach ausgedehnten Koch-Sessions. Die vielen Tische und Nischen draußen wollen bedient werden. Der terrassierte Grund mit seinen vielen Olivenbäumen und im Schutz der umsäumenden Nadelbäumen, auch für unseren Hund der Himmel mit seinen grandiosen Aussichten. Es gibt also nichts was einer haltbaren Beanstandung wert wäre. Wir kommen wieder.

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Seillans, France

                                                                    Le Rayol is situated on a hill side facing south-east towards the sea. It is surrounded by green hills and pine woods. The air is crystal clear. The next village is Seillans, a picturesque medieval place, classified as 'one of France's most beautiful villages', where the famous artist Max Ernst chose to spend the last years of his life. Seillans, with fountains, winding cobbled streets, shaded squares, with restaurants and cafés inviting you to sit outside and let village life go by. It has 2 boulangeries, a small supermarket, a chemist and a 'tabac'. Within a radius of 10 km, you can reach other medieval villages (villages perchés), also with weekly markets, antique shops, restaurants and cafes. Nearby attractions: Fayence, with supermarkets and all else you will need, 12km. Bargemon (summer homes of Sir Elton John and David Beckham OBE), 10km. Grasse, perfume centre of the world, 30km. XII century Abbey Le Thoronet, 50km. Canyon of the Verdon River (the largest in Europe),65km Other Activities: soaring

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Pet Fee
                                                                    $37
                                                                    Damage Deposit
                                                                    $1,237

                                                                    Council tax of 0,66 €/person/night Security deposit, refunded if no damage: 1000€ For rental periods of 3 weeks or more, a discount of € 200/week applies from the third week onwards; additional weekly cleaning services at € 15/hour WiFi internet included Heating according to usage (at cost) For longer winter lets: apply for rates

                                                                    $265avg/night
                                                                    30 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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