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Character house in 8 acre private parkland with stunning views
All of the bedrooms are furnished with 2 bedside tables and either a dressing table, desk or table;and a wardrobe. They are all equiped with fans, and have rugs on the floors. The beds are made up for you before you arrive, so let us know beforehand if you would like a pair of the twin beds made into a large double. All but 2 of the beds have Memory form mattresses.
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
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 inland where rural life continues and you will find unspoilt countryside, vineyards and olive groves.
This part of the South of France, set back from the coast, 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, making Fayence a fantastic holiday area.
The house itself is between the villages of St.Paul en Foret (5 mins) and Fayence (10 mins). There is tennis, riding, golf, gliding nearby (all within 10 minutes), and also a large lake (St. Cassien) for water sports 20 minutes away.
Fayence is about half way between Draguignan and Grasse, and Nice Airport is only 50 minutes away.
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About Marjie Edwards
We have lived in this area for many years now and so are well placed to help you with any questions you might have. We have travelled a lot on holidays, and think that this is the most wonderful area to be. It has everything - fantastic scenery, medieval villages, lots of good restaurants and shops of all descriptions.
Marjie Edwards purchased this Villa in 1989
Why Marjie Edwards chose Fayence
We originally moved here because although it was within easy commuting distance to the coast it was still very rural and unspoilt - as well as being breathtakingly beautiful. We bought an apartment in the village of Seillans, but after 3 years we decided that Fayence was a better place to be because it was larger and more lively. We update and refurbish the house on a continuous basis and always do our utmost to make sure the letting season goes smoothly without mishaps. The house is now a comfortable and spacious home carefully maintained, and we try to do everything possible to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and trouble free stay. The grounds afford total privacy and plenty of space. It is away from roads and hence is peaceful and relaxing. As this is our home we are able to oversee the property ourselves and it isn't left to languish uncared for as is sometimes the case. When the house is let we live in our small apartment in Fayence village.
What makes this Villa unique
We first saw an aerial picture of this place in an estate agents office, even before he had got round to putting it in the window. We were given directions and came round to see it straight away. Immediately we fell in love with it, and even though it was run down we could see its potential and imagine how it would be after care and attention was lavished on it. The interesting stone wall configurations, the well, the terraces, the long entrance drive culminating in a round fish pond in front of the house – to us it was a special place. Even the name was special – ‘La Pierre Qui Chante’ on a rusty sign hanging from the entrance pillar as we arrived that first time. We do have ‘a stone that sings ‘on the terrace in front of the kitchen doors. It rings when you tap it with another stone. No one knows why. We have traced La Pierre Qui Chante back to the land survey of 1849 - when they started doing them. The building was no doubt on this spot because of it's incredible situation. There is easy access from the road (no precipitous inclines) yet it has a commanding view. If it weren't for the trees it would be 360°. As it is you have views to the South and the North, with glimpses to the East and West. Consequently it is not overlooked and is completely private in it's 8 acre grounds. In spite of this it is very close to all the amenities that the area has to offer.