3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6/8 + Cot
About Gerard Kelly
Two long standing friends had a dream to purchase a retreat in France. Having holidayed for years in France enjoying and sampling the varied delights on offer, the two families decided on Fayence in the South of France. The draw of Provence proved too much; although other areas, the Dordogne and Burgundy, had many attributes and unique points the light, air and ambience of the south proved irresistable. Coupled with the fact that the region enjoys such a beautiful climate, basking in sunshine most of the year.
Gerard Kelly purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Gerard Kelly chose Fayence
'Villa serendipity' ticked all our boxes. A private secluded property, yet not remote. With stunning views over the Esterel Mountains and beyond. The quality of light is amazing and much loved by artists. The property itself offers a balanced family accomodation, with the three bedroom two bathroom layout, enabling both privacy and space.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is totally south facing. The shaded dining terrace overlooks the large swimming pool, bathing terrace and views beyond.There is an additional solarium, furnished with table and chairs for a tranquil retreat; enjoying the same views. Offering the option of escape, for that moment with a good book, a bottle of wine or simple reflection. A boule court in the garden facilitates a pre dinner pastime, or a distraction away from the sun-loungers. The property is ideally placed for dipping into the delights the Cote d'Azur, in addition to enjoying the feel,atmosphere and associated charm that the local hill villages have to offer. Visiting weekly markets selling locally sourced produce and wine contributes to a relaxing, enjoyable table of excellence the envy of many a region.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Serendipity. Perfectly placed in the picturesque hills with outstanding views and gorgeous weather, this was the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. The pool was so inviting and is where we spent most of our time. We did venture out as well to the local villages of Fayence and Callian where there are some lovely restaurants, and further out to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Frejus etc. So much to do and see. The beauty is you can do as much or as little as you want!! The owners were great, very helpful and attentive. We had one very minor issue which was sorted out straight away, lovely guys.
Jacob the caretaker was also great, so relaxed and good company. We shared a couple of beers together after pool cleaning duties were over!!
All in all, a dream holiday, fabulous villa, wonderful location, we will be rebooking
Lovely villa in a beautiful setting, very quiet and relaxing.
Only grumble is the descriptions need updating slightly , it is in the middle of a forest and you have to drive for at least 20-30 minutes to reach anywhere.
Thanks Gerard for all your help & for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Villa serendipity worked extremely well for our base, although to be honest, we spent the majority of our time at the house, as it was too difficult to tear ourselves away. The location is peaceful and private, and you can enjoy the sun or shade. The house is very well equipped & we made use of a high spec oven & the gas bbq.
Very well equipped quiet villa with scenic views
The villa was extremely well equipped with every thought provided for. A family of four with a 14 and 11 year old we loved the pool and its variety of terraces and outside spaces. The housekeeper Handan was so helpful and welcoming. A peaceful and calm place in a beautiful part of France.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at 'Serendipity', we very much look forward to welcoming you back one day.
It was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The villa is spotless and Handan is lovely and very obliging. The pool is wonderful, very private with fantastic views. The villa has everything you could want on holiday and is in a beautiful setting. There is plenty to do and see locally and Fayence is a very nice village with plenty of restaurants. Gerrard is a pleasure to deal with and nothing is too much trouble he is a mine of information from best beach to car hire. We had such a lovely relaxing holiday we have booked again.
Best relaxing holiday ever
Gerrard was great to deal with, we had to hassle him to pay! Views were great, nice shaded area, best relaxing holiday ever. Handan the caretaker was lovely and very informative. Would be happy to go again. The Perkins and the dewberry families
Beautifully situated in two acres of woodland in the hills above Fayence, the villa enjoys a peaceful and secluded location with spectacular views and privacy. Beaches, golf, lakes and gorges within 15 miles. Nice airport 45 min away. Numerous renowned restaurants in locally to suit both palate and budget, everything ranging from simple delicious pizzerias to michelin starred establishments.
The local wines can be sampled before purchase at many of the award winning local vineyards.
A day trip to both Monte Carlo and The Gorge du Verdon is a must. Highlighting the different attributes of both nature and a man made basin of decadence. People watch in Monte Carlo and explore the stunning Marina and Grimaldi Castle. In the Gorge you can choose to drive the scenic perimeter or indulge in one of the many guided activities, such as water-hiking, rafting or canoeing.
The beaches are close to hand and a day or two being spoiled on a private beach with a quality restaurant a few steps away is a relaxing treat. Many of the restaurants also offer valet parking.
Other Activities: Gliding. Golf. Walking.Tennis.