La Colline Du Soleil

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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With incredible views as far as the Massif de l'Esterel, this wonderful holiday home is close to some of southern France’s most beautiful villages and countryside as well as being within easy reach of the glitz and glamour of the Côte d'Azur.

In a quiet and private setting looking over the landscapes around you, you will soon appreciate the relaxed ambience of this traditional home. Greeted with chilled rosé in the fridge on your arrival, sit back in the al-fresco lounge under the shade of the towering pine trees and listen to the birds sing as you gaze out over the vineyards and valleys.

The calming atmosphere continues inside with a welcoming lounge, a perfectly equipped kitchen and five charming bedrooms scattered across the two floors. Small toys, books and games, a DVD player and even Netflix add to the homely appeal whilst a Bose sound system, Egyptian cotton bath linen and even Turkish pool towels are further examples of the owner’s caring attention to detail in this comfortable abode.

The Provençal gardens are just wonderful; explore the stone steps and rambling terraces dotted with olive trees, herbs, jasmine and lavender. You can dine al-fresco on the magnificent terrace with glorious views or wander up the steps to the pool-house with its summer kitchen, pizza oven and barbecue. Spend warm summer days in the salt-water swimming pool, lazing on the sun-loungers or enjoying long poolside lunches with family and friends.

It’s just 3km to Fayence, wonderful for a morning coffee in a pretty café or evenings out in one of the many excellent restaurants. The market on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is a particularly great way to pick up all sorts of local produce or explore the village’s charming shops. Medieval Seillans is also close by, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with its steep, winding lanes, picturesque squares and fountains.

Indeed, every day you can discover an idyllic village or town to explore from nearby Tourrettes and Montauroux to Grasse and St Paul de Vence a little further.

Head across to Lac de Saint-Cassien for wonderful walks and watersports or drive down to the French Riviera with the beaches of Cannes, Saint-Raphaël and Théoule-sur-Mer easily reached. Golf-lovers have a great choice of courses across the region and the super adventurous can book a flight excursion at Fayence’s famous gliding centre.

Whether visiting Provençal markets, exploring medieval villages, kayaking in beautiful lakes or relaxing on the French Riviera, La Colline Du Soleil offers a wealth of spectacular experiences across this wonderful part of southern Provence and the Côte d'Azur.

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What you should know…

  • The first floor is reached via a narrow spiral staircase or there are also external stairs that lead up to the first floor via the master bedroom
  • Other than steps up to the swimming pool and pool house, the stunning al-fresco lounge and dining terraces are on the same level as the maison
  • You are also welcome to explore the enchanting terraced gardens below with little stone steps, Provençal plants and olive trees

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Indoor Games DVD Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living room and well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, range cooker and fridge-freezer
- Utility room
- Double bedroom
- Two bedrooms with king-size double beds
- Bathroom with WC
- Shower room with WC

Mezzanine Level

- Dining area for 6 guests

First Floor

- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room with WC
- Twin bedroom

The first floor can be accessed either via an open, spiral staircase inside or via external stairs leading to the master bedroom.

Outside Grounds


- Salt-water swimming pool (8x4m, depth: 1.4-1.9m) with fence and safety gate (via eight steps). Open approximately May to September
- Pool house with kitchen including pizza oven, large Weber barbecue, fridge-freezer and sink
- Poolside dining table and chairs for 10 guests
- Terraced gardens (1/2 acre)
- Al-fresco lounge terrace (south-west facing)
- Covered dining terrace for up to 10 guests
- Second barbecue in the summer kitchen
- Swing
- Gated drive and parking for up to four cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Tower fan (in each bedroom)
- Fireplace
- Smart TV with Netflix
- DVD player
- Bose sound system with Bluetooth (inside and outside)
- Board games
- Small toys and colouring pens
- Books and DVDs
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine and external air drier

Location

About the surrounding area of La Colline Du Soleil
<1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set on a quiet country lane in the outstanding Var department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, La Colline Du Soleil is only a short drive from some of the region’s loveliest hilltop villages and 40km from Cannes and the glamourous French Riviera. 

Fayence (3km), less than a ten-minute drive away, has a good range of shops and many wonderful restaurants as well as a great market on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning where you can pick up all sorts of local produce from fresh fruit and vegetables to olive oil, cheese and herbs.

Another beautiful hilltop village, Seillans, is also just under ten-minutes away and an amazing place to visit with its steep medieval lanes and little squares. Classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, there are atmospheric cafes, ancient plane trees, pretty fountains and a delightful market on a Wednesday morning. Just outside the village, visit the enchanting Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Ormeau with its 16th century altarpiece.

Other picturesque hilltop villages include Tourrettes, Callian, Montauroux, all within around twenty minutes by car. Further afield, discover other famous villages and towns of this region such as Grasse (30km), Mougins (42km), Valbonne (48km) and St Paul de Vence (62km). Pass landscapes of mesmerising Provençal countryside filled with olive groves, vineyards and forests.

You can reach the coast within about 45 minutes with the beaches of Cannes, Mandelieu-La-Napoule, Saint-Raphaël and Théoule-sur-Mer easily reached. A little further afield, you could even drive all the way to Saint-Tropez (70km) and its famous Pampelonne beach or in the other direction the beaches around Antibes (54km) and Juan-les-Pins are also wonderful. You’ll also find a great range of watersports along the coast and some lovely boat trips from Cannes, particularly out to the Mediterranean island of Île Sainte-Marguerite.  

Closer to home, there are also some great watersports at Lac de Saint-Cassien, about a 20-minute drive away, as well as lakeside beaches, lovely restaurants, swimming, fishing and pedaloes. For further watersport adventures, drive to the famous Verdon Gorge around 80km away. 

Golf-lovers only have to drive 15 minutes to find one of the region’s most prestigious courses, Terre Blanche, whilst other activities include cycling, mountain biking, horse-riding, tennis and some excellent walking including trails from right outside the house. There is also a gliding centre only a short drive away for a unique experience during your stay.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice

(62km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulon Hyères

(115km)

Nearest Village Fayence

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Fayence

(2km)

Nearest Shop Fayence

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Nearest Town/City Mandelieu-La Napoule/Cannes

(33km/44km)

Nearest Beach Mandelieu-La Napoule

(35km)

Nearest Golf Terre Blanche Golf

(10km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Children will love the Lac de Saint-Cassien, around 20 minutes away, with its lakeside beaches, watersports, pedaloes, lake swimming and inflatable water park.

There are of course other watersports available at various spots along the French Riviera which can be reached in 30-45 minutes, as well as great beaches for endless days of family fun. Take a boat trip out to Île Sainte-Marguerite with summer departures from Cannes.

Animal lovers can visit Marineland and Aqualand near Antibes and there’s also a zoo just outside Fréjus, about 40 minutes away.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Laundry Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack with 2 bottles of chilled rosé and water on arrival

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- At-home spa treatments
- Catering
- Grocery shopping
- Babysitting
- Extra cleaning
- Laundry service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. A €50 fee will be deducted if the barbecues are not left clean on departure.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes plus mid-stay cleaning for 2-week stays. Please note guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May - September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £2,794
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £3,997
Sep 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2021 £2,794
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £3,997
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 £2,794

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €2,994
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €4,284
Sep 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2021 €2,994
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €4,284
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 €2,994

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $3,255
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $4,658
Sep 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2021 $3,255
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $4,658
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 $3,255

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
We have owned the property since 2013.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We fell in love with Fayence and the Var area over 25 years ago and it became our dream to own a holiday home in Fayence allowing us to gather family and friends from near and far. Our Provençal home is lovingly decorated and full of charm, offering a calming escape from the daily stresses that we all face. Setting foot on the property, we are able to refuel our energy levels whilst exploring the wonderful adventures in the area with our children. Finding a peaceful spot in the sun whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings doesn’t get any better than this.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…Must eat?
The villages of Fayence and neighbouring​ Seillans, Tourrettes, Callian and Montauroux are picturesque, hilltop villages with all amenities including cafés, bars and a wide selection of world-class​ dining experiences. Our village, Fayence, offers superb local market days each Tuesday, Thursday, ​and Saturday. Go for a wander and soak up the local flavours; beautiful local fruit & vegetables, olive oils, cheese, herbs, and fabrics etc and end up having a delicious Provençal meal at one of the 22 restaurants that the village has to offer.

Must see?
Local famous towns within a 45 minutes' drive include St Paul de Vence, Grasse, Valbonne, Gordon, and Mougins. A little further afield and ideal for a day trip, we recommend St Tropez, Avignon and Aix en Provence to explore.

Must do?

Enjoyable trips to family owned, small boutique vineyards are close by; Chateau des Selves, Domaine de Grande Bastide, and Chateau Iris; all very sweet with a lovely personalised service. The wine producer of the highly esteemed Whispering Angel, Chateau D'esclans, offers a beautiful scenic drive through Bangles en Foret and is a mere 30 minutes from our house.
Lac de Saint-Cassien is a 20 minutes’ drive away and is a beautiful freshwater lake with beaches and waterside restaurants. A fantastic place for kids and adults alike with an array of water sports, swimming, a trip down a giant bouncy water castle, pedalos and angling. The lake is known to be amongst the best lakes in the region for carp fishing, should you desire a more relaxed activity.
If you need a break from our lovely saltwater pool and prefer a bit of beach, the beaches in Cannes, Mandelieu-La-Napoule, Theoule-Sur-Mer, St. Raphael, Frejus and all the way to St. Tropez offers lovely spots for a fabulous day at the beach.
Gorges de Verdon thru Mons offers a drive through landscape of striking beauty where nature is queen. Bring your swimmers and jump in the Lake of Sainte-Croix for a refreshing swim. For food lovers, do visit Moustiers-Sainte- Marie where Alain Ducasse's La Bastide de Moustiers offers sublime gourmet food!
Families with children will find theme parks and activities aplenty with Marineland and Aqualand in Antibes, Magicland in Ensues la Redonne, Le Village de Automates in St Cannat, the Zoo's at Frejus and Cap St Jean de Ferrat, Oceanographic Museum in Monte Carlo and the OK Corral in Cuges le Pins.
There are also some excellent opportunities for golfing with over 30 courses within an hour’s drive of the house; the Terre Blanche is one of the world’s most prestigious destinations for golf lovers and is a mere 15 minutes away.
Hiking trails from the property entrance, cycling & off-road​ cycling, tennis, biking, gliding, horse riding​, sailing, kayaking or water sports are all within a short drive from the house.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The house offers an unparalleled view of the valley and the scenery from the terrace is breath taking; you can feel the tension ebbing away with every moment sitting outside. It offers great entertaining spaces along with a terrific pool area with pool kitchen & dining; it is the perfect holiday hideaway.

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Reviews

  • We had a wonderfully relaxing time.

    Posted by Parish on 15/09/2019

    The house is fabulous. Our only problem was deciding which coffee maker & BBQ to use next! Your recommendation Chez Hugo was also spot on. Thank you so much for your kindness and advice leading up to the holiday; we really appreciated it.

  • Tucked up high in the hills, this holiday retreat is beautiful both inside and out!

    Posted by Young & Matthews on 06/07/2019

    On the outside, an unparalleled view, tranquil surroundings, an impeccably clean pool, a fabulous outdoor kitchen and several entertaining spaces; perfect for pre-dinner drinks and group dining. On the inside, the owners provide a fully equipped kitchen (suitable for even the most demanding cook and entertainer), two high-end coffee machines to meet morning caffeine demands, stylish decor throughout, generous fluffy towels, reliable WIFI plus Netflix - great for young children in the heat of the day or adults for a lazy night in. Despite the secluded location, the local villages and supermarkets are less than a 10-minute drive and have a surfeit of good quality restaurants. Cannes and quieter riviera towns are only but a short trip. In the other direction lies hilltop villages, winding mountain roads above glacial lakes and for those prepared to make the trip, Alain Ducasse's home from home and exclusive restaurant and hideaway (advance booking a must (as is a dip in the glacial lake on the return route!).

  • If you choose to stay here you won’t be disappointed!

    Posted by Jordan on 15/06/2019

    What a magical place, set on a beautiful wooded hillside, near a lovely village. The villa is a lovely, traditional looking dwelling and we found it very comfortable. We loved the gardens surrounding the villa with abundant oleanders, jasmine, lavender and succulents and the wilder areas on the terraces. The views down over the valley are simply breath taking and sitting on the front terrace before breakfast with a cuppa should not be missed. The trees around the villa offer lots of welcome shade, especially as the sun sinks to the west by the pool. We spent lots of time in the pool, very welcome as there was a heat wave during our holiday. At Tina’s suggestion the ladies of our group indulged in a couple of spa days with Debbie Cook expertly giving aromatherapy massage and reflexology which was so relaxing.
    One can’t go to France without sampling the food and wine. We had some memorable lunches and dinners, the little restaurant down at Lac St Cassien, Le Pre’ Claou, Le Temps des Cerises in Fayence and the local glider club to name a few. We very much enjoyed an afternoon sampling the wine at Val D’Iris with Ludovic Vilcoq who is passionate about producing good quality wines.

  • A great place to stay and we highly recommend it!

    Posted by Hill on 08/06/2019

    We stayed at this beautiful get-away-from-it-all house for 5 days over Easter. At the end of the holiday, we felt as relaxed as we usually do after a two-week break! The scenery from the terrace is breath taking and you can feel tension ebbing away with every minute sitting outside. The house is very well equipped with quality bedding and towels and the decoration is chic and modern. There are some really superb restaurants within an easy drive.

  • We will be back next year!

    Posted by Pike Family on 05/05/2019

    We felt the Pike family needed to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely home. It is a great place to relax and recharge your battery. A lovely house with awesome views in a location that offers peace and quiet but with quick and easy access the Côte d’Azur. The immediate location offers excellent shopping options and we took advantage of the local markets, too. Good choices of restaurants were on offer. Great walking options and the large Lake you pass was revisited to walk around and get on the water. The house is gated, leading to a long drive and then the views were awesome. Tiered garden from the terrace at the front with mature olive trees and a happy fig tree, pool with pool house, BBQ and pizza oven; a lovely place to sit, sunbath and read, listening to bird song. A meadow to the rear is great for children to run and play in. To the side of the house, the terrace has large comfy furniture and a great BBQ kitchen. The views again across the valley to the hills beyond is super and sitting chatting with a local glass of wine was a pleasure we all enjoyed. You can see from the pictures how lovely the house is. It’s easy living with all you need to enjoy your holiday break and we honestly think, it suits families and couples alike. Once again Thank You!

  • We had a wonderful 2-week stay here!

    Posted by Melder on 18/08/2018

    The house is comfortable and very well equipped in a perfect, peaceful position with spectacular, far reaching views across the valley. The interiors are spotlessly clean, bedrooms with crisp bedding, bathrooms with plenty of fluffy towels and a fantastically equipped kitchen. The living areas were perfect for our party of seven, the absolute star of the show being the exterior space. Days and evenings were spent lounging by the sunny pool (with an excellent pool kitchen), sitting around the huge shaded dining table and chilling out on the comfy exterior sofas and chairs, all the while admiring the fabulous views. The weather was hot and sunny, and we were blown away by what a stunning part of the world we were in. Fayence is a beautiful little town with an abundance of great restaurants, and there are plenty of other pretty towns to visit in the area, Seillans and Mons just two within a short but fabulously scenic drive away. We had a great day on the nearby Lac de Saint-Cassien, with adults & kids all enjoying the huge inflatable course and pedalos, and another wonderful afternoon was spent at Les Gorges de Pennafort. There is so much to do in this beautiful area but relaxing at this lovely house seemed to take up most of our time! The property manager, Min, was incredibly friendly and helpful at all times during our stay and we would highly recommend this property.

  • The house is gorgeous and the view perfect!

    Posted by Matheret on 11/08/2018

    We very much enjoyed Fayence and its market; there was plenty to do just there - although we roamed as far as Cannes, Nice, and Monaco. The outdoor table was perfect for all meals and there was plenty of space for the two families so that peace and quiet could be sought when required. Lovely pool - I was able to swim properly every day - I much preferred the saltwater to chemicals.

  • The house is a little piece of paradise!

    Posted by Woodruff & Thurston on 12/08/2017

    We have now stayed twice and could not recommend it enough. The property is absolutely stunning and the lovely owners have put thought into every little detail. The house is beautifully decorated and those with a love for food will particularly appreciate a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ. The place is perfect for several couples or for families with children who can enjoy the pool, large terrace and outdoor areas. The location is also perfect - less than an hour from Nice for easy connection to the rest of Europe, while also sufficiently close to Aix to Provence, St. Tropez, Antibes and other great locations for day trips. The lovely towns of Fayence and Seillans are only a few minutes away offering an excellent selection of restaurants, cute shops and weekly markets. We only hope to be fortunate to return again!

  • We very much enjoyed our stay at this property!

    Posted by Regan on 22/07/2017

    It was a most relaxing week in a very comfortable house with the most amazing and inspiring views over the Provençal countryside.
    The more active amongst us enjoyed swimming in the beautiful saltwater pool; and walking or even running in the area, and we all loved the great restaurants recommended by you in the charming hilltop towns. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

  • We had a wonderful stay in your house on the hill!

    Posted by Le Riche on 15/07/2017

    It was very well-equipped, and the summer kitchen was a great hit. Thank you very much for the toys and highchairs – it really made things very easy with the twins.

  • We had such a wonderful and relaxing stay in your beautiful house!

    Posted by Charlesworth on 24/06/2017

    The views were so lovely over the valley and a perfect setting for dinner every evening. The pool area was in constant use and the kitchen area was amazing to have. It was so handy to have the use of all of the baby toys. We have now just ordered a Jumperoo as Freddie loved it! Your property manager was lovely and gave some great recommendations for local restaurants and places to visit. The week though went far too quickly and we all wished we could stay on.

  • A lovely, peaceful house with a great pool and views to die for!

    Posted by Oates on 26/07/2015

    All located within walking distance of beautiful Fayence. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and do not hesitate to recommend this property to others.

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