The Chemin de Peymeyan Residence

var, provence
5 bedroom - 3 bath
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€438 - €708 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

Set on a quiet country lane near the hilltop village of Fayence in the South of France, this rural family home has some of the best views in Provence and a private saltwater pool. It sleeps 10 + 1. Refuel your energy levels at this peaceful countryside property, where kids can happily and safely enjoy the half-acre of Mediterranean gardens and private pool. Enjoy alfresco pool-side dining with the outdoor summer kitchen, pizza oven, and Weber barbecue, framed by a scenic landscape: the property has extensive, stunning views stretching out across the Mediterranean coastal mountain range, the Esterel Massif and the surrounding countryside below. The property is ideal for families with children, being extremely private and not overlooked in any way, and the bedrooms are split across 2 floors, so there is space to accommodate friends, grandparents or nannies.

Why Kids Love it

The whole family will enjoy spending warm summer days splashing in the saltwater swimming pool or wandering around the Provençal garden, which has rambling terraces dotted with olive trees, herbs, jasmine, and lavender. Indoors, the hosts have small toys, books, DVDs and board games, but this is a great place to explore the great outdoors: there are hiking trails from the entrance to the house, and there’s an opportunity to try cycling and off-road​ cycling in the quiet rural surrounding areas. It’s a short drive to access tennis, gliding, horse-riding, sailing, or kayaking - ask the hosts for details. Lac de Saint-Cassien (20 minutes’ drive) is a popular spot for families nearby, which has a beautiful freshwater lake with beaches, waterside restaurants, water sports, swimming, pedalos and angling - the lake is also known to be one of the best in the region for carp fishing.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Please note France has a Tourist Tax (taxe de sejours), this is set at 4.4% per person per night and will be invoiced directly from by the host. All bathrooms were renovated in 2022 and a dishwasher was added to the guest house. Solar panels are being installed for the pool to heat it to 29-30C outside of the summer season. Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated house manager along with a welcome basket of chilled rose wine and mineral water to quench your thirst after your travels. Access to the property is via a secure gated private drive, offering ample parking for 4 cars. The pool area is fully gated with 2 entry points and access through the pool kitchen. The private saltwater pool (9m x 4m) has hill-top views in all-day sun, with sun-loungers and a large parasol for shade, as well as lovely imported Turkish pestemal pool towels. There is also a fully-equipped pool house with kitchen for pool-side dining, which features a Weber BBQ, traditional open oven, fridge/freezer, sink and all dining equipment. The Mediterranean gardens and pool area are carefully maintained by a professional team on a weekly basis. Please note that the mezzanine level has a spiral staircase but no stair gate. The property comes with WiFi, Netflix, and interior and exterior Bose sound systems across the property.

About the Location

This residence is located in Provence, France. A leisurely 1-hour drive from Nice airport, this lush Provençal home takes out the stress of added travel time for families with children. It’s just 5 minutes away from Seillans, voted by The Guardian newspaper (UK) as one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Villages in France, 2019. It’s a 10-minute drive to the village of Fayence, which offers several bakeries, grocery stores, and a wide variety of excellent restaurants, as well as the superb local market days each Tuesday, Thursday, ​and Saturday. There’s also a large supermarket less than 10 minutes away. This area is a great place to see some of southern France’s most beautiful villages while being within easy reach of the glitz and glamour of the Côte d'Azur, Cannes and sandy beaches (around 40 minutes’ drive). The picturesque hill-top villages of Tourrettes, Callian and Montauroux offer cafés, bars and a wide selection of world-class​ dining experiences. Guests looking for golfing can visit 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 (15 minutes away).

Accommodation Details

This residence has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, set over 2 floors. The ground floor offers a fully fitted, open kitchen with fridge freezer, dishwasher, and range cooker, leading into the living room with high ceilings and exceptional views over the valley with lovely vineyards. This floor has 3 bedrooms (2 with kingsize beds and 1 with a queensize bed) and 2 bathrooms, as well as a utility room with a washing machine. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom, with incredible views over the valley. There is also a further twin bedroom on this floor with 2 single beds. Each bedroom comes complete with wardrobe space and a tower fan for warmer days. Outside, there is a covered dining terrace with a BBQ and a large wooden table and chairs (seating 10), overlooking the traditionally provençal terraced garden with beautiful olive trees, flowers and herbs bushes. There is also a south-west facing outdoor lounge terrace, with glorious view of the valley, complete with exclusive Dedon lounge furniture and a fabulous summer kitchen with traditional French barbecue.

Style Notes

French country chic. This Provençal home is lovingly decorated and full of charm, offering a calming escape from daily stress with a modern country approach in styling. It’s packed full of traditional features, such as the stone fireplace, split level steps and exposed ceiling beams. The hosts have added luxurious contemporary touches such as the chic outdoor furniture, modern bathroom suites and a natural, neutral palette throughout. What’s more, Egyptian cotton bath sheets and hand towels (plus hairdryers) are provided in all bathrooms. We love the patterned rugs in the living room, the terracotta tiling and the beautiful painted window shutters.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 king
1 queen
2 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Tina L.
Member since August 23, 2019
I am a global citizen who has lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Denmark, France, and currently based out of Bath in the UK. Married with 2 young adventurous children to an Englishman, who runs an international hospitality business in Amsterdam.

Var, Provence

Provence without the crowds

Tucked between Marseille and Cannes, the Var is the part of Provence France is keeping secret. Head west of super-popular Saint-Tropez, to discover ancient villages, beaches, traditional markets and winding roads with vineyard views.