|Sans Souci||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
This lovely property and secluded pool is surrounded by its own private garden yet boasts a convenient village setting. Within a short walk (5 minutes) is the picturesque village of Fayence and its local amenities including a bakers and small supermarket/good selection of restaurants and bars. Fayence also holds a market 3 times per week.
The villa enjoys long hours of sunshine allowing you to dine on the south facing terrace taking in the panoramic views over the valley. Inside, the villa is all on one level and the kitchen, sitting and dining areas all open on to the large terrace.
The Master bedroom also enjoys the views and has a new luxurious en suite and is aircondtioned. There are 2 further bedrooms (one double, one twin), family bathroom and separate toilet.
Villa San Souci has been recently updated and charges include linen and end of let cleaning.
The kitchen has modern units with large american style fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, coffee-machine and new induction hob.
The sitting room is in 2 sections, a cosy snug with a sofa, large flat screen and satellite viewing and a more formal area with 2 additional sofas and a large fireplace with wood burning stove moving into a dining area with table and 6 chairs.
A large master bedroom with a large double bed of 180cm wide, double doors onto a south facing terrace and the beautiful views is accessed through the sitting room. The second bedroom has a large double bed of 160 wide and the third bedroom has twin single beds. These bedrooms are located off the entrance hall. All bedrooms have free standing fans.
Master bathroom is en suite. Brand new this year in an elegant modern style with corner bath, sink, toilet and extra large walk in shower stall.
The second bathroom is shared between the second and third bedrooms and has a sink, bidet, and bath with overhead shower. There is also a separate toilet.
Oil fired boiler and electric radiators. Large wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Large flat screen, satellite tv with freeview channels. Stereo music player for cds and radio. Selection of games and table tennis in the garage.
Large garden with mature olive trees. Pool furniture. Table and chairs on the terrace. Bbq.
Ample parking outside the villa. There is also a garage which holds an additional fridge.
There are many family activities to do in the local area with children from horse riding to treetop trails. A trip to the lake Saint Cassien is always popular for lake swimming or hiring kayaks or pedalos. We have been visiting the area for over 10 years with various aged children ourselves so have gathered a good list of ideas when kids want a rest from the pool!
Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, Juan Les Pins and the other fashionable resorts of the Cote d'Azur are all within easy reach from Fayence. Closest beaches are at Frejus and La Napoule which are lovely sandy beaches.. For those who prefer sightseeing away from the coastline you may prefer to explore the historical villages in the region - Mons, Callian, Bargemon and St Cezaire. The Gorges of Verdon and Siagne are also very picturesque and have some wonderful walking or you can go white water rafting/canoeing down the Gorge if you are seeking more of a thrill! The town of Grasse is also nearby – considered to be the world's capital of perfume where in addition to visiting the local perfume factories you can visit the beautiful 11th century Cathedral.
Fayence has a colourful local market in the village square 3 times a week. Here you will find local pottery and fabrics, jewellery and clothing as well as fresh vegetables, cheeses and local specialities. Or you can just sit at one of the cafes surrounding the square and soak up the atmosphere. Nearby is the local Marché Paysan (Farmers Market) which is open 6 days a week in the summer. Farmers from the local area bring their own produce fresh each morning to the market. Produce rarely seen at home can be found - white aubergines and courgettes flowers, for example. Eggs sold here are fresh from the hen and you can pick your own salads from a huge variety of leaves. Browse around the shelves of farm produce for locally made cheeses, wines and preserves.
Very comfortable family villa with everything you could need.
We were delighted with Sans Souci. We had a warm welcome on arrival but were quickly left to ourselves to settle in. The house is in an exquisite setting, very private, yet an easy walk to the village which is full of life, markets three times a week and bustling with energy in the evening. The house was a lovely mixture of an original French home, with modern additions, such as the very necessary air conditioning in the main bedroom. It felt much more like a home than a holiday villa. The views from the house were memorable. It was a real treat to have the additional use of bikes and table tennis. We made a trip to Frejus on the south coast but the amount of traffic and tourists were quite a shock after the peace of Sans Souci! We ate in some lovely local restaurants in Fayence and in Tourettes. Everything seemed fairly expensive but this seemed like a combination of the current exchange rate as well as being in a popular tourist destination.
We really enjoyed the long bike ride to Lake Cassien but we did cheat by taking a 'support vehicle' as the cycle back up to Fayence is not for the faint hearted!
We had everything we needed at the villa ( and more). Only negative was a non draining shower problem!
Would definitely recommend to friends and am taking home many happy memories. Thank you.