Basetxe

Seillans, Var
Self-catering


A traditional stone bergerie high on a hill and surrounded by woods with east-facing views over the valley for stunning sunrises

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You will unwind: interiors are restful, with neutral colours, stone tiles and from every room, beautiful views. Downstairs is an L-shaped open-plan living room with games and books, a dining room and kitchen. Everything a cook might want is in here, including a hand mixer, baking tins, cooking pots and lots of cookery books. Basics are left in the cupboards and also eggs, a bottle of wine, fresh fruit (such as figs from the garden) and flowers.

Four terraces give you plenty of places to sit quietly with a book under a tree, or to eat outdoors in the sun or shade. You’ll find a barbecue out here too for lazy evenings watching the stars come out in this remote place. The pool with a view is a good size and sits below the house on a further terrace with comfy loungers.

A quick drive, or half hour walk will take you to Seillans which has cafes, restaurants and shops, museums and several galleries. Fayence, bigger, can be seen in the distance (15-minute drive). 

Basetxe - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Getting up early to watch a spectacular sunrise over the valley
  • Dozing with a book by the pool
  • Exploring hilltop villages and deep gorges
Basetxe - Gallery

You should know

  • Low sloping ceiling in smaller double - mind your head!
  • You're 800ms up a winding drive
  • The pool has an alarm but is not fenced

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dogs welcome - a bed, bowls, food and treats left.

Dogs €5 per day, €35 per week. Max 1 per group (but more possible if discussed with owner).

Pricing

Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
€500
1 House for 5
From £2005 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

I have finally found the hilltop Provencal stone cottage of my dreams...The perfect getaway, hidden from view, but just a quick drive to gorgeous artistic villages if I needed them.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

Secluded getaway - Absolute bliss - A true ‘get away from it all’ holiday. The stone cottage was cool even in the height of the summer and very well equipped throughout - plenty of space for everyone to find their ‘favourite’ spot - reading, sleeping, watching movies and hanging by the pool - Our kids ages 14 & 11yrs loved the remote location up the track, and had a great time in the pool with ‘mini swimming races’ each day - highlights for us were the massive skies, evening star gazing and fabulous views - Already looking at when we can come back!

Chris, Valbonne

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Location

The neighbourhood

The surrounding countryside is smothered in wildflowers in spring and the trees are laden with figs in summer. There is wonderful walking in any direction. Just a 10-minute drive is a lake in St Cassien for all sorts of water sports, but the coast is just 50 minutes away at Théoule-sur-Mer or Fréjus. Bargemon, a 20-minute drive, is a typical bustling Provencal village, Le Muy marks the start of the wine route.

Local points of interest from Jacqui Garro

  • Charming villages of Seillans, Fayence, Bargemon and Mons are close by all with good selection of restaurants
  • A short drive away on a picturesque road the Route du Muy has some of the best local Rose vineyards to visit as well as some stunning hikes.
  • Lac de St Cassien is a 40 minutes drive offering rowing, walks and a water park
  • There are many local markets nearby and the local farm prepares a weekly basket of fresh vegetables
  • Walk around the 5000 square metres of land, sample the fresh figs from August then head down to Seillans which is a 25 minute walk. Save some energy for the 40 minute walk back up the hill!
  • Enjoy the daily visits of the local gliders which float mesmerisingly above the property. Watch out also for some local wildlife - deer, wild boar and fox

Introducing

Jacqui Garro

Jacqui (Scottish) and Alex (Basque) have had most of their careers in yachting, but they've always had a bit of a thing about the hills of the Var. They love their dogs and walking them in these wonderful hills. They live about an hour away but will welcome you. Someone else pops over to check the pool regularly during the week.