Bastide Avellanne

Besse sur Issole, Var
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)4 94 69 89 91

A true Provençal rural retreat. Rooms full of rustic charm, shady terrace for whiling away the hours, friendly staff. Lots of activities too


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Vineyards and glorious views over the Var surround you at this peaceful 17th-century bastide. Linn and her friendly staff want you to enjoy the slow pace here. Bedrooms (some upstairs, some down) each bear a painter’s name and have antique pieces, flowers and garden views; shower rooms have organic cotton towels and sprigs of lavender; gîte guests have an apartment and studio in the grounds. Eat in the huge living and dining area or out on the pretty front terrace; food is organic, vegetables are mostly from the garden. Plenty to do: explore the bougainvillea-bright grounds, swim, play petanque or tennis, book massage or yoga, get stuck into a game of chess – there’s a giant set under the shade of a centuries-old oak tree. Bikes and tours can be arranged and the coast is 30 minutes away.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Between 3pm-8.30pm
Check out
Check out is at 11am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site. Pets by arrangement.
November - March.
Dinner €25-€34. Children €15. Wine from €20. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €169
Extra bed/sofabed available €15 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From €169
2 Suites for 4
From €199



Bastide Avellanne is in the most wonderful location. The hosts are very welcoming and ensure your stay is a memorable one. Great rooms, a lovely swimming pool and the food is excellent. It is also very well situated to explore the region. A delightful town nearby with a very good restaurant. Highly recommended.

Henry, Dunstable

Such a unique hidden gem, a true paradise. Staff is very attentive, rooms are gorgeous and the surroundings was stunning. Tip is to book the dinner in advance as the food can not to be missed! Next time I will stay for longer as 3 days was to short to discover the region.

Olivia, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Linn Vislie

  • Gorges du Verdon is one our away and the most beautiful canyon in Europe! Its appreciated in all ages. If you don't have a car we can arrange a tour.
  • Wine tasting - we have a lovely neighbour who produces the most incredible biodynamic wines. Let him show you his wine world for €25.
  • Yoga classes are offered two times per week by our yoga teacher at the gorgeous yoga shala by the vineyards. From €25 per person.
  • Wednesday markets in our local village Besse is a perfect walk to or bike to activity. It's a 3 km distance but for those who wish to have more of an exercise you can do the walk in 9 km.
  • Abbey du Thoronet is a historical site that has to be visited. On the way, catch the Cotinac market and shop in this medieval town.
  • Relax and treat yourself to a massage on site. We offer everything from massages to beauty treatments.