Bastide Avellanne

Besse sur Issole, Var
Bed & Breakfast

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


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
  • 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
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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


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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.