La Vieille Forge | Sawday's

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La Vieille Forge - Self-catering house in Var

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33 avenue Robert Fabre, 83440 Fayence, Var
Provence - Alps - Riviera, France

Alex and Christina

+44 (0)1494 262837(landline)

A solid family-and-friends house not far from Cannes. Laze by the pool with a book and a beer as the kids romp in the rufty-tufty garden

Pass olive groves, vineyards and pine forests to this big sturdy house on the outskirts of the village; its rooms – airy, comfortable, spacious – face away from the road. The garden is huge, the views are long reaching and all is wonderfully peaceful. It was built as a forge in the late 18th century with living quarters above; now just the windows and timbers remain, the floors are newly tiled, the paintwork is fresh, and it's a fabulous place to share with family or friends. There's a huge sitting room with comfy sofas, a TV with English-speaking channels and heaps of books on the shelves, and a kitchen with a table that seats ten. In summer, you can drift into the garden and set the table under the big old limes. Large air-conditioned bedrooms upstairs have individual colour schemes, firm new mattresses and white-painted beams; bathrooms are standard and shine. If you fancy a slice of Riviera action head for the coast: you can be in Cannes in 30 minutes. For dinner, stroll to a pizzeria or head up into the village – hilltop Fayence has restaurants galore.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Alex and Christina:

Local points of interest from
Alex and Christina:

  • The medieval village of Fayence with its bustling market (three times a week) is set in the hills behind the Côte d’Azur. Further up, we recommend a visit to the picturesque village of Mons. On a clear day you can see as far as Corsica.
  • We feel that we have the best of both worlds here, being within easy reach of the coastal towns and beaches as well as of the mountains. There are other hill villages nearby, each with a very distinct character of its own and well worth exploring.
  • One of France’s major gliding venues lies just at the foot of Fayence. The area is a paradise for cyclists, hikers and walkers, not forgetting water-sports enthusiasts who are served by the superb Lac St Cassien nearby.
  • For golfers, the world-class Four Seasons Terre Blanche resort is only 5 minutes down the road.
  • The always breathtaking Gorges du Verdon which are known as Europe's answer to the Grand Canyon are always worth a visit. Slightly closer to home, the Siagne and Siagnole rivers offer all manner of beautiful scenery.
  • A short walk from the house is the 11th century chapel Notre Dame des Cyprès. As its name suggests, it's surrounded by cypress trees and is an ideal spot to sit and reflect. We loved it so much we got married here!
Points of interest

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Price:(i) 800 to2800 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.


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33 avenue Robert Fabre, 83440 Fayence, Var

Self-catering La Vieille Forge (self-catering)
House ~ 3 doubles (en suite), 1 family room for 4; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) 800 to 2800 per week

Alex and Christina

+44 (0)1494 262837(landline)