La Vieille Forge

Fayence, Var

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


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 500m.


Nightly price
from €114
Weekly price
from €800
1 House for 10
From €1144 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alexander Freidin-Goss

  • 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!