Villa Manisa

Seillans, Var
Self-catering


A fine Provençal villa near Seillans with panoramic views, pool, boules, markets, water sports, hiking and cultural outings beyond

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

The rocky terraced garden is pure Provence with lavender, oleander, olive trees, mimosa and cypress, and a lovely knobbly old mulberry tree for summer shade. French doors lead to the kitchen patio and barbecue which sit in the shade of a vine; up steps to the dining terrace – a delightful spot to watch the sun set – shaded by rambling roses and wisteria and with fine views over forested hills. Pots brim with colour all around, the boules pitch is nicely separate, the pool ever-tempting, and the house is furnished in pleasing, practical taste without ostentation. The roomy kitchen has all a holiday cook might need; the big dining/living room area and the bedrooms are light, uncluttered and palely decorated and the master bedroom has its own terrace. Seillans is highly arty – Max Ernst lived here – with galleries and studios galore and several good eating places. Or you can go walking, white-water rafting, canyoning in the spectacular Gorges du Verdon; swimming, fishing, pedal-boating on St Cassien Lake; drive to Sainte-Maxime and the coast and take the ferry to Saint-Tropez… And so many vineyards to explore.

Essentials

  • 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

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
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10.30am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season. Children over 4 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 2,5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £136
Weekly price
from £950
Damage deposit
£500
1 House for 6
From £1364 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

We were very lucky in that the weather was flawless for the week of our stay and the glorious garden was probably at its peak, clearly much loved and cared for by the owners. We flew to Nice on easyJet from Gatwick and the villa was an easy hour's drive. The villa was wonderfully cool despite the 26c outside. The kitchen was equipped with all mod cons. There was a big living room and dining area but we ate all meals outside on the terrace under a mulberry tree coming into bloom. The pool provided a welcome respite from the heat. All in all a place to sit back and take stock.

Richard, Pewsey

A great holiday and everything worked like clock work . Gorgeous garden.

Gail, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from George Rushton

  • Our villa is located on the side of a hill within an olive grove. It enjoys fantastic southerly views over forested valleys and hills from our terraced garden with colourful flora and choice of shaded dining spots under grapevine, mulberry or wisteria.
  • The ancient provencal hill village of Seillans is a 2km walk away. It has been awarded "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" status in recognition of its charming fountains, characterful buildings, arts, restaurants, narrow winding cobbled streets and views.
  • Sports abound. The region is popular with cyclists. Tennis courts are available in Seillans and Fayence. Take up a glider + instructor from the famous centre 4kms away or enjoy swimming or boating in Lac St Cassien, circa 16kms away.
  • The beaches, shops and other delights of Cannes and St Tropez are circa 40kms away.
  • The area boasts a number of good golf courses. Our favourites include Le Château St Endroel and Château de Taulane.
  • The Gorges Du Verdon is a river canyon that is considered by many to be one of Europe's most beautiful. It is about 25 kilometres long and up to 700 meters deep with white water rafting, canoeing and the like on offer for the more adventurous.