Villa Seolane

Côte d'Azur, France

  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • Beautiful country house
  • Wonderful enclosed gardens
  • Close to St Tropez
  • Family friendly

Nestled into private gardens close to St Tropez, Villa Seolane is a delightful, family-friendly property set within easy reach of the sandy beaches and charming hill villages that lend this area such enduring appeal.

With its terracotta tiles and sky-blue shutters, La Seolane looks every inch the classic Cote d’Azur villa, complete with palm trees in the garden and an immaculate swimming pool. The gardens are fully enclosed, with lots of lawn space for your children to play, and while you may be able to hear cars passing on the country road beyond, the villa and its grounds are completely hidden from view. Inside, the décor is stylish and practical, with a smart contemporary kitchen and a more relaxed country style in the living areas and bedrooms, complete with beamed ceilings and tiled floors.

You’ll probably want to mix up pool days and seaside days, and happily the white sands of Pampelonne beach are just a 15-minute drive away, do-able for even the most impatient little ones. For eating out, we recommend the gorgeous village of Gassin (2km) perched on a rocky outcrop with far-reaching views over vineyards and out to the bay of St Tropez. Easier still, you can make the most of this beautiful home-from- home and enjoy a private, candle-lit dinner by your pool at La Seolane: no driver, baby-sitter or restaurant reservations required.

The local area

The glorious hilltop village of Gassin is only 2 km away, with the most magnificent views over the gulf of Saint Tropez and the Maures forest. A choice of restaurants on top of the ramparts offer great food to match the view. The main coastal areas can get very busy in high season, but La Seolane is ideally placed to avoid the traffic by using a shortcut to the famous Pampelonne beaches (10 Km) and the captivating village of Ramatuelle (6 Km). Nearby Grimaud (11 Km) hosts a music festival in July and August within the ruins of its own historic château. One of our favourites in this area is Port Grimaud; known locally as “Little Venice” it’s crammed with cafes and restaurants overlooking the maze of canals and the main square. Don’t miss the market here on Thursdays and Sundays. The port is also the place to hop on a 20- minute ferry ride to St Tropez, by far the quickest and simplest way to get there in the summer months.

The Mediterranean coastline of the Var region boasts 430 km of sandy beaches, hidden coves sheltered by pine groves, and some of the Côte d’Azur’s most celebrated resorts. Ste Maxime faces St Tropez across its harbour, and has a fine beach, while Fréjus and St Raphaël are pleasantly tranquil, overlooked by the lovely rugged scenery of the Massif de l’Esterel. For a different atmosphere and outlook, the arrière-pays (inland), is dotted with photogenic hilltop villages such as Seillans, Fayence, Bargemon, and Mons. Further inland you’ll find the valley towns of Draguignan, Lorgues and the beautiful Abbaye du Thoronet.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Living/dining area with TV and DVD player, patio doors lead to terrace
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar includes microwave, dishwasher
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar includes induction hob, electric oven, microwave fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom, patio doors lead to garden

Annex

  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • TV
  • Private patio
  • Independent entrance

First floor

  • 2 double air-conditioned bedrooms (130cm x 200cm beds, not suitable for two adults sharing)
  • Bathroom with WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Walled garden
  • Private swimming pool 10m x 5m (depth 1.1m – 1.8m), Roman steps, security alarm

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly clean and linen change for stays of two weeks or more
  • 2 mid-week cleans per week included (Monday and Friday)

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm (arrival 7.00pm-9.00pm at a supplement)
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


Location

  • Shops/supermarket (La Foux) 5min drive
  • Restaurants (Gassin) 5min drive
  • Gassin 5min drive
  • Saint Tropez 20min drive depending on traffic
  • Ramatuelle 10min drive
  • Pampelonne beaches 15min drive
  • Port Grimaud 10min drive
  • Nice airport 1hr 15min drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Toulon 50km/1hr drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
Southampton Flybe Sunday 27 May – 23 Sep

Marseille 145km/2hr drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 21 Apr – 1 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday 21 Apr – 1 Sep

Nice 105km/1hr 15min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London City British Airways Sat/Sun 10 Mar – 29 Sep
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Liverpool easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Newcastle easyJet Saturday 28 Apr – 1 Sep
Belfast easyJet Saturday 28 Apr – 1 Sep
Edinburgh easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 26 May – 29 Sep
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 5 May – 23 Sep (Sat)
30 Sep – 27 Oct (Sun)

Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

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    4.5/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

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Describing the Côte d’Azur as merely glamorous is to undervalue its charms. Of course, resorts such as St-Tropez and Ste-Maxime have enticed decades of glitterati to their sandy shores, but there’s far more behind the glitz and shimmer. 

Traditional villages appear on picturesque coastlines and unspoilt hilltops; there’s Grasse, ‘the perfume capital of the world’, and the waterways of Port Grimaud, while Bandol has long been a seaside retreat for artists and writers. And along with the golden beaches, there are cliffs and mountains that make the Côte d’Azur area a far wilder story.

Discover the best of the Côte d’Azur in our handpicked luxury villas.

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