Villa Glycine

Côte d'Azur

  • 10-12
  • 5
  • 4
Web Ref: 3414
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Open plan kitchen (double oven, dishwasher, microwave) /dining /living room (TV, CD, WiFi) with doors to covered terrace. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with 2 sets of bunkbeds. Shower room (no WC). Cloakroom. Washing machine.
  • First floor: Principal double bedroom with en suite bathroom, dressing area and balcony. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
  • Outside: Covered and open terraces. Lawned garden with shrubs and trees. Table tennis. Cloakroom. Shower. Private parking. 
  • Private heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps.

Echoing the local vernacular in style, Villa Glycine sits in its own verdant grounds within a beauitfully maintained estate of similar properties. Welcoming and comfortable, it offers that winning combination of traditional Provençal charm and modern facilities and is within striking distance of the pretty hilltop village of Fayence (5km), where cafés and restaurants offer dining with glorious views towards the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Enter Villa Glycine and it is immediately apparent it has been designed for effortless living. The open plan area, painted in a soft yellow, incorporates lounge, dining area and kitchen. A large, plump corner sofa invites you to relax, whilst the well equipped kitchen has everything to hand for keen cooks. Three sets of French windows open onto the inviting covered terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy leisurely lunches and dinners, or indeed an afternoon siesta. From here, it is a short step to the pool, surrounded by terrace and lawn. Established shrubbery and trees enclose the garden and create welcome shady spots around the edges.

Careful thought has been given to the bedroom layout, with all three double bedrooms benefiting from en suite facilities, whilst the twin and children’s rooms share a shower room. Painted wood furniture adds to the Provençal charm, set against a backdrop of white walls.  

Essential amenities can be found 3km away, whilst closer to home, there is full access to the facilities on the ‘domaine’* which include tennis courts, an open air swimming pool, restaurant and spa. Should you wish to explore further, one of the famed ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ is only 9km away. Seillans is a delightful medieval village with cobbled streets, artisan shops and shady squares. The coast can be reached within an hour: spend an afternoon people-watching in the glitzy resort of Cannes, visit the market in Fréjus, or relax on one of the many sandy beaches which edge this beautiful coastline.

  • * The 'domaine' or estate consists of individual properties, each with their own private pool and garden, with access to the onsite communal facilities which include tennis courts and open air swimming pool (free of charge), restaurant and spa (payable locally).
  • There is a cooling system throughout the house set at 21°C.
  • When paying the Small Party Rate, three bedrooms will be prepared. Please advise which bedrooms at the time of booking.

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Great Things to Do Near Villa Glycine

Wander round Fayence

This hilltop village is a delight to stroll around, its narrow cobbled streets snaking away from the main square, where the market is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you're feeling energetic, you can climb right to the top of the village for an outstanding view from the ruined chateau. Reward yourself afterwards with a refreshing ice-cream or lunch in one of the various restaurants dotted around the village.

Day at the lake

Have some fun on the water by heading to Lac St Cassien where boats, canoes and pedalo hire are available. There are a few restaurants around the lake in which to enjoy lunch or a cool drink. There are little lake beaches from which to swim. Fishing permits are available too.

Golfers

... may like to try the two 9-hole golf courses at Terre Blanche, in nearby Tourrettes.

Art and crafts

There are a number of galleries and studio workshops (ateliers) in and around picturesque Seillans (another hilltop village about 10km away), and further west in Salernes, an important centre for ceramics. Make a day of it and create your own unofficial ‘art trail’.

Gliding

The adventurous among you may like to try gliding at the nearby Aérodrome just south of Fayence - a unique way to enjoy the mountain and sea views of the Cote d'Azur.

Take a cookery class

Book yourself on a course at the Institut Gastronomie Riviera in Seillans, and learn about French cuisine from a pro.

Gorgeous scenery

Head northwest to see the spectacular gorge, 25km long and 700 metres deep, formed by the Verdon river whose mineral deposits turn it a startling turquoise. Take a day to drive around the hairpin bends above the canyon, go walking or climbing in the National Park, or even hire kayaks to explore the waterways.

Family day out

Espace Marineland, a massive marine park just outside of Antibes on the coast, has over 4000 animals, including a tropical reef aquarium, a shark tunnel, polar bears and penguins, and shows of sea lions, orcas and dolphins. On the same site, there is also the Aquasplash water park, the ‘Far West’ theme park and Adventure Golf. Plus plenty of play areas, picnic spots and restaurants.

St Cézaire Caves

The tour of Les Grottes de St Cézaire takes you down through caverns with features including draperies, stalactites and stalagmites, many with a lovely rose color, eventually reaching the Gouffre Béant at the bottom where a underground river flows past.

What a view!

If you have a head for heights, drive up the winding hairpin road from Fayence to the 'perched village' of Mons, set high in the hills, giving it the most breathtaking views down to the Mediterranean Sea.

Grasse, the Perfume capital

Grasse is internationally renowned for its perfume production, and offers ample opportunity to sample and buy perfumes and a wide variety of fragranced goods as well as discovering the origins of perfume making at the Fragonard, Molinard or Galimard perfume factories or at the fascinating Musée International de la Parfumerie.

Antiques market

at the Cours Honoré Cresp in the centre of Grasse, every Wednesday morning throughout the year.

Parc Zoologique de Fréjus

Built in 1971, this Zoological Parc stretches over a vast 20 hectares, which can visited either by foot or in the car. It boasts over 110 different species of mammals, reptiles and birds, and is a fantastically entertaining and educational day out for all the family.

A day out in Cannes

A 50 minute drive will take you to perhaps the most famous Riviera town, home to the highly acclaimed Cannes Film Festival. Take a peek at how the other half live by driving down the main drag of La Croisette which contains some of the most expensive real estate outside of Paris. Here, you can also find numerous designer name boutiques for some great retail therapy.

On site...

Enjoy meal at the restaurant on the 'domaine', or treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment at the spa centre. There are also tennis courts to use free of charge, so don't forget to bring your racquets!

If you have brought bikes with you

there is a BMX/mountain bike park next to the Aérodrome in Fayence. Road cyclists can find some interesting (read challenging!) routes around the surrounding hilltop villages. Bicycles can be hired from nearby Montauroux.

Horse riding

is available in Fayence so why not admire the local area on horseback!

Nearby

Towns

Fayence 10 mins
Seillans 15 mins
Fréjus 40 mins
Grasse 40 mins
Cannes 45 mins
Nice 60 mins

Beaches

Mandelieu-La Napoule 35 mins
Saint-Raphaël 40 mins
Théoule-sur-Mer 45 mins
Juan-les-Pins 45 mins
Sainte-Maxime 60 mins

Airports

Nice 60 mins
Toulon 90 mins
Marseille 105 mins
Times are approximate

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