Our house is a carefully renovated natural stone country house (built in 1796) set in terraced olive-groves at over 500m above sea-level, in the commune of Mons, near Fayence. The house (a perfect rectangle on 3 floors) faces south-east and its terraced patio is covered by beautiful vines supported by a wooden pergola.
What makes this a great holiday in Provence for you?
* Eleven acres of tranquillity amongst olive terraces - away from it all
* Stunning secluded setting in the hills, surrounded by views
* Traditional provencal “mas”, fully modernised throughout
* Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms, with 2 ensuite double bedrooms
* Secluded swimming pool (10m by 5m) with large sun terrace
The property is in a secluded hamlet with a handhold of other barely visible country houses spread out in a micro-climate bowl at 580m above sea level. It is in the commune of Mons (Saint-Jean), lyingthe dramatic gorges of the Siagne and Siagnole (2m away), formed of mountain streams, where you can paddle or picnic.
Saint-Jean is peaceful and sheltered with marvellous views over the nearby hills. The closest village - Mons, altitude 830m - is 7 minutes away by car and sits unchanged on a rocky outcrop for 1,000 years, with spectacular views to the Mediterranean. Mons has an épicier, a boulanger and 3 restuarants and is a beautiful place to explore.
Nearby are the popular and scenic ‘villages perches’ of Fayence, Callian, Montauroux and St. Cezaire, where you can find an enormous range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets: everything from local with atmosphere to elegant with Michelin stars.