Our house in Provence, near Mons & Fayence.

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Built in the late eighteenth century and set in 11 acres of olive terraces, this house with a swimming pool sleeps 8/9 people and is the perfect holiday location for families wishing to get away from it all in a delightful, secluded hilly region, close to pretty hilltop villages (such as Fayence), spectacular scenery and only 1 hour from Nice.






Our house in Provence

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.

Outside the house, a cobbled patio is ideal for outdoor eating - a special place under the vines in the summer. It is covered by several vines which offer shade. The views are out towards the landmark mountain with exposed strata.

A teak table with eight chairs is provided for outdoor eating. The children will enjoy eating from a small stone table.

The pool is 75 metres or so from the house: you can relax by the pool in complete seclusion and tranquility, surrounded by terraces of olives, the peace only disturbed by the quiet buzz of cicadas. You will not be over-looked.

The pool is 5m by 10m. It is surrounded by a barrier - making it safe for children - which encloses a large terrace where you can relax on the provided sun-loungers.

The view looks across the lower mountains of the Southern Alps.

There are two “master” bedrooms, both with double beds and ensuite bathrooms. There are two other bedrooms on the 2nd floor: a third double bedroom and a fourth with 3 single beds (& a foldaway campbed) - ideal for kids - and a 3rd bathroom (WC + shower).



We are pleased to have an average rating of 4¾ out of 5. Read our customer reviews…

Handheld video showing the front of the house, shot in May: feel the peacefulness, broken only by the rustle of the wind and the buzz of insects.

Amateur video panorama of our house taken from the large olive tree outside the house, showing the terraces (which lead up to the pool).

Contact information

Please email mons@willcocks.co.uk for further information.