“What a wonderful home to share a week with 4 other couples. The vacation home gave us a real taste of French countryside living even though all amenities were close by. We all had a great time gathered around the "pool" table in the evenings and a few matches were scored using the table tennis equipment. Some ventured into the Swimming Pool as the weather was fine and sunny. Also after a big day of buses , trains and planes it was great to relax with a welcome tray of cheese , meat and bread etc, (wine) Thank You so much Christopher!”
Beautiful, spacious 17th century stone house with swimming pool & river
Beautiful, spacious 17th century stone house with swimming pool & river
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- 5 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 12
- 5 baths
About our home
Please note that we cannot take anymore point swaps at the moment. We already have too many points to spend.
Welcome to Maison de Famille (The Family House) in Callian.
When we found this original 17th century stone villa right on the river near Callian, it had been abandoned for many years and left to decay. It was love at first sight for us, and we spent six years restoring the property to its traditional charm.
As we chipped away the worn-out additions of the years, we discovered the house's authentic personality, such as the original stonework throughout. Finally, the potential we saw has been realized in the fully equipped, family-friendly French country house that it is today.
We have designed and appointed this house for our personal pleasure and comfort. Our family enjoys retreating from the noise and pace of the city to the particular style of casual tranquillity found only in Provence. We are delighted to share this sunny, south facing home with you, and invite you to enjoy all the comforts and pleasures of Provençal life at Maison de Famille de Callian.
On the ground floor is a large kitchen, office with sofa's, living room, games room, wet room with WC and laundry room. There are 5 bedrooms in total, 4 of which are large bedrooms and 2 with a choice of either 2 singles or double bed, one of which is ensuite, on the first floor. Also on this floor is a twin bed childrens bedroom with lots of toys, and a small hanging wardrobe and a shower room. On the top floor there are two double bed bedrooms served by a bathroom and shower room, plus a library room with mezzanine area.
The garden with a private swimming pool, is on 3 levels and is 10,694m2, plus there is small river running alongside.
Near-by Lake St Cassien is a very famous for its fishing of carp, trench, crayfish, pike, trout, catfish ... but it is also possible to hire a canoe, pedalo, rowing boat or just go swimming. There are many restaurants situated all around the lake for lunch, dinner or just a snack on shady terraces with stunning views of the lake.
The spectacular Gorges de Verdon and it's Lac Ste Croix are approx 45 minutes drive, offering white water rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, hiking, etc.
Golf, fitness, tennis and a spa are offered at the near by luxury Four Seasons Resort, “Terre Blanche”
Opened only in the last 2 years the Château De Camiole Resort & Spa is just a short walk away in the same road.
Callian commune has its own tennis club, courts and lessons are available For lovers of hiking, there are several clubs in the town and in the summer, nature walks with offered commentary. There are many possibilities for walks, the town is heavily wooded. The tourist office also offers a guidebook of marked hiking and trail maps.
At the heart of the village of Callian, the game of pétanque is accessible to all.
At the near-by hilltop Medieval villages of Montauroux, Seillans, St Paul en Forêt and Mons, there are restaurants, bars, shops, local markets and riding schools.
This property is also available for rent, please contact me for details.
- Vacation Home
- Cable TV
- Equipped for kids
“Had such a wonderful time this is definitely a 5 star residence in a fabulous position ”
“THIS WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND A 5 STAR PROPERTY Close to the spectacular Verdon Gorge and the French Riviera,The small villages and Grasse are all worth a visit. Highly recommend ”
“We had a lovely week at the beautiful bastide house, located just below the lovely village of Callian. The house is well located, just an hour from St Tropez, 35 minutes from the coast (theoule sur Mer) and 50 minutes from Nice. Lac St Cassien is just a few minutes drive away and great spot for swimming and hiring pedalos etc. Other amenities are nearby too, so everything was great. the house itself is well equipped - the kitchen had everything we needed to dine alfresco each day on the terrace. The swimming pool was lovely too and we enjoyed the pool and table tennis too! We visited the spa just up the road (chateau de Camiole) which costs just 18 euros for 12 day, but unfortunately this does not include use of the outside pools, only the indoor pool, spa, hamman etc. The Terre Blanche spa and golf club nearby (10 mins drive) is very top end and worth a visit too. ”
“Amazing place....wonderful area....excellent”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The peaceful nature if the location
- Great villages and restaurants all around
- Easy access to the Coats
More about us
- We are a couple with a 12 year old daughter
- I am an active retired business man
- We love renovating and updating properties and relaxing at home with family and friends
Where is it?
- Buzzy restaurants
- There are typically French restaurants in the hilltop villages surrounding Callian, also sophisticated restaurants in the spa and golf resorts near by
- Cool bars
- Château De Camiole Resort & Spa is just a short walk away in the same road.
- Cozy cafés
- In the village of Callian, enjoy the natural wall of water next to the outside cafe's!
- Retail therapy
- Just 5 minutes from the villa there are a great selection of retail unit shops and supermarkets, or just 40 minutes away is Cannes with the famous designer shops of Rue d'Antibes
- Bit of culture
- Art galleries in Callian and nearby villages, jazz and live concerts available throughout the surrounding area all summer
- Walks in the park
- For lovers of hiking, there are several clubs in the town and in the summer, nature walks with offered commentary. There are many possibilities for walks, the town is heavily wooded.
- Spot of exercise
- Golf, fitness, tennis and a spa are offered at the near by luxury Four Seasons Resort, “Terre Blanche” or the Château De Camiole Resort & Spa is just a short walk away in the same road.
- Day tripping
- The world famous resorts of Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monaco and St Tropez are all easily accessible from the villa
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