ART & PAINTING HOLIDAY – Stay at Maison de Famille Price From £990 Per Week

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Maison de Famille Price From £990 Per Week

Beautiful & Spacious 17th Century Stone House with Swimming Pool

Sleeps 12, 5 bedrooms. Price From £990


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.


Living Area

With five bedrooms, three sitting rooms, and a games room in addition to more than two acres of natural garden outside, Maison de Famille has more than enough space for two families, your extended family, a group of friends, or business associates to enjoy time together without feeling crowded.

The heart of the terracotta-tiled ground floor features an open plan kitchen and eating area, whose south-facing French doors to the terrace bring the outside in. Fully equipped for simple or gourmet cooking, this kitchen could easily become the centre of your family life here. But there’s so much more to do!

Also on the ground floor are two separate sitting rooms and a games room. The smaller sitting room doubles as a computer room: two sofas make space for cosy conversation, while the desk is set up with broadband, telephone for easy Internet surfing anytime. The front lounge has a flat screen TV with UK free sat/DVD with enough variety for everyone. At the centre of the house, opening into all three rooms, the games room has a Snooker table as its central feature. In addition, the second-floor library offers a hideout – to read or even get some work done in the mezzanine office – when you need to escape the madding crowd.


Climb the wide stone and timber stairway to the upper two floors, renovated throughout to accent the house’s authentic charm – beamed ceilings, smooth stone walls, and natural sisal carpets. Five spacious bedrooms ensure deep sleep and sweet dreams for ten people.

On the first floor, two bedrooms have king sized beds that can also be separated into two singles, one having UK free sat TV and en suite bathroom. The third bedroom is perfect for children, with twin beds and plenty of toys to keep them entertained.

Climbing the stairs again you will find the 4th bedroom which has a queen bed with wrought iron frame, a skylight that brings natural light flooding into the room, 2 wooden beams that are suspended below ceiling level and a TV connected to Sky satellite. Double doors connect directly to the 5th bedroom with another queen bed. This bedroom looks directly down onto the pool below and also has 2 wooden beams that are suspended just below the ceiling.


At Maison de Famille there are 5 bathrooms/shower/wet rooms, all recently refurbished in Italian style.

From the hallway on the ground level there is an open shower room with a toilet and washbassin, very handy for when you are in the kitchen or by the pool.

On the 1st floor you will find a very large en suite bathroom off bedroom 1 with a full-sized bath, hand held shower, 2 separate washbasins, a toilet, with beamed ceiling.

For the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms there is shower/wet room, washbasin and toilet.

On the 2nd floor there is a bathroom with full size bath, washbasin and a toilet. There is also another shower/wet room with a washbasin and toilet which serve the 2 double bedrooms.




In the garden there are fruit trees consisting of figs, cherries, almonds, plums and pomegranite. The garden is 10694sq.m. and the pool is 11m x 6m x 1.5m deep. There are 2 iron tables and 12 iron chairs with covers, a wooden picnic table with benches near the river and a fun bench with horse’s head sides. The garden is on 3 levels and you will find the pool on the 2nd level. From the garden there is a deligthful view of the ancient hilltop village of Callian. Please be aware of 2 unprotected drops in the different levels of garden.

Full size pool table next to kitchen and living room, full size table tennis table on terrace.

Brick built charcoal barbecue on the terrace for your use is the only BBQ allowed due to forset fire risks and regulations.




By air from Nice or Marseilles airports.

By car or hire car 1 hour Nice and Marseilles airports.

By train from Draguignan Les Arcs, Frejus St Raphael or Grasse stations, then hire car.

Access options

Car Essential.

Nearest airport

The nearest servicable airport is Nice [NCE].


Futher Details


Beautiful and spacious, this 17th century stone house with swimming pool in 2 acres of garden bordering River Camiole, has been painstakingly renovated to preserve its original charm. 20 minutes walk to medieval village of Callian, next to an international spa resort. 30 km Cannes, 50 km Nice airport.

Near-by Lake St Cassien is 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 recently, 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 by calling to reserve on: 04 94 76 51 03.

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, the game of pétanque is accessible to all.

At the near-by villages of Montauroux, Seillans, St Paul en Forêt and Mons, there are riding schools.



Art & Painting

Come and enjoy a watercolour painting holiday with two local artists. The extensive gardens with the stream running alongside and a delightful view of the ancient hilltop village of Callian, make this a unique setting in which you can develop your painting skills. With nearby Lac St Cassien and the rest of Provence on your doorstep, this makes the perfect outdoor setting for painting subjects. Please click on the link for more details



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