Bastide Avellanne

Besse sur Issole, Var
Bed & Breakfast

A true Provençal rural retreat. Rooms full of rustic charm, shady terrace for whiling away the hours, friendly staff. Lots of activities too


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


Vineyards and glorious views over the Var surround you at this peaceful 17th-century bastide.  Inside, all is soothing and airy – Linn and her friendly staff want you to settle in and enjoy the slow pace here. Bedrooms (some upstairs, some down) each bear a painter’s name and have ancient beams, antique pieces, tiled floors, flowers, clouds of soft pillows and views over the gardens; shower rooms have organic cotton towels and sprigs of lavender; gîte guests have an apartment and studio in the grounds. The huge living and dining area invites you to linger: fireplace, arched windows, red leather sofas and interesting paintings; eat here at large wooden tables or out on the pretty front terrace. Food is locally sourced and organic, vegetables are mostly from the garden. Plenty to do: explore the bougainvillea-bright grounds, swim, play pétanque or tennis, book a massage or yoga workshop, get stuck into a game of chess – there’s a giant set under the shade of a centuries-old oak tree. You can hire bikes, tours can be arranged and the coast is 30-minutes away. Deeply rural, heaps of charm.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site. Pets by arrangement.
November - March.
Dinner €25-€34. Children €15. Wine from €20. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €160
Dinner, B&B €29-€35 per person.
2 Doubles
From €160
2 Suites for 4
From €200


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