South of France holiday villa, 3 bedroom villa near Grasse and Vence, Cote d'Azur . A traditional Bergerie-style peaceful hillside villa with terraced garden, private pool & fabulous views. Just 6km from Tourrettes-sur-Loup.
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Available 2018: Up to 30 March, 11 April to 30 July and from 14 August onwards
This wonderful stone holiday villa now avilable to rent in the South of France near the Cote d'Azur and Grasse. Built in 2002 and in the style of the original stone bergerie, or shepherd's hut, that was originally on the grounds in a ruined state. It is simply and tastefully decorated throughout with character and style.
The mature terraced garden with olives and fruit trees is secluded and provides total peace and tranquillity yet is close to gorgeous old towns such as Grasse and Vence and the buzzing cities of Nice and Antibes, providing the perfect break in the Cote d'Azur.
This 200m2 traditional property is set over two floors, the entrance floor and a lower garden level floor and is beautifully yet simply decorated with white washed walls, exposed stonework and beams, terracotta floor tiles and oak furniture throughout.
There are three bedrooms at the property.
The master bedroom has a beautiful wrought iron double bed with lovely long French windows and it's own private terrace with wrought iron table and chairs, perfect for a quiet breakfast. There is an ensuite shower-room.
Another double bedroom has a it's own (separate) shower room and separate wc and looks out onto the side of the garden and the fields beyond.
A further bedroom, is up a short flight of stairs, also has a double bed with a gorgeous antique-style bath and shower en suite, overlooks the garden.
Also upstairs is the laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Garden (lower) Level
A flight of stairs runs from the entrance hall directly down into the living area, opening immediately onto a beautifully furnished cosy 'sunken' TV lounge with two sofas, TV, internet connection and bookshelves.
Two steps up, the main lounge has a cathedral ceiling and beautiful Kilim rugs and cushions on a lovely comfortable sofa and armchairs from which to enjoy music via the CD player or radio .
There are French doors from here onto the dining terrace, one end of which is covered with a shady pergola and mulberry tree.
A real open fireplace is set in the wall giving a beautiful atmosphere to both the lounge and dining room, where the lovely oak table looks onto the American kitchen, which in turn has access to the 2500m2 mature terraced garden.
There is a cloakroom and wc on this level.
American Fridge/Freezer with ice maker
Range with gas hob and electric ovens
Iron and ironing board
Broadband internet and Wi-Fi
Radio and CD player
Plenty of garden furniture
Electric gate with off-street car-parking for 3 cars
Automatic garden watering system
The 200m2 house is set within a beautiful 2500m2 garden.
The views from the house are down over the wooded Gorge du Loup and up to the mountains of Les Courmettes.
The terraced garden is surrounded by huge pink oleander bushes, ensuring total privacy with olive trees on the lower terraces and orange trees by the house.
The dining terrace is shaded by a mulberry tree and a large fig tree grows beside the pool.
Unusual clay statues and 5 sunloungers are found by the pool, which has steps down into the inviting water (10m x 4m x 1.95m - no shallow end) for easy access.
A total of 3 exterior dining areas feature lovely teak or wrought iron furniture with plenty of chairs.
There is a free-standing gas BBQ on the dining terrace.
The road on which the property sits continues up the mountain to the nature reserve of the Domaine de Courmettes where they make wonderful goats cheese at the farm.
It is also a centre for holistic healing, with yoga courses and other activities.
It is a fantastic area for hikers with many trails starting here and with breathtaking views.
Another good viewpoint is the village of Gourdons at 758m with a Chateau and gardens designed by Le Notre and a view of the coastline from Nice to Antibes.
The charming and beautifully preserved village of Tourrettes sur Loup often known as ‘Village des Violettes’ is 6km from the property and is built on a rocky outcrop on the small road between Vence (apprx 5 mins) and Grasse (apprx 20 mins).
It is the perfect place for total relaxation with winding little cobbled paths through the village, delightful restaurants and cafes as well as bakeries, grocery shops, butchers and even a little market on Wednesday mornings. The village has become a centre of art and there are many galleries and workshops to explore.
The village celebrates the festival of St. Arnoux and St. Madeleine in July with a fireworks display and ball on the 14th July. The Festival de la Musique takes place over July and August and there is also the ‘Fetes des Violettes’ in March.
Golf course apprx 12km
Horse riding apprx 12km
Canoe hire apprx 5km
Beaches apprx 15km
River apprx 5km
Antibes apprx 25 minutes, 25km
Cannes apprx 35 minutes, 40km
Nice apprx 25 minutes, 25km
Monaco apprx 45 minutes, 55km
For more information on reaching the Cote d'Azur please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Nice International airport is apprx 30 minutes drive/apprx 30km
Cheap flights from Easyjet and Flybe from various UK airports.
Toulon Airport is apprx an hour and 45 minutes away and has flights with Ryanair from London Stansted.
TGV from Paris to Nice: apprx 5 hours
The nearest village with facilities such as shops and tennis courts is Tourrettes-sur-Loup, approximately 6km from the house/10 minutes by car, where you find:-
A large hypermarket is approximately 15 kms from the town in Grasse (Leclerc).
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|27th Oct 2018||2nd Mar 2019||Low||€2,813||7 nights|
|2nd Mar 2019||27th Apr 2019||High||€3,188||7 nights|
|27th Apr 2019||14th Sep 2019||Peak||€3,688||7 nights|
|14th Sep 2019||26th Oct 2019||High||€3,188||7 nights|
|26th Oct 2019||31st Dec 2019||Low||€2,813||7 nights|