South of France Holiday villa on the Cote d'Azur, above Biot a stunning property to rent with amazing views of the village and to the sea. It sleeps 8, has a salt water heated pool, jacuzzi, air-con, Wi-Fi and is only 6km to the beach at Antibes.
We have had a lovely holiday and really enjoyed spending time at Villa Sophia.Simon, UK, August 2015
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South of France family holiday villa, Antibes on Cote d'Azur to sleep 8.
Villa Sophia is a spacious and luxurious holiday villa near to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur, set in an elevated position with fabulous views over the valley to the stunning medieval hilltop village of Biot which lies apprx 2 km away. Biot is a true Provençal 'perched village' famous for the blown glass made in and around the village.
This modern Provençal style holiday rental property is just a short drive from the stylish and famous resorts of Antibes and Cannes.
Inside the property is very light and tastefully furnished with a spacious and stunning open plan living and dining room. The living areas and bedrooms have all been furnished to a high standard and there is air-conditioning throughout (optional extra).
The holiday villa will comfortably sleep 8 people in four bedrooms and has three bathrooms. Three bedrooms are located on the first floor with the fourth on the ground floor.
The gardens are immaculate with a lawned area at the side of the house ideal for enjoying peace and relaxation. The Jacuzzi is situated on the lounge/dining terrace and is separate from the swimming pool area.
The swimming pool (can be heated for a supplement) is completely fenced for added security and the pool area has fabulous views across the valley to to the medieval village of Biot.
There are several seating areas outside to enjoy the view and to cool off at the end of the day enjoying a well earned aperitif.
This South of France family holiday villa is only 10 minutes' drive to the beach. Within easy reach of Nice and Monaco and the lovely St Paul de Vence, plus the Italian Riviera only about an hour way, it makes for an ideal location to explore the Cote d'Azur.
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Family Holiday Villa South of France to sleep 8 with private pool
The front door leads into a large luminous living/dinning which is furnished with taste and considerable expense. This room has French doors that open out onto the terrace with Jacuzzi and the 12m x 5m swimming pool with pool house, both with great views.
The property is set on two levels and boasts space along with elegance and comfort.
Ground floor level
A flight of stairs from the main entrance hall leads up to the first floor and three of the four bedrooms.
The whole villa is decorated in tasteful pale colours giving a real contemporary feel. Time and effort has been put in to furnishing and decorating the property. The high ceilings in the living area add to the feeling of space and light.
Living area/Dining area
The main entrance and hallway lead into the large spacious living and dining areas. The lounge area has two large comfortable settees, a feature fireplace (ornamental only), English satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and a music system.
The dining area has a large dining table seating 8 people. From the living areas there are three double doorways opening onto the terrace and jacuzzi.
From the dining area a door leads into the kitchen.
The spacious kitchen is well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable family holiday. There is a full oven with a four burner hob and extractor fan, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, an American style fridge/freezer with water and ice dispensers, a toaster, coffee machine and a circular dining table with seating for four people.
Bedroom with a double bed, large mirrored wardrobes.
Double doors lead onto the terrace that leads to the gated swimming pool terrace.
A light room with cream coloured tiles it has a full sized bath with shower attachment, a separate walk-in shower and a wash basin and wc.
From the hallway there is access into the large garage, where there is a tumble dryer, fridge freezer and a weight machine.
An independent downstairs cloakroom is situated near the main entrance has a wc and wash basin.
First floor level
A king size bed, three built in wardrobes, dressing table and a flat screen TV. A window has a view over the hills. Double doors open on to the shared terrace with fantastic views over the old village of Biot.
The en suite bathroom room has a large walk in shower cubicle, full size bath, large sink unit and wc.
Double bed, two fitted wardrobes, an easy chair and double doors opening on to the shared terrace.
A large room with a double bed, two fitted wardrobes, an easy chair, flat screen TV and double doors leading on to the terrace.
Family bathroom is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3 - it is fully tiled with a full sized bath with shower attachment, separate shower and sink unit. Separate wc.
All three upstairs bedrooms have an adjoining terrace which looks straight across to the village of Biot also with a view of the sea.
Bedrooms have air conditioning (optional extra).
This is a non smoking property.
American style Fridge/Freezer with water and ice dispenser
Full Oven - electric
4 Buner Hob and extactor fan
Iron and Ironing Board
4 TV's in the lounges and Bedroom 3
Satellite TV - English Channels
DVD, CD, Music System
Feature fireplace (ornamental only)
Air Conditioning throughout (optional extra)
Safe for client use
2 Baby Cots, 2 high chairs and 2 baby gates
Babysitting may be possible
Garden furniture - 8 Sun Loungers and 2 dining tables seating 8
12m x 5m Swimming Pool and large Jacuzzi (can be heated - optional extras)
Summer Kitchen/utility with fridge and electric kettle at pool side
Car-Parking inside the property for 2/3 cars (Garage for Owner use only)
Lovely South of France location - this family holiday villa is situated at the end of a rural lane in an elevated position with fabulous views across the valley and the medieval village of Biot.
The property is enclosed with an electric remote controlled gateway. On the drive there is parking for 2/3 cars.
The grounds are immaculately maintained with a lawned area away from the pool terrace, an ideal spot for enjoying reading your book in peace and quiet.
Outside the living/dining areas there is a large covered terrace complete with a feature illuminated jacuzzi (heated at a supplement)
The pool terrace area is fenced and gated giving extra security for small children. The large terrace has a fabulous salt water swimming pool, 12m x 5m x 1-1.80 m (heatable at additional cost), with Roman steps and a thermal cover.
On the terrace there is a fantastic seating area complete with sumptuous cushions. This is an ideal place to relax at the end of the day sipping a glass of chilled local Rosé wine.
Next to this area is a pool shower room with shower, column sink and wc.
A pool utility room/kitchen with a fridge and electric kettle.
At the entrance to the pool terrace near to the house is the dining area with an oval table with seating for 8 people and a BBQ.
Across the terraces there are plenty of dining and seating areas all with fabulous views. Plenty of choice to relax and sip an aperitif at the end of the day enjoying the view and watching the sun go down.
Portable charcoal BBQ near the pool area.
Garden furniture includes two dining tables seating 8 and 8 sun loungers.
Biot old town, epitomises the South France, it is full of pretty cobbled streets and attractive, colourfully painted houses with wrought-iron balconies decorated with geraniums, bougainvillea and roses. Leading into the old town is a broad boulevard with plenty of cafes and greenery and the town is well known as an artistic centre. Sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and painting are all practised with passion here, but it is probably as a centre of glass-blowing that Biot is most well known - and 'bubble glass' is it's speciality. There are, of course, some superb restaurants in the town and one doubles as an art gallery.
Biot is also home to the world famous Musee Fernand Leger. Leger (1881-1955) was a major figure in the development of Cubism and the Museum, which is easily recognisable as it is decorated with an enormous mural by the artist, is a treasure trove of his work and an interesting place to spend an afternoon.
Biot has a weekly street market on Tuesdays with food, drink and craft all for sale.
A good selection of beaches in and around Antibes apprx 6km including - Vieil Antibes and Port Auban, - Plage de la Gravette, Plage du Ponteil, Plage de La Salis, Juan les Pins and Plage de la Garoupe.
There are excellent hiking trails through the wooded hills and shaded river valleys surrounding Biot.
The town has its own golf club, open to non-members and with a good restaurant.
Beautiful South of France towns of interest nearby include:
Valbonne apprx 7km
Saint Paul de Vence apprx 8km
Mougins apprx 9km
Cap d'Antibes apprx 9km
Tourettes sur Loup apprx 10km
Vence apprx 11km
Cannes apprx 11km
Grasse apprx 14km
Nice apprx 16km
Theoule-Sur-Mer apprx 18km
Villefranche-Sur-Mer apprx 19km
Cap Ferrat apprx 20km
For more information on reaching the Cote d'Azur please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Nice International airport is within 30 minutes drive.
South of France by Rail:
Nearest Railway Station is in Biot
Apprx 2kms from this family holiday villa you will find:-
There is a path down to the village which would take 15 min to walk - flat shoes recommended - the return walk is reasonably steep.
Supermarket apprx 4km
Golf apprx 3km
Tennis (Private and Municipal) in Biot apprx 2km
Nearest Beach apprx 6km
Marineland, Aquasplash and La Petite Ferme for Children apprx 6km
We have had a lovely holiday and really enjoyed spending time at Villa Sophia.Simon, UK, August 2015
Can I just say, it was excellent! Lovely Villa, fantastic location, clean, tidy, beautiful. Really impressed by the villa and your business. Thanks and well done.Nigel, South France Villas Client, July/Aug 2014
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|28th Oct 2017||19th May 2018||Low||£3,688||7 nights|
|19th May 2018||23rd Jun 2018||Middle||£3,813||7 nights|
|23rd Jun 2018||14th Jul 2018||High||£4,563||7 nights|
|14th Jul 2018||25th Aug 2018||Peak||£4,813||7 nights|
|25th Aug 2018||18th May 2019||Low||£3,688||7 nights|
|18th May 2019||22nd Jun 2019||Middle||£3,813||7 nights|
|22nd Jun 2019||13th Jul 2019||High||£4,563||7 nights|
|13th Jul 2019||24th Aug 2019||Peak||£4,813||7 nights|
|24th Aug 2019||31st Dec 2018||Low||£3,688||7 nights|