On the Cote d'azur a pretty Provençal town villa with pool and garden in an elevated position on the side of a hill with gorgeous views of the sea and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Sleeps 4-6 and is within walking distance of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the beaches.
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Attractive Holiday Villa in Villefrance-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur to sleep 6
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a beautiful town on the Cote d'Azur synonymous with wealth, luxury and a high-flying life-style. This villa is in a wonderful location just above the town, with stunning views and within walking distance of both the town and its breathtaking coastline.
This villa is in a great Riviera location apprx 6km east of the city of Nice, separated by Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier and apprx 10 km (6 miles) south west of Monaco.
Stunning Estates such as the Villa Leopolda (former residence of King Leopold II), La Bastide (built by Lord Salisbury), Villa Schiffanoia, Castèu Cansoun de la Mar or Domaine du Castellet are but a few examples of the wealth and luxury surrounding the magnificent bay.
This charming town villa has 3 bedrooms, pool and garden and is walking distance to Villefranche-sur-Mer. Set just above the bay and it offers panoramic views of the sea and the old part of the town with spectacular vistas of the coast.
The city limits extend to the hills surrounding the bay climbing from sea level to an altitude of 520m at Mont-Leuze, giving wonderful views. The three Corniches (Basse, Moyenne and Haute) or main roads linking Nice to Italy pass through Villefranche-sur-Mer and offer panoramic views of the coast and surrounding hills. The temperate climate, beaches and ambiance of its Old Town make Villefranche-sur-Mer a popular destination.
South of France, Cote d'Azur Villa to sleep 6
This villa has 110m2 of living space and is located in a pretty corner of Villefranche-Sur-Mer, with outstandingly beautiful views of the coast and Cap Ferrat. It is within easy walking distance of a range of traditional shops as well as the historic 13th century quarter of Villefranche-Sur-Mer.
There are 3 bedrooms, two on the top level and one on the lower level, 3 bath/shower rooms and three toilets. There are fabulous sea views from two of the bedrooms.
The villa is set out over 3 floors, you enter on the middle level with entrance hallway, living room, with 2 seater sofa, two chairs and table with 6 further chairs, kitchen and guest toilet.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms with a double bed in each, a separate bathroom with bath/shower and sink, a second separate shower room with sink and a separate toilet.
Downstairs on the lower floor level is the third bedroom which is a long narrow room and the double bed occupies all the space available at one end of the room (see photo), with a chest of drawers, a chair and a small window (with wrought iron grill). It has an en suite with shower, wash hand basin and wc, with window (again with wrought iron grill).
There is a charming garden with pool.
Wi-Fi internet access
Car Parking - there is private road parking available in front of the villa
The garden is terraced and quite small, mainly laid to lawn with a variety of Mediterranean trees and shrubs and has some shady areas with great views for relaxing and eating out of the heat of the sun.
The 7.5m x 4.5m pool is sheltered and there is a boules court and BBQ.
The pool is fenced but not alarmed.
A round table to seat 4 (a larger one for 6 is available) and pool loungers.
Car Parking - there is private road parking available in front of the villa
South France Holiday Villa in a perfect location for exploring the Riviera
As well as excellent beach and small boats for hire, tennis and golf facilities nearby, designer shops, yachts and restaurants can also be found in the nearby surroundings.
The town itself offers stunning and picturesque views such as in 'The Promenade des Marinieres' which stretches along the waterfront lining the north side of the bay.
Markets in the town:
Food Market on Avenue Foch Wednesday and Saturday mornings
Second hand market n the sea front and Avenue Foch - Sunday (and any day there are Cruise ships in the bay)
Why not take a walk to the Old Port of Port de la Darse, via the seaside path around the Citadelle (Chemin du Ronde) and return through the old moat - Fosse de la Citadelle - and pause on the way for a coffee at the little café in the port.
Built on terraced hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, The Old Town is an intricate labyrinth of steep paved streets and lanes with limited car access, offering a glimpse of life in bygone days.
On the hills surrounding the town, the Fort of Mont Alban offers an incomparable view of Cap Ferrat and the Eastern coastline as far as Italy.
From the Plateau Saint-Michel, the view stretches westward to the Bay of Angels in Nice, Cap d'Antibes and the Esterel in the distance more than 40 km away.
In the past, Villefranche-sur-Mer was home to personalities Katherine Mansfield, Jean Cocteau, Aldous Huxley and pop star Tina Turner. The Rolling Stones recorded their 1972 album Exile on Main St. at Villa Nellcôte, then the home of Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg. The old town and the bay have for years offered a natural set for movie makers. Among many productions, to name just a few: - Hitchcock’s 'To Catch a Thief'; 'The Count of Monte Cristo' with Louis Jourdan; Leo McCarey's 'An Affair to Remember'; 'Never Say Never', with Sean Connery; 'The Jewel of the Nile' with Michael Douglas; 'The Bourne Identity' with Matt Damon.
There are many eateries to chose from, but Restaurant La Mere Germaine on the harbour, has an enviable reputation. In addition, Le Mayassa, above Gare Maritime, Le Serre and Les Garcons.
Why not visit the fantastic Villa Ephrussi on Cap Ferrat - the gardens are incredible. For the more energetic walking right around St Jean Cap Ferrat will take you a good 3 or 4 hours).
Bus Services to Nice and Monaco are very reasonable and there is a train station in Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour to access Nice and beyond or Monaco.
Day trips in the car - Antibes , Menton, St Paul de Vence, Grasse, Biot, Peillon.
For more information on reaching the Cote d'Azur please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Nice International airport is apprx 20 to 30 minutes drive, (apprx 14 km). Cheap flights from various UK airports.
South of France by Rail:
TGV from Paris apprx 5 hrs.
There is a Train Station in Villefranche-sur-Mer, apprx 1.2km from the house, from where you can get to Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Ventimiglia in Italy and every seaside resort in between.
There is also a bus sation apprx 150m downhill from the villa that takes you to Nice, Monaco, Mention all for 1€.
Apprx 1km you will find the following amenities:-
Restaurants, Cafes, Bars
Golf - apprx 40km
Tennis courts - apprx 50mts - good municipal tennis courts, which you can see from the garden and in the photo.
Bike hire - available in nearby Beaulieu-sur-Mer - apprx 5km away
Beaches - apprx 2 km/15 minutes walk down the hill, (uphill on the return!) - there is a beach car parking area.
The beach, just beyond Quai de L'Amiral Ponchardier, offers exceptionally clear water and sand - the bay is one of the deepest and most sheltered in the Mediterranean (and was used extensively during WWII by warships - one of the bars in the old town was popular with the crews!).
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|5th Jan 2019||30th Mar 2019||Low||€2,500||7 nights|
|30th Mar 2019||8th Jun 2019||Middle||€2,813||7 nights|
|8th Jun 2019||31st Aug 2019||High||€3,125||7 nights|
|31st Aug 2019||28th Sep 2019||Middle||€2,813||7 nights|
|28th Sep 2019||28th Mar 2020||Low||€2,500||7 nights|
|28th Mar 2020||6th Jun 2020||Middle||€2,813||7 nights|
|6th Jun 2020||29th Aug 2020||High||€3,125||7 nights|
|29th Aug 2020||26th Sep 2020||Middle||€2,813||7 nights|
|26th Sep 2020||31st Dec 2020||Low||€2,500||7 nights|