The Old Savonnerie 4 | France | Cote d'Azur | Vence



Flexible changeover

On the outskirts of the historic old town of Vence, just to the west of Nice, this one bedroom apartment is set in a beautifully renovated 1850's soap factory, and is just 100 metres walk to the shops and restaurants...........

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This lovely Provencal-style one bedroom apartment is located near to the 13th century "portail Levis" area of the historic town of Vence.

There are several other individually decorated apartments in this charming old villa so if you are going as a group, ask us for details and availability of the other apartments.

The villa is set in the middle of a large and quiet Mediterranean garden - approximately 3600 square metres on different levels with palm trees, cypresses, bougainvillea, mimosa and roses.

The heart of the house was built in the middle of the 19th century. All rooms are light and airy, some fitted out in typical Provencal style with French doors and shutters.

For the summertime there is a communal, fully equipped outside-kitchen with a barbeque. Deck chairs and sun umbrellas can also be used in the garden.

All apartments have on site parking (one car per apartment), central heating, and fully equipped kitchens.

Maid service and facilities for babies are available upon request.

Please note: there are a lot of steps in order to gain access to this apartment, therefore it may not be suitable for the elderly, young children and prams. 

Vence is an artist’s town and along with its equally well-known neighbouring town of Saint Paul de Vence, is situated amidst the beautiful hilly scenery west of Nice.

It has drawn artists both well known and amateur, and a special attraction is Matisse’s Chapel, a short walking distance from the old town. Another is the Chagall painting in the Cathedral.

There is a wide range of shops, restaurants and markets in the historical old part of the town, and the apartment is situated adjacent.

The Mediterranean beaches of Nice, Antibes and Cannes are close by.

Tennis, golf and other sports facilities are nearby, as well as a local outdoor swimming pool from May - Sept.

With its close proximity to the hilly countryside, this makes the apartment an ideal base for those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling.

Within easy reach of Nice, its international airport and all that the Cote d’Azur has to offer.

This pretty 1 bedroom apartment is on the garden level with its own large terrace, offering lovely views over the surrounding picturesque hillsides.

It has a fully equipped Provencal-style kitchen, combined within the living room. Facilities include a microwave + grill, 4-flame gas hob, fridge, coffee and espresso machines.

There is one good-sized bedroom with a large bed (160cm x 200cm).

There is a small en-suite shower area with toilet, open to the bedroom.

Communal washing machine facilities are available.

Baby facilities: baby cot and high chair are available upon request

Bed & bathroom linen: has been priced separately to give you the option to take your own (or in case the number of people in your party is less than the number of places). If you wish to hire these, they are available from the owner for 20 Euros per person, per change, paid direct.

End-of-stay cleaning: has been priced separately, so that if you are staying for more than 1 week you are not paying in duplicate. It is 40 Euros and paid directly to the owner.

Taxe de Séjour: in France, it’s usually necessary to pay this at the end of your stay. For this property it is 0.70 Euros per person (over 13 years), per night and is payable directly to the owner.

Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental cost.

Winter heating: included in the rental cost

Internet: connection available here for your laptop

The owner may request a damage deposit of 150 Euros on arrival. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.

Change over day: normally a Saturday

Pets: permitted here upon request - please ask for details

Smoking is not permitted in this apartment, however outside on the terrace is

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    Fantastic (How satisfied were you with the property ? Very Satisfied - Mr M. from South York`s, May 2015.

    It was a great place, and exactly what we were looking for. The owners and their various dogs and cats were all very friendly, which added to it. It is a bit odd to have the toilet so unshut in the bedroom (which we knew in advance from the photos), and if one was to stay any longer than a week the absence of an oven would be an issue. Booking system and communication was all very efficient - Mr Allison from Surrey, May 13.

    Delightful situation. Accommodation matched details given. Generally well appointed. Manager extremely helpful and friendly. Bedding could be upgraded - we had to ask for cotton sheets. We had a fantastic holiday in Vence and would certainly be able to recommend it - Mrs M. from France, May 11.




    Payment can be made in either GBP or Euros

    Low season - 6th Jan-24th Mar & 3rd Nov-22nd Dec - 585 Euros per week

    Mid season - 24th Mar-7th July, 15th Sept-3rd Nov & 22nd Dec-5th Jan 19 - 663 Euros per week

    Peak season - 7th July-15th Sept - 741 Euros per week
    £903.909101 April 201801 May 2018
    £1014.818201 May 201801 July 2018
    £1125.727301 July 201801 September 2018
    £1014.818201 September 201801 October 2018
    £903.909101 October 201801 November 2018
    £79301 November 201801 January 2019


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