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Gites des Chenes 1 | France | Cote d'Azur | Carros



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These spacious studio apartments with pool, are set in a perfectly tranquil location near Carros Village, high in the hills to the west of Nice. They have fantastic panoramic views to the mountains and the sea...........


Property Description

This spacious studio apartment is one of four immaculately presented apartments, in a perfectly tranquil setting, high up in the hills to the west of Nice. It has superb, panoramic views to the mountains and the sea.

There are also 3 other individual studio apartments in this beautiful location so if you are going as a group, please ask us for details and availability of this collection.

“Gîtes des Chênes“ are set amongst 3.5 hectares, made up of landscaped gardens, with lawns, fragrant borders and ancient oak trees and an olive plantation producing olive oil and salted olives.

The studio apartments were designed and built respecting the original French “restanques” (stone terraced agricultural land) which can still be seen in the area today.

Each of the apartments are tastefully furnished for 2 people, with a spacious living/bedroom, a bathroom and separate kitchen. They also come with their own furnished terrace and separate garden area.

During the summertime you can cool off in the good-sized swimming pool, and there is sun-loungers and a barbeque – a perfect place to relax, read a book and take in the fantastic views.

All of the apartments have parking within the grounds; one car per apartment and visitors parking may be arranged.

Property Features

This spacious studio apartment comprises of a large living room/bedroom with 2 single beds (which can be made into a double), a dining table and chairs for two, and wardrobes.

There are two sets of French doors, one opening out onto a balcony, the other onto a covered terrace equipped with table and chairs for outside dining.

There is a small, but very well equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, kettle and small freezer. There are also shared washing machine and drying facilities in a utility room.

A fully tiled bathroom comes with a shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

Outside, you can lose yourself in the beautiful gardens and there is a swimming pool of 12 x 6 metres, plus a children’s pool of 3.6 x 2metres.

For the sporty ones amongst us, you can enjoy table tennis and boules on site (and badminton subject to availability), and for the exhausted ones the owners offer a small library of books to read!
There are 2 bicycles available to rent subject to availability, one mans and one ladies. They are the road bike type and are available for 12 euros per day.

Most who stay here, come to enjoy the peace & quiet and the great outdoors, however a television (French) is available upon request!

The owners at “Gites des Chênes” live on site; they are very hospitable and will make you feel very welcome.

Wi-Fi internet connection is available in this apartment.

Gas and electricity is included in the rental price.

Heating is included in the rental price

An end-of-stay cleaning charge of 42 Euros is payable directly to the owner.

Towels and bed linen are included in the rental

Taxe de Séjour: In France it's usually necessary to pay this (tourist tax) and it's calculated based on the number of people in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation and how it is to be paid.

The owners request a damage deposit of 200 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.

Pets are permitted at this apartment upon request, for a supplement of 25 euros; they are not permitted however around the pool area.

A baby-cot and a high chair are available upon request.

Long weekend stays are available upon request.

About the local area

“Gites des Chênes” are situated very close to the X11 Century, cliff top village of Carros, with its little pedestrian streets, immaculately kept houses, gift shop and restaurant. From here, you’ll get sweeping views down the Var River valley to the sea.

There are further shops, restaurants, boulangeries and a supermarket in the town of Gattieres, approximately 5km away.

Other surrounding towns to visit are Vence (15km), St Paul de Vence (20km), Nice (25km), and Cannes (38km).

There are local markets held in Nice, Vence and over the Italian border in Ventimillia.

There are many sporting activities in the area – golf, tennis, sailing, river bathing, kayaking, climbing, and fishing to name just a few.

With its close proximity to the surrounding, hilly countryside, this makes the apartment an ideal base for those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling. The region is also well served by ski-stations in the winter, some of which can be reached within an hours drive.

Other attractions in the region are the Carnival of Nice, The Cannes Film Festival, The Monaco Grand Prix, the International Jazz Festival of Nice, The Classical Sailing Boats race of Cannes & Antibes, the summer open-air Opera Festival of Gattieres and Marineland in Antibes.

The apartments are also within easy reach of Nice International Airport and all that the Cote d’Azur has to offer.

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Payment can be made in either GBP or Euros.

Low season - 1st Jan-1st Apr & 1st Oct-1st Jan - 589 Euros per week.

Mid season - 1st Apr-29th June & 1st Sept-1st Oct - 637 Euros per week.

Peak season - 29th June-1st Sept - 735 Euros per week.


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My wife and I had a great and relaxing time over the 3 weeks we spent in one of your properties, we only planned initially to stay for one week but found it so relaxing we chose to stay longer. We were very well looked after by the owners who were great people and really attentive to our every need. Great place, great views, great hosts, fair price and a really enjoyable holiday. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this property to others - Mr M. from Oxfordshire, Aug 20.

Delightful place to stay. Our hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming. The facilities were functional and homely and the views were incredible. A joy to wake every morning. Having dogs the hosts were very helpful. They took us to the vet just before our return to their pre UK vaccination. They showed us where to do local walks. They also suggested places to visit, eat. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr B. from London, January 2015 (extended stay!).

We really enjoyed our stay in Gites des Chenes. Everything was as described on your web site - Mr/Mrs K. from Dublin, June 10. 

Excellent accommodation in a delightful setting with hosts who were available but discreet. (How satisfied were you with the property?) Very Satisfied - Mrs N. from Australia, Oct 07.

Loved the place - thanks for booking it for us! - Ms K from Edinburgh, Sept 06.

Very clean and well kept, adequate equipment levels and reasonably comfortable - Mr C from Tyne & Wear, Oct 06.

The accommodation was excellent and the owners were very welcoming and helpful, we had a great holiday - Mr D. from County Tyrone, Oct 06.

We had a great holiday at Gites des Chenes. The accommodation was perfect in terms of location and the facilities. The owners were more than helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend the Gites des Chenes for anyone who wants a relaxing peaceful break in an amazing location. Thanks - Mr W from Newcastle, June 07.






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