This bright, spacious 5 bedroom villa in Biot, with beautiful south-west facing sunny gardens, is just a stones throw from the historic village and 3km from the beach and sea!
Approximately 200 sq metres, the villa is a single storey L-shape and comprises of a large living/dining room, dining kitchen, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two terraces, gardens and parking for up to 3 cars.
The villa is in a quiet location, adjacent to a small river and farm, and nestled under the popular village of Biot with its shops, restaurants & leisure facilities. The villa is also close to the town of Antibes and has quick and easy access to the A8 autoroute - ideally placed to visit the rest of the Cote d’Azur!
It has a maximum occupancy of 10 people (plus babies) and would be perfect for a large family, or 2 families holidaying together.
Living room: is very large with rustic, high beamed ceilings and is accessed from the entrance hall. It is comfortably furnished with new sofa and armchairs around a fireplace, and has TV (French), video and DVD player, a Hi-Fi with CD player & IPOD station. There is a small library of books, videos and DVDs available and there is even a piano for those who can play! (not tuned). Circular table and chairs for 4 people in the entrance hall. It has fantastic under floor heating and there are French doors all around giving access directly onto the garden.
Dining area: there is dining space for 8 people in the kitchen on a long farmhouse table, but most of the year one would eat outside on the terrace!
Kitchen: newly fitted in 2016 and well-equipped for cooking and dining with new oven & hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee machines and toaster. There is a covered dining terrace with table and chairs adjacent to the kitchen.
Utility room: there is a large utility room adjacent to the kitchen with a washing machine, another fridge and an iron & ironing board.
Bedrooms: there are 5 good-sized bedrooms in total, with new mattresses on beds. The master bedroom has a double bed (140x190cm), a cute little fireplace and a window overlooking the gardens. The second bedroom is a large room with double-bed (140x200) and window & door opening directly to the swimming-pool. One other bedroom has a double-bed also (140x200) with a window overlooking the swimming-pool. Another bedroom, also looking onto the pool, has two single beds (90x200) and plenty of space to add a baby bed. And the last smaller bedroom has twin beds 90x200. New parquet flooring in two bedrooms.
Bathrooms: there is one bathroom and 1 shower room, both of which are independent from the bedrooms. They are very well appointed with the bathroom having a bath, a shower over the bath and double washbasins. The shower room has a very large shower area, a bidet, a washbasin and heated towel rail. There are 2 independent WC’s along the hallway.
Outside: the house has secure entrance gates and a drive with parking for up to 3 cars. It has beautiful sunny, south-west facing gardens, which are laid to lawns, flower beds, olive and fruit trees. There are 2 terraces – one covered, next to the kitchen with a long dining table and chairs and a smaller one, also outside the kitchen with small table and chairs. For the children there is badminton racquets, boules, ping-pong table and other games.
Swimming pool: is 6x3.5 metres, with wood-deck and salt filtering system, sunbeds and alarm system
Internet: Wi-Fi connection available throughout for your devices
Telephone: landline not available here - sorry.
Baby facilities: two baby cots and high chair are available upon request.
Damage deposit: the owner requests a damage deposit of 1500 Euros in cash on arrival, or by credit card with JdV in advance of arrival. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Bed & bathroom linen: is included in the rental cost.
Electric & water: are included in the rental cost.
Winter heating: is paid separately to the owner and can be calculated either as 100 Euros per week or on a usage basis if you prefer – please ask for details. There is super under floor heating in the living room, two of the bedrooms and one bathroom. Wood will also be available for the fireplace.
End-of-stay cleaning: is included in the rental cost.
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.
Change over day: is normally a Saturday and 2 week stays preferred but not essential.
Long weekend stays: are not possible here - sorry.
Pets: are not permitted here – sorry (there are two lovely cats which the owner kindly asks you to feed during your stay).
Smoking: is not permitted inside this property – garden ok.
Supplementary services: the owner is able to arrange the following services for you as a supplement: Cleaner, Cook and other services upon request.
About the local area
Local shops, boulangeries & restaurants can be found just 5 minutes walk away in the village of Biot. This charming old hilltop village is very popular with tourists and has a busy main street with craft shops, a tourist office and cafes in the square. The village is most famous for its glassmakers and it is possible to visit the ‘verreries’ and their gift shops. The town of Antibes is also very close-by for a large supermarket and a greater selection of shopping.
Local markets are held on a Tuesday morning in the village of Biot and almost everyday in Antibes. Here you can choose from a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, olives and cheese.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant – there is the golf course of Biot very nearby, tennis, boules, fishing, karting, water sports and the beach. You are also in very close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Alpes Maritimes region here, which makes walking and cycling very popular.
Beaches can be found just 3kms away at the Plage de la Siesta and Antibes.
The ski stations of Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are approximately 1 hour’s drive away if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!
Getting around is easy from here; there is a regular bus service to Antibes and along the coast, with a bus stop approximately 100 metres from the villa. Trains also run along the coast and the nearest station is 3km away at Gare de Biot. A car would be useful here but not essential.
Sightseeing is endless; you are ideally placed between Nice and Cannes, and very close to the town of Antibes. Further inland the lovely old villages of Valbonne, St Paul-de-Vence and Mougins are close by. Other places of interest are The Port and Old Town of Antibes, Vallauris and its potteries, the glassmakers in Biot, the City of Nice and the hills and forests of the Alpes Maritimes region.
Other entertainment includes the casinos & nightlife of Cannes, boat trips, cinema, the perfumeries in Grasse or a day at the beach. Just 3 kilometres away you’ll also find the site of the water park ‘Aquasplash’, the sealife park ‘Marineland’ and a fairground.
....overall a fantastic holiday &ndash house was great, good location and set up etc and pool though on the small side was perfect for the kids. Main downside was the BBQ &ndash this looked great in the details but was basically unusable &ndash the owner showed us when we got there and the grill was rusted and unusable ...... (JdV looking into). The only other issue was a lack of fans in the house &ndash the weather was hot (which we expected) and we knew there was no air con but in other houses we have rented there have always been standalone fans &ndash we managed to get one from the owner before she left which went in one of the boys bedrooms but I really would have expected one in each of the bedrooms to be provided. Many thanks for all of your help in arranging the house - Mr E. from Essex, July 15.
Wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help organising our holiday. We had a fabulous time and loved the Villa Figuier and the area. In fact I didn`t want to come home! It made no difference to us about the TV there was too much else to see and do! The details your Company provided before we travelled were excellent and helped our expectations. Thank you again. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied. Paul was extremely helpful and we would use your Company again. :) - Mrs C. from Surrey, August 2013.
Paul, we had such a wonderful time that we are in the process of booking a second week&rsquos holiday with your company. I&rsquove just submitted an enquiry about a property near Carcassonne for the end of this month. The villa recommended by you was perfect for our requirements. The photos & details on your website were exactly the same as the real thing! We felt this to be a very important aspect, as it inspires you with confidence to book with the company again. We were not interested in car rental for the holiday, and were pleased to see it wasn&rsquot necessary. The town near the villa was on a hill-top, with a steep climb, but a courtesy bus was available within a five minute walk from the villa. There was also a mini market with shop, butchers, bakery, greengrocers and two restaurants within 5 min walk from the villa. We used bus & train to visit Antibes, Cannes - Mrs K. from Galway, Aug 09.
Lovely villa, which was very comfortable, although the master bed is quite small! (140x190cm regular UK double). Also only 4 sunloungers. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied, Paul was extremely helpful with our last minute booking - Mrs A. from London, Aug 09.
Great villa, wonderful location in a secure setting. Very suitable for our needs 2 families with children. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied, very well taken care of by Paul Rhodes - Mrs G. from Jersey, July 08.
Very nice! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs M. from Jersey, July 08.