This modern 3 bedroom Provencal-style villa with large heated pool and beautiful gardens is set in a perfectly tranquil location, for a sunny and relaxing holiday. Within a private domain of just 10 detached houses it’s located about 1.5km from the shops and restaurants at Saint Jacques and a short drive from the perfumery town of Grasse.
Built in 2003 on a single-storey, the villa comprises large living/dining room, kitchen, utility, three good bedrooms, three bathrooms, covered terraces, beautifully landscaped gardens, heated swimming pool and secure parking for up to 4 cars. Thick walls and window shutters help keep it cool in summer and underfloor heating toasty throughout in winter.
In an elevated position the gardens have views down towards Cannes, where you'll find lovely sandy beaches and many leisure activities like golf, water sports, cycling, jogging - and of course all that shopping and dining!
It has a maximum occupancy of six (children only if they can swim please) and would be perfect for those wanting a comfortable base for relaxing, but close to the coast and villages.
Living room: very large with sliding doors to gardens on all sides, sofas & chairs set around fireplace (sealed off), satellite TV (UK Freeview), DVDs & player, music/CD player, dining area with large table & six chairs, dresser containing plenty of crockery and glassware; a great room for congregating.
Kitchen: provencal in style and well-equipped for cooking, with oven & hob (gas), microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster & filter coffee machine; doors lead out to a lovely dining terrace with gas barbeque, for those late dinners into the evening.
Utility room: adjacent to kitchen with additional fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board.
Bedrooms: three in total, all on one level along hallway, each with doors opening to the private west-facing rear gardens, perfect for that late evening sundowner! Large master with king-size bed (200cm wide), bedside tables, fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Second with double bed (180 wide), bedside tables & fitted wardrobes. Third with twin beds (90 wide) and fitted wardrobes. Floor standing fans available for the warmer summer months. Very comfortable and spacious for 6 people.
Bathrooms: three in total, beautifully appointed with white suites and earthenware tiles. Independent family bathroom with bath, shower head, walk-in shower, washbasin & WC. Ensuite to master bedroom with large walk-in shower, vanity washbasin, WC and lovely views towards Cabris. Guest WC from living room also has walk-in shower & washbasin and two hairdryers available. You'll never be queuing for a bathroom!
Outside: beautifully landscaped south and west-facing gardens all around, planted to lawns, lavender, mulberry & olive trees, jasmine archways and other Mediterranean planting. Totally private and not overlooked with wonderful views across to Grasse, small sea view over the hedge! Dining table & chairs in three areas around the gardens and a covered lounge-seating area in rear garden (good for smokers). For the active amongst us table tennis, boules (petanque) and badminton are available. Gardener comes weekly on Fridays. Secure parking in front for up to 4 cars.
Swimming pool: private and approximately 11x4 metres wide, 2m at deep and 1m at shallow end, ideal for doing lengths! Secured with alarm, can be heated to 27C during shoulder periods May-June and Sept-October, cover keeps the heat in. Pool man comes every Saturday. At least 6 sun loungers and various deckchairs available.
Internet: Wi-Fi available for your devices, however please be aware it can be a bit slow (looking to improve for 2019)
Telephone: landline available with local calls.
Bed & bathroom linen: included in the rental, as are beach/pool towels.
Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental.
Winter heating: underfloor and included in the rental.
End-of-stay cleaning: included in the rental, additional mid-stay clean if staying longer than a week.
Taxe de Séjour: not requested here.
Damage deposit: the owner requests a damage deposit of 1000 Euros by way of credit card guarantee, made with us in advance of arrival. This will be refunded at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: normally Saturday, however may be flexible outside of peak/high season.
Long weekend stays: possible here outside of peak/high seasons.
Pets: not permitted here, sorry.
Smoking: not permitted inside sorry, garden ok.
Supplementary services: the following may be arranged upon request, as a supplement: car service for transfers, additional cleaning/change of linen.
Environmental features: electric storage heater
About the local area
Local shops and restaurants can be found at nearby St Jacques (1.5km), including a poissonerie, boulangerie, deli, wine shop, boucherie, pharmacie, banks and Casino supermarket.
Local markets are also held in the nearby towns of Grasse, St. Cezaire-sur-Siagne, St Valier-de-Thiey, Antibes & Cannes.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant– there’s golf, tennis, horse riding, paragliding, rafting and all water sports at the beach; you’re also within the mountains and foothills of the Alpes Maritimes region here which make walking and cycling very popular. You can also go to Cannes for public swimming pools (indoor at Montfleury, outdoor at Grand Bleu).
Beaches can be found in the bay of Cannes about 15 km away. They're lovely and sandy, south or west facing and ideal for a day by the sea either picnicking or enjoying one of the many cafes and restaurants with sun loungers. For the sporty there's a great Nautical Base at Mandelieu-la-Napoule offering windsurfer’s, hobbiecats and cayaks etc.
The ski station of Greolieres-les-Neiges is just 47km away which makes for a great day out on the slopes; or for higher skiing Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are about 2 hour’s drive.
Getting around is easier if you have a car, however there are train and bus stations in the nearby town of Grasse.
Sightseeing is abundant here; you’re ideally placed to tour the mountains of the Alpes Maritime region. The nearest places of interest are the town of Grasse and its perfumeries, the perched medieval village of Gourdon (views to the sea quite breathtaking!), the cafes in the square at Valbonne, the town of Cannes and its “Croisette”, the artist towns of Vence and St Paul de Vence, the Grottes de St Cezaire, swimming at Lac St Cassien, Gorges du Verdon for canyoning, the hilltop villages of Tanneron and Cabris, the Bastide de St Antoine for beautiful food and setting and the village of Mougins for art and food.
Other entertainment includes the cafes and restaurants in Grasse, the casinos & nightlife of Cannes, the Marineland at Antibes and the peaceful relaxation of the countryside.