This beautifully-styled 8 bedroom, 7 bathroom villa with private pool (plus 2 bed/2 bath cottage) is located in a tranquil spot, within walking of the charming old town of Tourettes-sur-Loup, and has wonderful views down to the Mediterranean sea.
Totalling 500 sq metres set over 3 levels, and with beautiful flooring and air-conditioning, it comprises cosy living room, adjacent dining area, large open-plan kitchen, eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, independent WC, cinema room, utility, large dining-terrace, private heated pool, beautifully landscaped gardens, children’s play area and ample parking. The independent cottage comprises a large living/dining/kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, independent WC and sunny terrace.
Accessed by private gated-entrance, the villa was fully renovated in 2010 and is just 30 minutes’ walk up to the village, where amongst the winding streets and square you’ll find many shops, boulangeries, restaurants and weekly market. The nearby towns of Vence and Grasse also offer more extensive facilities.
It has a maximum occupancy of 20 and would be perfect for a large family gathering, or few families holidaying together (no organised parties please) - great for those wanting a comfortable base for relaxing, but also not far from the sea and hinterland villages.
Living room: entered via front door, cosy and beautifully furnished with two sofas & armchair set around fireplace, beamed ceilings, smart speaker, bi-folding doors to balcony with super views over the hinterland. Boardgames available.
Dining area: between living room and kitchen, with long wooden table & 10 (+6) chairs, doors out to dining terrace.
Kitchen: modern and very well-equipped for cooking & dining with large gas cooker/hob, steel hood, additional electric oven, combi microwave, 2 x dishwashers, 3 x fridges (large, medium and drinks), freezer, Nespresso coffee, kettle, toaster, single and twin sinks. Direct access out to dining terrace.
Utility room: washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board all in lower-ground utility.
Bedrooms: eight in total (plus two in cottage), all beautifully furnished and with reversible heating/air conditioning. Principal bedroom - ground floor with four poster bed (200cm wide), 2 throne chairs, draw set, wardrobes in hallway and full ensuite bathroom. Double doors out to balcony with table & chairs and views over countryside. Bedroom 2 - ground floor with king bed (160cm), armoire and draw set, ensuite shower room, views over countryside, door out to side terrace and parking. Bedroom 3 - upper floor with king bed (160cm), cupboards and ensuite shower room, views over countryside. Bedroom 4 - upper floor with king bed (160cm), small armoire, cupboard and draw set, ensuite shower room, views over countryside. Bedroom 5 – lower-ground floor with 5 single beds (kids’ dormitory). Bedroom 6 – lower-ground floor with king bed (160cm), additional single bed, fitted cupboards and door to large private terrace. Bedroom 7 – lower-ground floor with king bed (160cm), fitted cupboards, desk & chair and double doors to large private terrace. Bedroom 8 – lower-ground floor with 2 bunk beds, drawer set and 4 x baby cots (to move around as necessary). Three independent shower/bathrooms serve the 4 lower-ground bedrooms. Safe available.
Bathrooms: seven in total (plus 2 in cottage) all with beautiful wall & floor tiles, heated towel-rails and underfloor heating, plus 1 independent WC. Bathroom 1 - ensuite with rolltop bath, separate shower, WC & twin washbasins. Bathroom 2 - ensuite with shower, WC & washbasin. Bathroom 3 - ensuite with large shower, washbasin & WC. Bathroom 4 - ensuite with large shower, washbasin & WC. Then all independent on lower-ground floor: Bathroom 5 - with shower, washbasin & WC. Bathroom 6 - with bath, shower, washbasin & WC. Bathroom 7 - with shower, washbasin & WC. Hairdryer available
Other rooms: enjoy a movie in lower-ground floor cinema with large smart TV, sound system and 3 rows of original seats!
Additional accommodation: includes 2-bedroom cottage across from pool. Entered on the bedroom level it comprises: Bedroom with king bed (160cm), ensuite shower with WC, bidet and washbasin, fitted cupboards and super views over hinterland. Bedroom with double bed (140cm), ensuite bathroom with WC and washbasin, small wardrobe and drawers. Downstairs to large living/dining/kitchen with doors to pool and terrace, sofa in front of log burner, TV, skybox, corner office desk and Wi-Fi. Kitchen includes large fridge/freezer (with ice), elec oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle toaster, Nespresso, dining table and chairs. Understairs WC with washer.
Outside: large, covered terrace adjacent to kitchen with long table & chairs for up to 16 and gas barbeque, great views down to the sea. Terraced garden steps down from the pool with Mediterranean planting, very private, and boule pitch beyond the pool. Children’s play frame in the lower garden and trampoline with safety netting. Car port and driveway immediately outside, plus further parking beyond the cottage.
Swimming pool: private and heated, 12 x 6 metres, 2.5m deepest. Secured by barrier with gates. 2 parasols and sun loungers for 8.
Internet: Wi-Fi available throughout for your devices.
Baby facilities: baby cot x 4 and high chair, available upon request.
Bed & bathroom linen: included in rental.
Gas, electric & water: included in rental.
Winter heating: underfloor in bathrooms, reversible in bedrooms, included in rental.
End-of-stay cleaning: included in rental.
Taxe de Séjour: is 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.
Damage deposit: the owner requests a damage deposit of 3000 Euros, made by credit card guarantee in advance of arrival. This will be refunded at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: flexible upon request. Stays of 2 week duration preferred July & August.
Long weekend stays: not possible here – sorry.
Pets: some permitted upon request - please ask.
Smoking: not permitted inside – sorry.
Supplementary services: the owner is able to arrange the following for you as a supplement: extra cleaning, Chef.
About the local area
Tourettes sur Loup is just 25 minutes from Nice airport and one of the most beautiful, medieval 'perched' villages in the Alpes Maritimes region. Built precipitously on a rocky spur surrounded on two sides by a ravine and on the third by a vibrant village square, it has a backdrop of craggy mountains to the north and stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline to the south.
Local shops and markets - life in this very French village is all year-round. The cobbled streets abound with craft shops, there is a regular Provencal market on Wednesday morning offering a delicious array of Provencal delicacies, locally grown fresh produce, clothes, linen and craft items. You'll find just about all your needs daily too, with 2 bakers, 2 butchers, 2 greengrocers, 2 hairdressers, a small supermarket and even a library. There’s a great selection of characterful bars and restaurants - one with a Michelin star. You can happily while away a few hours enjoying a coffee or sipping a glass of rosé watching the locals playing boules around the village square, or even have a game yourself !
Sporting activities in the area are abundant – if you feel like being more active and taking advantage of the great Mediterranean climate, there are ample opportunities for sport with mountain walks, exercise classes, yoga, tennis, football/rugby and cycle clubs available. Down by the coast there’s sailing, diving, fishing, water sports, jogging and rollerblading along the promenade and of course the beaches.
Beaches can be found just 16 km away at Cagnes sur Mer and right along the front from Antibes to Nice. From here you can enjoy the sunshine glittering on azure blue waters of the Med and watch the many boats crossing the ‘Baie des Anges’.
The ski stations of Greoliere, Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are between 1 and 2 hour’s drive away if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!
Getting around - it’s about 30 minutes’ walk up to the village of Tourettes, where you can take local buses to Grasse, Vence and Nice. A car however would be preferred from here.
Sightseeing there are many places to visit along the Cote d'Azur, whether you’re looking for a unique holiday experience or a relaxing vacation, you can be sure that a holiday in South of France will be truly memorable. Things to do/Local Information: in the villa we have lots of information; from where the local markets are held each day, to where you can go jet ski-ing. Everything for the family is only a few minutes’ drive away, not everything is on the coast, and you will find many things to do for all the family nearby.
Other entertainment includes shopping, the casinos & nightlife of Nice, boat trips, cinemas, wine tasting, helicopter rides, or just good old relaxing by the pool!