Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
French Riviera family villa near village – La Carrelie is that most desirable of places, a holiday home on the Cote d’Azur that is fun for the children and relaxing for the adults, with great views and an inviting saltwater pool, all just a short stroll to shops and restaurants and just half an hour's drive to the beach. The impressive olive trees in the garden and the olive grove alongside the villa complete the picture, adding to an authentic south of France experience.
With an excellent position on the hillside above the villages of Pre du Lac/Chateauneuf de Grasse and a panoramic view that stretches from Cap d’Antibes to Cannes and the bay of Mandelieu, this welcoming house ticks a lot of boxes. A south-facing garden and pool means you can enjoy the sunshine throughout the day and into the evening, making full use of the summer kitchen and the outdoor dining terraces after a busy day spent sightseeing or at the beach. And La Carrelie is in a very good location for either option, since it is only about 20 or 30 minutes’ drive from Nice, Cannes and Antibes, and you can reach the Riviera beaches in half an hour.
If you want to explore the area, why not start with the medieval perched villages of Chateauneuf de Grasse itself, where you will find a certain timeless tranquillity – the absence of shops and cafes in the old centre gives it a rather special atmosphere. There is a local market here on Mondays. Popular Gourdon a short drive away also has charming narrow streets and a castle: here though you will find shops, as well as a wonderful view over the coast below. Less taxing on the legs is Valbonne, a bustling, pretty village which offers a good choice of cafes, restaurants and shops, and makes a great place to stop for coffee, lunch or dinner.
For a taste of modern and historic France rolled into one you might enjoy a visit to nearby Grasse, whose atmospheric historic centre complements and contrasts the 21st century city life continuing alongside it. The delights of Antibes, the glamour of Cannes, the sparkling Mediterranean sea – all make ideal day or half day trips from this welcoming French Riviera family villa.
All accommodation is on ground floor level.
Large open-plan living-dining room & kitchen, with panoramic French doors opening onto covered dining terrace seating 6.
Second sitting area (TV, DVD), doors to terrace.
Double bedroom (1.6m) with doors to private garden terrace.
Separate shower room with WC.
Master double bedroom (1.8m) with ensuite shower room and sea view.
Double bedroom (1.6m), sea view.
Separate bathroom with bath.
Just over a quarter of an acre of terraced grounds comprising mature olive trees, Mediterranean shrubs and flat lawned areas. Slightly above and to the rear of the house is a heated 9m x 4m salt water swimming pool (depth 1m-2m) with 3 Roman steps, pool shower and summer kitchen (Plancha gas BBQ, sink, hot plate and stereo music centre) with outdoor dining for 8, outdoor seating area. Swing/slide for children, trampoline (care with children please), table tennis, water slide, boules and various outdoor games. Pony and donkey rides/feeding under owner’s supervision. At the front of the house is a covered outdoor dining terrace with sea view and built-in charcoal BBQ. Ample parking.
Please note, the pony and donkey live in a terraced field above the property, the owner will offer supervised access if desired.
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 2 WCs
PRIVATE 9m x 4m SALTWATER HEATED POOL
WALK TO SHOPS
DISTANT SEA VIEW
Included: 3 hours midweek maid service, pool heating, pool towels, WiFi internet, use of PC.
Extras: maid at €20 per hour.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Shops, restaurants at Pre du Lac half a mile, Grasse 4 miles, Valbonne 5 miles, Gourdon 5.5 miles, Cannes 13 miles, Antibes 15 miles, Garoupe Plage 17 miles, Nice 17 miles, Nice airport 16 miles. Nearest tennis and golf at Chateauneuf de Grasse 4 miles (10 minutes).