Medieval village house 30 minutes from Nice
Throughout the year the village is full of life, with boule activity at the square, concerts outdoors and in the castle, weekly markets, arts- and craft shops. There are good selection of shops and many restaurants (over 10), including at least one described in the Michelin guide .
Normal traffic is not allowed inside the inner part of the village. There is spacious free parking just outside the village center, a few minutes to go. Quiet cheap parking in the village square of 200 m from the house. There are buses to Vence and Grasse.
In 1st floor there is a large hall with wardrobe, bathroom with shower, tub and bidet. Large living room / bedroom with its own second intrance.
In 2nd floor is the open kitchen with dining area. Half-floor down from the dining area there is a lounge with its own fireplace. A second bedroom is also on this floor.
On the top floor there is a terrace of 7 sq.m. facing west with nice views of the mountains, the valley and the glimpse of the sea at Cannes. The terrace is sunny and pleasant and completely shielded from view. On this floor there is also a bedroom and a second bathroom including a big shower. There is also a basement of about 10 sqm on the ground floor for bicycles etc.
The house has a very good standard in traditional French style. Original red tiles on the floors in all rooms, whitewashed walls and great beams. New electrical wiring has been hidden in the walls. The house consists of two original medieval town houses which were modernized 1990s and turned into a home, giving an airy and spacious good feeling, while the original charm and atmosphere has been preserved, specially with the very solid, thick walls. Architects have been responsible for the modernization, giving an exciting mixture look between old and new styles. The house is very quiet and peaceful and it is suitable for use all year round.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cagn sur Mer 22 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice airport ap 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The medieval village house is located in the heart of Tourrettes sur Loup, which is one of the best preserved medieval villages in Provence. The village is built on a cliff overlooking the sea and is described as "twin city" to the more famous St Paul de Vence, but it is more intimate and less dominated by tourists, although it is close by. Thirty minutes by car from Nice, and under ten minutes from Vence, with sea views and many hiking trails up the mountains at 1300 m directly behind the village. There are also fine recreational areas with hiking trails on the downside of the medieval town . The town house is close to the magnificent castle, which now serves as Town Hall and houses art exhibitions. There are two bakeries and pastry shop 200 m from the house and nicer restaurants within the same distance.
There are many different activieties for recreation close by: Tennis, golf, horse riding, climbing, hang-gliding, as well as all activities in the Mediterranean sea 25 min. from the town.