Lou Messugo gîte is ideally located between the sea and the mountains, in a small village referred to by residents as one of the Côte d'Azur's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only ten minutes from the lovely village of Valbonne, 15 mins from the beach and mid-way between the famous cities of the Riviera; Nice, Cannes, Grasse & Antibes, the apartment is walking distance to all amenities and several excellent restaurants for eating out.
The apartment benefits from a lovely pool fully fenced for your security and a large garden with trampoline, ping-pong and boules pitch. Leading from the living room is a sun-trap terrace, furnished with sun-loungers, a barbeque and a table & chairs to enable you to relax and dine al fresco. Decorated throughout in a fresh Provençal style the gîte has one double bedroom and a comfy sofabed in the living room. Lou Messugo is ideal for both couples and small families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villeneuve-Loubet 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Cote d'Azur 20 km, Nearest railway: Antibes 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
- Free unlimited WiFi
- iPod dock
- English & French TV (including kids channels)
- DVDs available to borrow
- Books, games & toys provided
- Plastic plates, cups etc for toddlers provided
- High chair, changing mat, play mat & baby bath provided
- Nightlight & child step provided
- Babysitting available
- Massage available
|Further details outdoors|
- Pétanque ("boules") pitch in garden to really get into the provencal way of life!
- Large netted trampoline
- Badminton & croquet available
- Ping Pong table, balls & bats provided
- Inflatables for pool provided
- Beach equipment provided (parasol, ice cooler, buckets, spades etc)
- Anti UV beach tent for kids provided
- Bikes at your disposal (including baby seat)
- Welcome pack provided on arrival
- Swimming pool open from mid/late April - mid Sept (depending on weather), shared with owner family (no other guests).
- Garden is shared with the owners of the house but we have a very separate area and your part feels private.
- We (Franco-British/Australian family, 2 kids) live on site and are on hand to answer any questions / help with language difficulties / offer suggestions / recommend places. We are very sensitive to our guests desires and can be as involved or discreet as you require.
- The apartment is attached to but fully independent (no internal access) of our family home.
This area has something for everyone, whether you're looking for peace & quiet, culture, adventure sports, gastronomy, shopping, beach lazing or more, we've got it. Within 30 mins drive you'll find beautiful ancient hilltop villages, cosmopolitan art galleries, stunning mountain scenery and hiking trails, beaches, paragliding, theme parks, restaurants for all tastes & budgets, designer shopping, secluded coves, wildlife reserves, watersports, scenic drives, horse riding, golf, worldclass climbing, and even skiing in the winter months.
The nearest beaches, in Villeneuve-Loubet & Cagnes sur Mer, are 15-20 mins drive. These are pebbly beaches, with pontoons moored 50 m off shore from which to dive off and all sorts of watersports available. The nearest sandy beaches are in Antibes & Cannes, about 30 mins drive. Slightly further at 45 mins drive you'll find dramatic cliffs and excellent snorkelling at Théoule sur Mer
This part of France, the Côte d'Azur, is famous for its gorgeous light which has attracted many artists over the years making the area rich in cultural heritage. We also benefit from 300 days a year of sunshine which means out of season holidays are lovely.
Nice, the region's capital, is rich in history and stunningly beautiful set on a bay of azure blue sea. Having been part of Italy until only 150 years ago you'll find the architecture italianate in style and plenty of Italian influences in the local cuisine.
If shopping's your thing you'll delight in the choice of local provencal markets finding at least one happening every day of the week. Cannes is famous for its glamour and you won't be disappointed with the array of designer boutiques along the famous Croisette seafront.
Our proximity to the mountains as well as the coast offers a varied holiday destination and on a mild spring day it's possible to ski in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach! You can't get better than that.
Roquefort les Pins has everything for your daily needs including a supermarket, 2 bakeries, foreign newspapers, banks, post office, pharmacies, a florist, a deli, a butcher & fishmonger, weekly market, cinema (outdoor in July/Aug) and 6 restaurants/bars. For gourmets, just 5 mins from Lou Messugo is a delicious 1 star Michelin restaurant and within 20 mins there are another 3.
There are 2 golf courses 10 mins from the apartment and within 2O mins there are a further 6 world-class courses. The region hosts numerous festivals including the Carnaval of Nice and Menton Lemon Festival in February, Les Nuits du Sud (world) music festival in June, Jazz à Juan & Nice Jazz Festival in July and plenty more local smaller fêtes.
Children are excellently catered for in the local area. 10 mins away there is a fantastic complex of activity parks including a labyrinthe, a park where you can climb along rope walks high in the trees, slide on summer luges, roll in giant wheels and bounce in all forms of inflatables and a "Go Ape" accrobranche activity centre. Slightly further afield is Marineland, the biggest marine theme park in Europe. And of course there are all the nearby beaches which children enjoy at any time of year.