The apartment is located on the second floor (access by stairs only) of the building adjoining a former hotel in the village square. It is light and airy and has been refurbished to a high standard and can accommodate 4 adults in two bedrooms - one double and one twin.
There are stunning sea views from both bedrooms - one of which has a small balcony. The balcony leading from the living-room overlooks the square with an impressive panorama of the mountains beyond.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, antique furniture and balcony overlooking sea.
Bedroom 2 - twin beds, fitted oak wardrobe and shelves. Two large windows with fantastic sea and mountain views over Menton.
Bedside light and central light in each room.
Bathroom - Fully tiled shower room, low flush lavatory, hand basin and bathroom cabinet.
Kitchen - Hand made oak cupboards, fridge/freezer, self cleaning oven, 4 electric hobs, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle.
Living Room - Sitting/dining room with antique table with 4 chairs, 2 x seater settee, 3 occasional chairs, sideboard. French windows open on to balcony overlooking square and mountains. Pleasantly decorated with mirrors, pictures and traditional light fittings. TV with some English channels from an Astra satellite connection. DVD player.
Facilities - washing machine, iron/ironing board, tv, room fans.
There are electric radiators in each room which are regulated individually.
The windows are double glazed and fitted with wooden shutters.
Mid stay linen change for 2 week bookings offered if required at no charge. Mid stay clean available at cost.
SECOND PROPERTY AVAILABLE 2013
There is a second, brand new property, just below this house, which can sleep 2 people in one double bedroom. It has a small living/dining/kitchen area with 2 electric hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave, 2 armchairs, TV, table and 3 chairs downstairs and steep open tread stairs lead to the first floor where there is one double bedroom and a shower room with basin and WC. Outside is a very large courtyard/terrace area with sun chairs, table, chairs and parasol. Please ask for pricing details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 2|
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small balcony leading from the main bedroom with magnificent sea views and there is a larger covered one accessed by French windows from the living room. There are 2 wicker chairs from which you can observe life in the square below and take in the spectacle of the mountains surrounding Castellar.
Seats are placed at various spots throughout the village allowing you to enjoy some wonderful scenery and there is an attractive public garden off the Rue de la Republique where you can relax in a tranquil setting. Castellar remains unspoilt and offers a unique glimpse into French country life. It has quaint narrow streets, historic buildings, a lavoir, fountains and an olive oil mill.
Free parking is available in the village.
Castellar, situated very close to Menton:
The traditional perched village of Castellar provides an ideal base for your holiday. It is set among olive groves and citrus trees just 4 miles from the beaches at Menton. Being situated on the French/Italian border you have easy access by road or motorway to the glamorous resorts of Monte Carlo, Nice, Ventimiglia, San Remo and Imperia.
The beaches at Menton are 6km from the village and there is a choice of public and private facilities..
Monte Carlo Golf Club 20km.
It is a 45 min drive from Nice airport to Castellar. Recommended that you have a car but there is a limited bus service of 4 daily return journeys between the village and the bus station at Menton.
Apartment-Castellar is situated in the village square making it easy to visit the bars or restaurants which are only a short walk away. Menton 6km, Monaco 14km, Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu-sur-Mer 26km, Nice 30km.
The village bakery produces bread and croissants in its old fashioned wood burning ovens and it is barely a 2 minute walk to get your breakfast!
Castellar is one of the Riviera's famous perched villages dating back to the XV century and is situated right on the French/Italian border. There are 2 restaurants. The hotel is temporarily closed. A general grocery store, bakery and bar/tabac are located in the main street. There is an enclosed garden which provides a pleasant, tranquil place in which to relax.
The village is ideal for people who enjoy painting and sketching and for nature lovers there are beautiful walks (Chemin GR 51) in the surrounding countryside.
Menton, 4 miles away, is a charming town with shops selling local produce, markets, several museums and an excellent choice of restaurants.
A wide variety of water sports are available and boat trips operate along the coast in summer months. Many of the world renowned Mediterranean gardens are in the vicinity and these include La Serre de la Madonne, the Exotic Garden in Monaco and the Hanbury Gardens just over the border in La Mortola. The delightful Italian coastal towns of Bordighera, San Remo and Imperia are well worth exploring and Dolceaqua, just north of Ventimiglia, is a very picturesque ancient town.
The hinterland is dotted with medieval villages and forts precariously perched atop mountain peaks. Back in France there is the glamour of Nice with its Promenade des Anglais, old city, galleries and flower market. In Monaco there are many museums, the Royal Palace and the extraordinary Observatory Caves. The Villa Ephrussi in Cap Ferrat and the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu are fascinating tourist attractions. There are many cultural events, music festivals and exhibitions in all the towns dotted along the coast. Monaco is known for its spectacular firework displays. The Mercantour National Park with its streams, lakes, rugged peaks and abundance of wild life is an hour's drive from Castellar.