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: it is within walking distance of several local shops and a couple of restaurants, and is 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. Shops, restaurants, banks at Pre du Lac half a mile, Magagnosc & restaurant under 1 mile, Opio under 2 miles, Grasse 4 miles, Valbonne 5 miles, Gourdon 5.5 miles, Cannes 13 miles, Antibes 15 miles, Garoupe Plage 17 miles, Nice (Promenade des Anglais) 19 miles, Nice airport 16 miles. Nearest tennis and golf at Chateauneuf de Grasse (Le Vignal) 4 miles (10 minutes).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ|
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).