Haitchtoya is a lovely Provençal mas of ca.100 years old set up high with panoramic views of the distant Esterel and on a clear day a sea view, albeit some 10 kms away. The house is at the end of a grass track just off the nearest road, therefore both private and quiet but within easy walking distance of the pretty village of Plascassier.
The house is fully equipped and stylishly furnished to comfortably accommodate six tpersons. Nice is a 25 minute drive away. There are many beautiful golf courses within easy striking distance - generally there is so much to see and do in the region. Skiing is also possible at several ski resorts (in France and Italy) within a 45 to 90 mins drive away. Sailing courses can also be arranged at Antibes.
For those interested in improving their language or culinary skills - private French tuition and courses in French French cuisine can be arranged. Of further interest, there are many excellent, renowned restaurants close by Lou Fassam, Plascassier 1 Michelin Star, Le Moulin de Mougins, Le Mas Candille and many others... all price ranges covered.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cannes/Theoule sur Mer 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 18 km, Nearest railway: Mouans Sartoux/Cannes/Antibes/Nice 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor, there is an open, airy and bright living room with a dining area with panoramic views - double doors leading out onto the terrace and the pool. The kitchen is Provençal in style, modern and fully equipped.
The master bedroom is also on the ground floor (fabulous views of the pool and the Esterel in the distance) with en suite bathroom (shower & bath).
On the top floor, there are two double bedrooms (the smaller of the two bedrooms has an en suite shower room) – far reaching views from the rear bedroom over towards Grasse both bedrooms are separated by a small mezzanine study/play area, also possible informal sleeping space for a little one...
At Haitchtoya, the accommodation layout offers some flexibility, am happy to clarify options with you.
Outside, there are several shaded patio areas with seating around the house, different views and feel depending on the time of day and mood. The main terrace is around the pool from where one can enjoy fantastic views and all-day sunshine. Next to the pool is a summer kitchen with a built-in stone barbecue and a fridge for cool drinks - ideal for covered outside dining if required, open to the poolside and the open views.
|Further details outdoors|
The top part of the garden is perfect for 'boules' for those long summer evenings, accompanied by delicious glasses of wine to improve performance!
Departures and arrivals are usually Saturday. Check out time would be 11 a.m Check in time would be at 4 pm.
Cleaning can be arranged should you require it during your stay but there will be an extra charge. Otherwise, it will be done on your departure and where possible you should leave the house as you found it. A speedy check of the house will be carried out at this point.
Normal consumption of electricity is included.
A deposit will be held (GBP 500 per week - for a period exceeding one week it will be GBP 350 per week).
Cannes, originally a small fishing village – now of international acclaim with amongst other annual events, the 'Cannes Film Festival' – it is around a 20-30 minute drive away, depending on traffic. Antibes - Juan les Pins has a daily market – the old part of Antibes is busy but absolutely charming with the Marina, where the most beautiful yachts and ocean-going boats are moored.
Other places to visit that immediately spring to mind are of course Nice, especially the charming vieux Nice, the very pretty port of Villefranche just beyond Nice. Monaco and of course Italy is within around one hour's drive from the Villa. St Tropez, and its very pretty surrounding villages and towns, of Gassin and Ramatuelle is also within a one to two hour drive, depending on volume of traffic.
Leisure activities in the region include: Golf (there are around 20 golf courses in the region). Sailing and watersports, Tennis, Horse riding, Climbing and Hiking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Skiing (Winter).
Plascassier has a variety of small shops with one of the best 'boulangerie' in the area – just a short few steps from Haitchtoya (the house). An Auberge, where regional home-cooked delights are served, is also very close and great value! Also within walking distance of the villa is a one star michelin restaurant 'Lou Fassam' for fine dining. The Alpes Maritimes is a wonderfully diverse region with so much to offer in terms of leisure activities and places of interest.
A wonderful beach life in the summer with skiing in the nearby mountains in the Winter and early Spring. There are numerous picturesque medieval, Provençal hilltop villages to visit Plascassier, Mougins, Valbonne, St Paul de Vence, Biot all have many restaurants, bars and art galleries and/or potteries, the list is endless.
In most villages there are colourful weekly markets – offering a variety of Provençal delights. Valbonne's wonderful, bustling market takes place every Friday morning. Grasse, the perfume capital of the world is just a few kilometres away, the old city of Grasse and its museums are a must.