17th. century village house
Townhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Our house in Mons is a private retreat for our family and friends, with our collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture, plus a library of art books and DVD's. Although the house has full modern facilities, all of the original 17th. Century Provencale features have been maintained. Parts of the house are 13th. Century and the village itself has remained untouched for centuries, described by the New York times as 'the last unspoilt village in Provence.'
With five storeys, including the atelier, the house has grown over centuries, but has been lovingly restored to provide all modern amenities. Five individual double or twin bedrooms and a further double bedroom on a private mezzanine floor, complement the spacious living areas and a large fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cannes 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 50 km, Nearest railway: Cannes 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Our house is eccentric, to say the least and new visitors spend time finding their way up and down staircases to find rooms that surprise with their own individual character and spaciousness. Five bedrooms have two single beds that can be made into double beds (one a banquette) and the private mezzanine floor over the lounge area has a double sofa bed.
The focal point of the house is the large kitchen with the original Provencale table, now a little rickety, but which with care will last for more years. But the large roof terrace and its spectacular views across the mountains and valleys of Var to the Mediterranean provide the perfect spot to sit, look, relax and sample fine French wine and food with mesmerising views that stretch almost 100km.
|Further details outdoors|
Our house is a 'maison village.' A Provence town house that extends five storeys from the atelier - where a supply of logs for the large open fire are kept - up to the roof terrace. The streets are too narrow to allow access for cars, but free parking is available below the walls of the remains of the 13th. Century castle, one minute's walk from the front door.
The tiny streets meander through the village and it is a joy to walk to the boulangerie early in the morning to buy fresh croissants as they come out of the oven. Peace, quiet and relaxation is the order of the day, with a walk around the village through tiny streets that have existed unchanged for many centuries. Yes, places like this do still exist.
The house is available for rent all year round. Provence is just as beautiful in any season. All gas and electricity is included in the price and Lydie, the house keeper, will ensure that a full laundered supply of bedding and towels are waiting for you when you arrive.
Lydie will have prepared and cleaned the house and visitors normally do not request cleaning during their stay, but this can be arranged with advance notice. A supply of logs for the large open fire are also included in the price and stored in the atelier.
On enquiry or booking a contract will be sent with full rental details and when completed the booking will be reserved on the web-site.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Provence is the perfect mixture of mountains, valleys, towns and cities. Within an hour from Mons, driving North, snow and skiing are available. Driving South, the beaches of the Mediterranean beckon. Mons is in the Esterel Mountains, the highest village in Provence. During Summer months temperatures that you would expect in the South of France prevail.
During Winter months the climate is temperate, but equally enjoyable. However, it has to be said that Mons, due to its altitude, can experience weather conditions that are spectacular, but add to the views and the fun of mountain top living. Provence and Var provide peace and quiet where required, but the bustle, glamour and sights of Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez are within easy striking distance.
Mons is a historical village, the site originally occupied by the Romans as a fortress. Hence the name Mons - Latin for mountain. People who enjoy visiting our house do so for the beauty and the relaxation. We always say to people that it won't be a change of pace...there is no pace. Although there are a couple of small restaurants, a local bar, a boulangerie and an epicerie...that is about it!
Mons is inhabited by the Monsoise people, most of whom have lived in the village for generations. The two closest towns are about 15km drive away down mountain roads, but for quiet walks the scope is unbeatable. But because there are no standard local leisure amenities the people of Mons organise regular fairs, festivals and concerts. Genuine traditional Provencale events.
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18 Aug 2013
"Home away from home or too good to be true"
This house is so good I feel it should almost be kept a secret. We loved this house traveling as group of 3freinds, we were spoiled with the authenticity of the house, the generous facilities, and the… More
6 Jan 2012
"Calm and indulgent New Year in Provence"
Spent a week over New Year at this extraordinary house in remote, peaceful and charming village. Being an old house in the village the layout is complex but fascinating and the amenities from TV projected onto chimney-breast to WiFi and warm luxourious bathrooms are first class. Highligth was New year's day breakfast on the balcony/terrace in the sunshine ovelooking the valley down to Cannes and looking across to Corisca.
Nothing much was gong on in the village at this time of year except for the great little bakery but the scope for walking is great.
Compared to some places we have rented staying here was effortless and we had a very relaxing enjoyable New year's break
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