About the home
La Siagne is a three storey, plus 'cave' (cellar), roomy property which is so close to the village centre you can fetch the croissants and be back in the house whilst the coffee is brewing. You can then breakfast on the south facing upper terrace which overlooks the gorge and forest and in the distance, the Bay of St. Tropez. The lower terrace with the same views and accessed via the cave is partly shaded and adjoins a small garden containing orange trees, it is perfect for private sunbathing and BBQs.
Accommodation is on three floors with good beds and furniture, (no sofa beds or futons) and the one single, one double and one triple bedroom are all en suite with modern bathroom fittings and heated towel rails. The largest bedroom easily accommodates a double and single bed and the ensuite bathroom has a modern bath with a shower over, basin and toilet. The other en suites have showers, basins and toilets and there is a fourh basin and toilet in the utility room on the ground floor. Excellent high water pressure means the showers have power shower force.
The sociable living area which opens up through double French doors onto the upper terrace is well equipped, furnished and decorated which together with the open plan dining area and kitchen makes the house suitable for anyone living there permanently, it is much more than just a holiday home.
As winter daytime temperatures can be mild, winter holidays and breaks are possible as La Siagne is centrally heated and double glazed. In the evening you can settle down to a nice meal, a glass of wine and a good book or dvd if you do not want to go out, although the village bars and restaurants are so close you can be ' home' within five minutes of paying the bill.
If you would like to see more photographs of the house and area, or need additional information please send an e-mail via the 'contact owner' section of this website and I will gladly oblige by return.
This holiday letting is registered with the Mairie and Tourist Office in St Cezaire.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Cannes, 31km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Books, including guide books, maps, games, CDs, DVDs, and videos are all provided for your use and the television receives English radio and television programmes and also French television. A cot and high chair are also available. Free wireless internet.
Further details outdoors:
A BBQ and garden furniture comprising of loungers, mattresses, chairs, garden tables, umbrellas etc. are all available. There is on street parking or in the nearby large free car park. The property is totally secure.
ACCESSIBILITY:The main living area and the upper terrace are at street level , there is one step up into the house from the street and access to the lower terrace and garden is via the cellar which is down a flight of stairs with a handrail. Both the double and triple bedrooms are on the top floor of the house and therefore the stairs, although wide and with a handrail, may be a problem if you are less than able, the single bedroom on the first floor is reached by a short flight of stairs. The village centre is only 50mtrs. from the front door.
La Siagne is looked after locally by Jacquie who is English but speaks excellent French, she lives in the village with her family and takes a great pride in ensuring the house is well prepared for guests as well as being on
hand to deal with any emergencies.
The house is non smoking and non pets in order to maintain it in prime condition. A booking deposit of 25% will be required when a reservation is made with the balance to be paid eight weeks before the holiday and a refundable breakages/cleaning deposit of £250 (or equivalent) four weeks before arrival. On receipt of your enquiry a booking reservation form and contract will be sent to you.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Alpes-Maritimes region
Possibly only six or seven hours by air from your own front door but probably a million miles away from what you have left behind, allowing you to experience the background hum of French life providing you with a sense of wellbeing and maybe a little smugness at having discovered such a great location. Hot summers and warm daytime winter temperatures are partly why this area of France remains such a popular destination. But whether you visit for the climate, the relaxed way of living, the food and wine, the historic hill villages, the art galleries and museums, the chic St. Tropez and Cannes or just that the budget airlines can fly you here quickly and cheaply, you will not be disappointed. A few words here are insufficient to capture everything there is to see and do and it is more interesting to explore for oneself, you will not be disappointed.
The Grasse / Saint Cezaire-sur-Siagne area
If you love France as much as the owners of this village house and other visitors for the past five years we know you will not be disappointed with La Siagne, the name of our house located behind the large 1720 Church which is the centrepiece of the village. As well as being on the Route Napoleon, St Cezaire is one of the gateway villages to the new regional park of the Alps d'Azur where there are numerous recreational activities available. It is also only 35 - 40 minutes inland from the beaches and restaurants of Cannes although the difference between the coastal towns and the village is incomparable. This ancient village is situated 300 metres above the river Siagne winding between steep cliffs and old terraced olive groves over which the back of the house looks. A 12th century chapel a short walk from the house is said to have been a storage place for the harvest for Caeser during his reign and the Grottes de St. Cezaire are a network of caves which were discovered at the beginning of the 20th century and are the best known in the region.
Numerous activities, fetes, festivals, markets and other celebrations take place in the village belying its comparatively small population. There is a tennis club, horse riding and of course the mandatory boules pitches found everywhere in France. Bars and restaurants, a pharmacy, two butchers, a grengrocers, three bakers, a post office, newsagents, gift shop, antique shop, a bank and a tourist office are all within two to three minutes walk of our front door. St Cezaire sur Siagne is small, well kept, traditional and non touristy with a superb Saturday morning market, evening craft markets in the summer and other frequent celebratory events.
Contradictorally, walking and relaxing are two of the best pursuits to follow although a trip to Cannes or the more inland mountainous areas with other attractive hill villages is certainly worth while, time permitting. Grasse, which is a 20 minute drive away is famed for its perfumeries, free tours are available and the 'old town' is well worth a visit, Italy is a two hour drive, Monaco ninety minutes, St Tropez one hour and skiing at Greolieres forty five minutes. Hikers or for the less fit, walkers can enjoy the many trails which pass through the village and beyond although a gentle stroll round the village is also very pleasurable. The village tourist office www.saintcezairesursiagne.fr; email firstname.lastname@example.org - telephone 0033 4 93 60 84 30 has English speaking staff who are extremely helpful, their web site also provides further information about the village and region. Lac de Saint Cassien which is 20 minutes from the village is noted for its superb carp and pike fishing and during the summer, the various leisure activities including boating, swimming, picnics and walking through the oaks and pines on its shores. Mountain Biking using a qualified guide who lives in St. Cezaire is available and he will also rent you a mountain bike.
The annual week long Jazz Festival takes place in August and has now been running for several years. It gains in popularity each year and is a must for any Jazz fans. The next festival takes place between 5 & 11 August 2013.
How to get there
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The journey from Nice airport to St Cezaire by car takes 50 minutes along good roads which are part motorway (toll 2euros 90cents), comprehensive directions will be provided. Easyjet are one of the the main carriers into Nice from the UK with frequent flights from Luton and regular daily flights from Stansted, Gatwick, East Midlands, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast and Liverpool. BMI flies from Heathrow , BMibaby from Birmingham, Jet2 from Leeds-Bradford and Manchester, Flybe from Manchester, Exeter, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Southampton, Leeds-Bradford and Norwich. Nice airport is a major hub for flights from around the world. The village can be accessed by train from Nice to Grasse and then bus or taxi from Grasse, there is also a good bus service from the terminal building to Grasse and daily bus services from Grasse to the village although a rental car or taxi may be more convenient.A taxi from Nice costs about €90 one way although private transfers may be arranged more cheaply. Good value flights are also possible into Marseilles by BA, Easyjet and BMi baby and to Toulon by Ryanair. Best value car hire from all of the large companies may be found via www.travelsupermarket.com and follow the car hire link which will search for the best deal . Driving from the UK will take at least 14 hours from Calais, it can be undertaken comforrtably in two days or one day if you have two drivers but tolls and fuel costs may make it cheaper to fly. For 'greener' travel the train is becoming a shorter journey with the new rail links and competitive prices, see www.raileurope.co.uk, www.voyages-sncf.com and www.europeanrailguide.com. .
Activities near Grasse
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
06 Dec 2012
La Siagne is perched on the edge of the gorge of the Siagne River, just a half block from the town square and church, near several bakeries and convenient provision shops. The house has been nicely... more
29 Nov 2012
La Siagne is a superbly equipped, comfortable village town house with breathtaking views from the rear across the La Siagne river gorge to the mountains and, ultimately to the sea.
The house is very comfortably furnished and provides en suite bathroom accommodation for every room as well as satellite TV, excellent washing facilities and just about every other piece of equipment you could imagine.Loads of information is also provided to ensure one's stay is enoyed to the full
The owners are supremely helpful and accommodating and ensured our two month stay was brilliant.
The lovely medieval village in which the house is located provides a terrific blend of traditional romantic French village lief with all the modern conveniences such as shops, new supermarket and large pharmacy. Its location within the area means that the hotspots of Nice, Cannes and Antibes are only a short distance but one is delightfully detached from them by a few hundred feet of clean mountain air.
18 Sep 2012
Great house with all things required to make it a good holiday (inluding beach umbrellas and cooler). Lovely location, good base to explore rest of Provence from. Landlord very acommodating and helpful, and we really felt like we were guests rather than tenants.
And the views are definitely out of this world. The only hang up was that the washing machine did work, but I believe it was fixed as we were leaving.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November - March||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||£ 490||£ 90||£ 105||3 Nights|
|April - June||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 630||£ 105||£ 120||3 Nights|
|July - August||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 840||£ 125||£ 140||3 Nights|
|September - October||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 630||£ 105||£ 120||3 Nights|
|November - March||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||£ 525||£ 95||£ 110||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
MIDWEEK to MIDWEEK bookings accepted<BR><BR>AIRPORT TRANSFERS can be arranged<BR><BR>WELCOME PACKS available, please enquire<BR><BR>LESS THAN 3 NIGHTS available but minimum charge for 3 nights applies<BR><BR>MONTHLY rates also available.<BR><BR>WEEKEND RATES also charged between 29 March and 1 April and 24 December - 1 January inclusive for stays of less than 7 nights<BR><BR>NO CHARGE for central heating, electricity, gas, water, end of rental cleaning or washing of bed linen and towels, all of which are provided<BR>Public Holiday Dates (France)<BR>Tuesday, January 1st 2013 Jour de l'An (New Year)<BR>Monday, April 1st 2013 Lundi de PÃ¢ques (Easter Monday)<BR>Wednesday, May 1st 2013 FÃªte du travail (Labour Day)<BR>Wednesday, May 8th 2013 FÃªte de la Victoire (Victory in Europe Day)<BR>Thursday, May 9th 2013 Ascension (Ascension Day)<BR>Sunday, May 19th 2013 PentecÃ´te (Pentecost)<BR>Monday, May 20th 2013 Lundi de PentecÃ´te (Pentecost)<BR>Sunday, July 14th 2013 FÃªte Nationale de la France (National Day)<BR>Thursday, August 15th 2013 Assomption (Assumption of Mary)<BR>Friday, November 1st 2013 Toussaint (All Saints' Day)<BR>Monday, November 11th 2013 Armistice 1918<BR>Wednesday, December 25th 2013 NoÃ«l (Christmas)<BR>Thursday, December 26th 2013 Lendemain de NoÃ«l (Christmas)<BR><BR>Enquire now
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BANK HOLIDAYS 2012
8 April - Easter Sunday (Dimanche de Paques)
9 April - Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
1 May - May Day (La Fête du Travail)
8 May - VE Day - WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945).
17 May - Ascension Day (Le Jour de l'Ascension - 40 days after Easter Sunday)
27 May - Whit Sunday (Pentecôte)
28 May - Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
14 July - Bastille Day (La Fête nationale de la Bastille)
15 August - Assumption Day (l'Assomption)
1 November - La Toussaint (All Saint's Day)
11 November - Anniversary of the 1918 armistice which signalled the end of the First World War
25 December - Christmas Day
OTHER USEFUL DATES 2012
25 March - Clocks go forward by one hour
16 - 25 May - Cannes Film Festival
24 - 27 May - Monaco Grand Prix
Mother's Day - Last Sunday in May or first Sunday in June
Father's Day - Third Sunday in June
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