Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set on the outskirts of Grasse, this provencal villa with green shutters is set in a large garden full of lavender and olive trees and has a large swimming pool. There are sea views and panoramic views to the Old Town. You can walk into the centre of Grasse in 10 minutes. In 25 minutes you are in Nice airport. The house is a short drive to the sea and beaches of Cannes. St Tropez is 1 hour away, Monte Carlo is also 1 hour away. The house is painted white, inside and out ,it is full of light. There is free wifi internet access in all the house. The large private terraces surround the swimming pool area for private sun bathing. The sun loungers and parasols are there to relax by the pool. The three double bedrooms are decorated in blue and white. With high ceilings, they have original wooden floors, large double beds and electric fans. Gas heating throughout the house for the winter.
The double reception has a working fireplace and a comfortable dining room seating 8. There is a SEPERATE TV/family room with Sky satellite TV, with all the English and foreign sports channels and films. There is a DVD and Video library,DVD, Free Fast Internet Broadband, WIFI and a library. The bathrooms are modern with good showers. The well-fitted kitchen has all the modern appliances you might need. The laundry room has a washer and a separate dryer, ironing board and iron.
Grasse has everything for the Romantic getaway, for a quiet holiday in the hills and also for a fun vacation for all the family. The foothills of the Alps have great go-karting, golf and tennis, there are stunning walks above the house and the beautiful sandy beaches are only 25 minutes away by car or by train. The local markets and the local restaurants are a short walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cannes 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 25 km, Nearest railway: Grasse and Cannes 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, 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, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
There are 3 spacious double bedrooms, decorated mostly in white with blue touches, 2 large bathrooms with good showers and a fully-equipped eat-in kitchen.
The two separate reception rooms have High Speed Internet Broadband, WiFi throughout. There is full international TV with SKY televison with the full sports package and films. There is a DVD with complimentary DVD library and Video and Video library. The TV room has comfy sofa and chairs. There is a good selection of English books in the library.
The bright white, light rooms are very warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The Large boiler provides masses of hot water. All the house has modern wiring and plumbing.
Because of the high ceilings and large windows in all the rooms, there is always a spacious light feeling
about the house. Every window has a beautiful view, to the sea, the pool or the gardens.
|Further details outdoors|
The large private garden, within an olive grove, with fig trees, acacias and palms lead to the front oak door. The garden is laid to lawn, rosemary and lavander.
The large and deep pool has a wide and very private, sunbathing area, it is a sun trap all year long. A hammock is strung up between two old olives for siestas. There is ample parking (rare in South of France). There is also outdoor garden lighting for balmy summer outdoor eating. The pool can also be lit for evening swimming. Lots of Jasmine and scented flowers in the garden, Grasse is the perfume capital of the world!
The barbecue makes for delicious outdoor cooking in the summer.
Swimming pool can be heated at an extra charge .
Cleaning lady comes at the end of the stay but can help out on other days by arrangement.
5 Golf courses of different levels near by,for beginners to pros,indoor and outdoor Tennis, mountain Biking, and water sports, go-carting, and fishing are available nearby, please ask the owner for details.
Grasse town is so near to the house that you can stroll up at any time and go to the nice restaurants, markets, hairdressers and shops.
The new Grasse-Cannes train link costs about 4 euros each way and runs every half hour. This same train will take you to Nice, Monaco and Italy.
The local bus network is a bargain at 1 euro for any distance. That is to and from Cannes, Nice airport, Nice,and Monaco.
You do not have to drive a car to enjoy our property, as the local transport is cheap and relaible. Good taxis are also available.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Grasse is in the South of France, famous for its beaches and sea food. Cannes, Juan les Pins and St Tropez are nearby. You can walk in the mountains and on the long sandy beaches which are only 25 minutes away by car or by train. Grasse is a pretty Medieval town set on a hill, 20 minutes from the beaches. Grasse faces South, so we have constant sunshine, even in the winter. You can eat out of doors in January and February on mild days. Summer months are hot with warm evenings. Grasse has world reknown Perfume Factories such as Fragonard and Galimard and Sweet Factories such as Florian. Lavender fields and olive presses are nearby as are the beautiful Cote de Provence vineyards .
Grasse has five challenging golf clubs within 20 minutes, with easy access, no membership required. Clay tennis courts at reasonable rates are a 5 minute drive away. The Sandy beaches in Cannes and Juan Les Pins are nearby. Grasse is close to the jazz festival in Nice in July, pop concerts in August, Midem , The Cannes Film Festival and many other events taking place in Monte Carlo.
Monaco is 50 minutes, for the Monaco Grand Prix. Saint Tropez is 1 hour away and Antibes, Sophia Antipolis and Valbonne are all close by. The weekly markets are held in different villages and provide you with delicious Provencal soaps, lavender, honey, truffles, baskets and olive oil. The Restaurant Bastide St. Antoine in Grasse, is well worth a visit, for its delicious gourmet , 2 starred Michelin , provencal dishes.
Grasse centre is an easy ten minute walk from the house, where fresh bread, good butchers and delicatessens can be found. There is a cinema with English films. Grasse has many lovely small restaurants for those who do not want to cook while on holiday. Grasse is an all year round lively town, very much lived in, with lots of festivals including the Jasmine Festival in July. For hikers there are wonderful walks in the Gorges du Loup and the Gorges de Verdun. The Italian border is 1 hour away by car, 2 hours by direct train from Grasse. The truffle fairs take place in January and February.
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1 Nov 2013
"Charming, quiet house with great views near Grasse"
La Belle Maison is a charming, old-fashioned house with a private, mature garden and pool.
The location is on a quiet, residential street on a hillside, with wonderful views to the mediterranean coast. Grasse centre, with shops and cozy restaurants and cafes is a 10 minute walk away.
The house is old-fashioned (=good), with a somewhat worn (though charming, clean and functional) interior. The garden is terraced, and the lawned areas are quite sufficient, but not large (don't expect the kids to be able to play any serious football).
The outside patio is wonderful - shaded and placed with optimal views over the valley and sea below (and fireworks along the coast in the weekends!). The only slight drawback was that the (gas) barbecue was placed on a different level 5-6 meters away, meaning that the family grill-meister isn't part of the pre-dinner conversation.
The pool is exactly as depicted, and placed outside the view of any neighbours.
Travelling with a teenage daughter, we chose this property because of it's walking distance from Grasse (shops/hanging out/exploring...), and neither we nor our daughter were disappointed
The owner, Ms. Roberts, was very helpful, and everything went without a hitch.
PS: If arriving at Nice airport, expect it to be ridiculously crowded, at least in the summer. We spent 2,5 hours standing in line for our rental car
Thank you for your nice review. We are so pleased that you found our property fulfilled your holiday expectations. Hope to see you back soon.
13 Nov 2011
"Magnificent experience. Lovely home, garden and pool."
Trouble free, most enjoyable stay. Lovely furnishings, great atmosphere. Delicious warm weather. Sunning ourselves by the pool side, while looking at the views down the mountain. Loved our stay there. Owner grows intersesting herbs, lovely lavender smell. The place has alot of character and a good feel to it. Eating outside in the lovely garden under candle light was a personal favorite. Great for visiting all the top spots in the South of France. Close to great restaurants, clubs, and beaches. We even went to Italy and spent the day there. Close to everywhere.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Belle Maison, you did get some wonderful weather. Hope to see you again here soon.
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