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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The property is located just five minutes drive from the hilltop village of Montauroux, on a quiet hillside and set in an acre of landscaped grounds with beautiful views over the surrounding hills and nearby lake. It is 25 kms to the north-west of Cannes and 15 kms west of Grasse so all the Côte d’Azur resorts can be quickly reached.
The local area, the Pays de Fayence, offers all the main outdoor pursuits you could wish for, including golf and gliding, as well as numerous ancient villages, vineyards and cultural activities. Nearby Lake St. Cassien is a 5 minute drive and is excellent for swimming and a range of watersports.
The villa grounds are very secluded with a private pool and outdoor BBQ kitchen. There is also a shared tennis court. The property comfortably accommodates 11 people in two double, three twin and one single bedrooms. There is a large open plan lounge/dining room, indoor terrace, two kitchens, three bathrooms and a separate WC.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mandelieu-La Napoule 24 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 54 km, Nearest railway: Grasse 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (7), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The property comfortably accommodates 11 people.
On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom opening onto the lawned garden with fully tiled en-suite bathroom (with shower, washbasin and WC), two twin bedrooms (one of which opens onto the garden and pool), kitchen and fully tiled bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and WC.
On the first floor there is a large open plan lounge/dining room opening onto the dining terrace, a brand new, very spacious and fully fitted kitchen, indoor terrace with dining area, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with shower, bath, two washbasins and a separate WC.
On the second floor there is a mezzanine bedroom with a single bed, leading to the upper terrace. The property was renovated throughout in 2010 and redecorated in 2013.
|Further details outdoors|
The ground floor opens out onto the lawned garden with views over the surrounding hills and lake.
The garden is very secluded with lots of mature trees and flowers, two fish-ponds, a pool terrace with garden furniture and parasols and an 8m x 4m tiled pool, benefiting from a thermal cover to enable swimming early and late in the season as well as a child safety alarm.
The villa and grounds are South-West facing, enjoying day long sunshine throughout the year. There are outdoor dining terraces on all levels plus a fully equipped, covered garden kitchen/barbecue area next to the pool. The upper terrace affords magnificent views over the Esterel hills and the lake.
We provide free to air satellite channels, including all BBC channels, ITV, Channel 4 & 5 and 24 hour News channels. Internet access is available via a wi-fi device. There is central heating for winter lets and cooling fans for the summer.
We provide all linen and towels except beach towels. The linen is changed once a week and the accommodation will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival with a briefer weekly clean during your stay for bookings of two weeks or more. Pool and garden maintenance is provided twice a week.
About this location
The Provence region
THE COTE D’AZUR has been known since the early nineteenth century as Europe’s leading playground. As a holiday destination it is unsurpassed in the world, offering a beautiful stretch of coastline backed by the jagged peaks of the Alps, superbly maintained top class resorts, magnificent promenades and gardens, as well as a plethora of historic towns and ancient hilltop villages amid fabulous countryside, and with an exceptional climate, cuisine and wine.
The coastline is an ever-changing series of glimmering bays interspersed with rugged rocky peninsulas and dramatic cliffs falling straight into the sea. The coastal towns are renowned the world over. Cannes is a marvellous resort, to be visited not only for the superb location and star-studded Croisette, but also for its old town of narrow, cobbled streets leading up the Château and a fabulous panorama over the bay and offshore islands.
Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, old town and perched castle are equally enticing and, if boats are your passion, Antibes, complete with ancient ramparts, is the largest leisure port and home to a stunning array of yachts. Further south, there’s quaint St. Raphael, lively Fréjus, chic Port Grimaud and Ste. Maxime and, of course, glitzy St. Tropez, with its endless bay and picture book port.
The coastal drive on the famous “Corniche” roads between Nice and Monaco will have you gasping at the spectacular views around every bend, while the impressive coast road from La Napoule to St. Raphael is full of dramatic scenery backed by the red, craggy mountains of the Esterel National Park. It is here you will find our nearest coastal beaches (25-30 minutes drive) with a choice of sheltered coves or long sandy bays around Fréjus/St. Raphael.
In the countryside behind the coast you will discover breathtakingly scenic routes winding over hills and mountains and through gorges, past ancient hillside villages with their labyrinths of narrow streets and stairways, invariably leading to the fortified château at the top and commanding an impressive view of the surrounding area.
Fayence, Seillans, Bargemon, Callas, Claviers, Mons, St. Cézaire and Cabris are amongst many to be explored. You can also take a trip into the Alps or visit one of the spectacular gorges - Gorges de La Siagne, Châteaudouble or the renowned Gorges du Verdon, the deepest canyon in Europe with its 500 metre sheer cliffs.
The area where Montauroux is located is known as the “Pays de Fayence”, Fayence being the largest local village, while the “département” is The Var, boasting some of the finest scenery Provence has to offer. The countryside is predominantly wooded hillsides dotted with picturesque, perched villages and interspersed with luxuriant valleys and deep gorges sparkling with fast flowing rivers and crystalline rock pools. The clear waters of nearby Lake St. Cassien are excellent for swimming. It is also famous for carp fishing and offers a range of watersports. The nearest lake access is located a short drive down the road and there are many beaches and swimming areas dotted around the lake.
You can also take a trip into the Tanneron hills and enjoy marvellous views over the lake and the Esterel Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular peaks. Most outdoor activities are available in the area, including golf, tennis, horseriding, canyoning, gliding, watersports, climbing and hiking.
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10 Oct 2014
"Lovely venue for a family holiday!"
Lovely spacious home - just arrived home from Les Chenes. We had a great time exploring the coastal area from here, Nice, Cannes, st Tropez, Monaco etc. The house itself was very well equipped for our… More
Thanks for taking time to review our accommodation. We're glad you found it comfortable and well equipped. We're sorry to hear about the mosquitoes but rest assured that you were unfortunate. We think it must be due to the exceptionally high temperatures in September and then the rain shower during your stay. Mosquitoes like hot, flat, wet areas and our area is hilly and dry, especially in summer. They breed in stagnant water and we are very careful to ensure there is none. Mosquitoes don't travel, so the lake would not be a source (and it is well stocked with hungry fish, as is our pond). They don't like chlorine so the pool should not attract any.
We're very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and would like to return in the future so hope to see you again soon.
5 Jul 2013
"Superb villa in lovely location"
Villa is spacious with good size bedrooms, large lounge and several areas indoors & out for eating. Gardens are well maintained with excellent covered outside kitchen / bbq area by the pool. Owners have paid good attention to detail, equipment provided is excellent, information provided before arrival & on site is 1st rate. Location is good for visiting the area. We had a most enjoyable stay, will be returning.
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