About the home
Lou Messugo is ideally located between the sea and the mountains, in a small village referred to by residents as one of the côte d'azur's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only ten minutes from the medieval village of Valbonne and it's famous market and mid-way between the bigger towns of Nice, Cannes & Antibes, the apartment is walking distance to all amenities and several excellent restaurants for eating out.
The apartment benefits from a lovely pool fully fenced for your security and a large garden with trampoline and pétanque pitch. Leading from the living room is a sun-trap terrace, furnished with sun-loungers, a barbeque and a table & chairs to enable you to relax and dine al fresco. With one double bedroom and a comfy sofabed in the living room, Lou Messugo is ideal for both couples and small families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Villeneuve-Loubet, 10km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
- Free WiFi
- iPod dock
- English & French TV (including kids channels)
- DVDs available to borrow
- Books, games & toys provided
- Plastic plates, cups etc for toddlers provided
- Nightlight & child step provided
- Babysitting available
- Massage available
Further details outdoors:
- Pétanque ("boules") pitch in garden to really get into the provencal way of life!
- large netted trampoline
- Badminton & croquet available
- Ping Pong table, balls & bats provided
- Inflatables for pool provided
- Beach equipment provided (parasol, ice cooler, etc)
- Anti UV beach tent for kids provided
- Bikes at your disposal (including baby seat)
- Welcome pack provided on arrival
- Swimming pool open from mid/late April - mid Sept (depending on weather), shared with owner family (no other guests).
- Garden is shared with the owners of the house but we have a very separate area and your part feels private.
- We (Franco-British/Australian family, 2 kids) live on site and are on hand to answer any questions / help with language difficulties / offer suggestions / recommend places. We are very sensitive to our guests desires and can be as involved or discreet as you require.
- The apartment is attached to but fully independent (no internal access) of our family home.
- Strictly no smoking inside the apartment.
- Refundable breakages deposit of 200€ required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
- 25% of rental fee due immediately to secure booking, balance due 8 weeks before your stay.
- Payment by bank transfer or cheque in Euros from French bank only.
- Cancellation policy explained in Terms & Conditions (contact owner).
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Alpes-Maritimes region
This area has something for everyone, whether you're looking for peace & quiet, culture, adventure sports, gastronomy, shopping, beach lazing or more, we've got it. Within 30 mins drive you'll find beautiful ancient hilltop villages, cosmopolitan art galleries, stunning mountain scenery and hiking trails, beaches, paragliding, theme parks, restaurants for all tastes & budgets, designer shopping, secluded coves, wildlife reserves, watersports, scenic drives, horse riding, golf, worldclass climbing, and even skiing in the winter months.
The nearest beaches, in Villeneuve-Loubet & Cagnes sur Mer, are 15-20 mins drive. These are pebbly beaches, with pontoons moored 50 m off shore from which to dive off and all sorts of watersports available. The nearest sandy beaches are in Antibes & Cannes, about 30 mins drive. Slightly further at 45 mins drive you'll find dramatic cliffs and excellent snorkelling at Théoule sur Mer
This part of France, the Côte d'Azur, is famous for its gorgeous light which has attracted many artists over the years making the area rich in cultural heritage. We also benefit from 300 days a year of sunshine which means out of season holidays are lovely.
Nice, the region's capital, is rich in history and stunningly beautiful set on a bay of azure blue sea. Having been part of Italy until only 150 years ago you'll find the architecture italianate in style and plenty of Italian influences in the local cuisine.
If shopping's your thing you'll delight in the choice of local provencal markets finding at least one happening every day of the week. Cannes is famous for its glamour and you won't be disappointed with the array of designer boutiques along the famous Croisette seafront.
Our proximity to the mountains as well as the coast offers a varied holiday destination and on a mild spring day it's possible to ski in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach! You can't get better than that.
The Roquefort-les-Pins area
Roquefort les Pins has everything for your daily needs including a supermarket, 2 bakeries, foreign newspapers, banks, post office, pharmacies, a florist, a deli, a butcher & fishmonger, weekly market, cinema (outdoor in July/Aug) and 6 restaurants/bars. For gourmets, just 5 mins from Lou Messugo is a delicious 1 star Michelin restaurant and within 20 mins there are another 3.
There are 2 golf courses 10 mins from the apartment and within 2O mins there are a further 6 world-class courses. The region hosts numerous festivals including the Carnaval of Nice and Menton Lemon Festival in February, Les Nuits du Sud (world) music festival in June, Jazz à Juan & Nice Jazz Festival in July and plenty more local smaller fêtes.
Children are excellently catered for in the local area. 10 mins away there is a fantastic complex of activity parks including a labyrinthe, a park where you can climb along rope walks high in the trees, slide on summer luges, roll in giant wheels and bounce in all forms of inflatables and a "Go Ape" accrobranche activity centre. Slightly further afield is Marineland, the biggest marine theme park in Europe. And of course there are all the nearby beaches which children enjoy at any time of year.
How to get there
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Fly to Nice Airport: Lou Messugo is only 20 kms away
Served by EasyJet, BA, BMI, BMIBaby, FlyBe, Jet2, RyanAir, Aer Lingus, Air France, Delta, KLM, Emirates ++
Car Hire at Nice Airport: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National/Citer, Sixt
Drive: spend some time getting here, stopping off on the way. 12 hours drive from Calais. 9 hours from Paris, 4.5 hours from Lyon, 6 hours from Barcelona, 4 hours from Milan!
Take the train from London or Paris. 5 hours on TGV (high speed train) from Paris. Nearest TGV station: 17 Km Car hire at station or taxi.
Bus stop: 500 m from apartment, buses to Nice, Nice Airport & Grasse.
Activities near Roquefort-les-Pins
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
14 May 2013
We loved our stay at Lou Messugo, so relaxing! The apartment is beautifully presented and really well equipped. The terrace and garden area is private and very large for an apartment of this size.... more
24 Jan 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Lou Messugo! The location was very central for exploring the gorgeous French Riviera. We really enjoyed the thoughtful welcome basket upon our arrival. The host was wonderful with exceptional suggestions for our family. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, it's always a pleasure to hear of happy satisfied guests. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, we really liked having you here too!
14 Jan 2013
It is my second stay at Lou Messugo. I stayed first by myself and then I met my partner there at the end of a work trip for him. Lou Messugo is tucked away in the hills outside Nice, but easily accessible to the coast. Phoebe's hospitality makes everything easy. The gite is clean and comfortable, and there is plenty of up to date information on what to do on the Cote d'Azure.
It is so rewarding to host returning guests and it was lovely to have you back again. Thanks for taking the time to review Lou Messugo, it is most appreciated.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Nov - Dec||1 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||€ 450||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|Christmas - New Year||22 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||€ 600||€ 90||€ 90||3 Nights|
|Jan - March||3 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||€ 450||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|April - June||1 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 600||€ 90||€ 90||3 Nights|
|July - Aug||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept - Oct + school hols||31 Aug 13||9 Nov 13||€ 550||€ 90||€ 90||3 Nights|
|Nov - Dec||9 Nov 13||23 Dec 13||€ 450||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|Christmas - New Year||23 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||€ 600||€ 90||€ 90||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices include electricity, water, linen. 5% discount on 2nd week booked. Out of season rates negotiable for longer stays too. 25% deposit upon booking, balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.Enquire now
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