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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 10km

Lou Messugo gîte 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 lovely village of Valbonne, 15 mins from the beach and mid-way between the famous cities of the Riviera; Nice, Cannes, Grasse & 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, ping-pong and boules 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. Decorated throughout in a fresh Provençal style the gîte has 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 bedrooms
Nearest beach Villeneuve-Loubet 10 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nice Cote d'Azur 20 km, Nearest railway: Antibes 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
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 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

- Free unlimited WiFi

- iPod dock

- English & French TV (including kids channels)

- DVDs available to borrow

- Books, games & toys provided

- Plastic plates, cups etc for toddlers provided

- High chair, changing mat, play mat & baby bath 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, buckets, spades etc)

- Anti UV beach tent for kids provided

- Bikes at your disposal (including baby seat)

Further details

- 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.

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur 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.


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.

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Review 1-10 of 44

6 Mar 2014


"Highly recommended"

Everything from start to finish was well done. We were met on arrival and found the villa to be delightful. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner who was available to provide help and advice on w… More

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Lou Messugo. We're so pleased you found our local tips helpful and enjoyed your stay so much. We really hope you do come back again to use the pool!

19 Jan 2014


"Fantastic stay in Lou Messugo"

Great stay in Lou Messugo.Beautiful apartment, bathroom and master bedroom.Easy location for walking to local town and great access to Nice, Antibes and Grasse.Lovely garden and great owners Phoebe, J… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Lou Messugo and your holiday, and thank you also for recommending us to others, we really appreciate it.

11 Nov 2013


"Glorious French Gite to Nice, Antibes, Cannes"

What can I say about Lou Messugo!! Absolutely wonderful comes to mind immediately! Right from the moment I entered the property, I felt at home. Gracious, helpful and hospitable hosts, Phoebe and J… More

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review, 6 stars would be fantastic! It was lovely having you to stay here and hope you come back again one day soon.

23 Sep 2013


"Gorgeous little gite, perfect for our toddler"

Beautifully designed, Pheobe the owner had thought of everything and made a real effort to make sure we had everything we needed.… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Lou Messugo we really appreciate it and are very happy to know your toddler enjoyed it too.

19 Sep 2013


"fab apartment"

What a lovely apartment! As others have already said, it is just as it appears on the photos. Plenty of room for the two of us with big comfy bed and wardrobe and drawers in the bedroom, decent size s… More

Thank you so much for your kind words, it makes us very happy to know you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to see you back here at Lou Messugo again one day.

1 Sep 2013


"A beautiful gite in a fabulous location - a real find!"

We had a wonderful week at Lou Messugo. It is the perfect holiday home - tasteful décor and immaculate throughout and located in an idyllic location surrounded by pine trees.
It was our first time on the Cote d' Azur and we loved it - there is so much to see and the scenery is stunning. Our trips included a visit to Monaco and San Remo in Italy - only an hours drive away. We also spent lots of time just relaxing round the pool as it was such a peaceful location amongst the pine trees and fragrant rosemary and lavender. The pool, table tennis, boules pitch and trampoline meant there was always something to keep our boys amused.
Phoebe and her lovely family are very welcoming and helpful but never intrusive.
It is the best of both worlds - a family house with use of the lovely gardens and pool but with the advantage of staying in your own independent gite which is excellent value - it is rare to find a place for only 2/4 people with use of a large garden and pool.
We particularly liked the fact you could walk to the boulangerie and supermarket and yet still feel tucked away from it all. It is also walking distance from an excellent restaurant and pizza place.
I had followed Phoebe's blog and facebook page and had high expectations of Lou Messugo and it was even better than I had imagined - I know it is a place we will definitely return to.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you loved your stay - that is our aim and it's always very gratifying when we succees. But it's even more pleasing when guests take the time to write detailed reviews like this, full of such enthusiasm! We loved having you here and really hope you'll be true to your word and come back again soon!!

10 Jul 2013


"A wonderful holiday at Lou Messugo."

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks at Lou Messugo. I had thought about not doing a review as I wanted to keep Lou Messugo to myself. However, when I tried to book for a week in October t… More

Thank you so much for your amazing long review. It was so kind of you to write in such detail and it's a real pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to hosting you again at Lou Messugo :-)

21 Jun 2013


"Clean, comfortable & private, a great base for exploring and relaxing"

We spent 9 nights at Lou Messugo and it was a lovely place to be based. Phoebe, the owner was incredibly helpful and had provided items from plastic beakers to sand castles to make our holiday with a… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We really do appreciate it. Merci!

6 Jun 2013


"Lovely accommodation, shame about the weather!!!"

We stay with Lou Messugo for a week at the beginning of May and although the apartment is lovely and perfectly kitted out we didn't expect to see so much of it! The weather was mostly poor so much time was spent relaxing in the apartment or out on day trips to indoor activities. Phoebe (the owner) was very helpful with helping us find things to do with a 7 month old baby when the weather was poor, without her help it we would've been pretty lost for things to do as we had planned to mostly go to the beach or relax in the garden. Unfortunately this was only possible for a small part of the holiday. Although the weather was poor we had a fantastic time at Lou Messugo. It's in a great location with plenty of places to visit within small distances, the apartment is kitted out really well, Phoebe even managed to get us things for our little one like a baby bath, cot and high chair. Would like to go back when the weathers nice to enjoy the lovely garden and pool!

Thanks for your review, seen from the rare perspective of bad weather holiday makers! You were very unlucky, I think you had the worst week of the spring. But I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday none-the-less. Please do come back again!

31 May 2013


"Ruhiger Ausgangspunkt für Erkundung der Cote d'Azur"

Wir haben acht schöne Tage in Lou Messugo verbracht und uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt: Das Appartement ist für zwei Personen sehr passend. Die Wohnung ist schön eingerichtet, das Bett bequem und das … More

Vielen Dank für Ihre nette Bewertung. Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass du so einen erholsamen Urlaub hatten.

Review 1-10 of 44

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