Lou Messugo gîte
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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)|
|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|
|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)
- 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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26 Jul 2014
"Peace & quiet nearby the hussle & bustle of the Cote d'Azur"
The gite was not what I expected - a small dwelling at the end of the garden. It is part of the owners' house, with family bedrooms above. It has its own large garden with a trampoline & pétanqu… More
25 Jul 2014
"The Cote d'Azur's hidden gem"
From the moment we stepped out of the car it was obvious that Lou Messugo would live up to all our expectations. This delightful gite is attractively decorated and well equipped with everything we nee… More
17 Jul 2014
We had the most perfect vacation at Lou Messugo. One main reason was that everything was provided from toys in the gite to sun shades, buckets, spades and even mattresses for the beach. We didn't… More
3 Jul 2014
Lou Messugo is one the most charming, relaxing and delightful places to spend a holiday. From our first steps through a lavender-scented bordered door, the apartment was welcoming. Tasteful, calm dec… More
23 Jun 2014
"wonderful apartment in peaceful and beautiful area"
The apartment is beautifully decorated, well maintained and has a nice garden. The owners are friendly, unobtrusive and very helpful with tips about the surrounding area. The location is perfect for s… More
25 Apr 2014
"Lovely flat in Southern France near the coast and mountains!"
Phoebe's lovely flat was perfect for our stay in the South of France. Its proximity to the must-see areas of the Cote d'Azur was ideal. Phoebe and her husband were gracious hosts and availab… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope we meet again one day.
6 Mar 2014
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.
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