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The house with mountains behind

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

This beautifully-presented two bedroom holiday home is located very close to the charming, old hilltop village of St Jeannet, in the hills just up behind Nice-Cote d'Azur airport. It sits on the hillside and has lovely views across the gorge, with the sound of the river below.

The accommodation is located on a raised ground floor level (with steps up) immediately below the owner's main home. It comprises of a well-equipped kitchen/living room, two bedrooms, one bathroom, independent WC, large sunny dining-terrace and car parking. The old thick walls of this place keep it warm and cosy in the winter and nice and cool in the summer!

The gite is in a very peaceful countryside location, just 1km from the shops, a boulangerie and small supermarket and is 2km from the perched village of St Jeannet. The owner's are very welcoming and discreetly on hand to help you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

If you're into rock climbing, this property is also really well placed for the 'Baous de St-Jeannet' (pictured in photo) for which climbers come from all over France.

It has a maximum occupancy of 4 people (plus babies) and would be perfect for a small family or group of friends (please note: the owner has concerns over small children and the swimming pool in summer, but please enquire and we shall advise you).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cagnes-sur-Mer 16 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nice - Cote d'Azur 16 km, Nearest railway: St Laurent-du-Var 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Kitchen/living room: enter the property from the outside terrace and this room is furnished with a dining table & four chairs. It's a well-equipped kitchen area with combi oven/microwave, small fridge with freezer compartment, full-size dishwasher, 2 plate electric hob, kettle, coffee machine & toaster. The delightful owner provides a welcome pack including things like tea, coffee, milk and wine. There are lovely views to the outside over the covered dining terrace. TV (French) and DVDF player in one of the bedrooms.

Utility: a washing machine can be found in a cupboard in the hallway and iron and ironing board are available.

Bedrooms: two in total. One off the kitchen with two single beds, a wardrobe and big windows opening up over the terrace. The other bedroom located at the other end of the property has a double bed (140cm wide) good fitted wardrobes and windows with views over the countryside.

Bathrooms: one bathroom and one independent WC. There's a stylish bathroom located in the middle of the property, with bath, handheld shower & washbasin. An independent WC is adjacent. Hairdryer is available.

Additional accommodation: a studio apartment will also be available from 2015, located up some steps on the same level as the owner's home. It's ideal for those wanting separate quarters or privacy like teenagers, grandparents or au-pair. The studio is furnished with a double bed (140cm), two small wardrobes, TV and has en-suite bathroom and kitchen area (please ask for details).

Further details outdoors

Outside: there's a fantastic large terrace leading off the kitchen which is furnished with large table & six chairs, covered with a sun canopy. The terrace is fully-enclosed and safe for children and westerly facing – ideal for sunbathing, evening drinks and taking in the views. The gardens of the owner's house surround the property and are full of Mediterranean trees & plants. For parking there is one space just outside the property and more on the road below. Please note: this part of the world is very hilly and the driveway to the house is quite steep - you can however leave your car on the quiet road below if you prefer.

Swimming pool: is recently installed (2011), and shared with the owners and those in the studio on the level above. It's secured with alarm and is 10.5 x 3.6 metres and 1.7m depth.

Further details

Internet: Wi-Fi connection is available here for your laptop

Telephone: landline not available here.

Baby facilities: baby cot and high chair available upon request.

Damage deposit: the owner doesn't request one however you may be asked to pay for damages.

Included in the rental cost: Bed & bathroom linen, Electric & water, Winter heating, End-of-stay cleaning.

Taxe de Séjour: for this property it is not required.

Change over day: the owners are quite flexible so please enquire.

Long weekend stays: possible here - please ask for details.

Pets: permitted here upon request - please ask for details.

Smoking: not permitted in this property - sorry (terrace OK)

Supplementary services: owner lives on site and would be happy to advise you.

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

Sightseeing is endless; the nearest places of interest are the old town of Vence; the Matisse chapel in Vence; the art galleries of St Paul-de-Vence; the pretty villages of Carros and Tourettes-sur-Loup; the perched village of Gourdon; the town and perfumeries of Grasse; the city and “Promenade des Anglais” of Nice; the port of Nice; the beaches and old town of Antibes; the sea life park Marineland and water theme park Aquasplash near Antibes.

Other entertainment includes exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, cinema, wine tasting, the many art galleries, watching the French ‘joie de vivre’ and boules in the square, or just good old relaxing on the terrace!

St Jeannet

Local shops, boulangeries, restaurants and a small supermarket can be found just 1km away in St Jeannet centre. In addition, just 2km away there is the old perched village of St Jeannet, where you'll find a further choice of restaurants – from here you can also take in the superb views over the whole of the Cote d’Azur and down to the sea. For a wider variety of shops and restaurants the towns of Vence and Gattiere are just 5km away; and a drive down to Nice is only about half an hour.

Local markets are held in the old town of Vence and also in Nice. Here you can choose from an array of olives, cheese, vegetables, flowers and fresh produce. There is also an antiques market held in Nice on a Monday.

Sporting activities in the area are abundant– there is rock climbing, fishing, horse riding, paragliding, tennis, water sports, sailing, diving and of course the beaches. You are also in very close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Alpes Maritimes region here, which makes walking and cycling very popular.

Beaches can be found just 16km away at Cagnes-sur-Mer, where the promenade has recently been renewed and is ideal for strolling, jogging, cycling, rollerblading and just generally taking in the sea views. There is also a small sailing base here offering catamarans and windsurfers.

The ski station of Greoliere is just 45 minutes by car plus Valberg, Isola and Auron are between 1-2 hour’s drive, if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!

Getting around is easy - for buses to Vence there is a stop very close by and for trains (which have a great network along the coast) the nearest station can be found 13kms away at St Laurent-du-Var. A car however is recommended here.

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31 Jul 2014

5/5

"A taste of real French living"

The accommodation was clean, fresh, well maintained. - well stocked with essential items. The terraces, and gardens were beautifully and abundantly adorned with flowers and shrubs. The owners deserve a particular mention for their attention to detail and for their desire to make our stay as happy and comfortable as possible. We would heartily recommend the Gite Champignon to anyone who wants to get a flavour of real French living.

Thanks for the review and we're delighted you enjoyed everything! Thanks also for be being a great customer, we hope to see you again. The team at Joie de Vivre.

9 Jul 2014

5/5

"Great welcome"

Great . amazing welcome from Marie France. She was so helpful with ideas of walks, restaurants. Also providing us with a welcome pack of food and drink and homemade jams. Great facilities and walking distance to village. How satisfied were you with the property ?Very Satisfied

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  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:29 Sep 2014

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