Mas de L'Olivier
Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A gorgeous 17th Century 'mas', completely renovated to a high standard to provide all modern comforts whilst retaining its charm and authentic features. The property has five bedrooms and four bathrooms (3 en suite), 2 reception rooms, TV den and fabulous designer kitchen. Beamed ceilings, stone walls with wooden doors and large orginal fireplaces create an atmosphere which is at once country-style and refined.
Set within a mature olive grove of over 2 acres, there are lawns, fruit trees and secret spots to while away the time. There's a south-facing infinity pool (10m x 5m) set in a sheltered pool area with steps to a large stone dining terrace with covered outdoor kitchen and traditional BBQ.
A fantastic place to get away from it all and yet still have everything at your fingertips. The perfect place for families with plenty of space to run around in as well as good entertaining space.
The mas is located along a peaceful country lane, the garden adjoining the grounds of the Chateau du Rouret, near the picturesque village of Le Rouret. There are lovely views over the olive groves to the sea and some great walks. Just a few minutes drive into the village, restaurants and local amenities, it's only 20 minutes from the coast and 25 minutes minutes from Nice airport.
The charm of a traditional farm house is all around and yet with careful and sympathetic restoration there is nothing lacking. A michelin starred restaurant is a stroll away as is access to some breathtaking walks in the local forest.
From the shimmering lights on the coast to the skiing, only one hour away, this is an ideal base from which to explore the well known Cote D'azur. Made famous by the many people who have fallen for it's charm from Picasso to Brad Pitt and Putin to Elton John! Come and see for yourself why it is so special.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cagnes sur Mer 16 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 20 km, Nearest railway: Cagnes sur Mer 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All the charm of a traditional 17th century mas with 300m2 spread over 3 floors lovingly restored to provide a fantastic living space. This is a house that works well for a group of friends or families as there is ample living space with two living rooms. A terrace is reached from the middle floor perfect for a breakfast looking across the olive trees and down to the sea.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance into beamed entrance hall, cloakroom and traditional Provençal kitchen
Reception Room with fireplace, sofas and office desk area. French windows to garden.
Bedroom 1 – double bedroom with adjacent shower room.
Bedroom 2 - twin beds or bunk beds sharing shower room
Kitchen – huge modern kitchen with multi-ring gas stove, electric oven, local stone surface worktop, fridge, separate freezer and second fridge.
Dining area – solid oak dining table for 8-10
Living Room – comfy living room with fireplace and French doors to terrace.
TV den (British TV, DVD player and broadband internet)
Bedroom 3 – Large Double with views and en-suite full bathroom (twin sinks, bath and shower)
Bedroom 4 – Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 5 – Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
|Further details outdoors|
The mas is set within a mature olive grove of over 2 acres and is surrounded by a lawned garden dotted with fruit trees, lavender beds and agaves. From the house, French windows lead out to a delightful stone terrace with table and chairs, an original well, boules court and a large covered outdoor dining area with a big traditional BBQ, sink and fridge. From here a few steps lead into the pool area – a sheltered terrace with 10m x 5m infinity swimming pool, separate shower room, sunbeds and parasols.
From the house and garden there are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. The mas is located along a peaceful country lane, the garden adjoining the grounds of the Chateau du Rouret, where there are some lovely country walks. It's just a few minutes drive into the village, restaurants and local amenities, and only 20 minutes from the coast and 25 minutes from Nice airport. .
Rates include all linen, towels and pool towels.
Extra cleaning service can be arranged upon request.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
Cyclo-sportive activities can be organised for groups.
Parasailing hot spot close by
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean, the Cote d'Azur in the South of France enjoys the unique benefits of both. It's a region of medieval villages, local markets, fabulous walks and breathtaking views and a world-renowned coastline - and of course a wonderful choice of restaurants.
Visit the lively village of Valbonne, the gourmet restaurants of Mougins, the perfumeries of Grasse, Monaco and the old town of Nice, St Paul de Vence home to the Impressionist painters and now a centre for contemporary art. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, join the jet set on the Cannes Croisette, or take the stunning Gourdon walk through the Gorge du Loup. Or simply sit back under the olive trees with a glass of chilled rose wine. It's a place to take at your own pace.
Easy walking distance to national park made up mainly of mature oaks, once at the top there are views to the sea and from Nice to Cannes.
Le Rouret is a tradional provencal village where there are several local shops including a good-sized supermarket and Michelin star restaurant - Le Clos St Pierre. The locals often play boules on the place and there are a couple of good bistros, local produce organic shop and pizza restaurant also within the village.
The larger, livelier village of Valbonne, humming with cafes, restaurants and shops is about five minutes away
Tennis courts, golf courses, beaches, breath-taking walks all easily accesible. Zip wire fun to be had within the gorge less than 20 minutes drive away. World renown art gallery, fondation meaght, and the famed village of St Paul de Vence within short drive.
Beach, marine land and Antibes also just a long the coast.
The Cannes film festival in May kicks off the summer season. Shortly followed by the Monaco Grand Prix and then the summer festivalswith open air live music across the region during the summer. Take a train along the coast and drop into Italy for their big markets.
There is so much to choose from all within the area, whether you head to the coast or into the hills for the famous perfum town of Grasse and neighbouring provencal villages.
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17 Jan 2012
The Mas de L'Olivier was simply a wonderful experience. I use the word "experience" on purpose. It was not just a place to stay. Everywhere you look, some attention to detail has bee… More
3 Jan 2012
"I'll be back!"
We love this place. We have visited with friends and family on many occasions over the years.
Mas de l'Olivier has been a great base when we have attended events like the Monaco Formula 1 Grands Prix, Monte Carlo Masters Tennis, Cannes Film Festival and Antibes Underwater Film Festival. We have also been cycling, paragliding and dinghy sailing.
But there really is no need to leave the house. The pool is perfect, the BBQ makes delicious meals, the beautiful garden is huge, and we love playing boules on the petanque court. The house stays cool in the hottest months, and there is nothing better than a log fire when there is a chill in the evening air.
Perfect - We will be back!
11 Aug 2011
"Beautiful House, Great Location - Pictures don't do it justice....."
A group of friends with three young children had a great stay here. The house is very beautiful and well equipped with lots of areas outside and in for playing and quiet time. The location is great,… More
14 Jul 2011
"Charming rustic farmhouse with all the 21st century comforts"
This unique house was the perfect seting for my family and friends to celebrate a significent birthday! The house is delightful, cool and comfortable. The swimming pool is in an olive grove and the ga… More
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