Villa Lavande, Vence
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This charming holiday villa is located in a quiet neighbourhood to the west of Vence town centre, and is approximately 30 minute walk from the town and all of its amenities.
Villa Lavande is tastefully furnished, with a large living/dining room, well-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lovely sunny terrace bordered by lavender, extensive lawned gardens and private parking.
This is a lovely place in which to base yourselves to relax, enjoy the old town of Vence, go walking or cycling in the hills or explore the many attractions of the Cote d'Azur.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cagnes-sur-Mer 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice - Cote d'Azur 15 km, Nearest railway: Cagnes-sur-Mer 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
This charming old villa comprises of entrance hall, opening into a spacious dining room with table and chairs, a tastefully furnished living room with fireplace, television, video and DVD and French doors opening out onto a dining-terrace with table and 6 chairs.
There is a small, but very well equipped kitchen with oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also a washing machine within a downstairs cloakroom.
From the dining room there is a good-sized double bedroom with wardrobes and other antique furniture, and this bedroom has an elegant en-suite shower room with marble fittings and a WC.
From the living room there is an L-shaped bedroom/study, which has a single sofa bed (the owner is able to add an additional temporary bed for small children). The downstairs cloakroom, with WC and hand basin, serves this bedroom.
Independent from the main house, there is a twin bedroom accessed via a staircase outside the front door. This room is ideal for those who want to have separate sleeping quarters e.g. teenagers, grandparents, or au pair. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower over a bath, toilet and hand basin, and it also has views towards the sea.
There are 2 baby-cots and a high chair available at this villa.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside, there are beautiful lawned gardens of approximately 1,100 square metres, bordered by lavender and Mediterranean plants and trees. The gardens are private, very peaceful and enclosed for children to play in. There is also a pretty wooden garden house with table and chairs. Please note: the owners do not permit barbecues in the garden here, as they consider them to be too much of a fire risk.
There is a garage and parking for 2 cars.
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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 village of 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 “Croisette” and town of Cannes; the village and glass makers of Biot; the marine park at Marineland near Antibes.
Other entertainment includes exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and views, cinema, wine tasting, the many art galleries, watching the French ‘joie de vivre’ and boules in the square.
Vence is an artist’s town and along with its equally well-known neighbouring town of Saint Paul de Vence, is situated amidst the beautiful hilly scenery to the west of Nice.
It has drawn artists both well known and amateur, and a special attraction is “Matisse’s Chapel”, just a short walking distance from the beautiful old-town. Another is the “Chagall painting” in the Cathedral.
There is a wide range of shops, restaurants, boulangeries and markets in the town centre of Vence and Villa Lavande is situated approximately 2.5 km away. It is possible to walk from the villa to the town, which takes approx 30 minutes via a shortcut (please note: this route is unlit and uphill on the return). There is also a 3-screen cinema in the town.
The Mediterranean towns of Nice, Antibes and Cannes are all close by where you can enjoy a day on the beach, or visit the ports.
Tennis, golf, equitation, and water sports are all nearby, as well as a local outdoor swimming pool from May - Sept.
With its close proximity to the surrounding hilly countryside, the villa is an ideal base for those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling. The region is also well served by ski-stations in the winter, some of which can be reached within an hours drive.
The villa is within easy reach of Nice International Airport and all that the Cote d’Azur has to offer.
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26 May 2014
"An Elegant House In A Perfect Setting."
We had a wonderful time at Villa Lavande, enjoying the beautiful secluded garden; the view down to the sea and the house itself, which was everything we had hoped for. The owner, Sonya, was very helpful and, after checking that we were OK, she left us alone.
The walk back from Vence to the house is challenging, but becomes easier after a few days.
20 Apr 2014
"Perfect location, great house and lovely owners"
Very well described in all aspects.
Very Satisfied with the service from Paul Rhodes and the accommodation provided.
Paul from (Joie de Vivre holidays) went above and beyond the call of duty to provide an excellent service. On a Sunday morning he helped us to find alternative accommodation after our initial booking with owners direct failed to meet an acceptable standard.
Thank you Paul, and we will definitely recommend your service to our family and friends, you saved our holiday from total disaster!!
10 Jul 2013
"Delighted with our vacation rental"
Even though the rental house was a good walk from the town the benefits definitely outweighed the tough uphill walk. The location was peaceful, cooler in the high terrain, beautiful views and excellent decor of the house.
I would highly recommend this rental to others
5 Sep 2011
"Stunning views and a peaceful, relaxed ambience that will resonate for years"
The owner was very accommodating, helpful and friendly and gave us a lovely welcome. The property was perfect for our needs and the location ideal. It was comfortable with all the facilities we needed and tremendous views across the hills to the sea. At night the lights shone from the surrounding properties like stars caught in the trees - and the view from upstairs was like being in an aeroplane descending to Nice airport with magical lights below.
It was easy to get to the local sights and see the cote d'azur from coast to gorge by car.
All in all it was a charming villa and a very relaxing stay.
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