Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
'Le Phare' is a chic south facing apartment located in the heart of Villefranche Old Town overlooking the exquisite bay of Villefranche and fronts onto a peaceful and charming square. The apartment comprises 1 bedroom, bathroom, fully fitted open plan kitchen and lounge/dining room - all of which are decorated to an impeccably high standard with a classic/contemporary feel and where you can expect to find all of your home comforts. The apartment has a 'boutique/shabby chic' feel about the place, with its white washed walls, colourful soft furnishings, stylish french furniture collection and elegant finishing touches. It has all of the home comforts you would expect and truly feels like a home away from home.
The floors are tiled throughout with terracotta floor tiles apart from the bathroom which has slate tiled flooring. Down lights are fitted throughout and upvc windows provide good security and extra warmth when required.
Local artworks adorn the walls which add a touch of class, colour and ambience to the place.
The library collection is ever growing thanks to all our guests and provides a varied read of fiction, non fiction, travel writing and recipe books.
There is a comfy large white double seated sofa, 32 inch Samsung HD tv, ipod/iphone music player, white round dining table, four white very comfortable dining chairs, tall reading lamp, together with small lamps. Additional seating and storage is provided by a wooden chest which is strategically positioned by the window so you can enjoy a glass of wine whilst reading a book or simply enjoying the view over the rooftops to the glistening Mediterranean.
The contemporary style kitchen blends perfectly with the large wooden beams that straddle through the apartment and the rest of the home furnishings. The work surfaces are tiled and perfectly match the provencal theme. The appliances consist of an electric ceramic hobb, electric fan assisted oven and extractor fan. A stainless steel electric kettle and toaster are provided, for the coffee lover there is a cafetiere, expresso maker and an Nespresso coffee machine and for the cook there is an array of herbs and spices to choose from.
A washing machine is provided for all those laundry requirements.
The newly renovated bathroom comprises of a sparkling white Duravit (designed by Philippe Starck) suite with handmade Italian slate tiles on the walls and floor. The Italian Grohe 'rain' shower is fitted with mosaic flooring, a toilet with soft closing seat and lid, a large square sink with Grohe mixed tap together with a deep drawer vanity unit to store your toiletries. Philippe Starck accessories (toilet roll holder, toilet brush holder and tooth brush holder) along with an Axor mirrored cabinet above the sink which includes a stylish inbuilt light all compliment each other and are the perfect finishing touches to a stunning bathroom. Bath towels, hand towels and shower mats are supplied as part of the rental fee. Beach towels are also included. The room benefits from an elevated window which provides bundles of natural light and helps to keep the bathroom ventilated when opened. Outside the window there is 1 or 2 washing lines fitted for your laundry requirements.
The bedroom consists of a top quality luxurious Euro king-sized bed (160 by 200) which is dressed with white cotton sheets, duvet & hot water bottles (autumn/winter), vintage white throw and amazingly soft feathered pillows (2 per person). Stylish bed side tables provide additional storage dressed with elegant lamps for bedtime reading. Fully fitted double wardrobes provide ample storage for clothing with shelves and hanger rail, together with a plentiful supply of hangers, baskets for small items and lavender air freshener pouches. A laundry basket, full length mirror, Dyson tall fan and Louis XVI chair are provided for your added convenience. The bedroom benefits from a delightful view via two large UPVC windows overlooking a picturesque square with benches and a quaint water feature. The square is peaceful so you can rest assured that you will have a pleasant night's sleep, especially with the added benefit of shutters to keep out the beaming morning sunshine.
Free wi-fi and local landline calls are complimentary. Also for your use is a large provencal style basket, lock and lock lunch boxes, beach towels, cool box, ice packs, cool bag and beach mats. We also supply parasols and a bat and ball for the energetic amongst you.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villefranche beach - 10 minute walk.|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice airport, Nearest railway: Nice train station|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Public transport links to VSM are excellent, reliable and very reasonably priced, so trips to nearby attractions to the surrounding towns and villages of Beaulieu, St Jean, Eze, La Turbie, Monaco, Grasse, Cannes, Antibes and St Paul De Vence are easily accessible. Nice is only a 10 minute journey on the bus where you can stroll, roller skate, jog or cycle (bleu velo bike hire available) down the infamous Promenade des Anglais, visit the Cours Saleya or park Le Chateau. If you have the benefit of a car you can easily reach Gourdon, Roya Valley, Valbonne, Aix en Provence, Cassis, Calanaques, St Tropez or head to the Italian hot spots of Portafino, Cinque Terra , Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Sienna all of which are drivable within a few hours. The islands of Corsica and Sardinia can be reached via ferry from the Port of Nice or by air from Nice Airport.
Villefranche Sur Mer
13th Century Villefranche Sur Mer is a picture perfect French fishing village lying east of Nice that has retained its historical charm, with its medieval cobbled streets filled with pots of beautiful plants, flowers, hidden passageways, colourful Italian architecture and leafy sun dappled squares. There are many steps in the Old Town so if you have difficulty walking you need to bear this in mind. Living among such surroundings within the heart of the Old Town makes it simple to sync into village life and feel like a local. The ancient Citadel St Elmo is renowned for its museums, manicured gardens and open air theatre. The Citadel holds a prominent position overlooking the main square of the Old Town where you will find an abundance of vibrant cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants - the perfect place for an aperitf at night or by day a browse around the flea/antiques market. La Rue Obscure is the oldest street in VSM and to this day you will still find a network of passageways with dimly lit arched ceilings and doorways. (U2 filmed a music video in the famous street a few years ago). The glorious beach (Plage des Marinieres) stretches for 1km and is renowned for being one of the best between Nice and Italy. The Rade de Villefranche is a huge, natural protected harbour which means its a great spot to swim, dive or snorkel. If you enjoy sunbathing or simply people watching you can enjoy the international scene on the beach or kick back and indulge with a chilled rose in one of the beach cafes.