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Private Apt. in villa. Heated pool, 20 Mins. Nice – Home 3285 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Private Apt. in villa. Heated pool, 20 Mins. Nice – Home 3285

Very Good Very Good – based on 14 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Le Contadour (haunt of artists and writers) has hosted guests worldwide over 15 years and who return frequently.

It is perfectly located just 20 minutes drive from Nice, Vence, and many famous beaches and tourist spots on the Riviera. Highly rated as 5* it maintains its peace and serenity in an area of outstanding natural beauty, perched 300 m above the Var Valley and on the foothills of the Alpes.

The spacious architect designed apartment ( 100m2 ) within the villa offers discerning travellers bright, spacious rooms facing south, with balconies overlooking the stunning Var Valley to the Mediterranean beyond. Spectacular open views from all rooms.

Imagine a true french home - beams, french windows, shutters, original paintings by resident artist, ancient terracotta glazed floor tiles all the charm of an original stone "mas". Add to this, comfort, elegance, and serenity, and you have the chance to share a beautiful spacious home, without the huge expense of renting

Le Contadour (haunt of artists and writers) has hosted guests worldwide over 15 years and who return frequently.

It is perfectly located just 20 minutes drive from Nice, Vence, and many famous beaches and tourist spots on the Riviera. Highly rated as 5* it maintains its peace and serenity in an area of outstanding natural beauty, perched 300 m above the Var Valley and on the foothills of the Alpes.

The spacious architect designed apartment ( 100m2 ) within the villa offers discerning travellers bright, spacious rooms facing south, with balconies overlooking the stunning Var Valley to the Mediterranean beyond. Spectacular open views from all rooms.

Imagine a true french home - beams, french windows, shutters, original paintings by resident artist, ancient terracotta glazed floor tiles all the charm of an original stone "mas". Add to this, comfort, elegance, and serenity, and you have the chance to share a beautiful spacious home, without the huge expense of renting a whole villa.

Ancient olive trees, lemons, orange and fig trees grace its terraces. Exotic flowers everywhere display the beauty of the hidden Mediterranean hills.

This is truly more than just a holiday home, it is home from home and much more! Every detail has been carefully thought out for the comfort of the discerning traveller.

If you can tear yourself away from the beauty of this villa, then visit the famous resorts of Nice, Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez - all a short drive away, or escape to the mountains and visit the ancient perched villages where time stood still.

Locally you can visit a roman vineyard and sample its delights! Take a walk into the hills for spectacular views. Share the life of a french resident. Participate in village life.

The famous institutions such as the Fondation Maeght, and the Matisse Chapel are close by with wonderful exhibitions of art and sculpture. The Friday markets in Vence are full of delicious local produces from the mountain areas.

For those who are more energetic, there are excellent guided walks locally.

Even in the wintertime, the area has so much to offer, such as the well-known ski resorts in the Alpes only a short drive away, such as Greolieres, and also Isola 2000. Our hidden months in the winter are sunny and warm, with 300 days of sunshine a year. It is not surprising that visitors have been coming here for many years to escape the cold, northern climates.

Come and participate in the Carnival of Nice in February, with its superb floats and concerts. Share in the fun!

Enjoy temperatures around 16 degrees with clear blue skies! when even the rest of France and Europe are freezing! We live in a micro climate here in Gattieres where you can sit out during the daytime and savour the warmth and the sun.

Within the grounds of the villa you will be able to benefit from an exotic, heated pool, surrounded by Mediterranean plants and trees. You don't have to wait until the hight of the summer months to swim and enjoy the peace of the Riviera without the crowds.

Feel free to pick your own oranges, lemons, or figs. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on your private terrace under an ancient olive tree. Wake to the sun streaming through the shutters of your bedroom, and the aroma of wisteria and jasmine.

At Le Contadour, you will enjoy all the benefits of life in France, and for those who seek a hideaway, different from the masses, whether young or old, it is right here, waiting for you. Many of our visitors return year after year, from all corners of the world.

Whilst staying at Le Contadour, you can avail of babysitting care, and extra help in the apartment with cleaning or ironing. We can also provide you with someone to cook a special Chinese meal outdoors for you if you are tired of cooking or a wonderful Moroccan couscous or tajine served for you personally.

You can also savour the excellent restaurants in the area. You will be spoiled for choice!

You will find a little bit of paradise only for discerning travellers whose aim is to relax, enjoy scenic walks, excellent local provencal foods, savour the beauty of one's surroundings, and experience life in a french village.

Le Contadour is waiting for you!

Location description from owner

The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region

The department of the Alpes Maritimes benefits from over 300 days of sunshine a year. It has one foot in the Mediterranean, and the other in the mountains of the Alpes. There are over 40 kms. of beaches, bays, and innumerable mountain villages, approaching the Italian border. Within the department, there are many beautiful parks, one of which is the Mercatour renouned for its magnificent walks.
The area is also famous for its production of well-known perfumes, and flower growing is especially cultivated in the region. Excellent wine and olive oil are produced locally and the vineyards offer free wine-tasting.

Artists from over the centuries have resided in the area, attracted by the intensity of the light. Many museums, locally, house works by Manet, Monet, Chagall, Picasso, and more. The famous writer, Pagnol, lived and worked in the village adjacent.

In July, Gattieres hosts a well-known operatic group of professional singers and musicians. It is held under the stars on the peak of Gattieres village. See Opus-Opera.

The famous Tour de France and the Iron-Man cycle races pass through Gattieres annually.

Nice Jazz Festival takes place annually during the summer months as do many concerts held in local villages.

Gattieres

Gattieres, is a medieval perched village, which has hardly changed since the 12th century, and only 20 MINS FROM NICE! It has all that one could require whilst on holiday, from a renowned bakery which provides even for the House of Monaco to excellent restaurants with regional, provencal menus.
In July, a well-known professional opera performs in the open squares of the village. Gattieres, is centrally situated to visit the famous coastal resorts of Monaco, Nice, Cannes, or St. Tropez. Numerous festivals take place in the Nice area from famous jazz festivals, in the summer, to carnivals in the winter months. For more details see: www.whatsonwhen.com and look up the Nice area.

For the active, there is sailing, swimming, golf, tennis, fishing, climbing, walking, visiting the many museums and art galleries, showing works from the famous provencal artists. Every pursuit can be found in the playground of the Cote d'Azur.
Including the many activities, courses in painting, pottery making, languages, and cooking are available locally.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:04:00, Check out time:11:00
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About the owner

Elizabeth Jenny M
Response rate:
92%
Calendar updated::
19 Nov 2016
Years listed:
2
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Mar 2004. Located in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £103 to £1538.

The Owner has a response rate of 92% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Nov 2016.

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“Well equipped apartment, very pretty location.”

Reviewed 28 May 2013

We found the accommodation to be of a very high standard and exceptionally well equipped - there was nothing we needed which wasn't readily to hand. We arrived at the apartment, quite late on a Saturday evening and the weather was absolutely horrendous. The welcome we received however from the owners, Liz and Quentin, could not have been warmer - from Quentin standing out in torrential rain to greet us and guide us to the right place, to Liz supplying some basic essentials to make a meal, thereby not having to venture out again on such a dark, wet evening!

“Prime spot to discover Nice surroundings and relax in superb premises.”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2012

We spent an absolutely lovely week in Le Contadour. The location was excellent to have daily excursions into the surroundings. Weather was hugging us all the week, view from our dinner table was magnificent and early morning swims in the superb pool was a good day starter but the most enjoyable was our lovely host couple, Liz and Quentin. They tend to have the skill to make their guests really feel at home and get the most of their stay - and all with a delicate touch.

“Cannot recommend highly enough”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2011

What can we say? The only things that outshine the apartment are Liz and Quentin themselves. They could not have been more helpful. The arrangement works very well indeed. The apartment, its balcony and terraces are totally self-contained. We had complete privacy but knew that Quentin and Liz were available for anything we required. It was a delight each morning to open the shutters in the morning and look down the Var valley. We stayed in late July 2011 – when I am informed the weather was unseasonably cool (26 degrees+ Celsius each day) – but the pool was always warm enough for a dip. The availability and exclusivity suited us and the kids (aged 14 and 16) very well. Le Contadour gave us easy access to lots of places – we visited friends near St. Tropez one day and still managed to reach them in about an hour and a quarter. We drove to San Remo (Italy) another day and came back via DolceAcqua and Monte Carlo. Most of the time, however, we stayed closer to home. Gattieres itself is charming, St. Jeannet is 5 minutes down the road. Vence is just down the road from there with St. Paul de Vence a little further on. Keep going and you’ll land in Cagne-sur-Mer/Antibes. Catherine and I popped into Nice around 9:30pm one evening for a meal in the old town and a quick jaunt down the Route de St. Laurent du Var saw us on the western end of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice in around 15-20 minutes. We walked into Gattieres each morning for fresh bread (took us about 6-7 minutes). We dined as a family at the Hostellerie Provencale in the town one evening and then dandered back in around 10 minutes or so. Spot on. The fantastic thing about Le Contadour is that it renders the holiday “contract-free”. In other words, you know as soon as you arrive that the bar is set high enough that, if you do nothing else for the remainder of your stay and elect to lounge around the apartment, you’ll still have a great holiday. We were surprised at just how often our kids wanted to do just that. Frankly, everything else after Le Contadour is a bonus. Personally, I loved the fact that the superb wifi coverage throughout the apartment yielded a fantastically strong reception in the patio and pool areas also. This meant that our iPhones and my laptop had full internet access no matter where we were – indoors or out. For someone like me who wants to stay in touch – even when on hols – this is a great boon indeed. It also allowed the kids to sit poolside and do their Facebook etc. And what about the dynamic duo? Well, Quentin is a true gentleman with a natural charisma and charm that’s all too rare in this day and age. Liz is just fantastic – a wonderful lady but also a real “dynamo”. They both enjoy a good giggle and their relaxed competence soon sets you at your ease. At the same time, you need only see as much of them as you need. Frankly, I’m not sure we saw enough of them during our stay. We cannot recommend Le Contadour highly enough. We “lucked out” (as the Americans say) when Liz and Quentin had a cancellation at just the same time as we decided to book our holiday. We’re very happy with that particular piece of serendipity. I’m sure it won’t be the last time we see Quentin and Liz. If you’re lucky enough to stay here, please accept our envy in advance…

“Peace, quiet, sun and terrific hosts.”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2011

Everything you want from the South of France. Superbly located to travel around.

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