This French villa with pool near Vence is located in the hills behind this lovely medieval town, which is just a mile away. Set over three levels Villa Mozart has a friendly, welcoming feel: there is a spacious sun terrace overlooking the pool, where you can enjoy relaxing outdoor meals and a great view over this part of the Cote d’Azur. There is also a charming garden on a lower level with boules pitch and pergola.
Vence has a classic French square and very interesting church (the famous “Matisse chapel”), as well as pavement cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by. The old walled town is a delight to wander around. There are fountains at every turn! And whether you want to buy fruit and vegetables at the daily market, browse in attractive art galleries and craft shops, or simply slow right down and soak up the atmosphere in a pavement cafe, with a coffee and croissant or something a little stronger, you will be well catered for here. The enchanting perched village of St Paul de Vence nearby is another place you might like to spend some time.
Villa Mozart is very well positioned if you want to explore the French Riviera – you are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to go! The bigger towns of Cannes, Nice and Grasse all offer a different kind of experience, while smaller places such as the old town and harbour at Antibes are also very appealing. You also have numerous beaches of course, with the closest only 6 miles away. For a change of scene you could easily travel a little further on to well-known Garoupe Plage, or take the children to the excellent water park at Biot en route to Antibes. All sorts of watersports are available in this area of course. A day out in the little principality of Monaco is another option, and you could even take the train, which follows this scenic stretch of coastline. This French villa with pool near Vence certainly makes an excellent base for an undemanding yet rewarding South of France holiday at any time of the year.
Living/dining room, (TV, stereo, DVD), two large French doors leading onto a terrace with dining suite overlooking the pool, open fireplace.
Kitchen, handcrafted mosaic floor.
Double bedroom (2m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (2m).
Double bedroom (1.60m).
Separate bathroom, WC.
Separate shower room, WC.
Garden and pool level:
Pool house/summer room with summer kitchen, covered dining, shower and WC.
Terrace, private 9.5m x 3.5m heated, salt water pool (depth 1.4m, Roman steps). Steps down to garden which is set below pool level. small pond, built-in charcoal barbecue, boules area, gazebo.
NB: a gravel path occasionally used by neighbours runs below the pool terrace; you cross this to access the garden via a gate.
Vence town (shops, restaurants) 1 mile. St Paul de Vence 3.5 miles. Nice 12 miles, Antibes 13 miles, Grasse 16 miles, Cannes 19 miles, Monaco 28 miles. Nice airport 10 miles. Nearest beach 6 miles, Garoupe Plage 15 miles; Marineland 10 miles, tennis courts 5 minutes.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 5 WCs
PRIVATE 9.5 x 3.5m HEATED, SALT WATER POOL
Included: 3 hours midweek maid service. Wi-Fi internet. Winter heating.
Extras: Telephone on request. Additional maid service €20 per hour. Pool heating €150 per week (up to 26 degrees max).
This charming villa is situated just a mile from the centre of Vence, a medieval town dating back to the 12th century which has kept both its ramparts and its Provencal atmosphere. You may be very interested in visiting the famous Matisse Chapel, which is very close to villa Mozart. Vence is also famous for its 51 fountains, the best known being “La Fontaine du Peyra”, and you can follow a "Water Walk" around the town to make sure you see as many as possible! The old town is a treasure trove with its cathedral, chapels, squares and town hall: everywhere there is an invitation to stop and relax on a shady café terrace. There are over 200 marked paths for walkers. Just 3 miles away is St Paul de Vence, where art lovers will feel very at home.
One particularly lovely feature of this villa is the charming garden, set out separately on a level below the pool ... very peaceful.