Built in 1890, this private villa located in the south of France commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience. This fashionable three storey villa sits within a garden with wonderful views from every level, including a rooftop terrace - the perfect place to relax and admire the yachts and cruise ships as they sail into the bay.
A 4-minute walk brings you to the small port which has good restaurants, shops and an antiques market each Sunday. One of the many attractions of this villa is its proximity to the centre of Villefranche, the coastal train and dramatic coastal road - this is not the place to escape to if you need peaceful countryside, but rather the place to embrace the essence of vibrant Riviera living -' joie de vivre' as the locals say!
This exclusive south of France villa enjoys a great position.
Living room, air-conditioning, French bay doors onto dining terrace overlooking pool and sea, open fireplace, marble floor (TV, Video, CD).
Dining room , French doors to dining terrace, sea view, doors opening into well-equipped kitchen, doors to atrium with dining terrace which can be used for entertaining (up to 40 guests), 2 barbecues.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned
Double bedroom (1.80m), dressing room, French doors onto terrace, ensuite shower room , WC.
Twin bedroom (0.90m), dressing area, French doors to terrace, ensuite bathroom , WC.
Guest WC .
All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Double bedroom (1.80m), dressing area, French doors to private terrace, ensuite shower room , WC.
Twin bedroom (0.90m), dressing room, French doors to private terrace, ensuite shower room , WC (this shower room can also be accessed directly from the hallway).
All bedrooms in the main house have air-conditioning and wonderful sea views.
Third floor roof terrace.
2 INDEPENDENT GUEST HOUSES
First: living room, double bedroom (1.40m), shower room , WC.
Second: living room with kitchen/dining, 2 French doors to rear garden, double bedroom (1.80m), shower room , WC, air-conditioning.
Grounds: gardens are laid out on two levels with teak decking surrounding the pool on the lower level, and lawn on the upper level from which steps lead up to the dining terrace. Behind the house is a further terrace with children' s swings and slide. Garage parking for one car only. No other parking. Alarm.
4 minutes walk from local shops, restaurants and the port of Villefranche. Nearest beach 100m. Cap Ferrat 3.5 miles (7 mins drive), Nice 5 miles (15 minutes), Monaco 9 miles (20 minutes), Menton 15 miles, San Remo (Italy) 35 miles (1 hour).
4 bedrooms, 4 shower rooms, 6 WC
2 GUEST HOUSES:
each with 1 bedroom, 1 shower room, 1WC
Private HEATED 12m x 5m pool
STUNNING POSITION at the head of the Bay of Villefranche
BEACH 100 metres
Included: 3 hours maid service each Wednesday. Wi-Fi internet. Air-conditioning. Telephone.
Extras: Additional maid service €17 per hour. Pool heating €250 per week.
This is a distinctive and elegant “Belle Époque” villa which dominates the bay of Villefranche but is not far from the centre of the town and the secluded beaches. I love just leaving the car behind, jumping on a train at the local station and discovering the Côte d’Azur (and even the Italian Riviera) without having to worry about traffic jams and where you are going to park. It takes a lot of hassle out of the holiday, relieves the pressure and gives you time to relax and enjoy yourself. The driver can even look at the scenery for a change!