French Riviera villa with large heated pool - Villa des Violettes is ideal for families with children owing to its very spacious enclosed grounds, fantastic pool and an internal layout that lends itself to relaxed indoor-outdoor living. Situated just a mile from the perched village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, about ten miles inland from the coast, Villa des Violettes is right at the heart of the Cote d'Azur. The village is picturesque with its medieval buildings, arched passages and chateau, and its hilltop location offers impressive views over the surrounding countryside. You will find all the local shops you need here, as well as a weekly market, galleries run by the artists themselves, pleasant pavement cafes and some good restaurants. Do visit the boulangerie to buy the village's traditional speciality - tarte à l'orange. The village is also renowned as a major producer of violets: this little flower has been grown and used here for well over a hundred years and is celebrated in the annual flower festival each spring. If you intend to spend time exploring the region you'll be spoilt for choice, with attractive villages such as Vence and Valbonne within easy reach, the fascinating towns of Grasse and Nice nearby, and the old town and ancient harbour of Antibes also ideal for a day out. Your nearest beaches - and a wide range of watersports - are to be found just 20 minutes away at Villeneuve Loubet and at Cagnes sur Mer - do also visit the charming old town of Haut de Cagnes where you can stroll around the narrow streets soaking up the pleasant atmosphere and maybe choosing a restaurant for lunch or dinner.
An excellent villa for a summer holiday - the village of Tourrettes sur Loup is less than a mile away and offers little shops, art galleries and some good restaurants. For something unusual, head for Pont du Loup which is on the way to Grasse: here you will find Confiserie Florian where they specialise in the confection of candied fruits and chocolates containing flowers such as violets, roses and mimosas. Further along this road you will come to the Gorges du Loup canyon and the perched village of Gourdon.
Please note - there is air conditioning in four bedrooms and the TV room.
Living room with fireplace and French windows opening onto covered terrace.
Open plan kitchen/dining room with French windows opening onto covered dining terrace.
TV room with satellite TV, WiFi connection; French windows opening onto garden, air conditioning.
Master double bedroom (1.6m) with air conditioning, dressing room, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC; French windows opening onto garden.
Double bedroom (1.4m) with TV and French window opening onto garden; ensuite bathroom.
Double bedroom (1.8m) with air conditioning and French window opening onto shared terrace.
Children's bunk bedroom (2 x 0.9m) with air conditioning; French window opening onto shared terrace.
Please note this shared terrace has a low wall onto a roof; children must be supervised at all times.
Shower room with walk-in shower. Separate WC.
Double bedroom (1.6m) with air conditioning, dressing room and ensuite bathroom, WC; French window opening onto private terrace.
3 acres of totally enclosed grounds with mature olive, fruit and palm trees and shrubs, extensive lawns. Covered dining terrace. Large 15m x 7m heated salt water pool with Roman steps and ladder access (pool illuminated by night). Summer kitchen with table for 8 and bar area for 4: built-in gas BBQ, built-in electric BBQ. Boules, trampoline, table tennis. Parking for up to 7 cars.
Please note there is a low wall with drop beyond on one side of the garden; care with children.
Included: 4 hours maid service (2 week rentals only), pool towels, WiFi internet, telephone (local calls only). Pool heating, air-conditioning, winter heating.
Extras: Shopping service €30.
About The Location
- Vence 6.5km
- Grasse 19km
- Valbonne 21km
- Nice 27km
- Antibes 29km
- Cannes 35km
- Tourrettes sur Loup 1.5km
- Cagnes sur Mer 17km
- Villeneuve Loubet 17km
- Golf (Villeneuve Loubet) 17km
- Tennis (Tourettes sur Loup) 1.5km