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One of the Times newspapers '20 Best French Villas in 2018'. Perfectly blended with its natural environment is this impressive villa with infinity pool, on the outskirts of Valbonne. Backing on to a small olive grove, Le Cerf Volant is a wonderful piece of French modern architecture which serves to make the most of the outside even when you're in, with superb floor to ceiling windows. Built over three floors, with several terraces and patios of colourful garden furniture and large canopies, it's the perfect place to enjoy dining al fresco or to simply relax. Inside, contemporary furnishings and spacious living makes a great base for a small family, or a couple who appreciate a lot of space. And, that's not all. Le Cerf Volant's proximity to the charming village of Valbonne is a real treat. Spread through the surrounding woods, Valbonne has a lovely central square with photogenic arcades to wander round scattered with little restaurants and local shops, and a great market every Friday. Then there are the other villages Biot, Plascassier and Mouans Sartoux nearby. Smell flowers in the air? That's because you're close to Grasse, the French capital of the perfume industry. Explore a little further and you could be enjoying the beaches and shopping at Cannes. There's so much to do, you'll find it hard to leave.
If you love modern elegant villas this one is for you! It is modern in a totally private setting and ideal for two couples or a small family with an older child. There are two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and shower room and a large living area. In the kitchen you find all state-of-the art equipment so that preparing your dinners will be a real pleasure. Here you are situated close to the lovely villages of Plascassier and Valbonne. I recommend you try some nice restaurants in Valbonne, which is a very lively village where you will enjoy taking a stroll to visit Place des Arcades on a Friday morning to explore the weekly market.
Large open plan living/ dining area, fireplace (TV, DVD, stereo), huge sliding door to covered deck, terrace and garden, views of Plascassier, outdoor dining facilities.
Modern kitchen/ breakfast area, doors to garden.
Study (desk, PC, printer, internet connection, iPod docking station).
Master double bedroom (2m), large windows, (exercise bike, TV), open ensuite bathroom, dressing room, shower, WC.
Lower ground floor (garden level):
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), (TV), large French door to garden, electric awning, ensuite shower room.
5000 m2 terraced garden, olive grove. Large terrace with outdoor dining facilities, 8m x 4m heated infinity pool (depth: 1m to 2m), views over countryside and Plascassier, summer kitchen by the pool, built-in charcoal BBQ, dining facilities. Covered garage for 2 cars. Covered well with locked gate.
Please note: due to the nature of the grounds and with open railings around the terraces, we do not recommend this villa for toddlers or very young children.
Included: 4 hours midweek maid service. WiFi. Air conditioning in bedrooms. Pool towels. Telephone for local calls only.
Extras: Additional maid service €20 per hour. Pool heating €150 per week (up to max 30 degrees) - minimum one week's notice required please. Winter heating.
Spacious, very well appointed and immaculately cle
Spacious, very well appointed and immaculately clean. Luxury, peaceful and excellent facilities. Simple, straight forward and accommodating
The most luxurious villa we have ever stayed in.
The most beautiful villa we have ever stayed in. Easy booking, great service Clean, modern, spacious and so private. We felt like rock stars!
Excellent standard made all the more special by the little personal touches. We felt very at home yet spoiled at the same time, so a fabulous experience!
Clean and efficient
Clean and efficient beautiful location charming fantastic view we just loved the place and did not wanted to leave
Beautiful villa in excellent location
Beautiful villa in excellent location.
Really pleased with the villa
Kate & Matt Harris
We stayed in Le Cerf Volant in August 2016. I wanted to let you know that we were really pleased with the villa. It was extremely clean and very well-equipped. The location and views were lovely. Please could you pass on our comments to the owners, and thank you for a very enjoyable holiday!
We did have a good holiday thank you.
We did have a good holiday thank you. We met the owners who were extremely accommodating and welcoming. Muriel was also very responsive and helpful.
This is probably the cleanest villa we have ever stayed in anywhere. The owners leave lot of items available so that you don't have to purchase them eg bin bags, olive oil, dishwasher tablets etc.
We like to be able to walk to a shop and restaurant easily and felt this was not an option realistically, so it should be made clear that you really need to have a car. We found a taxi driver for one evening which worked very well and I think a couple of telephone numbers for taxi firms would be useful in the villa.
That being said, the location is very good for exploring both the coast, the back hills and the mountains.
The weather was very warm so we were thankful for the air conditioning in the bedrooms. Normally I'm sure the lack of it in the lounge area wouldn't be a problem, but my daughter and I suffered from the mosquitoes and so had to shut the patio doors - which made it very hot in the evening downstairs. We found a fan in the study which we plugged in to the lounge area.
All in all a holiday which provided both relaxation and exploration in equal measure.
Our thanks to the owners.
It exceeded our expectations
We loved our stay in Cerf Volant, it exceeded our expectations. The Villa was exceptionally well equipped, very modern and light and in a great position, with a beautiful pool heated to a perfect temperature. The owner maintains the villa to a very high standard of cleanliness and the welcome pack was a pleasant surprise. The location near Valbonne was perfect but although only 3 km its not an easy road to walk as there is no pavement or secure walking path. The only item that was missing was an iPod docking station which seems to be standard in most vacation homes of this quality. Quality villas provided great security and support although the villa was so well prepared with clear instructions on how everything worked that we never needed to avail ourselves of your support services.
Russell & Martina
Le Cerf Volant is the perfect place to spend a holiday when you need an oasis of calm to unwind. Its great position makes you feel away enough from the crowds but still close to pop in to Valbonne, Grasse or Cannes for an evening cocktail or dinner. But the days and nights you spend on the grounds are delightful as well. It's a luxurious villa without an air of being pretentious. Every single detail is tastefully though of and you feel as if you're being pampered 24/7. Our only regret is that we booked it for only one week!
We had a superb holiday
We had a superb holiday and the villa was fantastic. Peaceful, very thoughtfully equipped, delightful terrace where we took all our meals. And we made good use of the infinity pool of course. Also well located for Cannes.
If I had to give a little bit of feedback which could be helpful, we did have trouble finding the villa and the owner had to come out to guide us there.
A great holiday!
Bob and Josie Terris
Visited in June this year.
Suberbly appointed Villa in good location.
Very much enjoyed the experience and already booked again for 2016
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About The Location
- Plascassier under 1.5 km
- Valbonne 2 km
- Chateauneuf de Grasse 5 km
- Opio 2 km
- Grasse 5 km
- Cannes 8 km
- Plascassier under 1.5 km
- Valbonne 2 km
- Tennis | Golf (Opio) 3 km
Due to the nature of the grounds we do not recommend this villa for toddlers or very young children.