Mas Des Acacias is a high end, well equipped, family friendly five bedroom (2 double, 3 twin), five bathroom villa (four en suite) just outside pretty village Le Bar-sur-Loup. As well as a large open plan living, dining and kitchen areas, the house has a second TV area / study and well equipped utility room.
Outdoors there is a spacious sunny terrace with seating for 10-12 (and plenty of other space for the kids to run around), a 12m x 5m fenced pool with plenty of loungers and private garden. Use of a tennis court is provided, shared with the next door property (same owner). The local area offers a wide range of activities and is a great base for walking / hiking, cycling and exploring the Alpes Maritimes. Just 35-40 minutes drive inland from Nice Airport, the resorts of the Cote d'Azur are also within easy reach.
The modern kitchen / dining room has all mod cons, including a microwave, range cooker, large fridge-freezer and expresso maker. It has direct access to a lovely terraced seating area and gas barbeque, plus the remaining outdoor space, including some grassed terraced areas (fig tree provided in season!)
Family friendly, the staircase is fitted with stair gates, highchairs and cots are available on request. 2 TVs have basic UK channels inc. Cbeebies, BBC, ITV, C4 etc; there are a few toys for very young children and a selection of books .
Whether you are looking for poolside relaxation, mountain hikes, cycling, golf, cannoning or alfresco swimming in nearby rivers, Mas Des Acacias and the local area offers it all. The setting is beautiful, with renowned local "perched" village of Gourdon perched high above and numerous paragliders - none have landed yet.
There are a wide range of drives and walks in the mountains around the Gorges du Loup and further afield, and lovely picnic and swimming spots along the nearby river in the next door village Le Pont du Loup which also has a sweet factory which does tours (Confiserie du Loup). Many of the medieval villages in the area are stunning, and those off the beaten track, very unspoilt and quiet even in summer.
A great location for cycling, much of the Nice IronMan cycle route (June) is in the nearby area, with more leisurely rides possible along the old railway line (now a road).
Other activities available locally include horse riding, cannoning (there's a local provider in Le Pont du Loup with many more up in the mountains), hang-gliding and paragliding (from Gourdon above) and in winter, skiing at Greolières les Neiges about 45 minutes away. There are high quality golf courses nearby open year round (Opio 10-15 mins).
The owners' family have explored hikes of various lengths, with maps and guides provided. Hiking is perfect for spring and autumn; in summer it can be hot so be prepared but there are options with water en route or at the start / end (and one offers a jump off a Roman bridge for the very adventurous).
Alternatively laze on one of the loungers by the pool gazing at the paragliders high above, and pour yourself another glass….
* There's a market 5 mins up the road at Chateauneuf every Monday; and various farmers markets emerging across the area.
* The annual Bar Sur Loup village festival 'fete' is on easter Monday and is a great way to experience local culture, with a few things for kids to do too.
* The pool is heated from April to October (fee applies outside peak).