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Charming provençal house with plunge pool and garden near to Grasse

Bedrooms 1
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy 1 Bedroom House With Plunge Pool Set In Peaceful Gardens near to Grasse

Our one bedroom house has been renovated in 2017. The bedroom has a queen size bed. The shower room is in Italian stone and has a walk in shower. There is an open space living area with sofa bed and a kitchen diner with a dishwasher, gas hob and a combo-microwave oven, fridge and a shower room with toilet. There is a Roku streaming box for English language TV, French TV and Free WiFi. Outside there is a terrace with a covered vine (perfect for picking your own grapes in season!) with a barbecue and eating area and a sunbed lounging area. The terrace is enclosed and is a secure area for children and dogs. From the terrace, you have direct access to the plunge pool which is for the sole use of our visitors. Enjoy tasting the fruit from the many olive and citrus fruit trees in the grounds.

Gilbert Giordano
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Gilbert Giordano

I am a local, born in Antibes and I love my region. I have been busy building our family home for the last few years which has been a challenging project ! We live among a large selection of orange and olive trees which require constant maintenance but is a very rewarding task. I enjoy making products from our harvests. This year I have made a special orange liqueur which was delicious.. I have also started experimenting with developing my own olive oil soap - all bio and no animal fats. My next project is to restore my ancient VW beetle .. but that's another story!

Gilbert Giordano purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Gilbert Giordano chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

When we visited this property in May, the Orange trees were in blossom and the fragrance was fantastic that was the moment I knew this was going to be our new home!


Le Bar-sur-Loup Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air conditioning Guests should turn off the aircon when leaving the cottage.
  • Beach towels are not provided, guests should bring their own
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom ( 3 m2) has a shower cubicle, toilet and sink with towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom (9 m2) with queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming provençal house with plunge pool and garden near to Grasse
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

An idyllic little cottage.

  • 4 of 5

This was an idyllic place to stay, a tranquil haven for rest and recuperation, but close to all main places of interest to visit, both by road and on foot. The cottage has everything you need for a self catering holiday. It was clean and we'll equipped. The hosts are most welcoming and helpful and not being particularly good at the French language, reassuring to know someone is close by to translate and help if necessary. Would certainly recommend and would return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Well Equipped and Lovely Hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The charming property is a 10 ten minute walk from the pretty village of Le Bar sur Loup that provides all your basic shopping needs with excellent tourist information. The village is located high above the valley with winding streets to explore and beautiful views. It is an excellent centre for walking and outdoor activities with easy access to the coast by car or public transport (E1.50 from Chateauneuf to Nice by bus!). There is no shortage of things to do in easy reach or it is a lovely place to just sit, relax in the sun and let life slip gently by.

Our week was a mixture of walking and exploring the local villages and towns. We found the car useful but never felt the need to travel far. Our longest trip was to Nice on the bus to visit the wonderful Chagall and Matisse galleries as well as enjoying the azure sea. Vence, St Paul de Vence, Pont sur Loup and Tourrettes sur Loup were in easy reach and we never got to Grasse, we just ran out of time! We enjoyed a lovely circular walk through the village and up through the woodland. Our more challenging walk up to Gourdon was rewarded by a great sense of achievement and a lovely place to visit, eat lunch and enjoy the views before continuing through the lovely wooded landscape back to our haven. Walking up the gorge from Pont sur Loup showed us this was a place people came to swim, relax and go on organised Gorge scrambling activities - we enjoyed watching them and the wonderful scenery.

It was a week we will remember for a long time and made us realise we had only scratched the surface of the possibilities. Caraline and Gilbert were wonderful hosts making us feel really welcome and full of useful advice. Thank you

Diane and Peter Todd

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad that you enjoyed the walks and countryside which is so beautiful here. Thanks for your kind review!
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Relaxing break in the sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Catharine and Gilbert were the perfect hosts , the cottage was just what we needed , peaceful and relaxing , dipping pool perfect for cooling off , all in all a lovely break , thank you Catharine and Gilbert .

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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The perfect little bolthole in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

The Orangerie charmed us from the moment we arrived. It is completely detached and sits in its own private plot with the owners house close enough to be useful for advice or any questions we might have had.

The house is nicely finished and clean, with everything you need to hand.

We spent our week roaming between Nice, Cannes and Antibes every day and the house is perfectly situated for such a trip. The local village is pretty and has a number of reasonably priced restaurants and a good pub to keep you fed and watered.

I would definitely recommend the Orangerie, in fact I already have to several of my friends.

Thanks, and see you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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A wonderful week at L'Orangeraie

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at L'Orangeraie. Despite being within easy reach of Nice and Cannes, there are also pristine mountains, lakes and gorges easily accessible. For the adventurous, wild swimming and 'tombstoning' in the River Loup are a 'must' where the river has carved a course of waterfalls, slides, jumps and deep natural pools. You can take guided walking / swimming adventure tours with a number of companies in Pont sur Loup. There is also tandem paragliding available in Gréolières at one of the two paragliding schools in the village. Cultural opportunities include perfume making, visiting hilltop villages, fêtes and open air cinemas in nearby Monaco and Villeneuve as well as winery tours, tastings and painting / photographic tours of the areas celebrated by Renoir, Chagall and Matisse. There are some wonderful walks. There is the attraction of the local food - whether this is a morning trip to the boulangerie or one of the many good local restaurants. The house itself is compact but very comfortable and well maintained with fabulous views and a delightful shaded terrace where one can happily while away a few hours in the morning having coffee and croissants. There is fast Internet access within and surrounding the cottage and also a good signal for mobile phones. The property is clearly well loved and cared. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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A wonderful find in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

This is a well equipped comfortable cottage with a brilliant plunge pool, although there is so much to see and do in the region we didn't spend much time there. Although only half an hour from Nice airport, it feels like a completely different world from the hustle and bustle of the coast. The surrounding hills are stunning to sit and look at from the cottage's terrace and fantastic to visit, with crystal clear rivers where you can swim, fish 'tombstone' and much more. There are many magnificent walks through gorgeous scenery and lovely villages to visit with great bars, restaurants and shops selling everything you may want and need. We saw many cyclists and para gliders if you are feeling adventurous. The owners of the cottage are very knowledgeable about the area and will be able to help you plan your itinerary if you wish. They are very helpful and friendly! The cottage is newly refurbished and very clean with everything you need. I wish we had booked for longer but we will definitely be back to this charming spot. Thank you Cathy and Gilbert for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: We were very pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and we look forward to having you back!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Le Bar sur Loup
Nearest Ferry
31 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Le Bar sur Loup
Nearest Ski
36 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

L’Orangeraie is a renovated cottage in the hills behind Nice, near to Grasse, set in a former orange and olive grove. It is located in a village called Le Bar sur Loup, which is 15 minutes drive from Grasse. It is a 10 minutes walk to the village which has a good selection of amenities: shops, newsagents, restaurants and cafés.

There are local markets almost every day in the surrounding towns, and many local perfumeries to visit. As we are 30 minutes inland from the coast, this is the perfect setting for a quiet break away from it all. You can drive down to the beaches of Antibes, Cannes or swim in our local river, the Loup which has lots of deep (invigorating!) rock pools.

The cottage is in a very quiet location with beautiful mountains which can be explored by foot, cycle or car. From the cottage you can reach the GR4 on foot, directly from the cottage. The GR 4 is a long-distance walking route of the Grande Randonnée network in France. The route connects Royan with Grasse and connects 13 departments. The river Loup runs through the village is a favorite spot for picnicking, swimming, canyoning etc .

It is also a well-known spot for hang-gliders.

If you like star spotting, the famous Riviera beaches at Cannes or Nice are approx. 40 minutes’ drive away.

In the winter months we are only 35 minutes drive from the small family resort of Gréolières-Les-Neiges and 2 hours from the lively resorts of Auron and Isola 2000.

If you like relaxing on your holiday in the peace and quiet this would make the perfect location for your vacation break!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $11.96 per person per night
Pet Fee $23.91

Weekly rate includes bedlinen and towels.
A deposit of 25% of the rental is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to holiday arrival date. Bank details on request. Payment accepted in Euro or GBP.
For monthly lets, please note that electricity and water are not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.