This detached villa is a rare gem. It is secluded but close to the heart of Cannes, just 1.2 km to Festival Hall, 20 minutes walk to the seafront and beaches. It preserves early 20th century architecture whilst providing comfort and modernity throughout. It has been refurbished by leading UK architect. The result is a combination of Provencale simplicity and sympathetic modernization, retaining most of the original features. Although you are minutes from the centre of Cannes, the walled cottage garden and pool provide an atmosphere of privacy and tranquility. The garden is shaded with Mediterranean shrubs, orange and fig trees and the patio, shaded by vines provides an ideal space for al fresco dining.
Internally, all finishes are of an exceptional high standard and combine traditional materials including marble and granite. The property offers versatile accommodation since the lower ground floor has two twin rooms and shower room .
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At garden level there are stairs leading to the third and fourth bedrooms. . The accommodation features two bedrooms (both twin which can be made as double king size beds) , a lovely tiled bathroom with walk in shower and WC These bedrooms have also a direct access to the front garden access . You are guaranteed privacy and independence ,
PARKING : there is space for one car on the villa' grounds.
For guests attending MIPS or FIF we also have a space in a secure car park near the Carlton hotel.
Shopping: Villa Picciola benefits from its central location - there is a wide choice of convenience stores nearby, supermarkets, grocery stores, newsagent cafes, bakeries ( Jean Luc Pele bakery&Patisserie is just 5 minutes walk down the road and offers the most spectacular and delicious choice of breads, cakes, snacks and of course the famous macarons.!.), all these stores are open 7 days a week.
The trendy shopping area of the rue d'Antibes is only a 15 minutes walk away , as well as the spectacular seafront, the famous Croisette with its fantastic choice of cafes and restaurants where one can just have a drink and watch the world go by or sample delicious provencale or traditional french cuisine.
There is a fabulous choice of shops for all budgets, from the very chic designer stores and art galleries to the more affordable trendy or arts and craft shops.
Cannes old town also boasts the very lively and colourful Forville market where all local produce can be found . Fresh fish, vegetable and fruit as well as locally produced olive oil and other provencal foods
Activities and sightseeing: Water sports are widely available in the bay of Cannes- Cannes benefits from miles of fine sandy beaches . The Palm beach and beaches of Mandelieu offer a wide range of water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing or sailing .
The port of Cannes offers sailing trips to nearby islands of Lerins and St Tropez .
For mountain lovers, there are spectacular walks in the nearby Esterel mountains, with far reaching views of the coast line .
Picturesque villages of St Paul and Vence are famous for their arts and craft galleries. Grasse is famous for its perfume industry- One can book guided tours of the local perfume factories all set in beautiful surroundings , learn more about the perfume making process and sample the results!
Golf lovers have a ample choice of golf courses in the Mandelieu or Mougins area- All within a 15 minute drive from Cannes.
Lastly the Italia Riviera is only one hour away , a picturesque train journey to Ventimiglia or San Remo.