Villa in Var, Cote d´Azur, Provence, France: On a calm wooded hillside near the ancient village of Montauroux & close to the beautiful Lac S:t Cassien, this villa faces south with a nice view overlooking the Esterel hills. The property has a large & secluded garden of 4 000 sqm. with pines, olive trees & a small pond with frogs. Total privacy (no insight), but still a close walk to the baker, shops and restaurants. The villa is built in one level with a 60m long terrace running along the house, continuing to the pool area. Direct access to terrace from nice open kitchen & a large living room of 50 sqm. The master bedroom with its own bathroom & own terrace in southeast with morning sun. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & also a beautiful & sunny study which could be used as an extra bedroom. Overlooking the pool there is a quiet guesthouse/annex with 3 beds & a bathroom with own covered terrace. Two drives to the property with large parking space.
- Villa1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
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- English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
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Charming Villa In A Scenic Setting
After looking at hundreds of properties, I decided on La Fontanelle and I'm thrilled I did. We were on a family vacation with our three kids (ages 22, 24, 26). After making the booking, I received a call from the property owner. I really appreciated that and it was reassuring to talk to him since booking things online can be risky sometimes. He answered all my questions and in subsequent emails, always responded promptly. He was very helpful in giving advice on traveling around the area and about the property itself. We were arriving on a Sunday and grocery stores are closed and he was very kind and arranged for groceries to be stocked at the house upon our arrival. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at the villa. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their space. The villa feels very private and the setting is gorgeous. We loved the outdoor dining area and the seating area by the pool. We explored during the day and came back early evenings and went for a swim and had wine and appetizers at the pool and dinner on the terrace. We were greeted when we arrived by Doris, the caretaker of the property. She was very welcoming and gave us a tour and said to let her know if we needed anything. It was nice to know someone was nearby in case we had any issues. We did ask her if there was an iron and she said there wasn't but would get one for us. Later that day, there was an iron waiting for us. Really nice! The villa is near a beautiful lake and has groceries stores, a great boulangerie that we visited daily, restaurants and a gas station nearby. We took day trips to Cannes, Nice, St. Tropez, and Grasse and all are within a very do-able driving distance. Overall, we loved La Fontanelle and were sad when our stay was over. We would highly recommend and would love to revisit someday.
A real pleasure with guests like You and your family, Sarah.
A wonderful property in the very heart of Provence.
The family with three children had two wonderful weeks at La Fontanelle.
The property with guesthouse is very comfortable with a huge garden with everything you can ask for, and the Children just loved the poolarea.
Another good thing is that La Fontanelle is built in one level which made it very accessable to my visiting older parents.
We warmly recommend this house situated in the middle of all possible shades of green where we had fantastic outdoor-barbecues. Very relaxing!
Anna B, Sweden
Stay: 2/7-16/7 2016
Great to have you here. Welcome back!!
Quiet and relaxing
The property is in a quiet location in the countryside away from the bustle of the coast. There are lots of walks in the area, some sweet little towns and some lovely lakes and rivers. Yet all the facilities you would need are also nearby with several supermarkets within walking distance and an English speaking doctor isn't very far away.
The house is indeed on a bit of a steep rubble road, so be careful as you drive in. The house itself has lots of character with a lovely pool which we used daily.
The owner was very friendly, helpful and quick to respond when we had a few small issues.
Overall we had a really lovely relaxing stay and would certainly come back again.
Peaceful and Relaxing
Just spent an amazing week enjoying the sights of the French Riviera. La Fontanelle is situated just below the beautiful and charming Montauroux. The villa is as described, very rustic, clean and has everything and more that we needed for two families of four.The outside areas are great, plenty of space to relax during both the day and night...great BBQ and fantastic swimming pool which was used every day! We were kept informed about our stay, any qustions we had were answered swiftly. We loved the town of Montauroux, especially the two restaurants we visited (La Marina and La Table d'Osani) and Fayance market on a Tuesday. The beaches of Frejus and Cannes only a short drive away. Places like Nice, Monaco and St Tropez all worth a visit as was Lac de st Cassien, Gorge du Verdon and St Paul de Vence. After a fantastic stay, we would all highly recommend La Fontanelle, and will hopefully return again some day.
Charming house in a charming village
Super nice house in a great area. Close to both beautiful villages, a lovely lake and the Riviera. The owner and the house manager were both really helpful and super service minded. The house is just as pretty as the pictures. We were two family’s spending a week at the house. It got a little crowded since our kids are small and can´t sleep too far away from us, but it worked out fine and had a great time. The road to the villages is really steep, but we were prepared since the owner described the area to us before we left home.
Fantastic stay in Provence
This lovely property was everything described and better. The owners were available for contact at any time and the facilities in the villa are like home. We had an absolute ball and thoroughly recommend this beautiful, secluded place for an idyllic holiday.
Montauroux is one of five medieval villages located just west of Grasse and nw of Cannes. The other villages are called Callian, Tourettes, Fayence and Seillans. We are 30 minutes from Cannes and 45 minutes from Nice airport. Opposite the house, on the other side of the valley, you will find the new exclusive 36-holes golf course Terre Blance. With the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Resort. La Fontanelle is situated in a quiet surrounding but still very close to supermarkets a couple of minutes by car. Our nearest neighbour is a castle with a magnificent park. The sea is aprox 30 minutes away by car. Other Activities: sailplaining, 10 golfcourses within 35 minutes, antique markets