This beautiful Provencal Villa has been recently upgraded by us and now has a luxury kitchen, two full bathrooms and a shower room, as well as an outdoor shower by the pool.
It is suitable for up to eight guests in four bedrooms – the master bedroom is downstairs and has an en suite bathroom, including walk-in shower. Upstairs there is a further double room with a terrace overlooking the garden and pool, a twin-bed room and a full-size-bunk bedroom. The shower room is downstairs, convenient for coming in from the pool.
The 15m pool has been newly rebuilt and has steps and a shallow end for paddling. The gardens and pool are totally private - no one can overlook the property which is up a little hill at the end of a lane and sheltered from the back by our own hillside.
There are three possibilities for outside dining with tables on the terracing outside the kitchen and the sitting room and a large shaded patio, summer kitchen and BBQ.
The Villa is in easy driving distance of supermarkets (half-way to Valbonne and near the Antibes Autoroute junction) and there is a wide variety of local shops in the picturesque village of Biot – boulangerie / patisserie, charcuterie, fresh fruit and vegetables, small supermarkets, as well as lots of bars, cafes and restaurants.
There is plenty of private parking for up to four cars. The villa is an easy 10 minutes drive to the sea and a little further if you want a sandy beach. Easy access to all the attractions of Cannes, Antibes, Nice and the Cote d'Azur, up into the lovely mountains behind the coast and many nearby golf courses. Nice Airport is less than 30 minutes drive, and the nearest Autoroute junction is only 10 minutes away so day trips into Monaco and Italy are easy!
We have a very friendly English-speaking house manager on hand to meet and greet and help with any assistance you may need during your stay. She will also clean the villa and do the laundry on a weekly basis.
In High Season (July and August) we require weekly booking with changeover on a Saturday. Out of peak season, we can accept bookings of three days or more, starting any day. If you would like to stay for three weeks or more, we can offer a discount.
We ask for a 25% deposit when booking, with the final balance payable 6 weeks before the date of your visit. £500 / 600 Euros (five hundred pounds / six hundred Euros) damage deposit is required with the final payment, repayable 2 weeks after your visit if all clear.
The villa layout -
Kitchen - newly installed and very well equipped fitted kitchen, gas hob, electric oven and microwave, large fridge-freezer, bistro table with three chairs, free Wi-Fi, patio door (with shutters) access to covered terrace with outside table and four chairs.
Dining Room - large 8-seater dining table, patio doors (with shutters) to terrace, large cupboard with games and books, dresser, semi-open plan to Lounge.
Lounge - very light and spacious with log-burning fire, 3-seater and 2-seater leather sofas, large leather chair, bar with 3 barstools, cable TV, DVD player, 2 double patio doors (with shutters) to the terrace with terra cotta dining table, 6 teak chairs, sunshade and to the garden
Shower Room - downstairs cloakroom with shower, WC and washbasin
Entrance hall - large cupboard with fitted safe for valuables
Bedroom 1 (ground floor) - King-size bed, antique-style wardrobe, chest of drawers, patio doors (with shutters) to garden; newly installed large en-suite bathroom with huge walk-in shower, freestanding bath, marble top washstand, 2 basins
Bedroom 2 (first floor) - Double bed, wardrobe, private terrace with cafe style marble-top table and 2 chairs
Bedroom 3 (first floor) - Twin single beds, wardrobe, access to terrace
Bedroom 4 (first floor) - Full-size bunk beds, wardrobe, small chest of drawers
Family Bathroom (first floor) - newly installed with bath, shower, WC and basin
Laundry room downstairs from the kitchen includes washing machine, drier, iron and ironing board
Additional large shaded dining area (very large teak table and 8 chairs) with full summer kitchen and bar (including hob, fridge and cupboards), gas BBQ
Large swimming pool with terraces, parasols and 8 sun-loungers; lovely shaded gardens in front of the house, and wild rocky terrace behind.
Parking space for at least 4 cars.
About the area
The French Riviera has been a top holiday location of choice for decades. It has a beautiful year-round climate, where even in winter it is possible to sit outside at midday and enjoy a drink or a meal in the sunshine. In spring it is sometimes possible to ski in the morning and sit on the beach in the afternoon.
Biot itself is full of little craft shops, cafes and restaurants. The famous Biot Verrerie (glass-maker) is worth a visit and you can take home some wonderful glassware to remind you of your visit. The Fernand Leger Museum is also in the village - although less well known outside France than his contemporary, Picasso, he was a leading light of the Cubism movement in the early 20th century. There is a golf course in the village and many more, including championship level courses, within 45 minutes’ drive.
Antibes is a beautiful ancient walled town, also with lots of shops and restaurants. And if you want to see how the rich, the very rich and the so-rich-you-can’t-imagine spend some of their cash, have a look around the harbour at the yachts. You can scuba dive from nearby Juan-les-Pins and there are many other opportunities to get into or out on the water of the beautiful Mediterranean.
Annually, there are world-famous events such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, but throughout the year there are festivals and fairs, concerts, sporting events and a very wide range of things to do and places to see.
There are public beaches - only 10 minutes to the nearest - skiing in the winter and many great golf courses nearby, plus woodland and good walking/running areas in the neighborhood.
Being France, there are, of course, many ,many restaurants, bars, coffee places to suit all budgets in nearby Biot and Valbonne, or at the trendy resorts of the Cote d'Azur.
There's even the train station in Biot if you want to go further - try the TGV to Aix en Provence or even Paris! Or take the local trains to Nice or Monte Carlo. Or you can just stay by the pool for days on end, popping down to the village for juicy fruit and mega croissants. Best to hire a car at the airport - you'll have to leave the villa sometime to see the sights and to get the groceries!