If it is peace and quiet you are seeking, beneath cobalt Provençal skies, accompanied by birdsong and the distant bray of a donkey across the valley, then this is the villa for you. Safely within a gated, wooded hillside Domaine with tennis court, this is very much a comfortable family home from home. It offers easy living, Wi-Fi, Sky TV, a video & dvd library and a well equipped new kitchen. The master bedroom with balcony and en suite bathroom have recently been converted to create a tranquil room with a view at the top of the villa. The pool and beautiful gardens also offer complete privacy and a welcome relief from the strains and stresses of everyday life. Yet within short driving distance is the cloistered square of 14th Century Valbonne, with its buzzing cafes, restaurants and popular Friday morning market. Shopping for food in nearby Opio is a leisurely pleasure. The hilltop villages of Gourdon, St Paul de Vence and Moujins beckon, as do the perfume houses of Grasse - all within a fifteen minute or so drive from the villa. Or head south to the beaches of Cote d'Azur for water sports and chic places to eat or shop. The gardens at the villa are tended and the pool is serviced weekly in summer. Our local English house manager is to hand and, with notice, can provide ready cooked meals or catering for a special event. The swimming pool has an alarm system which can be activated when small children are staying at the villa. Children should be supervised at all times near the pool. A cot with linen and a high chair are also available for guest use.
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
7 bed Family Home From Home or Ideal For 3 Couples. Easy Access To All The Delights Of The Region.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 2018
About Georgina Sayer
We are a professional couple who live in Hampshire, England. We have travelled for work and pleasure around the world so have a clear understanding of what we, and our guests, are looking for when renting a home from home, comfortable property. Call or email us if you have any specific queries. Our villa is overseen by an efficient English manager who is also based in Valbonne.
Georgina Sayer purchased this Villa in 1986
Why Georgina Sayer chose Opio
We bought and helped to design our villa and garden when it was built in 1986. We wanted somewhere to escape with our family and our friends. We love the area because it is within such close reach of the fabulous Cote d'Azur beaches as well as the mountain villages and markets of Alpes Maritimes. There is a plethora of golf courses to enjoy nearby. And being within such easy reach of Valbonne means that a baguette for lunch or a cup of coffee in the Square is never more than a 5 minute drive away.
What makes this Villa unique
The peaceful woodland setting with far reaching views to the sea, the exceptional garden and pool, and the home from home comfortable atmosphere in the villa is what we love best about being there. We can either curl up with a good book or go out to our favourite restaurants and we are happy.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice and spacious villa,the pool and garden were lovely especially the heated pool
The property was as described,the place was clean and tidy and all linen and towels were provided as promised,would really recommend this property,from first contact with the owners right through to the end of our holiday there was always someone who we could speak to should the need arise,the place is situated in a lovely domaine and everywhere is with in easy drive,the pool and garden is very well kept and the villa itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Dear Peter - it was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay at Les Hirondelles - thank you for being such considerate guests. You are welcome back anytime.
Richard and Georgina
Pretty tranquil villa, with all the home comforts, we had a great holiday, we visited many beautiful places but always enjoyed coming back to the villa, thankyou to Georgina and family you have a lovely home. Thankyou from the Firmans.
You were delightful guests, thank you
What a relaxing week next to a beautiful pool!
Les Sangliers is exactly as it is described and we had a truly relaxing week next to its stunning pool. Family of 5 having a rare moment with all of us together in one place for a whole week it was just perfect. The covered dining/barbecue area outside was a good place to shelter from the intense heat midday and the house itself was very comfortable. Thank-you for the the lovely tastes of Provence that greeted us - felt really spoilt. Valbonne nearby wasn't even in the guide book and offered winding streets and lots of local eateries and markets to explore. The Alpes-Maritimes within 30 minutes drive were a revelation too - love to return in the cooler months for walking that stunning landscape. There was a real welcome at Les Sangliers and we had a great week - thank-you! The Jollans Family
What a superb spot you have found with Les Sangliers, and how superbly appointed in all respects-beautifully equipped kitchen, wonderfully comfortable beds, huge garden, pool and bbq area -Fantastic.
The position is perfect for whatever sort of holiday one is seeking-in the middle of the Cote D'Azur yet totally secluded in ancient woodland.
It was a real joy to eat in the garden. or to drive a short distance to one of the many picturesque villages with their infinite variety of restaurants and golf courses.
A truly magical place-many thanks.
Les Sangliers is the most perfect holiday retreat. Welcoming, comfortable and tranquil, it is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of the modern world. The villa itself is lovingly cared for by the owners and a real home from home. The pool is gorgeous, whilst sitting outside with a glass of wine, looking over the French countryside as the sun sets, is simply heaven on earth. It is quite easy to spend a week just relaxing, recharging those batteries and not venturing out.
If you are more adventurous, the surrounding area is full of treats and surprises, from the amazing Matisse Chapel at Vence to the internationally-renowned restaurant La Colombe d'Or. The French Riviera is close by and it is worth visiting the fashionable Juan Les Pins resort, immortalised in the Peter Sarstedt song, Where Did You Go To My Lovely?
The owners love their villa and look after it impeccably. There is also an efficient management system in place, so that if anything goes wrong, it is fixed at once. Highly recommended on every level.
We've just had the most perfect holiday at Les Sangliers. With teenaged daughters working on their suntan on the most comfortable loungers at the lovely big swimming pool, a game of tennis at the end of the day just down the road, great cycling routes for those who enjoy that challenge, table tennis and even a homemade cricket bat, it's all there for the sporty guests. The house is beautiful, and the garden even more so. The photos show exactly how lovely this place is. Well secluded, situated in a beautiful domaine, shops nearby, Valbonne nearby. Thank you very much. We felt very much at home in your home from home.
Caroline, thank you for letting us know that you had a perfect holiday. We are happy that you and your family experienced home from home at Les Sangliers - just how we wish it to be for our guests. We have tried hard to capture the spirit of the garden in the photographs because, as you say, it plays such a large part in the overall experience of staying at the villa. Sounds like you all had fun, appreciated the peace and beauty of the domaine - as well as what beckons beyond it to enjoy. Thank you - do come again.
Coast/Beach: 20-30 minute drive to the Cote d'Azur - the delights of the many popular beaches at Antibes, Cannes and Nice are all within easy access. Travel: Nice airport is a 30 minute drive from the villa. Car hire essential. Distances: Valbonne and Opio are both a five minute drive from the villa. Grasse is a twenty minute drive away. The hilltop villages of Gourdon, St Paul de Vence and Mougins are each a 15-20 minute drive. The glass blowing centre of Biot is a 10 minute drive. Further Details: Details of local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, galleries and places of local interest and leisure activities are all available in the Guest Information File inside the villa.