Historic stone farmhouse with large pool and garden, with lovely views of the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Seated on a very old olive grove on an acre of land, the house is steeped in history and charm.
Originally a Roman watchtower, this entirely renovated 'mas Provenšal' was built in several stages over the years. On the main floor, there is a spacious kitchen and dining room with a beautiful view of the sea and garden. The French doors open out to the veranda and garden, shaded by century old olive trees.
The house is an ideal family holiday home, with lots of outdoor and indoor space, including a swimming pool, a swing , fruit trees (including delicious figs in August), a ping pong table and barbecue. The garden is perfectly safe for children and the land is protected by a wall and intercom for visitors. Tennis courts are 5 minutes away and the seaside is just 15 minutes down the road. Lots of mountain hiking and climbing too.
The house is very comfortably furnished in the old country French style, with lovely tiles from the region throughout. The property comprises:
The kitchen is fully equipped with a complete range of modern appliances and all the cooking utensils, crockery, and crystal you will need.
A small sitting room leads into the cosy living room, crowned by an exquisite medieval fireplace.
Upstairs in the tower:
Two rooms with queen size beds.
The top room has a magnificent 360░ view of the surrounding hills and the water stretching past Antibes to the Esterel range in the distance.
Bathroom with shower, handbasin and WC
The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, (410 square feet) with separate sitting area under a central arch, floors of unpolished marble and a large medieval fireplace which once belonged to a castle. The room has a complete bathroom with bath, twin handbasins and WC
Two other bedrooms each with two twin beds.
This part of the house also has the laundry with washing machine and a separate exit into the garden. The garden is very spacious, serene and private. Lovely for dining outdoors under the olive trees, and great for children. Outdoor lighting is provided in the trees to just relax and enjoy the birds into the evening.
The Surrounding Area
Located where the Alps meet the Mediterranean, the area breathes natural beauty, history and culture. For lovers of nature, there are wonderful mountain walks, eternal snows, prehistoric rock paintings, cliff drives along the seaside and many, many beaches. Alfred Hitchcock's 'To Catch a Thief' was filmed in Nice and along the ocean drives here. The house is located within 30 minutes of Italy, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, and many charming hill top villages to discover and explore. Some of the superb museums in the area include the Picasso museum at Antibes, the Nice Museum of modern art (holding one of the great collections of American art of the 50s and 60s), the Chagal and Matisse museums here in Nice, the Maeght institute in Vence, and many others.
Activities (on site or nearby) -
Swimming, Snorkelling and Diving, Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, roller-blading along the seafront, fishing, wildlife viewing, horse riding, golf, tennis, shopping, , water skiing, boating and surfing.
Nearest airport - Nice International - 15 minutes away.
Downtown Nice - 10 minutes away.
Supermarket - 5 minutes away.
Bread store - 3 minutes away.
Doctors office - 3 minutes away.
Pharmacy - 3 minutes away.
Corsica - 3 hours by ferry. Area Details Lovely french riviera where the alps meet the mediterranean. Many cultural sights, seaside towns, and beautifull mediterranean countryside. Italy is just 30 minutes down the oceanview drive. Travel Details Bus, taxi, train, plane
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The following rates are per Week
23 Jun 2006
25 Aug 2006
25 Aug 2006
27 Aug 2006
Price Includes:-Linens,Utilities, local telephone, 2 x 4 hrs cleening per week.
Price Excludes:-Pool and beach towels
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