Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in St-Paul-de-Vence - LE COTTAGE DU LOUP
Air conditioned 3 dbl bedrooms 3 bathrooms sleeps 6 close to the sea & St Paul
Nestled in the hillside within its own gated grounds in a conservation area sits our lovingly restored luxurious south facing villa retaining original character and charm.The exterior dining terrace with BBQ is perfect for alfresco dining for those warm evenings. Sunloungers and parasols overlook and lead to a private pool with views across a valley of pine forests were you can watch the sunrise and set with a good novel & a glass of rose. Our villa sleeps 6 with 3 dbl bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living areas so the ground floor can be self contained to give additional privacy. The interiors with marble floors have been beautifully restored to create a romantic hideaway with crystal chandeliers and carefully chosen furnishings. The village has all you need with St Paul a few minutes drive. The River loup is a stroll down the road. Tennis,golf and beaches are nearby. Ideal for a romantic getaway,families with older children & friends sharing. Please see our guest reviews.
PROPERTY LOCATION/REVIEWS: Le Cottage du Loup villa is on the edge of the charming ancient village of La Colle sur Loup with full amenities yet only a 5 min drive to the medieval walled village of St Paul de Vence. Both villages offer an array of restaurants and markets. St Paul has many art galleries and the foundation Maeght is a must for art lovers. A short 5 minute walk from the villa takes you down to the River Loup carved through a beautiful leafy revine.
The nearest beach is 10-15 mins drive but the choice along the coast is vast. Golf courses and tennis nearby. A great area for cycling enthusiasts too. With plenty of watersports along the coast. Nice is only 15 mins, Antibes 20, Cannes 35, Monaco 40 or a train runs along the coast from Cagnes sur mer if you prefer a break from driving only 10 mins away with parking. If you have some time left there's an immense choice of shops and boutiques for shopping of all kinds.
PLEASE READ ALL OUR GUEST REVIEWS WHICH INCLUDE A COPY OF OUR GUESTBOOK COMMENTS FOR AN HONEST INSIGHT OF THEIR STAYS.
GOLF INFORMATION: the nearest course with club house and pro shop is at Villeneuve Loubet approx 6kms from the villa go to www.golfdevilleneuveloubet.com or there are 13 other courses close by go to www.en.leadinggolfcourses.com then type in France then La Colle sur Loup it will bring up all the golf courses with information. If we can help further just get n touch
LOCAL TENNIS INFORMATION: There are two tennis clubs in the area. The first in la Colle sur Loup village a 3 minute drive or very walkable. There are 4 courts 1 clay and 3 synthetic managed by a small association. Anyone can book a court. The price is very reasonable.
The second a bigger club in Vence approx 15 minute drive with approx 10 courts all in clay a club house and small restaurant. You can book a court as a non member. Prices are a little higher.
RIVER LOUP: Just a short walk down the bottom of the road is the River Loup. A lovely walk whatever time of year not too far but shaded and cool in Summer ideal for a picnic or wrap up in Autumn and Winter to watch the water racing down from the mountains.
Our welcome lady will be happy to assist with information on bookings.
Details for holiday villa unit_88604, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Carmela Blackman
We live in the UK with our two daughters.We fell in love with Le Cottage from the moment we walked up the drive as she is hidden. After purchasing in 2003 it then took us a further 5 years to renovate including the addition of a pool which overlooks a magnificent view down a conservation valley of pine trees. We wanted to create somewhere really special to go, full of beautiful things. Each time we arrive we all still feel excited and have had some wonderful times with family and friends. We now have regular guests who revisit each year and they also feel like its their home from home.
Carmela Blackman purchased this villa in 2003
Why Carmela Blackman chose St-Paul-de-Vence
We love the area with its diversity from historic towns, beautiful walled villages, mountains and having the sea close by. Also the way of life, food, wine and of course the sunshine. It has great access to the airport 15 mins, trains 10 mins, motorway 7 mins. Its close to Nice, Cannes, Antibes and only 40 mins to Monaco. It has great links to pretty much anywhere along the coast or inland. The area is so diverse being close to beaches, mountains, river walks and all amenities whether you want to play golf, tennis or visit one of the beautiful hill top villages like St Paul only a 5 minute drive away. There is so much to do and never enough time. Although it is close for accessibility it is tucked away for when you want to enjoy some relaxing time out with magnificent views.
What makes this villa unique
Le Cottage du Loup is on the edge of the beautiful historic La Colle Sur Loup village and a short drive from St Paul de Vence the most visited village in France. You have all you need in the village Bakery, butchers, Grocers, Cafes, restaurants, banks, chemist and an open market on Saturday mornings. Many of our guests intend on visiting so many places but say once they arrive they stock up on food and wine and spend most of their days by the pool and cook on the big range gas BBQ. Or go for a stroll down to the River Loup which is a lovely tree lined walk where you can also rock climb. We have tried to provide everything you should need. Now we are getting more repeat guests who also feel it is their home from home.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have spent a lovely six days here - beautiful villa with a lovely feeling.
We loved St Paul. what a very special little place.
We managed to relax and also visit Nice, Monaco & Cannes and of course St Paul twice.
We just wish it could have been longer
Thank you for our lovely welcome. Carmela you have a beautiful home here - thank you for fascilitating our last minute stay.
S Family Lancs