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Nicolai Henckel

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

Medieval Villa In Haut De Cagnes, With Sea Views, Very Close To Nice

11 Reviews
People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Haut de Cagnes - Villa Adorable

5 Bedrooms And 5 Baths, Overlooking The Mediterranean

Villa Adorable is a luxury home, newly renovated and redecorated stone farmhouse. The house is from the 17th century, and ones served as a Clementine grove. The villa is embedded in a large garden on 5 levels, with a swimming pool, several outdoor eating areas, and table tennis. It even has a private Pétanque area.

There are 5 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. There is the possibility to sleep a couple of more children, in the house. We have a bunk bed, a sleeping couch and a baby bed. But 10-12 adults, 2-4 children and a baby, is a definitive maximum for the house.

The two top floor bedrooms are air-conditioned. The others are on the ground floor, so less warm, but equipped with fans. From the living room, you enter the garden and an amazing terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and the different levels in the garden. Here, as in some of the other rooms, there is a fireplace.

The dining-room area, is next to an open style kitchen, and also opens up to the terrace.

As the house is located on many levels, it is very easy to retire and find privacy, if you are 2 families. Villa Adorable is perfect for 2 families and can actually house 3 families if necessary. Moreover, the garden offers many private areas, where you individually can find peace and calmness, while others are floating around the pool or playing pétanque, or maybe someone is cooking a pizza in our outdoor pizza-oven, probably one of our favourite things to do in the family.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicolai Henckel (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

About Nicolai Henckel

Our familiy lives in Denmark, Copenhagen. We are a family of 5. We have our own business - www.youheshe.com - primarily selling designer clothing online. We have been coming to Haut de Cagnes, since 2002. And fell in love with this part of the Riviera - mainly due to its incredible charm and seduction, its calmness and the very authenticity that the main square offers - Chateau de Grimaldi.

We have decided to open our house up for rentals, and share the preciousness of our Villa Adorable. Once opening our house up for rental, we do ask our renters to respect our property, and treat it as if it was your own. Renting out our home, was not an easy decision, but since we do not have enough time to enjoy the house, we thought we better share the oasis with others.

Nicolai Henckel purchased this villa in 2007

Why Nicolai Henckel chose Cagnes-sur-Mer

We fell in love with the village a long time ago, mostly because our family had been vacationing the village for many years. We first bought a house there in 2004, and we fast became intrigued by the charm of the architecture of the village. However, we wanted to have a house that could offer more outdoor living, and we were missing a swimming pool.

We then found Villa Adorable, and fell in love immediately. The house offers many spectacular things and hide aways. Villa Adorable is located on a hilly side, and therefore the grounds/garden spreads over 4 levels. The garden area is very beautiful and has many different settings, there is a fig tree, a clementine groves, olives trees, beautiful flowers and many other indescribable hidden treasures.

What makes this villa unique

Mostly because of the amazing garden the sea view and incredible charm of the house and the possibilities it offerers. The many levels the house and garden is located on, makes it very unique and cannot be described with proper words. Only experiencing this at first hand will get you closer to the uniqueness of our Villa Adorable.

Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Medieval Villa In Haut De Cagnes, With Sea Views, Very Close To Nice
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Charming rambling villa terracing down its own secret garden over five levels

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion over Christmas and New year in this charming villa., It is in an excellent location, close enough to walk to the lower village shops each morning yet private enough to feel like you were in the country.

Plenty of terraces to have late afternoon drinks in the warm winter sunshine, we were lucky with the weather. The heating was a little bit temperamental but you would expect that in such an old house, very warm in the lower house, perfect in the living / kitchen area and a little bit cooler in the Romeo and Juliet room with its own private balcony, however there were plenty of quilts and blankets to compensate, my daughters loved this room.

Anna the housekeeper was friendly and very helpful and was on hand immediately to sort out any issues. There are two access points to the property, ample car parking in the garage at the lower road level, but a bit of a trek up with bags to the house, there is higher level road which takes you to the mid level living areas but be warned its narrow with a hairpin bend and Australian drivers are used to bigger roads, so it's tricky.

This villa would be sensational during summer, with its pool and summer kitchen and recreation area, you would never want to leave.

In summary this is one of the most memorable holidays that we as a family have had and I believe a lot of that is due to this fantastic house.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great description of the house, and thanks for all the great things you said about the house. I tell you its something very unique in the summer also. I will make sure that we address the issue with the heating, during the colder season, but the heat has to travel up 5 floors and that makes it very difficult to evenly distribute the heating out the all rooms. Especially since the house is so old. Let me know if we can be of help to you with any future travel arrangements and I will be more than happy to try an accommodate you. KR Nicolai H
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5

Charming Stay in Haut de Cagnes!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 8, 3 adults and 5 teenage kids, loved our stay in Haut de Cagnes. We arrived during the summer heat wave that hit Europe this summer. We could not have been more grateful for the refreshing pool! We stayed for 6 nights, and enjoyed outings to St Paul de Vence, Nice, and Monaco. The house was so lovely that we were often eager to cut our sightseeing short to return to the house to relax. We visited the daily market, covered and uncovered every day (I think Monday was the only day it was closed) each morning and returned with just baked croissants/bread and fresh provisions for snacks by the pool or dinner. We did enjoy two meals at the top of the village- the atmosphere was fantastic! The house is so lovely, and the gardens are delightful. I could not take one picture that captured the house and gardens- too many idyllic little spots to get in one shot! I should note that our stay in Cagnes was at the end of a two week trip that started in Paris; we arrived Nice via TGV. We did not rent a car; we relied on public transportation and it worked quite well. We did rent cabs to get from the train station (Nice) to the house. It was expensive (60 euros per cab) and they did not drop us off close to the house, claiming they could not access. I should have coordinated drop off better, we could have been dropped off at a parking lot just steps below the house and it would have made it hassle free. I visited the tourist office our first day and they provided timetables to get to all the spots we wished to reach, we took local buses and local trains. It worked out great but requires a bit of flexibility! Bottom line- this is a very special property and although a splurge for us, it is a stay we will always remember! Bonne Vacance!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Welcomed by Eva (the effective caretaker) we quickly adopted to the Mediterranean life style in this beautiful old house. A true gem, perfectly located - everything is within walking distance - and with wonderful pool area. We had a great vacation and will try to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in this beautiful house, with several romantic spots in the garden, and a very nice poolarea.

And only 3 min walk to buy fresh croissants! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Its truly a pleasure to be able to offer our home to so many people, and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Adorable. Let me know if there are other things that you feel that we could have done differently, in order to have made your stay more enjoyable. Best regards, NH
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5

We love it

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in Villa Adorable: the whole family with our four adult children and one baby. Everything was fine.

We've never had such a great location. The villa is wonderful and lovely decorated.The garden is marvelous, just like a green jungle with so many places to rest for a while. The pool with its largeness is great. With the pool and the Ping-pong we have had a lot of fun in the garden. And cooking in the summerkitchen and dining in the garden in the evening was very spectacular. The garden could be illuminated with many lights.

Haute Cagne is a beautiful medival village. A short walk in the evening and you find good restaurants on top of the village with a spectaculous view.

And the owner Nicolas Henkel ist very polite.

Thank you very much for this wonderful stay.

Villa Adoralbe, we love it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa with wonderful garden

  • 5 of 5

Amazing villa where you can stay in a privacy. The property is very clean, furniture is beautiful. Great views! You can find everything you need even the wooden oven. The pool is really big and clean, you can stay under the sun as well as in the shadow near the pool. The garden is wonderful and big, you can escape and stay alone there. We were with 4 month baby, owner provided cot for her, it's very comfortable. It's very nice place for the baby - quiet and calming. We've stayed only for one week and there was no wish to go out. Although the upper city is very cute and nice. You can reach see by foot just in 15 min, the beach is nice with good restaurants. Big market with everything you wish in 5 min by foot. You can easy reach Nice, Cannes, Monaco with the car but you can also use the train - much quicker and there is no need to find parking place. Adorable is the place you'll wish to come back! Thanks to Rosanna, she was helpful! And many thanks to the owner Nicolai!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always great to hear that our guests enjoys our home. Please let us also know if there are things we can improve. Thanks again.
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Location

La Petite Plage
"Love this beach place, its our favorite place and we keep coming back. They have great food ..."
Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Haut de Cagnes
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf de Biot
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Jimmy's
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Greolieres Les Neiges
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Cagnes Sur Mer

Villa Adorable is located only a few minutes from the medieval village of Haut de Cagnes and the medieval castle once owned by the Grimaldi dynasty (the Royal family of Monaco). Haut de Cagnes is a cosy village and has been maintained successfully over the years and offers an alternative to the concrete of the modern French Riviera.

The district of Le Haut-de-Cagnes was listed as a historical site in 1948. It has held on to the calm atmosphere of a village with its history-laden stones, its shady, narrow streets decorated with flowers, and its unique viewpoints over the Mediterranean.

A number of artists, in love with the Mediterranean light, settled down in this pretty village known as 'The Montmartre of the Côte d’Azur'. The village also attracted celebrities from the universe of the arts and theatre until the 1960s.

Know artists and writers are; Renoir, Soutine, Klein, Foujita, Modigliani, Derain, Georges Simenon, John Lewis, Brigitte Bardot and Greta Garbo. Most of whom had either lived here or vacation for a longer period of time.

There is a free shuttle (Navette) that will take you through the village of Haut de Cagnes, and ends up at the local square in Cagnes sur Mer, very close to various shopping possibilities, like the supermarket Casino. Maybe a little more interesting is the market - Les commerçants de la Cité Marchande, which is open from Monday to Thursday from 7.30 until 13 and Friday from 730 – 19, where locals from the surrounding areas sell there home grown vegetables and products. The shuttle is very convenient if you have a lot of groceries to carry or if you are with kids in strollers, as you will be able to travel all the way up to the famous ”Place de la Chateau”, in Haut de Cagnes.

Villa Adorable is located very conveniently, as we are very close to Haut de Cagnes, yet also very close to the shopping that Cagnes sur Mer offers.

Villa Adorable is very close to many various things; Nice Airport 15 min, Antibes 15 min, Cannes 25 min, Juan les Pins 20 min, several golf courses within 1 hour drive - closet being Biot Golf, shopping for groceries only 5 minutes away on foot.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Haut de Cagnes, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High to mid seson
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,468
for 3 nights
From
£363
From
£371
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Midseason
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,339
for 3 nights
From
£320
From
£324
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,582
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,093
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£246
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,021
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,885
for 7 nights
£2,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
3 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,057
for 3 nights
From
£246
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,021
 
 
Mid season
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,339
for 3 nights
From
£320
From
£333
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,582
 
 
Mid to high season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 3 nights
From
£371
From
£384
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,928
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,791
for 7 nights
£3,791
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
High to mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,468
for 3 nights
From
£363
From
£376
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,928
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,339
for 3 nights
From
£320
From
£328
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,582
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,131
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£263
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,107
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,928
for 7 nights
£2,928
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,105
for 3 nights
From
£242
£2,021
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £864
Final Cleaning £173
Linen/Towels 20 € pr per £155
Electricity 0,15 per KWH £52

Since we receive many inquiries throughout the season, its important to know that we cannot secure your booking, before we have received your initial payment. Final payment is due 60 days prior to your arrival.
We strongly suggest that you sign up for a cancellation insurance, in case you should need to cancel your booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Haut de Cagnes in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upper level bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , huge bathroom with bathtub
    Guest 1 bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest 2 bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Studio bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upper level bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Astonishing view of the Mediterranean
    Master bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , also a den with bunk beds and a baby cod/bed
    Guest bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Guest bedroom 1 and 2 is located next to each other
    Guest bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Guest bedroom 1 and 2 is located next to each other
    Studio - 2 Single Bed , Studio with direct access to the garden.
  • The upper level bedroom is accessed through a beautiful Provencal inspired stairway also pictured. The bedroom offers a huge bathroom, and an astonishing view of the sea. There is a sofa bed to accommodate children. The master bedroom offers direct access to the garden and a lovely terrace. There is a den next to the bedroom, with a bunk bed. It offers a huge bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Guest bedroom 1 and 2 are similar in size, one with 2 beds and the other with a regular double bed. Both bedrooms are equipped with nice bathrooms with shower and toilets. Studio offers a small sitting area, 2 beds, separate kitchenette and nice sized shower and toilet. The studio has separate entrance and direct access to the lower level of the garden (same level as the swimming pool).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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