|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful Provençal villa nestling in the mountains overlooking views of mountains and in the distance, the Bay of Cannes. Set in a conservation area the villa is surrounded by natural beauty and within five minutes walk of Michelin star graded hiking trails. Cyclist use the beautiful mountain roads to practice for the many professional cycling events in France.
The villa is set over three floors with three double en suite bedrooms and one bunkbed room for children. Two of the bedrooms have balconies views of the the Bay of Cannes and pooll. One double room has no window but is bright and airy with an ensuite bathroom and toilet. A summer kitchen leads off of the indoor kitchen enabling outdoor dining using the built in barbecue. The sitting room has sofas, a dining area, reading area, Satellite+ tv and Blueray DVD player as well as a music system. There is private off road parking for at least four cars.
I am English with a Belgian father. My late husband was American. He studied cooking at the Cordon Bleu school in Paris and fell in love with France. He went on to study at Columbia University and Stanford Business Schoo in the USA after which he became an investment banker. It was during this time we met on a Trading Floor in the City of London. We married in London and had twin daughters.
Jacqueline Heffernan purchased this villa in 2000
The villa has all the practical features for the South of France climate - stone floors, shutters, a private pool, summer kitchen, terraces and stunning views. We chose this traditional provencale style of house for these reasons.
Secluded enough to be a relaxing retreat, yet conveniently located within an easy walk of everything you need. Having a car broadens your horizons but is not a must due to all the amenities available in the village. I enjoy going into the busy towns occasionally but driving up the foothills above Cannes on my way home is heaven.
"We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Le Nest and would highly recommend it. The owner was extremely prompt and helpful in answering our enquiries when booking, and the lady in the village who helps look after the house very kind and friendly whilst we were there. The house is spacious and has all you might need, it felt homely rather than a holiday rental. The owners are keen for you to feel comfortable during your stay and make sure you have all you require.
There are many things we loved about the holiday, we will list a few! Great to be able to walk into the lovely friendly village for a coffee, meals and good little shops. Lots of interesting and varied things to do in the area - we enjoyed beautiful local walks, canoeing up the Gorge du Verdon, the local lake and the pedelos with slides! mooching round Cannes and a boat trip to the islands, as well as visiting the beaches. But we were also very happy to stay at the villa enjoying the fabulous views from the balconies and dipping into the pool with it's many accessories! All this suited the different ages within our party from teenagers to those in their 70's. It all worked really well for us all and we were very sad to leave"
We loved staying in Villa Le nest. Everything went perfectly. Jacqueline, the owner, responded very quickly and was friendly giving us lots of handy local information. The property manager, Janine, was also really pleasant and helpful. The villa is spacious and yet has a comfortable home-like feel. Even though we dared to holiday in February we managed breakfast and several lunches on the balcony bathed in glorious sunshine. There are loads of opportunities for scenic walks starting from the village and going over the spectacularly beautiful Esterel mountains. My husband loved the good roads for cycling and went for a 80K ride each morning down from les Adrets and along the coast, delighting at the soul-reviving views, the good weather and the number of fellow cyclists around. Of course the hard bit was cycling back up! His efforts were rewarded with wonderful croissants and more from the boulangerie. Out of season ( it was February) the village shops were closed Sunday afternoon and Monday. This was no issue as Janine had warned us about Sunday and on Monday we explored the immense geant casino only 15mins away in Mandelieu which has the most incredible expanse of delicate cakes and pastries I have ever seen. How do French people manage to stay slim? Maybe it's the amazing walks and the cycling!
We very much enjoyed our stay in this unusual holiday villa at Les Adrets, a charming small village with very friendly locals. There was everything we could possibly need for our stay, beautiful pool, spacious accommodation. We were welcomed Janine, even though we were much later than anticipated. We would definitely book this holiday villa again.
We had a brilliant holiday at Villa Le Nest, Jacqueline and Janine were extremely helpful and efficient. The villa's location was perfect and the people of Les Adrets charming. The restaurants in the village were ideal and the boulangerie provided our morning croissants without fail. The villa was a perfect size with plenty of sun and shade and the pool was fabulous. The views were gorgeous. Les Adrets is quiet but perfectly situated for the glamour of Cannes etc. It was also much appreciated that when we arrived provisions had been left which helped tide us over until we could get to the supermarket. All in all it was a great holiday in a brilliant location.
The house was very spacious, comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped. The various terraces were beautiful, and the many steps leading down to the lovely pool gave a great view over the valley and surrounding hills. We found the various services available in the lovely village of Les Adrets very useful and the many places to visit varied and interesting. We all found the owner and 'caretaker' of the house extremely accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Villa le Nest.
In respect of this wonderful holiday rental, clearly, all the previous comments that have gone before, have said it all.
Moreover, the fact that this particular Villa, has gained a 5 star rating, from all who have taken the time to write a review, says all that you need to know about this wonderful property and the surrounding area.
So I will keep it very simple and just say ...
There comes a time in every family's holidaying life, that you hope to find that one golden nugget of a holiday destination, that one perfect holiday experience and that one all providing holiday rental.
Well, take a deep breath, because when you stay at 'Villa le Nest', you will find all three!
The spaciousness of the villa together with its surounding tranquillity, beautiful views and excellent pool, make this a truly wonderful holiday retreat.
Add to this the magical ambience of Les Adrets, the Esterel and that special magic that can only be found on the Cote d' Azure and you know that you have found - a true 'hidden gem'.
Moreover, that's without even mentioning the warmth of the sun and Mediterrean sea, the food, the wine the the multitudinous markets and other places of art and interest that you can visit, as you seek to quench your thirst for that one special holiday memory that will last a lifetime.... I'll say more!
So I will finish this review by just saying ... you won't find many locations like this one. - It will deliver all that it promises and more !
So, book with every confidence and immerse yourselves in 'Villa le Nest' and the surrrounding area's bounty of suprises and riches... you won't be disappointed... : )
Wir waren mit unserer kleinen Familie (2 kleine Kinder) jetzt schon zum zweiten Mal an diesem wunderbaren Plätzchen an der Cote d'Azur! Es ist in der Nähe der Hot Spots gelegen, nahe Fréjus, zwischen Cannes und St.Tropez, und zugleich in unglaublicher Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit. Ein zauberhaftes kleines Dorf im Estérel-Gebirge, in dem sogar die Schlachterin sexy ist, und das alles bietet, was man wirklich zum Leben braucht: Feine Croissants in der kleinen Bäckerei, ein winziger Supermarkt für alles nötige, ein paar Restaurants, vom kleinen unkomplizierten bis zum sehr feinen in erreichbarer Nähe – und eben die sehr feine kleine Schlachterei mit hervorragendem Produkten, die man in der Villa auf dem Grill der Außenküche zubereiten kann. Danach sitzen Sie auf der Terasse mit einem Glas Wein, blicken ins Tal und sehen der Sonne zu, die über den Bergen untergeht, und die Welt ist in Ordnung. Dass es außer Ihnen noch andere Menschen gibt, bemerken Sie tatsächlich erst, wenn in weiter Ferne am gegenüberliegenden Berghang mit der einfallenden Dunkelheit erste Lichter angehen. Es gibt nicht wirklich einen Grund, dieses kleine Dorf zu verlassen, und wenn doch, dann um an den Strand zu gehen oder einen kleinen Ausflug ins wunderschöne provençalische Hinterland zu machen. Dann fahren Sie vielleicht zwanzig Minuten über enge Serpentinenstraßen herunter und sind mitten im Leben. Aber eigentlich ist das schönste am Ende des Tages doch immer, aus dem Trubel wieder nach oben zu fahren, in die Ruhe der Villa, und ganz für sich zu sein. Die Räumlichkeiten sind großzügig, und auch der Pool ist tatsächlich groß genug, um ein paar Schwimmzüge zu machen, was in dieser Region nicht selbstverständlich ist. Wir lieben dieses schöne und dabei so schön unkomplizierte Haus und empfehlen es uneingeschränkt weiter.
Les Adrets is a traditional and charming French village. In easy reach are the beaches of the Riviera, St Raphael, Cannes, Frejus. Roman architecture including an amphitheatre and aqueduct are located in Frejus. There are Michelin guide five star rated hiking trails close to the villa which attract visitors from all of Europe. The Verdon Gorge with its breath taking views and climbing is 45minutes by car. Lake St Cassien is five minutes away and is popular for water sports including sailing, pedalo hire, rowing, wind surfing. Cannes is within easy reach (20 mins) for shopping, great selection of restaurants, people watching, Cannes Film Festival in May. St Tropez is also an easy drive and there are beautiful beaches and restaurants. For a special day out Club 55, is a favourite spot. The tourist office in the village of Les Adrets has abundant information about local attractions.
There are three good restaurants near the villa, all within walking distance. Le Relais, Table d'Amanda and Hotel Estirado. The Auberge is 5 mins drive and for a more formal dinner.
The village has a great boulangerie for breakfast pastries, cakes and bread. The hairdresser is good and she has a manicurist. The pharmacy has a selection of quality skincare such as Nuxe and Caudalie and also stock a large range of other cosmetics, orthopaedic footwear, medicines, suncreams etc. The Doctor, who is also the Mayor, is a wonderful character. My children, who are now 12, really enjoy the entertainment in the village square on weekends. It is a fun, relaxed environment for the whole family. Usually there is a theme, moules frites or paella and live music. There are also classical concerts in another square near the Eglise, 10 minutes further along the road. There you can enjoy listening to music from the terrace of a restaurant. For a day of action the children love Aquasplash in Frejus or simply swimming at the beach. Fayence is about a 30 minute drive and has many cultural events and concerts in the modern theatre. Fayence is also home to Le Temp de Cerises (booking usually required). For a whole day out I would recommend the train trip from Nice to Monaco which winds along the coastline. Similar stunning scenery can be seen if you take a drive along the Corniche D'or from Mandelieu to Agay. For those who enjoy the Movies, the Cannes film festival in May is an event.
The villa is available as discounted rates during this time as it is low season so its a great opportunity to stay. It takes around 25 minutes into the centre of Cannes. We love walking along the Croisette and people watching.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£434|
If you require a long term stay during off peak times please contact me to discuss a discounted rate. Please always ask me and I am happy to do that if I can.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.