3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
- English, French
Smoking permitted on terrace
Well behaved and house trained animals accepted
The house is not ideal for small children
Final cleaning 140 euros on arrival
Linen (optional) - 20 euros per person (bed line, hand, bath and beach towels
20 euro fee for check-ins after 21h and check-outs before 7h30
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Step back in time and enjoy the serenity of this fabulous retreat
During a recent vacation trip that was planned for years to visit lake Como in Italy, we ran into rainy weather. The forecast was unfavorable, so we thought we would detour to the south of France! With only a few days notice, we had little time for research, and honestly wanted to just move on to see the sun and enjoy our holiday. We happened upon Haut de Cagnes, knowing nothing of the areas historical value or the serenity of this home. The area was easy to find, and the late evening walk to the property was an enjoyable traverse to a better time and place. Upon entering the property my family was truly impressed. We felt incredibly at home throughout our stay, and the location offered both a quiet getaway as well as connection to the area. Each morning we set out to enjoy the cool morning air, in search of fresh croissants, etc. to begin the day. The playground at the top of the hill was a nice touch for our grandson, and they aboriginal art exhibit at castle Grimaldi's was a nice addition.
Overall our experience at Haut de Cagnes was incredibly memorable. The combination of roomy accommodations and proximity to all that the village has to offer set this property apart from all others. We look forward to the opportunity to visit again in the future.
Thank you so much for your glowing review - so very happy you had such a wonderful stay. It's wonderful when we unexpectedly stumble on a place, which captures our heart! Will be delighted to welcome you back anytime - it was a pleasure. Keep in touch!
Rest & Relaxation At It's Best
We were delighted to have an opportunity to spend our summer holidays at La Cachette this August. The booking was made through Riveriabreakaway.com with communication through the owners representative who was polite, informative and very helpful.
La Catchett is situated on Rue Sous Barrie near to the top of chateaux Grimaldi and provides excellent views from the rear terrace towards the Mediterranean. The property is split into two main levels by an old stairs which apparently is an historic street and moving between the upper bedrooms and the lower living area certainly keeps you fit during your stay.
Prior to arriving into Nice airport the owners representative provided us with a useful and reliable taxi company named friend in nice, we too would highly recommend them as they provided an excellent service from the airport. The fee to transfer from the airport was approx €60 euro for a 7 seater mini bus.
During our stay we made use of a very handy free bus service which stops nearby the house, this takes you down into Cagnes town and stops at Square Bourdet (see photo) with the return via the chateaux, however if you are up for the walk like me it only takes about 10 mins to walk down the hill and into the town where there is a supermarket and individual bakeries. There is a second free bus which takes you from Cagnes to the seafront and runs approximately every 30 mins and takes about 10 mins, alternatively you can walk it which takes around 15 mins and best route traffic free is along the storm water channel.
We look forward to returning to the area in the future.
Charming house set in an authentic location
This house is one of a kind, set in a charming and medieval village with restaurants and markets/shops all in walking distance. We were so pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the house as well as the village itself. La cachette was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Beware that the house is spread over several levels all reachable via a very long step-filled corridors not ideal for elderly people or small kids but absolutely charming and architecturally fabulous otherwise. The villGe in set upon a hill, a true village perché, and the house is about halfway up the hill. To get anywhere one must walk the steep hill, but it didn't bother us, especially since the scenery and village are so beautiful. The village square is perfect for kids and there were plenty of good Resto options for all ages/and tastes. Parking a bit complicated but do-able and added to the charm. Kerry Leigh was super helpful too! We will remember this trip for years to come!
What a lovely review - thank you! You really entered into the style of medieval village life - which can totally capture your heart! Ideal for families with a children's play ground and the Castle Square, which is car free and allows parents to enjoy that well earned, ice cold glass of rose wine at the end of the day watching the glorious sun sets while the children amuse themselves in a safe and magical area. La Cachette certainly has plenty of space so ideal for a large group, allowing everyone the space to do their own thing or socialize together. Hope to see you again in the future - thank you again for your glowing review.
Living a dream
We enjoyed every minute in this beautiful house and its romantic garden. The house is well equipped and with lost of space. The village Hautes de Cagnes is charming and all we hoped that a french medieval village should be with narrow streets, flowers and some very good restaurants just up the street from the house. The house is close to Nice and Antibes with museums, beaches and shopping. We loved it!
Thank you - delighted to hear La Cachette lived up to the dream and the medieval village of Haut de Cagnes offered you charm, good food and proximity to things to enjoy doing. Come back and see us again soon!
Incredible house! absolutely Stunning
Having stayed in the village in the past I am biased because I love it! So I was confident the standard of accommodation would not disappoint but I am thrilled to have discovered La Cachette. Hidden behind the large wooden entrance door is an absolute gem of a home. After a flight delay of many hours that took the edge off our holiday excitement somewhat, we arrived at 4am tired and stressed but on entering this house and seeing how magnificent it was, it more than compensated. It is huge, characterful and charming. Beds fresh and comfy, spotlessly clean bathrooms, fully equipped and sparklingly clean kitchen, three fabulous leafy terraces with plenty seating and lounging chairs to drink in the gorgeous views! The next day being Sunday we walked the short distance to the towns covered market for fresh produce and bread and dined on the terrace. Eating out the village is abound with really lovely little restaurants and the food and wines are exceptionally good and well priced. Excursions to the many places of interest are so easy to get to by bus and train. And to top it all the sun never stopped shining! What a blissful place. Special thanks to Kerry-Leigh who met us with a welcoming wave and beaming smile so early on the morning we arrived. She was an absolute dream to correspond with and for anyone who may be a little daunted by the prospect of booking a property abroad and liaising with agents she is just what you hope for, pleasant, personable, helpful, reassuring and very informative.
Thank you so much for your glowing 5 star review - after such a difficult arrival for you with a massive flight delay - it is wonderful to know that La Cachette and charming, medieval village of Haut de Cagnes erased a stressful start and replaced your holiday with so many wonderful memories and enjoyable moments. A glass of rose on one of the house's terraces, watching the sun go down does wonders for the moral! Hope you don't leave it so long until your next trip back - we will be waiting!
Lovely and Well Equipped House
We spent four nights in this lovely house. It was the best equipped house I've stayed in recently -- we lacked for nothing! The living room, dining room and terraces were all delightful places to spend time, and the bedrooms, baths and kitchen were well appointed. This house would accommodate a large family or three couples comfortably. One caveat -- there are a lot of steps to get from the bedrooms to the living areas, so this house would not work for someone with mobility issues. Also, Haut Cagnes itself involves steep walks and steps. For us (two couples around 60 in age) it provided great exercise. Haut Cagnes is just lovely. We had worried about staying in Cagnes, but we found it to be extremely convenient for sight seeing. Once we had parked the car at night, we found that we did not want to go through the effort of leaving town, so we had dinner every night in Haut Cagnes -- happily there were several good options. The property's manager, Kerry-Leigh, was an absolute delight to deal with. She was extremely responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to explore the Cote d'Azur.
Thank you so much for your 'Excellent' review of both La Cachette and the medieval village of Haut de Cagnes - not to mention your kind words. It was such a pleasure having the four of you stay and I am so happy you found Cagnes so convenient for your day trips and yet entertaining and relaxing enough to relax in during the evenings. It is true the house offers many delightful places with it's many terraces and generous space and for such a small village there is a large selection of restaurants to choose from - even for food and wine people like yourselves. I hope we see you back again in the future - it will always be a pleasure to see you.
The charming, fortified medieval village of Haut de Cagnes is the oldest district of Cagnes sur Mer – ideally situated between Nice and Antibes and only a short car journey from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport and within walking distance to the sea.
Here you are close to a boulangerie for warm fresh bread each morning and an excellent selection of restaurants for great dining. Local food markets, shops and outdoor cafes are all nearby. The area provides a perfect hopping on point to multiple destinations and attractions with its excellent rail and bus services.
Crowned with the original Grimaldi Castle, this enchanting medieval village with charming cobbled streets and remarkable ancient buildings transports you back in time to the 13th Century. The serenity and simplicity found in these pretty French villages allows you to enjoy the sun, sea and breath-taking views in a very relaxed atmosphere. Known as the ‘Montmartre of the French Rivieria’, Haut de Cagnes was the haunt of Renoir, Modigliani, Soutine, Yves Klein, Bardot and Cocteau. It’s easy to see why many famous artists lived or found their inspiration here, falling in love with the soft Mediterranean light and honest authenticity.
But this charming, perched village has so much more to offer, with its tiers of tiny streets, climbing soft stone walls and colourful houses bursting with history. On the main street and Place du Château, there are plenty of bustling restaurants and cafés plus numerous historical cultural events and colourful festivals are held during the year.
A short stroll down the hill will bring you to the town of Cagnes, which provides all amenities such as a boulangerie, a patisserie, a supermarket, post office, the main bus square and a wonderful covered food market. Close to the town centre lies the Renoir Museum, the Hippodrome for horse racing and Cros de Cagnes – the seaside resort of Cagnes sur Mer with its private and public beaches.
There is so much you can do without a car, such as; shopping in Cannes, people watching in St Tropez, perfume sampling in Grasse, gambling in Monaco, lunching in Italy and buying art in St Paul – all easily accessible and inexpensive with most bus journeys costing only 1€50. Or if you prefer to cycle along the coastline to Nice or Antibes by bike, bike hire is rarely far away.
No 44 is a free navette, which runs up to the medieval village every 15 minutes from the town centre of Cagnes at Square Bourdet (the central bus station). It is ideal if you have luggage or shopping bags or when the weather is hot – it travels right up to the Château with a few strategic stops on the way.