|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa is within gated grounds with interior or exterior dining A BBQ is perfect for alfresco dining at any time. Sunloungers and parasols overlook the 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 children over 10 or 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.
We live in the UK with our two daughters.We fell in love with Le Cottage from the moment we walked up the gated drive. 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
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.
Le Cottage du Loup overlooks a conservation area and is on the edge of the beautiful historic village of La Colle Sur Loup.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, cooking alfresco on the range BBQ. Or go for a stroll down to the River Loup which is a lovely tree lined walk where you can also rock climb.
La Colle Sur Loup is a short 10 minute drive from St Paul de Vence which is one of the most visited and oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera and the second most visited in France, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght which is located nearby.
Saint-Paul de Vence has long been a haven of the famous. During the 1960s, it was frequented by French actors Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Lino Ventura, and poet Jacques Prévert.
We have a wonderful team who look after our guests. Our House manager who speaks several languages including English is on hand should you need advice for restaurants or information on the local area.Our gardener, pool guy and house keeper keep everything ship shape. When you rent our property you will know that if anything unexpected goes wrong, our support team will be there to fix it as soon as possible. Please read some of our previous guest reviews.
Taken from our guest book at the villa
Salute Carmela. We had two wonderful weeks here on the Cote d'azur.
Thank you for a wonderful time in your villa........you come through the door and its home.
Thanks to our welcome lady and housekeeper. We have discovered our love for the South of France
A beautiful property in a stunning location, excellent for our family holiday with 2 teenage girls. Great facilities made it a pleasure to stay here for the second time.
Owner Carmela and Michele made it so welcoming and it was a pleasure to book our break with them again and I would most definitely recommend this property both for its location near Nice, Cannes and yet peaceful surroundings. A visit to St Paul is a must.
The villa looks as though it belongs in a romantic movie. Tastefully decorated and has air conditioning that is helpful when the temperatures rise. It easily accommodates six people, all bedrooms with private baths. The kitchen is large enough to do some serious cooking. The villa has the added bonus of the lower sleeping quarters, the "Poets Corner". This is a self-contained area with its own, sleeping and sitting areas, a kitchenette and terrace. This was truly appreciated by our niece and her boyfriend.
The views are beautiful and a great way to start and end the day is with a dip in the pool.
Would definitely stay here again.
Resided here September, 2016
Kathy & Robert
The Smith family strongly recommend this beautiful cottage .It is extremely well equipped, beautifully furnished with great attention to detail . A short walk to the village that has lots of great eating places to chose from . Can't wait to return .
Just back from an amazing two week stay at this wonderful villa.
The accommodation is superb, tastfully decorated French style and very very comfortable. Three en-suite bedrooms on separate floors allows much privacy. Kitchen was well equipped and lovely lounge, although we didn't spend much time here as the weather was too good to be sitting indoors.
The pool is amazing with wonderful views across the valley, we enjoyed many evenings eating by the BBQ in the moonlight, it was perfection!
The villa is situated in a quiet location on the outskirts of La Colle-Sur-Loup a short drive from from Nice airport and close to other beautiful villages which are well worth visiting.
Nice, Monaco and Antibes are all within close proximity either by car or train.
We found the booking process to be great too as was checking in and cleaning - thank you Carmela, Michelle and the team!
We would not hesitate in recommending this villa to others in the hope that they too will be fortunate enough to stay at Le Cottage also!
We certainly hope to return.
Thank you it was the best.
As a family we had a fantastic stay. Location is great with an excellent view. The house is really well laid out for a family and there is plenty to see and do in the vicinity. Having stayed many times in the area before this was the best house we have taken. Many thanks Carmela.
We had a great week at Le Cottage. The property is excellent and very well equipped. The swimming pool is lovely and we enjoyed the many hours of sunshine. The villa is beautifully finished and spotlessly clean.
The villa is in a great location within easy distance to Cannes, Nice , Monaco and St Paul.
Carmella and Michele were very helpful at every stage.
We would defiently recommend it and hopefully we will return.
Le Cottage Du Loup/Poets Retreat is a couple of minutes from La Colle Sur Loup Village with restaurants, cafes, bakers, butcher, supermarket and a short stroll down to the River Loup for a lovely tree lined walk along the river bank with kayaking and rock climbing . St Paul De Vence the 2nd most visited village in France is only a 5 min drive with the world renowned Colombe D'or Restaurant visited by many celebrities and some of the finest art galleries in the country including Foundation Maeght. Other picturesque villages close by include Vence, Tourrettes Sur Loup, Mougin, Grasse, Biot. With easy access all along the coast whether to Monaco and the Grand Prix , Antibes and its yachts, Cannes for the music and film festivals, Nice for its wonderful market in Cours Saleya. Italy, St. Tropez.. In Winter skiing is approx 50 mins to Greolieres or slightly further to Isola 2000. Golf nearby in Villeneuve Loubet and tennis courts in the village and Vence.
Other Activities: rock climbing, 5 minute walk down to the River Loup. Also local tennis clubs one a 3 minute drive in the village or a larger one in Vence named Cayron
Golf: The nearest golf course is at Villeneuve Loubet 5.3 kms from the villa. It has a Club house and Pro shop and has 9 holes.
If you visit www.golfdevilleneuveloubet.com for more information
However there are 13 golf clubs within easy reach for information please go to www.en.leadingcourses.com then click on France then type in La Colle sur loup it will bring them all up with all the info on them. Or get in touch with us by email if we can help further.
Ski: The nearest ski resorts are Isola 2000, Valberg, Auron, Greolieres. There is also a ski bus which departs from Nice, Cannes and Antibes but for up to date information log onto www.allaboutnice.com then link onto ski from Nice.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£750|
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