Tranquil, yet minutes from Cannes, La Napoule beach & Nice airport. The latter being 30 minutes drive down the A8 motor way.This exclusive two story residence of 9 apartments shares a superb secluded pool. Unrivalled views over the golf course with water features, palladian clubhouse (bar / restaurant) and Esterel Hills. 'Stunning, - exceeded expectations' say clients who have rebooked.
A year round destination. Picturesque villages, restaurants, shops, sports, arts, annual festivals all in close proximity. A superb area for beautiful walks.
Accommodation: Enjoys sun from sunrise to sunset without being overlooked, being east west and south facing. Elegant, contemporary furnishings. Spacious living/ dining room and well equiped kitchen open onto large covered terrace (Patio dining furniture and loungers). Bathroom with W.C. Including shower over the bath and vanity unit..2nd W,C with vanity unit.
2 double bedrooms (single beds) with fitted wardrobes open onto a large balcony. One bedroom has a French T.V Double sofa bed in living room
WI-FI. Washer; dishwasher;fridge-freezer;microwave, English & French TV, video, DVD, HiFi, climatisation ( heating which reverses to air con.)lift, underground garage, gated secure community. . No pets. Linen available
Riviera Golf de Barbossi is a luxury private gated residential development totally unlike any other on this coast line. Estate agents say it is one of the best on the Riviera. Situated south of the A8 motorway, and below the hill of the Grand Duc, It is nearer the sea than the latters large development. A far cry from the rather crowded , cramped ,tourist developments of the coast road or riverside..The development has good security and in July and August has pool guards.
There is easy access to the A8 motorway thus avoiding the traffic of the coast road in high season- a real plus point.
Mandelieu La Napoule has grown from a small fishing village into a compact town with one main shopping street- the Ave de Frejus. It is one of the most attractive parts of the coast and suits all who wish to avoid mass tourism yet be close enough to visit all the main tourist attractions. in the region. The development is in the Minelle district of town which is classed as the best residential part.
Futher excellent out of town shopping can be found near the tiny private airport and at Les Tourades about 5 mins away direction Cannes La Bocca . Glitzy big sister Cannes adjoins Mandelieu La Napoule and is a short drive of 10 to15mins.
Most quality residental property is to the North side of the Avenue de this is where our property is situated. There are 2 large supermarkets; banks, a few small bistros and market place. The market is one of the most attractive in the area and on Wednesday has food and non- foods.
The port and commercial area are to the south of the Route de Frejus with the main railway line running behind the tourist blocks and then hugging the coastal road for most of the Riviera right through to italy. All beaches are free where as Cannes itself only has one small free beach. Nice City beach is pebbles, however it is well worth a visit to the Flower or antiques market :;theatre and galleries.
The area near La Napoule castle retains an old fashioned ,charm with little bistros set under plane trees and a Michelin star restaurant 'the Oasis'. A wonderful sheltered bay hides to the west of the castle which is very safe for swimming. Climb the coastal path to the hidden bay of La Rague or take your car.This is our favouite beach which is just beyond the marina. There are several good restaurants here.There are many beautiful small bays below the red rock cliffs for example Theoule which is minutes away.
The Esterel hills which stretch as far as St Raphael have many superb walks for cooler weather.
Catch the boat to the isle des Lerins from the port or down the coast to St tropez to appreciate this beautiful part of the coast. from the sea. Famous Mougins village with many superb restaurants is lttle more than 10mins away.
Art lovers are spoilt for choice of gallery with many famous impressionist painters having lived locally-Picasso;Renoir ;Matisse to name a few.This is the capital of the Mimosa so Spring is both beautiful and warm- a good time to visit all the the flower festivals.
Golf de Barbossi and apartments were built on the former practice polo fields of the Grand Duke Michel of Russia and is in a rare protected green belt.. The buildings are generously spaced out with landscaping and a backdrop of woodland and hills. It is hard to believe it is so near the coast. (approx 3 k) There are 3 swimming pools in the grounds for guests to use,but we feel the best is near this apartment.. Ample numbers of sun loungers surround each pool, There are small tables and umbrella stands also shower and w.c
The region is golfers heaven with approximately 20 courses within an hours drive. Mandelieu la Napoule has two. Barbossi designed in 1991 by Trent Jones- hilly with lakes and The Old Course which is flat with umbrella pines on the coast and the rivier Siagne. The latter even envolves crossing the river in a boat. Both club houses offer a bar.It is not necessary to be a member to use all the facilities. The old course club house offers an especially good buffet lunch. A new luxury hotel is proposed near the Barbossi club house which may provide further dining facilities. A pass can be bought to play both courses. Check with the local tourist office near the market.
Ski resorts of Auron and Valberg can be reached within 1.h 30m also Greolieres les Neige for the less experienced.
The temperature at Mandelieu on the development is much higher than at Nice (weather station) This is due to the circle of hills giving shelter. Spring and Autumn temperatures can be suprisingly high with the possibility of sitting outside in December and early Spring. Autumn and Spring are perfect times for taking walks along the Rivier Siagne down to the coast..
Transport: The local railway station of Mandelieu La Napoule links at Cannes with the T.G.V. Park on the coast road and take the train from La Bocca station for a greater choice of trains along the coast and inland. This is the best way to relax , see the coast and go to the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes film festival (May);
City parking is good and mainly underground
Menton lemon festival ,Nice Mardi Gras and Mandelieu Mimosa festival (are all in February .Travel by local bus anywhere in the Alps Maritime for 2 €, however these buses are not nearly as frequent as in England,they also stop at about 10p.m. There are no local buses on Sundays. Local tourist information centres have bus timetables for bus ,train and coach also have a list of reputable taxi firms.
Further activities: Mandelieu has tennis courts and riding school. At la Napoule there is a sailing school which teaches all ages,whilst Cannes la Bocca a short distance away has an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and go cart racing. Bicycles may be rented locally. Click on "More details" Please look at our additional pricing information ,it is easily missed and could save you money.Payments are explained.