About the property
- Villa4305 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Exclusive 7 bedrooms' villa in the middle of the nature recently refurbished
Situated on a hilltop, on the quiet edge of Villeneuve-Loubet, offering a panoramic view on the Saint Veran forest, the distant Alps mountains and the sea, the property is a 18th century Italian-influence villa full of character, completely renovated in 2016/2017.
The villa is surrounded by the verdant Mediterranean nature with a splendid park of about 2ha, and a landscaped garden offering several terraces with century olive trees groves, cypresses, eucalyptus, cork oak, palm trees and oleanders leading up to a woodland. Ideally located in a private and quiet area, within the prestigious medieval castle of Villeneuve-Loubet, just 15min away from Nice airport, 10 min from the sea and within close driving distance to Cannes.
The 13x6.5m swimming pool is situated in the middle of a century olive grove. Secured swimming pool and pool-house, dinning table for up to 15 people, sun loungers and fantastic view.
This patrician villa was once an olive farm and has been converted into a residential villa in the 18th century. Completely renovated over the last two years in high standard (fully renovated bathrooms and kitchen, insulation, double glazing…) with all amenities (reversible air conditioning system integrated in the ceilings and very quiet and internet access broadband WIFI), this authentic villa has nevertheless kept its original appearance and character with its high ceilings, French doors, fireplaces, cement tiles and terracotta floors. Can accommodate up to 14 people.
Refurbishment was completed in spring 2017.
Set over 3 levels and benefiting from a bright South-East facing, the villa consists of a double living-dining room, 7 bedrooms (3 of them can be configured as needed with 2 single beds our one double bed) and 6 bathrooms and toilets in each bathroom.
On the ground floor:
The newly refurbished and fully equipped and functional kitchen (2 dishwashers, large American fridge, 5 gas hob, dining area, Nespresso machine, toaster…) opens on a large double living-dining room. Comfortable and bright, the living room has high ceilings, fireplace, 5 large windows and French doors opening onto a lovely balcony offering a view on the park, the woods and the sea in the distance. With its 3.5m dining table, the dining room can sit up to 14 people.
4 bedrooms are located along a long corridor leading to a small south facing balcony with view on the vegetable garden terraces.
Bedroom 1 is South-East facing, with 2 single beds or one 1.6m king-size bed and has its own old-fashioned bathroom with WC and a cast iron bath tub.
Bedroom 2, also South-East facing, is a very bright and spacious bedroom with French doors opening onto a small private terrace with view on the park, and a 1.6m king-size four-poster bed, an en-suite bathroom with WC, Italian shower and a stunning view on the garden from the bath tub.
Bedroom 3 has a double South-West exposure, 2 single beds or one 1.8m super king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with WC and Italian shower.
Bedroom 4 has French doors opening directly on the North-West terrace, a 1.6m king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with WC, double sink and Italian shower.
Also on the ground floor: separate WC, laundry (washing machine and dryer) and a large entrance and hallway.
On the garden level is a double bedroom, 2 single beds or one 1.8m super king-size bed with direct access to the vegetable garden. En-suite bathroom with WC and Italian shower.
The first floor is ideal for a family who wants to escape from the rest of the group and is seeking privacy. A small corridor leads to two bedrooms. One smaller bedroom with a bunk bed for kids and a second larger bedroom with a 1.6m 4 poster-bed, a South-East double exposure, French doors leading out to a fantastic private rooftop terrace with a view on the sea and the distant Alps mountains. En-suite old fashioned bathroom with standalone cast iron bath tub and WC.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Adelaide Bertrand
Yann and Adélaïde have taken over the property in 2016 and are full of projects for this family house.
Adelaide Bertrand purchased this Villa in 1920
Why Adelaide Bertrand chose Villeneuve-Loubet
This property has been in the family for a century and has always kept its original character.
What makes this Villa unique
Being in the middle of the nature, feeling far away from everything at just 15 min from Nice Airport, walking distance from the sea, an old village in the middle of the civilisation.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful stay in this Luxury villa
We spent 4 nights in Le Domaine des Lions, and our only wish was to stay longer ! The villa and its grounds are enormous and recently restored to their former glory, with the added benefit of modern luxury with French taste, by the lovely and charming owner Adelaide, whose family has owned the property for 100 years. Morning coffee on the various terraces, hanging out by the brand new swimming pool, gin and tonic with lemon and oranges from the massive garden... all this under the never ending sun of the Med... when can we come back?! We made good use of the house wonderful location, with lots of day-trips neaby (Nice of course, but also Saint-Paul de Vence etc.). Le Domaine des Lions is a hidden oasis and a little gem less than 15 minutes from Nice airport: we will be back.
Between Monaco and Cannes, and open to the hills of St Paul de Vence and Grasse, Villeneuve-Loubet offers to its visitors nearly 4km of coasts. The old village of Villeneuve-Loubet with its little flowered streets is an excellent choice to stay on the French Riviera and access quickly to the different activities and interests of the Alpes-Maritimes.
On its hillside, the Provençal village stretches like a ribbon to the banks of the Loup River where Nature still reigns almost supreme. Starting from the property, and for 1.5km, enjoy a walk through the Saint Veran hill among a typical Mediterranean forest, passing along the little coastal river, on the bank of le Loup and ending at the beach of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Villeneuve-Loubet also like to define itself as the French Riviera's Family Destination with its two Départemental Parks and recreational areas offering infinite possibilities for sports, water sports and outings.
The property's assets are incomparable and many: its exceptional geographic location between the Mediterranean sea and Alps mountains (1h30); the National Park of Mercantour, just a few kilometres from the Italian border, its legendary gentle climate, its exceptional light but also its history and its old provencal villages and museums.
Very close to the villa is the Pays Vençois, dotted with characteristic Provençal villages. The town of Vence, built in the shape of a snail, is a bustling, cultural and festival place. The extraordinary charm of St-Paul de Vence has made it famous around the world. The region is notable for its artistic and cultural activities (Fondation Maeght, prestigious galleries of the Cercle des Artistes). Also, its natural assets, between limestone mountains and wild scrubland (Col de Vence), make excellent excursions. The Pays Vençois also includes the Gorges du Loup, waterfalls (Courmes, Demoiselles, Saut du Loup) and climbing, with the Baou de Saint-Jeannet (807 m) overlooking the coast of the Cote d'Azur.
The town of Grasse is said to be the core of the Riviera as well as a model of Provençal culture. The city offers splendid vistas over the shores near Cannes. A “Cité d'Art & d'Histoire,” Grasse is known as the “Capital of Flowers and Perfume.
Just 12km away, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, a maritime city with Greek and Roman origins, characterised by it ramparts designed by Vauban, its ports including Port Vauban, the top Mediterranean yachting harbour, chic majestic Cap d'Antibes and its sandy beaches and the effervescence of Juan-les-Pins. The incomparable charm of Antibes has delighted many visitors, from Picasso to Nicolas de Staël, from Sidney Bechet to Miles Davis, between fisherman's districts, yachtsmen's wharves, Provençal market, pine groves hosting jazz concerts. Inland, are the villages, of Biot (famous for its glasswork and renowed master glassmakers) and Valbonne, models for a certain art of living, artistic creativity, architectural charm.
Nature reigns supreme: vast natural parks, superb golf courses, streams. And nearby, there is the French Riviera's “Silicone Valley”: Sophia Antipolis.
The world-renowned city of Cannes, a jewel of the Côte d'Azur, never disappoints its visitors. It is on a par with its reputation: chic, dazzling, magnificent like its festivals and great events (such as the Film Festival). But it can also be surprising in the simple authenticity of its neighbourhoods (Le Suquet) and bustling markets, ever-effervescent yachting wharves. The sandy beaches and establishments along La Croisette contemplate one of the most splendid natural heritage sites of the French Riviera: the Isles of Lérins. These Iles offer calm and nature in a wild and well preserved setting. The île de Ste-Marguerite with its Royal Fort, the pine and eucalyptus forest and the Musée de la Mer. The île St-Honorat, with its fortified monastery and abbey, belongs to a community of Cistercian monks.