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Peaceful, Sunny, elegant apt. 2 bedrooms, south facing with river and sea views.
MAIN BEDROOM. Air conditioned. Extra large kingsize double bed measuring 180cm x 200 cm. Luxury linen. Fitted wardrobes and french windows to a delightful balcony facing south.. Mosquito nets. We have a cot for a baby and bedding, plus a high chair, rocker, and bottle warmer. SECOND BEDROOM 2 single beds measure 190 m2 x 80 cm. and is a charming, quiet and cool room in summer months. It has complete privacy with a separate dressing area leading off and a connecting door to the rest of the bedrooms. Opposite main bedroom is the large elegant shower room with toilet. Plus: English library of books. Plenty of hanging/storage space. Bedside lamps for reading. A large mirror and marble wash stand. Paintings by owner Mosquito netting in high season Air conditioning Heating French windows to private balcony overlooking the Var Valley to the sea. fans.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We provide toys and a child's pool for themWe provide toys and a child's pool for them
No smoking - Allowed on the terrace. Smoking alarms indoors.Allowed on the terrace. Smoking alarms indoors.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
- English, French, Italian
Hello, I am Liz and my husband is Quentin. We are both now retired, I trained in art, and was an air hostess, where I met my husband whilst in India. My husband who is Irish, was a ship's-captain on long-haul and fast ferries and worked on passenger ships with the B.I. Company in India. We have one son, who lives near Paris. He has a French wife, and one son. I was born in the midlands of England, so discovering this wonderful villa was pure magic. The climate is really exceptional and we can now live a full life with many days of sunshine. We love this corner of the world and enjoy sharing its beauty with our visitors. We have made lots of wonderful friends who return year after year.
Liz purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Liz chose Gattieres
We chose to live in France, and fell madly in love with this lovely villa at first sight! It is unique in that it is very private, surrounded by beautiful terraces with olive, lemon, and orange trees and yet it is on the doorstep of Nice and all the major attractions of the Riviera. It is centrally located for all major towns, motorway and airport. We love being able to walk into the village and share a coffee and croissant with our new French friends. Here, at Le Contadour, we are so spoiled to live under the gorgeous blue Mediterranean skies. You, too, can share a part of it.
What makes this Villa unique
The Contadour (haunt of artists and writers) has hosted guests worldwide for over 18 years and who return frequently. It is perfectly located just 20 mins. drive from Nice, Vence, and the many famous beaches and tourist spots on the Riviera. Highly rated as 5* it maintains its peace and serenity in an area of outstanding natural beauty; perched 300 m above the Var Valley and the foothills of the Alpes. If you can tear yourself away from the beauty of this villa, then visit the famous resorts of Nice, Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez- all a short drive away, or escape to the mountains and visit the ancient perched villages where time stands still. Locally, you can visit a Roman vineyard and sample the delicious wines of the area. Take a walk into the hills for spectacular views. Share the life of a French resident. Participate in village life by joining in a game of boules or sipping a gorgeous coffee with a steaming croissant, while watching the locals greeting one another. The famous institutions such as the Fondation Maecht and the Matisse Chapel are close by with wonderful exhibitions of art and sculpture. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in local markets. Taste the huge varieties of cheese from the mountains. Even in the short winter months, Gattieres is sheltered from the frost and snow and you can sit out most days to enjoy lunch on your terrace. We get 300 days of sunshine a year. Within the grounds of Le Contadour, you will be able to benefit from an exotic, heated pool, surrounded by mediterranean plants and trees. You no longer need wait until the crowds arrive on the Riviera to appreciate the calm surroundings and the beauty of the area. Here at Le Contadour, you are central for everything; the airport being only a 20 minute drive away, and the motorway only 10 minutes drive. You can enjoy all the benefits of life on the Cote d'Azur here at Le Contadour and for those who seek a hideaway different from the masses whether young or old, it is right here.