3 DBL BR 3 BR sleeps 6, wifi, aircon close to St Paul
- english, french, A little Italian.
About Carmela Blackman
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
Why Carmela Blackman chose La Colle-sur-Loup
We love the area with its diversity from historic towns, beautiful walled villages, mountains and having the sea close by. The way of life, food, wine and of course the sunshine. A big plus is it's great access to the airport only 15 mins away but being on the edge of the countryside. Nearest train station 10 mins, motorway 7 mins. Its close to Nice, Cannes, Antibes and only 40 mins to Monaco or over to Italy in just under an hour. It has great links to pretty much anywhere along the French Riviera . 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 just want to relax away from it all.
What makes this Villa unique
As a family there are so many things we love about Le Cottage du Loup. Its a wonderful place to wake up everyday. You can while away the hours just relaxing by the salt water pool admiring the view. Don't take our word for it have a read of our guests reviews Its close proximity to everything is just perfect whilst still feeling away from it all. Its great being near La Colle Sur Loup as you have all you need in the village 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. Saint-Paul de Vence is only a 5 minute drive away and 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. When you stay at Le Cottage du Loup you can be assured that our support team keep everything ship shape and our House Manager will be there to deal with any issues should they arise. We hope you have a wonderful stay.
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Great relaxing vacation home
Had a great vacation the house was as expected very comfortable everything functional working well and kept very very clean we had a great experience well done!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back one day. We hope you have a great end to your Summer
A beautiful rest in the sun
After a long 12 hour drive it was a pleasure to be welcomed in to Le Cottage by the ever efficient Michelle . An excellent welcome pack and a chilled bottle of Rose certainly helped as well.
The Cottage ( a villa really) was in tip top condition and everything for a stress free stay had been provided. The pool was heaven and the children spent many a happy day immersed in the lovely saltwater pool.
The 2 weeks went all too soon and another 12 hour drive helped to welcome us back to the real world
I would recommend this villa strongly and thank the owners for providing a great haven in the south of France
Its good to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is a long drive from the UK and perhaps next time fly in as you can be in the villa within 4 hours from taking off with a chilled glass of Rose and some local produce to save you going shopping on your first day.
We chose a saltwater pool as its much kinder to your skin and we should probably mention it more as a benefit as often travellers don't realise.
We look forward to welcoming you back someday as I am sure you have lots to explore in the area. One visit is never enough
A bientot !
Lovely, comfortable and clean home, beautiful view of nature and a refreshing pool to return to !
Excelllent property for a family vacation, clean and comfortable, traveling with three young adults appreciated everyone having a bit of space...kitchen well supplied for eating dinner poolside, Carmela and Michele are both very responsive to questions and suggestions..
Quiet neighborhood and the view make us feel like we were in a beautiful forest..loved the location!
Leanne its really good to hear that you and your family had a good stay and that you found Michele helpful all feedback is appreciated.
We always feel like we are miles from anywhere looking over the conservation area and yet only 5 minutes to all amenities.
Having 2 separate kitchens and living areas is a big plus giving everyone space if they want to relax or watch a separate TV in their own space.
We hope you have a great end to your Summer and look forward to welcoming you all back
A perfect home for a family to spend time together
We had a wonderful week. The only bad point about the house is that we enjoyed it SO much , we didn’t want to leave it to go exploring the area!
As it was so hot, and the pool such a wonderful attraction, we spent nearly all our time at the house. As each day passed, we used the different areas; breakfast on the terrace, lunch at the dining table with doors wide open to the view, and occasional barbecues on the kitchen patio. All beautiful. The home has a very special "feel" to it, with wonderful decor, and we have made some very special family memories here. The kitchen is equipped really well and the air conditioning was very much appreciated at this time of year. Supermarkets are close by and it is not far to the beaches if you do decide to leave the house!
I would like to think we will return on some future holiday.
Thank you for your review
We are happy to hear you all had a wonderful time. So many of our visitors intend to do so much and like yourselves end up staying at the villa as we often do when we visit.
We as a family really love our time there and have wonderful memories too. It is a special place and we have tried to make it special for our guests as holidays are so important to us all.
We look forward to welcoming you all back and perhaps you may venture out to explore the area as there is just so much to see and do.
Until your next trip
A Bientot !
A perfect tranquil hideaway !
We got a great surprise when we turned in the gateway of Le Cottage du Loup this July.
The house has a beautiful authentic aspect and faces out over an expansive woodland view. It is beautifully decorated with three spacious bedrooms and a large cosy living room . We loved opening up the double doors from our bedroom and the big doors to the living room and letting the light flood in .
The children loved having their own apartment downstairs and also spent hours in the pool . The pool is secluded and totally private to just the Cottage . It is also completely enclosed and secure.
We used the big barbecue most evenings and alternated our dining between the two large outside tables.
Listening to the crickets whilst having a glass of wine at sundown at Le Cottage du Loup was just wonderful after a busy day touring around .
Michèle was lovely and couldn’t do enough to make our stay special .
Carmela , you’ve done a wonderful job in creating a special place which exudes tranquility and atmosphere .
Thank you so much for your review.
With the pace of life we all live now I think we all look forward to our holidays and time together. Its really good to know that you all have had a lovely time. We all need a little bit of paradise! that's how our family feels whenever we visit and we are happy to share that with you.
A bientot O Neills !!
A month in Paradise !
My husband and I spent the entire month of June at Le Cottage sur Loup. It more than exceeded our expectations. Our goal was to explore la Cote D’Azur and take day trips to as many places in the area as we could while having a cozy place to come back to at night. Friends joined us at the beginning of the trip.
The villa was perfect. From the time I started to plan the trip over a year ago to the end of our trip Carmela was on top of communications and very helpful. Michele welcomed us at the villa, showed us around, gave us tips about the area and answered questions as we had them along the way. Maria did a great job keeping the place clean every week and even brought us flowers from her garden and homemade cookies!
We really enjoyed coming back to the pool every day to relax and deal with the warm weather. The kitchen is very well equipped. We made very good use on the new BBQ when we did not go out for dinner. The two main rooms on the main level and upstairs are very comfortable and each having their own bathrooms is very handy when you have two couples. We did not need to use the suite downstairs. There is a very nice breeze throughout the house when you open the windows. We had to use the air conditioning for the last 3 weeks as it got very warm and we were in moskito season so had to close up at night. Having the air was a nice feature.
The setting is very pleasant as you oversee the mountains in the surrounding area. There is no ocean view but there is also a lot of privacy. We felt comfortable and safe in the area.
The location is good as you’re away for the busy towns . It is very quiet. With a 15 to 20 minutes drive you can easily get to the beached and the sea. There are a lot of shops and restaurants within easy driving distance. You can’t really walk to go for dinner. You definitely need to rent a car!
I would highly recommend the villa! Thanks Carmela for sharing your piece of Paradise!
It is always such a pleasure to have such lovely guests and we are happy to share our little bit of paradise.
Its always good to get feed back as the team behind the scenes who have been with us for a long time all work hard to make every ones stay enjoyable and we also appreciate everything they do. I will certainly pass your comments on to them.
We really hope you will visit again one day but until then
A Bientot !!!
Le Cottage Du Loup 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
Many Cycle routes
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.
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