Luxury holiday house with a pool, perfect for families and groups of friends
- english, french, german
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A very comfortable villa with wonderful amenities and fabulous views
Our multi-generational family of 13 (ages 2 to 70) arrived (do follow the owner’s driving directions!!!) at the beginning of France’s record heat wave to find a comfortable villa with plenty of outdoor space and a refreshing pool for all to enjoy.
We were greeted by the property manager who gave us a tour of the house and instructions on the use of the many amenities, including the pool alarm, security system, washers and dryers and kitchen appliances. We found the villa to be spacious with bedrooms on three levels and bathrooms for all couples and children. We spent most our time outside, with an absolutely gorgeous view to the Mediterranean Sea but the indoor dining rooms and common living spaces were well furnished and comfortable, with televisions, games and books. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed several family dinners together. The recommendations for restaurants met with approval from all, particularly the pizza place which we all enjoyed with its outdoor dining, great menu selections and convenience to the house. We did take several day trips to different villages and beaches in the area and found the location convenient to our needs.
While we experienced minor issues with plumbing, the owner and property manager were quick to respond and arranged for repairs immediately. With no inconvenience to us. Instructions were clear in the welcome packet and we had no surprises.
We highly recommend La Soleillade and hope to be able to return someday soon! Many thanks for helping to make our family stay so enjoyable.
Fantastic position and amenities, wonderful
We were a family of 11, celebrating 3 birthdays, and it could not have been better.
A floor for each family, plenty of bathrooms, wonderful kitchen and laundry.
We all enjoyed the beautiful pool, surrounded by lovely loungers and chairs. We all played table-tennis and used the large barbecue. Plenty of games were played around the large garden and the boules court held family challenges.
Great selection of books, maps and suggestions for outings. Wonderful paintings everywhere we looked.
The view is magnificent towards the Mediterranean. We ate outside all the time, under the awning and enjoyed being surrounded by copious geraniums, petunias and oleander .
A wonderful holiday in a perfect setting.
Traumurlaub in Traumhaus
Die einwöchige Reise mit unseres Freundesgruppe war einfach perfekt. Angefangen mit dem freundlichen Kontakt zu Bettina, der Hausbesitzerin, über die vollständige Ausstattung des Hauses, die Sauberkeit, den herrlichen Pool, bis hin zum atemberaubenden Blick vom Grundstück des Hauses. In La Soleillade kann wirklich wohnen, nicht nur sich aufhalten. Für größere Familien oder Gruppen absolut bestens! Es klingt vielleicht banal, aber es ist wirklich so: wir haben uns wie zuhause gefühlt.
A perfect family holiday
Our family of two adults and four children (6 - 10 years) had an idyllic week in this gorgeous house. There were many highlights - the garden and spectacular views, the beautiful pool so accessible from the house, the gourmet kitchen and the layout. The different levels and many rooms meant everybody had enough space. The house could easily accommodate two or three families.
The weather was mixed but it didn't affect us. The house has plenty of activities to keep children occupied; in particular the air hockey table. The magnificent windows in the conservatory meant we could enjoy the view regardless of the temperature! We enjoyed visiting the historic villages in the surrounding area and the easy trips to the beach. Our children also enjoyed horse riding and the adventure playgrounds close by.
The owners made us feel very welcome with fruit, wine, beer and flowers upon arrival. We would recommend the property for families or just adults. It works brilliantly for both!
Bron, Mike, Conor, Bronte, Noemie and Niamh
A great holiday!
Never have we stayed in a more beautifully equipped house, it had absolutely everything you could wish for, and was so comfy and charming. We really enjoyed cooking in the hi-tech kitchen, which was just as well, as nobody wanted to go out anywhere, they were so happy staying on the gorgeous terrace, sunbathing, swimming and looking at the view. A great holiday, thank you so much, from Mandy and the girls.
Family friendly with space and privacy
We had a great stay over Easter. The property is spacious and fully modernised with high quality fittings throughout the house with a kitchen fit for foodies. All the rooms have plenty of natural light, especially the dining and sitting rooms. Being arranged over three floors with a range of places to go outside there was plenty of room and places for people to relax in peace and quiet. What made the property stand out was the size of the garden and being wooded at its fringes, the complete sense of privacy, despite being near the villages and amenities and enjoying a remarkable view towards the coast from the sitting room and the terraces. There is a good range of eateries in the area, all the way up to Michelin standard and a good selection of food and wines from various shops within three miles of the property. It can be heartily recommended for families, with its extras such as table tennis, a useful library and plenty of games. Dr David & Mrs Pauline Lloyd Owen, Wales.
The village of Magagnosc is 4km outside Grasse, on the way to Nice, in the beautiful hills above Valbonne, only 30 minutes by car or excellent bus connection from Nice International airport. The house is located in a quiet lane in the Quartier de la Lauve, with uninterrupted views overlooking the valley down to the coast and the Esterel mountains. Pré-du-Lac is a famous hub for cyclists from where to start the ascent to Gourdon and the many routes into the Pre-Alpes of the Cote d'Azur. All in all, a perfect location from where to explore the many sites in the Alpes-Maritimes and Provence.
Nice, Antibes and Cannes are just a short ride away, and so are the beautiful villages of Valbonne, Gourdon, St Paul de Vence and Biot, with many hiking and cycling routes along the way. Grasse is also not to be missed, with its famous perfumeries and a bustling old town full of restaurants and bars.
Beyond are the rural surroundings of Provence, with ancient hilltop villages and the Lac de St Cassien, which offers many great water sports and is often less busy than the coast. Alternatively, it takes only one hour to reach St Tropez, Monaco and the Italian border, and 1 1/2 hours to be in excellent ski resorts.
There are many excellent golf courses within half an hour from the house, including Golf de la Grande Basitde and Golf Club du Saint-Donat outside Mouans-Sartoux and many others. The Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche has become one of the most favoured golf destinations (the hotel also offers gorgeous Spa facilities for non golfers!). The nearest public tennis courts are close by in Chateauneuf and there is table tennis and a boules pitch at home in the garden.
On the cultural side you are really spoilt for choice. There is so much to see in the South of France such as the Matisse Chapel in Vence, the Fondation Maeght in St Paul de Vence, the historic centre in Grasse with some wonderful early Rubens paintings in the Cathedral Notre Dame de Puy, many wonderful museums in Nice and Vallauris and last but not least the excellent Picasso Museum in Antibes. If you are into buying art then you will find many fine art galleries in Mougins, Cannes, Nice and St Paul with great exhibitions of talented artists, many from the local area. And don't forget to visit the great perfumeries in Grasse which make this the perfume capital of the world!
The Côte d'Azur wouldn't be the same without the amazingly blue Mediterranean and its famous beaches along the cost. We love the quieter beaches between Théoule-sur-Mer and Pointe de l'Esquillon on the way to St-Raphaël but anywhere around Cannes and also the Cap d'Antibes is simply beautiful.
For rainy days or if you look for activities for the whole family then visit the glass factory in Biot or the Marineland adventure park in Antibes. The Oceanographic museum in Monaco is also a great outing and so are the picturesque hilltop villages in Provence up hill from Gourdon. St. Tropez, Monte Carlo and nearby Italy are also always worth a visit and great fun for a day out.
There are many wonderful weekly markets where you find the freshest produce from the local area. Our favourites are the small market in Pre-du-Lac on Monday morning and of course the fantastic and famous market in Valbonne on Friday mornings. Le Rouret and Roquefort-les-Pins also have their weekly markets and in Opio there are often special markets in the evenings.
A large selection of guidebooks and maps is available to help you plan your outings, and we have a well stocked library of books and DVDs to borrow.