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Luxury Provençal Villa 3 Minutes' Walk to Medieval Village

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Last updated: 01/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Double Beds, 1 Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-9

'La Plantade' is a romantic and elegant Provençal villa filled with antiques and fine paintings. It is hidden down a private lane yet only a 3 minute walk to the picturesque medieval artists' village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. The magnificent views range from the blue of the Côte d'Azur to hilltop 'perched' villages and surrounding mountains. The beautiful landscaped garden contains many varieties of old roses and palms. A large terrace around the house overlooks the pool area and the driveway with parking for 3-4 cars. Nice and its airport are 20 minutes away. First class restaurants abound and sports include tennis (2 minutes' walk), golf, cycling, hiking, riding and paragliding. Cannes, Monaco, Menton, Antibes and Italy are all within easy driving distance. For art lovers there are numerous museums nearby: the Foundation Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence, the Picasso Museum in Antibes, the Chagall, Renoir and Matisse museums outside of Nice. Please contact the owner for further information.

Golf Courses: On an average of 30-40 minutes’ drive from 'La Plantade' there are 11 outstanding golf courses. Most of these include driving ranges and lessons. They are located in areas also renown for good restaurants, such as in Mougins, where there are 2: Golf de Valescure and Golf de Cannes Mougins. In Valbonne there is Golf d'Opio Valbonne and the Victoria Golf Club, whilst in Grasse there is the Golf de Grasse Country Club and Golf de Saint Donat. Closer to the coast in the famous glass-making village of Biot there is the Golf de Biot. If you want to be very near the coast then just beyond Cannes in Mandelieu-La-Napoule there are another two: Riviera Golf Club and Golf de Cannes Mandelieu. Further afield there is the Monte Carlo Golf Club and another in Tende, Golf de Vievola. Some of these also have pools, tennis courts and riding facilities.

Skiing: There are a number of ski areas within easy driving distance of 'La Plantade.' Winter 2005 saw 5 snowfalls of c 20 centimetres each on the Riviera. The nearest ski area is Gréolières-les-Neiges at 30 minutes’ drive. Its altitude is 1400-1800 m covering more than 1000 ha. There are 10 lifts serving 3 blue, 3 green, 15 red and 2 black runs over 30 kilometres. A drive of slightly over an hour takes you to the ski area of Beuil-Valberg at an altitude of 1430-2100 m. There are 52 ski runs served by 22 lifts: 6 black, 22 red, 13 blue and 11 green and 24 kilometres of cross-country trails as well as 12 kilometres for snow-shoeing. There is also go-karting on ice for the kids! Driving 1.5 hours towards Italy takes you to the ski areas within the Mercantour National Park. These are Auron Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 23 02 66), Saint-Etienne de Tinée (Tel: +33 (0)4 93 02 41 96) and Saint-Dalmas le Selvage (Tel: +33 (0)4 93 02 46 40).

DISCOUNTS ON P & O FERRIES: If you are taking the ferry to get to France discounts are available, please contact the owner for further details.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/13/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Master: 1 queen

    En suite Bathroom & Terrace...moreless

  • Double: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Twin: 2 twin/ single


  • Studio: 2 twin/ single

    En suite Bathroom & Kitchenette...moreless

  • Main house: 1 Master Bedroom - Large Double - 160 cm - (5'3') Bed with En suite and Terrace with views to sea and village; 1 Double - Large Double - 160 cm - (5'3') Bed with view to village; also a very comfortable fold-out Bed is best accommodated in this Bedroom 1 Twin - 2 x 90 cm - (3') Beds - can be made up into one Bed as Large Double (180 cm or 6'). Separate Studio: En suite, Twin Beds (2 x 100 cm (3'4') Beds) and Kitchenette....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Because 'La Plantade' contains very good quality antique furniture it is generally not advisable to bring small children. The layout of the house is as follows: a 2-story Main House (having a Master Bedroom & En suite Bathroom on the ground floor and 2 further Bedrooms - 1 Double & 1 Twin - sharing a Bathroom on the 1st floor) with a lower ground floor Studio containing a Kitchenette with Bathroom and Twin Beds. The latter is adjacent to the pool. The large Reception Room with open fireplace and adjoining Dining Room on the ground floor (see photograph) is surrounded by a sunny terrace and a shaded pergola where there is a dining table for 8 people and another for 4. The Kitchen is small after the Provençal fashion but serviceable with all the necessary equipment from microwave to dishwasher. Washing machine and drier are next door in the downstairs cloakroom. Typical French shutters keep out the worst of the heat in high summer but fans are provided. In winter heating is electric....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.7
from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 2 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Middle Season V
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay

High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Middle Season V
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay

Low Season
Oct 1 - Dec 10, 2017
4 night min stay

X Mas
Dec 11 - Jan 14, 2018
4 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,225 $9,626
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $106.96
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,069.56


Except for High Season, there may be a reduction for stays over 1 week. The amount depends upon the length of the stay. There is a charge for the final clean of €200 for up to 3 people, of €250 for 4 people up to 8, of €300 for 9 people. In winter, the heating is charged at €0.50/Kwh, exclusive of the hot water heating. There are complementary logs for the fireplace.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/13/2017
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15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nice Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
38 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a beautiful medieval village situated on a hilltop overlooking the blue Mediterranean and its adjacent promontories. Built as a refuge over 1200 years ago against the invasions of the Saracens it became in the 20th century a place renowned for attracting artists of all persuasions: poets, painters, musicians, sculptors, film directors and movie stars. Among these were Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Lelouche (of 'A Man and a Woman' fame), and Jacques Prévert.

Today its narrow pedestrian streets contain a wealth of artistic shops. There are art galleries, textile weavers, ceramic potteries and original jewellers. Four outstanding restaurants nestle in its alleyways.

Ten minutes away is famous St. Paul-de-Vence with its innumerable art galleries and the renown Fondation Maeght, home to a vast collection of Miro's, Giacometti's, Calder's, etc.

Further afield to the south the glamour and sophistication of Nice offer exciting nightlife complete with casinos, theatres, concert halls and the opera together with high-end world-class shopping.

The excitement of Cannes and its film festival are only 35-40 minutes away while Antibes with its world-class marina - considered the biggest and best in the Mediterranean - is even closer. Its elegant centre and fascinating Picasso waterfront museum are not to be missed.

Going north you encounter the romantic 'arrière pays' where life continues in the old ways and for the daring sport enthusiast there is paragliding and even skiing in the winter at Gréolieres.

Often at Christmas time you can be sitting in your shirtsleeves in the sunshine enjoying the view to the Mediterranean while contemplating the afternoon's skiing expedition!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/13/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from Pool towards Main House

    View from Pool towards Main House

  • View from Terrace to Pool and L'Estérel

    View from Terrace to Pool and L'Estérel

  • Dining 'al fresco' on the Terrace

    Dining 'al fresco' on the Terrace

  • Terrace outside Kitchen and Dining Room

    Terrace outside Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Living Room looking towards Dining Room and wrap-around Terraces

    Living Room looking towards Dining Room and wrap-around Terraces

  • Entrance doorway

    Entrance doorway

  • Dining Room detail

    Dining Room detail

  • View from Master Bedroom to Tourrettes-sur-Loup

    View from Master Bedroom to Tourrettes-sur-Loup

  • View towards Antibes from Master Bedroom

    View towards Antibes from Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs Twin Bedroom

    Upstairs Twin Bedroom

  • Library Bedroom

    Library Bedroom

  • 'Au Revoir'!

    'Au Revoir'!

  • View of Pool from lower garden level

    View of Pool from lower garden level

  • View from Library Bedroom Terrace

    View from Library Bedroom Terrace

  • Learning the Binary System

    Learning the Binary System

  • Entrance


  • Entrance to Living Room

    Entrance to Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs Pink Bathroom

    Upstairs Pink Bathroom

  • Library Bedroom with door to Ensuite Bathroom

    Library Bedroom with door to Ensuite Bathroom

  • Downstairs Guest W.C.

    Downstairs Guest W.C.

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