Les Chênes villa is located just five minutes drive from the hill-top village of Montauroux, 25km to the north-west of Cannes and 15km west of Grasse. It is situated on a peaceful wooded hillside, in an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, with a private pool and magnificent views over Lake St Cassien and the Esterel National Park. The Côte d’Azur resorts can be quickly reached via the A8 motorway which is 15 minutes away. It is a 30 minute drive to Cannes or Fréjus/St. Raphael, 35 minutes to Nice airport and 1 hour to Monaco. The nearby lake, which has several pretty beaches, is a five minute drive away.
The property comfortably accommodates 11 people in 6 bedrooms. On the ground floor, there is a spacious double bedroom (with an extra large king size bed) opening onto the garden with a fully tiled en-suite bathroom (with shower, washbasin and WC), two twin bedrooms (one of which is very large and opens onto the garden and pool), a fitted kitchen and a second fully tiled bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and WC.
On the first floor there is a large open plan lounge/dining room opening onto the dining terrace with lovely views, a very spacious and modern fully fitted kitchen opening onto an indoor terrace with another dining area and also panoramic views. There are two more bedrooms on this level, a spacious double bedroom and a large twin bedroom, plus a third bathroom with a shower cubicle, bath, two washbasins and a separate WC.
On the second floor there is a mezzanine bedroom with a single bed, leading to the upper terrace with terrific views over the nearby lake and surrounding countryside. An interior solid spiral staircase links the three floors and it is also possible to walk around the outside of the house and up a few steps at the side to get from the ground to the first floor. The property has been recently renovated with new double glazed windows and shutters as well as a new kitchen and redecorated throughout.
Les Chênes villa is located in an acre of landscaped grounds within a protected area of green belt where no construction is allowed. Although there are neighbouring properties, they cannot be seen from the house and do not overlook the villa or gardens, which are very secluded and the area is very peaceful. All the properties in the area have large plots of land and lots of the domaine is protected and not built on so it is very green with beautiful pine trees and gardens.
The villa ground floor opens out onto the lawned garden with views over the surrounding hills and lake. The garden is very nicely landscaped with lots of mature trees and flowers as well as beautiful palms around the pool terrace. The latter is fully equipped with garden furniture and parasols. There is an 8m x 4m tiled pool, benefiting from a thermal cover to enable swimming early and late in the season as well as a child safety alarm. The villa and grounds are South-West facing, enjoying day long sunshine throughout the year until the very last of the evening’s rays, making the upper terrace a fabulous spot for an aperitif before dinner.
There is an outside dining area on the garden level overlooking the lawn, as well as dining terraces on both the first and second floors plus an indoor terrace with a small garden and another large dining table. Next to the pool there is a fully equipped, covered garden kitchen/barbecue area with a traditional charcoal barbecue plus an additional fridge and two dining tables, one under cover and one outside.
You are also welcome to make use of the shared tennis court, free of charge, as well as the "boules" court.
The property is very bright and modern inside and the kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything we could think of. There is a flat screen TV with English, French and other international satellite channels including the free to air UK satellite channels (all BBC channels, ITV, Channels 4 & 5, 24 hour News etc), a DVD, video, iPod dock and CD player. Wifi internet access is provided. There is central heating for winter lets and cooling fans for the summer. A cot is available (but without bed linen) and a high chair. Bedlinen and towels are provided. There are anti-mosquito devices for all rooms, although being on a sunny hillside and away from water, there are few mosquitoes.