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Luxury Private Apt. in villa. Heated pool, 20 Mins. Nice and Vence. Wifi +Sat.TV

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Exotic pool terrace for Le Contadour guests to enjoy in peaceful surroundings
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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Le Contadour (haunt of artists and writers) has hosted guests worldwide for over 15 years and who return frequently. It is perfectly located just 20 minutes drive from Nice, Vence, and 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 on the foothills of the Alpes. The spacious architect designed apartment (half the villa- 100m2 ) within the villa offers discerning travellers bright, spacious rooms facing south, with balconies overlooking the stunning Var Valley to the Mediterranean beyond. Spectacular open views from all rooms. Imagine a true french home - beams, french windows, shutters, original paintings by resident artist, ancient terracotta g...Le Contadour (haunt of artists and writers) has hosted guests worldwide for over 15 years and who return frequently. It is perfectly located just 20 minutes drive from Nice, Vence, and 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 on the foothills of the Alpes. The spacious architect designed apartment (half the villa- 100m2 ) within the villa offers discerning travellers bright, spacious rooms facing south, with balconies overlooking the stunning Var Valley to the Mediterranean beyond. Spectacular open views from all rooms. Imagine a true french home - beams, french windows, shutters, original paintings by resident artist, ancient terracotta glazed floor tiles all the charm of an original stone 'mas'. Add to this, comfort, elegance, and serenity, and you have the chance to share a beautiful spacious home of 100m without the huge expense of renting a whole villa. Ancient olive trees, lemons, orange and fig trees grace its terraces. Exotic flowers everywhere display the beauty of the hidden Mediterranean hills. This is truly more than just a holiday home, it is home from home and much more! Every detail has been carefully thought out for the comfort of the discerning traveller. 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 stood still. Locally you can visit a roman vineyard and sample its delights! Take a walk into the hills for spectacular views. Share the life of a french resident. Participate in village life. The famous institutions such as the Fondation Maeght, and the Matisse Chapel are close by with wonderful exhibitions of art and sculpture. The Friday markets in Vence are full of delicious local produces from the mountain areas. For those who are more energetic, there are excellent guided walks locally. Even in the wintertime, the area has so much to offer, such as the well-known ski resorts in the Alpes only a short drive away, such as Greolieres, and also Isola 2000. Our hidden months in the winter are sunny and warm, with 300 days of sunshine a year. It is not surprising that visitors have been coming here for many years to escape the cold, northern climates. Come and participate in the Carnival of Nice in February, with its superb floats and concerts. Share in the fun! Enjoy temperatures around 16 degrees in the winter with clear blue skies! when even the rest of France and Europe are freezing! We live in a micro climate here in Gattieres where you can sit out during the daytime and savour the warmth and the sun. Within the grounds of the villa you will be able to benefit from a private, exotic, heated pool, surrounded by Mediterranean plants and trees. You don't have to wait until the height of the summer months to swim and enjoy the peace of the Riviera without the crowds. Feel free to pick your own oranges, lemons, or figs. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on your private terrace under an ancient olive tree. Wake to the sun streaming through the shutters of your bedroom, and the aroma of wisteria and jasmine. At Le Contadour, you will enjoy all the benefits of life in France, and for those who seek a hideaway, different from the masses, whether young or old, it is right here, waiting for you. Many of our visitors return year after year, from all corners of the world. Whilst staying at Le Contadour, you can avail of babysitting care, and extra help in the apartment with cleaning or ironing. We can also provide you with someone to cook a special Chinese meal outdoors for you if you are tired of cooking or a wonderful Moroccan couscous or tajine served for you personally. You can also savour the excellent restaurants in the area. You will be spoiled for choice! Restaurants in this area benefit from stunning locations where the cooking is handed down from grandmother to daughter. Delicious wines, and cheeses are produced in the area. You will find a little bit of paradise only for discerning travellers whose aim is to relax, enjoy scenic walks, excellent local provencal foods, savour the beauty of one's surroundings, and experience life in a french village. Yet on your doorstep all the glamour and glitz of the Cote d'Azur await you. From famous museums to casinos. Come and experience why so many people choose to live in this part of France- why we, seasoned travellers, also chose to live in this beautiful part of France. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The property is in a quiet residential area and we would advise guests that loud noise or partying outdoors could create a disturbance to neighbours. If children are staying, please ensure that they do not scream around the pool.The beauty of this area is its peace and serenity.
Bathrooms
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About the Owner
Elizabeth Jenny M
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2004
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Reviewed July 30, 2020

We loved this property. The apartment was comfortable and cosy with amazing views. The gardens, the pool and barbeque/bar area were just perfect. It's a real oasis. Our hosts were welcoming and very very interesting people. We loved meeting them and spending some time with...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

Like a little home from home - brilliant location to adventure around Nice & surrounding area (we are coming back because there is sooo much to do & see!) Liz & Quentin are charming & friendly - always happy to help in any way but...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank mrsephillips
Reviewed September 15, 2019

This was our 6th visit to Le Contadour, which in itself must be a tribute to its many qualities as a holiday venue. Situated on a hillside with commanding views down the valley of the River Var towards Nice, the property is as comfortable, elegant...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank CWL2013
Pathfinder579307, VR Owner at Luxury Private Apt. in villa. Heated pool, 20 Mins. Nice and Vence. Wifi +Sat.TV, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Many many thanks! We loved seeing you again and sharing time together. See you next year??

Reviewed May 27, 2019

Gattieres is a very pleasant little village with a small supermarket plus the usual baker and butcher so easy to find fresh produce. The apartment was delightful - very comfortable and with lots of added extras (soaps, shampoos etc ) and the furnishings were first...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank 522Steve
Pathfinder579307, VR Owner at Luxury Private Apt. in villa. Heated pool, 20 Mins. Nice and Vence. Wifi +Sat.TV, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

How lovely to hear from you and to hear that you had a lovely time! We are happy that you found everything in order and loved the apartment. I always try to put myself in a client’s shoes to imagine what they would appreciate. Holidays...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

We found this little jewel on the mountainside of Gattieres! Perfect for us as a base to explore the beautiful mountains to the north and the Cote d'Azur. Our hosts were lovely people who are now friends that we hope will visit us in the...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Joan B
Management response:Responded May 17, 2018

Thank you so much for spending time to write us such a glowing report! It was so interesting having Californians stay with us, and be able to advise when necessary. Europe is so different from America. It can be difficult to adjust to different standards...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded April 11, 2018

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We spent a lovely week at Le Contadour in early July 2017. The villa is only a 20 minute drive from Nice Airport and is just a 5 minute or so walk from the beautiful village of Gattieres (Alps-Maritime). The views from the villa are...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-week stay at La Contadour. The apartment was as advertised - clean, comfortable, fully furnished and equipped. We were well pleased with the property. What was as good, or even better, was meeting the owners Elizabeth and Quinton. They are an...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Adventure610194
Management response:Responded October 23, 2016

What can I say! Thank you both so much. We were delighted to meet you and to share time with you. It is wonderful that people can find our little piece of paradise when even as far away as the USA discerning people can find...More

Reviewed April 26, 2016

We stayed for a week in La Contadour in the middle of last summer's heatwave in the Riviera, and had a lovely relaxing time. The apartment is comfortable and clean with wonderful views down to Nice and exquisite fresh lemons ready to pick from the...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank W3575AHseanm
Management response:Responded April 27, 2016

Sean, what a lovely surprise to receive this review! We remember you all very clearly and how much we enjoyed sharing some time with you. I am so pleased that you liked our villa and enjoyed sharing a jar or two in the evening and...More

Reviewed September 27, 2015

My wife and our teenage son stayed for a week. We were welcomed and guided by Quentin and Liz whenever we needed advice. They are great hosts and company who happily expand their time for you as you need it. - thank you both (and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Nick S
Management response:Responded September 29, 2015

Thank you so much for spending a moment to write a review for us. It is very important for guests to be reassured that their choice of a holiday home is worth going for. We loved sharing time with you all and Quentin and I...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Gattieres, is a medieval perched village, which has hardly changed since the 12th century, and only 20 MINS FROM NICE! It has all that one could require whilst on holiday, from a renowned bakery which provides even for the House of Monaco to excellent restaurants with regional, provencal menus. In July, a well-known professional opera performs in the open squares of the village. Gattieres, is centrally situated to visit the famous coastal resorts of Monaco, Nice, Cannes, or St. Tropez. Numerous festivals take place in the Nice area from famous jazz festivals, in the summer, to carnivals in the winter months. For more details see: www.whatsonwhen.com and look up the Nice area. For the active, there is sailing, swimming, golf, tennis, fishing, climbing, walking, visiting the many museums a...
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