|Villa Hardy||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1|
Villa Hardy is located in St Jeannet very near Vence, St Paul de Vence and only 20 minutes from the Riviera coast (Nice, Antibes, Monaco etc). Behind the villa to the north is the spectacular Baou de St Jeannet and some wonderful walking country.
The villa has wonderful panoramic views from Monaco in the east to Cap d'Antibes and Cannes in the west. Guests are completely secluded and have exclusive use of the villa, pool and garden.
The garden is furnished with sunloungers plus outdoor dining facilities and a shady bench/parasol for very hot days. There is also a boule/petanque court for renters to use.
The accommodation comprises of a large open plan lounge (including dvds/satellite tv/cd/radio/games/books/FREE wi-fi) adjacent to a well appointed kitchen complete with fridge-freezer, gas hob, microwave, oven/grill, double sink, dishwasher and washing machine plus a full supply of china, cutlery, glasses etc. There is a large table for dining within the kitchen area. There is a separate toilet/basin downstairs and a bath/toilet/bidet/basin upstairs and 1 twin and 2 double bedrooms.
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is only 25 minutes away. You can see the planes landing from the terrace in the distance. Calais is an 11 hour drive (Caen about the same).
The village centre is about 850m away. The village is very picturesque without being overwhelmed by tourists. From St. Jeannet, there is a regular bus service to Cap 3000 (Galleries Lafayettes and restaurants at Atoll Beach) and to Vence. From the bottom of the hill, there is a bus service to Nice and Grasse.
In the old village of St Jeannet, you will find 2 bars, 2 restaurants, a grocers and an ATM machine. In the lower village (Le Peyron -- 2 km down the hill), there is a supermarket (UMarche), 2 bakers, a newsagent, 2 restaurants a famous bakers/patisserie (Roattas), doctors/vets/dentists and 2 banks.
There are an amazing number of interesting places to visit within 30 minutes drive including wonderful French villages such as Tourettes, Gourdon, Vence, St. Paul de Vence, Valbonne, Biot, Mougins and Riviera coastal resorts including Antibes, Nice, Cannes, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Cap Ferrat and Villefranche. Slightly further afield one can visit Monte Carlo, Menton, Italy (Ventimiglia market on Fridays and San Remo), Auron/Isola 2000 ski slopes, St Tropez and the Grand Canyon of Verdon
Available are dishes, utensils, cutlery, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, hob, toaster and filter coffee. There is an indoor dining table for 6 and also an outside dining table for 6 with parasol on the terrace.
Satellite tv in lounge. Dvd on mezzanine level. Three piece suite seating 6.
Three bedrooms sleeping 6
Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed, Provencal arch with curtain (not a door)
Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds, this twin bedroom has a balcony
Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed, on ground floor recommended for kids as low balcony upstairs
On first floor is bathroom with bath,shower attachment, bidet and wc. Downstairs is a separate wc with basin.
We have never had any requests for heaters as we only rent the villa in the summer months but electric heaters can be supplied by our concierge if required.
Dvd Player with dvd library
Grass lawn, kidney shaped pool, terrace facing south west with sunloungers and reclining chairs. Balcony with dining table and parasols. Garden bench in shade. Petanque court. Parking space for 2 cars.
Parking space and turning circle for at least 2 cars
The walking in the surrounding area is quite hilly but the views are worth it!
Because of the low mezzanine balcony, we only accept children over 5 years. Pets by prior arrangement. Our concierge cleans on Saturdays and midweek (normally Wednesdays). She also looks after the pool and the garden when she visits
Having owned language Schools in the UK teaching English to foreign students for 30+ years, I retired in 2006. We now spend a lot of the Winter in St Jeannet enjoying the scenery, the climate and the relaxing lifestyle. Whilst in St Jeannet we like skiing at Auron, golf at Biot, horseracing at Cagnes and watching Nice play football at the new Allianz stadium. In the Summer we stay in Dorest on the South Coast of England and rent out our villa so that others can enjoy this lovely area
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||Lovely views, not too many tourists in the village, lots to see and do within a 45 minute drive. There are not many places in Europe where you can be on the beach in 30 minutes and skiing in an hour! The property is also secluded and an ideal place to relax with lots of walking (and cycling) trails nearby. The walk up the St Jeannet baou takes about an hour but the view is well worth it ---- on a clear day, you may even see Corsica. Although St Jeannet is very quiet and rustic, the bustle of Nice and Antibes is under 30 minutes drive away (Cannes, Monaco and Menton are a bit further). In the villa, you find a selection of books and DVDs plus satellite TV and wifi in the unlikely event of bad weather.there is a folder in the villa with our suggestions for day trips, shopping, markets, restaurants etc..|
|Unique benefits of property||The villa is not overlooked. you can choose between a quiet relaxation by the pool or a drive down to the Riviera coast where there is always a lot happening (Nice, Monaco, Antibes, Cannes etc) and Italy is only an hour's drive.|
Several mountain bike trails in the hills behind the villa
There are an abundance of courses around Opio, Valbonne, Cannes, Mougins, Grasse
A host of cultural sites, museums and art galleries (Matisse, Chagall, Picasso) Sports at the new Allianz Riviera stadium
The Baou de St. Jeannet is an internationally-known climbing site
The Riviera Coast is well endowed with marinas
Boutiques/markets of Monte Carlo, Juan- les Pins, Nice and Cannes
Several Guide Randomee footpaths are around Villa Hardy
A beautiful villa in a stunning location - we had a fabulous week here. The villa is very well- equipped from soap and toilet rolls to cutlery and crockery. There were so many little touches that made everything so welcoming and relaxing. The pool is wonderful with lots of seating in the large patio area around it. The views are even more amazing than any photo can show and it was fabulous being provided with binoculars to zoom in on everything. The area is beautiful with so many lovely hilltop towns, an amazing bakery just down the road and easy access to the coast. The only thing we missed was air conditioning as the upstairs bedrooms were very warm (but we were there when it was particularly hot). Thank you for allowing us to spend time in your gorgeous villa.
We had a wonderful week at Villa Hardy. The view from the property is spectacular and we enjoyed the days around the pool and the evenings on the terrace. The property is very private and extensive. It's a fair walk to the village as it's quite steep at times but well worth it for the croissants...the restaurants were reasonable, although they don't take credit cards!! The villa is well equipped and on the whole comfortable. The pool in particular was a decent size and depth so we didn't feel the need to drive all the way down to the coast. As we were a party of six adults a second shower would have been useful... and air conditioning would have greatly improved overall comfort. But that said, we wouldn't hesitate to book this villa again!!!
Advert and description were entirely accurate. We had a really good week in the villa and would not hesitate to recommend it.