|Mas d'Yeuse Villa for Ten||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||4||One additional cot can be provided|
Tucked away on a private domaine 30-minutes from Nice Airport and near to Cannes, is Mas d’Yeuse – its unassuming entrance trues hiding what lies beyond its front door.
Enter into the heart of the home – the family-friendly kitchen. Walk straight on through to the lofty lounge and throw open the patio doors. Step out on to the terrace beyond and you'll discover panoramic views over the bay of Cannes to the Cap d’Antibes, the lush green Tanneron hills, and behind, the mountains framing Grasse. Now you know why we fell in love with this villa.
Glance down and you’ll find the shimmering heated infinity pool – I guarantee you’ll want to dive straight in, so make sure your swimwear is the last thing you've packed!
Before you do though, why not grab a refreshing ‘apero’ that we’ve prepared especially for your arrival. A chilled glass of rose or fresh homemade lemonade – plus a few canapés to tide you over until dinner. It’s the small touches like this that matter to us too.
So relax a little – let the stress slip from your shoulders. There is plenty of time to explore what lies in side.
Imagine gazing at the Mediterranean while sipping your morning coffee on the terrace, or lingering over shared meals rustled up from French produce sourced at local markets.
Our newly renovated kitchen makes it simple to prepare meals while catching up around the central island. Equipped with all home comforts – dishwasher, double oven, built-in microwave and induction hob, Dualit toaster and coffee machine, plenty of cookware and tools – cooking won’t be a chore here!
So that you can really enjoy summer living at it’s best, our outdoor kitchen has a large barbecue and kitchen area that includes its own dishwasher and fridge/freezer
Decorated with chic outdoor furnishings, the main terrace is the perfect setting for al fresco dining or a sunset aperitif. Large tables and comfortable seating, both inside and out ensure dinning is a pleasure whatever the season.
If you truly want to kickback, why not let us organise a private a chef for your stay or perhaps just one night.
Relax on the comfy sofas with a good book, play games with your family or catch up with friends in our light-filled living room, with its lofty ceilings, exposed beams and grand Provencal fireplace.
Unpack your suitcase in one of 5 charming bedrooms, hosting up to 10 guests comfortably. Spread out over 3 floors there is privacy for everyone.
• The 2 top-floor bedrooms share a bathroom.
• A further 2 are on the ground floor: a master suite with 4 poster bed that has an adjoining en suite with double sink and bathtub, plus a further bedroom with it’s own newly refurbished en suite shower room.
• The fifth and largest is in the poolside apartment, which also has it’s own living area and kitchen.
Offering flexible sleeping arrangements to suit a variety of parties, from families to friends, three of our rooms have super king beds that can also be made up as twins. The other 2 bedrooms have comfortable king-sized beds. A cot is also available.
No matter which room you’re sleeping in, you’ll sink into crisp white sheets for a restful night’s sleep. And, all rooms have ample wardrobe space and remain cool with only fans needed, so why not stay a while!
From fresh towels to soap and shampoo, they’ll all be waiting for you on arrival.
Two out of our 4 bathrooms have just been renovated with Italian walk in showers and lux shower ware. The other 2 have bathtubs and overhead showers.
All rooms have electric radiators, although heating is rarely needed between April and November.
The living room also has an additional heating and air conditioning system.
Free wi-fi and internet tv with a wide range of international channels will keep family and friends entertained and those that wish can stay connected.
There is also a dvd player and a number of music devices throughout the villa, from cd players to iPod docking stations. So why not create your a soundtrack to match an unforgettable holiday.
Dive into the shimmering infinity pool (which can be heated if need be), which is large enough for laps. Kick back on a comfy lounger and admire the yacht-dotted seas and blue skies, which provide an iconic Riviera backdrop.
Parking and access is no problem. So you're more than welcome to arrive in your Fiat 500 or Ferrari.
The private driveway can accommodate up to four cars and has electronic gates ensuring security too.
Access is also very easy. There aren't any dirt tracks or even a steep driveway to negotiate.
Stylish yet practical, Mas d'Yeuse is suitable for several couples or a group of friends looking to take a holiday together, as well as family getaways.
With steps inside and outside the property (especially steep steps leading to the pool), our villa is unfortunately not suitable for those with restricted mobility.
Although we are more than happy for young children stay, please beware there is steep terracing too and some vigilance will be needed.
As the villa is in a rural location, and so you can make the most of what the area has to offer, we would recommend you have a car. However, if all you would like to do is lounge by the pool and relax during your stay with us, please let us know and we can help arrange for you to get here, as well as collect shopping or organise a personal chef so that you are catered for.
If you're feeling active, you'll have free access to two tennis courts that are shared between residents of the domaine.
We've been fortunate to have traveled widely. And during these adventures, it has been the personal experiences and generous hospitality that has stood out. <br/><br/>The insider tips on the great local restaurants, markets, places to see and things to do. The welcome glass or two of wine at the end of a very long journey. Someone waiting up to greet us when we've got hopelessly lost. The charm of a home filled with personal finds.<br/><br/>It's this personal touch that you’ll enjoy when you stay with us.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||Ideally situated between Provence and the French Riviera, Mas d’Yeuse is perfectly placed for you to enjoy the understated beauty of the countryside and the glamour of Cannes, Nice and St Tropez.
There are plenty of beaches nearby to relax and admire the palatial yachts, from well-equipped stretches to more secluded coves.
A scenic 20-minute drive will take you to idyllic perched villages where you can wandered cobbled streets and peruse local markets stalls. Why not get a flavour for the region by tasting local wines at nearby vineyards. Or even create your own signature perfume at a world-renown perfumerie in Grasse.
If you’re looking for gliz, the bright lights and sophisticated surroundings of Cannes will quickly sweep you up in the excitement of the Riviera’s party lifestyle.
If you crave a little more activity, there are top-class golf courses and even gliding close by. It’s a cycling and walkers paradise too. We are more than happy to help arrange your adventures.
|Unique benefits of property||Breathtaking sea views, and not to mention the shimmering infinity pool you’ll just want to dive straight into – this is why we fell in love with our villa.
Well-equipped indoor and outdoor kitchen and dinning facilities mean you can’t fail to enjoy shared meals together. Inside the lofty living room has an authentic fireplace and welcoming sofas. Free wifi and internet tv mean you can stay connected.
Five double bedrooms, on three different levels, ensure privacy for everyone. You’ll sink into crisp white sheets and comfortable beds for a restful night’s sleep.
As our guest you can expect impeccable service, starting from the moment you contact us. Consider us your personal concierge – we can help arrange a daily breakfast to the full services of a personal chef, organise a personal wine tour or just extra housekeeping. Just ask.
We’ll welcome you personally and provide refreshments so you can settle in the moment you arrive. And we're also on hand throughout your stay.
We have a lot to recommend about the Cote d'Azur since we've also been exploring the main tourist sites to the off the beaten track locations - inlcuding everything from local vineyards to beaches, walks, water sports to restaurants and events.
Below are just a few recommendations. But do you let us know what types of things you like doing on holiday; we're more than happy to put a more personalised list together for you, as well as keep our eyes open for specific events that you may enjoy when you come to stay.
With easy access to A8 motorway as well as coastal routes, here a some of the Riviera's most famous towns you'll be able to visit.
• Cannes: 22kms (30 minutes)
• Antibes: 37kms (30-40 minutes)
• Saint-Tropez and Saint Maxime: 56kms coastal route or 68kms motorway (60-70 minutes)
• Nice: 52kms (50 minutes)
• Grasse: 38kms motorway or 32kms on the scenic route (30-45 minutes)
• Mougins: 26kms (20 minutes)
• Saint Paul de Vence: 46kms (40 minutes)
• Monaco: 73kms (60 minutes)
• Gorge du Verdon/Lavender fields at Valensole : 110kms (2 hours)
• Lorgue: 52kms (40 minutes)
• Aix en Provence: 133kms (90 minutes)
• Frejus/Saint-Raphaël: 18-20kms (20 minutes)
• Mandelieu-la-Napoule: 20kms (20 minutes)
There are many local markets to visit, but here are just a few that you could explore.
Our local village has a very small market twice a week - Sunday and Wednesday mornings. You'll be able to get fresh fruit and veg here, bread and pastries, spit roasted chicken and charcuterie.
At Montauroux - a 15-minute drive away - there's a fantastic Marché Paysan. Housed in a large farming shed, this 'Farmers Market' is open 5 days a week. Here you'll find a variety of local produce from local farmers - from a whole host of seasonal fruit and veg, to local duck, bread, wine, jams and cheese.
Fayence, the largest of several rustic perched villages in the area, has a market three times a week in the village square - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Fruit and vegetables vie for prime position as cheese and bread blend perfectly with clothes, pottery and jewellery. Spices and cured meats compete to titillate your taste-buds.
The Marché Forville is a large market in the heart of Cannes. You'll find fresh fruit, vegetables and wonderful homemade delights made by local farmers – olives, pickles, cured meats, cheeses and breads. Head here on Mondays for the flea market and lots of great bric-a-brac stalls.
Of course, it has been hard carrying out research in this area! Voyaging around the beautiful countryside dropping into vineyards to taste their wines! Here are a few recommendations close to us, but we'll have plenty more for you by the time you arrive.
Starting at Tourrettes, (15 minutes away), why not spend an afternoon and pop in to Domaine de Grand Bastide. Then follow the road towards Sellians and you will see signs for several other vineyards signed. We'd recommend stopping off at Chateux des Selves to taste their wines on its beautiful terrace with views over its vineyard. And then just across the road and up a small track, is a very small vineyard tucked away in the most beautiful valley. Val d'Iris takes its name from the old iris plantation that was here and which supplied flowers to Grasse for perfume.
Although Provence is renowned for its Rose, all three also have a range of reds and whites.
There are plenty of beaches nearby to relax and admire the palatial yachts, from well-equipped stretches to more secluded coves.
The nearest beaches are only 17kms away - a beautiful scenic drive down into Mandelieu la Napoule. Here there are seven beaches to choose from, two small small beaches next to the Château in the town and several others as you head along the seafront to Cannes. You'll be able to dine at a beach front restaurants, hire a small boat or paddle board, or just soak up the sun and take a dip.
In Cannes, you have all the glamour of the private beaches.
However, some of our favourite beaches are in the other direction. Head along to Theole sur Mer (just a few minutes from Mandelieu) and you'll find much smaller coves around the headland, which are as good as it gets for snorkeling, as well as smaller conventional beaches in the town.
Carry on to Agay, a lovely modest bay and a subdued spot for happy holidays, which has seduced everyone I know who has ever been there.
For the drive of a lifetime get on the Corniche d’Or, which snakes along the rugged coast from Mandelieu- la-Napoule to Saint-Raphaël and Frejus. It is said to be one of the most beautiful routes in France.
The landscape here is completely different to anything you'll find elsewhere on the Cote d'Azur. Here the Esterel Mountains meet the Mediterranean in spectacular fashion, and the red volcanic stone radiates light.
Passing through Theoule sur Mer, Trayas, Anthéor and Agay, the most spectacular parts are the Pointe de l'Esquillon, Cap Roux with a beautiful set of rocks plunging into the sea and finally the Cape of Dramont and the Golden Island.
We had a fantastic week at Mas D'Yeuse. The villa felt more like a home than a holiday rental and Kathryn and Richard could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Part of me says that I should not give too glowing a reference as that would make it easier for me to book the villa again, however I have to say that this is a fantastic place to come on holiday and that I cannot recommend it highly enough. My wife says that it is the nicest villa she has ever stayed in and that is praise indeed.
This is an outstanding property and location, with thoughtful, kind and caring owners, who want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible.
The facilities at the property are outstanding. The fittings / furnishings are of a very high standard, there is plenty of room (but a family of five did not feel overwhelmed by it either). The pool is a good size. The terrace/patio from where you can eat is in an amazing position with outstanding views towards Cannes and mountains around.
We tend to be active and were able to do plenty of water activity, cycling, sightseeing and relaxing. The local village is a brilliant place to stock up on all the essentials and feels authentic and local. The glitz of the coastal towns is not far away too.
Kathryn and Richard are superb hosts. You really feel that you are their guests and that they want you to have the best possible stay. They are keen to suggest itinerary ideas, restaurants and activities. Their knowledge was really helpful in making the most out of our stay.
We would highly recommend this villa.