Ideal for a couple (+ 1 or 2 small children) looking for a laid back and relaxing holiday, "back to nature", close to the lively côte d'azur.
Beautiful octagonal chalet in romantic and beautiful setting, comfortable and well equipped. A little gem.
The chalet sits in its own grounds of over two acres of olive trees. There is plenty of choice between light and shade. The chalet consists of one main room, octagonal in shape, with large windows giving plenty of light. There is a separate adjoining kitchen, bathroom (basin and shower) and loo.
There is air conditoning which keeps the chalet cool in summer, and in winter it is warm and cozy.
There is a comfortable king-sized bed and a child's bed. Towels and bed-linen are provided.
The kitchen has a gas hob and oven, and a fridge. We tend to eat very simply when we are here, mostly fresh salads, and anything that gives us the excuse of using our own freshly pressed olive oil! Fresh vegetables and fruit are easily available in the local markets, but if you are lucky, you can pick your own wild leeks or other edibles from our land, and steam them for supper
Outside, there is plenty of space, a covered terrace with table and chairs, chaises-longue under the olive trees and a hammock.
Our lovely friend Odile lives nearby and will be there to welcome you and make sure you have everything you need. She knows the chalet and area well and will be willing to help you.
Grasse is 5 minutes in the car, a fascinating old town, well worth a visit and only 3 km away. Its perfumeries are famous worldwide. Free guided tours are available and well worth it too.
Distances to nearby towns and the sea: Cannes 19km, Antibes 20km, Nice 37 km
The hills above Grasse are only a quarter of an hour away and the walks up there are superb, offering panoramic views of the coastline.
The Alps are on the doorstep for walking, climbing, dipping in the icy cold torrents, or even skiing (two ski stations under an hour's drive away.)
Cannes, with the Film Festival each May is ½ hour away.
St Paul de Vence with its art galleries is about the same distance (19 km)
For garden lovers, there are many amazing botanical gardens to visit, all so very beautiful, as much in winter as in summer. There's even one five minutes away in the same area. We can recommend our favourites to you
A car is ideal as there are no nearby buses or other forms of public transport. We will send you detailed directions on how to find the chalet. It is 3km from Grasse. Grasse is easily accessible from the autoroute.
Outside, there's plenty of space: a covered terrace with table and chairs, a hammock and sun loungers under the olive trees. There is a short walk up a grass path (about 40m) from the car to the little chalet.
The drive up from the bottom gate is non tarmacked and although we cut the grass regularly, it can be a little slippery after a heavy rainfall.
Interaction with guests
My lovely friend Odile lives nearby and will be there to welcome you and make sure you have everything you need. She knows the chalet and area well and will be willing to help you.
Other things to note
The price announced is the price per night for a 7 night stay. Please make enquiries for the price of shorter stays.
Stays of 3 nights = 80€/night
Stays of 4 nights = 75€/night
Stays of 5 or 6 nights = 70€/night
Stays of 7 nights or more = 65€/night
Please ask for the price per night for shorter stays in July and August.
Merci de ne pas fumer dedans, et attention si vous fumez dehors (grande risque de feu.) Pas de bougies ni feux permis.
Animaux domestiques: merci de voir avec le propriétaire avant la réservation
Pas de bruit fort dehors après 22h.
Please, strictly no smoking inside, and caution when smoking outside. Candles and bonfires, fireworks and flares forbidden.
Well-behaved pets welcome by arrangement. Please contact me before booking.
No loud noise outside after 10pm. Thank you