La Pervenche

Côte d'Azur

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Web Ref: 3739
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Kitchen and dining area (dishwasher, microwave). Living room (fireplace, TV, DVD). French doors to terrace. Cloakroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and mezzanine (steep unprotected steps) and door to front drive. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and door to garden.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and private balcony. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and private balcony.
  • Outside: Terrace with outside dining and comfortable chairs. Barbecue and pizza oven. Covered pond with goldfish. Boules area. Private parking and gated entrance. Garden with terraced levels.
  • Private swimming pool (kidney shaped 10m x 5m). Can be partly fenced.

Light and spacious, La Pervenche is an elegant and comfortable villa with feature non-linear design that will entice both inside and out. Within 1.5km of fashionable Valbonne and just 30 minutes’ drive to the coast, guests will enjoy the privacy this villa affords in an easily accessible location.

Valbonne is just a 5 minute drive from La Pervenche where the main square is both pretty and blessed with bustling cafés and restaurants serving lunch and dinner menus and a welcome drink. The weekly market and plentiful boutiques will bombard your taste buds and delight your senses.

Inside the villa are curved walls and archways that create appealing angular views and a lovely sense of space and proportion. The living room, with cool tiled floors and a feature open fire, leads to a large and well designed kitchen with central island workspace, breakfast bar and wine fridge. There are two double en suite bedrooms on the ground floor and two en suite doubles on the first floor, both with their own balconies affording a little outdoor privacy! All the bedrooms benefit from air conditioning which is a blessing in the warm Côte d'Azur climate. Guests will no doubt enjoy dining outside around the built in barbecue and pizza oven surrounded by tall palms, whilst the rest of the garden has spacious lawns, varied Mediterranean planting, as well as being completely enclosed with an electric gated entrance. Continuing the curved theme, the private pool is kidney shaped with roman steps for easy access. 

For those seeking a leisurely day out, the coast at Antibes (18km) and the beach at Juan-les-Pins (18km) are recommended. There are art galleries in Mougins (8km) or you could even opt to create your own perfume at one of the outlets in the home of fine fragrance in Grasse (9km). There's much to do here and it's all fairly close-by, you'll find it hard to leave!

 

  • Terraced grounds, unprotected interior stairs mean that only babies and children over 5 yrs old are advised at this house.

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Great Things to Do Near La Pervenche

Visit Nice observatory

Situated on the summit of Mont Gros, just east of Nice, the Observatoire is open to pre-booked guided visits on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. A chance to admire the impressive architecture and wooded hillside setting as well as to learn about the history of astronomy and of the observatory itself.

Take cookery lessons

at Les Apprentis Gourmets in Cannes. Learn to cook authentic cuisine française!

Artistic trail

Many famous painters and sculptors have been inspired by the light and landscape of this region, so it is no surprise that it is blessed with art galleries and museums. To name a few: the Matisse Museum and the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Nice, the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Fondation Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence and the Picasso Museum in Antibes.

Hire a boat

down at the port of St-Laurent-du-Var, and explore the coastline in style!

Family theme parks

Espace Marineland is a massive marine park just outside of Antibes has over 4000 animals, including a tropical reef aquarium, a shark tunnel, polar bears and penguins, and shows of sea lions, orcas and dolphins. On the same site, there is also the Aquasplash water park, the ‘Far West’ theme park and Adventure Golf. Plus plenty of play areas, picnic spots and restaurants

The walled city of Vence

This medieval hilltop village is popular with visitors due to its largely intact city walls. It is also famous for its spring water, which can be collected from numerous fountains in the town. The cathedral was built in the 4th century on the site of a Roman temple, and a mosaic by Marc Chagall in 1911 is a notable later addition.

Nice to Monaco

Enjoy breathtaking sea views from the winding hill road between Nice and Monaco, stopping at Eze - perhaps the most famous 'village perché' - and the Trophée dAuguste at La Turbie, where the remains of a roman palace sit atop the hillside above the principality of Monaco.

Day out in Nice

Explore one of the oldest human settlements in Europe taking in the sights of the old quarter, Place Rossetti, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Place Massena which is the main square of the city. Held in the Cours Saleya, the daily morning Marché des Fleurs is a riot of colour and fragrances. Stay on for lunch in one of the many restaurants which spill out into the pedestrianised lanes and squares. Anyone for Salade Niçoise?

Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence

This Chapel was designed by renowned artist Henri Matisse and was completed in 1951. Its fairly simple forms and white walls allow the beautiful stained glass windows to take centre stage and vivid yellow, green and blue light streams across the interior. Three large tile murals adorn the walls and the priests' vestments were also designed by Matisse.

Go-karting

... is on offer at Châteauneuf, which may come in handy for entertaining older children and teenagers... or wannabe race-driver adults!

Grasse festival

Visitors to Grasse in early August can appreciate the annual ‘Fete du Jasmin’ festival held in honour of the flower of the same name. The highlight of the event is the 'bataille de fleurs', where flowers are thrown into the crowd, their fragrance heady in the air.

Horse riding and tennis

... are both available nearby at Châteauneuf.

Other Côte d'Azur resorts...

Some of the famous resorts of the French Riviera are not far from the house, including Antibes and Juan-les-Pins. There are plenty of beaches to choose from (some sandy, some pebbly), long promenades to wander, and a plethora of bars and restaurants for a spot of lunch or some nightlife. Some may like to people-watch among the mega yachts at the marinas, whilst others may prefer a scenic drive along the beautiful Estérel coastline.

Hit the shops in Cannes!

Treat yourself to a day of holiday retail therapy checking out some of the designer name boutiques.

Visit Grasse, the Perfume Capital

Thanks to its favourable microclimate, the hillsides around Grasse became key producers of floral crops for perfume-making in the 18th century, and the perfume industry is still thriving today, as is evidenced in the number of shops and boutiques selling scented goods. The major perfume houses in the town offer guided tours around their premises giving a fascinating insight into this unique industry, with the chance to buy their products on site of course.

Scenic drive along Les Gorges du Loup

Take an afternoon to drive this circuit which follows the gorge of the river Loup through pretty hilltop villages. Starting and finishing at Châteauneuf, follow winding roads with great views of the gorge passing dramatic cliffs and waterfalls en route.

A round of golf

If you're a keen golfer, don't forget to pack your clubs! The Golf d'Opio Valbonne is not far from the house, with an 18-hole par 72 course.

Explore Valbonne

Valbonne is a picturesque small town whose narrow streets are laid out in a grid pattern, unusual for the time. Browse the many independent shops and art galleries on the way to the lovely central square, where you can pause for a drink or a bite to eat.

Nearby

Towns

Valbonne 3 mins
Grasse 15 mins
Mougins 15 mins
Antibes 30 mins

Beaches

Juan-les-Pins 30 mins

Airports

Nice 30 mins
Marseille 110 mins
Times are approximate

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