Villa St Martin

Côte d'Azur

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Web Ref: 3527
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Living room (TV, CD) with doors to terrace. Dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to garden. Cloakroom. Double/twin bedroom with French doors to garden. Small living room with French doors to garden. Bathroom (no WC). Cloakroom (WC). WiFi.
  • First floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and private terrace with external stairs to garden. Double bedroom with en suite shower room.
  • Garden room: Twin bedroom (ceiling fan) with shower room. Separate utility room (washing machine).
  • Outside: Spacious grounds of garden with trees, lawn and terrace. Pool house with in-built barbecue and wood oven. Table tennis. Boules court. Private covered parking. 
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 5m) with removable fencing.

Situated within a smart residential area close to the village of Châteauneuf, Villa St Martin is a welcoming stone property set in spacious grounds which give a sense of seclusion and privacy. Yet you are not far from the amenities and restaurants of Châteauneuf in the hills of inland Côte d’Azur, where historical villages and towns wait to be explored.

A haven of relaxation, this charming stone built property has spacious rooms which offer a blend of old and new: the original floors, walls and beams of the property complemented by the comfy white sofas, wood furniture and light fabrics.

Bedrooms are elegant and tastefully furnished. The ground floor bedroom has direct access to the garden, whilst those on the first floor enjoy fabulous, far reaching views across the countryside. In addition, there is a separate annexe for two: ideal for those in the party seeking some independence.  

The elegant dining area will surely host many a memorable meal with French doors leading to the terrace and gardens. However, we are sure that most summer evenings will be spent by the pool where the outdoor dining space comes complete with wood oven and barbecue. After dining to your heart’s content, a game of table tennis could be in order or possibly a more relaxing game of boules, or why not sup a ‘digestif’ and take in the views on offer?

The villages of Châteauneuf and Opio are almost equidistant from Villa St Martin and both offer amenities and a choice of restaurants. Take a stroll around the historic small centre of Châteauneuf and listen to the church bells. 

Golfers will be pleased to know the nearest course is only a few minutes’ drive with an 18 hole course at Golf de la Grande Bastide (3.5km).   

For days out, there are weekly markets in Valbonne (6.6km) for fresh produce and maybe a bargain or two, art galleries in Mougins (12km) or you could even opt to create your own perfume at one of the outlets in the home of fine fragrance in Grasse (4.5km). And if you fancy a day on the beach, Juan-les-Pins is 30 minutes away by car.

  • The ground floor double/twin bedroom can be prepared as either. Please advise at time of booking.
  • Terraced gardens, unprotected drops and open sided steps leading from the house to the pool house and pool (see image) mean that children will need supervision.

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Great Things to Do Near Villa St Martin

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.

Take cookery lessons

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

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?

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.

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.

Hire a boat

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

Get active

Horse riding and tennis are both available nearby at Châteauneuf.

Go-karting

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

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.

Teeing off

If you're a keen golfer, don't forget to pack your clubs! The Golf d'Opio Valbonne is only 3km from the house, with an 18-hole par 72 course.

Grasse festival

Visitors 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.

Family day out

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.

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.

Hit Cannes!

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

The Cote d'Azur

Some of the famous resorts of the French Riviera are only about 25km from the house, including Antibes and Cannes. 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.

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.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Valbonne 10 mins
Grasse 15 mins
Gourdon 15 mins
Antibes 30 mins
Cannes 35 mins

Beaches

Juan-les-Pins 30 mins
Mandelieu-La Napoule 35 mins
Antibes 35 mins
La Croisette (Cannes) 40 mins

Airports

Nice 35 mins
Toulon 100 mins
Marseille 120 mins
Times are approximate

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