Bastide des Virettes
Côte d’Azur, South of France
based on 7 nights
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per person based on full occupancy for seven nights in a whole villa, including villa service.
At a Glance
Lovely villa with views across Provence to the Mediterranean
Located a short drive or 15 minute walk from the quaint hilltop village of Tourettes-sur-Loup
Spacious garden and terraces for al fresco dining
Good sized private heated pool with 'beach style entry'
Beautifully furnished villa full of antique hand painted wooden furniture and artefacts
Includes your own villa manager and a choice of service options with a private chef.
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The typical Mediterranean climate of Provence and the Cote d'Azur has long drawn visitors here. Late Spring brings warm temperatures that can reach nearly 30C by July. Sunshine is abundant, with nearly 12 hours a day in mid-summer. The mistral wind can bring a cooler wind in early Spring, but this part of the Riviera is more protected. July is the driest month, and rain showers tend to be infrequent.
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A beautiful villa, full of character, La Bastide des Virettes has views across Provence to the Mediterranean. With quiet gardens fringed by palms, olive and citrus trees and a pool cut into the rock face, it's a truly relaxing haven. Sleeps 8.
Nestling in the hills on the edge of the medieval village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, La Bastide des Virettes has spectacular views to the coast. Located in a quiet residential area, in established gardens and terraces, it's an ideal Riviera retreat. The bastide has been recently renovated and fitted with every modern convenience. Much loving care and attention to detail has been used, with the villa being uniquely decorated in a beautiful baroque style. Frescos and painted woodwork feature throughout, along with antiques and artwork collected from across the south of France.
Bastide des Virettes is fully south facing with the gardens stretching out in front. All the living areas of the house are on the ground floor, with a large and comfortable open plan living and dining room, children's TV and playroom, and a double kitchen. From the house, french doors open out onto a good sized covered dining area, with views towards the sea.
Upstairs are four sumptuous bedrooms and three bathrooms. Beautifully decorated and furnished, and individual in style, they are each named after a colour. The master bedroom has two sets of French doors out on to a balcony with views to the swimming pool and across to the Mediterranean. A good size dressing room is ideal for a cot. Its large, classic designed en suite marble bathroom, includes a bath and a separate shower. The "Blue Room" is another double, with an en suite shower room. Lovely painted features characterise this room, with two sets of French doors opening onto a small balcony. The "Green Room" is arranged as a twin, with views across the garden and the surrounding village, countryside and coast. This room shares a bath with an overhead shower, with the "Turquoise Room", which is at the back of the house and set up as a twin. These rooms also share a separate WC.
To one end of the garden and landscaped within the rock, is a stunning 15 metre free form pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi. There is a shallow beach style entrance to the pool, making it perfect for younger children to paddle in, whilst the middle part reaches 2m in depth. There's also a boules court for a gentle afternoon game or two. There are covered terraces at either side of the pool – one for soft seating and the other outside the house for dining al fresco.
The locals call Tourrettes-sur-Loup the "village of violets", for its cultivation of this little flower. It's a picturesque and historic village, off the beaten track and full of cafés, boutiques and patisseries along its winding cobbled streets and arched passages. It's an easy place to spend a morning, watching a game of boules in the Place de la Liberation, or visiting the market on a Wednesday - the local speciality is tarte à l'orange, which is really worth a try. The beaches of Cagnes are only 8km away, and the glamour of Cannes and Antibes, just 14km. St Paul de Vence is also close, and perfect for those wanting to explore its galleries and boutiques. The hills around Tourrettes are truly beautiful, and offer magnificent walking and cycling country.
Bastide des Virettes is a spacious villa with airy and good sized rooms (total 350m2). There is Wi-Fi and an Apple TV. It has been lovingly restored and beautifully furnished with handpicked antique Baroque style painted wooden furniture and artefacts. All four unique and individually furnished bedrooms are on the first floor. All bedrooms with the exception of the master bedroom have been named after the predominant colour of the room. Each has twin/double 'link style' beds, however the rooms will automatically set up as 2 double rooms and 2 twin rooms unless otherwise advised.
All the living areas are on the ground floor and include a double reception room, separated by a double sided fireplace. One side is more formal and the other is home to the children's play area/TV room. There is a separate WC on each floor. No air-conditioning.
The master bedroom is the largest bedroom with two sets of French doors out on to a balcony complete with table and chairs overlooking the gardens and swimming pool and with sea views to the distance. This room has two 4ft beds. It has a large en suite marble bathroom, classical in style including a bath, separate shower and a good sized dressing room beyond. The dressing area would be fine for a cot.
This double bedroom is known as the blue room. It is on the opposite corner of the house to the master bedroom and is flooded with light from the two sets of French doors, one with a small balcony. The palette of pale blues and creams, makes this room feel particularly calm and relaxing. The blues follow through to the en suite marble bathroom.
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This room is known as the 'Green room' and has French doors with Juliet balcony to enjoy the views across garden and surrounding houses/countryside and sea to the distance. The Green room shares a bathroom with the Turquoise room.
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This room is known as the 'Turquoise room'. It is the only bedroom located at the back of house so only has views across the garden and driveway. The turquoise room is the smallest of all the bedrooms and shares a bathroom (bath with shower over) and WC adjacent with the green room.
Villas are equipped with families in mind. Stair gates, blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots on request.
Llenaire comes with a choice of villa service: Flexible or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of villa holiday, you want the full works or somewhere in between, there is a service option that is right for you.
The villa comes with a villa manager on hand to make sure you have everything you need, along with gourmet dining provided by your own private chef with tailor made menus, using the freshest local ingredients.
Includes a welcome drinks hamper, unlimited soft drinks, daily breakfast hamper (including fresh bread, pastries, juice and smoothies) and one staffed meal per day (either lunch or dinner with champagne and canapes), and daily housekeeping and a pre-arrival concierge service.
Includes a welcome drinks hamper, unlimited soft drinks, daily breakfast hamper (including fresh bread, pastries, juice and smoothies) and two staffed meal per day, lunch and dinner with champagne and canapes, and daily housekeeping and a pre-arrival concierge service.
The villa has a 15m freeform swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The terraces are equipped for relaxing al fresco dining, and there is a dedicated children's play area inside and Apple TV.
It is possible for the pool to be heated to a maximum of 26 degrees although this can fluctuate according to day/night time temperatures. The pool is not heated in July and August.
Air-conditioning in bedrooms only.
15m heated freeform swimming pool. The pool is heated in low season only.
Heated outside jacuzzi.
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Covered dining and seating area.
Children's TV and playroom located on the ground floor with a great selection of indoor and outdoor toys and games.
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Large plasma with Satelite TV and DVD player.
There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the Cote d'Azur. Close to the historical and picture postcard villages of Tourettes-sur-Loup, St Paul de Vence and the beaches of Cagnes and Cannes there is something for everyone. The larger town of Vence is nearby and offers a great selection of shops, galleries and restaurants. Le Pigeonnier just off the main square, offers a good selection in local recipes and has a fantastic reputation for both ambience and service.
Beach Day in Juan les Pins
For beach lovers the biggest sandy beach is in Juan les Pins, situated about 30 minutes from the Scott Dunn Villas. Choose from either the public sandy beach or the beach club, Plage Helios just further down from the main beach.
Cannes Day Trip
You may not want to leave the villa, but if you feel like a day out, why not visit Cannes. World renowned and glamorous, it's the place to see and be seen.
Cannes Sailing Experience
A varied day tour of Cannes, starting on foot around Cannes, followed by sailing in the Bay of Cannes to the Lerins Islands, where you will enjoy a gourmet seaside lunch, swimming, snorkelling and exploring the sights these islands have to offer.
Day Trip to the Lérins Islands
A super day trip to the beautiful Lérins Islands, just a short boat ride from Cannes. You can spend the day combining culture by visiting the islands monuments along with some relaxation by the sea.
E-biking in the South of France
E-biking is the perfect way to enjoy biking in the beautiful South of France. It's ideal for older family members too and makes for a great group activity. Take in the incredible views as you explore the beautiful terrain on two wheels.
Encounter with Wolves
A wonderfully unique experience for the whole family to see wolves in their natural habitat in the Mercantour National Park.
Take a delightful walk around Vence, a large town offering a mix of the old versus the new. There's plenty to see and something for everyone.
Heli Wine Experience
This is the way to tour the wine estates of the Cote d'Azur. You will enjoy a full day discovering the wines of the arrière-pays and all in your very own private helicopter.
In Villa Massage
For the ultimate pamper experience, why not receive your chosen massage in the comfort of your own villa or even better, poolside.
La Colombe d' Or Experience, St Paul de Vence
La Colombe d'Or is the most famous restaurant in St Paul de Vence and the surrounding area. Synonymous with lovers of French art, the walls are littered with beautiful and inspiring creations by renowned artists, including Picasso.
Lady Lockett Garden Experience
This is a truly wonderful opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the gardens and villa 'La Mouissone' with Lady Lockett herself, to explore the gardens and enjoy a sumptuous lunch followed by olive oil tasting and perfume making session.
Make your own perfume in Grasse
Grasse in the Cote d'Azur has been synonymous with perfume production since the 16th century; the scents of which are used by some of the most prestigious perfume houses of France. For a day trip, tour the perfumeries or create your very own scent.
Meal with a View at Alain Llorca, La Colle Sur Loup
For the best in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, including fresh roasted meats and shellfish on the grill, head to the restaurant of renowned chef, Alain Llorca. An acclaimed restaurant, Alain Llorca's has a fantastic setting with a large terrace.
Olive Oil Tour and Tasting
Spend an hour or so at the Moulin d’Opio, learning how they have made Provencal Olive Oil since 1848.
Private visit to the famous Villa Ephrussi
An exclusive experience to discover the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces on the Côte d'Azur, built on top of the peninsula of Cap Ferrat.
Riviera Wine Experience
This is an exceptional tour combining wine with culture and gastronomy along the Riviera in Bellet, Nice. Where you can sample many a wine whilst enjoying the stunning views over the Var Valley, and end the day in style with a Michelin-starred dinner.
Sweet Factory Tour
Those with a sweet tooth will love this quaint traditional confectionary factory, in the heart of the south of France.
Gordes is arguably the prettiest village in the Luberon region and seems to cling on to the rock face overlooking the Vaucluse plateau. The village is a mass of winding lanes, terracotta rooftops and church towers.
Visit Lac De Saint Cassien
Visit Lac De Saint Cassien and have a fun day out surrounded by stunning scenery and a great selection of places to eat nearby. Whether you want to hire the pedalos or try stand-up paddle boarding or just relax, its definitely worth a visit.
Visit to the Local Markets in the Cote d'Azur
There is nothing like the sights and smells of a local market to give you a true sense of the gastronomic delights of the region. The local French Provençal markets of Vence, St Paul du Vence and the Cote d'Azur provide the ideal opportunity.
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Other houses and electricity pylons can be seen from the villa, however the villa is not overlooked.
Location & directions
Côte d’Azur, South of France
La Bastide des Virettes is located overlooking the sea along a peaceful semi-rural lane in the heights just outside the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Just 10 minute drive from the town of Vence and the neighbouring village of St Paul de Vence. Nearest Village – Tourrettes-sur-Loup 1.5 km. Beaches and coast – Cagnes 8km , Cannes and Antibes 14 km.
How to get there
There are good international flight options to Nice and Marseille from London and other regional airports in the UK, which take approximately 2-hours. In addition there are good flight connections from Paris and other French airports.
Car hire is recommended throughout your stay. This can be picked up and dropped off at the airport. The transfer time from Nice to the villa is a 30 minute drive or from Marseille, between 1 hour 50 minutes and 2 hour 20 minutes.
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