Bastide des Virettes

Côte d’Azur, South of France

From £1200 per person per week based on full occupancy in low season
From £2400 per person per week based on full occupancy in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

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Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Accommodation

  • Tailormade villa service

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on full occupancy for seven nights in a whole villa, including villa service.

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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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Insider's View

Amazing views, huge pool, 'gin and tonic' terrace, heated outdoor dining area, plenty of space for children to run around... What more could you ask for?

I love the Provencal detail in Virettes - the furniture, fabrics and attention to detail lend this villa so much character.

You could easily spend your entire week at Bastide des Virettes without setting foot outside the property. But there's so much to explore and see around, you really must.

The pool area has a walk in beach themed entrance, hot tub area and waterfall feature.

Try the famous violet ice cream from Tom's in Tourettes-sur-Loup.

Make some time to visit the market in nearby Vence, which sells local produce and specialities, such as olives and tapenade, regional cheeses and meat. The market is on every Friday morning in the Cité Historique. Get there early!

Wander into beautiful Tourettes-sur-Loup from the villa in just 15 minutes

Relax in the impressive Jacuzzi landscaped into the rock whilst enjoying the stunning views.

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Description

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Master bedroom

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.

Double bedroom

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.

Twin/double room 1

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.

Twin/double room 2

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.

Childcare

Villas are equipped with families in mind. Stair gates, blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots on request.

Services

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.

Flexible Service

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.

Full 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.

Facilities

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

Air-conditioning in bedrooms only.

Swimming pool

15m heated freeform swimming pool. The pool is heated in low season only.

Jacuzzi

Heated outside jacuzzi.

Barbeque

Barbeque area.

Outdoor dining area

Covered dining and seating area.

Children's games/playroom

Children's TV and playroom located on the ground floor with a great selection of indoor and outdoor toys and games.

DVD player and TV

Large plasma with Satelite TV and DVD player.

Wireless ADSL

Free WiFi.

Activities

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.

Floorplans

Ground Floor - Bastide des Virettes

Ground Floor - Bastide des Virettes

First Floor - Bastide des Virettes

First Floor - Bastide des Virettes

Experiences

  • 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.

  • Explore Vence

    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.

  • Visit Gordes

    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.

Notes

Other houses and electricity pylons

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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