Bastide de L'Ormee, South of France
Bastide de L'Ormee
Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 8
Bastide de L'Ormee is a contemporary restored Bastide with private pool, set within landscaped gardens and with extensive views over the Cote d’Azur. Ideal for two families, it is close to historical Tourettes-sur-Loup and comes fully staffed. Sleeps 8.
At a Glance
Beautiful restored open plan Bastide, built on three floors
Close to the historical art haven of St Paul de Vence
Large pool and terrace with far reaching views
Fully staffed with private chef and host
Ideal for larger families or two families traveling together
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With origins dating back to the 1900s this beautifully converted Bastide has an impressive elegance and features cool, natural stone and muted tones throughout. Its open plan living area perfectly complements the sense of space both inside and out and every room has extensive views over the Mediterranean, with glimpses of the sea in the distance.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors, with the entrance of the property being on the middle floor. Airy and spacious, it includes the main open plan living, dining and kitchen areas and features all the modern touches you would expect from such a stylish villa, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout. There are four bedrooms which can accommodate up to eight people. On the top floor there is a double bedroom with balcony, en-suite bathroom and two further twins, all with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Another double bedroom with French doors leading onto the terrace is located on the ground floor with a small summer kitchen, ideal for grabbing a cold drink or snack whilst relaxing by the pool.
Outside there is lovely 'terrasse en gravier' with outside dining area, which enjoys beautiful views over the garden and a long narrow pool with full width steps and a paddling area. The location of the terrace and pool make it great option for families with younger children, giving you the opportunity to relax with a drink whilst the children enjoy paddling.
Close by is the pretty, historical hilltop village of Tourettes-sur-Loup, renowned for its cobbled streets, cafés and boutiques. The village can be easily explored in a morning or for a day’s excursion the larger walled village of St Paul de Vence is a short drive away. If the glamour of Cannes is on your 'to do' list, this cosmopolitan town can be easily reached by car within 30 minutes.
Bastide de L'Ormee is a villa that really delivers everything you would hope for; elegance, style and the versatility to explore the beautiful Cote d’Azur area, whilst being looked after by your very own host, chef and nanny.
Please note that the garden at Bastide de L'Ormee is due to be landscaped in January/February 2016. The grass shown around the pool has been digitally implanted for web purposes until we have new imagery of the terraces and gardens.
The master bedroom en-suite is situated on the lower ground floor and has French doors which open onto the terrace and pool, giving a sense of independence and a good degree of privacy. The remaining three bedrooms are located on the top floor and all feature en-suites and built in wardrobes, providing ample space for everyone.
This double bedroom is situated on the lower floor and has french doors which open onto the terrace gardens and pool beyond. A half-height wall doubles as a headboard and separates the main bedroom from the splash-back of the bath behind. here is also a separate shower with double sinks and a spacious built in wardrobe.
Located on the top floor, this is a lovely fresh and airy double bedroom with french doors leading onto a private balcony which overlooks the pool and gardens below. The views from the balcony are stunning and you can see the Cote d'Azur coastline in the distance. Entry to the bedroom is via the en suite bathroom which has a bath and separate shower.
Twin bedded room, located on the top floor with shower en-suite and shared WC. Fantastic views of the surrounding countryside
Another twin room on the top floor with en-suite shower, shared WC and views over the pool and beyond. The WC is shared with the twin room next door.
A fully qualified nanny can take care of all your childcare needs. Our nannies look after children from four months to thirteen years, keeping them entertained and happy with a variety of tailor made, creative and sporting activities. Our villas have dedicated playrooms or areas full of toys, games, creative activities and games consoles for all ages, ensuring our younger guests have endless fun on their vacation. A nanny will ensure that your child’s routine is followed, and your chef will discuss any dietary requirements with you, creating delicious meals for all tastes.
Nannies are available for 5 days per week, for 8 hours per day with 2 different options to suit your family best. Two hours of childcare is available on both your arrival and departure day. If your flights do not allow for this arrangement, 4 hours in total will be offered on either your arrival or departure day. Additional nannies can be requested (subject to availability) from £750 per week for 1 child.
Our villas are equipped with families in mind. We can provide blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots on request and arrange for nappies and wipes to be purchased in advance so that you have one less thing to worry about. Babysitting can also be arranged (at an additional cost) if you’d like go out for dinner.
Bastide de L'Ormee has a large pool (16m x 4m x 1.3-1.6m deep) with integrated steps to one end and a fitted alarm for extra safety. There is an outdoor terrace for alfresco dining and inside there is air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout.
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.
Bastide de L'Ormee is a fully staffed villa with a chef and host to look after you during your vacation. Guests also have the option of a fully qualified nanny for their stay. From the moment you arrive, your villa team is there to make your vacation as seamless as possible and to look after your every need. Our service is discreet and understated, leaving you to relax and not lift a finger. Using the freshest local ingredients, your private chef will serve original and mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Whilst your host, with their wealth of local knowledge will manage every aspect of your vacation, whether it’s serving mid-morning snacks or drinks before dinner, or reserving you a restaurant for lunch, or booking a boat trip.
Our villas are fully staffed with a chef and host for 5.5 days of the week.
For all our villas, the check in time is 4pm and the check out time is 11am. Our villa staff can make arrangements for you if your arrival or departure times do not correspond with these, for example booking a restaurant for lunch.
Location & Directions
Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 8
Bastide de L'Ormee is set in the hills above Vence overlooking the Mediterranean. Just a 10 minute drive from the town of Vence and the neighboring village of St Paul de Vence. The nearest village is Tourrettes-sur-Loup 1.5 km away, with the nearest beach 8km at Cagnes. Cannes and Antibes are 14 km away.
When to go
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.