Bastide de L'Ormee, South of France

Bastide de L'Ormee

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 8

Sleeps:  8
From $700 per person per week based on full occupancy in low season
From $2900 per person per week based on full occupancy in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on full occupancy for seven nights in a whole villa, including Scott Dunn Essential Villa Service.    

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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

  • Includes your own villa manager and a choice of service options with a private chef.

  • Ideal for larger families or two families traveling together

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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

On the Chef’s night off why not pop into Tourettes-sur-Loup and reserve a table at La Cave; a traditional French bistro and Wine Cellar, which serves a small tasting menu of two starters and two main courses (changes daily), coupled with an extensive wine list.

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Bastide de L'Ormee is a contemporary restored Bastide with pool, set within landscaped gardens with extensive views over the Cote d’Azur and close to Tourettes-sur-Loup. Ideal for two families, with a choice of private chef and nanny. Sleeps 8.

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. There are four bedrooms which can accommodate up to eight people. On the top floor there is a double bedroom with Juliet 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 salt water 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.

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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.

Master Double

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 on to a Juliet balcony which overlooks the pool and gardens below. The views of the surrounding countryside from the balcony are stunning. Entry to the bedroom is via the en suite bathroom.

Twin 1

Twin bedded room, located on the top floor with shower en-suite and shared WC. Fantastic views of the surrounding countryside

Twin 2

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 and creative materials, 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 six days a week for 8 hours each day with a choice of three shift patterns to fit in with your family needs. You can liaise with your nanny on arrival to discuss the best option which suits your family.  Your nanny’s day off is on Monday and therefore childcare cannot be provided on your arrival or departure day.  Babysitting is also available on request and is payable for locally.

Our villas are equipped with families in mind. We can provide stair gates, 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.


Bastide de L'Ormee comes with a choice of our renowned Scott Dunn service: Essential, Flexi or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of villa vacation, you want the full works or somewhere in between you can be assured it will be the same outstanding, personal service from Scott Dunn.  

Each villa comes complete with a villa manager on hand to make sure you have everything you need, along with the option of gourmet dining provided by your own private chef with tailor made menus, using the freshest local ingredients.

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 enjoy your vacation. 

Our villas are fully staffed for 5.5 days of the week.

For all our villas, the check in time is 4pm and the check out time is 10am. Our villa team can make arrangements for you if your arrival or departure times do not correspond with these, for example booking a restaurant for lunch.

Essential Service

Includes a daily breakfast hamper, a welcome drinks hamper, one staffed meal per day (either brunch, lunch or dinner) and daily housekeeping.

Flexi Service

Includes a daily breakfast hamper, a welcome drinks hamper and up to two staffed meals per day (brunch or lunch and dinner) with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Daily housekeeping.

Full Service

Includes a welcome drinks hamper and three staffed meals per day.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Daily housekeeping. 


Bastide de L'Ormee has a large salt water 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, Wi-Fi and Apple TV.


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 - Ground Floor -

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Bowen Family - August 2018 (Guest)

Great villa staff who were approachable and friendly and pulled out all the stops for a birthday party and making sure
everyone had snacks and favorite drinks throughout the day.  Zara looked after Edward very well. He kept her busy and she seemed to enjoy it! It was my first time with an in villa nanny and it was a great experience.

Car hire was a very long wait as even though the pre booking meant our reservation was quick others had not pre booked and took around 20 mins each.


Bennett Family - July 2018 (Guest)

The villa team exceeded all our expectations in all respects.  Our children's swimming got better and better with the help from Ruth our nanny. Great face painting by both Jordan and Ruth. Care and fine food from our host and chef, Max and Magic.


Bird Family - July 2018 (Guest)

Second catered villa vacation with Scott Dunn, equally lovely. Alex, our chef - very talented, super organized, very tidy.
Impressive meals kept coming out of thin air, our kind of chef!   Charlie, our villa manager, talented all round,
very charming, we couldnt have asked for a better host!  We wish you both all the best for what were sure will be
very bright careers.


Coombs Family - July 2018 (Guest)

Lovely villa. Outdoor area would benefit from being slabbed rather than stones for children. Great selection of toys. Rooms all very nice. Bathrooms would benefit from heated towel rails to dry towels. Love the Bamford toiletries. 

Wine could be improved. Good variety of food but some days a bit same-ey. Eg Veal at lunch and dinner. Salads for lunch were excellent. Breakfast quiet basic - not as good as last time.  Jodie, our nanny, was great and very engaging with the children.  We loved the convenience of everything being organized for us, with the ability to put children to bed and enjoy the evening.


Alice Peal (Staff)

An exciting new villa for us in the South of France, Bastide de lOrmee is a beautifully traditional building, newly refurbished throughout to give it a very fresh and contemporary interior. The large pool and lawned garden is the perfect setting to relax whilst the children play! From the garden and terraces you can enjoy views of the local villages and the hilly Cote dAzur landscape.


Debbie Rainsford (Staff)

A villa of contrast Bastide de LOrmee has an enviable position, set high into the hillside and with far reaching views over the Cote d'Azur from all the bedrooms, kitchen, outdoor terrace and pool area. Sympathetically restored, its a mix of beautiful traditional stone on the exterior and has a stunning contemporary design on the inside. Particularly suited to larger families, it also works really well for two families traveling together, with two equally attractive master suites, one on the top floor and one on the ground floor. Located near the famous perched villages of Tourettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence, there are no shortage of places to visit and explore.


Super Early Booking Discount: Up to 20% off all Scott Dunn Villas in Mallorca and France

Book to stay in one of our luxury villas for Summer 2019 by 31 October 2018 and receive up to a 20% discount. Available on all our Scott Dunn Villas in Mallorca and France.

Receive a 15% discount if you stay on the following dates: 25 May - 2 June and 8 July - 1 September 2019

Receive a 20% discount if you stay on the following dates:  3 June - 7 July and 2 September to 23 September 2019

Must be booked before 31st October 2018.

Discount applies to villa and board supplement but not to travel arrangements. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact our Villa specialists for more information.

Book from 17 September 2018 to 31 October 2018
Travel from 25 May 2019 to 23 September 2019
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Family Day in Antibes

    For a great day out on the chef's day off, take a tour of Antibes. Visit the beach or wander around the town, marvel at the Picasso Museum or fall in love with the super yachts. For family fun, head to Aquasplash, Marine or Antibes Land on the outskirts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sweet Factory Tour

    Those with a sweet tooth will love this quaint traditional confectionary factory, in the heart of the south of France.

  • 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.

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.

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