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Villa Constantins

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 9

A beautiful Provencal villa with heated infinity pool near Opio, Villa Constantins has an idyllic setting, playroom, petanque and comes fully staffed with a private chef, host and nanny. It's perfect for families and sleeps 9.

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At a Glance

  • A Provencal villa with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside

  • Lovely covered terrace with soft seating and a dining area - a perfect place to relax

  • Children's playroom with plenty of indoor and outdoor toys

  • Catered villa with chef, host and nanny to take care of you

  • Fantastic villa for families or a group of friends

  • Close to many pretty local villages and towns including Valbonne, Opio, Grasse and St Paul de Vence

  • Cannes and Antibes are easily accessible from the villa

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Insider's View

For a great day out head to the nearby town of Grasse and visit the renowned fragance houses of both Fragonard and Molinards. Be sure to take a large bag for all your purchases!

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On a Friday don’t miss the local Provençal Farmers market in Valbonne. A huge busy market, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on regional specialties such as olives and salami and is ideal for those last minute souvenirs of leather bags, lace and beachwear.

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Make the most of the Valbonne market with lunch in one of the many café’s located near the main square.

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On a really clear day, try and spot Corsica in the distance.

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If you are keen for something a little active, head to Opio for a round of golf or game of tennis

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On chefs day off, spend the day at the lovely Terre Blanche hotel – golf, spa, amazing food and kids club!

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The is a very good tennis club nearby called Vignal Tennis Club, which also has a good restaurant and other facilities such as a swimming pool.

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On the way to Gourdon there is a very large go-karting track, as well as a smaller one for younger children. Michael Schumacher used to go there with his children. There is also paint balling next door.

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Go to Village ST Paul De Vance and walk down the beautiful cobble streets and see all the lovely art work on display. You could choose to have dinner at the Michelin star restaurant La Commodore where Picasso ate and where his paintings still hang (book far in advance).

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Description

Walking into Villa Constantins, you can't fail to be overwhelmed by the expansive views from the terrace. This south facing villa looks over the Cote d'Azur and on a clear day you can even see the island of Corsica to the distance. It is designed to make the most of its surroundings and outdoor living is at the heart of the design.

Full of natural light, the villa mixes contemporary design with homely touches. The spacious main open plan living and dining area is on the ground floor, with several large French doors leading out onto a sunny terrace and adjacent covered terrace to the side with summer kitchen, BBQ and sitting area. It’s an ideal setting for relaxing and al fresco dining where you can enjoy many evenings on the Cote d’Azur.

The garden and heated pool (heated in low season only) is perfect for families. The pool has a good sized terrace and features gentle steps into it. The garden is a good size too, and ideal for children to play and run around. It's landscaped with typical Mediterranean shrubs and plants. If you have more energy and want to challenge your friends or family, try a classic game of petanque admiring the magnificent views of the mountains.

The bedrooms are spread over three areas of the villa making it a very flexible layout to suit all varieties of groups. In the main part of the house there are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, a good sized double bedroom with an en suite shower room and 2 further bedrooms which share a bathroom. Off the hallway on the ground floor is the ensuite master bedroom with doors out onto the garden. The ground floor wing of the house has the children’s playroom and a further double bedroom with en suite shower room which is accessed via the playroom. The house is equipped with Apple TV and has WiFi connection.

Close to the glamour of the coast, Villa Constantins is also just a stone's throw from some historic Provencal villages. The small town of Valbonne is nearby, with its artisan shops and groves of olive and orange trees. Once you've wandered through the streets of galleries and shops, it's the perfect place to relax in one of the many cafés surrounding the square. Valbonne market is a thriving spectacle which sprawls its way around the town every Friday and attracts all kinds of stall holders and visitors from afar. Here you can find excellent fruit and vegetable stalls, clothing, cheeses, cured meats, jewelry, clothing, leather goods and also some more unusual items. It's a great way to shop and pick up a bargain or an unusual gift to bring back home. In many food stalls you can try before you buy so just ask and experience something new. Afterwards you can relax with a cool drink or lunch in one of the busy restaurants around the square, reflect and enjoy your purchases or just take in the atmosphere of the surroundings.

This is an area well-known for its links to famous artists, and the nearby St Paul de Vence, a 20 minute drive away, is no exception. A hilltop fortified village, filled with galleries and boutiques, it played host to Matisse, Picasso and Dufy, to name but a few at the beginning of the last century. The Colombe d'Or is worth visiting for lunch (a reservation will be necessary) to admire some of the original artwork on the walls.

If you'd like to drive to Villa Constantins, or extend your vacation and explore France a little further, we can organize an itinerary taking in a selection of hotels along the way. Speak to one of our travel specialists who'd be more than happy to make some suggestions and help plan your trip.

If you are looking for a relaxing place, magnificent sea and mountain views, outdoor activities and good food and service, Villa Constantins is the ideal location.

Accommodation

The bedrooms are spread over three areas of the villa making it a very flexible layout to suit all varieties of groups. In the main part of the house there are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, a good sized double bedroom with an en suite shower room and 2 further bedrooms, a good sized single room and a twin/double room (zip and link beds) which share a bathroom. Off the hallway on the ground floor is the ensuite master bedroom with doors out onto the garden. The ground floor wing of the house has the children’s playroom and a further double bedroom with en suite shower room which is accessed via the playroom. The house is equipped with UK and French television and WIFI connection. Air conditioning is only available in the first floor bedrooms. A portable air conditioning unit in the master bedroom on the ground floor.

Master 1 Double Bedroom - Ground Floor

A lovely double bedroom situated on the ground floor off the hallway with an en suite shower room. It is flooded with natural light from the french doors which lead out onto the garden. If required, there is a portable air conditioning unit available for this room.

Master 2 Double Bedroom - First Floor

Situated on the first floor with views over the pool and garden this double bedroom with airconditioning has an en suite shower room.

Single room

This is the middle room of the three upstairs bedrooms. It is a good sized air conditioned single room with views over the pool and garden. This room shares a bathroom (bath and separate shower) with room 4 next door.

First floor double/twin room

A double/twin bedroom with zip and link beds at the end of the landing next to the single room. It shares the bathroom opposite with the single room and also has air conditioning.

Double Bedroom Ground Floor

This double bedroom is situated in the wing of the house next to the playroom (access is via the playroom) and has an en suite shower room. This room does not have airconditioning but it is always kept cool due the lovely thick walls and north facing aspect.

Childcare

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 for 5 days per week, for 8 hours per day with 2 different options to suit your family best. Childcare is available on your arrival day until 6pm but not on 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 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. Babysitting can also be arranged (at an additional cost) if you’d like go out for dinner.

Facilities

There is air-conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms only, the Master Bedroom has a portable AC unit. The villa also has table tennis, which guests are free to use.

BBQ

There is a BBQ available

Outside dining area

Covered and open terraces with dining area

Satellite TV and DVD player

There are several televisions at the property. The TV in the main sitting room has Apple TV and DVD player.

Swimming pool

Infinity swimming pool 12m x 4.50m (90cm - 210xm) which is heated in low season only.

Wireless ADSl

Free broadband WiFi

Activities

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the Cote d'Azur. The market towns of Opio and Valbonne are nearby, the latter of which has a superb market on Fridays, selling a mix of lovely Provencal wears, local cheeses, wines, olives plus a huge amount of stalls selling souvenirs. The historical and picture postcard villages of Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence can be reached by car in 20-40 minutes or the larger town of Vence, has a great selection of shops and restaurants too.

Further a field, Antibes and the beaches of Cagnes sur Mer and Cannes make for a great day of exploration or further inland, Grasse is lovely to explore and is the ideal opportunity to visit the renowned fragrance houses of Molinards and Fragonards. If you're prepared to venture further, the spectacular Gorges Du Vendon can be reached in an hour and half and provides stunning scenery and boasts the deepest gauges in Europe!

Services

Villa Constantins 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 enjoy your vacation. Using the freshest local ingredients, your private chef will cook original and mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your villa team will be on hand to serve mid-morning snacks or drinks before dinner and can help with reserving a restaurant for lunch or booking a boat trip.

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.

Location & Directions

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 9

Villa Constantins is a short drive from the pretty provencal villages of Opio and Valbonne, which are both about a 5-minute drive away. The nearest beach is at Cagnes sur Mer, just 10km away and St Paul de Vence is a 30-minute drive 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.

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Did you know?

The Grasse Jasmine Festival takes place in the first week of August to mark the start of the jasmine harvest. All the jasmine that goes into Chanel No 5 is grown in the fields around this Provençal town in the hills above the French Riviera.

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