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Beautiful Villa, Private Pool, Fabulous Views,air con close to sea and mountains

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 DBL BR 3 BR sleeps 6, wifi, aircon close to St Paul

The villa is within its own gated grounds with interior and exterior dining Sunloungers and parasols overlook the south facing pool with views across a valley of pine forests were you can watch the sunrise and set with a good novel & a glass of rose.

Our villa sleeps 6 having the benefit of airconditioning in the bedrooms and main living areas.

There are 3 dbl bedrooms. 1 on the top floor with its own terrace and wonderful four poster bed with an adjoining bathroom..A further spacious double bedroom opens onto a terrace with a seperate bathroom.

The 3rd bedroom has an ensuite with a secondary lounge and fully fitted kitchen. Ideal for families with teenagers or groups of friends. Or if you require seperate living space for a nanny.

The main kitchen is modern in provencal style having a large range cooker with built in larder fridge/freezer and dishwasher and has all the equipment you need for your home from home. Double doors open up onto another terrace with outside dining table and seating with a range BBQ.

Light floods into the main living area with a double aspect opening onto the pool and exterior dining terrace.

The interiors with marble floors have been beautifully restored to create a romantic hideaway with crystal chandeliers and carefully chosen furnishings.

La Colle sur Loup is a delightful historic picturesque village with restaurants, cafes, butcher, bakers, grocers. There are large suparmarkets within 5 - 10 minutes drive.

Just a short walk down the bottom of the road is the River Loup. A lovely walk whatever time of year not too far but shaded and cool in Summer ideal for a picnic or wrap up in Autumn and Winter to watch the water racing down from the mountains.Facilities are available there for Kayaking and rock climbing.

Le Cottage du Loup is perfect for a romantic getaway, families with children over 10 or friends sharing.

St Paul de Vence is a famous walled village only a 5 minute drive with many art galleries and its foundation Maeght is a must for art lovers.

The nearest beach is 10-15 mins drive but the choice along the coast is vast. Golf courses and tennis nearby. A great area for cycling enthusiasts too. With plenty of watersports along the coast. Nice is only 15 mins, Antibes 20, Cannes 35, Monaco 40 or a train runs along the coast from Cagnes sur mer if you prefer a break from driving only 10 mins away with parking. If you have some time left there's an immense choice of shops and boutiques with the newly opened Polygone Riviera Centre for shopping, retaurants, cinema only 5 - 10 min drive away..

The nearest Golf course with club house and pro shop is at Villeneuve Loubet approx 6kms from the villa go to or there are 13 other courses close by go to then type in France then La Colle sur Loup it will bring up all the golf courses with information. If we can help further just get n touch

here are two tennis clubs in the area. The first in la Colle sur Loup village a 3 minute drive or very walkable. There are 4 courts 1 clay and 3 synthetic managed by a small association. Anyone can book a court. The price is very reasonable.

The second a bigger club in Vence approx 15 minute drive with approx 10 courts all in clay a club house and small restaurant. You can book a court as a non member.


Our welcome lady will be happy to assist with information on the area prior to your visit or upon arrival.

More Details

Carmela Blackman
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, A little Italian.
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Carmela Blackman

We live in the UK with our two daughters.We fell in love with Le Cottage from the moment we walked up the gated drive. After purchasing in 2003 it then took us a further 5 years to renovate including the addition of a pool which overlooks a magnificent view down a conservation valley of pine trees. We wanted to create somewhere really special to go, full of beautiful things. Each time we arrive we all still feel excited and have had some wonderful times with family and friends. We now have regular guests who revisit each year and they also feel like its their home from home.

Carmela Blackman purchased this villa in 2003

Why Carmela Blackman chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

We love the area with its diversity from historic towns, beautiful walled villages, mountains and having the sea close by.

The way of life, food, wine and of course the sunshine.

A big plus is it's great access to the airport only 15 mins away but being on the edge of the countryside. Nearest train station 10 mins, motorway 7 mins. Its close to Nice, Cannes, Antibes and only 40 mins to Monaco or over to Italy in just under an hour. It has great links to pretty much anywhere along the French Riviera .

The area is so diverse being close to beaches, mountains, river walks and all amenities whether you want to play golf, tennis or visit one of the beautiful hill top villages like St Paul only a 5 minute drive away. There is so much to do and never enough time. Although it is close for accessibility it is tucked away for when you just want to relax away from it all.

What makes this villa unique

As a family there are so many things we love about Le Cottage du Loup.

Its a wonderful place to wake up everyday. You can while away the hours just relaxing by the pool admiring the view.

Its close proximity to everything is just perfect whilst still feeling away from it all. Its great being near La Colle Sur Loup as you have all you need in the village and an open market on Saturday mornings.

Many of our guests intend on visiting so many places but say once they arrive they stock up on food and wine and spend most of their days by the pool, cooking alfresco on the range BBQ. Or go for a stroll down to the River Loup.

Saint-Paul de Vence is only a 5 minute drive away and has long been a haven of the famous. During the 1960s, it was frequented by French actors Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Lino Ventura, and poet Jacques Prévert.

We have a wonderful team who look after our guests. Our House manager who speaks several languages including English is on hand should you need advice for restaurants or information on the local area.

When you stay at Le Cottage du Loup you can be assured that our support team keep everything ship shape and our House Manager will be there to deal with any issues should they arise.

We hope you have a wonderful stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taken from our guest book at the villa

Salute Carmela. We had two wonderful weeks here on the Cote d'azur.

Thank you for a wonderful time in your come through the door and its home.

Thanks to our welcome lady and housekeeper. We have discovered our love for the South of France
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in La Colle-sur-Loup, France

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Toilet is seperate opposite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - bath with shower , bidet , Toilet is seperate to bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , With storage and wash hand basin
  • Bathroom 1 has a Victorian style ball and claw slipper bath perfect by candlelight. Marble topped wash hand basin in provencal unit with large gilt mirror over. Heated towel rail. The toilet is in a separate room opposite. Bathroom 2 has twin sinks in a double marble topped unit. There is also a shower over the bath and a bidet. The toilet is in a separate room to the bathroom. Shower room to Bedroom 3 with great chrome dome shower, wash hand basin w.c and bidet. Marble floors to all bathrooms with towels provided for bathing and additional towels for swimming or sunbathing but please bring your own beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Romantic four poster bed with private balcony great views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen size provencal bed onto terrace with views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • 3 Bedrooms sleeps maximum of 6 Bed 1 Top Floor with fantastic views. Very romantic antique Queen size bed has a hand made mattress with double doors leading onto a private balcony with table and chairs. With double French style wardrobe and matching chests of drawers and lamps. Bed 2 1st Floor Has a Queen size bed with provencal style furnishings and lots of original built in wardrobe space bedside cabinets and lamps. Leads onto terrace with wonderful views. Bed 3 has a romantic double bed with bedside cabinets lamps and built in wardrobe on ground floor with a private terrace.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping/cleaning is included in the price advertised but payable at the villa. It depends on the length of stay so we will let you know prior to booking. You will be greeted by our welcome lady who can help with any questions on the area. She can also arrange for any shopping if required as an additional service prior to your arrival. There is also a store with some general supplies with an honesty box provided by our housekeeper.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Villa, Private Pool, Fabulous Views,air con close to sea and mountains
average rating of 4.878049 based on 55 reviews

Excellent once again !

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in a stunning location, excellent for our family holiday with 2 teenage girls. Great facilities made it a pleasure to stay here for the second time.

Owner Carmela and Michele made it so welcoming and it was a pleasure to book our break with them again and I would most definitely recommend this property both for its location near Nice, Cannes and yet peaceful surroundings. A visit to St Paul is a must.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan it was a pleasure to have you and the family visit again. We look forward to welcoming you back should you decide to visit again as there is still a lot for you to see and do in the area. You may just want to come for some relaxation.
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A beautiful villa that is centrally located for most of the Riviera's sights. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The villa looks as though it belongs in a romantic movie. Tastefully decorated and has air conditioning that is helpful when the temperatures rise. It easily accommodates six people, all bedrooms with private baths. The kitchen is large enough to do some serious cooking. The villa has the added bonus of the lower sleeping quarters, the "Poets Corner". This is a self-contained area with its own, sleeping and sitting areas, a kitchenette and terrace. This was truly appreciated by our niece and her boyfriend.

The views are beautiful and a great way to start and end the day is with a dip in the pool.

Would definitely stay here again.

Resided here September, 2016

Kathy & Robert

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy and Robert thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear you had a lovely stay and we look forward to welcoming you and your family for your next stay on the French Riviera.
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A fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Smith family strongly recommend this beautiful cottage .It is extremely well equipped, beautifully furnished with great attention to detail . A short walk to the village that has lots of great eating places to chose from . Can't wait to return .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. From all the team we all look forward to welcoming you back
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Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from an amazing two week stay at this wonderful villa.

The accommodation is superb, tastfully decorated French style and very very comfortable. Three en-suite bedrooms on separate floors allows much privacy. Kitchen was well equipped and lovely lounge, although we didn't spend much time here as the weather was too good to be sitting indoors.

The pool is amazing with wonderful views across the valley, we enjoyed many evenings eating by the BBQ in the moonlight, it was perfection!

The villa is situated in a quiet location on the outskirts of La Colle-Sur-Loup a short drive from from Nice airport and close to other beautiful villages which are well worth visiting.

Nice, Monaco and Antibes are all within close proximity either by car or train.

We found the booking process to be great too as was checking in and cleaning - thank you Carmela, Michelle and the team!

We would not hesitate in recommending this villa to others in the hope that they too will be fortunate enough to stay at Le Cottage also!

We certainly hope to return.

Thank you it was the best.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and I will pass on your kind words to the team as they all work hard behind the scenes to make every stay a happy one. We would be delighted to welcome you back as there is so much to see and do in the area. Thank you once again Carmela
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

As a family we had a fantastic stay. Location is great with an excellent view. The house is really well laid out for a family and there is plenty to see and do in the vicinity. Having stayed many times in the area before this was the best house we have taken. Many thanks Carmela.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and its great to hear you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back, as you know there never seems to be enough time to see and do everything in the area. A Bientot Carmela
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Fantastic villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Le Cottage. The property is excellent and very well equipped. The swimming pool is lovely and we enjoyed the many hours of sunshine. The villa is beautifully finished and spotlessly clean.

The villa is in a great location within easy distance to Cannes, Nice , Monaco and St Paul.

Carmella and Michele were very helpful at every stage.

We would defiently recommend it and hopefully we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the review. We look forward to welcoming you back. There are always so many places to visit in the area or if you just need a break relaxing by the pool is a great place to be. Thanks again
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Colle sur loup
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Villeneuve Loubet
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A8 autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Colle Sur Loup village
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000 or La Colmiane ski resorts approx 1hr
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

Le Cottage Du Loup/Poets Retreat is a couple of minutes from La Colle Sur Loup Village with restaurants, cafes, bakers, butcher, supermarket and a short stroll down to the River Loup for a lovely tree lined walk along the river bank with kayaking and rock climbing . St Paul De Vence the 2nd most visited village in France is only a 5 min drive with the world renowned Colombe D'or Restaurant visited by many celebrities and some of the finest art galleries in the country including Foundation Maeght. Other picturesque villages close by include Vence, Tourrettes Sur Loup, Mougin, Grasse, Biot. With easy access all along the coast whether to Monaco and the Grand Prix , Antibes and its yachts, Cannes for the music and film festivals, Nice for its wonderful market in Cours Saleya. Italy, St. Tropez.. In Winter skiing is approx 50 mins to Greolieres or slightly further to Isola 2000. Golf nearby in Villeneuve Loubet and tennis courts in the village and Vence.

Other Activities: rock climbing, 5 minute walk down to the River Loup. Also local tennis clubs one a 3 minute drive in the village or a larger one in Vence named Cayron

Golf: The nearest golf course is at Villeneuve Loubet 5.3 kms from the villa. It has a Club house and Pro shop and has 9 holes.

If you visit for more information

However there are 13 golf clubs within easy reach for information please go to then click on France then type in La Colle sur loup it will bring them all up with all the info on them. Or get in touch with us by email if we can help further.

Ski: The nearest ski resorts are Isola 2000, Valberg, Auron, Greolieres. There is also a ski bus which departs from Nice, Cannes and Antibes but for up to date information log onto then link onto ski from Nice.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in La Colle-sur-Loup, France

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8 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
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7 night minimum stay
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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7 night minimum stay
26 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
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7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
4 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,268.57

Use "Book Now" to pay on line through Home Away with credit card or you can "Email Owner" with any questions or if you wish to pay by bank transfer bacs in £ (GBP)

Deposit returns by bacs to UK accounts are free. There is a £35.00 bank fee for deposit returns in Europe and internationally, your bank may charge an incoming fee.
Housekeeping/cleaning is included in the price but payable at the villa. We will send you all the information should you wish to book.

Local tourist taxes are also included in your rental price.

For stays between 1st November and 31st March there is an additional £100 per week heating charge. This will be deducted from your return security deposit.

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