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Beautiful Gated Villa,Pool, WIFI, Fab Views, Aircon, BBQ

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


About the property

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

Le Cottage du Loup is a detached villas within its own gated grounds. There is parking for several cars at the top of the drive. Access to the swimming pool (which can be lit at night) is just steps away from the living area with interior and exterior dining. Sun loungers and parasols overlook the south facing pool with views across a conservation area with a valley of pine forests where you can watch the sunrise and set with a good novel & a glass of rose.

Sometimes you can be captivated by an eagle in flight across the thermals. The gardens are over 3 levels with numerous olive trees and mediterranean plants with shady areas to sit and read.

Le Cottage du Loup sleeps 6 having the benefit of air conditioning in the bedrooms and main living areas and 2 kitchens. Light floods into the main living area with a double aspect opening onto the pool and exterior dining terrace.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. The interiors with marble floors have been beautifully restored to create a romantic hideaway with crystal chandeliers and carefully chosen furnishings.

There are 3 dbl bedrooms. 1 on the whole of the top floor with its own terrace and wonderful four poster bed with an adjoining bathroom and separate wc. .A further spacious bedroom with a Queen size bed opens onto a terrace with a separate 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 separate living space for a nanny.


Just a short walk takes you down to the River Loup. A lovely walk whatever time of year, 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.

La Colle sur Loup is a delightful historic picturesque village with restaurants, cafes, butcher, bakers, patisseries, hairdressers, beautician (massages)grocers and a couple of small supermarkets. There is a small market in the centre on Saturdays. There is a great Tourist office in the village with very helpful staff. We do have a wealth of information at the villa of places to visit.

There are large supermarkets within a 5 - 10 minutes drive together with the newly built Polygone Centre with around 95 stores and 27 restaurants and cinema..


St Paul de Vence is a famous walled village and only a 5 minute drive away is one of the most visited villages in France with many art galleries and its foundation Maeght is a must for art lovers.


The beach at Cagnes is 4 miles away about a 10 min drive with its lovely new prom.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.


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


There 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.There is a welcome pack on arrival including a chilled wine, water, milk local produce,enough to get you started.


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

Le Cottage du Loup is perfect for a romantic getaway, families with children over 7 or friends sharing.


More Details

Carmela Blackman
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, A little Italian.
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

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 La Colle-sur-Loup

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. Don't take our word for it have a read of our guests reviews

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The cleaning/laundry/linen change cost is payable at the villa, its not included in the quote. 1wk stay 333 euros, 2 wk 506 euros, 3wk 679, 4wk 852
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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.


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Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of it!The location allows you to explore all the nearby cities of Cannes, Nice, Monaco,Antibes, St.Tropez.. as well as close by villages of St Paul and Vence. The villa itself is well kept, clean and spacious with everything you need for a relaxing stay, especially when you travel with children. The pool is clean and our children couldn't be happier to have fun there at every presented opportunity.

We loved waking up to birds singing and grand views of greenery around us.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and more. We used outside barbecue area a lot , especially after visiting local ports with freshly sourced fish products.

And thank you for the welcome basket, it was very helpful to start off with when we arrived at the Villa late in the evening.

I can't emphasise enough how great and secure the location of the villa is. We took a seaside stretch instead of motorway on a way from St Tropez and discovered the magnificent mountain and sea views while driving through all the ports back to Nice.

Thank you Carmela for the wonderful communication and an insight pack of all we need to know about our stay. It was truly one of those trips when you could relax your mind and body, think less and enjoy more.

Kevin,Olesya, Troy, Chelsea and Alyona

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We know how important holidays are. A time to come together to have fun, relax and take away wonderful memories. We have a great team behind the scenes that all work together to ensure guests have a great stay. As a family we also love to visit Le Cottage du Loup its a special place and we are happy that you felt that too. We look forward to welcoming you next time A Bientot !! Carmela
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was lovely, spacious, well-maintained and clean. There is lots to do in the area and the location provides a great mix of places to explore, plus a lovely pool to relax by and enjoy the local countryside. There are good restaurants nearby, although it its advisable to book each night. The owner, Carmela, was really helpful and responds very quickly at each stage of the booking process. It was a great experience and we would highly recommend a holiday in this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An idyllic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at your property. We could not have asked for anything more. We used the trains a lot to visit Monaco, Nice & Cannes as access to the station at Cagnes Sur Mer was so easy for parking the car. We made a lot of use of the BBQ and everyone absolutely loved the pool. The weather couldn't have been better, mid thirties everyday. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and its great to hear you all had a good time. It's a really good point to mention about the train station as in the height of Summer it's a great way to visit the region and with no worry about parking the other end. There are so many beautiful places to visit and never enough time to see them all so we will look forward to welcoming you back on your next adventure. A Bientot ! Carmela
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Gorgeous property in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Le Cottage du Loup. It's a beautiful, well-maintained house in a stunning setting and its location just outside Nice and within reach of Antibes, Cannes, Exe and Monaco guaranteed the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

The pre-trip communication with the property's owner was excellent and on arrival, the housekeeper, Michele, greeted us and recommended some great local sights and some favourite restaurants in La Colle sur Loup - just a 20 min walk from the cottage.

100% recommended and we hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Its really good to hear you enjoyed your stay. There is so much to see and do in the area and one visit is never enough. We would be very happy to welcome you back on your next trip for relaxation and exploration. A bientot !!!
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A really great place to stay, clean, quiet, immaculate and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this villa, with fabulous weather. The villa is of a high standard, and owners provided us with the essentials and a welcome pack on arrival, which was greatly welcomed. The place was exceptionally clean compared with previous experiences in France, and everything was comfortable and the place homely with all the finishing touches required. The pool, is in parts quite deep and the house and beautiful garden are on quite a large sloping site, and we picked some medlar fruits from the fruit trees....

The owners must have spent a lot of effort to make it special, and must therefore value it, where for others it is just a business. The location is also great as it is quiet, not far from NIce airport and all the beaches and sea towns and cities, and also close to many attractive villages/Towns, Mougins, Grasse, St Paul, Eze, Gourdon and Vence, and the train stations at Cagnes and Nice can take you further afield.

We would all have loved to have remained there all summer!!


  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. It is lovely to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We know how important holidays are for all of us and we want you to feel special. Often a time to come together and have some relaxation and fun. It is our home from home and we leave it the same for our guests as we have it for our family. We also have a great team in France who look after Le Cottage du Loup and it is good to know they are providing a great service for our guests. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the area and never enough time we would be happy to welcome you back for your next adventure. A Bientot !!
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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: 26/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Getaway
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
3 Nov 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
Easter.Cannes Film F/Grand Pri
13 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
6 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
24 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,337.3

Cleaning/Laundry/Linen is NOT included in the price but payable at the villa. We used to include the cost in the rental amount then deduct it before a booking went ahead. To allow instant booking we have deducted them and list them separately to pay in addition to the rental amount. The costs are the same overall as follows:

1 week stay 333 euros
2 week stay 506 euro
3 week stay 679 euros,
4 week stay 852 euros

We also pay the local tourist tax per person per night but this is included in your rental amount

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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