Villa Bazille

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

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Appreciate the most wonderful views of the Côte d'Azur hinterland from this beautiful residence just a short walk from a charming perched village north-east of Grasse, around half an hour from the glistening beaches of the French Riviera.

This immaculate stone villa welcomes up to 14 guests across its spacious living areas and six bedrooms. Just imagine opening the doors from the wood-beamed lounge and dining room each morning and being greeted with such magnificent panoramic vistas.

Inside this fully air-conditioned family home guests can make the most of the elegant kitchen with its Lacanche range and breakfast bar, the Provençal style lounge with its Louis XVI fireplace and other relaxing spots including two TV lounges, an office (which can also act as a bedroom with a sofa-bed) and a conservatory-style reading room on the top floor with idyllic views. The six bedrooms can be found across all three floors, some with en suite bathrooms, others with doors opening out to the lower terrace and garden.

The heated swimming pool features massage jets and stands within the terraced garden alongside a poolside summer kitchen and barbecue and a raised platform for bathing in the sun. Just above this, set amongst the Mediterranean plants and close to the sleepy hammock, a terrace for al-fresco dining awaits with a glorious view through the trees.

Guests can enjoy the table tennis, yoga and gym lawn, boules court and swing alongside the various levels of olive, orange and fig trees across the terraced grounds. The outlook is simply idyllic whether you are sipping a morning coffee on the upper terrace or a glass of Côtes De Provence by the swimming pool. This is a very special place for anyone who has the privilege to stay here. Indeed, you may even be following the footsteps of Princess Diana's father who is said to have stayed here when he owned this house in the late 20th century.

A small yet authentic perched village can be reached in around a 10-minute walk, following the country lane up the hill, where you will discover a beautifully restored medieval centre with a village château and 14th century church alongside pretty houses, shops and restaurants. Grasse, the perfume capital of France, is only 9km away whilst historic Valbonne and its famous Friday morning market is just 15 minutes by car.

Other idyllic villages include Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Gourdon whilst one of the main attractions of this area is the Gorges du Loup and its waterfalls – it goes without saying that this region is a paradise for walkers and keen hikers.

Art lovers should venture to Vence, St Paul de Vence and Mougins, there are many golf courses for sporting enthusiasts whilst shopaholics can enjoy the Polygone Riviera near Cagnes-sur-Mer, not to mention the fine city of Nice. Finally, the alluring coastline of the French Riviera awaits from the palm-fringed shores of Cannes to the beachside restaurants of Juan-les-Pins, Antibes and beyond, all reached in around half an hour by car.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Bazille sleeps up to 14 guests across 6 bedrooms (12 guests) and an office with a double sofa-bed (2 guests). The lounge on the lower level can also be converted into a bedroom on request. Please see the “Features” tab for further details on the house layout.
  • This beautiful holiday home is best suited to children who are able to manage the terraced grounds safely as there are lots of steps and different levels with unprotected drops, as you can see from the photos.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Heating Parking Space

House Interiors

Main Floor

-    Entrance with WC
-    Lounge and dining area with doors leading to terrace
-    TV lounge with doors leading to terrace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped with Lacanche range cooker, two dishwashers, large fridge-freezer and doors leading outside 
-    Office with double sofa-bed and doors leading to terrace
-    Bedroom with views, door leading to terrace and en suite bathroom

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with views, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with shower and bath
-    Bedroom with views and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Conservatory-style reading room

Lower Floor

-    Lounge with TV (and can be converted into a bedroom on request)
-    Bedroom with double bed and door leading to lower terrace
-    Bedroom with bunk-bed and door leading to lower terrace
-    Bedroom with two single beds
-    Bathroom with shower and bath
-    WC
-    Laundry room

Outside Grounds

-    Heated saltwater swimming pool (5x12m including deep end, fountains and massage jets) with electric safety cover. Open approximately April to end-September
-    Solar shower
-    Pool house with summer kitchen (sink, fridge-freezer)
-    Raised poolside terrace with sun loungers    
-    Barbecue
-    Upper terrace with al-fresco dining table
-    Boules pitch
-    Yoga and gym lawn
-    Table tennis
-    Terraced gardens (different levels with steps and unprotected levels)
-    Olive trees and fruit trees
-    Swing
-    Parking
-    Electric gates

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning
-    Electronic Roland piano
-    TVs (x4)
-    Outdoor yoga and gym lawn
-    Gym weights, accessories and balls
-    Concept2 rowing machine
-    Table football
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    CCTV
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Bazille
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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In the Alpes-Maritimes department of southern France, less than a 30-minute drive from the Mediterranean, Villa Bazille is located within terraced grounds close to a perched village just north-east of Grasse, the perfume capital of France.

You can walk up the hill following the country road (no pavement) and reach the edge of the village in around a 10-minute stroll (about 600m on foot). It’s a small yet charming village which is home to a boulangerie, grocery store and other shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and a sports centre with tennis courts, basketball and a football pitch. Soak up the village’s authentic ambience as you wander around its old houses until you reach the 13th century château and attractive church.

It's also fantastic being a short drive from the bustling town of Grasse (9km) known for its rich perfume heritage – take time to visit the town’s perfume studios as well as the Musée International de la Parfumerie. The 13th century Cathédrale Notre-Dame Du Puy is another must-see with its works of art by Rubens and there are some wonderful restaurants, pavement cafes and the daily flower market in the old town.

Historic Valbonne (11Km) hosts an excellent Provençal market on a Friday morning, one of the best in the region, whilst the hilltop village of Mougins (17km) is famed for its gastronomic restaurants and little art galleries – this is where Picasso lived towards the end of his life. Biot (20km) will also appeal to art lovers with its artisan studios and glassblowing heritage.

Spend time in other picture-perfect villages such as Tourrettes-sur-Loup (9km) and Gourdon (12km) whilst the main attraction of this region is the Gorges du Loup and its waterfalls. This area is a paradise for keen walkers and hikers – the owner can provide details of walks from the village and in the surrounding area.

Following the winding roads east, a trip to Vence (14km) and St Paul de Vence (18km) is recommended, both incredibly charming medieval villages with gorgeous historic lanes, shops, restaurants and stunning views of the Côte d’Azur hinterland. Check what art exhibitions may be taking place at the fantastic Fondation Maeght on the edge of St Paul de Vence and make a small detour to visit Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire near Vence.

The beaches of the French Riviera also await whether you feel like soaking up the sun on the palm-fringed shores of Cannes (25km), dining out in a beachside restaurant in Juan-les-Pins (26km), trying out a range of watersports at Villeneuve-Loubet Plage (23km) or walking along the promenade by the sea in Cagnes-sur-Mer (23km).

Shopping lovers should visit the popular Polygone Riviera (17km) near Cagnes-sur-Mer or venture as far as the great coastal city of Nice (32km) with its daily flower market, boutiques, art galleries, parks, museums and city beach backed by the iconic Promenade des Anglais.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(24km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Cagnes-sur-Mer

(19km)

Nearest Village Small hilltop village

(600m)

Nearest Shop Bakery/grocery store in local village

(Within 1km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(600m)

Nearest Supermarket

(6km)

Nearest Town Grasse

(9km)

Nearest City Nice

(32km)

Nearest Golf Golf du Claux Amic Sa

(15km)

Nearest Tennis In the village

(600m)

Nearest Beach Villeneuve-Loubet Plage

(23km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Villa Bazille is a fantastic house for families with older children who can appreciate the fantastic grounds, swimming pool, table tennis, table football and boules court. It’s great being walking distance from the local village too – just a 10-minute walk up the hill following the country road. The village is home to a municipal sports centre with tennis courts, basketball and a football pitch.

Families who love hiking have a range of walks and hiking trails for varying abilities in this part of the Côte d’Azur hinterland whilst the beautiful Cascades du Saut du Loup are only 8km away. Outdoor adventurists may also appreciate a trip to Accrobranche Riviera Nature near Grasse for tree-top adventures and other activities.

The nearest beaches are near Cagnes sur Mer and Villeneuve-Loubet where there are summer water-based activities. Juan-les-Pins is another great seaside resort with watersports, boat trips and wonderful beachside restaurants whilst the palm-fringed shores of Cannes are just over half an hour away.  

You are also well located for visiting family attractions close to Villeneuve-Loubet which include Le Bois des Lutins, Le Village des Fous and the Urbansoccer centre. Meanwhile, just north of Antibes are Marineland, Aquasplash waterpark, Antibes Land Park, Kid’s Island and Adventure Golf, all within a half hour drive.

Not to mention the great city of Nice with its museums, art galleries, shops, famous promenade and city beach. Monaco is another fantastic day out whilst shopping enthusiasts needn’t travel too far with the huge shopping centre, Polygone Riviera, only 17km by car.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water park
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Chauffeur Available
  • Concierge Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Private chef
- Chauffeur
- Babysitting
- Concierge service 

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner or charged to client’s credit card one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €300, paid to the owner via Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is included in May, June, July, August and September. During all other periods it is an extra cost, payable locally and based on consumption. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £6,095
Apr 29th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £6,835
May 4th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £7,401
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £8,085
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 £7,401
Jun 26th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £11,070
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 £6,220
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £7,401
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £5,616
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £5,598
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £5,442
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £7,401
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 20th 2025 £5,442
Jan 20th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 £4,976
Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £5,616
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 29th 2025 £6,095
Apr 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £6,835
May 3rd 2025 - May 24th 2025 £7,401
May 24th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £8,085
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £7,401
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £11,070
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £6,220
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £7,401
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 £5,616
Oct 19th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £5,598

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €6,585
Apr 29th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €7,384
May 4th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €7,996
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €8,735
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 €7,996
Jun 26th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €11,960
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 €6,719
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €7,996
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €6,068
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €6,047
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €5,879
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €7,996
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 20th 2025 €5,879
Jan 20th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 €5,375
Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €6,068
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 29th 2025 €6,585
Apr 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €7,384
May 3rd 2025 - May 24th 2025 €7,996
May 24th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €8,735
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €7,996
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €11,960
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €6,719
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €7,996
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 €6,068
Oct 19th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €6,047

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $7,015
Apr 29th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $7,867
May 4th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $8,518
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $9,306
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 $8,518
Jun 26th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $12,741
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 $7,158
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $8,518
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $6,464
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $6,443
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $6,264
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $8,518
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 20th 2025 $6,264
Jan 20th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 $5,727
Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $6,464
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 29th 2025 $7,015
Apr 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $7,867
May 3rd 2025 - May 24th 2025 $8,518
May 24th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $9,306
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $8,518
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $12,741
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $7,158
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $8,518
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 $6,464
Oct 19th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $6,443

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner? February 2016.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with? The views.

Are there any interesting stories in its history? The property used to belong to Earl Spencer the father of the late Princess Diana. Before that it belonged to the Baron of Wykerslooth.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying? We are not allowed to say.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do? There are plenty of indoor and outdoor games in the property.

Must eat? All the fruits from the garden, figs, citruses, pomegranate, avocados, plenty of excellent restaurants walking distance.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? In the hills but close to the sea, many museum, concerts, festivals.

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Reviews

  • An Idyllic Week in a Spectacular Villa

    Created on 25/10/2023

    My family and some friends spent a week at the beautiful Villa Bazille in the South of France. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience. The place is immaculate and the grounds and views are extraordinary. It is the best place we have ever rented–and we have rented many lovely homes. The place is more expansive than it looks in the photos and we were lucky to have wonderful weather all week which allowed for all of our meals to be enjoyed outdoors. Communication and check-in were great. The property manager was delightful and even bothered to follow up when I inquired about how to get a doctor’s appointment…. we never wanted to leave the Villa anyway! I imagine I will come back again and again to this enchanting place and I am grateful that the owner shared it with us!

  • What a wonderful holiday!

    on 25/08/2023

    It was hard to believe that the house and views could be as stunning as the pictures, but they most certainly were! The house has been finished to the highest standard and has everything you would possibly need. The area is very quaint and as long as you book restaurants in advance, there is enough in the village to keep you busy for a week.
    The owner was very accommodating and helpful with our booking and answering any questions along the way. Would thoroughly recommend!

  • Idyllic Perfection

    on 22/08/2023

    We loved Villa Bazille…from the gorgeous building to the large grounds to explore…fantastic pool and tasteful decor. The owner has thought of everything in this place with the little touches making all the difference. Having a choice of outside spaces to eat was a treat & we loved having fresh figs from the trees in the morning! Views are spectacular from the terraces, and oh so peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you so much.

  • Villa Bazille is lovely

    on 16/07/2023

    Great location. Beautiful property. The drive is not for the feint of heart, with lots of narrow back roads and tight switch-backs to navigate. Once there, it’s gorgeous with an incredible view… The kitchen, the outdoor table, the pool/deck, and that hammock! Bliss

  • Heavenly Villa

    on 02/06/2023

    What a spectacular stay! We all felt we were so fortunate to stay in such a beautiful place. A very well appointed villa that lived extremely comfortably. The gardens were gorgeous and the pool turned out to be a perfect escape from the warm afternoons. Lots of space for everyone with many activities on the property to keep us busy, entertained and very happy. The large kitchen was well stocked with spices and basics and lots of extras that made cooking easy!… The small town nearby has several very good restaurants only a 10 min walk away. We took several trips through the hills on adventures and definitely preferred the D2210 as our favourite road -… Would definitely visit again. This truly was a heavenly villa.

  • Great family venue

    on 01/08/2022

    As a family group of 12 we had a fantastic holiday, shops are a 10 minute walk for the baguettes, Grasse 15 minutes on public transport, we had a great driver, but we also had a car which is needed to maximise this location . The family loved the pool, table tennis and plenty of areas to have your own space.

  • Family and friends holiday

    on 10/06/2022

    We enjoyed an excellent stay at Villa Bazille. We had a few snags but the owner was attentive and worked very hard to put things right promptly. I hope to come again.

  • Stunning property, amazing service and experience

    on 18/01/2022

    Villa Bazille is a stunning property. Very rustic and charming from the exteriors but modern, comfortable and spacious in the inside. The views from the entire house are breathtaking, beautiful sceneries of the French country side. The host, agent and the cleaner provided outstanding service. Always available if we needed. I would especially stress that the cleaner that went above and beyond to help us when needed. The house is a nice 10 mins walk from the village. The walk and views are simply beautiful, The village itself is really charming and people were all really friendly. Our overall experience over Christmas with our family was everything we could have dreamed off. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to have the chance to stay there again in the future.

  • Gorgeous Villa 5 Stars

    on 01/10/2021

    I stayed at Villa Bazille for a week with my family. The house was gorgeous, the views were stunning and the grounds were beautiful. The house is very well equipped, we did lots of cooking. There were games to play for adults as well as the children. We had a lovely time and would return within an instant. The owner was very communicative and helpful. Definitely recommend Villa Bazille as a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing holiday.

  • Just fantastic!

    on 24/08/2020

    We have just returned from our summer holiday at Villa Bazille. In total 11 of us stayed at the Villa (friends and family) and had the most amazing time. The Villa is a as beautiful as the pictures suggest. It was extremely peaceful and relaxing with stunning views. The Villa itself is very well equipped – it even has a good quality ice cream maker! The owner was always available if we had any questions during our stay and the whole process of booking, check in and check out was smooth and without problem. We have stayed in many villas in Europe over the years but this by far was our favourite. I can’t recommend it more highly.

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