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Panoramic Views, Infinity Pool, Mature Garden Olive and Fruit Trees

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Panoramic views of Bay of Cannes, lake, mountains, village. Set in olive grove

The setting of the villa gives you a sense of escapism and sets for a truly wonderful holiday. The 180 degree views are truly incredible. You can wander around the garden, watch the wildlife - resident red squirrels often visit and eagles fly high above circling on the thermals. There is a lot to do in the area, including, cycling into the hills with the option to ride on the Tour de France route. Tennis and golf are very close by. At the villa we have board games, boules, pool games, table tennis and plenty of sitting and viewing spots around the garden. Swimming in the beautiful infinity pool with mountain sea and lake views is not to be missed or relax on one of the sun terraces. Maybe later watch the sun go down from one of the 'sundowner' terraces before starting on the BBQ. Outside lighting for the pool and terraces allows you to enjoy dinner on the terrace under the stars and perhaps have a night swim. Inside, the house is welcoming and newly decorated, each bedroom has a unique feel and all have new ensuite bathrooms, with spa showers. The fourth bathroom also with spa shower is directly opposite a bedroom. All rooms have their own terrace with views. All fixtures, fittings and furniture are of very high quality e.g. Roche Bobois, hansgrohe,

Living Rooms:

The living/dining room has panoramic views, with a dining area extending to 12. All furnishings are high quality, eg Roche Bobois, BoConcept, antiques, paintings. Direct access to two further terraces/dining areas with views. Direct access to kitchen.


Bedroom 1 - Master, king bed, private terrace, large ensuite with rain shower,180 deg views from the bed or terrace

Bedroom 2, superking/twin ensuite with spa shower, private terrace lake view from bed or the terrace

Bedroom 3, Twin room, nice garden view of the terraces with beautiful stone walls

Bedroom 4, Double bed, terrace, steps to pool, views to the sea and garden, private bathroom with spa shower directly opposite

Bedroom 5, Double bed, ensuite with spa shower, patio doors directly onto garden with hammock, seating, olive trees and grapefruit tree, views of the mountains and sea from your bed!


New Luxury ensuite to master bedroom 1, walk in rainshower, bath, WC, marble sink, dressing table

Bedroom 2, new ensuite, spa shower, wc, marble sink

Bedroom 3 and 4, new spa shower, sink/cabinet. Separate wc (directly opposite bedroom 4)

Bedroom 5, ensuite spa shower, sink/cabinet, wc


The kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, serving bowls, crockery etc. Electric cooker, gas hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Located off the lounge/dining area and covered outside terrace.

Utility Room:

Washing machine and drying area


Boules court, table tennis, pool games, Books, board games, sky TV, music system, wifi.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Meet and Greet

Local property manager

All linen and towels included

The property is cleaned weekly

Further cleaning available by arrangement at extra cost

Weekly gardener

Weekly pool clean


Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Washing Machine.

Cable, Central Heating, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, Telephone, TV.

More Details

Mrs Linda Sykes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Mrs Linda Sykes

Hello, We bought our villa after visiting the area for more than fifteen years. We live in Surrey and our grown up children live in London. We have successfully rented our home in the South of France since 2013. Our home in France has been developed with care to detail, with the majority of the building work being completed in 2011, we have enjoyed collecting furnishings over a period of time to create a home from home. We cannot begin to tell you about all the fun and happy times we have had in this area and at our villa with family and friends. It is a very special place - the views will take your breath away! We find it hard to tear ourselves away, but when we do, we explore the many local villages and markets for shopping or lunch, we take picnics down to the lake and river, or have a day at the beach. We also enjoy walks from the house or further up into the hills of the Var. It is a pleasure to share our home with you and all it has to offer for your memorable holiday.

Mrs Linda Sykes purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mrs Linda Sykes chose Spéracèdes

The villa is set in the hillside within a olive grove and mature fruit trees. With 180 degrees views - look up to the old village of Cabris and Castle, ahead there are stunning sea views towards the Bay of Cannes and the islands off Cannes, linked by beautiful mountains to the west to see the beautiful Lac Cassien, which is a short drive away. Although the gated villa is secluded, it is only 500 metres from the typical French village of Speracedes with a cafe bar, butchers, general store and bakers - perfect for a pre morning stroll for croissants! The infinity pool allows you to enjoy the view from within the pool whilst you swim or to sit on one of the sun loungers. There is also a eating terrace with seating for 10 directly by the pool. There are lots of sitting spots around the garden, including two hammocks for that afternoon nap, or with a good book. The boules court, table tennis, pool games are fun pastimes during your holiday. As you move onto the evening enjoy the wonderful sunsets, maybe with a sundowner on one of the terraces, before you light up the bbq to enjoy an outside supper maybe by the pool. The flora and fauna is always changing. We have fireflies in early summer, figs, grapefruit, herb garden, roses, eagles flying above and resident red squirrels. Just wander round the garden and enjoy the private space. We have prepared a guide book giving you lots of ideas of where to go, where to eat, (including non tourist attractions) and local travel books for you to browse ....

What makes this villa unique

A perfect destination for a holiday, the villa is set between two typical French villages, a large and magnificent Lake is close by, offering a wide range of water-sports. The villa is on the Tour de France route with many cycling routes. Its only a short drive from some of the very best places on the Riviera. Stroll along the Croisette in Cannes, where in May the film stars gather for the film festival and a great place to sit at a cafe and people watch. Visit the harbour in Antibes and, for exclusive shopping, visit Monaco, an hour’s drive away. Italy’s Ligurian coast is only one and a half hour’s drive! The day can easily be split between relaxing by the pool and in the garden, then visiting one of the many hill villages, Lake Cassien, or the coast. At the house you will find plenty of relaxation areas, including two hammocks, high quality wooden sun loungers, picnic equipment, games, books and music to help make your stay comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review from Airbnb:

I have had contact with the host, Linda since the day I booked the house. The contact has been great from the beginning. I received great tips for restaurants, supermarkets and things to do in the area, as well as information concerning the house and the booking. She wrote me several times before arrival which was very relaxing and made me sure that I would be well received in the house. The housekeeper Beatrice was also very welcoming and service minded. We also got mid-week cleaning during the week we stayed at the house; very convenient. The house is fantastic and as great (maybe better) than what you may see on photos. I had a great week with my family in Spéracèdes. The swimming pool, the bedrooms, the two terraces and the garden are all beautiful. The view is also something that I liked a lot. The nearby village is cosy and you may order baguettes and croissants in the small grocery store. The owners are really nice and friendly and they sell local food. The café in the village of Spéracèdes is nice too. However, I preferred to go the nearby village of Cabris for my morning coffee and to buy croissants and baguettes. It will take you approx. 5 minutes by car. We hope to come back one day.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Spéracèdes in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Kitchen bin must be emptied regularly and rubbish removed to the municipal bins at the top of the drive.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate WC
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , a walk in rain shower, dressing table and marble sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , spa shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , spa shower
  • All bathrooms are newly furnished. Bathroom 1 has a bath, walk in rain shower, marble sink, dressing table. Bathroom 2 has a spa shower and marble sink. Bathroom 3 has a spa shower, stylish sink cabinet for storage and separate toilet opposite bedroom 4. Bathroom 4 has a spa shower, stylish sink cabinet. All have toilets. The showers are powerful providing a excellent shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed with private terrace and spa ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , with terrace garden view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Zip and link select super king or two full size single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , with ensuite spa shower
  • All bedrooms are individually and newly decorated in farrow and ball paints. All bedrooms are decorated with paintings, lamps and linen upholstery. All bed linen is white and the beds are high quality, comfortable and new, either with upholstered headboards, or wooden headboards (see photos). 3 bedrooms are ensuite with spa showers, bedroom 2 & 4 share a spa shower with separate toilet. The bathroom is directly opposite bedroom 4. Bedroom 3 is not generally used during rental period as we have beds for 10 people but mostly let the house up to 8, except by prior agreement.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Beatrice works as our English speaking local housekeeper. She will introduce you to the villa and answer any questions. Her contact details will also be provided for your stay. She is happy to provide meals, babysit, chauffeur. Extremely conscientious and helpful.


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Just stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully positioned and appointed house with everything we wanted and more. It is peaceful and private yet close to amenities, activities and sightseeing. The views are spectacular and, along with the high end spec of the house itself, give a sense of being in a very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna Thank you for your kind words. We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you and your family again soon.
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A beautiful property in a truly stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the villa. It is spacious and really well equipped. We loved the open fire in the living room, which is spacious but still feels cosy. The whole villa is very tastefully decorated and full of beautiful things. We loved sitting out on the terrace and balcony and eating breakfast or enjoying a glass of wine overlooking the olive terrace and the spectacular view down towards Cannes.

The local villages are within walking distance and there are many interesting places to visit within a short drive.

We will definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this beautiful villa was everything we could have wished it to be. Only 1 hour from the airport, we relaxed as soon as we arrived and settled back to enjoy the view with a glass of chilled rose in hand. The next morning I awoke early and watched the sun rise over the hills - truly unforgettable.

The villa itself is stylishly furnished and very comfortable with lots of space for everyone to spread out. The kitchen is small but has everything you could need and there are several outside eating areas as well as inside dining. The bedrooms are lovely with high quality pillows/bedding etc - super comfy! The pool is fantastic.

The village is pretty with a couple of shops for essentials and a very busy bar which serves good lunches. There are lots of lovely places to visit in the area which meant that we were never short of things to do when we felt like exploring.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Villa La Katorox and hope to return some time soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Linda
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A truly wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest villa we have ever stayed in. The views are spectacular fromthe villa and even the pool. It has been maintained to the highest order and the master bedroom especially is 5 star but so is the whole villa. You can see the sea and the wonderful lake and even talk to the frogs in the pond!

The local restaurants are excellent and the supermarkets are a pleasure to explore. Plenty for the kids at the villa and a truly relaxing experience for the adults. With Cannes and Nice nearby there are plenty of great trips to enjoy bit I'm truth it was hard to leave such a lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property with far reaching views that can be enjoyed from the many well positioned outdoor seating areas surrounding the property and especially from the magnificent infinity pool.The property is well equipped and the bedrooms are particularly lovely with very comfortable beds. The tranquil surroundings lend itself to a very relaxing holiday but the hustle and bustle of the cote d'azur is only a short drive away. The local village is a short walk and there are a good selection of restaurants within easy driving distance.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and do not hesitate to recommend "Katorox

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spectacular holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful house with spectacular views - everyone found a space to call their own - the pool was heaven and a highlight for chilled relaxing quality time - all in all a remarkable stay had by all

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cafe de l'union
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf du Claux-Amic, plus many courses
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A8 Junction 42
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cafe de l'union
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Car: recommended

Walk to French villages 500 metres and 1km

15 minutes by car to Lake Cassien - restaurants picnicing waterspouts

20 minutes by car to rivers with picnicing and waterfalls

25 minutes by car to the coast

Trains from Grasse (10 mins by car) run regularly to Cannes and other Cote d'Azur coast.

Boat from Cannes to St Tropez


Opio golf course 15 mins by car, numerous others within half an hour. We can provide full details of golf if of interest.

Special Interest Holidays

Cycling - Many miles of cycling, we are on the Tour de France cycling route.

Lake Cassien which is nearby offers sailing, canoeing, pedloes, swimming and restaurants.

Local river with waterfalls swimming and picnicing

Canyoning in the Var

Walks are arranged through the local tourism office, walking route book in the villa

Perfume courses available at various perfumeries in Grasse

Wine tasting

Tennis courts 5 mins - courts and lessons available

Local circus - July and August

Tourist office - 5 minutes away

How to get there

Nearest Airport: 26 miles Nice. Nearest Channel Port: 730 miles. Cannes railway station: 14 miles with regular trains to/from Grasse (4km). A car is recommended and can be hired and collected at Terminal 2 of Nice Airport.


The villa is 500m from Speracedes with butchers, general store/bread, café, bar, pizza, hotel - drinks and meals, boules court. 1km to Cabris with weekly market, range of restaurants, cafés and boules. Speracedes is in the South of France on the border of the Cote d'Azur and Provence at the foothills of the Alps and has far reaching views over the Bay of Cannes and Cap De L'Esterel. Grasse (4km) is well known as the world capital of Perfume. The villa is just 35 minutes from Nice Airport.

Further Details

5 minutes to large supermarket, beauty spa and banks. A Book is available in the villa regarding places of interest, walks, location of supermarkets, banks, post offices etc. There is also a tourist information in Cabris which is 1km from the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Spéracèdes, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Nov 2017 - 28 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer (off high season)
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn/Winter 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Cleaning £200
Pet Fee £100

Changeover day is Saturday during the summer months. Departure is by 10am and arrival after 4pm to allow for thorough cleaning and maintenance. We have a great team of people that support us running the villa.

There is a winter fuel allowance from October-April of £100.00 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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