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Luxury Romantic Villa, south facing pool/terrace, breathtaking views,aircon



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
3 dbl bedrooms/3 bathrooms - sleeps 6 - pool with all day sun - close to St Paul

The villa is within gated grounds with interior or exterior dining A BBQ is perfect for alfresco dining at any time. Sunloungers and parasols overlook the private 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 with 3 dbl bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living areas so the ground floor can be self contained to give additional privacy. The interiors with marble floors have been beautifully restored to create a romantic hideaway with crystal chandeliers and carefully chosen furnishings. The village has all you need with St Paul a few minutes drive. The River Loup is a stroll down the road. Tennis,golf and beaches are nearby. Ideal for a romantic getaway, families with children over 10 or friends sharing. Please see our guest reviews.

PROPERTY LOCATION/REVIEWS: Le Cottage du Loup villa is on the edge of the charming ancient village of La Colle sur Loup with full amenities yet only a 5 min drive to the medieval walled village of St Paul de Vence. Both villages offer an array of restaurants and markets. St Paul has many art galleries and the foundation Maeght is a must for art lovers. A short 5 minute walk from the villa takes you down to the River Loup carved through a beautiful leafy revine.

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 for shopping of all kinds.


GOLF INFORMATION: the nearest course with club house and pro shop is at Villeneuve Loubet approx 6kms from the villa go to www.golfdevilleneuveloubet.com or there are 13 other courses close by go to www.en.leadinggolfcourses.com 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

LOCAL TENNIS INFORMATION: 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. Prices are a little higher.

RIVER LOUP: 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.

Our welcome lady will be happy to assist with information on bookings.

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Details for holiday villa Le Cottage Du Loup, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

South facing self catering villa with private pool in secluded gated private grounds with 3 dbl bedrooms sleeps 6. With 2 kitchens & 2 living areas. The villa has been lovingly restored and furnished with chandeliers and carefully chosen furnishings throughout. The first romantic dbl bedroom has an antique 4 poster bed leading to a balcony with adjoining bathroom and slipper bath. The decoratively furnished 2nd bedroom leads onto a terrace also with its own bathroom. 3rd dbl bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor has its own lounge with TV,DVD,CD player & additional kitchen leading to another exterior dining terrace. The main hand painted kitchen boasts a large range cooker with large halogen hob. Or cook & dine alfresco on the gas BBQ. The Main Living area has 2 double sofas TV, DVD, CD Player with separate dining area. The exterior dining and salt water pool have breathtaking views across the valley with sunbeds, parasols and electronic blinds. Please read our guest reviews.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, A little Italian.

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 villa........you 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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41 Reviews

based on 41 holidaymaker 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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From the Owner

We love the area with its diversity from historic towns, beautiful walled villages, mountains and having the sea close by. Also the way of life, food, wine and of course the sunshine. It has great access to the airport 15 mins, trains 10 mins, motorway 7 mins. Its close to Nice, Cannes, Antibes and only 40 mins to Monaco. It has great links to pretty much anywhere along the coast or inland. 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 want to enjoy some relaxing time out with magnificent views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Colle sur loup at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villeneuve Loubet at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cagnes Sur Mer at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 autoroute at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La colle sur Loup village at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 or La Colmiane ski resorts approx 1hr at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cagnes sur Mer at 5 Kilometres 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 www.golfdevilleneuveloubet.com for more information

However there are 13 golf clubs within easy reach for information please go to www.en.leadingcourses.com 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 www.allaboutnice.com then link onto ski from Nice.


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8 Oct 2016 - 13 Jan 2017
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10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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26 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
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7 Oct 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

There is a £35.00 bank fee for deposit returns in Europe and £35 internationally, your bank may charge an incoming fee.

If you prefer to pay by credit card a fee will be due dependent upon your country of residence as it varies which is paid directly to the credit card provider. We will advise you of this fee which can be added to your rental payment prior to your booking.

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From the Owner

Le Cottage du Loup overlooks a conservation area and is on the edge of the beautiful historic village of La Colle Sur Loup.You have all you need in the village Bakery, butchers, Grocers, Cafes, restaurants, banks, chemist 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 which is a lovely tree lined walk where you can also rock climb. La Colle Sur Loup is a short 10 minute drive from St Paul de Vence which is one of the most visited and oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera and the second most visited in France, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght which is located nearby. Saint-Paul de Vence 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.Our gardener, pool guy and house keeper keep everything ship shape. When you rent our property you will know that if anything unexpected goes wrong, our support team will be there to fix it as soon as possible. Please read some of our previous guest reviews.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • 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

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • 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, Romantic 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 French doors leading onto a private balcony. 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • If you wish to pay by credit card a fee is payable dependant upon country of residenceas charged by homeaway.We will advise you of this cost before booking. On arrival you will be greeted by our welcome lady who speaks English, French and some German. A welcome pack to help you through your first evening including something chilled for supper and some bottled water. Also for arrival toilet rolls, soap, washing up liquid, first laundry powder. Remote controlled air-conditioning is in all bedrooms and the living area. Ample off road parking is within the gated grounds of the property. The property is not suitable for young children or the infirm due to steep stone steps and terracing of some areas of the grounds. Visiting guests with toddlers and young children would need supervision at all times.

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