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Charming Holiday House Next Door To The Medieval Château



Updated: 23-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

New Listing - Holiday House In The Old Village - Where Alpes Meet Sea

This historic house is in the medieval village of Roquebrune, situated in the bay of Monaco on the Mediterranean, Roquebrune is dominated by the ruins of a 10th century castle, now partly restored, and at its entrance is the house where the Guardian of the castle once lived. One of the oldest houses in the village, it has now been restored and renovated by its artist owners, retaining its medieval charm. The Guardian House is available for your holiday. The air-conditioned house can accommodate a couple or a family with young children. On 3 floors it has 2 bedrooms, one with WC, fully equipped eat-in kitchen with large fridge/freezer and dishwasher, fully furnished lounge with digital TV and DVD, large bathroom with bath/shower and WC, laundry with dryer - plus views of the castle to the sea. The house is on a small piazza with only 2 other houses, and a table and chairs are provided for you to dine in the evening al fresco in your almost private courtyard.

While Roquebrune provides lots of opportunities to explore a medieval village, with its winding streets and quaint cul de sacs, it also boasts a 1000 year old olive tree, magnificent views of sea and/or mountains at every turn, and excellent restaurants. If you are prepared for plenty of steps, you can walk to the beach at Roquebrune or Golfe Bleu, down into neighbouring Menton with its wonderful gardens, typical Provencal shops and lots of restaurants, to the top of Mont Gros or the medieval village of Gorbio - or drive down to the beach and meander around 'the Cap' where you can admire the fabulous villas which line the path, and perhaps visit the ancient olive orchard or the quaint little zoo. These spots are also accessible by public transport.

Just beyond Menton is Italy, with its vibrant markets in Ventimiglia and San Remo, excellent restaurants, museums and Roman ruins, and the 'lost' state of Seborga. Villages dotted on the hillsides provide hours of interesting meandering. Alternately, 5 min away is Monaco - accessible by bus or car and offering all sorts of activities. Best known for its casino and exclusive shopping, it also has excellent museums, theatre and concerts, cinema, sporting facilities, gardens, zoo, restaurants and night clubs. Have coffee on the terrace of the Cafe de Paris in Casino Square.

Other places of interest for fascinating day trips include historic Eze, cosmopolitan Nice and its well known Promenade Anglais, Grasse for its famous perfumeries, and St Paul de Vence for its interesting art galleries and shops. Laghet, le Trophée de Alpes and the Tete de Chien at La Turbie are more local treats.

There are many scenic drives and always good food to be found in the many restaurants and auberges en route.

For those interested in mountain pursuits, this area is perfect. Just 20 min away is Sospel, at the southern end of the Mercantour National Park. The drive through the park to Tende travels through stunning scenery and amazing geological formations, while passing the fascinating villages of La Brigge, Saorge and Briel-sur Roya.

Of course in glorious Riviera weather you can always just relax... enjoy the many cafes and beaches, parks and gardens for which the area is renown.

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About the Owner

Philip Tamo
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
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23 May, 2017

What makes this house unique

Ever felled the way people lived ( safely) during more than 1.ooo years

next to a defence-castle, but now with modern comfort, here you can get that feeling.

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Cote d'Azur at 34 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Grotte, Fraise et Chocolat at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Monte Carlo at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : Roquebrune Cap Martin at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Exit 57 (Roquebrune Cap Martin) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Grand Inquisitor, Casarella, Les Deux Freres at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Roquebrune Cap Martin at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Roquebrune vieux village is a medieval perched village (village perché) dominated by a 10th century castle, overlooking the bay of Monaco. The village is framed by the foothills of the Alpes Maritimes and the Mediterranean, with views out to Corsica on a clear day. Part of the commune of Roquebrune Cap Martin, the vieux village has retained its medieval charm, with traffic -free narrow lanes and alleys, many little more than tunnels through the rock, all leading to the castle. There is free car parking just a short walk from the property, and the village can be accessed by public transport from Monaco and Menton. Roquebrune village is situated on the famous Grande Corniche, just minutes away from the beaches, shops, casinos and facilities of Monaco and Menton and La Turbie's Roman ruins. A 10 min drive along the waterfront will bring you to Italy while a 20 min drive takes you into the Alpine national park. The cosmopolitan city of Nice is just a €1 bus ride away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Grand Prix Monaco
22 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The Guardian House will be available during the Monaco Grand Prix, ie 19 May to 2 June 2012. Please contact owner to discuss prices at this time.
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm your booking, with the balance to be paid one month before your holiday.
No security or damage deposit is required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-May-2017


From the Owner

Ever felled the way people lived ( safely) during more than 1.ooo years next to a defence-castle, but now with modern comfort, here you can get that feeling.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, In the main bedroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon


  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Your stay at The Guardian House includes all linen and towels. End of stay cleaning is included, additional cleaning can be arranged if required at a small cost. Basic supplies of salt, pepper, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, oil, vinegar, and herbs are included, as are essential cleaning products.

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