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Secluded villa in forest with large private pool

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View of house from pool
View of grounds from roof
Large private pool nestling among trees
Pool and house
Outdoor BBQ
Open air BBQ and terrace which is situated between house and pool
Revised layout of living room. Huge new sofa-bed.
Dining room with verdant panoramic views
Huge new sofa-bed comfortably sleeps two.
Front of house; South facing dining area
Front of house
View of dining room from living room
Living room
Living room
Living room
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe
Master bedroom with direct access to patio for al-fresco dining, overlooking pool
Master bedroom with direct access to outdoor patio
Bedroom 2 with access to games room/ covered verandah
Bedroom 2 with direct access to games room/ covered verandah
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom & utility room
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 1
Large kitchen: Neff oven, ceramic hob, built-in microwave oven and dishwasher
Neff circutherm oven and ceramic hob
Dishwasher & fridge-freezer
Siemens fridge-freezer, Bose music system and study, overlooking garden
Kitchen overlooking front garden
View from living room
Like a luminous gem lighting up the night sky!
Entrance and BBQ
12X6 m private swimming pool & grounds
Front of house
South west corner of garden - spring has sprung!
The only other house which is visible from Xanadu
Private driveway
View from gate
Front garden
South East corner
East-facing view
Valbonne: al fresco dining
Golfe Juan
Golfe Juan
Cannes: Fireworks every Saturday during the summer
Quad biking/ moto cross (5 mins away)
Horse riding school (5 mins away)
Horse riding school (5 mins away)
Children's playground at 'Eco Parc'
Place Massena, Nice
Vieux Antibes
Vieux Antibes
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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Mougins, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Our villa is a quirky, rustic 4-bedroomed 'mas provencal' with large (15x5m) private swimming pool, nestled under soaring pines, in a vast 4000 m2 (one acre) private landscaped garden bordering the famous 'Parc regionale de Valmasque'. The house has been split into two completely independant dwelling units, each with its own private entrance parking and garden.
The right side of the villa (2 bedrooms) is occupied by our 'gardienne' (caretaker) with the remainder of the house offered to guests when we are not using it ourselves. This section of the includes 2 bedrooms, 2 toilets, 2 showers, large kitchen and living room, separate dining area plus outdoor patio for alfresco dining, overlooking the swimming pool.
Panoramic view of one acre of landscaped grounds and adjoining forest from roof terrace.
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Listing #HL407441
About the Owner
Shravan S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Owners live in London but are easily contactable via phone or email. There is a small army of people looking after pool, villa and grounds who will assist if necessary. Please note that this is our home, not a hotel, it is a characterful old mas provencal in the heart of a forest. So if you are staying there it means that we are most probably also on holiday, so please notify me of any issues asap (preferably within three hours of arrival) so that I can contact the relevant people to sort out the problem. I will of course do my best to resolve issues which may arise but I will not be available 24/7. It might be necessary for guests to switch pool pump on/ off and drop chlorine tablets into pool skimmers in case pisciniste is on holiday!
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Reviewed 1 week ago

House and our holiday We rented this house primarily for garden and pool. Garden so overgrown and pool was green. Rubbish appears to be everywhere and house very unloved, damp and in poor state. Opening the first gate was 2 old ripped chairs we did...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Selected this location after reading some nice reviews of places to visit and see. Mougins is a very nice place, upon arrival the rented accommodation was easy to locate via satnav. ( took us straight to the door so to speak ) The place was...More

Thank shywazz
ss_lon, VR Owner at Secluded villa in forest with large private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your generous review! You were perfect guests and I look forward to having the opportunity to host you again!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We stayed in this wonderful holiday home for 10 days. We are a family with two girls aged 10 and 14, and the fantastic pool and the privacy of the big garden was even better than we expected. A perfect place to be together and...More

1  Thank André J
ss_lon, VR Owner at Secluded villa in forest with large private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

thank you for your generous review! you are welcome back at any time!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
House trained pets and children are welcome!
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Queen
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week Per month
Default 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 -
1 Jun 2019
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning: $78 / stay - Fee
  • Pet fee: $97 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $973 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The house abuts the famous 'parc regionale de Valmasque'. Despite its central location (5 mins to Le Cannet, 12 mins to Cannes), the house has a rustic feel to it, surrounded by soaring pines and only one neighbour's house visible. The property offers 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large eat-in kitchen (modern Neff, Nespresso, Dualit appliances) and a vast, glass enclosed living/ dining room with vaulted ceilings, which overlooks a large 15m x 6m swimming pool and 4,000 sq m of verdant landscaped gardens. Reversible air-conditioning recently installed.
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About the neighbourhood
Minutes away from Nice, Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, hilltop village of Vieux Mougins, Grasse, St Tropez.

There are plenty of sporting activities for children and adults alike: trekking through forests, quad biking, moto cross & horse riding at your doorstep. Or swimming in the warm azure blue seas, tennis, golf, sailing, pedalos, kayaking, etc just 15 minute drive away.

Or you could do absolutely nothing but sip cool drinks and munch on freshly cooked food from the BBQ by the pool. While you gaze upon a hundred pine trees stretching up to the sky. Or up at a million stars glittering in crystal clear, inky blue skies.
Getting around
There is an hourly bus service from our front gate to Nice train station, but a car is recommended for making the most of glamorous Cote d'Azur!
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Nice: 25.0 km
Railway: Cannes: 10.0 km
Ferry: Nice: 30.0 km
Best to drive (the house is just 5 mins from the A8 autoroute: please take exit 42 or 44).

Alternatively, fly-drive: Easyjet/ BA/ Ryanair to Nice
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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