Villa Beauséjour

Côte d'Azur, France

  • 10
  • 5
  • 4
  • Well-appointed Provençal villa
  • Distant panoramic sea views
  • Close to world famous perfume capital Grasse
  • Private, heated swimming pool

Bright, spacious and comfortable, the Provençal-style Villa Beauséjour is just 3km from the world-famous perfume village of Grasse, tucked away in a quiet residential area with delightful views across the valley to the sea in the distance.

Surrounded by a generous terraced garden of mature trees and fragrant shrubs, this hillside accommodation is all about outside living. Two sides of the spacious living/dining room open directly onto a traditional beamed terrace, the perfect spot for that first cappuccino of the day as you drink in the panoramic view. Two of the bedrooms on this floor have their own balconies, again with inspiring views, while the self-contained apartment on the lower ground floor opens onto yet another covered terrace. A few steps across the manicured lawn brings you to the good-sized pool: a vibrant splash of blue against a lush green backdrop.

Inside, the open-plan layout creates a spacious, comfortable feel, though decorative features, such as the large stone fireplace and tiled floors, keep it firmly rooted in its Provençal surroundings.

The local area

From here, you are just 25km from the beaches of the Côte d’Azur, with the shops, cafés, restaurants and the lively nightlife of Cannes, Nice, Antibes and St Tropez all accessible. There is also much to explore right on your doorstep. Breathe in the perfume houses in Grasse (crowded but enjoyable) and, for the creatively inclined, there are the ‘artists’ towns’ of Mougins and St Paul-de-Vence. It’s a popular area in high summer, but if you’d like to slip away from the crowds, you can still find towns and villages, blissfully untouched by tourism. With houses hugging deep gorges or sheltered by rugged mountain outcrops, the ancient streets offer stunning views and a study of Provençal life at its most authentic.

Dining in Grasse is short drive away with a good selection of restaurants whilst for the active golf, tennis and horseriding are all within striking distance.

Cannes, Nice, Monaco, and Saint-Tropez each has a magnetic atmosphere of its own, and all are noted for the glamourous and immaculate private hotel beaches backed by classy cafes under canvas. The Riviera in fact has plenty of public beaches which are just as, if not more, suitable for families, while a street or two behind the film set façade it is easy to find restaurants that are better value than almost anything back home. On any excursion to the coast by car however, arrive and depart early, to avoid the traffic jams that sometimes build up in high season later in the day.

Behind this exotic shop window lies the ‘arrière pays’, or back-country, within easy reach of the Côte-d’Azur but far less frenetic. Some of the most popular places – Eze, Grasse, Mougins and St Paul-de-Vence – attract large numbers of summer visitors; but only a kilometre or two away are other equally delightful towns and villages, untouched by the mass tourist market. Their ancient streets have breathtaking, distant views of the sea, from houses hugging deep gorges or sheltered by rugged mountain outcrops. Provençal life continues here undisturbed and unthreatened, at its own singular pace.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5-bedroom villa (sleeps 10)
  • Changeover day – Sunday

Main house

  • Living/dining room
  • Kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle and dishwasher
  • 2 double bedrooms lead out to shared terrace
  • Bathroom
  • 1 shower room with WC 
  • WC

First floor

  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • WC 

Lower ground floor

  • Self-contained apartment accessed internally
  • Opens out onto a covered terrace to the side of the house
  • Living/dining room with sofa bed
  • Small kitchenette with dishwasher
  • Double bedroom leads out to covered terrace
  • Bathroom with separate shower
  • WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • 2 washing machines
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms and apartment living area
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV, DVD and CD players
  • Alarm
  • Cot (linen not included) and highchair
  • Barbecue
  • Boules
  • Private, heated swimming pool 11m x 5.5m (depth 1m – 2.5m), security alarm, open mid-May to mid-September

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Services:

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Additional cleaning available €15 per hour
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4pm to 7pm
  • Check-out time – 10am

Getting there

  • Airports

    Nice 28km
    Toulon 139km
  • TGV Station

    Cannes 23km
    Antibes 26km
    Nice 34km
    St-Raphaël 59km
    Les Arcs 74km
    Menton 79km

Location

Key information

  • Restaurants (Grasse) 10-min drive
  • Shops (Magagnosc) 5-min drive
  • Beach (Cannes) 40-min drive
  • Nice 45-min drive
  • Nice airport 40-min drive

Shops and services

Villages (shops, services and restaurants)

  • Magagnosc (2.5km)
  • Châteauneuf (4.5km)
  • Cabris (10km)
  • Valbonne (10km)
  • Mougins (17km)

Towns

  • Grasse (3km)
  • Cannes (24km)
  • Nice (34km)

Market days

  • Grasse (3km) – Saturdays
  • Peymeinade (9km) – Mondays
  • St-Vallier-de-Thiey (11km) – Sunday mornings

Recommended restaurants

Grasse

  • Côté Place – pizzas, pasta, salads and Provençal specialities
  • La Voûte – pizzas, pasta, salads and Provençal specialities
  • Auberge de l’Alambic – pizzas, Provençal specialities, crêpes
  • Lou Candelou – unsual local Provençal cuisine
  • La Bastide – best restaurant in the area

Near Grasse

  • Le Moulin des Paroirs – French/Provençal cuisine
  • Le Bastide St-Antoine – Michelin 2-Star restaurant
  • Cabris (6km)
  • Le Flambeau – pizza, grills and kebabs (good value)
  • Auberge de la Chèvre d’Or – French/Provençal cuisine (more expensive but good)
  • Auberge du Vieux Château – French/Provençal cuisine (more expensive but good)
  • St Paul-de-Vence (20km)
  • The famous ‘Colombe d’Or’ decorated with paintings donated as payment for their meals by Picasso and Miró among others (expensive and book well in advance)

    These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated as often as possible. Ownership and quality may have changed since the last update.

Places to see

  • Grasse (3km) – a beautiful hilltop town well known for its perfumeries and lavender fields
  • The lovely villages of Cabris (8km) and Châteauneuf-de-Grasse (4.5km)
  • St-Paul-de-Vence (20km) – an exclusive and spectacular village where many famous artists (Matisse, Soutine, Chagall, Renoir, Signac, Modigliani, Dufy), writers and poets (Gide, Giono, Cocteau, Prévert) took up residence in the 20s, followed by film directors and scriptwriters (Clouzot, Cayatte, Audiard) and actors (Yves Montand, Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Romy Schneider, Roger Moore, Tony Curtis). The café-restaurant 'La Colombe d'Or' is still a celebrity landmark in the village. In the 1960s the Fondation Maeght was inaugurated by André Malraux; it was the joint creation of Aimé and Marguerite Maeght and artists including Giacometti, Chagall, Miró and Calder.
  • Vence (24km) – a charming town with lots of cafés and restaurants
  • The Lac de Saint Cassien (26km) – a beautiful place to spend the afternoon

Local events

  • Fête de la Musique – 21 June
  • Cannes Film Festival (17km) – 11-22 May 2016
  • Monaco Grand Prix (66km) – 26-29 May 2016
  • Many fêtes and small festivals throughout the summer in local villages

Regional food

  • Brandade of cod
  • Salade Niçoise (different ingredients but always green beans, black olives, tuna)
  • Pissaladière (onion tart)
  • Pistou soup (vegetable with basil, garlic, tomato)
  • Bouillabaisse (fish stew)
  • Ratatouille (peppers, courgettes, onions, aubergines, tomatoes)
  • Fish soup with rouille (special mayonnaise)
  • Anchoïade (anchovy and garlic paste)
  • Tapenade (crushed olives with capers, anchovies)

Wine

  • Côtes de Provence Côteaux d’Aix
  • Bandol

Beaches

  • Cannes (24km) – sandy
  • La Napoule (31km) – sandy
  • Antibes (31km) – sandy
  • Juan-les-Pins (32km) – sandy

Activities

  • Tennis courts in Grasse (3km)
  • Horse riding at St-Vallier-de-Thiey (11km)
  • Bike hire at Mandelieu-la-Napoule (27km)
  • Leisure lake with swimming, canoeing and pedaloes at St-Cassien (26km) 
  • 18-hole golf courses in Grasse (4km), Châteauneuf-de-Grasse (4.5km)
  • 9 and 18-hole golf course at Le Plan-de-Grasse (8.5km)

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Nice 28km/35min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London City British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Liverpool easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Newcastle easyJet Saturday 22 Apr - 7 Oct
Belfast easyJet Saturday 29 Apr - 7 Oct
Edinburgh easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 27 May - 30 Sep
Manchester Jet2 Sat/Sun 29 Apr - 30 Sep

 

Toulon 139km/1hr 40min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City Cityjet Sunday 8 Apr - 22 Oct
Southampton Flybe Sat/Sun 27 May - 2 Sep (Sat)
28 May - 24 Sep (Sun)

 

Marseille 195km/2hr 10min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 22 Apr - 30 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season

 

Customer Feedback

I stayed at Villa Beausejour in Grasse for one week in July 2017 with my wife, daughter and family and it was absolutely stunning. The views are incredible and the house is lovely and spacious. It's a super quiet, secure and breathtaking part of France and Grasse itself is a beautiful, traditional old town full of picturesque streets. Simpson Travel delivered a brilliant property, exactly as described and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again (and definitely will be) Thanks again!
Mr Wilkinson – July 2017

For three generations of our family, the villa was excellent for our holiday. The pool being adjacent to the villa was ideal for the whole family. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Garside – June 2017

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