Villa d'Agay

Côte d'Azur, France

  • 12
  • 7
  • 4
  • Delightfully positioned hilltop villa
  • In seaside village of Agay
  • Walking distance to beach
  • Shops, restaurants and watersports 5min walk

You may not have heard of the seaside village of Agay. An hour west of the infinitely more famous resort town of Cannes, this charming coastal enclave sits at the foot of the Estérel Mountains, between a national forest and expanse of sandy beach.

At the top of the village is Villa d’Agay, enclosed in a delightful garden just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Part of a private estate, it comes with access to a park shared with other residents – an extra outdoor space that you’re likely to have to yourself.

The villa is comfortable and bright with sea views from the top floor and with a covered terrace encircled by palm trees and flowering shrubs – an ideal spot for al fresco dining with the local market and village shops just a short stroll away. There’s also a lower ground floor apartment – perfect for teens, a nanny or grandparents who’d like their own space.

The local area

For those fond of activities, mountain bike hire, tennis, diving, waterskiing and horse riding are all available in Agay itself, along with restaurants for refuelling. Explore the coastline a little further and discover a treasure trove of sandy beaches and hidden coves sheltered by pine groves. The lively town of Fréjus is 15km away and the legendary resorts of the Côte d’Azur are also close at hand. In summer, they’re buzzing with crowds who come to soak up the glitz and glamour and, in May, don’t be surprised to feel the ripple effect of the Cannes Film Festival.

Inland you can enjoy a different perspective with a rich tapestry of charming hilltop villages and the valley towns of Draguignan, Lorgues and the beautiful Abbaye du Thoronet.

The Mediterranean coastline of the Var region enjoys 430km of sandy beaches, hidden coves sheltered by pine groves, and some of the most enjoyable resorts in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. Although the experience can be somewhat fraught in the summer months, if you can brave the crowds there are delightful towns all along the coast and inland. St-Tropez was a sleepy fishing village until the 1930s when its magical coastal light was discovered by artists, to be followed several decades later by the international jet set. Nowadays it is one of many Côte d’Azur resorts seeing the rich and famous from all over pitching up in their superyachts. Ste-Maxime faces St-Tropez across its harbour, and has a fine beach; Fréjus and St-Raphaël are pleasantly tranquil, overlooked by the lovely rugged scenery of the Massif de l’Esterel.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 7 bedroom villa (sleeps 12)
  • Changeover day – Saturday

Ground floor

  • Living/dining area 
  • Fully-equipped kitchen. Full oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, kettle, coffee maker and toaster
  • Kitchen opens up to side terrace
  • 2 double bedrooms lead onto balcony/terrace
  • Bunk bedroom
  • Triple bedroom (bunk beds and one single bed) leads onto balcony
  • Bathroom with WC
  • Shower room with WC
  • WC

First floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower with WC
  • Single bedroom
  • Juliet balcony

Lower ground floor

  • Sitting/TV/games room sliding doors lead to pool terrace
  • Double bedroom with sliding doors to pool terrace
  • Shower room with WC

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Air-conditioning on ground and first floors only
  • Highchair
  • Washing machine
  • 2 cots (no linen)
  • Satellite TV (Sky package), DVD and CD players
  • Heating (€150 per week)
  • Alarm
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 10m x 5m (depth 1.2m – 1.8m), electric security cover, accessed by Roman steps, open mid-May to mid-October

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Cleaning 3 hours per week included on Saturdays (for bookings of more than one week)
  • Additional cleaning €16 per hour (2 hours minimum)
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.30-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am 

Getting there

  • Airports

    Nice 56km
    Toulon 106km
  • TGV stations

    St-Raphaël 10km
    Cannes 29km
    Les Arcs 43km
    Antibes 45km
    Nice 62km
    Menton 93km

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.


Location

  • Restaurants (Agay) 5min walk
  • Shops (Agay) 5min walk
  • Beach (Agay) 20min walk
  • Saint-Raphael 20min drive
  • Nice airport 1hr drive

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 56km/1hr 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 106km/1hr 25min 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 162km/1hr 55min 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

The Villa was excellent for our party of 6 adults and 3 children with 3 floors that gave a degree of privacy when required. Once we had found everything, the villa had recently been altered and refurbished, it was very well equipped. The pool and pool area were outstanding with lots of chairs and sun beds. Our only minor complaint was the size and comfort of the double beds, particularly on the top floor. Overall excellent and would book again.
Mrs Susan Insch – July 2016

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Describing the Côte d’Azur as merely glamorous is to undervalue its charms. Of course, resorts such as St-Tropez and Ste-Maxime have enticed decades of glitterati to their sandy shores, but there’s far more behind the glitz and shimmer. 

Traditional villages appear on picturesque coastlines and unspoilt hilltops; there’s Grasse, ‘the perfume capital of the world’, and the waterways of Port Grimaud, while Bandol has long been a seaside retreat for artists and writers. And along with the golden beaches, there are cliffs and mountains that make the Côte d’Azur area a far wilder story.

Discover the best of the Côte d’Azur in our handpicked luxury villas.

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