This beautiful, light, recently built house, 'Lou Messugo', is our family home which we rent out for a few weeks every summer (mid July - mid August approx). It comprises the main house with a 60m2 living space and open plan kitchen diner, 2 double bedrooms and a triple bedroom and a fully self-contained, independent apartment which sleeps up to 4 people (which we rent out for the rest of the year as a holiday let, see my other listing). There are 3 bathrooms and toilets (one ensuite from the master bedroom). The house is newly decorated throughout with a fresh modern look. It is south-facing, sunny & light and has 2 separate terraces equipped with sun loungers, outdoor furniture for 12 and 2 BBQs, perfect for relaxed al fresco dining and lazy summer lunches. The large child-friendly garden has a trampoline, boules pitch, ping-pong table and a fully fenced pool. Both the main house and the apartment are equipped with satellite TV, DVD players, HiFi, iPod docks and free WiFi.
The main kitchen is modern and of the highest quality. It comes fully equipped with all cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, a large fridge, dishwasher, microwave, induction hob and fan oven. Being keen cooks ourselves there are many extra items available (such as blenders, food processors etc) to cook up a provencal feast. The apartment kitchen is small but practical with everything you need provided too. There is a large laundry room with washer and dryer and storage space for bikes and other bulky equipment.
The house is located in a quiet residential area within walking distance of the centre of a small town with shops, restaurants, banks, etc. We have a large garden (2000m2) planted with mediterranean plants, lots of lavender, olives, majestic 30m tall pines and oaks - a true green oasis.
On site, as well as the POOL, we have a range of facilities including a large trampoline, petanque pitch, table tennis, badminton & croquet. Our bicycles (varying sizes incl baby seat) are available for your use but the main attraction is the pool with sun-loungers and inflatables provided. To make your holiday perfectly relaxing there is also a double hammock strung between the trees for snoozing in after a long lunch!
To make life easy for families we can provide all necessary equipment for travelling with babies/toddlers such as a travel cot, high chair, booster seat, plastic plates/cutlery/cups, changing mat and a good selection of toys/books/DVDs. We know just how much paraphenalia the smallest members of the family come with as we've been there!
Lou Messugo is ideally located between mountains and sea, only 20-30 mins to beautiful beaches and the buzzing towns of Cannes & Nice, 50 mins to Monaco and an hour to Italy as an added bonus! This area really does offer something for everyone: stunning scenery, adventure sports, beaches, shopping, hiking, mountain biking, golf, fabulous food, gorgeous medieval hill villages, art galleries, provencal markets and much much more. Please see the reviews from past guests in the apartment for verification of this!
The village is on the main bus route from Nice to Grasse (the world centre of the perfume industry) and the stop is 5 mins walk away but to get the most out of this fabulous area we strongly suggest you have your own vehicle. There is onsite secure parking for 3 cars. We are 25 mins drive from Nice International airport which is served by BA, Easyjet, Air France, Delta, KLM and many more.
Our house is perfect for 2 families holidaying together or one large family with several generations (grandparents in the apartment for example).
Please take a (email hidden) Book I prepared for my other listing (the apartment on site available all year round) to give you an idea of some of the great things you can do in the area. It's far from exhaustive as there's just so much more on offer particularly in the catagory of restaurants. It would be impossible to list all the fabulous places to eat from cosy local cafés to gourmet bistros and gastronomic palaces! Many of my favourite places don't show up on the map search for this guide book but I'd be delighted to tell you about them. Please feel free to ask me for tips and local knowledge.
Everything except locked cellar.
Interaction with Guests
We try to welcome our guests and see them out at the end but are not around during their stay as we rent out the whole home hence we move out during the rental period. However, we are always contactable by phone or email and leave trusted friends in charge.
Buitengewone locatie. Fraai en rustig gelegen. Ideale uitvalsbasis voor 1001 trips en strandbezoek. Wij hadden de beschikking over het gehele huis: het eigen huis van Phoebe èn de gite; dan heeft de accommodatie ruim plaats voor 11 personen. Volledig geoutilleerd.
Fraai zwembad. Van harte aanbevolen
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Hi, I'm British/Australian married to a French guy. We have 2 kids. We built our house ("Lou Messugo") in 2009 in the most amazing part of the south of France because after a lifetime of travel we knew we'd found somewhere pretty special to put down roots. I've lived in 9 countries including India, Australia, Iceland and Vietnam amongst other places and travelled extensively throughout the world but France has been my home for the longest I've lived anywhere. I love my life in this beautiful corner of France. I enjoy blogging about it and sharing it with others both through writing and in the flesh with my guests from all over the world. Travel and meeting people from different cultures are my passions. I'd be delighted to host you at Lou Messugo so get in touch!