About this listing
Villa La Colombe is situated in an outstanding location right at the edge of Mougins Vieux Village affords it stunning and unobstructed views over the Bay of Cannes, the Iles de Lérins and the Mediterranean, yet it is only 100m away from the many galleries, shops, cafes and world-renowned restaurants of Mougins.
The villa comprises 340m2 (3,660 sq. ft.) and is laid out over four levels, featuring five bedrooms, a grand living room with balcony, grand piano, kitchen and dining area, as well as a pool area with summer kitchen, several terraces, lawn and barbeque. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have private bathrooms. There is outside parking space.
As the villa is built into a hillside, it has several levels connected by stone steps so it is unfortunately not suitable for the disabled and children should be supervised while outdoors.
Guests have a private entrance on the lower ground floor which also contains an attractively appointed family room with sofas and armchairs, a pleasant place for guests to read, play a board game, watch TV (full satellite reception, including CNN and BBC) or watch a movie on DVD.
On this floor glass doors open onto a lovely terrace with a wrought-iron railing and a large white parasol that provides shade for a wood table. Weather permitting, this is where your breakfast will be served.
After breakfast you'll be exploring the many attractions that the area offers and when the heat gets too much you are invited for a swim after six.
Both bedrooms on this floor have en-suite bathrooms and views over the well kept garden.
Just above the pool is a grassy area that has been beautifully landscaped with flowerbeds and shrubs. Stone steps lead down to the 5.5 m X 11.5 m (18' X 36') rectangular pool, which is surrounded by a flagstone deck and lounge chairs, parasols and benches. As the entire property is encircled by walls or high shrubs, the pool and garden and summer kitchen area are almost completely shielded from the view of neighbours.
Five steps down from the pool is what for summer visitors will be one of the most charming aspects of Villa La Colombe - a weather-beaten wood table and chairs where guests may enjoy the shade of a mimosa tree.
A path flanked by lemon trees leads to the summer kitchen. Rather than the typical open structure, the kitchen is in a small stone house, sunny and cheerful with a simple but well-equipped kitchen that has a four-burner gas stove, two-door refrigerator and hot-and-cold-water sink, and a rustic wooden table large enough for six.
The lower bedroom level just above the pool level, reached by a charming little garden path, is a simple but pleasingly decorated bedroom with a double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower and WC. This bedroom has a separate entrance.
Un super accueil de la part d'Hortense. Une maison à son image, chaleureuse et raffinée. Un lieu idyllique où il fait bon vivre à l'abris de l'effervescence de la côte. Mention + pour le petit déjeuner de rois.
Hortense and her home are beautiful and refined, whilst equally welcoming and relaxed. The sun, the flowers, and the views were all magnificent and we felt very much at home. The village is an absolute gem and Hortense's home could not be better located for amazing restaurants and art galleries. We stayed 8 days and made easy day trips to Cannes, Nice and St Tropez - cannot wait to come again!
It was a very relaxing stay in a beautiful, very lovely and nostalgic house. The breakfast every morning was simply awesome. We really enjoyed the hospitality.
Thank you Hortense
Hortense ist eine sehr entspannte, nette und hilfreiche Gastgeberin. Als Standort für gutes Essen nebenan im Dorf und für Ausflüge in Richtung Küste ebenso wie in Richtung Berge ist Mougins ideal. Mehrere gemütliche Sitzecken im schönen Garten oder am Pool laden dazu ein, sich auch vor Ort wohlzufühlen!
We spent three nights with Hortense in her fabulous house. Throwing open the shutters of our room we were met with the most fabulous view of the valley and the med shimmering on the horizon. Breakfast on the terrace also afforded us this spectacular view.
We were the only people staying so had exclusive use of the lovely pool and garden with its lemon trees and perfumed blossom.
Hortense is a super hostess, great fun, charming and couldn't have made us more welcome. On our last evening we spent a very enjoyable hour on the terrace sharing a bottle of wine at her invitation.
She will also pick you up and deliver you to and from the airport if required.
Our stay was too short and we bid a very reluctant farewell.
We can highly recommend her as a hostess.
We were made very welcome. Out host was superb. She welcomed us kindly and offered us a choice of room. Our room was beautiful and the house is incredible. Hortense couldn't do enough to make us welcome - great breakfast, coffee, restaurant recommendations. She was a great host and I'd totally recommend the house.
Un grand merci à Hortense pour son accueil chaleureux ! Demeure magnifique, chambre très jolie avec un accès privé, petit déjeuner gargantuesque, le tout à deux pas du centre historique de mougins.
Gabin demande déjà à retourner à la colombe !
N'hésitez pas si vous avez des enfants, Hortense sait les accueillir, même les plus petits ! (Les b&b n'accueillent pas toujours les bébés...)
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