Monthly Archives: August 2018

Villa of the Month: Fanchonniere, Tourettes-sur-Loup, south of France

Villa of the Month: Fanchonniere, Tourettes-sur-Loup, south of France

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Between the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Alpes Maritime, the Provencal town of Tourettes-sur-Loup is at the centre of the “golden triangle” Nice, Grasse, Antibes. Our villa of the month is next to Tourettes-sur-Loup, with wonderful views across to another gorgeous medieval but less well-known village – Le Bar-sur-Loup.

Gorgeous villa in Tourettes-sur-Loup Provence

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This captivating holiday home is located in stunning French countryside with gorgeous views. It’s set in half an acre of gardens in which to chill, play boules on the floodlit court, take a dip in the large pool and soak up the scents of Provence.

When you wake up in the morning and open those grand French windows onto a view you’ll never forget, the sun shining down from a Wedgewood blue sky, you can’t help but feel that it doesn’t get better than this.

If you can drag yourself away from the tranquil, private surroundings of this 4-bedroom (sleeps 7) dream villa, there’s loads to do. At just 40 minutes from Nice airport, a 20-minute drive to the beautiful beaches of the Cote d’Azur and close to the perfume capital Grasse. Vence and Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Monaco, Cannes, they’re all close by from this central location.

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But first, head to the local village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, one of the most beautiful in the region. Set on a rocky outcrop, the sun-soaked medieval town is totally charming. Cobbled streets wrap around an impressive castle, little alleyways lead you hither and thither, past vine covered courtyards and enchanting doors that make you want to peep inside. The streets are filled with galleries and pretty boutiques, the “village of violets” as it’s known, will steal your heart. There are lots of excellent restaurants here and the Wednesday morning market is superb, a photographer’s dream.

We love the Villa Fanchonniere for

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The gorgeous pool with jet stream

The outdoor entertaining area – perfect for aperitifs and barbecues under the starry Mediterrannean sky

Cool chic bedrooms where you’ll sleep in luxury

It’s superb location in Tourettes-sur-Loup but close to the very best of the French Riviera

Floodlit petanque court, standing here with a glass of chilled local rosé, enjoying a relaxing game of boules – priceless.

Details for Villa Fanchonniere

 

Perfect Algarve luxury villa rentals for large groups

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Perfect Algarve…

If you’re looking for a luxury villa in Algarve that can accommodate large groups of friends and family – we can help.

The Algarve is one of the best destinations in Europe for family holidays with an all year round warm climate and around 300 days of sunshine. There’s loads to do for the whole family from toddlers to teens and older family members. Beautiful beaches, culture, historic towns, great wines, fabulous gastronomy, colourful markets and gorgeous restaurants – the Algarve has it all.

So why not share it with a group of friends or the whole family, and book one of our larger villas where everyone can have plenty of space and loads of luxury extras.

Villa Quinta Dalia, Vale Judeu, near Almancil, Algarve

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This large and gorgeous pastel coloured villa, located between lovely Vilamoura and Amancil has six bedrooms plus a separate annexe with a further 2 bedrooms. With a large pool, fabulous gardens and maid service, everyone will enjoy a relaxing holiday here. A restaurant and café are within easy walking distance and a short drive to any number of superb beaches. Nightlife and sports are close by including the sophisticated world-class golfing resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, about 15 minutes away by car. Vilamoura with its magnificent marina is also about 15 minutes’ drive.

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Details: Villa Quinta Dalia, Vale Judeu, near Almancil, Algarve

Villa Almara, Calicas, Lagos, Algarve

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Imagine waking up, taking a dip in the large pool, perhaps a game of tennis, a stroll in the vineyards in the back garden, picking fresh fruit from the orchards for breakfast. In the evening aperitifs on the terrace overlooking the town of Lagos and the ocean… Villa Almara is super special and in a really fantastic location, around two kilometres from Lagos, 1km from the beach and close to shops. The pool has slides and diving board, there’s a great barbecue area and huge gardens. The main house sleeps 10, an annexe has 2 bedrooms and pool house has been converted to a cottage with bedrooms.

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Details: Villa Almara, Calicas, Lagos, Algarve

Villa Pinhal Velho 11, Vilamoura, Algarve

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This is an exceptionally large house in a very scenic spot in Pinhal Velho, surrounded by pines and overlooking the famous Millennium golf course. With 9 bedrooms, games room, home cinema, gym, steam room and infinity pool – there’s plenty to do for everyone. The garden leads straight onto the golf course so for those who like to get a round in – this is absolutely ideal.

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Details: Villa Pinhal Velho 11, Vilamoura, Algarve

Villa Sao Afonso, Ferragudo, Algarve

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Overlooking the Bay of Lagos to the beach of Praia da Rocha from the cliffs of Ferragudo, this is a traditional Portuguese manor house with 9 bedrooms. There are stunning views over the ocean, a private chapel, grand piano that musical guests will adore, the house is beautifully decorated and has one of the best terraces in Portugal – that view!

Details: Villa Sao Afonso, Ferragudo, Algarve

Villa Diamantina, Quinta do Lago, Algarve

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If you’re looking for a contemporary designed house of the highest standard then Diamantina is it. Sublime, superb and sensational – this is one of the best houses in Quinta do Lago. Exquisite furnishings and state-of-the-art equipment, including smart home system and home cinema plus heated indoor and outdoor pools and a jacuzzi. It’s in the Monte Golfe area in the heart of Quinta do Lago, front line to the golf course.

Sleeps 16

Details: Villa Diamantina, Quinta do Lago, Algarve