Tourrettes sur Loup, France
Mas Riu | Stunning Views over Le Bar sur Loup
This beautiful family villa in an elevated position offers great views over Le Bar-sur-Loup, a charming medieval village set on a rocky elevation and up to Gourdon, a village which clings to the top of a mountain. Breathe tranquility and relax at the perfect spot to scape from the holiday crowds.
The villa has been very recently and tastefully completely refurbished and is fully air conditioned.
It features a fully fitted modern kitchen, two separate TV areas with satellite TV and DVD players (one set as a children's play room/entertaining room but easily adaptable according to requirements), a glass walled dining room leading to the outside dining terrace with seating for 8 (12 with extensions provided), five bedrooms, each with access to a balcony/terrace offering panoramic views of the countryside, four modern bathrooms (one en-stuite with separate shower and bathtub) and a separate laundry room with washer and dryer and second refridgerator.
The outdoor area has a small but fully fenced pool with sunbathing decking, an external dining area and a gas BBQ perfect for al fresco meals as well as several terraces for dining, lounging or reading. The garden has olive tress and many fruit trees including lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear and apple. It is also laid out in ancient "restanques" or terraces. There is newly constructed a boules court.
This stunning house is the ideal base for a family holiday.
Explore the unspoiled "villages perches" stretched out along the foothills of the Alps which, in some places along de Cote d'Azur, rise directly out of the Mediterranean itself or simply spend your days relaxing by the pool. The property is 15 minutes drive from Saint Paul de Vence, one of the best known villages, with its famous art galleries and restaurants. It is close to Grasse, the centre of the French perfume and fragrance industry. You are 30-40 minutes from the cap d'Antibes with its beautiful walks and beaches and from the glamorous town of Cannes. There are several Michelin starred restaurants within 20 minutes drive of the property and a number of excellent golf courses within the same distance. You have many famous art galleries and museums on your doorstep in Vence, Nice, Antibes and Cannes.
This is truly a property for all seasons. Winter skiing is also accessible with the closest ski resort (Greolieres les Neiges) a 30 minute drive away and other larger resorts within a 90 minute drive.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3230 square feet
King, King, 2x Twin, King, and 2x Twin
12 guests maximum
30 minutes by car.
Beautiful views of the Medieval villages ("villages perches"), woods, Loup river, mountains (Alpes Maritimes) and the chateau of le Rouret.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming in the river, relaxing at the beach, snorkeling, cycling, horse-riding and many more.
- The Cote d'Azur area is a wonderful destination for golf lovers: some names include Monte Carlo Golf Club, Golf de Biot, Royal Mougins, Gold de la Grande Bastide.
- Michelin starred restaurants within 10 minutes drive. Beaches of Cap d'Antibes, Juan les Pins, Cannes and Nice are a 30-40 minute drive away. Easy access to Monaco and the Italian Riviera.
Places of Interest
- Stroll around the medieval streets of Tourrettes sur Loup and le Bar sur Loup and visit its monuments such as the Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur and Le chateau des comtes de Grasse.
- Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, offers a plethora of activities and amusements. Visit the Musée Matisse, the Parc du Chateau, stroll around the lively streets and enjoy the French cuisine in this exceptional town. (50 minutes by car).
- Visit the Fondation Maeght, a museum of modern art and the Chapelle du Rosaire (Matisse's Chapel) both in Vence (30 minutes drive).
- The Picasso Museum, in Antibes, hosts one the most wonderful Picasso collection featuring paintings, drawings, lithographs, oils on paper, ceramics, sculptures and tapestries of the Spanish artist (50 minutes by car).
Perfect Spot in Southern France
Our experience at Mas Riu met or exceeded all our expectations. The home is lovely, spacious, and very nicely furnished. The views from the property into the Loup Valley are indeed stunning, and the clarity and vividness of the colors made us realize why so many great painters had gravitated to the region. The neighboring villages, especially Tourettes sur Loup, were charming and hospitable. The kitchen was very well equipped, but we didn't come to France to cook, especially with excellent food nearby. We highly recommend Le Sansot, which we loved enough to go for two dinners (a bargain for 3 courses at 32 euros). Chez l'ami Paul was also excellent. We rented a car in Nice, and we made daily trips from this beautiful home to an extraordinary variety of locales and experiences. Especially memorable were trips through the Gorges du Loup and du Verdun, multiple trips to Nice (the Chagall Museum is glorious, but driving and parking in the city are trying), the wine region AOC Bellet (previously unknown to us, we enjoyed Domaine de la Source very much, both the visit and the red and white wines in particular), and the stunning coastal drive between Nice and Menton. For us, the car was a necessity, though the amount of serious looking cycling going on in the area was impressive. Susan and David have prepared an extensive and very useful guest manual, and they were helpful at every stage from the preparation for or trip through our stay. We consider it exceptional good fortune to have been able to visit this beautiful part of the world and stay at Mas Riu.”
Amazing and Memorable Vacation at Mas Riu
My husband and I spent one week at this magnificent villa in the Tourrette Sur Loop ,Cote De Azur region of France. The villa offers breathtaking spectacular panoramic views of the countryside, medieval villages , rocky mountains and historic monuments atop the hills. All bedrooms face the views, thus waking up to the sun kissed rooms with terraces is truly a romantic experience! The house is perfectly supplied with amenities such as pool, lawn bowling, TV and fast internet systems, gourmet kitchen, books, DVDs, etc. The fruit orchard, herb and flower gardens were all in bloom. Coiffured grounds and natural creeks surround the villa. We made day trips to Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Le Ciotat, Marsaille and St Tropez. We even got lucky in Monaco. We spent most of our time visiting the elite medieval villages of Chateau Gourdon, Tourrette Sur Loop, Vence, St Paul de Vence shops, and restaurants in the area. We enjoyed the fine French dining and wine in the loop. Sweets for the sweet , we stumbled into the candy factory down the road that made candies from the lavender, jasmine and rose petals. We stopped in for directions and was treated to a tour of the candy making with samples galore! We left with mounds of sweet souvenirs and hyper active sensations which added to our already jumpy nerves from driving on the winding hair pin bends on the roads. It is a fun ride passing the bicyclists determined to make it up the hills. Socializing with the French locals was great! They are genuinely nice and friendly! We indeed loved the Mas Riu Villa and would love to come back soon with some friends! By the way, we planted an avocado seed between the 2 lemon trees. Perhaps they will produce some good avocados like we have in California. Thank you for sharing your magical home! Vous voir plus tard, Dieu bénisse! Craig and Lily Grove ”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Handicap Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo