Beautiful house in 200 year old olive grove full of character and charm
- english, french, german
About Tom Moriarty
Hi there, my name it Tom Moriarty and I'm a musician, writer and voice over artist. I live here with my dog Watson. The house is a true sanctuary away from it all. I have written many songs here that are now on albums that I've released globally. Equally the local surroundings are beautiful and inspiring. Each day I visit the nearby rivers, the forest or the lake. For adventures a little further away I chose this location because it's 40 minutes to the beach and 50 minutes to the nearest ski station, Greoulieres. You'll have a great time here.
Tom Moriarty purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Tom Moriarty chose Montauroux
- The property is on the edge of the village for it to be quiet and tranquil however it is still just a few minutes drive to the village square - Montauroux is perfectly positioned between the mountains and the sea. Cannes is 45 minutes away as is the nearest ski resort in Greoulieres. - It is very private. The house is "hidden" from the road and the pool is not overlooked. - It is very dog friendly and secure. The whole property is surrounded by a 4 ft 7" fence which will prevent even the most eager dog or (young child in fact) from trying to make an escape. Equally there is no problem bringing your dog into the house. - It is a large pool great for the kids but big enough for doing lengths. - It has a beautiful garden set in a tiered olive grove - It is very competitively priced given the space, the location, number of rooms, size of garden and pool. You will not find something this beautiful or traditional for this price.
What makes this Villa unique
This house is truly a traditional villa which you will find very hard to find elsewhere. It is full of character and charm and a beautiful place to stay. It is set in an olive grove with 28 trees under which you can lounge in the summer. The pool is set in an orchard with cherry, plum and quince trees that provide shade for your sun loungers. It is a large pool, ample enough for swimming lengths in the morning and great for the kids. The whole property is securely fenced so there is no worrying about children or pets making a run for it! The dining area is on one of the Olive tiers and is perfect for long evenings enjoying a relaxing dinner and conversation with friends and family. Opposite the property is the entrance to a wood where you can easily walk the dog or wander with the family for a short walk. Of course the forests of the Var are not far away and Lac St Cassien is a few minutes drive away. If you like the beach then it's a 30 minute drive to Cannes and the Esterel coast where you'll find the secluded "secret" beaches off the coast road.
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Absolutely stunning place. Totally unspoilt and relaxing.
Really lovely farmhouse and very French! Lovely atmosphere and very well equipped. Very comfortable with everything that you would need. Home from home definitely. It’s in a beautiful spot just outside the pretty Montauroux village where you can have a beer in the square or buy your French stick and croissants! The gardens are spectacular in that there is so much birdlife and insects around the olive trees. It’s all very natural. The pool was fab and there are comfy sun loungers to relax on. We had table tennis tournaments and badminton games. We played cards just outside the house into the evening drinking our beers! Can’t recommrnd it highly enough. X
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We had the most lovely holiday. The house ticked all the boxes for me and my family. Small but charmingly decorated, set in an olive grove but not too far from the village. The children spent hours in the pool, the cicadas chirped and the sun shone. The kitchen was well stocked but we bbq-ed every night. It was close enough to coast, so we explored Grasse and went to aqua-splash in Antibres.
Delighted you had a lovely time. It was a pleasure to host you and you are very welcome to return anytime!
Sehr schöne Anlage. -- leider viel Mücken
Hi there Detlef, thank you very much for your review and I am glad you had a great time at the house and that you found it to be romantic. As far as "Mücken" are concerned well in this part of the world mosquitoes are to be expected... I hope they did not distract you too much from enjoying the pool, the beautiful surroundings and the beautiful weather.
Just North of Lac Cassien, Montauroux is ideal to explore the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town or just to relax in local restaurants and cafes. Visit the ancient 17th Century church (which sometimes has evening concerts) or the town hall, or go on an idyllic mountain walk. This town offers all of the joys of the Cote d'Azure, but in an untouched, traditional French setting. It is a charming town without being too out of touch; far enough away to relax, but not too far to be bored. There is plenty to see and do in Montauroux itself, or hire a car and drive to nice or Cannes in 25 minutes. However, Montauroux has everything you need with exquisite local cuisine in the restaurants and cafes, as well as succulent meat in the local boucherie, or delectable cakes from the patisseries. UK newspapers are available in the shops daily. Complete with rustic local people and boule tournaments, Montauroux is the dream French holiday destination.