This beautiful sunny 1 bedroom self-catering holiday rental is ideally positioned to explore the French Riviera. Located in a quiet village between coast (15 mins drive) & mountains (30 mins drive), walking distance to shops and restaurants. 30 mins drive to Nice, Cannes & Antibes. Swimming pool, garden & private sun-trap terrace. Suitable for small families and couples. Provencal charm guaranteed!
Bright sunny 1 bedroom apartment Lou Messugo, sleeps up to 4 people and is attached to, but fully independent of, our beautiful Provencal family home in the world-famous French Riviera. ("Apartment" doesn't really describe our place though as that gives the impression it is in a block of flats, which it is not! The French word gite suits it much better!) Set in a large garden with swimming pool (shared only with us, the owners) on a quiet no-through road, this tranquil setting is only a few minutes' walk to the local town centre with all amenities.
The apartment has 1 bedroom with a double bed, a living room with a double sofa bed, a modern bathroom with large shower, a kitchenette (with 2 ring hob, oven, microwave/grill, fridge, dishwasher & all necessary equipment for cooking your own meals) satellite TV, hifi with USB connexion, WIFI (free & unlimited), sunny patio with BBQ and sun loungers. We provide all linen and bath towels. Pool towels are available at an extra cost if required.
On site we have a range of facilities including a large trampoline, pétanque (boules) pitch, table tennis, badminton & croquet. We are happy to lend out our bicycles (varying sizes incl baby seat) and of course there is the fabulous pool.
To make life easy we can provide most necessary equipment for travelling with babies/toddlers such as a travel cot, high chair, plastic plates/cutlery/cups, changing mat and a good selection of toys, books & games. We know just how much paraphernalia the smallest members of the family come with as we've been there!
We live on site and are available to help with language issues (booking restaurants, onward travel, tickets for events/trips etc) and we're always happy to advise on what to do in the area. We've lived here for more than 10 years and spend as much time as possible exploring all the amazing things on offer, from canyoning, hiking, sailing, skiing, golf through to museums, art galleries, undiscovered country villages via shopping, restaurants and markets. Our kids have grown up here so we can suggest things to do with the little ones too. We love helping our guests get the most out of their time in our beautiful part of the world and we love hearing all about your travels. But we are also sensitive to our guests need for privacy so if you want to be left alone that's absolutely fine too. You're fully independent of us so it's up to you how much contact you want.
In the apartment you'll find plenty of brochures for local attractions, a large-scale map of the area, guide books in French and English and a selection of novels (many of them set in the area) for you to borrow and swap. We can provide hiking maps, picnic sets, parasols for the beach, most things to make your holiday fun, just ask!!
This part of France is gorgeous at any time of year and our proximity to the mountains means we can even be used as a base for days out skiing or snow-shoe trekking. Winter is mild and short with plenty of sun and midday temperatures often getting up to 18°c (65°F) in January making it possible to sit out on a sunny restaurant terrace for lunch even in mid-winter! The apartment is fully heated for a cosy stay in the cooler months.
Please browse through the guide I've prepared here 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 category 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. I also write a blog which can be found using the name of the house in which I talk about local places of interest, places to visit, festivals, French culture and much more. I hope you'll try and find it and have a read. Otherwise please feel free to ask me for tips and local knowledge.
The town of Roquefort les Pins has everything you require on a daily basis with 3 delicious bakeries (for those buttery croissants, pain au chocolats and crunchy baguettes), an excellent supermarket, butchers, green grocers, delis, organic store, newsagents (with foreign papers), banks, cafés, several good restaurants (walking distance) and a weekly market.
The apartment is in a quiet "impasse" (no through road so no traffic) in a residential area surrounded by large family villas, all with big gardens. It is a calm and genuine local area that benefits from being close to forests and the countryside but walking distance to the town centre.
We are ideally located between mountains and sea, only 20-30 mins to beautiful beaches and the buzzing towns of Cannes & Nice and less than 1 hour to the nearest ski resort.
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 and much much more.
Roquefort-les-Pins, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France