Whether spending time relaxing by the swimming pool and jacuzzi or getting out and about exploring the gorgeous villages, towns and beaches so near, this elegant air-conditioned villa is wonderfully positioned for a fantastic holiday in the French Riviera.
La Sentinelle has been brilliantly designed with style as well as comfort and ample space whether holidaying with family or a group of friends. The modern and spacious living-dining room is full of light with three sets of French windows opening up to a covered terrace and the jacuzzi by the palm trees. There are four pretty bedrooms, one on the ground floor and three others upstairs, including the master double with its en suite bathroom, all leading out to an upper balcony with glorious views towards Biot, the surrounding hills and beyond.
The grand swimming pool is on the other side of the villa, gated off for safety and featuring a shaded poolside lounge and al-fresco terrace with its own electric sun canopy. With amazing landscapes to look out to, spend endless summer days preparing feasts by the barbecue and cooling off in the 12m long pool.
The charming medieval village of Biot is just a few minutes away by car where you will find delightful restaurants and an artistic vibe with studios and galleries. Head down to the coast with the great beaches north of Antibes just ten minutes by car or venture a little further towards the palm-fringed shores of Cannes and the idyllic bays of Cap d’Antibes.
Visit the gastronomic restaurants of flower-filled Mougins, the vibrant Farmer’s market in Valbonne or the perfume museum in Grasse before playing a round of golf in one of the many prestigious courses of this region.
Keen walkers will love the trail along the Brague river between Valbonne and Biot whilst there are also plenty of horse-riding and cycling opportunities. Not to mention endless activities for children – there is something for everyone in this enticing part of the Côte d'Azur.
A great location for visiting both the beaches and towns of the French Riviera as well as the gorgeous villages and landscapes of the Côte d'Azur hinterland, La Sentinelle is perfectly positioned just 3km from the heart of the charming village of Biot and a 10-minute drive to the beaches north of Antibes.
With views down to the outskirts of Biot and towards its historic centre, you can reach this medieval village in around a 5-minute drive. Famed for its glass-blowing and ceramics, it is a delightful place to go out for a spot of lunch in a pretty restaurant, a peruse in one of the many artisan studios or to visit one of its galleries, including the impressive Musée Léger which celebrates the artwork of French 20th century artist Fernand Léger.
It’s just a 10-minute drive to the Mediterranean coast where you will find a number of beaches north of Antibes stretching as far as Villeneuve-Loubet Plage with its modern marina. Along this part of the coastline you will find plenty of summer watersports and beachside summer restaurants. There are also some fantastic family-friendly attractions about 5km away with waterparks, adventure golf and amusement parks close to Plage d’Antibes.
To the south, the old town of Antibes (10km) is a joy to explore with its fortified walls, characterful lanes filled with pretty shops and restaurants and the Picasso museum in the heart of the old quarter. The beaches of Juan-Les-Pins are fantastic for all ages and you will find watersports and boat trips too. The Cap d’Antibes is a paradise for walkers with its magnificent landscapes or discover one of its idyllic little beaches such as Plage de la Garoupe, once frequented by Hemingway and Picasso.
The palm-fringed beaches of Cannes (20km) also await, as do the city’s bars, glitzy restaurants and shops or hop on a boat to the quieter Lérins Islands with their pine and eucalyptus trees and incredible natural surroundings. The galleries, shops and markets of Nice (24km) are also close enough for a superb day out or continue onwards towards Monaco, about an hour away, and even the Italian border.
Other beautiful villages and towns to visit include artistic Mougins (15km) with its gastronomic restaurants, picturesque Opio (19km) famed for its olive oil and Grasse (26km), the perfume capital of France. Head to Valbonne (15km) on a Friday morning for its brilliant weekly market, perhaps followed by a long walk through the Valmasque forest with a particularly lovely route following the Brague river all the way to Biot.
This region is especially loved by golfers with a great number of well-regarded golf courses across this area including the prestigious Royal Mougins Golf Resort within half an hour by car.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!