Set just off the Col de Villefranche this fully renovated 59m2 apartment is on a quiet cul-de-sac and boasts a panoramic view over the Bay of Villefranche and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. You have your own private 275m2 flat garden, with space for a jacuzzi, and a garage. The apartment is within walking distance from a restaurant, bakery and small grocery store, and by foot it takes 15-20 minutes to walk to Villefranche's Old Town and the seafront (5 minutes by car). The perfect lock-up-and-go holiday home in a great location!
This garden level apartment is set in a villa with 4 apartments, on a quiet street in Villefranche-sur-Mer. On street level is the garage with parking for one small car (and more parking is available on the street), and a cellar.
Entry to the apartment is through the lift or interior staircase from the garage, which leads straight up to the apartment, or through the outside gates and the private pathway in the garden. All doors and windows have electric blinds - a perfect secure lock-up-and-go holiday home.
The garden is private for this apartment only and is filled with beautiful Mediterranean trees and plants. From the garden there is access to a small laundry room, with the possibility to install a shower, and a raised level in the corner of the garden which would be perfect for a jacuzzi with a sea view.
The main living space is 31 m2 with French doors out to the garden - and a sea view of course. From the main living space is access to the fully fitted kitchen to the left and the lift to the right. At the rear of the apartment is a 13m2 bedroom, which is currently an open space, however it would be easy to install a sliding door to separate it from the kitchen. There is a modern stylish bathroom with a Wc, wash-hand basin and shower. In the corner of the bedroom is the entrance from the garage staircase, although this door could easily be hidden inside a fitted custom built wardrobe if the lift and the exterior gate are used as the main entry into the apartment.
Apartments like this don't come across often - one can enjoy the fabulous sea view (and some amazing sunrises over Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat) and indoor-outdoor living, with plenty of space to relax surrounded by greenery.
The drive to Nice airport takes less than 30 minutes.
Villefranche-sur-Mer boasts one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Cote d'Azur, sheltered beneath the cliff and with the most stunning views out to sea, and the old town of Villefranche, with its idylic cobbled waterfront is only a few moments away, round the bay from the beach area. Here, you will find restaurants and cafes with one of the Riviera's most stunning views - across the water to the green slopes of Cap Ferrat, and the beach below the cliffs. The Old Town itself dates from the 17th century, and is without doubt one of the most beautiful places on this coast, vibrant without being noisy, still inhabited by many locals and boasting a wealth of little shops and boutiques, cafes and restaurants, many of which are open year-round.
Villefranche Mairie, or town hall, is situated in an impressive Napoleonic fortress, which stands guard over the two main port areas of Villefranche - La Darse, with its old-school ship repairers and pleasure craft (and who's vaulted stone ateliers appeared in James Bond's Never Say Never Again) and the Port de la Sante, where you can hire boats, moored up next to the local fishermen's traditional 'pointu' - painted wooden boats. The clear azur waters of the bay, the relaxed beauty of the old town - some of the houses still bear the dates (c.1640) carved over the doorways - the elegant curve of the bay (recently proposed as a Unesco world heritage site) and the near perfect beaches with their small cafes and great summer atmosphere, make Villefranche-sur-Mer one of the most lovely places on earth.
Villefranche has a mainline railway station, which is only a few stops one direction from Monaco and Italy, and in the other, two stops from Nice Centre, where a tram can take you direct to the airport. There are excellent local buses, running throughout the day along the coast from Monaco to Antibes. For those who like to exercise on foot, there are many local walking paths around the cliffs or down at the water's edge, and access to the famous St Jean Cap Ferrat coastal path begins at the end of the beach, next to the famous villa once owned by Hollywood Great, Errol Flynn, again part of the view from the terraces of the villa.
Facing the Old Town from across the bay, is the legendary Villa Nellcote, a stunning mansion right on the water's edge that was home for a short while in the early 70s to Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones, where the band wrote one of the decade's seminal albums 'Exile on Main Street'. For generations, the world's well healed have been coming to Villefranche, to enjoy the discreet beauty and peace of this wonderful village - once you've discovered Villefranche, you'll never want to be anywhere else!
Price 749,000 €
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