Peymeinade, Alpes-Maritimes
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 62 08 26 00

Charming family house with a large garden and a pool; walk to the nearest village for shops and restaurants. Provence is on your doorstep


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This rambling old house has all the charm of 18th-century Provence and is very much a family home. The vast garden has lovely vistas and secret corners and is surrounded by woodlands on a hill above a village on the main road to Grasse.

Anders and Helen live in a separate apartment upstairs and enjoy having an aperitif with their guests. Breakfasts are a treat: everything organic, locally sourced or home-grown: fruit salad, pastries, hams and cheeses; eggs if you want. Dine around a long table in the elegant dining room or out on the porch with views of the garden.

There are several good restaurants within a ten-minute drive, including Michelin-star dining at La Bastide Saint Antoine in Grasse. Cannes, Antibes and Nice are all less than an hour away – or just stay at home and enjoy the garden, swimming pool, summer kitchen and boule court.

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We think you'll love

  • The utter peace and beauty of the place
  • Being able to walk to shops and restaurants
  • The swimming pool and garden
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You should know

  • It's far from the glamour of the Côte d'Azur
  • You share the garden and pool with other guests
  • It's not ideal for anyone with limited mobility


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Breakfast, €12.


Nightly price
from €120
3 Doubles
From €120
1 Twin
From €150



Helen and Anders were remarkable hosts. We loved the house, our room and their beautiful garden. Breakfast was a treat served on the terrace. We had a peaceful stay which was very relaxing. The swimming pool is wonderful on a hot day. We walked to the village ( 7 mins) where there are several nice places to eat in the evening. We felt very lucky to have chosen such a lovely place to stay. We were very grateful to our hosts and would love to return.

Christine, Berwick upon Tweed

We loved our stay and were so well looked after by Helen and Anders who continued to be most attentive for the 3 days we were there - making sure we had all we needed but also not being intrusive in any way. Helens' work in the garden means it is a delight and the pool was perfect after sightseeing. We would certainly stay again if we were nearby.

Henrietta, Pewsey

Were I not already living in this area, I would most certainly want to stay at L'Harmas myself! A genuine spirit of place prevails about this gracious house and beautiful property that were once part of the genuine story of Provence. The lovingly tended traces of an ancient vineyard, the gorgeous vistas and scents of the Mediterranean garden impart a feeling of peace and well-being that are becoming all too rare nowadays.

Denise, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The nearest village, Peymeinade, is less than ten minutes’ walk away and has shops, restaurants and an interesting flea market. A major attraction in the area is Grasse, eight minutes’ drive away, with its bustling medieval town centre and perfume distilleries. The village of Cabris is a ten-minute drive and has two good restaurants; St Cézaire (15 minutes) has an excellent Sunday market and stalagmite caves. The wine growing properties of the Var are also very popular, as are the innumerable hiking trails of the breathtakingly beautiful Grasse hinterland.


Anders Ripa

Anders Ripa is a lawyer and former Swedish Consul General in Nice, and he and his wife Helen are both warm-hearted and sociable. They have lived in Provence for 30 years and have a genuine love and understanding of their adopted home. They have four children who were brought up in the area and an assortment of grandchildren, and L'Harmas is their family home. Helen has green fingers and is a committed gardener and gardening consultant, growing everything from sweet peppers and herbs to flowering plants.