La Bergerie de l’Aspe

Saint Cézaire sur Siagne, Alpes-Maritimes
Self-catering
+41 79 213 07 40


A sylvan hideaway tucked into the hills of the Southern Alps, full of Provençal charm inside and out – Saint-Cézaire and the coast are close

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Five hectares of land surrounds you: wide terraced lawns, lavender, rosemary, oleander and pine, ancient oak and olive plantations, a proud fig – the unmistakable smells of Provence. Eat outside on the shaded terrace, dip toes in the raised stone pool, feel the palpable history in the flagstone pathways. You’re secluded, but not isolated.

Almost all the windows in this former sheephouse face south over the garden, so inside is lit by the soft light that suffuses a Provençal evening. Built in the traditional style, it’s long and low though bright inside – a place where less is more and restorative in its simplicity: a cosy living room with vast beams and an open fire, bathrooms in rustic Salernes tiles, modern comforts in the kitchen.

The serene surrounds would make a perfect writer’s retreat with the only interruptions being birdsong. Break up the day with walking, riding, cycling, tennis. Drive to Grasse in 20 minutes, and the Côte d’Azur in half an hour.

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We think you'll love

  • The light and simplicity inside the house
  • Afternoons spent in the serene gardens
  • The ease with which you can reach the coast
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You should know

  • You'll need to ask if you'd like the pool to be fenced

Essentials

  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm Saturday
Check out
4pm Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 13 nights.
Closed
1 November - 15 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 20-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €136
Weekly price
from €950
1 House for 6
From €1363 bedrooms

Reviews

Definitely a house for the most restorative rest in an utterly beautiful and typically Provençal setting.

Denise, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Drive through two stone pillars and bump along a woodland track to a clearing – all the windows face the other way, so your first impressions are of high walls and a solitary window frame. There are neighbours but none in view. Walk to the small town of Saint-Cézaire in 20 minutes and enjoy the views above the gorge of the Siagne River. There you’ll find restaurants, a minimart, a Saturday market – everything you might need, with more options in the perfume capital of Grasse (14km).

Local points of interest from Bernard Steck

  • St Cézaire, just 3 minutes away; on Saturday’s visit the farmers market on the village square. Next to fruit & produce, stands with honey, artisan dry sausages, olives, tasty cheeses. Just stroll around with your Pastis glass in your hand. True Provence!
  • St Cézaire is overlooking the 400m deep canyon of the Siagne river. Numerous hiking trails criss-cross the valley and lead to the river-bed which carries lots of water, even in summer. Wild swimming in the river!
  • Just minutes away from the Bergerie, visit the deep caves of St Cézaire. Formed some 6 million years ago, you enter the realm of the imaginary and of the marvelous. Easy access and suitable for families with children.
  • Just 15 minutes by car is Grasse, world capital of the perfume makers. Visit the perfumeries and their museums located in historic buildings which all end at the factory shop. Good buys.
  • The Mediterranean Sea at Cannes is just 30 mins away. What a change from the secluded dwelling & the rustic villages you are coming from! A true destination town with shopping, restaurants, spotting the rich & famous on their yachts, swimming in the sea.
  • The museum trail is just tremendous within a 50km stretch. Think of Fondation Maeght in Vence; the Musée Picasso in Antibes; the Musée Matisse in Nice; the Musée Bonnard in Le Cannet; or the Musée Océonagraphique in Monaco. Wonderful day trips !

Introducing

Bernard Steck

Bernard’s parents bought La Bergerie in the 1970s and have lavished love and care on the house and grounds. It’s been in the family ever since, under the gentle attention of housekeeper Nadine who’s been with the family almost as long as the house. Bernard lives in Switzerland but Nadine will be on hand should you need anything.