La Bergerie

Vallauris, Alpes-Maritimes
+33 (0)6 60 24 78 46

Tranquil stone house with a rustic feel, a large garden with a swimming pool and views of the French Riviera and out to sea


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This genteel old place, once a sheepfold, has been in Xavier’s family since the 1850s. It’s set high on a hill above the seaside resort of Golfe-Juan and has a two-tiered terrace extension overlooking the garden with wonderful views down to the coast.

Two bedrooms are in the main house and another two are in a separate attached building with a private terrace and external entrance. The farmhouse-style kitchen has all the mod-cons you need and has a table big enough to dine all together, or you can eat on the adjoining terrace or by the pool.

It’s utterly peaceful here: you can see cars moving along the coast road but it’s like watching a silent film. The large garden isn’t overlooked, and a stepped path leads past olive groves, some thought to be 500-700 years old and planted originally by local monks who lived on nearby Ile Saint-Honorat, as well as giant palms, lemon trees and cacti.

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We think you'll love

  • The astonishing views of the coast from the terrace
  • The rustic feel, with lots of space, charm and rough stone walls
  • Being a 30-minute walk to Golfe-Juan and the coast
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You should know

  • There are steep stone stairs through the garden down to the pool (and many levels in the house too)


  • 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


  • 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: 5 nights.
18 October - 14 May.


Nightly price
from €300
Weekly price
from €2100
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From €3004 bedrooms


The view across the Riviera is stunning yet it's so peaceful, private and relaxing. The house feels so authentic with a rustic, almost agricultural charm yet you are within walking distance of the seafront, yachts and beach side restaurants. The garden is great with a large pool terrace area and range of palm trees and 700-year old olive trees to walk amongst.

Jon, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Walk to Vallauris in 20 minutes or drive in five - it has a Picasso museum and lots of potteries and ceramics shops; Golfe-Juan (30-minute walk) has a large marina of superyachts and plenty of good Italian and seafood restaurants. Xavier also recommends Cap Riviera in Juan-les-Pins, which is good value for money. Nice Airport is a 20-minute drive and you can catch the train from Golfe-Juan.

Local points of interest from Edwina & Xavier De Boudemange

  • Don't miss the phare de la Garoupe, the most romantic place in the area.
  • Visit Monaco and Eze, as well as St Paul and Vence and Fondation Maeght
  • Visit Cannes, stroll on the Croisette feeling like in a film, clim the red carpet stair .
  • Go to The 368° restaurant, at the rooftop of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cannes. Best views over the old port.
  • Go to Antibes, its old city center, Picasso Museum, and great provincial market.


Edwina & Xavier De Boudemange

Xavier and Edwina - he French, she Argentinian - are both very charming and speak English well. They have four grown-up children and live near Vichy (where Xavier works as a soya and maize farmer) but have a place locally and enjoy welcoming their guests on arrival. If they can't, then a local person is on hand to do the job.