Scout no further for perfect tennis villas in France, Bathed in the Cote d’Azur sunshine these villas have it all. Pools, gyms, chef and maid on calls and all with lots of great space for friends and families to enjoy. Let get on with the top ten.
Fields of blue and mauve flowers dazzle your eyes. This holiday villa is near the village of Simiane la Rotonde, for many years the regional capital of lavender. A truly magnificent property, Villa de Banon features a private heated swimming pool, garden, tennis court, and lawn bowling game. Perfect for groups and family-friendly, feel free to meander around the countryside on one of the six bikes at this Provencal vacation villa. Luxuriously decorated with attention to every detail, this rental villa in France is a great way to appreciate country life with modern amenities.
A luxurious private villa with pool and tennis-court, furnished to the highest standards situated just 5 minutes from the lovely medieval village of Valbonne. With room for three or four families, the villa is spacious with a big garden and lovely terraces.
The villa has a surface of 300m² over three floors. Three separate terraces and three reception rooms allow a substantial amount of privacy for large groups. The villa is furnished and equipped to a high standard with air conditioning or fans in most of the rooms. The house has seven bedrooms, sleeping up to 14 adults and children.
The 5000m² garden has a 9m pool with steps into the shallow end and a seat around the edge. The pool can be heated if required. Surrounding the pool is a large seating area with deckchairs and a gazebo to give shelter. The tennis court leads off from the pool area. The manicured lawn area leads down into a large grass and orchard area, ideal for children’s games.
8 bedroom holiday rental in Grasse, Cote d'Azur, France
There are plenty of areas in the extensive gardens for both children to play and for adults to walk and explore or sit and read, whilst enjoying the fabulous views and listening to the sound of the local birds, offering complete privacy and tranquillity.
Facing due south, the 400 m² Bastide is bright and spacious whilst maintaining its original Provençal authenticity. It is set in 14,000 m² of grounds with olives trees and many Mediterranean plants and tree species. The back garden offers a play paradise for children with an ideal flat lawn, table tennis, a treehouse, trampoline and slide, all under the shade of olive trees.
The grounds have been beautifully landscaped with the pool and pool house to the side of the villa, and an amazing 300 m² terrace with pergola at the front of the house all on one level, set up to welcome up to 10 guests on a large rectangular table facing the magnificent views over the countryside. Leading down from the main terrace are several more terraces with a fully equipped independent gym and the tennis court on the lowest level. Please note that young children do need to be supervised in this latter area as the land is quite steep here.
This holiday property is perfect for a family with staff, groups of friends or people just wanting a relaxing, stress-free holiday enjoying the pleasures of the Mediterranean countryside life, not far from the lively town of Cannes.
The revered dish of South West France is the hearty cassoulet. The original and definitive recipe of the rich, slow-cooked casserole is attributed to the small town of Castelnaudary, on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Or so its residents would claim. The Toulousains, however, beg to differ. Their subtle variations, they insist, are the key to the true cassoulet. And then there are the Carcassonne. The region is accustomed to conflict. For nearly 6000 years this strategically-prized land has been fought over by Celts, Romans, Visigoths, and Saracens. This, too, is Cathar country - historically proud and independent-minded - feted in the works of Rostand and Dumas. Lying in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees, below the animated village of Fanjeaux, is the Domaine de la Hille: a charming, restored farmhouse with origins dating back to the 11th century. The 8-bedroom property lies at the center of ten acres of manicured grounds and parkland, surrounding a shimmering Bisazza-tiled swimming pool and a soft-impact shaded tennis court.
A wonderful, big Provence home with pool and tennis court, that can sleep up to 20 people in great comfort, under a mile from the stunning village of Gordes. There are great views down the Luberon valley and over the lavender field to Gordes, and the house combines the charm of an old Provence house with all modern comforts.
Far from the razzmatazz and glitz of the Côte d'Azur, the Corbière region is a quiet land of contrasting landscapes and historical masterpieces, including Cathar castles and medieval Abbeys. Less than an hour from long sandy beaches of the coast, the romantic Canal de Midi, and the fortified city of Carcassonne, the region has a lot to offer the adventurous and curious traveler. At the elegant Le Clos des Vignes, lazing by the pool with a glass of Corbières red is a perfect reward for a day of exploring, in a home that combines historic location with contemporary style.
Considered by some as the last truly 'secret' region of France, travel over panoramic passes and green ridges on the trail of the mysterious Cathars, a religious sect who sought refuge in the perched castles and fortified towns still dotting the countryside today in the foothills of the Pyrénées. Discover Le Clos des Vignes, a former wine cave transformed into a luxurious retreat set on 120 stunning acres. Resurrected as an expansive country home with large, bright spaces, the interior design pays tribute to the surrounding landscape of lavender fields and thyme, both fantastic medicinal plants. Every detail - marble and cream-colored rooms, coppery fixtures, and elegant fabrics- was chosen to respects the colors found in the natural environment and provide guests with sumptuous comfort.
On the first floor, four en-suite bedrooms encircle the immense open-plan living room where guests can gather in the warmth of the sunny atrium with its superb views of the landscape. For stay-at-home entertainment, you'll find a fumoir cinema room. A fully-equipped professional kitchen awaits your culinary adventures and the indoor bar area becomes a perfect pre-dinner meeting spot. Outside, the garden wing provides a sheltered courtyard, with dining area and outdoor chimney barbecue - ideal for grilling your sardines infused with thyme from the garden. Follow the terrace to the private gardens with a large heated pool and an all-weather tennis court.
This exceptional villa is tastefully decorated with modern fittings throughout. The modern design of the villa takes full advantage of the panoramic view of the sea and the Esterel Mountains, with large windows throughout. The large swimming pool, 4.5 x 15 m, is surrounded by teak decking which is great for outside dining, and also a large Jacuzzi.
Ideal for large parties, Villa Triton is very well equipped to offer a relaxing holiday in one of the most sought after regions of France. Most of the bedrooms feature large windows and balconies with electric awnings and outdoor seating facilities to admire the surrounding landscape. An enchanting Renaissance style pool with fountain and stone archway embellish the exotic garden, rich in palm trees, pines, mature oaks and shrubs offering plenty of shady areas during the hot summer days. A pool house with summer kitchen, sauna and Jacuzzi complement the splendind pool area which also encompasses a private tennis court and boule pitch just a few steps below.
A visit to the French Riviera and its pretty coastal villages is highly recommended, with Mandelieu being the nearest at just a fifteen-minute drive from this villa. Further inland you will find opportunities for fishing, walking, hiking and discovering typical French villages such as Mouans Sartoux and Mougins, full of character and charm.