Property of the Week: Villa Mas Peyloubet

Property of the Week: Villa Mas Peyloubet

Mas Peyloubet is an incredibly special, large property for sale in the Grasse region of France, with the Main House, which dates back to the eighteenth century, offering spectacular panoramic sea views.

The Main House has five ensuite bedrooms, a large and wonderful kitchen, sitting room, TV room and in addition, the Olive Grove Apartment having a further two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The extensive garden within 1.4 hectares of grounds, consists of a large salt water pool, outdoor summer kitchen, terrain de boules, table tennis and a flat lawn where you can play a friendly game of croquet and enjoy the sun.

Erna Low Property is selling this property for €4.8m – either as a successful guest house business or a private residence.

James Ross, Sales Director at Erna Low Property comments, “Mas Peyloubet has it in abundance, when pondering what the ultimate south of France hideaway would consist of. Not only are the views to the Mediterranean and over to Grasse spectacular, but the house with its warm living areas and ‘jump into bed and sleep forever’ bedrooms, is a haven from the outside world. The olive grove and salt water swimming pool are the icing on the cake on what can only be described as paradise on earth. We are excited to have this property for sale, it really is a dream property to own.”

Mas Peyloubet is perfectly located to take advantage of the best of the South of France:
Nice International Airport and Cannes are 30 minutes away and the closest village is Valbonne, 10 minutes away and Grasse or Mougin are both just 15 minutes away.

Further details:

Both the living room and dining room open onto the outside sitting area, shaded under arches from the hot sun with Indonesian and Moroccan furniture. The area looks out onto a lawn; steps lead off the lawn up to the swimming pool, situated on a higher level. To the left of the entrance hall is a television room and study.

The grounds are set on 1.4 hectares with sea views and are made up of terraces with old dry stone walls, lavender, roses and over 250 ancient olive trees that are harvested at the end of the year and pressed at a local mill into the most wonderful virgin cold pressed olive oil – there are also fig and orange trees where the current owner makes their own jam, chutney and marmalade.

The Belleview Apartment:
A separate outhouse for a caretaker, or additional rooms consisting of living room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom with its own driveway and parking. It is possible to create a gym or an office in this very usable space.

https://www.ernalowproperty.com/south-of-france/property/9199039-villa-peyloubet-cote-d-azur

0207 590 1624

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For Further information or images please contact vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525

 

Erna Low Property was established to offer customers the opportunity to purchase properties in some of the world’s most beautiful and desirable locations. Whether looking for snow or sun, Erna Low Property helps buyers to choose the perfect property for holidays, retirement or investment.

With over 80 years’ experience, Erna Low Property has a strong knowledge of the French property market at large, with a particular expertise in the French Alps. Erna Low Property specialises in leaseback properties, as well as classic freehold and bare ownership purchases.

Erna Low Property now holds a sizeable portfolio of properties from the French Alps, across Europe and beyond. With their background as a specialist, niche tour operator, Erna Low has been hugely successful in introducing many clients to both property sales and holiday rentals.

 

 

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RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK: THE LES MENUIRES 24 HOURS

RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK: THE LES MENUIRES 24 HOURS

Ski Resort Les Menuires, in the 3 Valleys ski area in the French Alps, announces a new event for winter season launch, the opening weekend, 8-9 December 2018

This new event, “RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK: THE LES MENUIRES 24 HOURS” celebrates the opening of the season with a new fun challenge.

Each day – Saturday and Sunday, the ski slopes will be open from 9am to 9pm – 24 hours of glorious fun in the snow for everyone.

Skiers from every walk of life, desperate to get back out on skis that have been put away for way too long, can ski or ride a full 12 hours each day.

Throughout the weekend, there will be pit stops available from food stands serving raclettes and giant fondues.

The La Croisette area will serve as paddock for skiers to check in, service or wax their skis/boards.

Offer – Accommodation & lift pass for the weekend start from 90.80 euros 
 
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For further information or images contact Les Menuires UK PR Vanessa Fisher on vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525.
If you are interested in a press invite for opening weekend, please contact Vanessa.
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Erna Low  – The Ski Specialist To The French Alps Launches Winter 2018-2019

Erna Low – The Ski Specialist To The French Alps Launches Winter 2018-2019

Erna Low  – The Ski Specialist To The French Alps Launches Winter 2018-2019

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Erna Low, the Ski Specialist to the French Alps, launches the winter season with 10 New Properties.

For the first time, Erna Low adds the picturesque resort of Arêches-Beaufort. Arêches-Beaufort is a  great resort for families as it has a much shorter drive time from Calais as well as being a good value alternative to more well-known resorts. It is close to Albertville in the Beaufortain valley and will be particularly attractive to lovers of the famous Beaufort cheese. Whilst the resort is little-known on the UK market, the advantage is that prices are very competitive throughout the season.

A seven night stay in the New 4* La Cle des Cimes Residence with its indoor pool and ô Pure spa will cost just £747 for the week beginning 05 January 2019 for a 1 bedroom apartment for 4 person including a return Flexiplus crossing with Eurotunnel for 1 car. That equates to £187 per person including travel.

Joanna Yellowlees-Bound, CEO of Erna Low comments, “Over the last few seasons we have realised that we are selling more self-drive ski holidays to the French Alps than any other type of ski holiday, so moving forward this is what we have decided to focus on – ski holidays to France. With all our years of experience and knowledge, we endeavour to find the best ski holidays for our clients”.

Over 30 years ago, in Erna Low’s Guide to Family Skiing of 1973, founder Erna Low herself wrote; “Renting a furnished apartment is a very popular and comparatively inexpensive way for a family to enjoy a ski holiday. Apartments can be rented in all the modern French ski stations – La Plagne, Les Arcs, Flaine and many others.”

Erna Low added, “Taking your own car has advantages if at least four people travel together, take their own food for the journey and motor through the night. Your car and passenger passage by boat (Sealink or Townsend Thorensen) should be booked well in advance direct with the shipping company. Remember to drive on the RIGHT and take pills for car sickness.”

Today Erna Low continues to promote travelling by car to the Alps and the company enjoys a special partnership with Eurotunnel. The result is that all clients travel with Flexiplus (equivalent to travelling Club or First Class on a flight). Clients enjoy access to the new Flexiplus lounges in Folkestone and Calais and benefit from priority boarding.

New in Alpe d’Huez the 5* Hotel & Residence Daria-I Nor

This new hotel with some additional spacious apartments in the Residence Daria-I-Nor is in the central Eclose area of Alpe d’Huez, with spectacular panoramic views of the valley and easy access to the slopes. Erna Low offer 7 nights from 05 January 2019 for £1536 for a 1 bedroom apartment with cabin for 4 persons including use of the fabulous spa facilities at the hotel. This price also includes a return Flexiplus crossing with Eurotunnel.

Ever Popular Arc 1950

Arc 1950 remains one of the most popular resorts offered by Erna Low. Book now for Half Term:
Erna Low
 offers 7 nights in ski in-out Arc 1950, France, for February half term with a saving of 10% on the accommodation. A spacious 2 bedroom apartment for 4/6 persons was £3801 and is now £3460. All residences have their own pool and the resort offers a programme of activities for children during the week, as well as having a crèche for little ones. This price also includes a return Flexiplus crossing with Eurotunnel  arriving 16 February 2019. There are further Early Booking Discounts of up to 20% off low season dates.

www.ernalow.co.uk  0207 584 2841 @ErnaLow

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For further information or images please contact:

Erna Low PR Manager Vanessa Fisher vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525

Erna Low Managing Director Jane Bolton jane.bolton@ernalow.co.uk 0207 584 2841

 

ABOUT ERNA LOW

Erna Low is the oldest independent ski company, founded in 1932 by pioneering entrepreneur, Miss Erna Low. A leading ski operator to all the best resorts in France and beyond. Erna Low can offer flights from 21 UK airports direct to the mountains with resort transfers/car hire, or great value self-drive ski holidays including Eurotunnel crossings.  www.ernalow.co.uk @ErnaLow

 

New properties for 2018-2019 includes:

Alpe d’Huez  L’Apenrose/Residence Daria-I-Nor/Hotel Daria-I-Nor

Areche Beaufort – Le Cle des Cimes

Chamonix – Folie Douce Hotel

La Rosiere – Hyatt Centric

Les Houches – Les Chalets Elena

Les Saisies – Les Chalets des Cimes

Samoens – Residence Alexane

St Martin de Belleville – Caseblanche

Tignes – L’Altaviva

Valmorel – Residence Anitea

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Arc 1950 Launches Eight weeks of “Activity Wednesdays”

Arc 1950 Launches Eight weeks of “Activity Wednesdays”

Arc 1950, village resort in the French Alps, launches its Summer Season with a series of Wednesday Activity Days running throughout the summer high season.

Arc 1950 The village opens on 7th July with the first ‘activity Wednesday’ taking place on 11th July.

Focusing on a different theme every week, visitors to the village of Arc 1950 can enjoy FREE entertainment not just on these special themed Wednesdays but also throughout the week. Families with children of all ages can enjoy games, workshops, shows, watersports and more.

Activity Wednesdays during July:

Ø  11.07 – Sports week

Ø  19.07 – Bike week

Ø  25.07 – Al Andalus with Armutan Theatre Company

Activity Wednesdays during August:

Ø  1.08 – Water day

Ø  8.08 – Mountain Festival

Ø  15.08 – Climbing week

Ø  22.08 – Arc 1950 fairground

Ø  29.08 – Space Odyssey

New for Summer 2018 the ‘Outdoor Card’ for stays of over five days includes three free activities – choose from a half day guided hike,  an intro to mountain biking for 8-12 year olds,  a fitness class, intro to golf or an archery session.

Arc 1950 also launches New ‘Arc en Scene’ Thursdays, with different bands and theatre groups performing in the village every Thursday over the summer holidays.

Arc 1950 Le Village is a car-free, family-friendly resort where everything is planned to ensure that guests of all ages can make the most of their summer holiday.

Pierre & Vacances  Special Accommodation offer: Save 20% on summer stays in Arc 1950

www.arc1950.com

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For all media enquiries, and to discuss summer press visits please contact:

Vanessa Fisher, Press Relations Arc 1950 – vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525

 image c. Andy Parant

For further summer images from Arc 1950: https://tinyurl.com/y83e9ox9

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Snowy Super 3 Saas Fee Weekend

Snowy Super 3 Saas Fee Weekend

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I was last in Saas Fee in late April several years ago when the sun shone and after a day of ski touring, the apres ski was long and the memories hazy. I returned last weekend, to complete the Super 3, the series of Swiss amateur ski races in which I have been taking part in this winter.

Saas Fee hosts the Allalin-Rennen, the third in the series after the Belalp Hexe in Belalp and the Inferno Rennen in Murren.


Tagged as the highest amateur glacier ski race, for this 36th Allalin-Rennen race we headed up to try and make a recce of the course from its glacier start on the Thursday before the Friday team event. Unfortunately with limited visibility and high winds, there was no access up past the top of the Spielboden lift at 2870m.

So skiing the course blind on Friday morning was ‘interesting’ but the weather was clear.




The very top 100m was still not open, knocking around 40 seconds and 1km off the full 9km course.

Starting just below the revolving restaurant at Mittelallalin, at 3500m, in my team of four, I let the three guys take the lead spots and tried to tuck in behind. A long schuss starts the race followed by a blind steep drop with a compression at the bottom. Local Alex had told us to stay in the tuck, and with that I just held my breath and went for it. I’d lost sight of the boys so just weaved from left to right down the steeper section through the red gates, sharp left at the bottom, another steep section then in to a final right hand bend, avoiding the orange netting and in to the final long schuss to the end at the village level.

With fresh snow on the course, the pistes were in great condition and our team ‘Mallow Racing’ finished in 57th place (out of 70)



One of just two British teams, the other made up of two other super 3-ers and our local new friend Alex.

Alex suggested Waldhaus Bodmen for dinner -a 10 minute walk out of Saas Fee along a snowy, icy track and we came across this old traditional chalet, perched on the side of the mountain overlooking the lower village of Saas-Grund.

At one end of the restaurant is a huge animal pen full of rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. I chose lamb for my main, just to save one of those little mites…altho to be fair I think they are there for entertainment value only…here’s hoping! The food is delicious, the setting stunning and the walk back an opportunity to digest the huge portions.

Individual race day and the weather had once again socked-in. With a lower start, from the Morenia restaurant, we were able to stay dry and head out just before our individual start numbers. The challenge was to stay low in the tuck, make all the gates in the tricky visibility and stay out of the netting. The fastest time was, 1min 59. My time was 3 mins 12, 6th place in my category, and winning me a basket of local cheese and sausage!


Jonas Bumann Allalin Rennen Race Director adds, “we had over 1000  racers for the 36th Allalin Rennen this weekend. It was a shame we could not start up on the glacier for Saturday’s main race but the Team event on Friday gave most skiers the chance to ski almost the full course. Next years event takes place over the 5/6 April 2019 and we hope to welcome even more skiers from around the world!”

I now have my Super 3 medal, and feel proud to be one of just 23 women to race the triple series this winter and the only British woman to take part.


Leaving on Sunday morning, the skies cleared offering stunning views of the cascading glaciers and pistes in the huge bowl and ski area above the village.

http://www.saas-fee.ch/en/allalin-rennen/    www.swisstravelsystem.co.uk

Link to Alex’s Team Allalin-Rennen https://youtu.be/ojt6Sr3i48M

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