On our tour of south of france this was the only guest house - rather than hotel - that we stayed in, so I was slightly concerned that it may not be to the standard of other accommodation. I had no need to worry at all. It was fabulous.
We were greeted by Martine - such a wonderful character - and given a tour of the property and garden. The house is amazing - so many quirky features and items everywhere you look. We had Jasmine - the largest room of any of the hotels we stayed in with views to die for out to the coast from the balcony. Bathroom was small but clean and functional. Loads of storage space and large fridge. Free wi-fi.
The garden was lovely with a great pool to relax by at the end of a hot day exploring. Amazing tunnel which we were lucky enough to be shown, goes from the garden down a deep spiral stone staircase and out through a dark tunnel under the property in front, to the road. A pathway also leads to the town centre from the bottom of the garden (about a 15 minutes walk) - but make sure you ask for the garden lights to be on for your return journey as it was very dark.
The breakfast (included) was plentiful and very tasty, especially the fig jam which Martine makes herself from figs in the garden.
Grasse is interesting as it is a very lived in town - not really touristy. Old centre small but interesting, and perfumery worth a visit. Some nice restaurants in town. Great location for exploring the high mountain towns and gorges. Gourdon and Tourettes sur Loup are lovely. St Paul de Vence is very busy with tourists but has some great art shops and is a pretty walled town.
We are so pleased we stayed in this lovely area for a few nights, and found such great accommodation with such lovely hosts.
Many thanks Pierre and Martine for welcoming us into your home.
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