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Charming flat with stunning lake and mountain view

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The old customs house. Flat and terrace are top right.
Neighbouring perched village, Saorge
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
6 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Situated on the top floor of the old customs house in Breil, the flat has a living room, kitchen/dining room, one bedroom and a bathroom. It is light, white and modern. Every room, and a large, private and sunny terrace has a panoramic view overlooking the lake, village and surrounding mountains. North-facing, the flat is never hot since there is a gentle summer breeze coming through the windows. In other seasons the double-glazing keeps any nippy air at bay. The flat sleeps 3-4. The bedroom has 2 beds which can convert to a double bed and the living room a double sofa-bed. The kitchen has the usual mod cons, an iron, picnic gear, and a radio/CD player. All linen is provided, including towels. The bathroom has a shower only. Located on the edge of the town, it is a 5 minute walk from th...Situated on the top floor of the old customs house in Breil, the flat has a living room, kitchen/dining room, one bedroom and a bathroom. It is light, white and modern. Every room, and a large, private and sunny terrace has a panoramic view overlooking the lake, village and surrounding mountains. North-facing, the flat is never hot since there is a gentle summer breeze coming through the windows. In other seasons the double-glazing keeps any nippy air at bay. The flat sleeps 3-4. The bedroom has 2 beds which can convert to a double bed and the living room a double sofa-bed. The kitchen has the usual mod cons, an iron, picnic gear, and a radio/CD player. All linen is provided, including towels. The bathroom has a shower only. Located on the edge of the town, it is a 5 minute walk from the local patisserie which produces fantastic food for all meals, a supermarket, a butcher (so charming you rarely get away without a full discussion of your menu and several bottles of his wine), a deli which also sells mouth-watering fruit and vegetables, the post-office, and a tourist office. The town has several restaurants, pizzerias, cafes/bars, a pharmacy, a hairdresser, hardware shops – it’s all there. The railway station is 10 minutes walk away and trains go to Nice (an hour) or Ventimiglia and the coast. There are plenty of walks of all types, including the old Ventimiglia-Turin salt route which goes through the village. The massive Parc de Mercantour with cave paintings, lakes and lots of trails, is just up the valley. You can swim in the river or a fantastic nearby gorge. Otherwise the sea is 25 mins away. There is white water rafting too. And plenty of culture in Italy (5 mins drive) or along the coast. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Jackie Smith S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2019

Breil sur Roya is a lovely small old town on a river/lake, in a valley surrounded by mountains. The flat has outstanding views - especially from the large deck. The photos are accurate! The flat is very well equipped and comfortable, and Jackie extremely helpful....More

Date of stay: May 2019
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jackiesmith111, VR Owner at Charming flat with stunning lake and mountain view, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

Thanks so much for the lovely review. I'm delighted you share my passion for the beauty of the area and the view from the flat! You were perfect guests! As you say, it's perfectly possible to stay without a car as it's possible to get...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

We spent most of the time at the flat on the wonderful terrace, simply looking at the view over the town, the lake and the mountains. Breil is small but had everything we needed in the way of bank, post office, shops, cafes and tourist...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Stayed a week at the apartment. Best feature was the view overlooking the river. Have to say I spent most of my time on the terrace where we ate breakfast and sometimes lunch. There is plenty of space along with table and chairs. There was...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Caroline N
jackiesmith111, VR Owner at Charming flat with stunning lake and mountain view, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Many thanks for your comprehensive review and useful suggestions for other visitors. Re the bedroom, guests are welcome to change the bed arrangement to suit their needs. There is linen for either option and two beds so as to be more flexible.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We found the apartment ideal for our needs - the roof top terrace was the perfect spot for meals with great views over the lake and village. The apartment was well appointed with everything we required to eat in when we made that choice. We...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank garry b
jackiesmith111, VR Owner at Charming flat with stunning lake and mountain view, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Many thanks, Garry. I'm so glad you had a great time and welcome you back any time you like.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The flat is in a superb location with great views from all the windows, every meal enjoyed on the terrace every day. Very comfortable accommodation and everything you would need is in the flat and in Breil, which has a super bakery and butcher. Forget...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Comfortable apartment in a stunning area. The apartment had everything we needed and the local shops and restaurants were very close by. We did lots of superb walks both directly from the house and higher up the Roya valley including the Vallee des Merveilles. Very...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a wonderful stay in this apartment in Breil. Great food, views, walks and easy train ride to Italy and South of France. Flat is comfortable with everything you would need to make self catering easy. Also several interesting cafes in Breil in addition...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank MWC_11
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This flat has a lovely view and balcony over a lake, all mod cons to make ease for self catering with comfy beds There are many fabulous walk in the area, and places to swim in the river as well as short drive to the...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Vacationer607864
Management response:Responded 21 August 2016

Thanks so much. Coming four times just shows that it can be the perfect spot if you love walking, swimming, canyoning, white water rafting and exploring beautiful spots and culture. As you have told me before, with so much to do and see, there is...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

Fully functioning flat with excellent kitchen. Comfortable beds, good sleeps. Breakfast on terrace is a must. All rooms have a majestic view of Breil across the lake, the town and the mountains. The terrace is spacious and great for outdoor drinks or dining. Ample room...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank justflmng
Management response:Responded 5 August 2016

So glad you enjoyed it. The views are so special from the terrace and every room, most people love to eat meals at the flat. And you can buy everything you need in walking distance.

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing holiday staying at this flat in Breil. Every morning we sat on the balcony admiring the incredible view across the lake and planning our day. There is so much to see and do in the area and the flat is perfectly...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank 649melissaa
Management response:Responded 4 August 2016

Many thanks Melissa. I'm so glad you had a great stay. There are lots of places to swim in the river, including a little gorge near Saorge, the next village up the valley. Come back sometime to try the river out - the tingling you...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Safe
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Washer
Wi-Fi
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