Villa rental expert Sarah Hutchins has launched SHA Villa Rental Specialists, featuring a hand-picked selection of luxury villas in France. The new bespoke villa rental service draws on Sarah’s unsurpassed knowledge of the French villa market to carefully match clients with their perfect home-from-home.

With over 30 years’ experience in arranging luxury villa holidays, Sarah has chosen to focus on the country she knows best and her portfolio of 49 villas has been carefully curated to cut through the bewildering choice of accommodation available at the click of a mouse. Based between London and the Cote d’Azur, she does the footwork and personally inspects every property featured.

Currently featuring villas in the Cote d’Azur, Languedoc and Roussillion, Provence, the South West, the Atlantic Coast and Corsica, the portfolio ranges from two to 15 bedroom properties – some super sleek and some overflowing with character and all offering style and quality – at a range of prices from the more affordable to the exceptional.

Featured properties include:

Chateau Broc – Cote d’Azur
New on the holiday rental market is Chateau Broc, a restored 17th century property in a 60-hectare private estate 25 minutes from Nice. The property underwent modification in the 1960s by famous architect Andre Svetchine, who established his reputation for creating classic masterpieces along the Riviera for Christian Dior and Marc Chagall amongst others. Now owned by British Falklands war hero Robert Lawrence MC, whose experiences inspired the television play Tumbledown, this pretty chateau is both luxurious and quirky. It sleeps up to 14 guests and has a circular heated pool with sweeping views over its extensive terraced gardens. Prices range from GBP4,372 (Euros4,985) to GBP7,012 (Euros 7,995) for a week, sleeping 14.

Villa Mont Baron – Nice
Also new to the rental market and exclusive to SHA Villas is the elegant Villa Mont Baron in Nice. Perched on a hillside overlooking Nice port and old town, this stylishly renovated period villa sleeps 10 and features a Roche Bobois furnished open-plan living room and two-level swimming pool. Prices range from GBP8,770 (Euros 10,000) to GBP12,892 (Euros 14,700) per week, sleeping 10.

Villa Lumiere – Cap Ferrat
Villa Lumiere is a contemporary retreat with views across the Baie de Fournis towards Monaco and Italy and walking distance from St Jean Village, Cap Ferrat. Featuring minimalist decor and artwork, the sleek property has an open-plan Boffi kitchen opening directly onto a spacious pool terrace and a glass-walled living room with views over the garden and the sea beyond. Sleeping 10, the villa costs from GBP15,787 (Euros 18,000) per week.

Maison des Bremaudieres – Ile de Re
In the Ile de Re, SHA Villas features a modern beach house behind the dunes of Bois-Plage, two minutes walk from one of the best stretches of south-facing beach on the island. Designed by a well known Ile de Re architect, Maison des Bremaudieres is furnished with a mix of contemporary Italian and mid-century Scandinavian pieces with a large pool and outdoor suspended fireplace. Prices range from GBP7,500 to GBP12,500 per week, sleeping 10.

The Gatehouse – Dordogne
Sleeping four guests, The Gatehouse is a romantic luxury retreat situated in the private grounds of a 15th century chateau in the Dordogne with two private gardens. This chic cottage overlooks an ornamental lake and is furnished with Manuel Canovas wallpapers, Colefax and Fowler fabrics and antique furniture, while retaining a natural and rustic feel. Prices start from GBP1,400 for a couple per week.

Le Vieux Mas – Languedoc and Roussillion
Dating back in parts to the 11th century, restored farmhouse Le Vieux Mas lies below the hilltop village of Fanjeaux in the Pyrenean foothills, an hour from Toulouse airport. The villa is ideal for large family gatherings, sleeping 18 people, with facilities including a pool, tennis court, mountain bikes, archery and a play area to keep children entertained. In high season, guests can help themselves to vegetables from the kitchen garden and eggs from the resident chickens. A week costs GBP12,062 (Euros 13,750), sleeping 18.

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22 May 2018

Notes to editors
SHA Villa Rental Specialists offers a handpicked selection of luxury villas in France, ranging from the thoroughly affordable to the truly exceptional. Owner Sarah Hutchins has over 30 years’ experience in the international villa rental market and is passionate about helping clients find the perfect holiday home.

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