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Villa of the month: Villa Christine

This is one of my all time favourites : a former winner of the The Times newspaper '50 best best villas in the Med', for 2015 is a lofty perspective. With a panoramic glass lift up through the rock to get upstairs and not one, but two pools, this is James Bond material! It is a feature rich and action packed villa, full of mod cons and all done in a rather cool way.

Accessed through a hidden path between rocks, your private lift can take you straight to the top terrace and access to the villa. Before entering the property, take a moment to savour the exquisite views (Cap Ferrat and the Bay of Villefranche), perhaps dip a toe in the heated pool as you pass, before entering the kitchen and living areas. There are of course sublime views from the living room, whilst also having direct access to another pool (dip the other toe in then). There are two study areas so if you and your beloved have to work sometimes, you have your own space (Wifi, scanner, printer and fax all present). There are of course several extremely comfortable bedrooms: two on the middle level and three on the lower level.

For days out Villefranche sur Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Eze are all close, Nice is only 10 minutes, whilst the Italian coast at Ventimiglia is about 30 kms.

Our top tip: a large campari and soak up the view from the comfort of the top level pool.