Discover a haven of peace, elegance and luxury in the South of France. Ideally located on a quiet and leafy pathway just 35 minutes from Nice airport, this beautiful stone bastide offers fabulous panoramic views of the countryside to a glimpse of the sea. Built on the hills of the historical town of Grasse, the property offers a vineyard, olive grove, and extensive accommodation.
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This exclusive private estate is a stunning example of Provençal architecture, and boasts a rich and fascinating history, with the original foundations of the house being laid during Roman times with thick medieval stone walls. The estate has been successively expanded throughout history, with the most recent additions and pools being built during the last few years. Previously home to French actress and icon Brigitte Bardot, the bastide is today operating as a very exclusive boutique retreat for high demanding guests.
The bastide offers beautiful and tastefully decorated reception areas opening out to a large terrace (500 sqm) facing a Japanese pool with sculpted olive trees and an outdoor roofed dining area with heating system. The property benefits from extensive indoor and outdoor sound equipment by Bang & Olufsen, so you can listen to your own music whether inside or outside. At the garden level, discover 160 sqm of covered terraces with an original old well, a Summer kitchen equipped with a gas barbecue and pizza oven, and a double lounge area complete with stylish furniture.
Guarded by centenary cypresses and offering a panoramic view over the Provençal countryside, the 23 m infinity saltwater pool, with its underwater loud-speakers, is the perfect place to relax and soak your troubles away. Afterwards, enjoy a massage or treatment at the outdoor spa, and lounge in the 328 sqm pool area, paved with Italian stones and surrounded by green grass, or play a traditional game of petanque under the shade of tall plane trees in the 18x4m boule-court. Below the pool level, discover the treasure trove that is the wine cellar, and savour a glass of fine wine in the tasting area. For your convenience, an elevator connects the three levels, and many of the rooms are accessible to disabled people, and are also suited to children. The pools are all equipped with modern security systems to ensure everyone’s safety.
The house itself has been entirely renovated. Its stone walls, green shutters and terracotta tiled roof give it a traditional and authentic Provençal look. With its fifteen bedrooms and eleven bathrooms, it is perfect for a family vacation or a friendly get-together. Full of charm and character, the house is decorated in a typically French style, combining luxury and understated elegance. The stone staircase leading to the first floor is adorned with a gorgeous wrought-iron railing that adds yet another touch of refinement to the property, while the stone walls, silk curtains and elegant rugs give it a warm, cozy and homey feel. Basking in natural light coming in through the French casement windows, all of the bedrooms are bright, and have their own style and colour theme. In the master bedroom, decorated in neutral tones of beige and light grey, you’ll find a comfortable double bed, a sofa, coffee table, an elegant writing desk and matching console table, and huge French doors opening onto the terrace and overlooking the swimming pool.
After a day of swimming and admiring the charming and colourful architecture of the surrounding villages, relax and get a restful night’s sleep in high-quality cotton bedsheets, supported by fluffy pillows. In the morning, wake up to an astonishing view and go for a run along a meandering canal on the nearby jogging track. Equipped with air conditioning, central heating and gorgeous fireplaces, this bastide is the ideal place to come and enjoy a peaceful and luxurious stay, whatever the season.
This truly unique property offers a splendid and peaceful setting to demanding travellers and is ideally located between two small Provençal villages, only a few minutes away from Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, with restaurants, shops, cafés and all amenities within five to ten minutes away.
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