This unique home is set in a private estate with its own fortress. Located in the beautiful French Riviera, it boasts wonderful views over the ancient trees, and is just half an hour from Nice.
One of Cote d’Azur’s oldest properties, this 8.
5 hectare estate is surrounded by captivating landscapes and glorious gardens, ideal for hours of exploring.
This hilltop retreat dates back to 1836 and benefits from views over the Mediterranean.
Inside, this refurbished home has seven bedrooms, decorated with taste and character.
French doors downstairs open on the Provencal gardens giving wonderful spaces to relax and dine al fresco.
The inviting large swimming pool can be found down the path through the gardens, where you can laze on the poolside terrace and take in the mesmerising views.
A drink reception is available at the chateau on the estate, along with private tours and full access to the gardens, just 1 minute from the villa.
Villeneuve Loubet is the charming hilltop village where you can find restaurants to dine at along the flower filled lanes.
The beaches found here are just a short walk from the villa, where you will find plenty of family activities such as watersports and a marina to enjoy.
Please note that due to the delicate nature of the first floor rooms these are adult only rooms and children are only permitted in the ground floor rooms.
This villa is set in 8.5 hectares of enclosed parkland and grounds featuring a 13th century medieval fortress/château, private tours are available on request. Guests have access to the ramparts, the château gardens as well as the estate’s grounds featuring palm trees, old olives and oak trees as well as flower beds and pretty walking paths.
The estate is in the hilltop village of Villeneuve Loubet, with steep, Provençal lanes filled with flowers and a beautiful 19th century church. Enjoy dining in an authentic restaurant, pick up delicacies in the bakery, butchers or grocery store and there is a lovely market on a Wednesday and Saturday morning, as well as a Brocante (antiques and flea market) closer to the coast on some Sundays.
From the edge of the estate there is a 3km walking path through the forests and down the hill to take you to the beaches and family-friendly activities of Villeneuve Loubet seaside resort. Along this lively coastline you will find 4km of pebbly and sandy beaches with the blue-flag status as well as watersports including kayaks, canoes, jet-ski, parasailing, windsurfing, yachting and diving. You will also find boat hire by the Marina Baie des Anges (5km) with its striking and rather quirky late 20th century architecture.
On Villeneuve-Loubet grounds, there are two Go-Ape adventure parks with activities for all ages, including France’s longest zipline (331m). for families (aged 8+). The village contains a wide range of other sport activities such as tennis courts, bike-hire (with marked circuits between the village, beach and beyond), urban soccer, golf practice and horse-riding.
Within a short drive horse-racing lovers can watch day and night races at Cagnes-sur-Mer racecourse, facing the sea.
Guests who love golf will appreciate the courses across the Cote d’Azur from nearby Golf de Biot (10km) to Royal Mougins Golf Resort (25km) within half an hour, amongst many others.
Set between Cannes and Nice, this is a prime location for exploring the French Riviera, both along the coast and inland. The seaside resorts of Cagnes-sur-Mer (4km) and Antibes (12km) offer wonderful beaches, more watersports, water parks (Marineland) and other family-friendly activities as well as historic and interesting old towns. When in Antibes, don’t miss some of the chic bars and fashionable nightclubs in Juan-les-Pins just to the south whilst keen walkers should follow the path to the beautiful Cap d'Antibes with tremendous views.
Inland, you can discover idyllic Provençal villages such as St Paul de Vence (6km), known for its strong connections to art featuring the Fondation Maeght, Biot (10km), Mougins (21km) and Èze (25km) with its amazing sea-views. Not forgetting wonderful Grasse (22km) with its perfume heritage and vivid fields of lavender with a stunning backdrop of hills, vineyards and olive groves.
The stylish and chic city of Cannes is around 23km away, where you can wander down La Croisette, the glamour-drenched promenade and beautiful Nice (15km) is also a short drive where you can explore the maze of narrow streets in the old town and discover the amazing market. A little further in Villefranche-sur-Mer (22km) you can walk up to the stunning Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula, an unmissable day out.
If you wish to head inland to the rugged interior of the Alpes-Maritimes head to Gourdon (26km) where you can enjoy amazing views of the French Riviera or swim from the rocks in Gorges du Loup (18km).