When Simone Beck organized gatherings here at her home, with her neighbours Julia Child and M.F.K Fischer as regular guests, meal times inevitably took centre-stage. It is easy to imagine guests sharing culinary discoveries in the late setting summer sun, enjoying copious local wine and animated conversation to the background of chirping cicadas.You will fall for this contemporary renovation that has preserved the charm and beauty of its setting and cultural history.


Winding your way through the scenic countryside, in proximity to some of the most picturesque villages of the Côte D'Azur - Valbonne, Châteauneuf, Opio and Grasse - you'll quickly discover why this delightful region continues to attract numerous visitors throughout the summer months. When Julia Child decided to call this her home, sourcing ingredients for her famous meals would have been top priority. Enjoy the close proximity to excellent open air markets where the savoir-vivre and gentle pace of Southern French living is present everywhere you turn. The Bastide des Oliviers, a traditional bastide (or farmhouse) was erected in the 18th century and recently renovated. Its stone façade - punctuated by soft grey shutters - lends the property a rustic charm, while the mélange of modern and old materials creates a cool, contemporary space. The luxurious interiors offer elegantly decorated spaces including a fully-equipped professional-standard kitchen which blends wood and iron, and provides a modern feel to an inevitable focus to the house. Nestled on a terraced, hillside of three hectares of olive and pine trees. South facing, sunset views are stunning and can be enjoyed from several different outdoor seating areas. Ideal as a peaceful retreat, yet close in proximity to 10 golf resorts, and the beaches of Cannes and Antibes only 15 km away ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy.



  • Living area with fireplace and library.
  • Exterior south facing terrace with seating for 10
  • TV room with flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Semi-professional kitchen with flat screen TV leading onto a terrace with barbecue area and outdoor dining area


  • Bedroom 1 with Queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 2 with Queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 3 - Master bedroom with king-size bed, a private wooden terrace, air-conditioning, and a large dressing. Ensuite bathroom with shower/bath combination. Heated towel rack and double sinks.
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen size bed (can be made twin) Ensuite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 5 - Twin beds. Ensuite bathroom with shower.

The Views: South facing property with dominant position over fields, olive groves and nearby village of Plascassier. Striking sunset views from the pool located at the top of the property.

Why we like it: A contemporary renovation of an 18th century bastide which has retained every bit of charm.



  • Private Pool
  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Sound System
  • BBQ/Wood Oven
  • Boules
Villa Specialist Adam Coats

Adam Coats

Villa Specialist



Approximate location.


  • Shops icon

    10 minutes drive

  • Restaurants icon

    10 minutes drive

  • Beach icon

    25 minutes drive

RATES - Per Week

Low 05 Jan 2019
- 03 May 2019
- 03/05/19
£ 6,037 $ 7,708
Mid 04 May 2019
- 28 Jun 2019
- 28/06/19
£ 7,512 $ 9,591
High 29 Jun 2019
- 06 Sep 2019
- 06/09/19
£ 8,516 $ 10,873
Mid 07 Sep 2019
- 25 Oct 2019
- 25/10/19
£ 7,512 $ 9,591
Low 26 Oct 2019
- 20 Dec 2019
- 20/12/19
£ 6,037 $ 7,708
Mid 21 Dec 2019
- 03 Jan 2020
- 03/01/20
£ 7,512 $ 9,591
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    Nice Airport

    45 minutes drive


  • There are several water sources on the grounds so strict supervision of children required.
  • Check in on day of arrival is from 16:00.
  • Check out on departure day is by 10:00.


  • Mid-week housekeeping, 2.5 hours usually on Tuesday mornings
  • Pool heating
  • Air-conditioning in master bedroom. Fans available in all rooms.


  • Cook service on request

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