Perched on the hillside near Grasse, with far-reaching, panoramic views of both the mountains and the dazzling French Riviera, Villa des Cygnes is a contemporary renovation of a traditional bastide with Scandinavian style interiors. Set within a 5000m² garden dotted with aromatic citrus trees and olive trees, this sophisticated luxury villa offers numerous terraces and outdoor lounge areas, all perfect for relaxing on a warm summers day and watching breath-taking sunrises over the Southern Alps.
Delightful palm trees surround the pool area and provide beauty as well as a perfect balance of sun and shade for those looking for long hours of relaxation and lazy afternoons by the pool. The design of the villa is minimalist, yet comfortable and cosy and all three spacious bedrooms feature a low-slung, Scandinavian style double bed and ensuite bathroom. Each bedroom also benefits from direct access to a south-facing balcony with dramatic views of the Riviera. The villa is air-conditioned throughout.
Turning inland, the hills and forests where the ‘Route Napoleon’ begins can be found. Winding through the spectacular mountains of Provence and running some 200 miles between the Cote d’Azur and Grenoble, this road is considered by many as one of France's most beautiful drives due its fabulous scenery and outstanding views. The ‘Route Napoleon' can also be enjoyed on horseback or on foot, with hikes through the mountain landscape in abundance.
Living area: Open plan with large, comfortable seating & fireplace. Flat screen TV with satellite TV. Large French doors opening onto terrace with spectacular views.
Kitchen: Beautifully designed, fully equipped American-style with island for easy meal preparation. Opens onto dining area.
Guest toilet with sink
Office area with desk space
Bedroom 1: Spacious master bedroom with king-size bed (1m80), fireplace and ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and walk-in shower. Views of sea and pool below.
Bedroom 2: Queen size bed (1m60) and ensuite bathroom with shower. Access to balcony with sea views.
Bedroom 3: King size bed (1m80) and ensuite bathroom with shower. Access to balcony and sea views.
The Garden: 5000m² of manicured lawns, almond and citrus trees. Majestic eucalyptus and palm trees provide shade. Rosemary and lavender offer fragrant scents.
The pool: A 10x8m² heated swimming pool (cost of heating extra) located on the edge of the garden and surrounded by a large wooden deck. Large wide steps provide easy access.
Outdoors: Numerous terraces and pool-house for al fresco dining or relaxing.
Why we like it: A unique property with incredible panoramic views of the dazzling Riviera and all the way to the Southern Alps. Within walking distance to a charming, lively village.
Please note additional charges may apply. See Extras & Booking Notes section for details. 2022 prices are indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of enquiry.
Based on occupancy of up to 6 guests
There are some drops in the grounds, therefore very young children should be accompanied at all times
Security deposit of €2,500 to be submitted ahead of arrival, returned post rental minus any damages or breakage charges
4 hours housekeeping on Wednesdays
Weekly change of bed linen and towels for bookings of 2 weeks or more
Additional housekeeping available on request at an extra cost (min. 4 hours)
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