- english, french
Iam English and my wife is from Bermuda. Having lived in London for 25 years, and our teenage daughters have moved to boarding school in the UK, my wife and I have opted for life in the South of France. We have thrown ourselves into an alternative lifestyle - organising yoga and hiking retreats; hosting weddings and holidays; and have bought Hotel les Armoiries, a small boutique hotel in neighbouring Valbonne.
Owner purchased this House in 2015
Why Owner chose Grasse
We fell in love with this house at first site. It is quintessentially "provencal". The house had been immaculately renovated to an extremely high standard when we bought it, with top quality finishes throughout. Guests and friends alike all comment on the amazing atmosphere of the property, particularly lunching or dining in the courtyard, under the plane tree. We have hosted several parties ourselves - in addition to various functions and weddings for other guests. Our reviews highlight the fact that this is our home - and is decorated as such. It is not "just another rental property"!
What makes this House unique
The house has immense character and charm, yet has been fully modernised throughout. In addition, it has a large flat lawn - perfect for weddings, functions, or just kids' games; a beautiful courtyard, catering for lunch/dinners for up to 80 guests; a large terrace for drinks/dancing; an olive grove, with 60 olive trees (we produce 150-200 litres of olive oil); and entertainment including a 15m heated pool, pétanque pitch, table tennis etc. The popular villages of both Valbonne and Mougins are within 10 mins by car - and beaches of Cap d'Antibes, Juan les Pins and Cannes are only 20 mins away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect French feel
Lovely house with all the ammeneties one could ask for. We stayed a week and used the beautiful garden for a grillparty. Everything was great, and Nick was super helpfull.
Ideal Getaway in the Cote d'Azur
We were 6 old college friends in our fifties looking for a place to reconnect over good food and wine but still get some good hiking in to earn it! We all wanted our own en suite rooms and this property was the perfect solution. It was immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly want in a luxury rental. The owner was very helpful and provided us with great recommendations for our daily hikes (Gourdon, Courmes, La Brague, Courmettes...). While we did go out to Valbonne for a meal we mostly ate at the house where we all took turns to prepare meals (a lot of barbecuing..!). We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the terrace every evening enjoying the view and each other's company and all agreed that this place had really made our mini-reunion extra special.
We rented this house in the first week of August 2018. We were 9 in all, Mom and Dad oldies, 2 young couples, a singleton of 25 and two grandchildren of 2 and 4 years old. The house was large and spacious and very well appointed with superb kitchen appliances. The decoration too was of far better quality and taste than we had expected- it's more a family home than a mere rental.
What we all loved about the house, apart from the fabulous pool area around which we all gathered at different times of the day, was the fact that each of the 6 bedrooms was large and airy, had its own beautiful bathroom with views, and was completely separate from everyone else allowing everyone to have more than enough privacy and space to relax away from the hullaballoo of a family holiday.
Every second night we used a cook- Isabelle Calon- who was recommended to us by the property manager Emma. She and her assistant Celine Richer spoilt us with dinners served on the outside terrace overlooking the pool or in the garden in front of the house.
The garden is large and well kept, the pool superb, the location quiet and not overlooked. The house is also situated very conveniently not far from a choice of supermarkets and stores and within short driving distance of the coast. We absolutely loved our stay and are planning to go back one day if we can.
Simon and his family were perfect guests. I’m so glad that they enjoyed their stay at our home in the South of France. I really appreciated their comments about the decor and feel of the house. All communication with Simon before, during and after the trip was excellent. Hopefully we’ll see them again!
I booked this wonderful house for two weeks in July to have a family holiday to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everything about this house, its position, facilities, decor and the service from the housekeeper was outstanding, we have never stayed in a holiday home before where every last detail has been thought about. Its position to Valbonne and Mougins is just perfect, both villages have fabulous restaurants and cafes to eat in if you can tear yourself away from this stunning property. We had a relaxing time, in a perfect place and my whole family agreed it was one of the best holidays ever..!
We stayed at this beautiful Provencale home for the first 2 weeks of July 2016. 2 couples with 4 kids and 2 grandparents. Beautifully furnished but practical with TV/playroom on first floor. Big bedrooms, all with own bathrooms. Amazing outdoor space with all day sunshine - shade under olive trees and terrace awning/courtyard tree. Lovely pool with shallow end and outdoor loo/shower. Very private garden - not overlooked at all. Local villages (Valbonne, Mougins, Mouans Sartoux) are only 5 mins away and beaches (Antibes/Cannes) 20 mins-but we stayed at the villa most of the time as it was so peaceful. Lovely sunsets, drinking rosé, waiting for BBQ, playing boules - perfect!
Absolutely perfect! Exceeded expectations!
We stayed here for two weeks for the Cannes Film Festival and loved everything about this home. Immaculately maintained. Beautiful large en suite bedrooms with sweeping views over the countryside to the Bay of Cannes. We hosted a large private party on the outdoor patio and lawn with the help of the manager who is lovely. The heated pool is great for downtime. Just 25 minutes to La Croisette and 5 mins to Valbonne and Mougins for local restaurants. Coming from Los Angeles we experienced a true taste of Provence!