South of France calling! Now is the time to take that longed-for special vacation to the famous Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera. The Bastide des Roses is the perfect setting for a relaxed but gracious holiday with family or friends near the famed town of Grasse. Grasse of course is famed for its flowers and it’s ancient perfume industry, and sits like a grand dame in the hills above Nice, Cannes, and the Côte d’Azur and its Mediterranean Sea. Here is a jewel of a French Villa set in splendid gardens with ancient olive trees, cypress, oleander, lavender, figs, pears, and cherries. An 18 meter pool and a gracious pool house beckon for a refreshing dip in the summer sun, or for your morning exercise. Breakfast on the terrace, Dinner in the garden, Fireflies to light your path, crickets to serenade, and the perfume of roses, rosemary and lavender, treat all your senses. In a word, it is idyllic.
La Bastide: The home itself offers 6 Air-conditioned bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, of impeccable quality, suitable for the most discerning, yet with a relaxed style to make you immediately feel right at home. The house has a charming living room with comfortable and inviting furnishings, Provençal colours for a light mood, a fireplace for cooler evenings, and some pleasing art to keep you interested. There is a separate, formal dining room, a TV room with satellite and a working fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, with a large American fridge, a professional stove, 2 ovens, a dishwasher, a microwave, a Nespresso machine and all that you could ask for, whether you want to cook yourself or let us organise a cook to come in.
For out-door living there two delightful terraces; off the living room the western terrace is perfect for the early morning sun, and your first coffee, and croissant. Later on, enjoy its vine-covered eating area offering a shady respite from the summer heat. The southern terrace faces towards the valley of Grasse, perfect for enjoying a sea view, and the afternoon sun, as well as a glorious sunset as it sets behind the hills of Grasse. The pool house with fireplace offers covered but open outdoor living even in cooler weather. The pool area is completely private, with no neighbors, and no passers-by; its encircled by high hedges and greenery; a total haven from the ” Paparazzi, in case that happens to be a concern!
Of course, the Côte d’Azur can keep you amused for a life-time. You will stroll the streets of Grasse, and visit the perfume Museum, but that is only the bare beginning. The are is so rich in art Museums that you could not see them all in a month; the Picasso Museum, in Cap d’Antibes, the Matisse Museum, Le Ferdinand Leger, the Jean Cocteau Museum, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image, and on and on. Of course, there are the beaches, and famed towns, Cannes, Nice, Eze, and Monaco. Restaurants from Michelin-starred palaces, to casual sea-side bistros, markets with incredible offerings starting with local seafood, and the incredible produce of the desirable mediterranean diet.
This is a great property for year around pleasure.