An exceptionally well located five bedroom villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a self-contained one bedroom apartment below for sale within a private gated community in the French Riviera.
Built over three levels, the property has around 318 sqm of internal living area (approximately 226 sqm in the main villa and 78 sqm in the ground floor apartment) plus 88 sqm of terraces and a 54 sqm garage. The gross built up area is approximately 460 sqm and the property sits within a plot of around 1,250 sqm.
The property, built in the 1960’s and extensively renovated in 2006, boasts a heated infinity pool (added in 2009) and large south facing terraces on both the first and second floor levels. The main entrance is on the first floor level which includes a study, guest bedroom with en suite shower room and a spacious 90 sqm open plan living room and kitchen with access onto to a 67 sqm terrace via three sets of sliding glass doors.
A wooden staircase leads directly to the second floor level which includes four double bedrooms a bathroom and two shower rooms and a second living room of around 33 sqm which opens onto a 21 sqm terrace with elevated views over the garden and the sea beyond.
The self-contained apartment is located on the ground floor and includes a 58 sqm living room with adjoining bedroom and en suite WC/shower room. A garage, utility room and wine cellar are located on this level too and the apartment can be accessed externally or via a marble staircase from the first floor.
The garden is beautifully landscaped and contains a number of mature palm trees, providing excellent privacy from neighbouring properties.
Villa Les Palmiers is just a 15 minute walk along the coast to the harbour of Saint Lucia; a beautiful area with its marina full of yachts and motor boats and a number of superb restaurants. The nearest boulangerie, perfect for breakfast, is only ten minutes away by foot.
Saint-Raphaël, located between Saint-Tropez and Cannes, is a vibrant sea front town and is bustling all year round, especially during market days or festival. The town centre is just 3kms drive to the west of Villa Les Palmiers.
The nearest international airport is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport; approximately 53 minutes’ drive (64ms) and the smaller airport of Cannes is around 42 minutes’ drive (39kms) away. Saint-Raphaël mainline station has direct connections to Marseille, Paris and Lille for onward Eurostar to London as well as direct trains to Nice, Monaco and Italy.
Var & the Cote d’Azur
Co,bining the understated beauty of the countryside with proximity to the glamorous beaches and nightlife of Saint-Tropez, Nice and Cannes, the Var offers the best of both worlds.
The beating heart of the Cote d’Azur, the stylish city of Cannes attracts visitors from all over the world. Turquoise shores, beautiful gardens, chic shopping and the world-famous Cannes Film Festival are just a few of its draws. Packed with fine dining and gourmet food stores, pick up a selection of delightful delicacies before returning to your luxury Cote d’Azur villa to enjoy them with a cocktail beside the pool.
The Cote d’Azur has inspired artists including Renoir, Picasso and Matisse. The museums and galleries of Nice allow you to explore the historic and contemporary art scene here. Perhaps you’d rather make an artistic investment than risk your shirt in Monte Carlo? Undoubtedly the wealthiest region on the Riviera, Monaco harbour is lined with superyachts. Fashionistas gravitate to its boulevards to enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle and exotic climes. Located high above the port, the Palais du Prince is a must-see. It offers truly awe-inspiring panoramic views. You’ll find coffee and cake in Cafe de Paris on Monaco’s Casino Square. Indulge yourself as you sit back and watch the world go by.
Right next door to Fréjus, with almost no division between, spreads Saint-Raphaël, a sprawling resort city with a busy downtown anchored by a casino and a Vieille Ville. You will also stumble across a number of Palladian and Belle Époque villas circa 18th and 19th centuries. It's also a major sailing centre, has five golf courses nearby, and draws the weary and indulgent to its seawater-based thalassotherapy. Along with Fréjus, it serves as a rail crossroads, the two being the closest stops to Saint-Tropez. The port has a rich history: Napoléon landed at Saint-Raphaël on his triumphant return from Egypt in 1799; it was also from here in 1814 that he cast off in disgrace for Elba. And it was here, too, that the Allied forces landed in their August 1944 offensive against the Germans, known as the Champagne Campaign.
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