An immaculate and spacious five-double bedroom villa for sale, all en suite, with elevated views over the surrounding Provençal countryside and mountains, located within the exclusive gated Les Parcs de Mougins estate, with on site 24/7 security personnel, near Cannes on the Côte d’Azur, France.
Villa Palma was fully modernised and renovated to the highest standards between 2012 and 2015, creating an ideal turn-key home, offering spacious, light and airy elegance. The property, including all fixtures and fittings, is in pristine condition and has never been rented out by the current owner.
Laid out over three floors, the villa, with a built area of approximately 345 sqm (3,714 sq ft) and a plot size of around 2,980 sq m (0.74 acres), is located in a highly sought after and secure domain close to the Cannes-Mougins Golf Course and Country Club and the international Mougins School. The uninterrupted panoramic views and lush surroundings ensure total privacy.
The lower ground floor en suite double bedroom could easily be utilised as staff accommodation.
Flooring throughout the home is a mix of the finest quality tiles or wood with finely plastered walls, recessed lighting and hot and cold air conditioning throughout. The house is fitted with secure double-glazed windows, smoke detectors and security cameras connected to the intruder alarm system.
A gated entrance with elegant driveway leads to a double garage and a newly built carport, proving space to park three or four cars under cover.
Villa Palma is within easy reach of Nice International Airport, a private jet hub, beaches and luxury shopping within this sought after region of the Côte d'Azur.
Ground floor level:
A grand front door opens into a welcoming reception hall, providing access to all areas of the house, a cloakroom and a guest WC. A few steps lead down to an impressive living room of around 70 sqm (753 sq ft) with an open fireplace, sitting, reading and TV areas and views over the infinity pool and garden, accessible through numerous floor-to-ceiling sliding doors.
The living room opens onto a raised dining area with dual aspect views and is connected to the kitchen which includes a six-seater breakfast table. The kitchen is fully fitted with top of the range appliances including integrated Gaggenau ovens, induction hob, refrigerator, dual zone wine cooling cabinet, dishwasher and coffee machine.
There are three double bedrooms with built in wardrobes on the ground level, one with an adjacent bathroom and two with en suite WC and shower.
First floor level:
A staircase from the reception hall leads to the first-floor landing, with double doors opening into a beautifully finished Master Bedroom Suite with an elegant open fireplace and sitting/reading area. There are two private terraces with space for seating and dining leading off either end of the master bedroom, capturing the sun whatever the time of day.
The Master Bedroom Suite includes spacious his and hers walk-in closets, two en suites, together with large dressing areas and generous additional storage space.
Lower ground floor level:
Stairs lead to the lower ground floor level and a fifth en suite double bedroom, with built-in wardrobes, which is ideally suited to providing staff accommodation. There is also a fitness room, connected hammam and shower. A large laundry room is located at the end of the hall.
Due to the topography of the site, all lower ground floor rooms have fully open views of the outdoors. The technical/comms room and a cellar can also be found on this level.
An immaculately landscaped garden with numerous palm trees surrounds the property, with steps leading down to a lower terraced garden suitable for planting a small orchard. A large covered terrace overlooks a wonderful heated 10 x 5 metre infinity swimming pool where the owner can soak in the views and bask in glorious sunshine. There is also a gazebo with an outdoor Jacuzzi and an adjoining changing room with shower.
Villa Palma is 26 km (approximately 30 minutes' drive) from Nice International Airport, which is served by several major international Airlines, including, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Lufthansa Qatar and Swiss. For those travelling by private jet, Cannes-Mandalieu Airport is just 12 km away. Villa Palma is also conveniently located for beaches and major coastal attractions - 6 km from world famous Cannes and its glamorous Croisette and 14 km from Antibes.
Cannes is approximately 6km/19 mins drive time from Villa Palma. With its elegant palm-fringed shoreline, the world famous promenade, La Croisette, home to numerous luxury brand boutiques, including Chanel, Prada, Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Cartier, up-scale restaurants , glamorous beach clubs, Marina and graceful Belle Époque architecture; Cannes personifies the exclusivity and sophistication of the French Riviera.
Enjoying continuous sunshine, fine-sand beaches and an appreciation of the finer things in life: it’s no surprise this unique location attracts so many of the rich and famous. The highlight of the summer season is undoubtedly Cannes Film Festival. This huge annual event is the place to see and be seen and attracts more than its fair share of celebrities.
Mougins, a gastro capital of the region, is a quintessential Provençal hill top village in the Côte d’Azur known for its beauty, history, art, restaurants and golf.
The views from the village across the surrounding countryside and out towards the Bay of Cannes are as impressive as Mougins itself.
There are many high-quality restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Mougins hosts the annual Les Etolies de Mougins - an International gourmet food festival that over 3 days transforms this medieval village into an ‘open air theatre of gastronomy.’
In the heart of Mougins is the Museum of Classical Art. This exceptional museum combines sculptures and artefacts from classical times with paintings and other artworks from modern times by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rodin and Damien Hirst.
There is also a popular Photography Museum featuring photos of Picasso taken by André Villers, the official photographer to Picasso.
Valmasque Park in the surrounding countryside with its marked walks and trails is an idyll of tranquillity.
Mougins is an excellent base from which to explore the French Riviera, nearby Cannes (6km) and the world perfume capital, Grasse, approximately 15 km away, with its charming squares and welcoming cafe terraces. The nearest ski resort to Mougins is 52 km, the family resort of Les Gréolières Les Neiges, just north of Grasse. Mougins is 14 km from Antibes, a vibrant and cultural town, with an active yachting community.
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