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19,800,000.00 EUR House Sell France, Mougins

Property Attributes

  • References130FE441-FBA9-E312-B4E1-3DD5680867BF
  • Price19,800,000.00 EUR
  • LocationFrance, Mougins
  • Address
  • Part of cityNot specified
  • StatusSell
  • TypeHouse
  • Rooms11
  • Building typeOther
  • HeatingVerygood
  • ConditionVerygood

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Villa in Mougins, Cote d'Azur, France - This magnificent property in Mougins is one of the most historic estates of the French Riviera and one of the largest on the Cote d’Azur. The estate’s history dates back over three and a half centuries encompassing 5 different ownerships. The total lands of the original residence built by the Monks of the Lerins Island in 1642 once amassed more than 400 hectares. Napoleon would spend a fortnight’s sejour here after escaping from Elba Island while he grouped his forces in 1815. Later in the century, the property was was sold to Lord Warrington and the versatile architect Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned for the extension and restyling of the main building to its current aspect and influential British horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll to design the gardens. During the summer prior to the outbreak of the Second World War the American ambassador to Great Britain, Joseph Kennedy and his wife spent their holidays here and shortly after the Gestapo seized the home to be used as a regional headquarters for the South of France. Today, the sprawling estate has 4 significant buildings including the 2000 m2 main residence, 600 m2 French “Mas”, a 200 m2 cottage and pool house. When the swimming pool was constructed it was the largest private pool on the French Riviera at 18m x 6.5m. There are 1136 olive trees including the 2nd oldest of the Cote d’Azur; the oldest is in nearby Grasse. There is a clay tennis court and a golf practice area and driving range. Located 15 minutes from La Croisette in Cannes, 25 minutes from Nice Airport and an hour from Monaco, Saint Tropez and the Italian border.MOUGINS: The Mediaeval fortified village of Mougins with its environment of pines, olives and cyprus trees and truly magnificent views, lies between Cannes and Grasse and just 3 km north of the A8 motorway. This makes access to all centres on the Cote d'Azur, and especially the airport very easy. It is just 20 minutes from Nice Airport. The Valmasque forest which surrounds it is 430 hectares in extent and ensures the quality of life and the environment that makes property in this area some of the most desired in France. It is set approximately 250 to 300m above the Mediterranean so the views looking down across the Baie de Cannes to the sea from one's villa or luxury apartment in Mougins are panoramic! World class! Beyond Cannes and appearing to float dreamily in the Bay are the twin historic Iles de Lerins, and looking northward the Perfume Capital of Grasse with the often snowy Alps behind it. The ancient village is seductive and charming with narrow cobbled pedestrian passages, wonderfully coloured floral displays at all times of the year, superb ancient houses and villas, picturesque doorways and window-frames, and delightful touches everywhere one looks. With the character and history of the area carefully and sensitively preserved, the famous quality of light which has captivated so many famous artists for generations is still appreciated and remains inspirational for artists today. There are more than 20 working, living artist galleries in Mougins, and the list of artists past is impressive, and includes such names as Picasso who lived here for 15 years, Jean Cocteau, Winston Churchill who painted the 12th century chapel at the heart off the village, and many others. Celebrities past and present appreciate Mougins too - but the roll-call of famous names is too long to include here. Its links to the worlds of art, culture and the influential people who have shaped our world are everywhere. In the hills and valleys surrounding the Old Town are luxurious properties set into the most wonderful Mediterranean gardens, and villas with views and surrounds to take ones breath away. Although close and very accessible to Cannes, Antibes, Juan les Pins and Nice, Mougins itself is set in its own quiet and private world apart, and its for that reason primarily that luxury property

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