10 reception rooms
On the outskirts of the old village of Mougins, surrounded by rolling countryside, protected forest and national parkland is this beautifully refurbished Provençale style chateau. The surrounding gardens and grounds have been thoughtfully designed together with the landscape architect, Jean Mus, creating an emotive and wonderfully peaceful south facing setting with dramatic distant views. A pair of heavy walnut doors with Regency door knockers open into a dramatic vaulted entrance hall with a double sweeping staircase that leads up to the bedroom accommodation. The reception hall leads through to the principal reception rooms which all face south, with 18th century Burgundy limestone floors. The floor to ceiling French doors spaced along the principal facade, opening onto the beautiful stone terrace, providing spectacular views of the manicured formal landscaped gardens below and the ancient village of Mougins and the Estorel Mountains beyond. The entry hall leads to the dining room and a double aspect drawing room, both with 18th century open stone fireplaces. Accessed via the drawing room is the double aspect library, with 18th century parquet de Versailles floors and chimney. Upstairs, the impressive master suite occupies much of the first floor and the French doors open onto a private terrace, giving distant views of the aquamarine Mediterranean Sea. The suite includes a superb fully fitted panelled dressing room with 18th Century wide-planked cherry wood floors. There is a study and then four further bedrooms suites on the floor above. Within the grounds is a three bedroom guest house and staff accommodation. 11 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens extend away from the house, starting at the magnificent terrace and leading to babbling waster features set amongst prolific, colourful planting and a swimming pool designed like a Provençale basin.