Exceptional views, elegant home office and atelier, swimming pool and low-maintenance garden.
Elegant villa with a pool and breath-taking sea and mountain views, and an independent apartment on the lower floors. The villa is spacious and filled with light, and was completely refurbished to an extremely high standard by the present owners.
You'll be hard pushed to find a better view on the French Riviera! The villa overlooks one of those rare things, a lush green river valley, unspoilt and protected, which runs down to the Mediterranean.
Located in a quiet lane (no through traffic) just a ten minute walk from the centre of the medieval village of St Jeannet, the villa offers privacy and tranquillity, yet it?s just a 25 minute drive from Nice airport and 15 minutes to the coast, with the nearest beach at Cagnes-sur-Mer.
The entrance hall leads to the drawing room, with its high ceiling and stairway to a large mezzanine study and library area. The drawing room has an enormous picture window with sea and mountain views, and benefits from expansive wall space, ideal for displaying art. It has a fireplace and opens out onto a sunny terrace. On this floor there is also an independent kitchen, a dining room that overlooks the pool and garden, a WC and cloakroom/storage area.
Downstairs is the luxurious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and balcony. There are two further double bedrooms and shower/bathrooms on this floor, a utilities room and access to the garden and pool area.
Below is the separate three bedroom apartment with its spacious living room which incorporates some of the dramatic rock on which the villa was built. It has an American-style kitchen and two bath/shower rooms with a separate WC. There is also a wine cellar and a workspace.
Outside much of the garden is paved, and hosts a fountain and a wide array of Mediterranean plants and palm trees. The pool is 8 x 5 m? and there is a pool house for summer relaxing. Beyond this are further garden areas and a petanque playing area. The villa and its garden enjoy all day sun. This area of St Jeannet is known as ?la petite Afrique? for its mild microclimate.
In addition, there is enough private parking for five cars, and a 50m? lower-ground floor atelier/cellar.
St Jeannet is a romantic medieval village nestled under the distinctive Baou mountain ? a famous landmark on the French Riviera. The village has several restaurants and shops, a bar tabac, a bakery, two hairdressers and a post office. In the area below the village known as Le Peyron, there is a supermarket, a newsagent?s, two bakeries, a speciality cheese shop, a wine merchant, two banks, a pharmacy, a bar tabac and several restaurants.
This area is a popular choice for walkers, with numerous trails including to the top of the Baou itself, from where there are spectacular views. Many of the trails start on the lane in which the villa is located. The Baou de St Jeannet is also a well-known venue for rock-climbers, and caters for all levels.
For ski lovers, there are several ski stations within 1 ½ hour?s drive.
This unique villa is ideal for those who appreciate elegance, comfort and tranquility, but who need easy access to Nice Intl. Airport. With its spacious home office and atelier, it is ideal for anyone looking to work or run a business from home, and the apartment is perfect for guests or the lucrative summer holiday rental market.