Mas Cléa

Côte d'Azur

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen/dining room (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with sliding door to swimming pool terrace. Living room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with sliding door to covered dining terrace. Cloakroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom (separate shower) with dressing room and sliding door to garden. Laundry room (washing machine).
  • First Floor: Landing (A/C). Double bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room (A/C).
  • Outside: Open and covered pool terraces. Covered dining terrace. Gas barbecue. Table tennis. Private parking.
  • Private infinity swimming pool (12m x 3m) with shallow ‘beach’ area and corner Roman steps.

Situated amongst a small cluster of Provençal villas with luscious views across the surrounding wooded hillside, and within easy reach of the perfume capital of Grasse, Mas Cléa effortlessly blends contemporary design with the best of outdoor living.

The architect’s concept behind this ultra-modern property was that of creating a window onto the natural world and this has been achieved to dazzling effect, allowing the warm light of this most chic corner of the South of France to permeate throughout the bright interiors.

Sweeping views of the Provençal countryside greet you upon arrival at Mas Cléa and once inside your eye will no doubt be drawn to the brilliant infinity pool area, accessible directly through sliding patio doors from the sleek, well-equipped kitchen. Here a covered terrace and comfortable outdoor furniture provide a welcome retreat from the heat of the day, and for sun worshippers ample space is available in the terraced garden surrounding the swimming pool with its shallow ‘beach’ area: the ideal place to recline and cool off whilst drinking in the views.

The cool muted shades of the open plan living/dining room provide a light and airy haven of tranquillity from which a further set of sliding doors lead out onto a second covered terrace: the perfect spot for al fresco dining. A conveniently located master bedroom on the ground floor benefits from en suite facilities in a contemporary monochrome décor. Two further bedrooms on the first floor are simply but stylishly furnished with picture windows perfectly framing the luscious vistas beyond the property’s edge.

Local amenities can be found at the small centres of Le Rouret and Roquefort-les-Pins, both around 2km away. Whilst you are likely to want to spend many hours enjoying the outdoor space at Mas Cléa, there is much in the local area to warrant exploration including the dazzling town of Cannes (18km), famed for its film festival and yacht-studded harbour, the perfume capital of Grasse (10km) and nearby Gourdon (15km), renowned for its glass production and well worth a visit to spend some time wandering the winding streets of this classically beautiful hilltop town.

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Great Things to Do Near Mas Cléa

Visit the Perfume Capital

Thanks to its favourable microclimate, the hillsides around Grasse became key producers of floral crops for perfume-making in the 18th century, and the perfume industry is still thriving today, as is evidenced in the number of shops and boutiques selling scented goods. The major perfume houses in the town offer guided tours around their premises giving a fascinating insight into this unique industry, with the chance to buy their products on site of course.

A trip to Monaco

Take the coastal scenic route to Monaco famous for its casinos and motor racing while checking out the bustling atmosphere during the day and night.

Grasse festival

Visitors in early August can appreciate the annual ‘Fete du Jasmin’ festival held in honour of the flower of the same name. The highlight of the event is the 'bataille de fleurs', where flowers are thrown into the crowd, their fragrance heady in the air.

Hit Cannes!

Treat yourself to a day of holiday retail therapy checking out some of the designer name boutiques.

Artistic trail

Many famous painters and sculptors have been inspired by the light and landscape of this region, so it is no surprise that it is blessed with art galleries and museums. To name a few: the Matisse Museum and the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Nice, the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Fondation Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence and the Picasso Museum in Antibes.

Flower market in Nice

Held in the Cours Saleya, the daily morning Marché des Fleurs is a riot of colour and fragrances.

Take a stroll...

...along the famous Promenade des Anglais which stretches along the Baie des Anges, Nice's iconic palm-fringed bay.

Lunch in Nice's old town

Enjoy the ambience of the old quarter with its many restaurants spilling out into pedestrianised lanes and squares. Being so close to the Italian border, the pizzas are very good but when in Nice, perhaps only a quintessential Salade Niçoise will do?

What a view!

For one of the most spectacular views in this part of the world, visit the Fort du Mont-Alban, a formidable 16th century fortress set on a hilltop in the Parc du Mont Boron just east of Nice. At 222 metres high, there are coastal views all the way from Bordighera in Italy, over to the famous Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, down to Nice's Baie des Anges, and as far as Antibes. On an exceptionally clear day it is said that Corsica is visible. Book in advance at the Centre du Patrimoine in Nice.

Visit Nice observatory

Situated on the summit of Mont Gros, just east of Nice, the Observatoire is open to pre-booked guided visits on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. A chance to admire the impressive architecture and wooded hillside setting as well as to learn about the history of astronomy and of the observatory itself.

Play a round of Golf

at the Golf d'Opio Valbonne, only about 10 minutes' drive from the house. This 18 hole course is par 72.

Hire a boat

down at the port of St-Laurent-du-Var, and explore the coastline in style!

Keep the children occupied

with horse riding and tennis, or even go-karting, all available at nearby Châteauneuf de Grasse.

Family fun

Espace Marineland is a massive marine park just outside of Antibes which has over 4000 animals, including a tropical reef aquarium, a shark tunnel, polar bears and penguins, and shows of sea lions, orcas and dolphins. On the same site, there is also the Aquasplash water park, the ‘Far West’ theme park and Adventure Golf. Plus plenty of play areas, picnic spots and restaurants.

Les Gorges du Loup

Take an afternoon to drive this circuit which follows the gorge of the river Loup through pretty hilltop villages. Starting and finishing at Châteauneuf, follow winding roads with great views of the gorge passing dramatic cliffs and waterfalls en route.

Nearby

Towns

Valbonne 12 mins
Grasse 20 mins
St-Paul-de-Vence 20 mins
Gourdon 20 mins
Vence 25 mins
Antibes 35 mins
Nice 35 mins
Cannes 40 mins

Beaches

Villeneuve-Loubet 25 mins
Antibes 35 mins
Théoule-sur-Mer 40 mins
Mandelieu-La Napoule 40 mins
Juan-les-Pins 45 mins

Airports

Nice 25 mins
Toulon 100 mins
Marseille 120 mins
Times are approximate

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