10 Idyllic Hideaway Homes on the French Riviera

Some of us draw energy from the buzz of a city, the excitement of bars and restaurants; the coming and going.

Then there are those of us who draw energy from a quiet life, and when we go home, we want that feeling of retreat.

For the “home-hideaway” seekers amongst us, the French Riviera offers many idyllic options, and herewith our top 10 picks for you.

10.) PENTHOUSE PLEASURECAP D’ANTIBES . The maintenance of a big garden isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, so for those who still want the villa luxuries of a spacious exterior, a private pool and sea views, then this is the spot for you. A penthouse on the Cap d’Antibes, with ample internal and external space, ensuring comfort and privacy remain at the forefront of your Riviera lifestyle, but without the hassle of too much maintenance.

Sea View Penthouse for sale on the Cap d’Antibes: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/sale-apartment-5-rooms-cap-d-antibes-06160-3546356

9.) FOR THE LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS – TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP. In the throws of spring, the ideal way to spend your time is in the the soft sunshine & fresh air; with garden games, an outdoor film screen and infinity pool, your days are going to be spent amused and constantly in play at this hideaway home. Close enough to the village for your Sunday morning Croissant run, but far enough away to enjoy ensure your hideaway home remains just that, a hideaway.

Property for sale in Tourrettes-sur-Loup: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-villa-7-rooms-tourrettes-sur-loup-06140-3644323

8.) STONE SANCTUARYCANNES. High in the hills above Cannes, this property is a perfect escape. Privacy, tranquility and security are assured as it is found in a small “domaine” with four other large properties. An ideal home for someone who loves to balance the Riviera buzz in Cannes, but also be able to retreat home easily, and watch from above, when needed.

Stone Property for sale in Cannes: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/sale-villa-10-rooms-cannes-06400-3675970

7.) BEACHFRONT BLISS – FRÉJUS. For some it’s mountains, for some it’s sea. And if you fall into the second category and thrive off fresh sea air and the bright colour of blue, then this beachfront cottage will be your ideal hideaway from the world, perfectly placed for a lone sea swim in the late evening hours.

Beachfront Property for sale on the French Riviera: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-villa-7-rooms-frejus-83370

6.) HISTORIC HAVEN – GRASSE. Even if we do like to retreat from the world when we go home, sometimes we have big families that need to retreat with us, but we don’t want to have to live on top of each other. This historic “mill” has been fully renovated to offer 12 bedroom suites, including 4 separate apartments – ideal when being together, but also having your own space are of equal importance.

Historic Property for sale in Grasse: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-villa-20-rooms-grasse-06130

5.) ART DECO DREAM – CAP D’ANTIBES. If escape to you means the sea, rather than the countryside, then this property with its own private beach and sea access will set your heart fluttering. With little maintenance needed in the garden, and a vaste expanse of blue before you, your relaxed seaside lifestyle awaits, right here.

Property with private beach for sale on the Cap d’Antibes: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-villa-8-rooms-antibes-cap-d-antibes-06600-518149

4.) FARMHOUSE FREEDOM – VALBONNE. Close to the bustling village of Valbonne, but far away enough to offer total tranquility and privacy, this olive oil & wine producing estate is a dreamy fusion of historic Provençal farmhouse features, with modern design elements including a large glass entrance hall and restored features with a contemporary edge.

Vineyard Estate for sale in Valbonne: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-bastide-12-rooms-valbonne-06560

3.) THE ULTIMATE “FARM” CHIC – MOUGINS . 3 hectares of private vineyards and olive trees make this a “Provençal” haven of loveliness. Nature, trees, gardens, grape vines; for those seeking a quieter pace of life, but still with a whole lot of chic, this property is a rare gem.

Vineyard Property for sale in Mougins: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/sale-vineyard-property-mougins-06250

2.) RE”TREAT” YOURSELF – CHATEAUNEUF-GRASSE. There are very few properties on the French Riviera that offer 11ha of private land so close to the coast, and Nice International Airport – this is one of them. A rare find, perched on top of a hill and surrounded by olive groves, the property has a 5000m2 organic vegetable garden (no pesticides have been used since 2008) with fruit orchards, and an olive oil production.

Historic Property for sale in Chateauneuf-Grasse: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-property-28-rooms-mougins-06250

1.) PROVENÇAL PERFECTION – NEAR LORGUES. If you are a true Idyllic Hideaway seeker who appreciates a quiet life; a spot of fishing, lots of space, green trees, fresh air and no need for shops (well, perhaps just a few times a year)… then this is the perfect property for you, and comes in at Number 1 on our list of the top 10 Idyllic Hideaway Homes on the French Riviera.

With its own private river frontage, you can catch your own fresh fish. A large organic vegetable garden is in abundant supply. Lay hens roam the lawns and provide the most beautiful fresh organic eggs you can find.

It’s hard to imagine a retreat more perfect, a place to truly unwind and enjoy a quiet life.

This farmhouse is for sale in Provence: http://www.fine-and-country.com/en/sales/villas/sale-villa-10-rooms-lorgues-83510

If your Idyllic Hideaway Home on the French Riviera is among this list, then we don’t blame you! Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your property search.

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* With over 18 years of experience, we offer an in house turn-key property solution on the French Riviera and into Provence, including a full buyers search service, accompaniment through the entire purchase process, property management after purchase, and rentals. Additionally, we have established trusted partnerships with English speaking mortgage brokers, currency experts, lawyers, financial advisors, banks and more; all of whom we would be delighted to introduce you to, to facilitate your property purchase in the South of France.

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