This 19th-century stone farmhouse has been thoughtfully transformed into a family-friendly luxury villa accommodating up to 12 guests. Just outside of Grasse, the perfume capital of France, the property has extensive gardens with a private swimming pool and stunning views over the Bay of Cannes.
The villa is a 30-minute drive from Nice Airport and just 1km from Grasse, the historic town that has been synonymous with perfume since the 16th Century.
Take a guided tour around a perfumery and choose your favourite Provencal scent to take back home. The villa is within easy driving distance of several medieval villages with local markets and gourmet restaurants, such as Valbonne and Mougins. It’s also easy to access many of the best beaches of the French Riviera from here, including Nice and Juan les Pins.
The mas is an expansive, three-level property surrounded by 3,000 square metres of landscaped gardens. On the ground floor, there is a living room with a stone fireplace, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors, and all have air conditioning. Occupying the first floor are the master bedroom with ensuite bath and shower, and a double room with bath and shower. On the second floor there are a further two double bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms and a large room that four single beds and a living area with sofas and a TV.
Outside there is a large dining terrace with a BBQ and seating for 12 under the shade of a Centenary Lime tree. Next to it is an outdoor lounge – a relaxing spot for enjoying an aperitif and the magnificent views. Adults and children alike will find lots of entertainment on hand, with a table tennis table, a floodlit boules court and a 12m infinity pool. Guests are also encouraged to discover the plentiful herbs and vegetables growing in the garden and are free to use them in their cooking.
Mas de la Basilique is a rural haven in the French Riviera, where guests can delight in the sights and scents of Provence. With plenty of space inside and out, it’s the ideal accommodation for a luxury family holiday or a special celebration with close friends.