For Provençal living at its most authentic, the Mas de la Basilique provides you with an elegantly modernised French farmhouse in the hills of Grasse overlooking the bay of Cannes. Offering 5 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, it is hidden away from the buzz of the Riviera and yet close enough to give you as much access as you wish. Surrounded by cultivated land with olive and fig trees and lush gardens, Mas de la Basilique has the kind of tranquil environment that restores the soul. The rural location means guests can enjoy complete privacy, while the nearest town is only 1 km away.
You are an easy 30 minutes’ transfer from Nice airport and your route to the Mas de la takes you through many of the chic Provençal villages that, if you can tear yourself away from the comforts of the villa, you may wish to spend more time seeing later.
You are perfectly located for exploring the area. You can visit Grasse, famous throughout the world for being the birthplace of luxury perfumes and tour the-first-of-its-kind International Perfume Museum. For art, you are spoiled for choice with all the nearby villages where artists, from Picasso to Van Gogh, all spent time, coming to the area for the wonderful light and staying because of the good life they found here. Like Peter Mayle, the author, who wrote ‘Learning to live in Provence, one sip at a time’, you might find Provence becomes your muse.
If seeking tranquillity, you may choose to spend time at the pool, where with a glass of something chilled in hand, you can sink back on the sun loungers’ plump cushions and enjoy some well-earned relaxation.
Your bedroom may also become your retreat. Elegant and understated - all the traditional features of the beautiful farmhouse have been retained and beautifully enhanced, with soft furnishings and furniture all in a very tasteful and muted Provençal palette of colours. The 5 double bedrooms all have a bathroom with two of the bedrooms being en-suite. A variety of accomodation, including one room with four single beds for young ones or for a family, providing flexibility to house single guests, families and couples alike.
Pop a cork in the evening and enjoy aperitifs on chairs still warm from the sun - for a sensational evening in with friends and family let the BBQ take the strain of cooking at home. The large entertaining deck and flood lit Boules pitch will provide your al fresco living experience with a French twist and create true Provencal memories. With good food, scented jasmine and lavender all around, and the sight of the twinkling lights all over the hills below you, your senses are in for a treat.
For an extra touch of luxury, the weekly clean and linen change can be supplemented by further house keeping on demand.