Idyllic rural 17th century bastide, perfect 5 bedroom family home or high level B&B, set in acres of lush gardens with pool, sauna and beautiful covered terrace. 30 minutes from Nice centre.
Currently functioning as a high class B&B but equally suited as a family dwelling, the property boasts many beautiful traditional features, 5 beautiful en-suite bedrooms, all individually designed with the very best taste and the highest quality fixtures and fittings – split level rooms with raised baths to take in the sumptuous views, open fireplaces, dressing rooms and comfortable seating areas – all perfect to continue a very successful B&B business or to make a luxurious large family home. The bedroom/bathroom suites range in size from 30-40m2.
Arranged in the traditional style this property is certainly not for the lovers of boxy, modern buildings, but for those who have a passion for ancient architecture and prefer a highly individual layout, this house is simply perfect (our virtual tour is a must-see). From the vaulted exposed stone ceiling of the large living room (56m2), with its open fire and homely feel, to the vaulted kitchen (30m2), equipped for multiple guests while still remaining cosy and familial, all the rooms have a feel of individual, hand crafted comfort, as well as a high level of practicality. There is a separate study, and many storage areas and individual nooks and crannies.
The chalet style sauna ‘cottage’ behind the main house includes not just a high quality sauna (installed by the Scandinavian owner) but a small gym area and a laundry room equipped to a professional standard. The cottage can also be used as a further bedroom.
The garden has numerous private, sunny and shady areas to sit and while away the hours, with pretty garden areas thoughtfully laid out with rose gardens and flowering plants, all surrounded by an undisturbed olive grove dating back hundreds of years. The pool area is private and sheltered from the breeze, and integrated into the stonework of the house, with views over the surrounding countryside, and the upper terrace is perfect for outdoor dining, in the summer covered in pretty trailing plants, in the winter open and luminous. Visitors to the property will immediately be struck by the peaceful ambience and calm of the local environment.
The property has been run as a highly successful, high class bed and breakfast, with clients returning again and again over the years – and its not hard to see why. The rooms are pretty, welcoming and individually designed, located around the bastide so as to offer a high level of privacy, but close enough and intimate in such a way as to be perfect for private family accommodation. Revenue figures for the B&B business are available on request.
Part of the land – over 3000m2 – is within a building zone, and therefore there is scope to develop and build a separate home, either as a separate property with its own entrance or integrated into the estate.
The village of Chateauneuf Villevieille is close to the hilltop town of Contes, around 30 minutes’ drive from the main city centre of Nice, with easy access to Nice airport and the A8 autoroute, taking you west towards Cannes and Antibes and eastward to Monaco or into Italy. The village itself is a calm and pretty community with a restaurant, bar and épicerie within walking distance of the house.
The bed and breakfast business will be passed to the new owner, who will benefit from the established name and reputation of the business, including the popular website, publicity materials and past guest list. The current owners have agreed to give a formal handover of the business to ensure smooth continuity and straight forward transition to the new owners.