Classic Provençal style 4 bedroom villa of 160m2 with sumptuous sea views, set within beautiful grounds (1278m2) just minutes away from the beach.
This picture perfect villa covering 160m2 is situated a few hundred yards behind the sea in the magical Golfe de Saint Hospice, in an exclusive residential area. Set back from the road within in a small park-style garden of 1278m2 planted with mature shrubs and surrounded by an ancient pinede (Umbrella pine wood), this wonderful property has a simply dreamy atmosphere which will immediately make you feel like you’ve discovered home. The modest, slightly hidden entrance to the property leads onto a driveway that curves down to the house, in front of the main entrance and the pretty classic Provençal tower that adorns the main façade.
The main part of the villa consists of a large, beautifully proportioned triple aspect living space. On two sides, large glass ‘French’ doors open on to the terraces, shaded gently by the mature umbrella pines, and on the other side of the room, a pretty set of windows look out across the gentle slope of the mountain behind Eze, descending with its lush green woodland to join the sea. Behind the main living space is a pretty kitchen with large windows giving views to the side and rear of the property, overlooking the enchanting private gardens and filling the room with light. An entrance hall and two large sized bedrooms complete the main floor. A further independent bedroom nestles in the tower, with doors opening onto the terrace to the East, perfectly capturing the morning sun through the pines as it rises over the sea.
Below the main accommodation, on the ground floor of the villa, is a spacious, self-contained apartment, with a large comfortable salon/kitchen area and separate double bedroom, bathroom/WC. The apartment opens up onto the terrace that runs the length of the villa, and has lovely views. The overall layout of the villa means that the independent apartment feels an integral part of the whole, but also offers independent access and a self-contained option for families with grown up children or for those who may wish to rent it out separately.
A well-lit, calm room perfect for use as an artist’s studio completes the ground floor accommodation, and leads to a cave/cellar under the main house.
There are options for a lovely pool (subject to the usual local planning laws) either to the rear of the property, where there is a large flat area, or to the front of the property overlooking the sea (but a slightly more restricted environment). There is ample room for parking, and plenty of space in the garden, which has many perfect spots to sit in the shade of a tree and while away the hours in total tranquillity.
Overall, the villa has a wonderful ambience, and the layout of the land and the position of the villa gives the feeling of being in a much larger independent domain. However, there is ample scope to develop the property, either by expansion or restructuring of the current villa, or by building an entirely new construction on a much bigger scale. On a technical basis, the size of the property gives an allowance for construction of a villa of up to 440m2 within the local planning laws and regulations. This would of course be subject to the relevant approvals and clearances.
The bay of Eze Bord de Mer, with its pretty stretch of beach and azur blue water, is one of the prettiest places on the French Riviera. Many celebrities have chosen Eze as a place to hide away from the fast pace of the world – U2 band members Bono and The Edge famously have adjoining properties on the beach – and there are a number of great places to eat. From the two celebrated beach hang-outs – Anjuna Beach and Papaya Beach – to more year-round eateries such as Da Rossana, with their celebrated Italian cuisine, or La Vieille Maison, which has been serving up delicious local food and snacks for several generations, there is always something going on, despite the laid back feel of this pretty village. A train station connects within minutes to Monaco or Nice, and there are regular buses covering the same route. There are many country walks in the surrounding countryside, including the famous Nitsche path that winds up the mountain to the historic perched dwellings of Eze Village, sitting high up on the hill like an eagle’s nest. There you’ll find two gourmet restaurants (one Michelin starred) with simply jaw-dropping views across the coast and out to sea.
This is a rare chance to own such an unspoilt and beautiful property – with such potential – in one of the most sought-after locations on the French Riviera.
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