Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Mougins - Mulberry Cottage
2 bedroom, sleeps 4 (5 max), pool, garden, beach, golf, tennis
Located opposite and within a 15 minute walk from the beautiful medieval hilltop village of Mougins, Mulberry Cottage is the perfect bolthole.
The cottage is situated in the grounds of one of 4 houses on a gated domaine. Entrance to the domaine is via a code and there is no through-traffic. Free and secure parking is provided on-street just outside the cottage.
The cottage itself is a simple, but charming, typically Provençal stonewall structure, with comfortable furnishings and art by the artist owner.
The cottage is spacious and light, although typically Provencal with small windows so as not to let in the summer heat. There is no air conditioning, but ventilation fans have been provided for use (the hottest period is generally August).
The cottage has a private, enclosed and gated garden, equipped with BBQ and outdoor furniture for al fresco meals. There are a couple of raised flower beds, planted with aromatic flowers like Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Lantana, Jasmin and Bouganvillea and some pot plants, but mostly the garden is paved. There is a washing line.
The 6 X 13 m swimming pool is 3 m deep at its deepest end, but there are steps at the shallow end leading to a paltform in the water, providing a convenient playing area for younger visitors. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Pool beds and towels are provided at no extra cost. Renters have full access to the pool at all times. The pool is situated 50 m from the cottage and shared with the owners' family only.
Museums: For artists and art lovers the area abounds with interest. The owner of the cottage is an enthusiatic and experienced 'plein air' painter herself.
There are many museums and galleries open to the public:
Mougins Classical Art Museum in Mougins.
Museum of Photography in Mougins.
Bonnard Museum in Le Cannet.
National Museums of the Maritime Alps,
Matisse Museum in Nice,
Chagall Museum in Nice.
Picasso Museum in Antibes.
Fernand Leger Museum in Biot.
Museum of Modern Art in Nice.
Annonciade Museum in St Tropez.
Foundation Maeght in Saint-Paul.
Renoir Museum & Gardens in Cagnes sur Mer.
National Picasso Museum and Magnelli Museum, Ceramics Museum and thriving ceramics scene in Vallauris.
Espace de l'Art Contret in Mouans-Sartoux.
Mulberry Cottage is also used as an Artists' Retreat and many artists return year after year to recharge their batteries and prime the artistic pump.
Ski Resorts: The following ski resorts are so close that it is easy to drive to them for a morning, an afternoon or a day of skiing:
Gréolières Les Neiges (50km)
Isola 2000 (110km)
- non smoking only
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
Peter and Lynn were born and raised in South Africa. They lived and worked in London from 1986-2001. They moved to Mougins and bought this house in Mougins in 2001. They have been renting out Mulbery Cottage, which is located on a private terrace below their house, since 2005.
They chose this property for its proximity to the international school in Mougins for their children. Also for the convenience of access to the A8 which gives access to Nice International airport within 20 minutes by car, which makes London an easy commute for business meetings for Peter.
They fell in love with this property for its simple, unpretentious charm and its view of Mougins Old Village. It's typically Provencal and feels down to earth - just like its owners.