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Majestic Hill Top Villa - 6 Bedrooms/Large Pool - Expansive Views of Cote D’Azur

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Villa sleeps 12

A converted monastery dating from the 18th century, this luxury renovated house is available for the first time for rental since Coluche rented it in the swinging seventies. A 6 bedroom house (sleeps 12) set in 3 acres of traditional provencal terraced gardens with over 100 olive trees and stunning views across the bays of Cannes and Antibes.

This private luxury villa is ideal for one large family or two families sharing to enjoy the swimming pool, fully equipped pool house with barbecue, jeu de boules and relaxed outdoor life. The house boasts 360 degree views of the coast, hillside towns of Opio and Chateauneuf, and foothills of provence.


The villa is just minutes away from the Opio and Valbonne golf courses, 20 minutes to Cannes and 30 minutes to Nice International airport. A large supermarket is 2 minutes down the road as are the local bakery and butcher.

The property is south facing so it enjoys the sun the entire day. The famous perfumeries of Grasse are nearby, so when the wind blows right, pleasant aromas of vanilla, rose, or, if you are lucky, caramel, waft across the property.


The Pool

The villa features an 12 meter long salt water pool which is heated to a comfortable 28c. Comfortable lounge chairs and Sunbrellas surround the pool area to provide maximum relaxation.

El Quincho

Adjacent to the pool is "El Quincho", an open pool house and kitchen with a traditional Argentinian Barbecue, the perfect setting for a late afternoon "Asado" or refreshing sundowners.

Al Fresco

The garden of the villa provides a variety of "al fresco" locations for breakfast lunch or dinner". Whether dinner under the grapevines next to the centuries old water well, breakfast around the old millstone on the south facing terrace, or lunch at "El Quincho", each time of day will have a unique "Al Fresco" angle. The courtyard patio could further provide the perfect dinner setting for larger groups if needed.

The Terraced Gardens

The Villa’s traditional provencal gardens have been featured on garden tours as the garden is terraced with original stones, and features rosemary, lavender, thyme bushes as well as agapanthe, roses and irises and large cactuses indigenous to Provence. There are apple trees, fig trees and pear trees which delight with their fruits in season.

In line with French tradition, a separate "pétanque" play area provides both kids and adults a chance to engage in the game of "jeux de boules".


Stay up to date, entertained and connected with free WiFi, wireless connected printer, English language channels, DVD/Blue Ray player and Sonos sound system.

The House

The entrance hall, part of the original monastic farm with wooden beams and meter thick walls, opens up to a TV room and a small open study. Next to the study is the master bedroom, the “Provencal Suite” with a California King size bed and unique antique tiled bathroom ensuite. The Provencal bedroom has large doors that swing open to a balcony with breathtaking views across the valley of Opio, reaching as far as the bay of Cannes. The perfect spot for a romantic night cap.

On the same floor is the spacious “Aix” guest room with a king size bed and ensuite bathroom.

A stone spiral staircase leads to the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The Green room has a king size bed and with views towards the village of Chateauneuf de Grasse. The Red room has a king size bed, with views over the garden. A hallway and staircase lead up to the secluded "Tower Room". The "Tower Room" is the smallest room in the house but boasts stunning 360 degree views of the mountains, the village of Chateauneuf, the valley of Opio and Mougins and the bay of Cannes.

From the entrance hall, the original stone stairs brings you to the heart of the house, where you will find the traditional provencal kitchen, equipped with modern appliances, sunny breakfast room, and the adjoining dining room with fireplace. A sunlit passageway takes you the the majestic living room with vaulted ceilings, large fireplace and arched windows.

On this floor, you will also find the very comfortable service duplex with queen size bed and convertible couch, convenient for either a nanny or driver, the parents in law, noisy teenagers who need a little independence, or extra guests.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned, and there is a Sauna for those that may feel cold in summer.

The property also has a 3 car covered car port, as well as laundry facilities.

Cleaning service is provided 3 times a week (up to 15 hours) as well as final cleaning (up to Euro150). Towels are changed twice a week, and linens are changed at the end of the week. Extra change of linens is available at Euro25 per set. Additional cleaning and cooking is available upon request.


Nice Airport - 20 kms

Cannes - 14 kms

More Details

Jasja De Smedt Kotterman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Jasja De Smedt Kotterman

Having spent summers of her youth enjoying the villa, its swimming pool, and the surrounding hills and outdoor activities, the owner is making the property available for the first time to guests and friends after doing a facelift renovation to the property to bring it into the 21st century. As she currently lives in Asia with her husband and twin sons, she and her family get to enjoy the house a couple of weeks a year.

Jasja De Smedt Kotterman purchased this chateau / country house in 1992

Why Jasja De Smedt Kotterman chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

Chateauneuf de Grasse is very well located - being near to the coastal beach action, but also in the middle of the quieter "arriere pays" of the Cote D'Azur. The property is unique - You will fall in love with the villa, the history in its gardens, stones and tiles, and its magical beauty in the evenings.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Châteauneuf in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • "Aix" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    "Green" bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    "Red" Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Service Duplex - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master "Provencal" Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has a balcony with expansive views
    The "Aix" Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beam ceilings and view towards valley
    The "Green" Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Views to the Village of Chateauneuf de Grasse
    The "Red" Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has low ceilings - better suited for children
    The "Tower" Room - 2 Single Bed , 360 degree views. Shared bathroom with Green or Red bedrooms
    Service Duplex - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Service Duplex has pull out couch for additional kids/guests
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis



Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nice Cote D'Azur
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf de la Grande Bastide
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Cappricio
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Villeneuve Loubet
Car: recommended

Saint Jeaume is located in the foothills of the Cote D'Azur - driving distance to the beaches of Cannes to Antibes and the night life of Nice to Juan Les Pins, as well as the typical provence villages of Gourdon and St Paul de Vence, the wonderful restaurants of Mougins and Vallbonne, and the perfumeries of Grasse.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Châteauneuf, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Cannes Film Festival
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

End of Rental Cleaning £224.39
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,243.93

Saint Jeaume is available for wedding rentals outside of Summer Season (2016:before May 14th and after September 23rd). Please contact the owner for details about rates and terms if you wish to organize a wedding at Saint Jeaume

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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