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Stunning Architect Designed Villa & Pool, Mougins near Cannes

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Mougins - Villa Canelle

4 bedrooms, 1 study/extra bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, 4 wc, sleeps 8/9

This spacious 240 m2 architect-designed house is furnished to a high standard with several original art pieces. It lies in peaceful wooded surroundings of 10,000 sq metres, and is reached at the end of a private road in a lotissement, where you will find beautiful woodland and canal side walks. The property has extensive terracing and its own gardens, including an 11m x 5.5m salt water system mosaic tiled swimming pool.

Arriving through the entrance hall complete with grand piano, you will admire the beautiful views towards the Esterel Mountains to the South West. The property is an ideal base for a holiday exploring the Cote D'Azur and Provence, with the famous Mougins Village a few minutes drive away.

External Location & Facilities: The property is in an exclusive and secluded situation at the end of a private road, and is accessed through secure electronically operated gates. The property is not overlooked by other villas and lies within its own grounds with ample parking at the rear for many vehicles. The forest area around the villa is owned but there is a more secure set of gardens that are tended by a gardener and also included the salt water swimming pool and extensive terracing of over 130 sq metres. The pool is looked after by a specialist pool company who will visit once a week to perform cleaning and maintenance.

The villa is equipped with top of the range bbq, as well as lots of external garden furniture for your enjoyment, and shady pergolas to linger under. The garden contains many exotic plants from banana palms, vines, orange & lemon trees to pines, olive & fig trees. There is a babyfoot table under its own terraced roof, as well as table tennis and the villa comes with other games for all to enjoy.

Internal Layout & Facilities: The property is spacious with high ceilings (reaching 6m in the living area), with wide corridors and stairs. The entrance hall contains a grand piano, and is on the same level as the upper bedrooms with their own loggia and access to the garden. Upstairs there is a contemporary bathroom to complement the ensuite shower rooms, and separate toilets.

The bedrooms are all air conditioned.. The sleeping arrangements would work well for two families or groups, with a double and twin upstairs together with 2 showers, 2 toilets and a separate bathroom. The two upper bedrooms have air conditioning. Each upper bedroom accesses an upper loggia which means the outside can be accessed directly including access to the pool by the upper terrace staircase. Linen & towels included.

The downstairs sleeping features a room with 2 singles, and shower ideal for children/teenagers and a master bedroom suite, which includes a Japanese bathroom, shower and separate area. There is also a baby cot/high chairs available. There is a separate study/playroom with its own oval wooden terrace area.

Inside the living area is open plan and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped with two sink areas, a long bar and top of the range appliances. These include Miele ovens, including steam oven, plates warmer, microwave, Nespresso machine, mixing machine, toaster, induction plaque and extractor fan, dishwasher, 2 fridges, freezer unit. Just off the kitchen is a separate laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer etc. The dining area has 8 chairs and there is also a separate additional table, if you choose to eat inside. The main living has 2 leather sofas, and TV.

The hall contains a grand piano, with spectacular view across to Pegomas, and leads out onto the upper terraces. Downstairs there is a separate study with its own terrace.

Open Living & Dining: The living area is spacious and open plan with living, dining area, bar and kitchen all working together. This area in the summer can be accessed through large sliding internal doors which recess into the walls, making the whole space connect with the exterior gardens & terracing.

The kitchen is state of the art with a separate bar area, and it connects to a separate dining area and onto large terraces for alfresco dining/lounging. The large terrace will comfortably seat 12 people under the pergola for summer dining. The kitchen is finished with red granite work surfaces and equipped with top of the range appliances/culinary aids for budding chefs. There are 2 fridges, fridge freezers, dishwashers, oven and steam oven, microwave, coffee machines, kettle, toaster, etc.. In terms of laundry there is washing machine, dryer etc.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nathalie M.
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Nathalie M.

We are a mixed English/French family. I grew up in Mougins and my family is still here, which means they are close by in case of any problems.

Why Nathalie M. chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

We do also live here sporadically, but let it out for selected weeks. It is a modern contemporary villa, with open plan living that everyone who goes there loves. It is tucked away in forest, yet so close to amenities, the coast and many great holiday places.

What makes this villa unique

Having designed and built the house, it is the way we wanted a villa. Private & secluded, stunning views, alfresco living, great pool and safe for children & family. There are many lovely villas in Mougins, but we wouldn't swop..


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Architect Designed Villa & Pool, Mougins near Cannes
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

great vacation in mougins

  • 5 of 5

beautifull environment, quiet and lots of green. house is spacious and opened to charming garden. good services and very clean house. great restaurants nearby in Mougins village.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Hello and thank you ever so much for the review. Always great for future guests to read. See you again !
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

A very beautiful villa in a lovely location. Everything was as described-very private- wonderful extras we enjoyed were the grand piano (which they had tuned for us), the baby foot (table football), table tennis, and the Japanese tub. Beautiful garden, pool and view. Very important-the owners were always available and so kind and helpful along with their housekeeper -also very kind and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are really happy to see that you enjoyed the villa and surroundings as much as we do. We would love to welcome you again anytime. Keep in touch. Nathalie & Nigel
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Wonderful house, great location for sea & mountain

  • 5 of 5

Having had 10 days in Villa Canelle, we'd like another 10. Nigel and Nathalie have put together a wonderful house combining the practicalities and hi-tech of modern living with some unique designer touches (red granite kitchen tops, Japanese bath - awesome) and amazing open indoor and outdoor space.

We love Antibes and especially its market (though other visitors seem to claim Cannes wins there) and had a wonderful day climbing down the rocks to an almost private cove just past Theoule-sur-Mer. Lots of arty stuff - from famous (Matisse, Picasso etc) to some really quite good local art as close as Mougins. Check out the local restaurants at Mouans-Sartoux - walkable and lower priced than the tourist destinations. Liberal use of google maps means you can run to the hills - via the canal - in about 10 mins. Then you can find some challenging ascent if that's your thing.

We ate outside almost every evening (in September) - the open doors/windows make it super-easy. Best road trip was to Vence (Matisse Chapelle du Rosaire) via Tourettes-sur-Loup during which we also came across lovely Valbonne. A gem of a town and market.

Overall - highly recommended and thank you to Nigel and Nathalie - you have a beautiful home in a wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted that you had such a nice time and thank you so much for your tips on where / what to do. A few places for us to go and check !
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Another fantastic week in this beautiful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to find a villa in the South of France that is modern, comfortable, quiet and very well equipped then I bet you don't find anywhere better than this.

We came back for the second year running and loved it. The beds are really comfy (plus there is quiet, efficient aircon in all the bedrooms), everywhere is spotlessly clean, the pool (salt water not chlorine) is great, all the electrical stuff works, there is table tennis and table football. Plus the Weber BBQ is fab. Last but not least, the owners are a pleasure to deal with - thanks again Nigel and Natahlie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review, you were super guests, and glad you had a great holiday!
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A wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house in great surroundings! The description of the house is accurate, the property is clean and it is well maintained. The owners are very keen to help with any information you might need. The garden is lush and the pool is very nice. There is a nice long walk along a canal just by the house which is a big plus if you like running. We (six persons) spent two great weeks here and we all could indeed recommend the house others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased it all went well and thank you for the review. Welcome back anytime !
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Back in UK and wishing we were still in Mougins!

  • 5 of 5

Back in UK and wishing we were still in Mougins!

We had the loveliest time in the villa, everything was just as we hoped.

Beautifully designed with plenty of space. Loved having the big wide open sliding doors, the generous amount of bathrooms and the beautiful garden and pool.

We sat outside most nights, 5 adults, and enjoyed the BBQ with food purchased from Cannes market (open every morning except Monday, amazing) and the nearby supermarkets, of which we were spoilt for choice) and swimming pool, which you can light up for night time swims. The 'boys' loved the table football and we all enjoyed the table tennis.

An added delight were the fireflies!

We particularly appreciated it's location, very close to Cannes but also to the stunning mountains, lakes and villages nearby. We had day visits to Grasse, Cannes, Verdon Gorge (spectacular, some of us went kayaking here), The Luberon, Nice, Monte Carlo, Iles de lerins.. by boat from Cannes (beautiful), we even spent a day in Imperia in Italy visiting a superb state of the art olive museum and Italian produce store, the coastal drive down was simply spectacular!

Several days were spent, by popular demand, snorkeling/lazing/eating from the private beach at Plage Chez Joseph, Chemin de la Garoupe, Cap d'Antibes. Plenty of public free parking and then you can hire loungers by the half day or full day, approx 10 to 20 euros each but you do get superb waiter service for drinks etc, and constant attentive with spare towels, extra sun umbrellas etc. and a very nice restaurant, all with views of some of the biggest yachts in the world moored in the bay. A real treat!

Just beautiful!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Val de Mougins
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal Mougins
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Mouans Sartoux
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Val de Mougins
Nearest Ski
52 Kilometres
Greolieres La Neiges
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Situated near the famous hill-top village of Mougins, this secluded contemporary villa is nestled at the top of a beautiful wooded valley just below the Canal de la Siagne, providing local canal side walks/jogging straight from your door. You are between Cannes and Grasse - 15 minutes drive from the sea or from the world’s perfume capital - so perfectly placed for a varied holiday between the bustling riveria and its attractions, and the calm & charm of the Provence countryside.

Sporting activities are plentiful, from tennis to sailing to the nearby (3minutes!) celebrated Royal Mougins Golf Club. For the cultural, famous art galleries, including Picasso and Matisse are in the vicinity. Families will enjoy the beaches, Marineland at Antibes, local cinemas and the Cannes International firework festival every two weeks in the summer. Provence and the Esterel mountains provide fantastic walks and you are just 25 minutes from Nice Airport. You will wish you had booked longer.

Golf: Spoiled with choice.

Ski: Fantastic skiing just 1 hour from the house in Gréolières les Neige, Valberg, Isola 2000, Auron and nearby Limone in Italia near Tende.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mougins, Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
2 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
14 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Post Peak Season
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,792
Cleaning Fee £224

Prices vary depending on the length of rental. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
Longer term winter rental rates available by negotiation.
Cleaning is charged for at end of stay. There is a flat charge of 250 euros. Interim cleaning can be arranged at cost.
Rates include electricity and water.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mougins in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Japanese bath
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bedroom 2
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bedroom 3
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bedroom 4
  • The master bedroom has a Japanese bathroom en suite with wet area - so a Japanese style bath (deeper and shorter than normal baths) in teak and tiles and separate walk in shower. There is a dry area with Villeroy and Boch Nagano basin, furniture and mirror. All other bedrooms have en suite showers and wash basins. Toilets are external to rooms. The upstairs bathroom has partitioned toilet, and Villeroy & Boch bath with shower, and separate large sink, metallic mosaic tiles.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En suite shower room
  • All four bedrooms with air conditioning. All bedrooms have clothes storage, as well as en suite washing facilities. They are all South facing with access to their own terrace / loggia. There is a separate baby travel cot available. There is a nice study room which could be used as well as a playroom or extra bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All four bedrooms with air conditioning. Very well equipped double kitchen with 2 sinks area and with own work surface & bins. Large terraces all around the bedrooms, study & living room/kitchen area with lovely views. All South facing. Sun from morning to evening.

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