|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
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 small private 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 pool is situated 50 m from the cottage and shared with the owners' family only. The 6 X 13 m swimming pool is 3 m deep at its deepest end and not suited for small children (under 10). 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.
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)
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.
Lynn Derriman purchased this cottage in 2001
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.
This was our second year in a row staying at Mulberry Cottage. We just love staying here.
Lynn and her family are fabulous, so nice and accommodating but also discreet and you have total privacy which is really nice.
The pool is huge and blue and clean, and the sun loungers are comfortable and plenty and you get sun on almost the whole terrace (there is a shaded area too which is nice).
The house is perfect. We have a 3 year old, and she had room to run around and it was safe because the pool is secure and set back from the property (2 second walk away but enough security to prevent her from jumping straight in when we weren't looking).
We simply love it here- One of the best places we have ever stayed and hope we can make it a yearly visit :)
Thank you Lynn!
Das Haus ist charmant und für 4 Personen perfekt, der Pool sehr schön.
Und vor allem: Lynn und Peter sind wirklich phantastische Gastgeber.
Sehr diskret und dennoch immer für einen da.
Verkehrstechnisch sehr gut angebunden an Grasse, Cannes, Nizza, Antibes etc. und daraus resultierend der vielleicht einzige Wehrmutstropfen: Die nahe Bundesstrasse ist durchaus hörbar.
Insgesamt ein sehr schöner Urlaub mit tollen Gastgebern.
Many thanks to Lynn and Peter!!!
We had a lovely two weeks summer holiday at Mulberry Cottage. And the accommodation more than lived up to our (high) expectations! We were more than satisfied with the location, the decor - and the cottage had a layout that perfectly suited our familiy of five (incl. three teenagers). Moreover, the pool and pool area is absolutely stunning, with six nice wooden sun beds and a wonderful view of Mougins. The cottage was very well-maintained, and very clean - the housekeeper Patricia even cleaned the cottage and changed the bed linen after one week's stay at no extra cost! The terrace was also very charming with lavender, rosemary - a great place to have your meals!
Last but not least the owners/landlords, Lynn and Peter, are so very sweet, sympathetic and helpful.
I can highly recommend this accommodation as well as its hosts - and look forward to returning again!
Pictures do reflect the actual situation. Fully equipped kitchen. Bbq on the premises. Very friendly owners who are at your disposal when needed. Pool has a beautiful view. Grocery shopping within walking distance. Public transport nearby.Ideal location for trips to the seaside as well as inland, example Grasse.
We had a fantastically relaxing stay at Mulberry Cottage. We were 3 adults and a toddler and found the cottage to be perfectly laid out, well-equipped and stylish!
The best parts:
Fully equipped and spacious kitchen
Beautiful and huge pool great for swimming, lovely lounge chairs and shaded area (the pool is set apart from the cottage up steps so perfect for preventing small people accessing the pool on their own)
Outdoor terrace with barbecue and table and chairs (terrace is also enclosed so amazing for a toddler)
Really comfortable beds and bedrooms have huge fans if you're hot
Easy walk or shuttle to the old town of Mougins
Feeling of having your own private slice of the Côte d'Azur
Absolutely lovely owners who give you all the privacy in the world
Sitting room with comfortable sofa and chairs, tv and DVD player and a collection of DVDs for adults and children as well as a collection of books
Mougins is a great place to visit and we are counting down the days until we can return!
What a beautiful cottage!!! The whole experience seems like a dream now. There is absolutely no fault to be said about this gorgeous cottage! You don't need air conditioning as the cottage is stone so lovely and cool on the hottest of days, and if you're worried about a few ants, probably best not to go ever go away as there's a lot bigger more horrible insects around than ants!! We have had the most lovely time. This is the most natural beautiful place. So homely and comfy!! The owners Lyn and Peter are the most down to earth people you'll ever meet. So kind and the moment you meet them you know you can just relax as any problems and they will help. Nothing else to say except,... if you're after relaxing in a gorgeous part of the world, you need look no further.
There are a number of excellent Golf clubs in close proximity. A tennis club with hard and clay courts (5 mins) Horse riding club (5 mins) Skiing areas are a 2 hour drive. Mougins is the home of world famous Moulin de Mougins Restaurant. If you love Jazz, you'll enjoy summer here, when there is an abundance of it on offer in Juan les Pins. Grasse, home of famous perfume factories Galimard, Molinard and Fragonard - all open to the public. Valbonne village and Mouans-Sartoux, neighbouring villages, both have a markets 2 X week. Ferry boats go to St Marguerite & St Honorat from Cannes daily, as well as to Monte Carlo, St Tropez and Italy in the summer. There's boating and fishing at lake St Casien (15 min) or up in the mountains at the wolf conservation area called Parc Alpha (90 mins) Antibes has a sailing club and Marineland, with its dolphins, sharks and killer whales is a great day out for the whole family. The Italian food and clothing market in Ventimiglia is a 60 minute drive.
Other Activities: Bridge / Cannes Fim Festival / Monte Carlo Formula 1 / Jazz Festivals
Golf: There are a number of excellent Golf clubs in the area :
Golf Royal Mougins (04) 18.104.22.168
Golf Opio-Valbonne (04) 93.12.00.08
Golf Valescure (04) 22.214.171.124
Golf Roquebrune (04) 126.96.36.199
Golf Saint Donat (04)93.09.76.60
Golf d'Esterel (04)94.82.55.00
Grasse Country Club (04) 188.8.131.52
Hostellerie du Golf (04) 184.108.40.206
Golf de Villeneuve-Loubet (04) 220.127.116.11
Golf Cannes-Mandelieu Riviera (04) 18.104.22.168
Golf Bastide du Roy (04) 93.65.08.48
Golf Taulanne (04) 22.214.171.124
Golf Old Course - Cannes Mandelieu (04) 92.97.32.00
Victoria Golf Club (04) 126.96.36.199
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£864|
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