Bastide de Grasse is a sympathetically converted 19th century manor house that occupies a prime location in the area of St. Francois, five minutes walk from the town of Grasse. Situated in the heart of the French Riviera, it's a name that's synonymous with fragrance. Here, you can tour some of the world's finest perfumeries – such as Molinard and Galinard – or simply wander the cobbled streets or grab a pew in one of the laid-back bistros to sample decadent Grassoise cuisine. For a larger helping of Riviera chic, travel 20 minutes by car to the coast, where you can peruse sumptuous designer boutiques and pop by seaside cocktail bars. Closer to home, paths through the lavender fields loop around Bastide de Grasse, meaning you can revel in a heavenly afternoon stroll.
Bastide de Grasse features a pared-back and elegant design aesthetic, with ornate chaise longues, contemporary prints and tastefully arranged lamps and bowls of flowers. There are four suites on the first level, and the ground floor is dedicated to entertaining. The central living space opens to a vaulted mezzanine landing and the large dining room provides ample seating to convene for leisurely meals that last long into the night. This idyllic French retreat has been decorated in keeping with regional architectural style. Flagstone floors keep rooms cool during the hot Provence summers, and whitewashed beams blend with on-trend furnishings to ensure an alluring mix of tradition and modernity.
No detail is overlooked in this glorious rural hideaway. You will be mesmerised by the panoramic views from the bedrooms and terraces, while landscaped gardens mean solitude is just a few metres from the villa in any direction. The versatile layout makes this perfect for families or groups and you can choose to soak up the sunshine by the pool, taking in the heady scent of the surrounding flora, or make the short journey to Cannes for a taste of the glittering Cote D'Azur nightlife.