If you are looking to buy prime property on the Riviera, add these five homes to your viewing list…..
Owning property on the French Riviera, with its glamorous golden beaches, gastronomically spectacular restaurants, fine wine and international crowds, is a dream investment for many. Life-enhancing homes that double up as a savvy investment are an excellent choice for many portfolios – especially now that prices are starting to rise across the Riviera and due to increase more throughout 2017.
Research from Home Hunts for 2016 shows that around 75% of clients who buy property in the Riviera purchase homes that are over €1 million and less than €5 million. To help you find the most luxurious properties on the market, Home Hunts has hand-picked this list of properties for sale on the Riviera.
- Follow the sweet scent of success to Grasse
Grasse is considered to be the perfume capital of the world. Old perfumeries like Galimard, Fragonard and Molinard are located in the town centre and luxury brands like Hermès and Dior source their perfume ingredients from local suppliers.
Firmly believing that Grasse is one of the best places to invest in property in France – it is undergoing a multi-million-euro facelift, so house prices are due to rise significantly – Home Hunts recommends this six-bedroom stone farmhouse (HH-10426177) to buyers looking for a family home.
Peaceful and secure, yet not far from the centre of Grasse, this charming property offers five terraces, landscaped gardens, including olive and cherry trees, and a beautiful pool which is framed by stone arches.
Inside, the fusion of Provençal, classic and contemporary interiors creates a light and airy feel, and, with an open fire and many original features, the winter months can be enjoyed here as much as the long summers. It is on the market for €1,490,000.
- Savour a luxury lifestyle in Le Rouret
Around 40 minutes from Cannes, Le Rouret’s micro-climate means that jasmine, roses and violets are grown for Grasse’s perfume industry just 20 minutes away. A pretty Provençal village that is also undergoing some development, it is another good location to invest in as house prices increase across the Riviera.
On the market exclusively with Home Hunts, this luxurious five-bedroom old stone mill in Le Rouret (HH-10652492) is a breath-takingly beautiful property that has been renovated throughout by a famous French chef. The epitome of a dream home in Provence with leafy, shady gardens, pretty terraces and a summer kitchen, there are also two swimming pools to cool down in on hot summer days.
Inside, old beams and original stonework blend in with uniquely-designed interiors, and there is also a pool room, vast wine cellar and separate guest house. Priced at €2,500,000 this property will not be on the market for long.
- Family-friendly in the heart of Cannes
Globally famous for its glamorous year-round events calendar – and they don’t come more chic than the Film Festival each May – property in the centre of Cannes always brings generous rental yield opportunities. This elegant eight-bedroom villa (HH-11195255) is located within walking distance of the Croisette and offers the right buyer excellent rental prospects during the holiday season and for the town’s packed conference schedule throughout the year.
The living accommodation is spread over three floors with spectacular views from each, and the exterior blooms with mature, landscaped gardens. Further highlights include a sun terrace, a stunning swimming pool and breath-taking panoramas of the sea from the terraces and pool. This property is on the market for €3,400,000.
- Invest in magical Mougins
A celebrated medieval village positioned between Cannes and Grasse, Mougins has been home to many famous celebrities over the year, including Edith Piaf and Christian Dior. A mesmerising location, with quaint windy streets and gastronomic restaurants galore, property here is highly coveted.
Perched up high in the Royal Mougins Golf Club, the views from this idyllic luxury villa (HH-1136633) are impressive and panoramic, whether you’re relaxing in the sensational two-level pool or dining on the covered terrace.
Inside, high ceilings and flawless decoration create elegant, sophisticated rooms and buyers should note that the property can be sold fully furnished. Priced at €4,500,000, which comes with membership of the golf club, a viewing is highly recommended.
- Experience the wooded wonderland of Cap-Ferrat
As one of the most sought-after locations to own property in France and worldwide, the forested peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is where to find old-world Côte d’Azur glamour. Once home to the likes of David Niven and Charlie Chaplin there’s a long history of famous residents, as while it’s a stone’s throw from some of the most fashionable events in the world, it offers seclusion, coastal walks and splendid sea views.
Effortlessly blending Belle Epoque and contemporary architecture, this sumptuous five-bedroom house (HH-11003990) has been designed with the peak of luxury in mind. With many sun-drenched terraces, a beautiful swimming pool, summer kitchen, bar and Jacuzzi the property is completely set up for stylish summer living. Surrounded by luscious lawns and mature trees, even the living room feels like it’s at the heart of a tropical oasis.
Currently on the market for €4,800,000 interested buyers should view the property as soon as possible.
If you are looking to buy property on the Riviera, visit www.home-hunts.com to view more luxury homes, but to speak to a consultant directly about your specific property needs, call +33 (0)970 44 66 43