Along with dazzling destinations, fast cars, crazy gadgets and the obligatory vodka martini (shaken, not stirred), spectacular homes are an essential ingredient of any Bond film. From futuristic island hideaways to magnificent Mediterranean manor houses, Bond villains never disappoint on the property front.
Have you never wondered where 007 himself lives? Well, never say never again (sorry), and gaze upon this spectacular French Riviera property which is perched on the Cap de Nice, this is the former home of arguably the best Bond of all time, Sir Sean Connery.
Commanding a prime position in Nice, with quite ‘shhhplendid’ elevated views over the Port de Nice is Villa Le Roc Fleuri. This 1,000m2 Belle Epoque villa is both beautiful and imposing, it sits proudly on a hillside in more than an acre of beautiful, newly renovated terraced gardens which run down to the sea, with an indoor swimming pool, outdoor salt water swimming pool and two independent guest villas.
Go on, treat yourself, you only live twice…..
Imposing automatic gates, set in stone towers, provide secure and very private access into the property and a gently falling, sweeping drive brings arrivals to the entrance of the main villa. Are you still even reading at this point? I know, it’s hard to concentrate on words when surrounded by such stunning images…. There is a gallery of photos at the bottom and if you want to see even more, click here
Stone steps rise to a covered outside reception area, with pretty mosaic tiled flooring welcoming guests to the front door and into a grand reception and entrance hall. The large proportions are immediately apparent as you enter the principal salon with floor to ceiling windows and the first of various mesmerising westerly panoramic views over the wrap around terrace and along the coastline.
Adjoining the entrance hall is a family snug and television room, plus a further room with a fitted kitchenette being used as a home office as well as a large bathroom.
A lift accesses all floors and stone stairs rise to the master bedroom floor, with a very large bedroom with French doors opening onto a private balcony. There are two separate bathroom suites, one with a shower and the larger with a large bath and an adjoining dressing room and a walk in wardrobe.
The lift or stairs access the lower ground floor and the central hall is open to a large dining room, with windows on the terrace, serviced by an adjoining kitchen. Accessed from the kitchen is a wine cellar and large laundry room and from the central hall is a further bedroom suite.
On a level down, is a gym and fitness room, plus a further large ensuite bedroom with walk in dressing room.
The indoor swimming pool level opens out to the gardens and provides further leisure space, with incredible views as well as another large bedroom and bathroom. Below this, is a hammam, showers and a changing area.
The roof of the villa, accessed by a spiral staircase, provides a very large, open air entertaining area with incredible views.
Adjoining the main villa is a two car garage with a self-contained staff apartment above.
There are two guest villas on the periphery of the grounds, the first, with two ensuite bedroom and two living rooms over two floors. The second with a further two ensuite bedrooms and a large open plan living room and dining room.
The beautiful, recently re-landscaped gardens are terraced with abundant stone walling and vibrantly coloured plants and shrubbery, gradually falling down to the coastal road by the seafront. The outdoor, salt water swimming pool has the most incredible views out to sea.
This astounding property is for sale exclusively with our partners at Knight Frank, if you would like more information, we would be delighted to help.
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