As Home Hunts’ recent property insights report, Inside France, shows, the appetite of high net worth investors choosing to buy property on the French Riviera continues to grow year on year. According to data collected throughout 2014, there are “three distinct areas on the French Riviera that stand out for their popularity”: the Valbonne and Mougins area, Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and locations in and around Cannes and Cap d’Antibes.
What Home Hunts also discovered is that Provençal-style villas, particularly those with sea views, are one of the most desirable property types that buyers are enquiring about.
“Provençal villas make for very good investments on the French Riviera,” says Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts. “Elegant, classic and often the epitome of a dream Côte d’Azur residence, clients also find that rental yields are high. This is partly due to the property type’s aesthetic beauty, which is so in keeping with the area, but also because with 300 days of sunshine, the Med at your feet and the Alps just behind, the French Riviera really is a year-round destination.”
Six Provençal villas for sale on the French Riviera
If you are looking to buy a Provençal villa on the French Riviera, here are six stunning properties selected from Home Hunts’ website, to kick start your search.
- Magnificent in Mougins
A stunning six-bedroom villa (HH-7117689) located in a residential domain in Mougins, this property has been built to traditional Provençal standards and offers beautiful sea views. The villa itself actually comprises three apartments, which could be interconnected, so it could work well as a family home or as a rental proposition. All three share the glorious swimming pool in the landscaped garden. At €2,265,000 this is a must-see property.
- Super Cannes
This beautiful Provençal property is situated in Super Cannes (HH-8088035) and offers four bedrooms, a sea view and a simply breath-taking swimming pool area. Created with nothing but luxury in mind – from its unique fusion of authentic and modern design to its electric shutters – this property is priced at just €2,500,000 and will not be on the market for long.
- Panoramic views in Biot
A large Provençal, four-bedroom stone villa (HH-6793021), this property has been renovated throughout. Located in a gated estate in Biot, it offers incredible panoramic views over the surrounding areas. It also features a two-bedroom guest house, a large swimming pool area, Jacuzzi, landscaped gardens and an ornamental pond. The price is available on application.
- Exceptional property near Grasse
In the Mouans-Sartoux area, which is halfway between Cannes and Grasse, this exclusive six-bedroom property (HH-6648177) provides its owners with an exceptional quality of life. Vast outdoor space, landscaped gardens, a large infinity pool, exquisite renovation work and a hammam are some of the elements that make this completely renovated property such an excellent lifestyle choice and investment opportunity. Contact Home Hunts directly for price information.
- Architect property in St Paul
This prestigious five-bedroom villa (HH-8327336) has been totally renovated by the renowned architect Robert Dallas and is said to offer one of the best panoramic views of the area, taking in both seascape and countryside. Located in one of the most prestigious gated estates on the Riviera, Les Hauts de St Paul, it also offers a large swimming pool, gym, sauna and a hammam. The price is available on application.
- Exclusivity in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, this prestigious property (HH-7232098) benefits from an exceptional position just 100 metres from the seaside and offers sensational panoramic views over the Bay of Villefranche. With four bedrooms in total, one of which is part of an independent triplex apartment, this beautiful Provençal villa is surrounded by terraced, private gardens with enough space for a swimming pool, if desired.
To view more Provençal properties on the French Riviera, visit www.home-hunts.com, but to speak with a consultant directly about your specific criteria, call the French office on +33 (0)970 44 66 43