Price $27,033,161

*price approximately


  • TypeHouse
  • YearNONE
  • Bedroomscoming soon
  • Bathrooms---
  • Living area2000 (Meters)
  • Property land size195 000 m²
  • Floors-----
  • Number parking garageYes several
  • Swimming poolYes
  • ConditionUsed
  • Property IDV3171VA



Exceptional Estate for sale in Mougins

Overlooking the bay of Cannes and the Esterel range, this magnificent property occupies the southern half of a hill overlooking the bay of Cannes/Mandelieu, in the heart of 15 hectares of forest, olive grove and vegetable garden which constitute a privacy buffer zone, encircling the 5 hectare private park which forms the heart of the property. The woods and most of the grounds of the property are classified as a nature reserve for their exceptional natural beauty (Espace Boisé Classé). It offers beautiful sea views from all terraces, living areas and suites.

The castle of 1,416 m² living space was originally built as a monastery by monks from the Lérins Islands, and turned in 1912 into an aristocratic mansion on the French Riviera by Sir Edwin Lutyens, one of the greatest British architects of all time. Then after the First World War, the castle was acquired by Baron Wolverton to become the family's holiday home for several decades.

In the 1980s and 1990s, it hosted countless movie stars and celebrities.

Today, the castle has been completely renovated (end of renovation in 2022), brought to the most modern standards, with home automation, air conditioning, wifi and security system.

The CHATEAU offers beautiful living spaces and is composed as follows:

The ground floor of 500 m² accommodates the "Grand Salon" of 80 m², the "smoking room & bar" of 60 m², the library of 50 m², the dining room of 50 m² and a space dedicated to the kitchen with professional kitchen, pantry, wine tasting/storage, etc.

In all, 30 rooms, including 10 Suites and 4 staff rooms, 1 bathroom with bath and toilet, 17 shower rooms with toilet, 6 additional toilets, 3 equipped kitchens (1 professional kitchen, pool house kitchen and kitchen for the Master Suite), 3 kitchenettes.

The air-conditioned caretaker's house of 170 m², completely renovated, includes an apartment comprising a living room with open kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a toilet. A second apartment comprises a living room with kitchenette, a bedroom and a bathroom.

The Chalet encompasses a bedroom and a bathroom.

"The coachman's house": superb potential for this 350 m² building in need of renovation work (possibility of creating additional guest suites, parking spaces) a permit has been granted for a transformation into mixed use: dwelling / garage.

The pool House of 90 m² includes a bathroom.

It is possible to convert the pool house into an Orangery; underfloor heating system and air conditioning are pre-installed; installation of French windows possible.

The park :

The private park, which dates from the time of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, offers superb trees and contains different places and atmospheres:

The main terrace of the castle is ideal for lunch or dinner in the shade of the plane trees, around the wood-fired pizza oven

The "French terrace", located below the main terrace, and its geometric design of hedges made famous at the Château de Versailles.

The main lawn of 2500 m² extends around these terraces, with a large fountain in its center.

The ancient olive grove next to the castle is home to olive trees between 400 and 800 years old.

The traditional rose garden presents around 50 different species of roses, with varied colors, shapes and smells.

POOL-HOUSE with equipped summer lounge of 90 m²

21m x 6m heated swimming pool

Clay tennis court

Petanque pitch

Chipping & putting training area

130 m golf driving range

5km jogging/walking track inside the property

Car park.

An exceptional property, unique of its kind, sublime in its elegance and history.




Contact Name: John Taylor Valbonne +33 4 93 12 36 36

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