Mas Du Duc
£1,199 average per night
Mas Du Duc Is Undoubtedly A Place Of True Beauty With Its Elegant Style And Exquisite Views As You Will Soon Discover When You Step Through Its Private Gates, Greeted With The Scent Of Citrus Trees.
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bed
- 3 Bathroom
- Adults only
- Private pool
- Private pool
- Shared pool
- Air conditioning
- Adults only
- No smoking
- Wheelchair inaccessible
Kitchen and household
- > 5KM
- > 5KM
Mas Du Duc is undoubtedly a place of true beauty with its elegant style and exquisite views as you will soon discover when you step through its private gates, greeted with the scent of citrus trees, rosemary and lavender. Close to Grasse and a short drive from the beaches of Cannes and the French Riviera, this remarkable maison provencale will amaze you in every way.
Experience the sophisticated ambience throughout this high-end home, which dates back to the 1920s - it is said that it was built by a noble duke to give to his mistress. Nowadays guests can expect stylish interiors, fine furnishings, luxurious en suite bathrooms and high-tech features such as Apple TV, a Sonos music system, a wine-fridge and air-conditioning in every room.
The panoramic views are outstanding whether you are gazing out from the open-plan living room or creating family feasts in the smart kitchen-diner, both with beautiful arched doors leading out to the vast terraces looking out towards the French Riviera and surrounding landscapes. Upstairs, step on to your balcony from one of the three sumptuous bedrooms for yet more dazzling vistas with a glass of rose from the owner's Provencal winery.
The sun rises above the southern Alps to the east and sets over the Esterel mountains to the west, meaning you are blessed with sun all day across the magnificent terraces and gardens. Seek shade under one of the grand palms or soak up the warmth as you unwind by the olive and eucalyptus trees so typical of this part of southern France. Whether relaxing by the swimming pool or dining al-fresco with family and friends, this is a Mediterranean-inspired paradise.
Woodland walks are on your doorstep and Grasse is just a few minutes by car, following the winding lane down the hill to the incredibly picturesque town with its medieval lanes, charming restaurants, atmospheric weekly market and famous perfume factories and museums.
Food-lovers should also head to Valbonne on a Friday morning for its bustling market or book a table at one of the Michelin starred restaurants in nearby Cabris. Other idyllic hilltop villages scattered across the beautiful landscapes of olive groves, pines and cyprus trees include Opio, Mougins and Biot, not forgetting the artistic villages of Vence and St Paul de Vence.
Spend time in Cannes, wandering along La Croisette and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere before discovering glorious beaches, watersports and boat trips. From Nice to Antibes and perhaps even as far as Saint-Tropez, Mas Du Duc enjoys such a great location for exploring the very best of the glistening Cote d'Azur.
Villa Interiors (400m2)
Please note that the 6-guest price includes the three bedrooms and the office. The 8-guest price, which is on request only, converts the office into a bedroom with two single beds and is suitable only for two under 18-year-olds.
- Open-plan living room with doors leading to terrace
- Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including double oven, induction hobs, double fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, blender, mixer, food processor, Quooker tap, American coffee machine, Nespresso machine and wine fridge. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace
- Guest WC
- Office (converted, on request, into a twin bedroom for under 18s only, when paying the 8-person price)
- Master bedroom (50m2) with TV, balcony access and sea/pool views. En suite bathroom with bath, shower, two sinks and separate WC
- Bedroom (35m2) with TV, balcony access and sea views. En suite bthroom with shower and WC
- Bedroom (40m2) with TV, balcony access and sea/village views. En suite bathroom with shower and WC
Outside Grounds (5000m2)
- Swimming pool (14x11x6m, depth: 0.4-2.5m) with safety alarm. Heated June to September
- Pool house (above the pool, via steps)
- Al-fresco dining and lounge areas
- Gardens (including terraced levels)
- Electric gates and calling system
- Parking (5-6 cars)
- Smart/Apple TV with International channels
- Sonos music system
- Google chrome
- Electric shutters
- Washing machine and dryer
With panoramic views of the Cote d'Azur and Esterel mountains, Mas Du Duc is a brilliant and beautiful base for exploring all that the French Riviera and Alpes-Maritimes has to offer, just over half an hour from Nice Airport.
Set on a small quiet road, in an elevated position above Grasse (2km), follow the hilly lane behind the villa which leads to wonderful woodland walks and jogs with more spectacular views. Grasse itself is also so close, just a few minutes in the car, where you can soak up the enchanting atmosphere as you explore its medieval lanes, coming across picturesque squares, charming restaurants and a wealth of pretty shops. As well as the little daily flower market, don't miss the main market on a Wednesday morning. Grasse also has a fine reputation for being the ‘perfume capital of France' and you can visit some of the famous perfume factories and museums dotted across the town.
You are also within easy reach of many other idyllic villages and market towns such as Opio (8km), Valbonne (13km) and Mougins (15km) as well as the famous art villages of Saint-Paul de Vence and neighbouring Vence (23km). Food-lovers can dine at one of the Michelin starred restaurants in Cabris (8km) or enjoy lunch with a view down towards the coast at the idyllic hilltop town of Eze (58km), not far from Monaco.
Cannes (20km) and the French Riviera are calling you, after all the Grasse-Cannes highway is just a 10-minute drive from the villa. Experience the ambience of the promenade, La Croisette, spend the day on the glorious beach and admire the breathtaking views around you. Hop on a boat to the exquisite Lerins Islands, perfect for swimming and scenery, explore the coastline by private yacht or stay by the Cannes coastline for a great range of watersports.
Beyond Cannes, head east towards Nice passing some lovely beaches around Antibes (30km) – make sure you stop off in one of the bustling bars of vibrant Juan-les-Pins and explore the old town and Picasso museum in historic Antibes. Continue past Nice to the timeless resorts of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cap Ferrat, just over an hour away, whilst closer to home you can relax on the cliff-backed beaches around Theoule-sur-Mer (28km).
Find yet more watersports, hiking and other outdoor summer activities around the stunning Lac de Saint-Cassien (25km), or drive further inland to discover rock pools, waterfalls and dramatic mountain scenery around Gourdon (13km) and the Gorges du Loup. You could even drive as far as the Verdon Gorge, one of France's most well-known natural wonders, about 100km away.
There are numerous golf courses across this part of southern France, including the prestigious Royal Mougins Golf Resort (16km) or, even closer, Golf Grande Bastide and Golf du Claux Amic Sa, both set in picturesque surroundings.