mansion houses for sale in grimaud in france

A large, luxurious home with a view over the hills of the Maures Mountains
in the midst of the medieval village of Grimaud in the French department of Var
Grimaud, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83310 FR


The village of Grimaud, about an hour by car from Toulon TGV train station or Toulon-Hyères airport, can be reached via the secondary road which crosses the Maures Mountains, covered with cork oak trees and dotted with vine-growing valleys. It is also possible to arrive via Nice airport which is about 90 minutes away via the A8 or “La Provençale” motorway. This house is in the centre of the village, just a stone’s throw from shops and a square where it is possible to park easily. This market town is 9 minutes from the marina in Port-Grimaud, dubbed the Venice of Provence, in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. This area with its unique architecture, canals and “Label Patrimoine du XXe siècle” (French 20th century heritage distinction), is near to three marinas, white sandy beaches and a ferry terminal. Saint-Tropez is but 20 minutes from the house.


This 18th century house, standing on the heights of the village, features a dominating view, stretching southwards over the surrounding hills to a distant horizon. Spanning 322 m² of living space, it still has its original old terracotta floor tiles and wooden floors. It has been fully restored using noble materials (marble, terracotta tiles, old wooden cupboard doors, etc.). The exposed beams in the most spacious of bedrooms, with their very high ceilings, enhance the old character of the residence.
The seven bedrooms are all of varying sizes. Six have their own private bath or shower room, making it easy to receive guests. Two large terraces provide open outdoor areas where residents can take advantage of the village atmosphere, the view and the coolness, courtesy of the arbour, a tiled swimming pool and the Mediterranean plants that include two olive trees.

The house

This large, luxurious, 18th century, village house features a dominant view over the hills. Spanning 322 m² over four levels, it comprises 11 rooms, including 7 bedrooms, with six toilets, 2 bathrooms and 4 shower rooms. A large terrace, a small wooded garden, with 2 olive trees, and a tiled swimming pool are like an introduction to the very pleasant Provencal atmosphere.

Ground floor
A main entrance hall, reached via the street, provides access to a double, lounge, facing south and west, with wooden flooring (one section on the cool street side and the other having a south-facing view and access to the terrace with its arbour). The hall further leads to a dining room, on the south-east side, with a marble fireplace and old terracotta floor tiles. This room also has a French window opening on to the terrace with its arbour. A fully fitted kitchen adjoins the dining room. A corridor houses a separate toilet with a wash-hand basin. Steps lead down from the terrace to the garden. All the windows on the road side are protected with security bars.
Garden level
An outside stairway, with terracotta tile steps, leads from the large terrace on the ground floor, laid out in front of the lounge and the dining room, down to the garden level. This planted area, with its two olive trees, oleander bushes, climbing jasmine and a 3x3.5 m swimming pool, lined with navy blue tiles, is not only cool but also exudes a Provencal air. A large covered terrace provides access to a kitchen and also leads directly to a narrow street on the west side of the house. A vast vaulted reception room, overlooking this terrace, could be used as a large, independent bedroom, with its laundry room, its shower room and its separate toilet. Behind the kitchen, near to the old terracotta tiled stairway which goes up to the entrance hall on the ground floor, are two vaulted, exposed stone cellars. One, spanning a large floor surface area, could be used for storage purposes whilst the other, smaller one would make a superb wine cellar.
First floor
A central stairway, in the main entrance hall on the ground floor, goes up to the first floor. The landing, well illuminated via a large window overlooking the street on the north side, provides access on the east side to a flat, with a large, south-facing bedroom and a cast iron fireplace, a bathroom with an old-fashioned bath, a dressing room and a separate toilet. On the west side is a study, with two large windows, looking out over the cool street on the north side, a marble fireplace, terracotta floor tiles and double wooden doors. Further away, on the south side, is a second bedroom, with two windows and a view over the hills, whilst on the west side are a large shower room, made luminous by a window, and a separate toilet.
Second floor
At the top of the house on the second floor are 3 bedrooms with exposed beams. A large bedroom, with a high ceiling and terracotta floor tiles on the south-east side, has a large bathroom, with white tiles, and a separate toilet. A small bedroom on the west side looks out over the narrow street on the north side. It has its own shower room with a toilet. Another large bedroom on the south side has two windows, providing the best view of the hills. It also has its own shower room with a toilet.

Our opinion

This house, with tall windows, featuring slatted shutters, a cornice edging the roof, a flight of steps leading down to the pool, staggered terraces and omnipresent terracotta tiles, can but be in a Provencal village. One of the more beautiful, its renown, that of its marina and the proximity of Saint-Tropez have in no way diminished its character or its authenticity. This residence is ideally sized for a large family, for receiving guests, for running a bed & breakfast activity or for having its garden level, with its side street access, made independent. Its meticulous restoration works have been perfectly completed. And, as if all these assets were not enough, it has a 180° view over the successive hills, stretching to a distant horizon.

2 200 000 €
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Reference 314965

Land registry surface area 259 m2
Main building surface area 322 m2
Outbuilding surface area 20 m2

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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