properties with sea view for sale sea view - menton in france

Overlooking the bay and the historic centre of Menton,
the top of a villa in more than a hectare of grounds
, ALPES-MARITIMES provence-cote-dazur FR


Menton, a town not only renowned for its proximity to Italy, but also for its beaches, with a great deal of interest justifiably shown in its historic, picturesque town centre. It is a wonderful place to live as it has all the attractions of a large town, with its wealth of shops and culture, as well as all the advantages of a convivial, reasonably-sized town.


Just a stone’s throw from the town’s historic centre, the land rises at the foot of the hill. The latter is steeply sloped and, as it is climbed, reveals a view over the old town, the old port, Saint-Michel church, the old castle cemetery and, of course, the sea. It is obviously constructed with a large number of villas or small blocks of flats, taking up the major part of the site.
This property is one of the rare few which still have a vast plot of land so near to the town centre, some minutes away on foot.
The villa is reached via a lane, on which several vars can park. A footpath then leads from there to the top of the villa.

The flat

This flat is composed of the first and top floors of a villa, the ground floor not being part of the property.
The pathway going around the building makes it possible for residents to access the flat all on a level with the top floor, making them forget that there is a lower level. The illusion is perfect.
This robust, traditional villa was constructed in the 1950’s. It is, however, in need of some renovation work to restore its former glory.
The layout of the flat is quite simple. Residents enter the house at the back where there is a lovely shady terrace. A vestibule provides access to a large, double, south-facing living room, with a local stone fireplace. The floors are covered with old terracotta floor tiles and traditional slatted, wooden shutters filter the southern light, providing the flat with subdued lighting. On one side are a bathroom, a kitchen and a pleasant dining room, with long lattice windows. On the other side, a little corridor leads to two bedrooms.
Renovation works are required throughout.

The garden
The garden, laid out behind the villa, extends over more than a hectare. A little pathway leads from the terrace amongst immense flat rocks, surrounded by lush vegetation. The view takes in the town as well as the sea on the south side and the mountains in the hinterland.
Landscaping works could result in a magnificent garden, dominating the bay. Furthermore, the presence of a large rainwater recuperation pool could be a central feature, providing coolness and maybe even a swimming area.

Our opinion

The view taking in Menton’s historic centre, Saint-Michel church, the old castle cemetery and the sea casts a captivating spell over this rare property. The wild, lush land which looks down on the house is a haven of peace and is but waiting for daring landscaping to reveal its character. The plainness of the house means that it blends in with its surroundings, providing a discretion that is essential for anyone with taste.

465 000 €
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Reference 113951

Land registry surface area 10800 m2
Main building surface area 94 m2

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Emmanuel Honold       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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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