Beautiful hilltop villa with magnificent sea and mountain views
Villa Arcadie sits calmly above the Mediterranean on the edge of the Cote d’Azur village of La Turbie, just 20 minutes’ drive from Nice. Set atop the hillside on the edge of a National Park, the villa enjoys views of the principality of Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea to the East and the French Alps to the West.
Comprised of a 5-bedroom main residence with a self-contained apartment, the villa is perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together, or for guests travelling with staff.
The beautifully-landscaped garden was designed by internationally-renowned garden designer and Chelsea Gold Medal winner, Diarmuid Gavin. With cobbled walkways, lush green lawns, elegant topiary, and manicured flowerbeds, the outdoor space is a true haven of tranquillity. The garden area also features a basketball hoop and badminton net for guests looking to keep fit or have a friendly game of sport.
A heated infinity pool overlooks the sea and the village below, with poolside sun loungers and a hammock creating the ideal place to relax in the sunshine. There is also changing room and shower directly accessible from the pool.
Large terraces span the length of the house with multiple sitting areas that catch the sun at different times of the day, so there’s always somewhere to enjoy a morning coffee in the warmth of the sun, or an evening drink watching a spectacular sunset over the sea. A wooden deck stretches out over the hillside, overlooking the sea and Monaco and features a dining table and comfortable lounge area, making it the perfect place for an al fresco meal or an evening soiree under the moonlight.
The interior design of the main residence perfectly blends traditional and modern furnishings, and is tastefully decorated with modern art and design pieces. The living area is spacious and bright with an open-plan layout and vaulted ceilings with beautiful, exposed wooden beams. The two comfortable sitting areas and large dining table allow for a vibrant social atmosphere; the perfect place for entertaining. The fully-equipped kitchen has been designed to the highest standards, creating the ideal space for anyone with a passion for food or cooking.
Formerly owned by dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, the property still features his personal ballet studio, which has been lovingly restored and is now used as a well-equipped gym. The space can also be transformed into a stunning indoor entertaining space for events and functions.
The main residence has five well-appointed bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and king or super-king size beds. The self-contained apartment underneath comprises of a king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom, living space with a sofa and dining table, and a well-equipped kitchenette.
The villa’s unbeatable views, plethora of entertaining spaces, and unique history make Villa Arcadie the perfect property for a luxury Mediterranean getaway.
MAIN HOUSE: Bedroom 1 – Master suite with super- king size bed en-suite bathroom (shared access with Bedroom 2) with bath and separate shower, dressing room, lounge area Bedroom 2 – King size bed, en-suite bathroom (shared access with Bedroom 1) with bath and separate shower Bedroom 3 – Super-king size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower Bedroom 4 – King size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower Bedroom 5 – Super-king size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
APARTMENT Bedroom 6 – Self-contained apartment with king size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, sitting room, kitchenette and dining table
Villa Arcadie is situated near the picturesque village of La Turbie, just 10 km from downtown Monaco and less than 20 km from Nice. The village itself is steeped in history with the 2000 year-old structure of “Trophee d'Auguste” dominating the hillside. It also boasts an array of popular shops and local restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Hostellerie Jerome.
There are several stunning beaches within driving distance, including Cap d'Ail and Menton. For those looking to explore the surrounding areas, the towns of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Menton, and St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are also an easy drive away.
Cap d’Ail Beach – 10 minutes’ drive Monaco – 15 minutes’ drive Nice (Airport) – 30 minutes’ drive Cap d’Antibes – 40 minutes’ drive St Tropez – 1.5 hours’ drive
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