|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Visit the website at www.masduriou.com.
A true family compound. Through stone pillars and wrought-iron gates, down a long drive lined by cypress and oleander to the stone house with ample parking. The manor house, pigeonnier/pool house and separate guest house are all built of local stone. The large pool is 20 meters in length. At the gate, there is a guardian's cottage and two car garage. There are several large mulberry trees shading sitting/eating areas. The property contains several olive groves, a small vineyard, an orchard with fruit and almond trees, a vegetable garden, the old stone well and the remains of the old chapel/watchtower. The main house dates from 1847, completely renovated in 2010-12. The attached pigeonnier is newly constructed, with two en suite bedrooms, a laundry facility, pool house, toilet and large first floor terrace. The main house has a large salon, a library, guest toilet, a dining room, a kitchen, and a breakfast room in the ground floor. A central staircase leads to the master suite on the first floor, with a bedroom, dressing room/study/bedroom, bathroom and a private east-facing terrace. The second floor has two bedrooms with a connecting bathroom. There are views of the sea from the first and second floors. The main house has three ground floor terraces for eating, reading or napping: two facing south and one facing east. The neighboring guest house is a self-contained three bedroom villa with a small pool on over 2000 square meters of garden. It has its own gated entrance and parking and is separated from the main property by a fence and oleander hedges. There are walkways in the garden constructed in the manner of the old Roman roads of the region. The decor is authentic Provencal with a combination of antiques and high quality reproductions. The expansive property is very gently terraced, but largely flat, which is highly unusual for the region. The property is protected from the roads by cypress hedges and extensive plantings of native vegetation, including jasmines.
I am a retired lawyer, now living in Virginia.
John E Beerbower purchased this chateau / country house in 2006
We wanted a property with easy access from London and New York but with the architecture, atmosphere, and character of rural Provence. The Mas du Riou is virtually unique. Proximity to the charming village of Valbonne made it particularly attractive.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact owner.
Because there is a resident caretaker and housekeeper, we can be flexible about arrival and departure times and dates.
Notes on prices:
We can accept payment in dollars, pounds sterling or euro.