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Renovated 3 bed Mougins villa with sea view - 250m from shops



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 separate WC, fully air conditioned, Sleeps 6

La Cigaliere was completely rebuilt by a renowned local architect and completed July 2011. Surrounded by ancient olive trees in a secluded location with landscaped garden and pool this three bedroomed, three bathroom house sleeps 6.

The top floor composes an 80sqm open plan living area and designer kitchen benefitting from views of the sea, the old village and mountains. There are two terraces at this level one of which leads to the garden and pool.

The ground floor has the three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. Two bedrooms open out on to a large terrace.

The house is decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard with fully integrated air-conditioning throughout.

There are three covered terraces which provide welcome shade in the heat of the day and secluded seating areas in which to read and relax. There are two eating areas overlooking the pool, a breakfast terrace off the kitchen and a 3.3m table under a pergola with adjacent BBQ.

The oldest parts of La Cigaliere date back to 1693. The villa was completely rebuilt and extended in 2011, incorporating the latest modern conveniences whilst retaining its Provencal charm.

The open plan living area (80sqm) with cathedral roof is on the top floor. This composes a dining area seating 8, a winter seating area with 19th century stone fireplace and television with home cinema system, a summer seating area with views of the pool and a designer kitchen. This has access to a covered south facing terrace with views to the sea and the old village. There is a further terrace linking the house to the pool and the garden shaded by a 150 year old olive tree.

The modern well equipped kitchen has an American fridge/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser, double oven/microwave, dishwasher and induction hob. On the ground floor there is a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The three bedrooms are on the ground floor.

The master bedroom has a superking (180cm) bed, dressing area and en suite shower room with double sink and large walk in shower enclosure. There is a french door leading to a south facing covered terrace.

Bedroom two has a king sized bed (160cm) and en suite shower room.

Bedroom three has the two single beds (90cm) which can be zipped together to form a superking bed (180cm). There are two french windows leading to a terrace and two seating areas.

Directly opposite bedroom three is the family bathroom with a rain shower over the bath.

The secluded landscaped garden is on three levels with views of the mountains and the old village. There are several mature olive trees and many fruits trees, orange, lemon, nectarine, cherry, apricot and almond. It has discrete garden lighting for night use.

Next to the swimming pool (10m x 4.5m) and sun terrace there is a shaded pergola with a 3.3m dining table seating eight - ten people. Ideal for long relaxing lunches. Adjacent to this is a bbq area with charcoal Weber bbq provided.

As well as numerous seating areas throughout the garden there are six sun loungers around the pool.

Parking is available for two cars within secure electric gates and for a further two cars outside the property.


Golf: Mougins has two golf courses, the Royal Mougins Golf Club and the Cannes-Mougins Golf Club. There are several others within an easy drive of the house. It is possible to purchase a GOLF PASS which enables you to play at a number of golf clubs in the region.

Museums: the French Riviera offers the broadest range of museums in France after the Parisian region. In the old village there is le Musee d'Art Classique a Mougins and the Museum of Photography. In Le Cannet (4km) there is the Musee Bonnard. In the Cote d'Azur there are museums dedicated to Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Leger, Chagall, Renoir who all worked in the area and the Maeght Foundation in St Paul de Vence.

Spa: several five star hotels in the area have spas as well as a day spa in Mougins. It is also possible to arrange a masseur to visit the villa.

Shopping: most of the major fashion designers have shops in Cannes and there are also many specialist boutiques in and around the rue d'Antibes area. Within walking distance of the house there are excellent food shops including a butcher/charcuterie where prepared meals are available, greengrocer, cheese shop, fish monger, wine merchant and bakery. In addition there is a daily covered food market in Cannes, 15 mins drive away, which makes an enjoyable morning. There are several beautiful interior design boutiques in Mougins and Cannes.

Dining: there is an excellent range of restaurants in Mougins, Cannes and surrounding areas. We will provide a personnel selection before your arrival to help plan your holiday.

Other activities such as horse riding, sailing, hiking and skiing are within easy reach.


We can provide you with details of a car hire company who will deliver a car to the airport and hand you the key to avoid the queues at NIce Airport in high season.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What’s not to like about this amazing villa? Absolutely nothing – it has it all. Superb, top class decoration and furniture throughout, with amazing outdoor spaces around the pool and masses of space for cars. The kitchen is out of this world, and we all thought we would like to take it home with us! Every dish, every utensil and all the glassware and cutlery are of the highest standard, proving that the owners obviously have very good taste.

One tiny quibble is that it is not so easy to find because of the multiple ring roads around the old town which all look the same. A satnav is probably essential, and signage at the entrance could be bigger.

The walk to Mougins is steep, but you can have a kir and an ice cream on a café terrace when you make it! L’amandier restaurant is superb, with views across the entire valley. There are too many art galleries selling inferior products for my liking, but the new museum of ancient artefacts is stunning.

A trip to Cannes is a must, especially on Sunday morning for one of the markets, and a chance to ogle the yachts belonging to Russian oligarchs…
Jun 2012
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning house in Mougins

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well appointed house set amongst olive, lemon and orange trees. The property is furnished to an extremely high standard with a spacious living /dining area and a well equipped high tech , but easy to use, kitchen. It opens out onto a small terrace which leads to a wonderful ,relaxing pool area and large dining table beneath a vine covered pagoda . The baker and butcher are only a few minutes walk away ; one of the best fresh produce stores you are ever likely to find is only a 10 minute drive . Superb golf course is a 15 minute drive over the hill and the medieval town of Mougins with its excellent cuisine is a 20 minute walk . We had a lovely relaxing week here (our 3rd visit) and can't wait to come back . If you are looking for a luxuryhouse within 45 minutes of Nice and only 15 minutes from Cannes, then look no further than La Cigaliere. It's fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it was lovely to welcome you back. We are pleased you enjoyed yourselves and were able to revisit your favourite places and restaurants. We hope that you will come back next year.
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

It was reading the details of the property and reviews that lead me to booking this property,

The views and location are great, the house was secure, private, easy to find with plenty of parking, most importantly it was extremely clean with quality bedding, linens and the showers are all walk-in power showers, with heated towel rails. Overall the house is beautifully decorated and spacious. The outdoor pool area was relaxing with lovely views,

There are shops, restaurants less than 5 minutes walk away, each morning I popped to the bakery for fresh croissants, Mougin old town is 20 minutes walk up the hill and if you don't fancy driving there is a bus, number 30 or 600 which goes to Cannes every half hour which takes 25 mins, Liz was extremely helpful with answering all of our questions, making the booking process easy. We will definitely be booking this property again

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back. Spring is beautiful in the South of France with the irises and the orange blossom. Best wishes.
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  • 5 of 5

This house is simply gorgeous. Outside is a combination of long, wide pool, beautifully landscaped garden with lemon, orange, olive and fig trees, BBQ and huge dining table. If you want shade - plenty of seating choice under a large parasol or balcony or terrace. All enchantingly lit up at night. Inside - comfort, style and great design abides with fall into sofas, great reading areas, Sky TV, why get out of bed duvets, high tech kitchen, well lit wall to wall mirrored bathrooms and easy dining. Location is fabulous with easy access to Nice, Cannes and lovely nearby villages. However, when great local boulangerie, deli and butcher are only a few minutes away, when local restaurants are wonderful, when a house's allure is so strong and conducive to relaxing then visiting elsewhere inevitably becomes 'tomorrow' and now that our week is over will have to be 'next time' .....

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olwen thank you so much for the glowing review, it was very kind of you. I hope you enjoyed the house as much the second time around, it was good to have you back. I hear you had lovely weather, very hot for early June. I do hope that you will come back and stay again.
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An absolute must ....

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week here! A very special place. Those of you who like interior design will love the owners' choices and decor - exquisite wall colours, fabulous room layouts combining style and comfort, well equipped, high tech and easy to use kitchen, comfortable beds and sofas, walk in showers and contemporary bathrooms with fluffy white towels. Great outside area around pool with choice of seating, reading and eating in sun or shade. Location idyllic. Wonderful views with feeling of privacy retained. A get away from it all haven with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Cannes or Nice. Less than five minute morning walk to boulangerie, butcher, deli and beautiful fruit/veg/flower shop. Grand Fres supermarket, poissonerie and wine shops a short drive away. Two golf courses nearby. Old village restaurants an absolute must.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Olwen, thank you very much for the review and your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week at our villa and like Mougins as much as we do. We are gratified that you have decided to come back and stay again in June. I hope you have good weather and have another relaxing, wonderful week.
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East Sussex

absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here,everything was of the highest quality.

Absolutely beautiful

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Killiney, Co Dublin, Ireland

beautiful property - wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommended this villa for a lovely holiday with family or friends - it is exactly how it is in the photos, beautifully clean and well maintained and Liz who manages it is always helpful. The best thing for us is the location - you really can walk five minutes and buy everything you need food wise - fantastic butcher, baker etc in Tournamy - and if you are moderately fit you can walk into the old village of Mougins in about 15 mins for dinner. If you are interested in art, the museums in the vicinity are wonderful, and we had a couple of very enjoyable days on the beach in Cannes. For kids there is the huge watersplash park near Antibes. It was the perfect place for us and we couldn't fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the villa and had a good holiday. We hope you return another time.
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From the Owner

We decided to buy a house in the Cote D'Azur as it is a year round desintation. In winter, with clear blue skies it is often possible to have lunch outside. In spring, mimosa and the orange blossom scent the air and the warm days last well into the autumn. Cannes is always open and with so many galleries and restaurants, there is always something to do. We chose the property due to the location. Close to the shops, within walking distance of a number of restaurants and with beautiful views. The architech designed the house so that there is a differnt view from every window. To the south we have a sea view, to the north a view of the mountains which, in winter, can be snow capped. We also have a view through the trees to the old village of Mougins pearched on the hill, yet 20 minutes walk away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village Bar at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Royal Mougins Golf Club at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cannes at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Restaurants at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Auron at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cannes at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended

The medieval village of Mougins sits 6km above Cannes with beautiful views over the sea and mountains. Famed as the place where Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life, Mougins is also renowned as a culinary centre of excellence with a wide range of restaurants. It hosts the Annual International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins in September. The village also boasts two museums and several art galleries. The village is surrounded by the Valmasque Forest, which covers 427 hectares, and also has the two golf courses. Mougins is five minutes from the A8 motorway giving easy access to Nice, Monte Carlo, Italy and the Var and Provence. The villa is approx. 15 minute drive away from Cannes ideally situated for sophistication, shopping, restaurants and nightlife but sits in a restful location with beautiful sea, mountain and hilltop village views. The local baker, butcher, greengrocer and wine shop is only a four minute walk away at the end of the street as well as the bus to Cannes which departs every 30 minutes. The Medieval village with its wide choice of restaurants is also within strolling distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500

You will be met by our housekeeper who on arrival who will be happy to show you the house and answer any questions. She is contactable throughout your stay.
Twice weekly clean included in the rent
Additional maid service, chef and massage services , if desired, can be provided and paid for locally.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The closest shop is the bakery. Being able to stroll 4 minutes to the boulangerie each morning for fresh bread and croissants is a perfect start to the day.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Double sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Guest WC - Toilet
  • The bathrooms feature high quality fittings by Duravit, Hansgrohe, Kohler, Matki and Lefroy Brooks. All bathrooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be divided into 2 singles
  • The Master Bedroom has a dressing area, a sleigh superking (180cm) size bed, a view of the old village and direct access to a south facing covered terrace. The ensuite shower room features a double sink and a large walk in shower enclosure. Bedroom 2 has a king size (160cm) bed with a view of the old village and an ensuite shower room Bedroom 3 has two single (90cm) beds which can be zipped together to form a super king (180cm). Direct access from two sets of French doors to a South facing terrace and a covered seating area.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The house has been equipped to a standard that one would expect from a primary residence including high quality linens, a fully stocked kitchen and the latest technology including 3D HD 40' flat screen TV and home cinema system. We hope our guests will find the house stylish but comfortable to make their holiday relaxing and enjoyable. As the garden is on three different levels and the living area is split level, the house may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. For this reason the house is not ideal for young children but we welcome families with children aged 10 and above.

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