This magnificent Renaissance castle with a total living space of 1,200 sq. m. is located in a residential area, ideally placed for visiting the enchanting villages of La Colle-sur-Loup and Saint Paul. Situated at the heart of a hectare of stunning grounds and comprising a main house and a number of outbuildings, this exceptional property is ideal for weddings, exhibitions, and other special events to be enjoyed between family and friends. The main house features a reception room with stone arches opening onto the terrace and garden, an inviting lounge with a fireplace and a spectacular spiral staircase adorned with murals depicting King François. The spiral staircase leads to the two master suites and three further en suite bedrooms on the upper level. The grounds are dotted with water features and artifacts, including a charming outdoor swimming pool signed by the artist Jean Cocteau.
Price: €8,300,000; Savills Nice +33 (0) 493 874 115; www.savills.com.
This beautiful home is in immaculate condition, with approximately 8,603 sq. ft. of accommodation set across six floors, having been fully renovated by award winning architects SHH. A full refurbishment has delivered a grand entrance hall, formal reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom and two further bedrooms (one en suite). The top floor boasts original restored features including exposed beams and trusses. To the rear of the building, a Victorian ground floor annex was replaced with a modern extension including bespoke windows in-keeping with the original era of the property, opening into the back garden. The basement has been transformed to include six spa stations with a pool, as well as a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and gym.
Price available upon request; Contact: Claire Reynolds +44 (0) 20 3527 0400; www.savills.com.
Seton Castle is a fully restored, opulent but welcoming 13-bedroom family home surrounded by 13 acres of private gardens and parkland. It is the consummate romantic Scottish castle, updated to a superb standard for modern living.
The castle was built in 1789 by acclaimed architect and designer Robert Adam using the stone from Seton Palace, described as Mary Queen of Scots’ preferred retreat. Castellated features such as slit windows and turrets are strikingly imposing from the outside but discreetly located in the numerous turrets thus allowing it to retain the feel of a grand family home when inside. Secret staircases, curved doors, curved walls, arched windows and hidden doors add to the charming sophistication of the architecture and design.
The unbroken ownership of Seton Castle by the Wemyss family from the late 18th century until 2003 served to freeze Seton in a protective time warp, ensuring the preservation of the elegant architectural detail created by Adam. Seton has been sensitively and richly refurbished to fit today’s world, including the installation of a full security system, creation of a state-of-the-art gym, playroom, huge double AGA kitchen, magnificent silk-lined dining room, extensive billiard room, traditional old world bar, cinema, guest cottages, apartments and helipad.
In addition to the main seven-bedroom castle, the estate includes three separate properties – The Darnley and The Bothwell are self-contained cottages each with a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and WC. The Hideaway is a delightfully romantic suite hidden at the top of a turret spiral staircase.
The working stables at Seton have been magnificently refurbished and include a foaling stable. Adjacent to the stables lies the generous coach house and the characterful Stable Bar – the castle’s authentic private tavern, situated in the original tack room of the stable block.
Price: €8,000,000; Contact: Jamie Macnab +44 (0) 131 247 3738; Ele Robertson +44 (0) 131 247 3735; www.savills.com.
Monkey Manor is a grand, elegant and contemporary 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom property located within the exclusive Royal Westmoreland gated estate, minutes from the beach.
Set in just under 1 acre of tropical gardens the property consists of the main house, a detached 2-bedroom, 2- bathroom self-contained guest cottage, and a gardener’s cottage, in all totaling 13,900 sq. ft. of living space.
Monkey Manor is one of the only truly architecturally designed and custom-built homes within Royal Westmoreland and is in an envious position at the top of the exclusive Palm Ridge with commanding views of the Caribbean Sea.
Entrance to this magnificent home is through a 25 ft. ceiling foyer with a grand 6 ft. chandelier and custom-designed staircase. The home’s design features an open plan concept with contemporary finishes, including sleek marble floors, coral render, custom wrought iron railings, vaulted tray ceilings and custom cabinetry. There is also a custom-designed Miele kitchen in both the main house and cottage and the two master suites feature finishings by Artilenea, Kohler, and Hansgrohe.
In the main house, the kitchen opens on to the outdoor living room and great room via large mahogany pocket doors, making for an impressive and substantial covered living and entertaining space. Beyond the outdoor living room is the 50 ft. pool.
Other notable features include a large 1,000 sq. ft. west-facing first-floor terrace with beautiful sea views, designer furnishings, a grand piano with smartphone or voice-operated player piano system, a Sonos sound system and a 60KW industrial grade generator.
Residents of this impressive property have access to the amenities available at Royal Westmoreland including golf course access, clubhouse, tennis courts, gym, 24-hr security, members only beach club and much more.
Listing price: $6,000,000; Contact: Tom Vickery +44 (0) 207 016 3744; www.savills.com.