From film sets to the peace of Provence - Sir David Lean's retreat is now available for rental.
Price Guide 2017:
From €12,500 - €18,750 per week
• Master bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms (air-conditioned)
• Private terrace
• 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom
• 1 twin bedroom en suite bathroom
• 1 large single bedroom en suite bathroom
Accessed by spiral staircase
• 1 twin bedroom (air-conditioned)
• En suite bathroom
• Daily maid throughout the day. 6 days a week
• Cook on request
• Chauffeur on request
• Heated pool
• Air conditioning in all bedrooms
• Pool house with full kitchen
• Half size tennis court / football / hockey
• iMac, WiFi, iTunes music system
• TV/Playstation 3
• Nice airport 20 minutes
• Mouans Sartoux train station 2 minutes (direct train to Monaco)
• Cannes 20 minutes
Moulin du Jardinier is a converted old mill house set in over 7 acres of beautifully mature, landscaped gardens in the hills at Mouans Sartoux in the South of France. From the house and gardens there are open views over the valley below.
When director Sir David Lean first spotted this 15th century stone-built house, he said, “all I want to do is lie down in the grass under an olive tree and look up through its silver-green leaves and gaze at the blue sky”. Bought from Sir David’s widow by a young Danish couple who also fell under its spell, the house and gardens still have all their magical charm and this is one of the most wonderful retreats in the South of France.
The furnishings throughout the house are a blend of the original dramatic, tempered with an elegant Scandinavian simplicity. Rich fabrics and beautifully executed paint effect finishes, including several entrancing murals, all create a colourful setting for the Provencal antique furniture. The house offers accommodation in 1 double bedroom and 1 twin with en-suite bathrooms, 1 single bedroom with bathroom and the completely independent master bedroom suite which has two en-suite bathrooms. Up a spiral staircase from the conservatory, there is a further twin bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The huge vaulted drawing room and dining room are perfect for entertaining and open directly onto the terraces offering lovely views and one of several outdoor dining areas. The master bedroom suite is separated from the house by a conservatory so is very private, with French doors opening onto its own terrace and water garden.
The large pool with green mosaic tiles nestles underneath one of the many flower terraces. At one end, the elegant pool house has everything from BBQ and fridge to hand-made wrought iron dining table and chairs.
There is a cottage adjacent providing staff (a couple) accommodation.