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Unique 17 Bedroom Private Estate for Sale on the Île Sainte-Marguerite in the Bay of Cannes

P.O.A
Cannes
Property reference: CAB1325
Joint Sole Agents
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Living Area:  1,200 sq m
Land Size:  1.3 hectares

Property Overview

Nestled into the coastline of the Île Sainte-Marguerite, this unique oceanfront property is a once-in-a-lifetime real estate opportunity. Located on the largest of the Îles de Lérins just a short 10-minute boat ride from Cannes, the estate spans almost 1.3 hectares with several dwellings built between the 12th and 18th centuries. Famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal), the island of Sainte-Marguerite housed the infamous Man in the Iron Mask during the 17th century.

The only private property on the island, the estate is situated in the south of the island and protected by a wall built on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu. Previous owners include the monks of Lérins, Louis XIV, the Duke of Guise and the former Governor of Provence. The estate has a living area of over 1200 m² spread over the Governor’s House, the Tenant’s House and the Tower, plus several guest houses and outbuildings within the grounds.

Set on the waterfront, the property is surrounded by stunning grounds with a charming botanical garden which has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Landscaped walkways lead down to gardens planted with an incredible variety of palm trees, fruit trees and thousands of flowers while an impressive outdoor swimming pool and private helipad can be found within the grounds. With panoramic views of Cannes and the Esterel mountains, this breathtaking private estate is the ultimate French Riviera hideaway.

Essential Details

  • Unique private estate set on the picturesque Îles de Lérins close to Cannes
  • Surrounded by over 1.3 hectares of grounds overlooking the Mediterranean
  • The only private property on the beautiful and historical Île Sainte-Marguerite
  • 1200m² of living space spread over several dwellings on the vast private estate
  • 17 bedrooms including 2 superb master suites in the main house and tower
  • Multiple lounge and dining areas plus a large kitchen and laundry room
  • Private cinema and nightclub plus fitness suite with gym, steam room and sauna
  • Impressive outdoor swimming pool and pool house located within the grounds
  • Large summer kitchen and BBQ area within the grounds for al fresco dining
  • Staff quarters, extensive parking and a private helipad within the grounds
  • Panoramic 360° views over the Bay of Cannes and the Esterel mountains
  • Beauchamp Estates is joint sole agent for the sale of this magnificent property
  • Through the Keyhole

    A truly unique property, this magnificent oceanfront domain is steeped in history. Dating back hundreds of years, the property has been beautifully restored and renovated to the very highest standards by the current owner. Surrounded by a vast estate, the living space is spread over 1200m² and comprises 3 main dwellings plus several guesthouses and outbuildings including live-in staff accommodation.

    Stylish and elegant, the property has 17 bedrooms including 2 luxurious master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms. There are multiple lounge and dining areas plus a fully-equipped kitchen with a laundry room and wine cellar. Equipped with a health and fitness suite including a gym, sauna and steam room, the property also has a private cinema and night club plus a large summer kitchen and BBQ area for al fresco dining within the grounds.

    The domain consists of:

    The Governor’s House

    The estate’s main house, this is made up of a living room, dining room and kitchen with a guest WC. The first floor of the house is given over to a luxurious master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and large dressing room.

    The Tower

    The historical tower building consists of a large living room, a superb master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room plus an additional single bedroom. The tower also features a fabulous rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

    The Tenant’s House

    The property’s main guesthouse, the Tenant’s House comprises a living room and large ensuite bedroom on the ground floor, plus 2 additional ensuite bedrooms on the upper floor.

    Entertainment Space

    Perfect for relaxing with friends and family, the property features an entertainment space made up of a double en-suite bedroom and dressing room with a private terrace, a large wine cellar plus a private cinema and night club.

    Health and Fitness Space

    The estate is also equipped with a health and fitness suite featuring a steam room, sauna and a private gym.

    Two Guesthouses

    Identical in style and size, the 2 guesthouses offer a large bedroom/living space with an ensuite bathroom.

    Semi-Annex

    The semi-annex comes with a single ensuite bedroom.

    Office building

    The office building has a large office space with a guest WC which can be converted into an en-suite bedroom as required.

    Caretaker’s Cottage

    The property has a caretaker’s cottage made up of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

    Gardener’s Studio

    The estate also has an independent gardener’s studio within the grounds.

    Staff Accommodation

    The estate has live-in staff accommodation in the grounds made up of 3 double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a shared bathroom and a separate bathroom.

    Outdoor Space

    Grounds

    Set in grounds of over 1.3 hectares, the estate is surrounded by an exquisitely-landscaped private garden with a large summer kitchen and BBQ area for al fresco dining. Planted with hundreds of varieties of trees and flowering plants, the garden has a wonderfully fragrant collection of roses, geraniums and irises.

    Swimming pool

    An impressive outdoor swimming pool and pool house can be found within the grounds of the estate. Surrounded by a paved sundeck, the pool overlooks the garden with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

    Helipad

    Accessible by boat, the estate also has a private helipad for quick transfers to nearby Cannes and the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport.

    Arrange a Visit

    This magnificent oceanfront property is a truly unique opportunity to purchase real estate on the historical Îles de Lérins. Beauchamp Estates is joint sole agent for the sale of this property and we will be delighted to arrange a private viewing at your convenience.

    To contact us, simply use the form below to send us your details or call into our centrally-located offices on the Rue des États-Unis in Cannes for more information.

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