Le Grand Jardin - Private Estate on the Île Sainte-Marguerite
Le Grand Jardin is nestled into the coastline of the Île Sainte-Marguerite. It is a unique oceanfront property and provides a once-in-a-lifetime real estate opportunity.
Located on the largest of the Îles de Lérins, Le Grand Jardin is just a short 10-minute boat ride from Cannes. It spans almost 1.3 hectares. Several of the dwellings on the site were built between the 12th and 18th centuries. The island of Sainte-Marguerite is famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal). It housed the infamous Man in the Iron Mask during the 17th century.
Le Grand Jardin is the only private property on the island. The estate is situated in the south of the island and protected by a wall. The wall was built on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu.
Previous owners of Le Grand Jardin 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 . This is spread over the Governor’s House, the Tenant’s House and the Tower. There are also several guest houses and outbuildings within the grounds.
Set on the waterfront, the Le Grand Jardin is surrounded by stunning grounds. It has a charming botanical garden which has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Landscaped walkways lead down to gardens planted with an incredible variety of plants. These include palm trees, fruit trees and thousands of flowers. 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.
- 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
Le Grand Jardin is a truly unique property, this magnificent oceanfront domain is steeped in history. Dating back hundreds of years, the property has been beautifully restored. It has been renovated to the very highest standards by the current owner. Surrounded by a vast estate, the living space is spread over 1200m². It 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. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen with a laundry room and wine cellar.
The property is equipped with a health and fitness suite including a gym, sauna and steam room. It also has a private cinema and night club. There is 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 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.
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.
Identical in style and size, the 2 guesthouses offer a large bedroom/living space with an ensuite bathroom.
The semi-annex comes with a single ensuite bedroom.
The office building has a large office space with a guest WC which can be converted into an en-suite bedroom as required.
The property has a caretaker’s cottage made up of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
The estate also has an independent gardener’s studio within the grounds.
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.
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.
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.
Accessible by boat, Le Grand Jardin estate also has a private helipad for quick transfers to nearby Cannes and the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport.
An absolutely stunning Estate on its own island in the South of France. A superlative piece of real estate - please contact us directly to arrange viewings.
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- Air Conditioned bedrooms
- Beach Front
- Ceiling Fans
- Central Heating
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Games Room
- Guest House
- Laundry Room
- Media Room
- Satellite TV
- Sea view
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet