Looking For A Holiday Home? Check Out This Spectacular Converted Mill In France

By Martha Davies

3 months ago

This historic property is rumoured to have been frequented by Grace Kelly

Want to up sticks and start a new life abroad? This spectacular mill conversion in France is the perfect property for you. We got the lowdown from Knight Frank.

Inside A Seven-Bedroom Mill Conversion In Nice, France

Location: Nice, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Sell it to us in a sentence… A sensitively renovated, seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom property that couples Provençal charm with access to the playground that is the French Riviera.

Converted mill with swimming pool and view of surrounding hils.

How would you describe its design? Originally a stone mill, the property was the subject of a thorough renovation to create open entertaining spaces that are complemented by enviable outdoor areas.

What’s unique about it? The attention to detail in its renovation is remarkable, with each of the bedrooms being impressively themed with its own charm and character.

What is its history? It is rumoured that Grace Kelly, the Princess of Monaco, visited the property on several occasions.

Living room with purple velvet sofas, a stripey brown armchair and purple bookshelves.

Best room in the house? The living room is sensational: it is complete with beamed ceilings, large windows through – from which you can enjoy pretty views – plus a vast wrought iron wheel which separates the room from the kitchen.

Perks of the location? Nestled in the hills of the Riviera, one enjoys the serendipity of the foothills of the Alps with the ease of access to the ‘action’ of the Côte d’Azur. You can get to Nice International Airport, Monaco, and the beaches of the Riviera with ease.

The current owner says… ‘The most perfect locations for houses were discovered and built on a very long time ago. When we bought this place 18 years ago, we had the benefit of all the effort and imagination that countless generations had already poured into the place, making it very special. So, we knew we had something amazing even before we started to modernise and restore it.’

Aerial view of Nice mill conversion.

Available through Knight Frank for €7.95 million. knightfrank.co.uk