Mougins, Cannes area
Villa Post is a former post office that has been transformed into a charming sun-soaked escape in Mougins. Its history is still evident in the wooden beams, exposed stone walls and rustic fireplaces, which seamlessly blend with tasteful modern furnishings, bold artwork and decadent amenities. There are several living areas to choose from here, be it the plush sofas cosily sitting aside a fireplace under an arched ceiling, or those around the large TV and surround sound speakers in the media room. Warmly decorated with hues of beige, brown, cream and grey, the villa’s decor extends to the two kitchens. Each features sleek counters, Le Creuset pans and all you need to whip up delightful dishes using fresh market produce. To top it off, there’s even a bar — perfect for enjoying an aperitif before gathering around the dining table to sample delicious local dishes. The interiors are not the only features steeped in character — the villa’s gorgeous pool is fringed by stone walls, verdant green plants and a grand arched entrance. Whether you’re gliding across the pool or sunbathing on a lounger, you’ll stroll out of the pool courtyard feeling relaxed and refreshed. The villa is set within expansive grounds, filled with carefully tended trees and greenery, offering the perfect setting for your morning walk. As the sun begins to sink across the sky, cuddle up on the sofas by the fire in the pool house, or gaze out at the beautiful views over Grasse from the comfort of the cushioned settees on the terrace. There are six rooms at Villa Post, each with the same elegant old-meets-new design as the rest of the villa. Every room has a king-sized bed, sumptuous ensuite bathroom and TV. Ideal for families and groups of friends, some beds can be made up as twins on request and there’s space for a cot in every room if required. Most rooms also have access to a terrace, ensuring a private spot to watch the sun rise as you sip on your morning brew.