Cannes, France

Chateau Charlene | 10 BRs

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Nestled atop a hill overlooking Cannes, Mandelieu, and the Esterel mountains, this extraordinary property offers unparalleled luxury and history. Originally a monastery, transformed by famed architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, this château boasts modern amenities amidst its rich heritage. With lavish entertainment spaces, three master suites, and additional guest quarters, every detail exudes elegance.

Magnificent property, embedded in a beautifully manicured 5 hectare parc and 15 hectares of forest.

Perched majestically overlooking the breathtaking vistas of Cannes, Mandelieu, and the scenic Esterel mountain range, this exceptional property is the epitome of luxury and historical significance. Originally crafted as a monastery, it was transformed into an aristocratic Riviera villa by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1912, a rarity in his portfolio of works outside the UK.

Steeped in a rich tapestry of history, the château has witnessed the passage of time, serving as a cherished holiday haven for the Baron of Wolverton post-World War I, and later as the prestigious headquarters of MIP/MIDEM during the 1980s and 1990s, hosting illustrious guests and glamorous celebrity soirées.

Today, the château stands as a testament to timeless elegance, having undergone meticulous renovations to seamlessly marry modern comfort with its storied past. Boasting opulent entertainment spaces, including the grand “Grand Salon” and the cosy “smoking room & bar,” as well as a library and dining room, the ground floor is a haven of sophistication and charm.

The three magnificent master suites in the South Wing each offer unrivalled luxury and privacy, complete with spacious living areas, private terraces, and sweeping views of the azure sea. Meanwhile, the North Wing houses four luxurious Garden View guest rooms, ensuring every guest experiences the epitome of comfort and tranquillity.

Outside, the enchanting 5-hectare park, surrounded by 15 hectares of pristine forest, offers a sanctuary of natural beauty. From the ancient olive grove and traditional rose garden to the formal French Terrace and expansive main lawn, every corner of the estate exudes timeless elegance and serenity.

For those seeking leisure and recreation, the property boasts an unparalleled array of amenities, including a heated swimming pool, tournament-size clay tennis court, and a chipping & putting golf practice area. Whether strolling through the olive groves, lounging by the pool, or enjoying a game of tennis, every moment is imbued with a sense of luxury and tranquillity.


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Dates People Nightly Weekly
Jul 1, 2024 to Aug 31, 2024
14 Night Minimum
1-20 people €28,571 EUR €200,000 EUR
Sep 1, 2024 to Sep 30, 2024
14 Night Minimum
1-20 people €22,857 EUR €160,000 EUR
Oct 1, 2024 to Dec 31, 2024
14 Night Minimum
1-20 people €21,429 EUR €150,000 EUR
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Notes on Rates:

  • All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.
  • This property charges rates in Euro.
  • Rates are subject to change.
  • Holiday bookings may require longer stays or whole house rate.

Personal Concierge Services

Choosing the right villa is just the first step in creating the perfect vacation experience. We help you plan every element of your villa vacation, from rental cars to spa treatments, completely personalized to you.

  • grocery provisioning
  • car rental
  • spa services
  • chef/cook services
  • butler service
  • restaurant reservations
  • activities and sightseeing
  • ferry/airport transfers
  • laundry service


Beds & Baths

Main House

  • South Wing: Suite 1 - Master
    • 1 King
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • South Wing: Suite 2
    • 1 King
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • South Wing: Suite 2 - This bedroom can also be made into an independent bedroom with its own ensuite.
    • 1 King
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • South Wing: Suite 3 - Master
    • 1 Queen
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • North Wing
    • 1 King
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • North Wing
    • 1 King
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • North Wing
    • 1 Queen
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • North Wing
    • 1 Queen
    • Ensuite Full Bath
  • North Wing
    • 1 Queen
    • Ensuite Full Bath


  • Bedroom 10
    • 1 Queen, Exterior Access Only
    • Ensuite Full Bath

Other Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 11: Full bath
  • Bathroom 12: Full bath
  • Bathroom 13: Full bath


  • 1 Housekeeper: Daily
  • 1 Poolman: Daily
  • 1 Concierge
  • 1 Security
  • 1 Chef
  • 1 Butler
  • 1 Manager
  • 1 Gardener



  • Alarm System
  • Bar - indoor
  • Book Library
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker - Drip style
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heating
  • Home Office
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kettle
  • On-Site Gym Equipment
  • Oven/Stove
  • Safe
  • Satellite
  • Sauna
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wine Cave/Cooler


  • Balcony
  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Dining - Alfresco
  • Fire pit
  • Gated Property
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Pool at Villa
  • Tennis On-site
Check In 16:00:00
Check Out 11:00:00
Pool pool size 21m x 6m, Heated
Location Mougins
Sq Ft. 1400 m²
Transfers Your concierge will provide driving directions and GPS coordinates to the villa prior to your arrival.
Notes Dining room seats 12
Included Housekeeping (8am - 23pm daily)
Villa Manager
Bath and bed linen (weekly change)
Access to our dedicated concierge service
Exit cleaning
Grounds and exterior maintenance
Pool maintenance
All consumptions
Children Welcome
Additional - A refundable security deposit To be confirmed depending on the rental configuration. - A non-refundable Bailiff check-in/out inspection: €2,600 (check In + check out) - There is a non-refundable charge of local taxes of €5.36 per night per adult guest. - Insurance 1.4% of the rental amount. - Heated Pool on Request

Guests are responsible for purchasing the groceries.