Three on view in Provence

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Three on view

in Provence

A rare 18th-century Provencal bastide with unique hand-painted interiors. The house, in Grasse, has frescoes in the entrance hall and a dining-room with trompe l'oeil frescoes and a floor of hand-made tiles. It has 10 bedrooms, all but one with its own bathroom. The 15-acre grounds include an ornamental garden, an olive grove and woodlands. There is also a caretaker's cottage and a swimming-pool. The asking price is FF14,000,000 (pounds 1.4m) through Riviera Retreats; (00) 33 4 93 12 34 00.

Le Frigolet, Villecroze, Var, is a fully restored mas on the edge of the medieval village. It is about a 90-minute drive from Nice airport and an hour from St Tropez. Traditional Provencal craftsmanship has been used in its restoration. The large reception room leads to a shaded terraced bordered by a balustrade carved in Luberon stone. The tiles in the bathrooms comes from nearby Salernes. The four-bedroom house has grounds of about four acres with a swimming-pool. The price is FF2,600,000 (pounds 260,000). Agents are Hamptons: 0171-824 8822.

A villa in beautiful decorative order with panoramic views and close to St Paul de Vence. The ground floor has a master bedroom with walk-in cupboards, a study-cum-child's-bedroom a bathroom, kitchen, dining-room and large reception room with fireplace. The first floor has two bedrooms. There are additional guest suites with access from the garden, staff quarters, tennis court and swimming-pool. Price is FF27,000,000 (pounds 2.7m) through Riviera Retreats.

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