Brigitte Bardot’s former summer retreat listed for sale for GBP4.9 million in medieval village near Cannes

According to Carlton International, there are two swimming pools, an 80-tree olive grove, and a private vineyard that produces thousands of bottles of wine each year. There are two swimming pools, a classic boule court, 80-tree olive grove and private vineyard which produces thousands of bottles of wine to fill the cellar with each year according to the listing with Carlton International.Carlton InternationalThe villa’s current owners, a Swedish couple, have spent the last 25 years painstakingly renovating it piecemeal after they were selected to become the estate’s custodians by a family who trusted them to “keep the soul” of the property.Careful modernisation works at the historical home have included transforming stables into the guest annexe and adding both a carport and a lift that make all three levels of the home accessible for wheelchair users. Mervi Ghiotti, Valbonne office manager at Carlton International, said that the current owners love Provence and the “hidden countryside”. It has been a passion project, done slowly, and it’s now time for someone else to take it on. “READ MORERed hot chili peppers’ Flea sells LA estate with spaceship-style home for GBP7.2millionTV comedian Tracey Ullman’s Mayfair townhouse is up for sale for GBP6.75millionAll the Queen’s houses. Where HRH lived from birth until her Platinum Jubilee. What are the homes worth? It’s the hinterland on the French Riviera. It’s close to Cannes but when you go there you feel like you’re in a boutique hotel,” Ghiotti added.Undoubtedly the star feature of the property, the main terrace with its infinity pool, sunbathing areas and 180-degree views of the Esterel Mountain range has been designed to feel as though cut into the hillside.Homes of a similar size in the ultra-exclusive region tend to rent for between GBP20,000 and GBP25,000 a week.Carlton InternationalNeighbours over the years have included French writer and film director Marcel Pagnol, known for his novels Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources – both adapted into films in the 1980s.French actor Jean Marais, Bardot’s co-star in one of her earliest films School for Love (1955), lived a few hundred metres up the road from Le Castelet during the 1950s according to its current owners.