A former 19th century farm set in 1.5 ha (3.7 acres) in rural Provence
In rural Provence, in a vine-growing region, near to the Basilica of Saint Maximin, the Grotto of Sainte Baume, the Thoronet Abbey and the Verne Monastery.
35 minutes from the Aix-en-Provence festivals. Facing a wooded hillside, 5 minutes from an authentic village and 35 minutes from the sea.
45 minutes from Toulon / Hyères airport and 50 minutes from Nice and Marseille airports. 45 minutes from Aix-en-Provence and Toulon TGV train stations, and 25 minutes from that of Arcs- Draguignan.
A few miles from a small town with schools, shops and a hospital.
From the road, an unmade driveway approx. 200 m (219 yards) long provides access to the property, which can be entered by one of two entrances, one to the south and one to the east. The grounds of 1.5 ha (3.7 acres), opposite a wooded and rocky hillside, are mainly composed of an olive grove, an oak wood and grasslands with fruit trees. There are no visual or audible nuisances in this residential sector with scattered housing.
Several farm outbuildings (metal hangar, shed, henhouse and rabbit hutch) provide storage space and make it possible to have a horse or a donkey, the region being conducive to horse riding and trekking.
The swimming pool area, to the east of the house, is fenced in.
The main building is an old 19th century farm that was fully renovated in its original style in 2008.
Built facing south in the 19th century in a superb setting, the facade of this 2-storey house is 7 windows wide. Its gable roof is covered with Roman tiles and has a triple overhanging cornice. The central section, with 2 south-facing windows is lower. The walls are 80 cm to 1 m (0.87-3.28 yards) thick, keeping the inside of the house cool in the summer months. A large, tiled terrace has been built along the facade. This traditional farmhouse backs on to the hill, there are no windows on the north side, just 2 doors acting as exits from upstairs.
The renovation carried out in 2008 installed thermal insulation, terracotta floor tiles throughout as well as lime paint and smooth Tuscan rendering.
The ground floor comprises a vaulted storeroom and a kitchen on the east side, together with a stairway leading upstairs. The kitchen is illuminated by a window and a door opening on to the terrace.
In the centre, a large reception room with a fireplace, together with a second stairway leading upstairs. A window, a door and a French window make the room extremely luminous.
On the west side are a bedroom with a south-facing French window and its bathroom, a dressing room and a toilet. There is a second toilet at the bottom of the stairs.
Upstairs: The stairway comes up in the central portion, the south part of which is laid out as a study. Towards the east are a bedroom with 2 south-facing windows, a toilet, a shower room and an east-west facing bedroom overlooking a terrace on the east side. A door in the corridor leads outside on the north side to a section which could be converted into a terrace.
In the west part are a large south-facing bedroom with parquet flooring, a bathroom and a laundry room with a door leading outside on the north side.
These are laid out on the north and east sides of the grounds, a large metal hangar, an old stone stable, open on the south side, a small rabbit hutch and a henhouse as well as a small sheet metal shelter covered in wood.
Ideally situated in the centre of Provence, a fully renovated, well thought-out house with pleasant sized rooms that is easy to move around.
In a superb setting that is peaceful but not isolated, with balanced and varied grounds, the property could also accommodate a horse should its new owners wish to go for walks in a countryside that is well suited to hiking.
1 080 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||1.5 ha (3.7 acres)|
|Main building surface area||240 m² (2,582 sqft)|
|Outbuilding surface area||100m² (1,076 sqft)|
Fabienne Pillard       +33 (0)6 15 05 91 82
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.