a hillside stone house with an Italian-style pool overlooking 1.4 ha of land.
Fifty minutes from Marseilles and Aix-en-Province airports, thirty-five minutes by TGV from Marseilles, twenty-five minutes from the sea at La Ciotat or Cassis and its famous coves.
Fifteen minutes to the nearest motorway and 5 minutes by car to the shops. There is access to scenic hiking trails directly from the house.
Past a large wrought-iron gate, a shaded alleyway leads to the house. The path continues towards a converted outbuilding, a sheltered parking area and second access to the property.
Vehicles park at the foot of the house, either outside or in a sheltered parking area. On this level, a large open space serves as a storage area. A few steps lead to another level, the main living area. A terrace with a fountain is just in front of the entrance and continues alongside the living room.
Access is via an old-style steel-framed glazed door into a small conservatory built against the rock. Past a heavy wooden arched door, one walks into a main room measuring 65 m2 with a monumental stone fireplace and a stained glass window. This room, with its very high ceiling opening on to a kitchen area features columns supporting numerous stone arches of different sizes. It comprises two large picture windows that open on to the large terrace from where there is a dominating view. The windows are protected by medieval-style railings. A cloakroom, a shower, and a laundry/boiler room built in the rock complete this level. There are terracotta floor tiles throughout.
From the sitting room, a flight of stone stairs leads to the upper floor. It continues into a gallery hall overlooking the main living quarters through the arches. Four bedrooms, all of which, have their own terrace and parquet floorings. The master bedroom, facing north-east, has a stone ribbed vaulting and cornerstone. It has a toilet, shower, washbasin and wardrobe. A door opens directly on to a terrace and a swimming pool. Another bedroom, to the west, has a bed on a stone pedestal and a few steps lead to a south-facing terrace that overhangs the main entrance. The east-facing bedroom has direct access to a stone toboggan sliding down in to the swimming pool. The last bedroom, south-east facing, is also close to the swimming pool. The bathroom has a vaulted ceiling and there is a separate toilet.
In front of the house the land is for the most part wooded, with pine trees and on a lower level there is scrubland. A path leads directly from the property towards the hillside. Five metres above the house, a stone bridge with two arches has been built. The swimming pool is free form with stone walls, sheltered from outside view and with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.
The wooden chalet
A Canadian-style wooden chalet is used as a guest house. Approx. 50 m2, it comprises a large room with a wood burner, a kitchen area and a shower room. There is an adjoining terrace.
There are four:
- A shelter for cars with a large wooden terraced roof to be restored and close to the kitchen
- A storage area under the main terraces
- Two open stone garages
- Another shelter for a car at the bottom of the property, close to the second entrance.
A unique and solid house built by a medieval/old stone buildings enthusiast. The main room with its arches is very spacious, the four bedrooms all opening on to a terrace, the Canadian-style chalet for guests, the hillside and paths for walking a few metres away, the swimming pool in an unspoiled surroundings and the large terrace with a dominating view will win over lovers of houses built of high-quality materials. Another advantage is also the building’s mint condition.
|Land registry surface area||14530 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Main building surface area||170 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||200 m2|
Denis Béraud +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.