with their two mooring sites in the old district of Port-Grimaud
Port-Grimaud, often called the “Venice of Provence”, is a private lakeside village set in the midst of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Founded in 1966 by architect Spoerry, it gained 20th Century Heritage listing in 2002. Composed of houses featuring the Provencal style and more generally Mediterranean influences, the lakeside village of Port-Grimaud, crisscrossed with canals, symbolises a sailor’s dream, by providing each house with its own docking ring. In addition to its beaches and all its possible water sports, Port-Grimaud also gives access to the hinterland, dotted with perched, typically Provencal villages, and therefore offering superb walks and breath-taking points of view.
It can be reached via the TGV train (shuttle bus from Saint-Raphaël station in 55 minutes), Toulon airport, 50 minutes away or via the A57 motorway, some 30 minutes away.
The semi-detached houses
The house is accessed via the garden, enclosed by a low stone wall. The two colours of the facade and the shutters, are typical of the local architectural style and produce an effect visible from the street or the sea, a reminder of the fact that it was originally two separate houses. A semi-circular arched door opens directly into the entrance hall at the foot of a stairway. All the rooms on this level (lounge, dining room and open-plan kitchen) intercommunicate via wide openings, giving a strong impression of space. The view from the lounge and dining room is that of an incessant ballet, performed by the boats coming and going from the port. Two straight French windows, on the sea side, provide access to the terrace.
A single central stairway provides access to the floors of these united houses. On this level are a bedroom, with a shower room and toilet, three other bedrooms, with shower rooms, and a toilet, all reached via a corridor. Two bedrooms have a view of the sea, the others look out over the quiet street.
A stairway, with terracotta treads and wooden nosing, provides access to two bedrooms, each with a large shower room and toilet. These two bedrooms, with oak wood parquet flooring, open on to a balcony on the sea side, with a view of the port as well as the town of Saint-Tropez.
In the summer season, the frenzy of this town in no way disturbs the tranquillity of these premises, quite the contrary. Mooring their boat right by their house and being able to accommodate that of friends sharing the same hobby during a stopover, has to be the dream of all sailors? The house is tastefully and yet soberly laid out: a true invitation to travel.
|Land registry surface area||175 m2|
|Main building surface area||175 m2|
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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.