overlooking Tamaris Bay with a view of the nearby sea
This property is just a stone’s throw from the seafront on the Bay of Lazaret, in the midst of the Tamaris-sur-mer district, to the south of Toulon’s large harbour. 15 minutes, via the cornice, from the A50 motorway which runs along the coast between Marseille and Nice and from the TGV train station, with direct links to Paris, in the centre of Toulon. 5-minutes’ walk from the shuttle boats, crossing the harbour to the TGV train station, the port of Toulon and the old town with its large, daily, Provencal market. 40 minutes from Toulon-Hyères airport and 70 minutes from that of Marseille-Marignane. Further south, on the isthmus of Saint-Mandrier, just a 5-minute car drive away, is the old seaside resort created in the early 19th century, with its shops, a large white sandy beach known as Les-Sablettes, restaurants overlooking the water and a large, 5-star hotel. Opposite the house, on the peninsula, the little town of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer and its marina have little changed over the years.
This house, constructed in the 1980’s, was transformed during restoration works into a large, very bright, spacious home, with a contemporary air.
The house is entered on the south side via a superb, large, old wooden door. It opens into a vast vestibule protected via a lobby, glazed with small panes. Behind the first flight of the stairway are a separate toilet and a small storage room. A large study, on the east side, adjoins a bedroom that opens on to the garden, with its own shower room comprising a sauna. A dining room, on the west side, adjoins an old kitchen, in use as a back kitchen, with a door providing access out on the north side under the carport or down to the basement. A west-facing lounge, with a fireplace, is extended by a large, convivial kitchen, opening on the south side via large, arched picture windows on to the terraces around the swimming pool. A corridor leads to a door on the west side and provides access to a separate toilet as well as to a bedroom and its shower room, overlooking a terrace that receives the evening sun.
The central stairway leads to a vast landing providing access to four bedrooms and a separate toilet. The two biggest bedrooms have their own bathroom and a superb view of the sea. One of the two bathrooms could easily be reached from the landing by all residents. The two west-facing rooms (a private bathroom and a third bedroom) open on to a large 50 m² terrace, bordered by balusters, dominating the sea and the garden. A fourth bedroom, on the east side, receives the morning sun.
The garden is composed of several terraced areas, supported by dry stone walls, with separate areas, a large level lawn and palm trees over a hundred years old, providing an exotic touch. A rose-covered archway stands in front of the main entrance. A dry stone well and low walls, made from the same stone, add a Provencal air to the garden.
The swimming pool, with the sea in the background exudes a feeling of coolness.
Terraces near to the kitchen provide a variety of convivial areas, like the terrace on the west side reached from the lounge and the independent bedroom.
Three different car parking areas make it possible to park cars easily: at the visitors’ entrance, completely sheltered in the garage, on the north side of the house for optimised logistics and a very useful place in the shade.
Group of buildings
The basement, with the pool machine room and a garage, is ideal for storage purposes. A permanent shed at the bottom of the garden is currently used for storing wood.
Tall palm trees stretch skywards with the blue of the sea as a backdrop.
Almost rising to a height of approx. 2 m are a well and dry stone walls, just like those of Provence. Terraces, on ground level, are not just around the swimming pool, where it is great to simply laze around. Such is the decor of a house steeped in light via its large picture windows. The internal areas give the same impression of airy spaciousness as the garden. And nearby are places whose very names evoke the history of the search for well-being, more present than ever.
|Land registry surface area||3212 m2|
|Main building surface area||382 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||300 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
Fabienne Pillard +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.