40 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, in Lubéron Regional Nature Park
This property is 20 minutes from the motorway, an hour from Marseille TGV train station and airport, and just 15 minutes from a large town with all amenities in Lubéron Regional Nature Park.
The large, luxurious home
This robust building is built all on a level on the heights of the estate and dominates all the surrounding land. The view stretches into the distance to the hills that delimit Lubéron Regional Nature Park. The residence comprises four wings, covered with Roman tiles, which flank an atrium. The rooms are laid out in the square thus formed. The local influence is subtly expressed via the addition of a south-facing, corner tower, giving the building the vague air of a castle. The facades on either side feature French windows opening on to the natural surroundings and the inner courtyard.
Heavy double doors open into an entrance corridor which leads to an interior, paved garden, spanning approx. 122 m². Wisteria climbs over the pergola. On one side, a vast, through kitchen is followed at right angles by a through lounge-dining room. The living area ends with a library which spans the entire ground floor in the round tower on the south corner. The property’s west and north wings are taken up by a total of four bedrooms, six bath or shower rooms and a dressing room.
The library, with its tall bookshelf units, houses a stairway going upstairs. It leads to a round study which spans the floor surface area of the tower, where four windows look out over the entire property. A door opens on to a wall-walk, laid out above the master bedroom, and provides access to an independent bedroom, with its own bathroom and toilet.
An outside stairway, going down from the entrance corridor, leads to a vaulted cellar, spanning approx. 30 m².
The caretaker’s cottage
This cottage, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 40 m², adjoins the north side of the large, luxurious home.
A workshop-boiler room, spanning approx. 23 m², is to be found on the north side. It is followed by a garage, featuring four open arches, able to accommodate four cars. A laundry room completes this outbuilding.
The guest house
Some ten metres to the north of the main house, this guest house has been converted in what was the old fermenting room and its cellars. It awaits renovation works throughout.
The swimming pool
A succession of semi-circular terraces, supported by low stone walls, follow the contours of the main house’s corner tower. The swimming pool has been installed on the bottom, predominantly grassy tier, bordered by a hedge. The view stretches into the distance, taking in the neighbouring vines, the olive trees and the Lubéron hills. The pool-house and its arbour, set against a stone wall, create a private area under vegetation which provides much sought-after shade from the Provence sunshine.
The grounds are composed of a landscaped plot, laid out as a leisure garden and planted with miscellaneous species, which slopes gently down from the houses to the swimming pool. A second plot is planted with a hundred or so olive trees; the third, a wood.
This property is the ideal place for getting back to harmonious, natural surroundings, steeped in tranquillity and free of all nuisances. The overall layout of the buildings ensures total privacy, whilst guaranteeing all residents their independence. The thousands of hectares of surrounding forest are an invitation for endless walks. The hundred olive trees planted on the property will yield an organic oil, with an authentic taste, on land where the air is filled with fragrances of thyme, rosemary and savory. The good quality living areas, with their first-class facilities, are in need of some attention to give them back their original splendour.
|Land registry surface area||2 ha 40 a|
|Main building surface area||400 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||184 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
Roger Pertuisot +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.