A traditional Provencal Mas house awaiting extension and its 3 ha
of terraced land planted with olive trees in Var in Provence

Draguignan, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83300 FR
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


30 minutes from Fréjus beach and the seafront, in the town of Draguignan, sub-prefecture of the French department of Var. This old, traditional Mas house, standing in the forest, is at the end of a narrow scenic route bordered by high stone walls, just like the old seasonal migration paths, known locally as “drailles”. A level, well-kept dirt track, some hundred metres long, provides access to the house. Facing the hills in the Selves and Malmont ranges, this traditional Mas house is constructed on a wide plateau, extended by a garden set out in front of the house. Two entrances, each with gates, provide access for all types of vehicles. The town of Draguignan is 2 km away, Les-Arcs TGV train station is 11 km away and Saint-Raphaël is 30 minutes away. The main roads passing nearby include the A8 motorway, the St-Tropez-Le-Muy exit of which is but 15 minutes away.
Nice international airport is about 50 minutes away.


Built in the middle of terracing planted with olive trees, this small traditional Mas house was long used as a sheepfold: the ground floor then housing animals and fodder whilst the farmer and his family lived upstairs. The facade and part of the gable quoins are covered with old rendering, the hues of which have faded over the years. The entrance door set in its semi-circular arched framing, adorned with large blocks of dressed stone, catches the eye courtesy of its cast iron door knocker in the form of Bacchus. It is topped with a wrought iron bracket which probably once supported an oil or petrol lamp. The window openings are topped with a plain, painted wood lintel. The relatively recent, solid wood shutters are made of studded battens. The single-sloped roof, covered with Provencal-style Romanesque tiles, features a double overhanging cornice on the facade. Extensions have been added on the left-hand side and at the back of the building in order to increase the living space. A swimming pool area, enclosed by safety fencing has been set up a few metres above the house. An adjoining covered courtyard is used as a games room. The land is planted with evergreen and downy oak trees; a large Lebanon cedar and plane trees shade the garden in front of the residence. Dominating the valley, this area is delimited by a plain low stone wall, covered with a thin layer of terracotta. The terracing of the 3 hectares of land is delimited by low stone walls, forming espaliers. The rest of the property comprises wooded plots. The estate is crisscrossed with several private alleys and pathways.

The traditional Provencal Mas house

The ground floor area of this old traditional Mas house has been increased by a more recent extension. The upstairs can be reached via an old stairway with solid steps covered with octagonal terracotta tiles and featuring oak wood nosing.

Ground floor
This level comprises an entrance hall and a kitchen-dining room in the old section as well as a living room, a storeroom, a vaulted room currently used as a study and a cellar in the more recent section.
First floor
The first floor comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a study or linen room.

The swimming pool

Constructed with its pool-house a short distance from the house, the swimming pool is protected by safety fencing. An adjoining covered courtyard is used as a games room.

Annex buildings

The outbuildings include a stone garden shed and another outbuilding adjoining the main house, in use as a cellar.

Our opinion

The main asset of this traditional Mas house is its setting: amidst peaceful countryside, it has no audible or visual nuisances. The inside provides a level of home comfort that is acceptable but it is in need of a minimum of attention. The new owners could, however, decide to extend the house and increase its living space to more than 500 m² as planning permission for this as well as the installation of solar panels and the raising of the main dwelling has recently been granted. The old cowshed, an exposed stone, vaulted room, has been preserved and the original materials of the house partly saved, although they could do with undergoing enhancement works to create a more authentic appearance overall. The olive trees on the terracing are in need of regular attention in order to provide a more abundant harvest.
This site is the ideal size for a main residence or even to be used for seasonal tourist activities, Draguignan being along the route through the Verdon Gorges.

399 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
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En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 738617

Land registry surface area 3 ha 35 a 86 ca
Main building surface area 130 m2
Outbuilding surface area 20 m2


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Jean-Claude Ferreyra       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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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.



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