A traditional Bastide house, nestling in unspoilt and protected countryside, near to a medieval village in the midst of vineyards in the French department of Var. This property is reached off of a little tourist route. The entrance provides access to a dirt track, bordered by stone terracing, going up through the grounds. This house, standing at the top, dominates the forest and the wooded hills of the Maures mountain range. The beaches are some 30 minutes away, either in Sainte-Maxime or in Saint-Raphaël. Les-Arcs-Draguignan TGV train station is 9 km away as is a slip road on to the A8 motorway (Saint-Tropez-Le-Muy). Nice-Côte-d'Azur international airport can be reached in about 50 minutes.
The traditional Bastide house
The restoration works carried out on this old, traditional Bastide house, spanning two levels, are almost completed. Skilled craftsmen (Compagnons du Devoir) have achieved outstanding results. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with a monumental stairway, a dining room, a kitchen with 2 back kitchens, and a laundry room. On the other side of the entrance hall is a large lounge, with a stone fireplace. An adjoining room, with no windows, could be included in this living space. The upstairs includes three large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a linen room and a dressing room.
The guest house
A stone cabin has been laid out as a guest room (or as a caretakers’ cottage). This dwelling, spanning approx. 27 m², comprises a living room, with exposed stone walls, a kitchen area and a wood-burning stove, as well as a bedroom on a mezzanine. A terracotta terrace, with an arbour covered in climbing wisteria, communicates with a garden planted with quince, fig, olive and other fruit trees. Steps provide an independent entrance.
The grounds with woods, a private lake and a waterfall
Below the Bastide, a little river runs through a steep-sided valley, where the water makes its way through the limestone soil. A waterfall, some 10 m high, on a level with the house, feeds a natural pool which overflows into other cavities one after another. There is also a small artificial lake below which does not dry up even in the hottest of summers. A rare, protected wildlife, including ducks, has also made these grounds its home. All the stone walls supporting the terracing have been robustly restored, making it possible to possibly plant fruit or olive trees. A few walls higher up are still waiting to be renovated. The wooded land behind the house at the top of the hill is flat, with some small areas of terracing, and could potentially be used for accommodating horses. Two garden sheds are extremely useful for storing tools and equipment.
This property, in natural surroundings, has had new life breathed into it through the good, age-old trade practices of skilled craftsmen (Compagnons du Devoir). The interior decoration, with its marble, dressed stone and trompe-l'œil, is far more sophisticated than the house’s rustic exterior. Large Burgundy stone floor tiles and the walnut wood entrance door are but two of the numerous decorative features. The inside is almost completed. The large lounge and its secret room are in the finishing stages, and the facade is but waiting for a colour to give it warmth. New owners will be able to add their own personal touches in order to complete the metamorphosis of a residence, whose originality lies in contrasts, and which also includes a delightful cabin for guests. Countryside worthy of dreams, with a crystal clear river, a waterfall and a small lake, is immediately to hand.
1 375 000 €
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Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||9 ha 36 a 85 ca|
|Main building surface area||240 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
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.