traditional mas houses for sale in france - provence - 30 min from toulon

An 18th century, traditional Mas house, with a view over the hills,
set in the peace and quiet in the French department of Var

Toulon, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83000 FR
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


The traditional Mas house is 30 minutes from Toulon TGV train station, 35 minutes from Hyères airport and respectively 60 and 95 minutes from those of Marseille and Nice. The motorway is but 10 minutes away; the shops in three local villages are 5 minutes away.


Nestling on the hillside of a very wide valley, this south-west facing, traditional Mas house is slightly dominant and adjoins a wooded area on the north side which shelters it from the mistral winds. A 5x11 m swimming pool, with a chlorine filtration system and a solar-powered cover, is on the west side. It adjoins terracing, planted with olive trees and featuring a pretty little stone cabin which houses the pool filtration system. A lime and two plane trees shade the terrace in front of the house. On the north-east side of the building is a 68 m² independent, 2-roomed flat. Its main, high-ceilinged room opens on to a wooden terrace, looking out over the forest. A horse loose box has been constructed on the east side.
An orchard, lower down on the south side, comprises apple, apricot, fig, jujube, cherry, meddler and walnut trees. Not far away is the old stable which accommodated 17 horses. Adjoining farmland, spanning approx. 9,000 m², awaits cultivation.
The property is supplied with water via two boreholes and a well, near to the house.

The traditional Mas house

This house currently spans approx. 255 m² of living space. The oldest section dates from the 18th century. It was apparently occupied by monks, from Forcalqueiret castle, who carried out a farming activity. Then another section was constructed and an adjoining barn was converted. At one time, the building was an oil mill and vestiges of the oil press are still to be seen inside. The upper section comprises two small windows whilst the west side features two bull’s eye windows. The roof is bordered with a double overhanging cornice. The south facade is raised, courtesy of the sloping land, and a few steps go up to the front door. The house can also be entered on the west side, via shallower steps, or via the garage, on the east side on the garden level, adjoining several outbuildings.

Ground floor
A flight of steps on the south-west side provide access to an L-shaped terrace, paved with terracotta tiles and partially bordered with balusters, featuring the entrance to the house. This stone-framed front door opens into a lounge, a central room with exposed beams and terracotta floor tiles, just like all the other rooms on this level, as well as a corner cupboard with old doors. On the east side, an open-plan kitchen adjoins a winter eating area, whilst a door makes it possible to take meals out on the terrace for most of the year. There is a small veranda at the end. On the north side, a few steps go down to a small, brick, vaulted cellar, with a sink and walls still lined with dark red vat tiles. Another slightly vaulted cellar, once a water storage tank, communicates with the garage, featuring openings on the south and east sides. The lounge is separated from the dining room via the space where the mill’s oil press and endless screw were installed. Two steps lead down to a dining room laid out in an old shed, with a sloping ceiling, going up to a height of 5.36 m and making this room extremely pleasant. It communicates with the swimming pool area via a large picture window on the west side. The east side features a very convivial, large, Alsatian wood-burning stove and, on a half-floor, a library mezzanine which looks down on the room. The west section of this level is given over to a master suite. It has a door opening on to a small terrace, on the north side. A corridor provides access to a bedroom, a dressing room, a bathroom with a toilet as well as a separate toilet. The ceilings are an average of 2.70 m high.
First floor
The stairway goes upstairs from the lounge, with access to the library half-way up. A landing room has one wall lined with cupboards and a door to a shower room with a toilet. A suite, on the east side, comprising one bedroom, could be divided into two via sliding doors, creating a separate area with a mezzanine. A corridor leads, on the west side, to a shower room, and a separate toilet and, on the south side, to a bedroom, with a sloping ceiling, a skylight with an electric shutter and a small window, as well as to another bedroom with a sloping ceiling, a skylight and a bull’s eye window, and to a last, triple aspect bedroom with a bull’s eye window and two windows. This level has parquet flooring throughout. Ceiling heights range from 2.5 m up to 3.58 m on the landing.
A stairway goes down from the dining room to the outbuildings on the garden level. On the south side, these comprise a small vaulted room, a large vaulted cellar with terracotta floor tiles, a shower room with a toilet, two workshops and the boiler room which has an outside door. Whilst 2 sculleries, a garage and another cellar complete the outbuildings on the east side

The flat

The flat, on the north-east side of the main residence, has a separate entrance and its own wooden terrace looking out over the wooded hillside. Spanning approx. 68 m² of living space, it comprises a large living room with a cooking area, featuring exposed beams, a skylight and a high ceiling, as well as a bedroom and a shower room. The terrace is reached via a door and via the picture windows.

The stables

These facilities, on a plot of land, spanning approx. 1.7 ha, below the traditional Mas house, can be purchased, over and above the property’s asking price, for €380,000. They comprise 17 horse loose boxes with water, electricity, mangers and drinking troughs, 17 paddocks with water supply points, 2 tack rooms, a clubhouse, toilets, toilets for disabled persons, a drained, 35x60 m riding area with lighting and a 20 m lunge ring.

Our opinion

This renovated, traditional Mas house, without any nuisances or neighbours, still has all of its authenticity. It stands dominating the surrounding hills. The 2-roomed flat makes it possible to have a caretaker, a holiday rental accommodation unit or to independently accommodate friends. The bedrooms could be used for guests who will appreciate the peace and quiet of the natural setting with its passing animals, whatever the season. A stable, for housing up to 17 residents can be additionally acquired. Adjoining farmland currently being purchased could be used for planting vines as well as olive and fruit trees. New owners will appreciate living in this typically Mediterranean atmosphere with the sound of the cicadas in the summer months.

1 475 000 €
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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 486096

Land registry surface area 4 ha 29 a 68 ca
Main building surface area 323 m2
Outbuilding surface area 200 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.



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