Large, luxurious, prestigious house (Gite) in Provence, South France
The imposing double frontage of the house with 'oeil de boeuf' (cow's eye) windows.
The pool ... cement made, chlorine cleaned and measuring 7x3 meters with a depth of 1.5 meter.
View of the back of the house and courtyard from the far side of the pool.
The 80m2 Salon which looks over the village square and fountain.
With the Salon windows open you can hear the trickle of the main village fountain.
The 'Place' is a large pedestrian precinct. No cars allowed except those garaged at the property.
The front door - noble, majestic, with solid brass fittings.
The handle to the original door bell which is still in place.
Back of the door - double opening, ventilation windows, 'box lock' & 'Espagnolette' door bolts.
The Entrance Hall with a flagstone floor walked on since the times of William Shakespeare 1564-1616
On the left ... office, laundry, basement door & dinning room. On the right ... garage & kitchen
The vaulted ceiling of the entrance hall
A plaque in the hall to commemorate the completion of the building by two master craftsmen MA & FP
The kitchen with bespoke oak units, two stone sinks, solid brass taps, black granite work top
The 'Lacanche' piano 5 ring gas hob, oven & plate warmer
The kitchen looks on to the courtyard and has room enough for 10 to prepare meals together
The view of the garden from the kitchen serving hatch
One of two Spanish stone kitchen sinks with solid brass taps from the UK
An original door from the kitchen to the household's vegetable garden.
The dinning room opposite the kitchen
A stone window (c.1530) discovered during renovation work with holes for metal security bars.
The metal framed, double glazed double door leading from the dinning room to the courtyard.
A view of the garden and pool from the court yard
Looking back towards the courtyard and back of the property
The pool & garden with fig, apricot & cherry trees. Photo taken from a first floor bedroom window.
The pool is protected by an 'Aqualarm' ... compliant with the 'Pool safety laws'.
The terrace at the back of the garden which profits from the early morning sun.
Stairs leading upstairs from the entrance hall on the ground floor
The landing with vaulted ceiling on the first floor outside the salon
The newly-installed open wood-burning fire
The lit chimney
The Salon ceiling is 400 years old ... 7 huge & 160 smaller beams of 'Merisier' (wild cherrywood).
Summer sunshine through the salon shutters.
The Salon has a corner kitchen for when the owners confine themselves to living in the apartment
It's fully equipped with stone sink, brass taps, fridge, gas oven and hob
The metal framed door leading from the Salon to the first floor landing
Leading off the Salon is a 'spare' shower room with basin and WC
At the base of the second 'concealed' staircase is the stock room for the linen
Stairs leading from the first floor landing to the top floor bedrooms
Hand rail, stairs and hall-way timer light switch
Bedroom 1 overlooking the 'Place' with 'oil de boeuf' and Velux windows with electric blinds.
The 'en-suite' (power) shower room with WC & bespoke basin and solid brass taps.
The brass 'flower' shower head
Bedroom 2 overlooking the 'Place', 'oil de boeuf' and Velux windows and exposed stone wall.
The 'en-suite' (power) shower room with WC & basin.
Bespoke hand basin and wall plate made and signed by the master potter who has a shop next door.
Bathroom 2 power shower with solid brass unit.
Bedroom 3 facing the garden ... Velux windows with electric blinds.
Bedroom 3 ... steps leading to the bathroom
Bathroom 3 with antique roll-top claw-feet bath and brass shower unit.
The bathroom sink
Bedroom 4 facing the garden ... Velux windows with electric blinds, exposed stone wall.
Steps from bedroom 4 to (power) shower room
Bathroom 4 with power shower, bespoke basin and WC.
The brass 'flower' shower head
Leading from the ground floor ... the 73m2 stone basement with original wine vat.
Second section of the basement with access for extra air and light.
The 'through view' from the second to the first half of the basement.View Carousel
Advert Reference: IFPC28985
For Sale By Owner (FSBO)For Sale Privately
|€1,250,000 is approximately:|
- Type: Residential (Maison de Maître, Town House, Village House, Mansion / Belle Demeure, House), Business (Gîte), Detached
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bath/ Shower Rooms: 7
- Habitable Size: 440 m²
- Land Size: 515 m²
- Mediterranean sunshine & lifestyle
- 6 bedrooms 7 bathrooms: total 440sqm
- Walled garden, courtyard, pool, garage
- Olive groves, vineyards, sunflowers, lavender
- Easy access to 3 Int Airports, TGV & A8
- Bed & Breakfast Potential
- Cellar / Wine Cellar
- Central Heating
- Character / Period Features
- En-Suite Bathroom
- Fireplace / Stove
- Gîte Potential
- Gîtes / Annexes
- Revenue Generating
- Swimming Pool
Built in 1609 the house is full of history and character: vaulted ceilings, flagstone floors, ‘noble’ arches, exposed stone walls, huge cherry-tree beams, voluminous sun-filled spaces and deep red traditional tomette floor tiles.
The property was fully renovated in 2004 to bring it sensitively up to modern-day levels of luxury and comfort: six double bedrooms each with walk-in showers; semi-professional kitchen; salon of 80sqm with open wood-burning fire; stone vaulted basement and throughout gas central heating.
Renovation was carried out with (what is now a successful) 'Gite' business in mind. The property can be quickly and easily 'divided' with the locking of two doors affording the clients 340m2 of accommodation, garden and pool and the owners a completely independent appartment of 100m2 with a Salon, kitchen, double bedroom and 2 shower rooms.
At the back of the house is a secluded walled garden with fruit trees, vines, lawn, terrace and swimming pool. At the front is the pedestrian precinct main ‘Place ‘ of the village with fountain, bar, restaurant, baker, grocery store and butcher. Opposite the house is the village museum which has behind it a park, tennis and boules courts and a children’s play area.
The property is an hours drive from Marseille airport and TGV and 20 minutes drive from the A8 motorway. The 25 kilometers of rivers and lakes of the famous 'Gorge du Verdon' is 25 minutes north and the sophisticated Cote D'Azur a hour south.
For full details ... History, renovation, village community, floor-plan, Gite revenue, etc, search for www.LaMaisonduFaiencier.com.
|€1,250,000 is approximately:|