Imagine inviting friends to your stone bastide, and have in your large living room your collection of old motorbikes or a Bugatti like the current owner had.
The stone built extension added in 2007 has a very large 100m2 open space, with a design kitchen, large enough openings for cars, a bar, a wine cellar and a large mezzanine with a bedroom and bathroom that opens Thai style over the living room. The huge fireplace, burgundy stone floor and wood beams taken from other old properties contribute to the unique character of the newly created living area.
But outside the 1 hectare park reserves more surprises, with a large lake and waterfall that was created by the current owner fed from a water source in the garden. Water lilies, fish and other wild life are settling in very well !
The pool area and stone pool house, and the sheltered terrace in front of the original bastide lie in perfect harmony with the surrounding garden of roses, oak and olive trees and lawn and prairie areas.
And yet the bastide is not isolated, as you are just 5 minutes from closest shops in Draguignan or Flayosc, 40 minutes from Sainte Maxime and an hour away from Nice airport. The owner is always happy to show his creation and he has every reason to be proud of what he achieved.
For tennis players, and amateurs of chateau lifestyle on a more moderate budget, why not consider a wing of this renovated chateau a few miles from the popular village of Lorgues. The British owner has managed the feat of creating a unique domain of well-appointed apartments and houses out of what was almost a medieval ruin. For sale is one of wings of the chateau that is now a comfortable 3 bedroom house with an open plan kitchen and living room and its private garden.
Most of the residents are international second home owners, who appreciate the facility of having no property maintenance to worry about. The large pool, tennis and gardens are all taken care of for a very reasonable service charge.
The setting is also very special, with wide open views over the vines of the neighbouring bio wine domain. This property is equally accessible, 5 minutes away from shops in Lorgues, 40 minutes from the coast and one hour from Nice airport.
For these and many other properties inland or nearer the coast, Smartfinder Home will be very pleased to help you find your dream home !