An 18th century, traditional Bastide in a huge wooded garden in the midst of rural Provence.
On nearly 4 acres of land, this magnificent eighteenth century bastide with accommodation on three floors, also has an additional caretaker’s cottage and is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens with a large pool and views over the medieval villages of Bargemon and Claviers in the Var.
Located close to the charming village of Bargemon (with a good selection of fine restaurants and cafés), in a totally private location with easy access from village within an hour of Nice airport, approximately 45 mins to Cannes and Sainte Maxime and other coastal towns, as well as the Gorges de Verdon.
This 18th century building, nestling in a natural setting, has been transformed over the years into a large family residence with its leisure gardens. Its tall south-facing facade, built of limestone quarry blocks, features some 24 windows with wooden shutters, painted in shades of grey-green. The windows are framed with dressed stone and the shutters still have their original catches. The gable roof is covered with Roman tiles. Facing this traditional Bastide house, an old ornamental pool with its fountain is set in a lawn parterre and a small topiary garden extends in the shade of plane trees, over a hundred years old. On the side and below, another garden with a stone ornamental pool filled with waterlilies collects water from a source, flowing down from a channel on the heights of the property.
More steps, on the left-hand side of this traditional Bastide house, go up to a wisteria- covered terrace providing access to the second floor. At the bottom of the garden, stone steps lead to terracing where olive, oak and yew trees grow against the azure blue sky of the horizon. A swimming pool is set on one level. The panoramic view comprises wooded hills, villages with their bell-towers and hilltops for as far as the eye can see. A small chapel stands looking down on the end of the property. A caretaker’s cottage undergoing renovation works is to be found further down.
This residence, built in 1787, was originally a large farmhouse which probably belonged to a nearby earl’s chateau. It comprises several lounges, living rooms, a kitchen, a storeroom, a study and seven bedrooms spanning a total of around 300 m2 of living space.
This 14×6 m swimming pool, set in natural surroundings on a wide level of terracing above the traditional Bastide house, is protected by a safety fence. The view takes in the surrounding villages and stretches as far as the hilltops several kilometres away. The swimming pool and the ornamental pools are fed by water (free of charge) from a small channel which flows abundantly, even in times of drought. Said water can also be used for watering purposes.
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