Spacious country house between Lacoste and Bonnieux with great views and outdoor fun: tennis court, large pool, boulodrome.
This 5-bedroom home is in an elevated position in the oak trees with views of both Lacoste and Bonnieux, and the valley in between.
On the ground floor are the living room/dining room and kitchen, as well TV room and games room. The surface area is 340 m2, or 3660 sq ft, on land of 2 ha/4.9 acres. Living room: large and light, with French doors out to the terrace, and incorporating the dining room. Kitchen: with indoor barbecue grill. TV room: second reception room. Games room: a big space that is used for table football and ping pong but could be transformed into anything: for example a master bedroom suite, studio apartment, or big open-plan kitchen/living room.
There are currently 5 bedrooms, two upstairs and three downstairs. All are good-size doubles. One bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, the others all have a shower room with basin. There is a separate WC downstairs and one upstairs. What is now the games room on the ground floor could also be envisaged as an additional large bedroom suite or apartment.
It is outside that you really appreciate this house, in the warm months from April to October, with its views, peaceful wooded setting, outside dining spots and activities over 2 ha (4.9 acres) of land.
The pool is heated and measures 12 m x 6 m (40 x 20ft), and recently had a new liner installed.
There is a hardcourt tennis court and next to that is the boules court which is floodlit for playing at night. Along the front of the house is a terrace with shaded dining area, and another prime position for a dining table is under the shade of an oak tree with the magnificent view over the Luberon valley to Bonnieux.
The land is mostly wooded with oak trees, and it would be possible to get Canal de Provence water to the property as the pipeline runs along the adjacent field – this makes watering the garden and filling the pool less expensive than using city water. The large garage is at lower ground floor level and is big enough for two cars, and also has a wine cellar and tool room.
In the hillside that the house is built on, there are the remains of 300-year-old dwellings built into the hill, which could be rebuilt as the walls partly remain.