23 ha property with matchless panoramic views
On the edges of the Var and the Luberon, the property is located at 50 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, 60 minutes from Marseille international airport, and just 30 minutes from the lakes and Gorges du Verdon. The 23 ha estate sits in a privileged position on the border of a forest, free from any construction. Comprising 3 ha of vineyard in IGP Côteaux du Verdon, the estate offers rare panoramic views from sunrise to sunset.
Originally an old stone Templar command post, the bastide is accessed along a private alleyway, with a closed perimeter wall and interior courtyard flanked by 3 wings.
The left wing has been renovated to accommodate a swimming pool with terraces, pool house and summer living area. The right wing comprise 5 small annexes whilst the main house occupies the central facade.
The main house includes a hallway, living room, dining room, sitting room, oratory and cloakroom and opens out on to a garden behind.
The first floors comprises 7 bedrooms, 5 shower/bathrooms and 2 vast convertible attics.
The outbuildings include a garage/workshop and a large vaulted sheepfold.
The swimming pool has been incorporated into one of the wings of the old building with terraces and pool house.
Under the broad shade of ancient trees, two chalets have been constructed on stilts from larch wood. Each with a covered terrace, the two chalets are linked by a footbridge and have been finished to a high level of comfort.
Out with the buildings, a flood-lit tennis court has been designed to blend in remarkably with the surrounding countryside.
The vineyard was recently planted (< 5 years) and consists of 3 ha of pinot noir classed IGP Côteaux du Verdon.
Harvest is sold (without contract) to an independent winery with a little being sold to the local cooperative cellar. The property is privately owned and farmed. The land classification would permit the total farmed area to be increased and would allow the construction of a winery and/or wine shop. The property would lend itself well to a wine tourism project.