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  • 12 bedrooms
  • 20 habitable rooms
  • 490 square meters of living space
  • 800 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
Property description
An estate with a sea view, a 19th century Bastide house, its chapel and its guest house surrounded by its land 30 minutes from the Var coast - ref 884960
35 minutes from Toulon-Hyères airport, the sea and a TGV train station, 15 minutes from the motorway and 10 minutes from a village with local shops. In a peaceful, unspoilt setting with a distant view of the sea and the islands of Port-Cros, Porquerolles and Levant.
A narrow road, passing through fig orchards and woods, leads to the property’s entrance gates. The driveway, bordered on one side by lavender bushes, leads to the traditional Bastide house which was built in 1848. It stands proudly looking down on a large lawn and an old ornamental pool, stretching out longwise in the shade of a magnificent cedar tree. The nearby terraces have an unobstructed view over the Mediterranean Sea. The main building, backing on to a wooded hillside, is surrounded by a chapel awaiting renovation and miscellaneous outbuildings, including a studio flat, a caretaker’s cottage and a 250 m² garage. Also with a superb view of the islands, a vast guest house, fully renovated in a Norwegian style, stands 100 m from the Bastide. The magnificent view from the swimming pool and its pool-house, built out of sight of onlookers, takes in the natural surroundings with the sea in the distance; there are no buildings in sight. The 40 ha of land are predominantly wooded, apart from the parklands surrounding the main buildings, a helicopter could land in front of the house. Paths have been created in the wooded section so that it is possible to access vantage points with magnificent views looking down on the surrounding hills.

The traditional Bastide house

This Bastide was built facing south-east on a wooded hillside. With four windows on the upper floors and an arched door on the ground floor, the first two levels of its facade feature exposed stone, whilst the second floor has yellow ochre rendering. The top floor terrace, bordered by balusters, provides a superb view, dominated by the sea. Slightly set back on the north side is an adjoining, 2-storey building with three openings on the ground floor and two bull’s eye windows on the first floor. A small square dovecote stands in the corner formed by the two buildings. Its upper openings are framed with yellow and green glazed tiles. Another building, with three semi-circular arched French windows, has been added to the south side.

The chapel

The chapel, spanning approx. 108 m², with a sacristy, could be converted into a flat with a living room, a kitchen, an entrance hall and 2 bedrooms.

The guest house

This former stone sheepfold, extended and converted into a guest house, spans approx. 130 m² all on a level. It comprises a kitchen, a large living room with a double bed that folds back up into the wall, a wooden bath tub and a shower room, a bedroom with a folding partition wall making it possible to divide it into two rooms, and a shower room. All the cupboards and decorative features were made-to-measure from birch wood in order to evoke a ship’s cabin. The ceiling goes up to a height of 4.85 m. The facade is surrounded by panels formed of thin, spaced out strips of wood.

The caretaker’s cottage

The caretaker’s cottage, spanning approx. 85 m², comprises a living room with a fireplace and a kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom with a toilet, as well as another bedroom with its own shower room. The roof includes a dovecote with openings, enhanced by green glazed tiles. The upper level communicates with the laundry room/workshop.

Our opinion
Although perfection is not part of this world, this residence in pristine condition is not far from it and can reasonably be classified as a rare gem in a green belt area. Barely 30 minutes from the sea, it is as welcoming as it is aesthetic and functional: it would be difficult to find fault with this remarkably complete, nuisance-free estate, set out of sight of onlookers. Its many outbuildings make it possible to receive numerous friends with no loss of privacy. Its view over the islands is stunning, its swimming pool is quite a belvedere and its large forest means that it is possible to take walks in the cool shade despite the summer heat. Its nooks and crannies provide space for everyone. And for hunters seeking additional grounds, an adjoining 160 ha wooded property is also available for purchase.
Hyères, France
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