This wonderful villa offers a complete retreat with total peace and quiet, far from any crowds, or indeed any other property at all. The nearest village is Jouques, 7 kms away, and the city of Aix en Provence is 32 kms. Surrounded by 250 hectares of private land, access is via a 3 km long road through woodland and fields, or by helicopter (there is a helipad at the property). Situated on a hillside, the views are superb over the surrounding countryside with the mountains in the background.
The house is surrounded by a well maintained lawned garden with olive trees, lavender and herbs and a large swimming pool (15 x 6m, heated on request). Built of local stone with grey shutters and recently beautifully restored throughout, the accommodation consists of a main house and a dependence on the other side of a central courtyard. In total if offers 1500 m2 of living space with the light and spacious rooms opening to terraces on one side, and the courtyard on the other.
The interiors are of an exceptionally high standard and decorated in subtle shades of beige and grey throughout, with polished cement floors, white ‘distressed effect’ ceiling beams, tadelakt bathrooms and cream furnishings. Glass doors open up right along the front of the very large living room to a furnished terrace overlooking the garden and pool.
Amenities include large satellite TV, DVD, CD, wi-fi, underfloor heating and air conditioning. There is a ping pong table, and two garages for parking.
Large living room, opening to terrace. 4 steps up to dining room with fireplace and large antique table, seating 12, and also opening to terrace on one side, and the courtyard on the other. 6 stairs from here up to kitchen, exceptionally well equipped, including huge range, open fire/barbecue, old pine units with marble top, breakfast table and doors to courtyard. Wine cellar. Guest WC.
Twin/double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower over, basin and WC. 2 twin/double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms (shower, 2 basins and WC). Master bedroom with wooden floors and beamed ceilings, king-size bed, dressing room and en-suite large bathroom with bath, separate shower, 2 basins and separate WC.
Living/dining room with fireplace.
Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (shower, basin and WC). Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (shower, 2 basins and WC. Up a few steps to another double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, shower, basin and WC). Children’s room with 4 single beds and en-suite bathroom (bath/shower over, basin and WC).
7 kms Jouques
23 kms Vauvenargues
32 kms Aix en Provence