This fabulous property encloses a classic 18th-century Aixoise 'Maison de Maître' just 6km from Eguilles (all shops and services and supermarket). It is conveniently located 8km northwest of Aix-en-Provence, an attractive and lively town of ‘a thousand fountains’ with a daily food market, a general market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (clothes, flowers, antiques), an antique book market on the first Sunday of each month, and many cultural festivals throughout the year. Set in 25 acres of rolling olive plantations, lavender fields, cypress, oak trees and fruit orchards, the property is a haven of peace and tranquility.
This villa is a rare experience. Plenty of light, wonderful space, enchanting interior design, rich in art, sculpture and with a superb level of comfort. It has extensive views over the rich French countryside to the mountains of the Massif de l'Etoile in the far south. There is a wonderful mix of tradition and modernity here. The property, which is surrounded by parkland trees, consists of a traditional Bastide (Aixoise Maison de Maître) and a range of other buildings. These include a beautifully restored 19th-century stone farm house, an Orangery, a Pigeonier, a large pool house and garage.
In the extensive gardens there are a newly built artificial grass surfaced tennis court, a 17-metre swimming pool, a trampoline fitted with safety enclosure, professional table tennis, crocquet lawn, pétanque & badminton games available and a modern barbecue. The Orangery contains a gym equipped with LifeFitness running machine & bike, Powerplate unit, Gravitron upper body system and free weights. The pool house has a large seating area, Hi-Fi system, shower and separate WC.
Additionally, a spacious and comfortable sitting room with large fireplace, mini grand Borsendorfer piano, Hi-Fi system, Plasma screen TV and DVD, complete with a film library of over 350 titles.
The spacious proportions of the interior have been respected in the high quality renovation. The furnishings are very comfortable and tasteful with many interesting decorative pieces. A beautiful entrance leads to a comfortable living room, a large dining room, a well-equipped kitchen with range, breakfast table, dishwasher, 2 freezers, a fridge and wine cellar, and a separate WC.
On the first floor and second floors there are two upper hall study/library areas with Wi-Fi connection and TV with Sky+. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. On this floor there is also a twin bedded room and double bedroom, sharing one bathroom. On the second floor, there are three main bedrooms (two doubles and one twin bedded room) and two bathrooms. Additionally there is a children's room with two beds and two cots.
10 minutes' drive to Aix-en-Provence
30 minutes' drive to Avignon
30 minutes' drive to Marseille Airport