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A large Bastide, Alpilles, Provençe, France.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - aerial view
 
A MAGNIFICENT BASTIDE (FARMHOUSE) WITH SEPARATE COTTAGE, OUTBUILDINGS, SWIMMING POOL AND EXTENSIVE GARDENS & GROUNDS TOTALLING 7.4 ACRES / 3 HECTARES.

DESCRIPTION:

The Alpilles are located in Provence in the department of Les Bouches-du-Rhone - a small mountain range that stretches about 40 kilometers from the Durance at Cavaillon to the Rhone at Tarascon.

In January 2007, the Alpilles was classified as a Regional Park and is a haven of peace, punctuated by its traditions, its unique Provencal culture, and its seasons. The Natural Park of the Alpilles has a deeply rooted Provencal identity, concealing landscapes and places of exception, drawn by its olive groves, its vineyards and its rocky landscape.

The Alpilles is steeped in history, cultural heritage and its exceptional rural beauty is classified "NATURA 2000" - a European network to safeguard biodiversity.
 
THE MAIN HOUSE:

The house is surrounded by flagstone terraces and gardens with numerous tress.

After passing through the gates and going up a long avenue, you reach the property which consists of several separate buildings.

French windows set in a semi-circular arch provides access to the following:

A large Drawing Room (90 sq. m.) with a double ribbed vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and flagstone floor. There is a kitchen area with a Lacanche range and beautiful glazed tiles.

A superbly well-equipped Kitchen and scullery.

A storeroom with a door to the outside.

A large room Sitting Room / Dining Room) with an antique terracotta tiled floor, sloping ceiling, antique beams and Parefeuille tiles.

A Laundry Room and Linen Room with separate washing machines, tumble dryer and linen storage space.

A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - restaurant terrace
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - drawing room 1
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - kitchen
 
From the large Drawing Room, a passage with an antique terracotta tiled floor leads to:

A guest WC.

A small kitchen.

A pretty reception room with an antique terracotta tiled floor and French windows into the garden.

A large Office with French windows also into the garden.

A passage leads to:

Second Drawing room, with an antique flagstone floor, attractive stone fireplace surmounted with a dressed stone overmantel, a part-provencal, part-ribbed vaulted ceiling and French windows into the garden.

A stone spiral staircaseleads to the first floor.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - reception room
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - drawing room 2
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - salon & staircase
FIRST FLOOR:

from the large drawing room, a terracotta tiled staircase with oak nosing, a passage leads to:

• The 1st Bedroom with a sloping ceiling and exposed beams.
• Separate WC.
• Bathroom.
• Bedroom 2 with bathroom and separate WC.

Another, stone spiral staircase to the first floor, leads to:

A SUITE comprising the following rooms:

• An attractive Bedroom with a sloping ceiling, Sisal flooring and a large Dressing Room.
• 2nd Bedroom with a decorated 19th century tiled floor.
• WC.
• Large Bathroom with decorative cement tiles, a footed bath and fully tiled Walk-in Shower.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - bedroom 1 A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - bathroom 1
Accessible directly from the outside are several Suites or Bedrooms, as follows:

GROUND FLOOR, SEPARATE APARTMENT:

• Sitting Room with a fireplace, Parfeuille tiled floor, provencal ceiling and pretty cupboard with antique doors.

A wooden staircase to the FIRST FLOOR with Sisal flooring leads to:

• Bedroom with an exposed beam ceiling and cupboard with antique doors.
• Bathroom with built-in bath and built-in washbasin.
• Separate WC.

SUITE 2:

• Bedroom with a sloping ceiling, painted beams, antique terracotta tiled floor and fireplace.
• Bathroom with an antique terracotta and yellow glazed tiled floor, bath, washbasin and separate WC.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - sitting room
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - apartment bedroom 1 A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - apartment bedroom 2
SUITE 3:

An external entrance with stone steps lead to the following:

• Bedroom with Sisal flooring and painted, exposed beams.
• Bathroom with a bath and washbasin.
• Separate WC.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - apartment exterior
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 3 bedroom
SUITE 4:

• Bedroom with a Parfeuille tiled floor and pretty cupboard.
• Walk-in Shower Room with a hand-glazed beige and green tiled floor, 2 washbasins, provencal ceiling, and large green painted beam.
• Separate WC.

SUITE 5:

• Bedroom with a Parfeuille tiled floor and beautiful cupboard with antique glass doors.
• Bathroom with a footed bath and 2 stone washbasins.
• Separate WC.

SUITE 6:


• Bedroom with a Parfeuille tiled floor, provencal ceiling and large beams.
• Bathroom with a pretty antique bath, Parfeuille tiled floor and hand-glazed blue tiles.
• Separate WC.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 5 bedroom
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 6 bedroom A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 6 bathroom
An Entrance Hall / small Sitting Room with an antique terracotta tiled floor leads to the following:

SUITE 7:

• Large bedroom with a terracotta tiled floor, sloping ceiling and panelling at the head of the bed.
• Shower room.
• Separate WC.

SUITE 8:

• Bedroom with an antique terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone wall and cupboard with pretty antique doors.
• Passage, which doubles as an extra Bedroom.
• Bathroom with an antique terracotta tiled floor, hand-glazed tiled walls and washbasin.
• Separate WC.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 7 bedroom
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 8 hallway A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 8 bedroom
A small Entrance Hall with a stone floor leads to the following:

SUITE 9:

• Bedroom with a Parfeuille tiled floor and ceiling with large exposed beams.
• Bathroom with marble tiles, bidet, built-in bath and beautiful footed washbasin.
• Separate WC.

An Entrance Hall with a flagstone floor leads to:

SUITE 10:

• Bedroom with a Parfeuille tiled floor, ceiling with large white painted beams and cupboard with antique doors.
• Bathroom with 2 washbasins, footed bath and shower.
• Separate WC.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - suite 9 entrance A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - apartment exterior 2
 
Not far from the swimming pool:

A SEPARATE SMALL HOUSE:

• Bedroom with an antique flagstone floor, sloping ceiling, exposed beams, Parfeuille tiles and pretty cupboard.
• Bathroom with a flagstone floor, built-in bath, washbasin, bidet, and WC.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - small cabin
OUTBUILDINGS:

There is a well equiped Pool House comprising the following:

• Jacuzzi.
• Steam Room.
• Filter Room.
• Shower Room with washbasin and WC.

There is also:

• A garden Tool Shed and a Boiler Room which can also be accessed from outside.
• Greenhouse.
• Summer Living Room and summer Dining Room with flagstone floor and oven.
• WC and washbasin at the rear, with an antique terracotta tiled floor.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - pool house & swimming pool
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - jacuzzi
GARDENS AND GROUNDS:

The property totals 7.4 Acres / 3 Hectares of mature gardens and grounds featuring a beautiful flower garden, vegetable garden, Olive trees and meadows.

The swimming pool in painted concrete with a mosaic frieze, and surrounded by lawn.
 
A large Bastide, Alpilles, France - gardens
STATE AND OBSERVATIONS:

• Gas central heating in the main house and underfloor heating in the large drawing room. Reversible individual heating throughout the rest of the house.

• Double glazing on numerous windows.

• A plentiful supply of water from 3 bore holes, 1 of which (120 m) is not used, the other 2 of which are at 43 m and 140 m.

• Telephone exchange with telephone points and TV in each Bedroom.

• TNT distribution frames.

• Electrical power well above average.

• On-site sewerage system
For sale freehold by private treaty.
Viewing by appointment only.


Guide price: 6,800,000 Euros


For further information, or to view the property, please phone or email William Montgomery's office, as follows:

Office: +44 (0)28 4278 8666
Mobile: +44 (0) 7967 347965
Email: office@william-montgomery.com

Grey Abbey Estate Office,
Newtownards,
Co. Down,
Northern Ireland BT22 2QA.
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