BASTIDE DE LA TOUR AH125
Accommodation(approx. 6,000 sq. ft.)
• Air conditioned
• Living room
• Den-game room with flat-screen television, ping pong, and office corner
• Country kitchen with fireplace, dining area and pantries
• 9 bedrooms (3 kings, 5 with twins, 1 single)
• 7 bathrooms (3 with shower + tub, 3 showers, 1 tub), 9 WCs
• Satellite television/Bose CD player/DSL and Wi Fi internet access
• Professional stove with 6 burner cook top, 2 ovens, grill and steam drawer
• 2 Dishwashers/Freezer/Washing machine/Dryer
• Park-like grounds with infinity swimming pool (15′ x 33′)Pool house
• Covered terrace with glass doors/Open terrace/Outdoor lounging and dining furniture
• Central heating/Air conditioning – under floor
• Telephone for incoming calls
• Sheets and towels included
• Housekeeping, cooking, cooking classes, babysitting, private tours can all be arranged at additional charge
• Security deposit – $3,000
Location: 3 kms from la Tour d’Aigues, 18 kms southeast of Lourmarin, 32 kms northeast of Aix-en-Provence.
On the southern side of the Luberon mountains – made famous by Peter Mayle’s classic book, A Year in Provence – you’ll discover an array of unique towns and villages. Stroll the picturesque streets of Lourmarin, enjoy mountain and valley views from the perched village of Ansouis, buy artisan cheeses, fresh vegetables and local wine at the lively open air market in Pertuis. Or for more sophisticated sights, you’ll find the celebrated city of Aix-en-Provence with its tree-lined avenues, historic center and pedestrian shopping streets within easy driving distance.
If you’re looking for a distinctive property in this alluring region, look no further than Bastide de la Tour. Located near the village of la Tour d’Aigues with small shops and services, this 19th-century property oozes Provençal character and charm. Set in large acreage, the property includes vineyards and a wine estate producing red, white and rosé wines. The property also features an oil-producing olive grove and fruit-bearing trees from apple and fig to apricot and nectarine.
In front of the house is a spacious graveled terrace with teak dining furniture shaded by graceful plane trees. It’s a wonderful spot for relaxing and taking full advantage of the vineyard views. Also by the terrace is an old stone bassin, a reminder of days gone by. Surrounding the property are Mediterranean pines and other tall trees as well as a variety of flowering plants and shrubs. And set to the side of the house is a lovely cascading swimming pool with stone terrace, pool house and ample lounging furniture. With such peaceful and evocative surroundings, you may find it hard to venture out.
Traditionally built on three stories, the old bastide is expansive with living space of over 6,000 square feet. Completely restored, it features the finest building materials including stone, marble and antique terra cotta floors and beamed ceilings. Fully equipped for your complete comfort and convenience, the house has first-class appliances, designer lighting, air conditioning and Wi Fi internet access.
From the impressive entry hall with beautiful wrought-iron work, a door on the left leads to the spacious living room and on to the den. French doors open from both rooms to the terraces. Casual, comfortable furnishings include upholstered sofas, armchairs, occasional tables and chests. In the den are a flat-screen television with satellite service, additional seating and a small desk.
To the right of the entry is an exceptional kitchen designed for the finest of cooks. It features a wood-beamed ceiling, stone accents, lovely painted tile walls and pale green cabinets. The professional Viking stove has six gas burners, a grill, steam drawer and two ovens. The long center island with stone counter provides ample preparation space, and there are stools for those who enjoy supervising the cooks. Across from the kitchen is the dining area with long wood table and chairs. Adjacent to the kitchen are two pantries with additional sinks, large refrigerator, freezer, small appliances and cookware. Doors from the kitchen open to the front terrace. Another door opens to a large tile-roofed terrace with beamed ceiling, stone walls, glass doors and additional outdoor dining furniture.
From the entry hall, a stone staircase with beautiful handcrafted wrought-iron railing leads to the second and third floors where there are 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The bedrooms are all decorated with pretty quilted bedcovers, bedside tables and lamps, antique accents and good wardrobe space. From many of the bedrooms, you’ll enjoy vineyard views. The bathrooms feature marble or ceramic tilework, granite counters and fine ceramic fixtures. Three of the bathrooms include separate tubs and showers as well as double sinks. Three more bathrooms have marble-tiled showers, and one is equipped with a bathtub and hand-held shower attachment.
On the second floor are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 4 of which are ensuite. On this level is a spacious master suite with cathedral beamed ceiling and large windows offering stunning views of the terraces and vineyards. The king-bedded suite includes a sitting area with upholstered sofa and chaise longue, large bathroom with marble and painted tiles, separate shower and bathtub, double sinks and toilet facilities. Stairs lead to a mezzanine with desk. Also on the second floor are five more bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Two have king beds and three have twins.
On the third floor are 3 more bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These are smaller rooms more appropriate for children, teenagers or a nanny. Two of the bedrooms have twin beds and share a large bathroom with shower, tub. double sinks and toilet. The third bedroom has a single bed and its own small bathroom with shower sink and toilet. There are additional toilet facilities on this level and on the entry hall.
An estate with great character and all conveniences in a classic setting. Ideal for large groups of friends and families to experience the best of Provence.
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