FORCALQUIER, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Côte d'Azur
€2,690,000 [convert]

7 12


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Key Features

Property Type: House
Number of bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Receptions: 12
Swimming Pool
France Property Shop ID: 635374
Reference: HH-14655452

Property Description

In the heart of Haute Provence, this charming estate is located in the middle of this magnificent rural countryside shaped for centuries by the hand of man, which the inhabitants call their "Little Tuscany".

On a vast property of about twenty hectares, two of which are devoted to olive trees and truffle oaks, a long avenue of plane trees leads to the old farmhouse built in 1555, then extended in 1666. The property was completely renovated between 1999 and 2001, with respect for the site and using old materials, and then completed with a garden made up of gravel paths lined with boxwood, roses and lavender, and punctuated by numerous cypress and olive trees.

The result of this long construction project is a property that combines tradition and modernity with all the comfort that such an estate would suggest. Without any nuisance, a true haven of peace and serenity, combining conviviality, hospitality and the Provencal art of living, its position offers 360 degree panoramas and exceptional views of the Alps to the east and the Luberon and Forcalquier to the west, the hilltop village of Lurs to the North, as well as the surrounding countryside, all only 3 km from the centre of Forcalquier, with its famous market every Monday morning, its famous citadel overlooking the old town and its medieval squares and alleys. The area around the property is agricultural, so no construction can spoil the landscape.

Inside, on 500 m2, the house has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large kitchen, a large living room, a dining room, two offices, a large artist's studio, as well as a studio with independent entrance. In the outbuildings there are 2 garages for the sheltered parking of 4 vehicles, and a vaulted cellar with a stone floor, essential for lovers of good wine.

The house has a large swimming pool of 17 x 8 m. The house is equipped with oil-fired central heating with a Viessmann boiler (the radiators are in cast iron in the old style, except in the living room and the study, which have underfloor heating), a Hoover central vacuum cleaner, a goods lift (from the garage to the first floor in a cupboard near the kitchen), and 2 fireplaces in the living room and kitchen.

The property has a borehole and is completely self-sufficient in water. It also has several wells and an automatic watering system.

For lovers of authenticity and nature.


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