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6 Feb, 2007
Domaine des Cigales
Provencal bastide set in five acres of stunning woodland with magnficent views across unspoilt valley. Private and luxurious, with a heated spa pool enclosed in a walled garden, also a stunning pool, 12m/6m and only a 5 min drive to the market town of Lorgues with all its amenities.
This modernised bastide has 4 double bedrooms.The master bedroom has a separate dressing area, an ensuite bathroom, recently fitted with large modern shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail all decorated with local stone tiles.Double windows look directly out over the valley and swimming pool.
The main bathroom is fitted with two separate sink, sizeable shower tiled in travitan, bath and WC.
The first floor also contains an impressive 50m2living room with panoramic views and double doors opening out onto a covered balcony facing the gravel drive with traditional Provencal-style fountain and the main gates.
Another set of double doors opens outside the Moroccan Garden accessed through hand-crafted wooden doors.A relaxation area with banquette seating and purpose built hot tub tiled with mosaics.
Adjacent to the Moroccan Garden is a children's play area with wooden climbing frame, slide, swings and tree house.Downstairs is the dining room equipped with long rustic wooden table and chairs.
The kichen is finished with local Salernes tiles, including a useful tiled 'island' worksurface and contains all modern amenities including dishwasher, large double sink and traditional Godin stove.There is a separate utility area with washing machine, large sink and tiled worksurface.There is also a downstairs WC with hand basin.
All the rooms on the ground floor level have locally crafted double French doors opening onto a large, tiled terrace which has a stone dining table and is covered by a wrought iron abri.
There is also available for use a seperate cottage with its own kitchen bathroom 1 double and adjacent bunk bed room
The pool area is accessed via a lockable gate and stone steps.There are three pool terraces - one is completely shaded an equipped with a rattan suite of furniture including sofa, table and two arm- chairs plus four wooden steamer-style sun loungers.The pool has an infinity edge and is a traditional Provencal 'basin' rendered grey in the authentic style.. . The property is completely secluded but only a five minute drive from the beautiful Medieval village of Lorgues and 30 minutes drive to the coast at Ste Maxime.