Les Colombes: a delightful 18th century bastide in a private, tranquil and typical provencal setting. Close to the medieval village of Villecroze and a short walk from the renowned vineyards of Valcolombe. The property is situated at the end of a small lane in the exclusive residential area of Gandelon. A lovely location with panoramique views, including the hill village of Tourtour with its fine restaurants and architecture. This charming farmhouse has been sympathetically renovated to the highest standard and is surrounded by mature gardens with over 30 olive trees and numerous fruit and nut trees such as cherry, plum, fig, walnut and almond. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a large terrace with sun-loungers.
Les Colombes is a detached and private property bounded by traditional dry stone walls and shrubs. There is ample parking within the grounds. Pleasant walks abound in the Gandelon including the beautiful hilltop site of St. Bartelemy with its caves and springs. Markets at Salernes, Aups, or Cotignac offer the best in ‘atmosphere’ and local produce. The Gorges du Verdon and the spectacular Lac de Sainte Croix are only ½hr drive away. The nearest shops and restaurants are only 15 minutes walk and Villecroze village with its open-air bars and restaurants is only 5 minutes by car. There are tennis courts in Villecroze and a riding school in Salernes.
Les Colombes is well placed to experience some of the best of provencal life and culture. The pace is always unrushed, but, if you fancy a change, you are less than an hour from the hustle and bustle of the Cote d’Azur.
Included in your stay:
Bed linen, bath & pool towels, tea-towels
Utilities: elec, gas, water*
TV/DVD/Video with free UK Sky & French channels
A travel cot if required (but not baby linen)
A surcharge will be made in winter months for the use of the woodburner and electricity
Kitchen - exposed beams, terracotta floor, polished stone worktops/sink, fitted units, electric oven/gas hob, French dresser, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, table seats 8
Living Room - large & charming with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, terracotta floor, feature fireplace & woodburner. Open tread stairs with wrought iron banisters to mezzanine, arched French windows to terrace via massive wrought iron shutters for open air flow & complete security on hot summer nights
Laundry Room - with washing/tumble dry machines
Downstairs Bedroom 3 - exposed beams, tiled floor, window to front terrace, antique double bed & wardrobe
Bedroom 2 - off the living room, delightful self-contained guest room with own entrance door from garden, 5ft double bed, antique wardrobe, en suiteShower Room with vanity unit, attractive tiles, WC and shower cubicle
Mezzanine - landing has wooden flooring & wrought iron banisters; presently used as an office/library area
Bedroom 1 - delightful master suite with vaulted ceiling & exposed beams, window over olive grove, beautiful wrought iron 6ft double bed, antique wardrobe
Bedroom 4 - large with vaulted ceiling, window over garden/olive grove, pine floor, 2 single beds, wardrobe
Bathroom - large family bathroom with attractive Salernes tiles and corner shower, 2 washbasins in vanity unit, pedestal bath, WC
Garden - large (2300m²) accessed via tall wrought iron automatic gates with ample parking. A shallow watering canal which runs at least once a week from St.Bartelemy springs; even during summer for irrigation
Terraces - large (40m²) paved areas with stone wall features; incl. wrought iron Dining Pergola at front of house; another to side of house with view to Tourtour, ‘the village in the sky’.
Swimming Pool - 10 x 5m traditional pool with paved surround
Cabanon - large garden store, barbeque, pool equipment
This is a charming property in a safe and quiet residential location. Tranquil yet near to two typical provencal villages & fine vineyards. The house is a real home from home, set up with care, flair and comfort in mind. Please bear in mind this is a non smoking property.