In Carces, in a prominent position,
an old farmhouse with two dwellings
Carcès, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83570 FR

Location

The old village of Carcès is located in the centre of the Var, built on a hill at an altitude of 130 m, at the confluence of the Argens and Caramy rivers. The medieval city, its castle and numerous houses with glazed tile facades contribute to the charm of this location with its distinctive character. In the immediate vicinity, the 100-hectare Carcès lake with 8 km of shores is a real paradise for fishermen. The city can be accessed by TGV (Aix-en-Provence station is one hour away), by plane (Nice and Marseille airports are one hour away) or by road (the A8 motorway junction is a 20 minute drive).

Description

The village is in easy walking distance. A small winding road leads to the property built on a small hill with a view of the surrounding countryside. At the front of the house, there is ample parking space for four vehicles, with each house having its own access. Past a porch, a stone lean-to with a solid frame serves large sheds located below one of the dwellings. At the other end of the lean-to, a small courtyard under the shade of a centuries-old plane tree provides access to the two houses. The upper part of the land is terraced and planted primarily with over a hundred olive trees. It features a large swimming pool sheltered from view. A terrace, adorned with three terracotta columns leaning from the weight of the ages, forms a genuine belvedere overlooking the wooded hills and vineyards in the distance. A few scattered houses, well integrated into the landscape, break the complete isolation. Below lies a large flat meadow (5,000 m² of building space) that could be generously irrigated by the waters of the Carcès canal.

The main house

With a surface area of approx. 140 m², it is built over two floors, with in addition an attic which has been converted into a bedroom. Rendered throughout in ochre tones, the house is in a very good general condition, as major renovation work was carried out in 2008 (insulation, roofing, interior fittings). Facing south, it benefits from an abundant luminosity thanks to large straight windows offering a completely unobstructed view. A door on the north side leads to the first floor, as the ground is sloping.


Ground floor
This level offers the kitchen, the living/dining room with its cast iron stove built into the fireplace, a toilet, a laundry room and a cloakroom. Exposed beams, terracotta floors, some level adjustments between the rooms, thick walls - all these features reveal at once the character of the old house, which has been extended over the years. From the living room, the staircase with wooden stair nosing draws a harmonious curve before reaching the upper floor.
First floor
It has three very bright bedrooms, two of which offer a bathroom, followed by a small study which can be used as a child's room, and a toilet. From one of the bedrooms, an internal staircase leads to a fourth bedroom under the rafters in the former attic.

The gîte

This house is made of carefully grouted stones and is on one level. Access is either via the lean-to or from an external path. It is completely independent from the main house. The entrance leads directly into the living room, which includes an open kitchen. This large open-plan room features two straight windows on the south side facing the interior of the lean-to. As a result, a very special light fills the space. On the same level, a first bedroom with toilet and independent bathroom is followed by two other bedrooms sharing a bathroom between them.

Our opinion

The beautiful open view gives an overwhelming feeling of countryside, where a few scattered cypresses stand out from the landscape as if brushes were drawing the sky. It is a peaceful place and anyone seeking rest will find their happiness in the shade of the mulberry tree or the ancient plane tree. Significant expansion projects are feasible, as the land is eligible for construction (20% floor area).

1 325 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 950463

Land registry surface area 18000 m2
Main building surface area 235 m2
Number of bedrooms 7
Outbuilding surface area 90 m2
including refurbished area94

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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