A 19th century property set amongst its hundred-year-old olive and pine trees
at the foot of Mount Baou on the heights of Toulon
Toulon, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83000 FR

Location

The town of Toulon was built between the sea and the mountain. It is therefore easy not only to practice water sports but also to go hiking in the hills and discover magnificent panoramic views. Standing at the foot of the mountain in a quiet, residential district, this property is just 10 minutes from the TGV train station and the motorway, 45 minutes from Hyères airport and less than an hour from that of Marseille. The nearest beaches are 20 minutes away, the shops are a 10-minute walk and a supermarket just 5 minutes by car.

Description

This property is accessed via a lane bordered by stone walls, over which dominate yuccas and olive trees. The house is surrounded by a predominantly flat garden, divided into different areas, separated by low walls. It is planted with pine and old trees, including olive trees, hundreds of years old. The living space is housed in several adjoining buildings. The south side of the main house is bordered by a large terrace, covered with terracotta tiles, with a view looking out over the mountain and a central flight of steps going down to a small, shady, terraced area, enhanced with a fountain. On the north side are a caretaker’s cottage and outbuildings. A swimming pool area, to the south-west, is out of sight of onlookers. Adjoining a studio flat, it provides a view of the surrounding hills. Another terrace is laid on the west side in front of the main entrance door.

The main house

This dwelling faces south-south-east like most of the old houses. The main section of the house, spanning approx. 350 m² of living space, with three straight windows on the facade and a central French window featuring panes with curved corners, opens on to a large terrace, covered with terracotta tiles, in the shade of two old trees, and offers a view of the mountain. It is extended to the north by a self-contained, two-room flat and outbuildings.


Ground floor
The main entrance, opening on to a terrace amongst the olive trees, is on the west side. The entrance door opens into a very large vestibule, housing a stairway with terracotta tile steps and wooden nosing that leads upstairs. On the south side, a central lounge, with a marble fireplace, opens on to the terrace and into the dining room as well as a small lounge-study, with a separate toilet. The entrance hall and the lounge are laid with cement floor tiles, featuring multi-coloured motifs. Both the dining room and the small lounge are laid with terracotta floor tiles. The ceilings in the entrance hall and the lounge are 3.60 m high.
Mezzanine floor
The stairway goes up to the first floor from the vestibule. A door on the intermediate landing opens into a space comprising a bedroom with a bathroom and toilet, a laundry room and a study with a fireplace. Floors are covered with terracotta and cement tiles as well as old, local tiles.
First floor
A bedroom, a large bathroom, with a shower and a bath, two bedrooms, each with their shower room, a bedroom transformed into a dressing room and a separate toilet. Floors are covered with terracotta tiles and ceilings vary in height between 2.60 and 3.16 m.
Second floor
Reached via the main stairway, two bedrooms: one facing east, the other facing west. A small central room could be converted into a shower room. Floors are covered with terracotta tiles, the 3-sloped ceilings go up to a height of 2.42 m.

The outbuildings

- Adjoining the main house on the north side, a caretaker’s cottage spanning approx. 50 m² comprises a living room on the ground floor, a bedroom and a bathroom upstairs.
The garden level is taken up by a garage, two storage rooms and an air-conditioned wine cellar.
- A studio flat, overlooking the large swimming pool, on the west side of the main house, spans approx. 20 m² and includes a shower.
- A garage features an atrium window.

Our opinion

This family home, exuding a certain charm, is extremely sound and in a good state of repair. Concealed from the road and out of sight of onlookers, it is in a quiet district within walking distance of a few shops. Hiking trails through the natural surroundings are nearby, despite being close to all main communication routes. Its two annexe dwellings make it possible to accommodate a caretaker or passing guests with no loss of privacy, given that the garden has been designed to include numerous nooks and crannies.

1 768 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 215200

Land registry surface area 3825 m2
Main building surface area 340 m2
Outbuilding surface area 240 m2
Number of bedrooms 7

Regional representative


Fabienne Pillard +33 1 42 84 80 85

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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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