A contemporary style, traditional Mas house on 4.5 ha of terracing
amidst the Mediterranean hills near Flayosc
Lorgues, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83510 FR

Location

Perched on the heights of the village, the bell-tower of Flayosc dominates the surrounding countryside, planted with vines as well as olive and evergreen oak trees. In the distance, outlined against an intensely blue sky, are the Esterel mountains to the east and the Maures mountains to the west. The houses are coiled around the church. Fountains, a wash-house and little squares in the shade of hundred-year-old lime trees invite a stroll. Shops and restaurants keep the village lively all year round.
Draguignan is 8 km away, Cannes, Nice and Saint-Tropez are less than an hour’s drive away. It takes barely any longer to reach Verdon Gorges and Sainte-Croix Lake. Les-Arcs TGV train station is 20 minutes away and that of Aix-en-Provence, 1½ hours away.
This property is but a few kilometres from the medieval village.

Description

A few bends in the road through the forest, followed by a shady lane lead to the gates of this property. Standing on a hillside on one of the terraces, the main, south-facing house, looking out in every direction, features architecture combining the traditional with modernity. Its dominant position gives a view stretching into a verdant, wooded distance. A swimming pool, a pool-house and a stone hut, awaiting restoration, are installed on another tier of the terracing. Lush vegetation blends an organised garden with more wild areas.

The house

Built in the 1980’s and fully renovated in 2014, its spacious rooms, spanning a total floor surface area of approx. 240 m², are easy to move around. The building is luxurious and the materials chosen produce a harmony marking the entire property.


Ground floor
A vestibule on the west side provides access to the living rooms, laid out in a star shape. On one side, a modern, fully fitted kitchen; straight on, a veranda communicating with a vast terrace. A large lounge running alongside this open area also has an opening on the north side, leading to a second terrace. The floor is laid with the terracotta tiles, typical of Mediterranean interiors, creating harmony throughout. A stone fireplace is in good working order. A small, bright lounge, on a lower level, is used as a library and enhanced with a wood-burning stove. A study, that could be converted into a bedroom, completes this section of the house. The other side of the vestibule leads to two intercommunicating bedrooms, each with its own private terrace as well as a shower room, with a toilet. A laundry room and a guest toilet can be reached from the vestibule.
First floor
A long corridor provides access to two bedrooms, one of which has a wardrobe. A bathroom, with a shower and a toilet, is to be found at the end. The rooms are bright and have a pleasant view of the verdant setting.

The small summer house

A few steps going up amidst bushes, exuding southern fragrances, lead to a 10x5 m swimming pool which receives the sun virtually from dawn to dusk. A vast, raised deck and a shelter make it possible for residents to take advantage of this area all year round.
The small house comprises a spacious summer kitchen, a lounge and a bar. A shower cubicle and a toilet can be reached from the outside.

The hut

At the end of a tier of terracing, planted with evergreen oak and olive trees, surrounded by bushes and low stone walls, is a small hut, composed of two rooms separated by a fireplace. This isolated building, just waiting to be restored, could house a workshop or be used as a small guest house or even an office.

The garden

The grounds, extending over 1.5 ha, are divided by terracing and planted with evergreen oak and olive trees, rockroses and wild rosemary. These grounds include numerous nooks and crannies that could be converted into a playground, a vegetable garden or an olive grove. The section around the house is planted with species and shrubs, exuding Mediterranean fragrances.

Our opinion

Functional and perfectly designed to accommodate a family or a bed & breakfast activity, this house was completely renovated in 2014 using noble, sober materials. It nestles in a delightful setting, in tune with the sound of the cicada and dominating a magnificent panoramic view.
Steeped in a pastoral atmosphere ideal for relaxing whilst being near to bustling towns, it is a wonderful place to live all year round.

815 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 920059

Land registry surface area 10500 m2
Main building surface area 240 m2
Number of bedrooms 4
Outbuilding surface area 62 m2
including refurbished area36 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Anne Triboulet +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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