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A large, traditional, 18th century Bastide house dominating Tuscan-style parklands near to Cannes, in a thousand-year-old village amidst mimosa forests. In the French department of Alpes-Maritimes, on the edge of the French Riviera, the Esterel mountains and the village of Tanneron, twenty minutes from the sea. Near to a Medieval village, renowned for its heritage and its pilgrimage sites. The nearby forest comprises mimosa and evergreen oak trees as well as rockrose and other typical Mediterranean plants. This remote, hillside property stands in a dominant position in a residential district. The nearest shops are 500 m away. This traditional Bastide house is set in a peaceful, no-through road. The main roads are less than 5 minutes away by car. Near to large towns such as Mandelieu-la-Napoule, with its famous golf course and its marina. Several TGV train stations are but 20 minutes away; Nice International airport is 40 minutes away. This property has two entrances, one for the traditional Bastide house and the other for the grounds lower down. Lorries and horse boxes are able to access the property. A property with parklands, spanning more than a hectare, and an authentic, traditional, 18th century Bastide house, surrounded by almond, olive, pubescent oak, yew and one hundred year old plane trees. The wrought iron gates open into a tarmac parking area. A flower-lined alleyway passes under a porch way, housing a dovecote, and eventually leads to the Bastide house. The parklands are protected from the neighbours and dominate the small valleys. On a lower level, numerous fruit and almond trees have no doubt been growing for several generations. The building facade features an alignment of almost twenty windows with solid, wooden shutters, all adorned with a small, heart-shaped cut-out, a symbol of protection and a lucky charm that the elders displayed to ward off anything that could damage the family's happiness. Their dark blue colour contrasts with the ochre-coloured rendering on the facade. Various terraced garden areas are laid out in the shade of the trees. Behind the traditional Bastide house, a swimming pool adjoins a private tennis court. Residents of this south-facing home can benefit from 300 days of sunshine throughout the year and, when night falls, they can admire the illuminated Medieval village.The large, traditional Bastide houseIn front of this residence is a gravel terrace with boxwood planted in large, earthenware jars aligned near to a low stone wall, separating the terrace from the lawn with its flowering oleander, lavender and agave plants. A long row of tall yew trees, stretching down to the end of the land, brings Tuscan landscapes to mind. Backing on to the house, an old well, covered with a polychrome roof, catches the eye. Also in front of this traditional Bastide house is an ornamental pool set in the centre of a circle of dressed stones. An enclosed area, just a few metres away, contains a swimming pool and a tennis court.Ground floorThe ground floor is entered via a solid, wooden door with a glazed fanlight and dressed stone framing. It provides direct access to a room, spanning approx. 30 m², in use as a dining room with an open-plan kitchen. A marble fireplace and wide flagstones help to preserve its 19th century style. A communicating living room, spanning approx. 35 m², also has direct access out on to the facade terrace. Adjoining rooms include a study, a cellar, direct access to the garage and a vaulted cellar. An old stairway with terracotta tile steps, leads to the two upper floors and the attic.First floorA stairway, with terracotta tile steps, goes up to the first floor. A corridor provides access to four spacious bedrooms with exposed beams and terracotta floor tiles. Two rooms, renovated in the 1980's, have terrazzo floor tiles. ...

Le Figaro Properties reference : 9003930