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Alpilles, 18th century Italian-style country house

A private 12 ha glen, lined with cypress trees and maritime pines, is the setting of this one-ofa- kind property that offers spectacular views. “The main structure, a handsome 440 sq m Florentine-style country house, makes an elegant architectural statement with its grand balcony and pink and ochre coloured facade,” notes Charme et Provence Immobilier. On the garden level, a vestibule (40 sq m) leads to a fully equipped kitchen and large living room (60 sq m) with fireplace. Also on this level are the library and summer sitting room, which connects to the terrace; all are light-filled spaces with exquisite details like Italian marble floors. Upstairs, the first floor is divided into three bedrooms, each with en suite bath, as well as a study. On the top floor is a self-contained 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with private entrance which also includes a spacious living room-kitchen area. A 2-level, 110 sq m guesthouse offers two more charming bedrooms plus living areas. Caretaker’s quarters (50 sq m) are set within a stone farmhouse dating back to 1743. All three buildings, in excellent condition, have been meticulously restored. Outdoor amenities include a tennis court and pool, surrounded by stunning views and the vegetation of the Alpilles Provence national park. Grounds of manicured lawns, fountains and flower gardens complete this unique find, close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Listing price : 3.800.000 euros

Charme et Provence,12A, boulevard Mirabeau, 13210 Saint-Rémy de Provence. Tél. : 04 32 60 03 02. http://www.charme-et-provence.fr

Alpilles