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The farmhouse time forgot, West of the Alpilles, bordering Camargue

The farmhouse time forgot

The stone master house was built in the 17th century

This property has 30 acres of vineyards and pasture. The 17th-century Master house, in perfect condition, is adorned with red shutters. It provides 380 sq m of living space on two levels, with 3.60 m of clearance. The ground floor has a wide hall with a stone stairway, a modern kitchen, a dining room, a triple living room and an office. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a shower and a laundry upstairs, with an additional 97 sq m under the rafters. Says Valancogne & Partners: “This is a very authentic, masterly done up family house with beautiful Frenchstyle ceilings, marble floors downstairs and old cobblestones upstairs.” It faces a charming park with shady trees. A twostory Mediterranean-style farm adjacent has a living room, a 30-sq m wine cellar, a tasting room, two bedrooms and showers on the first floor, and two more rooms upstairs. Nearby lies an orangery with bay-windows, used as a music room. Above it, two 100-sq m attics can be converted. Rounding up the amenities are a 90-sq m caretaker’s cottage (with a living room, a kitchen, two rooms and a bathroom), a gothic chapel, and a heated pool (15x7 m) with an automatic shutter, blending harmoniously with its surroundings. This quiet property in the heart of the country is 3 km from nearby shops and 40 mn away from three airports and a TGV station. Listing price : 3,850,000 euros

Estate agent: Valancogne & Partners-Agence Alpilles, Impasse de la Vieille Fontaine, 13810 Eygalières. Tél. : 04 90 95 99 41. http://www.valancogneimmo.com

Photo : © Camille Moirenc

The farmhouse time forgot