Escape To The French Countryside In This Dreamy Bastide
Looking for your dream country retreat? We might have just found it. This 15th century bastide in the south of France has got everything from rustic interiors to a luxury swimming pool. And it’s just been brought to the market by Daniel Feau for €8,200,000.
Located in the heart of the Luberon valley – a National Park with some of France’s most glorious views – the house is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It’s also just a short drive to the romantic villages of Apt, Lacoste and Bonnieux, so when you’re not hiking through vineyards you can stroll down cobbled streets and sample local delicacies. Alternatively, this properties’ elevated position means that you can gaze out at the surrounding hills from the comfort of home.
A perfect example of a ‘bastide’ or traditional country home, the house has an abundance of period features. Exposed beams, stone walls and wooden shutters have been preserved while modern comforts and plush furnishings have been brought in. The result? A swoon-worthy property that marries romance with luxury.
On the ground floor you’ll find a reception salon, a vaulted stone dining room, and a spacious country kitchen all bathed in sunlight and leading out onto various terraces. Upstairs there’s more comfortable drawing rooms, a library and two studies, as well as six en suite bedrooms in which you can wake up and gaze out over the hills and farmland.
Outside is a charming maze of stone courtyards and secluded patios that eventually give way to 17 acres of elegant landscaped gardens. Think old fountains, olive trees, arched walkways and the gentle buzz of cicadas wherever you go.
As for the glittering swimming pool, its a dreamy spot to cool off between martinis, or work up an appetite before dinner. Speaking of which, the poolside terrace – with it’s array of cushioned garden furniture and wooden tables – is ideally set up for al fresco dining. Whether your having a family dinner after a day in the pool, or entertaining friends over local French cheese, it doesn’t get much more idyllic than this.
And if all that wasn’t enough, there’s even a separate caretakers lodge on the grounds. With a lick of paint it could be a fantastic guest house, or even better, an enchanting Air BnB.
Fancy living la belle vie? This dream property is available through Daniel Feau for €8,200,000. Enquire here.
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