Character house, covered outdoor terrace. Comfort, tranquility, privacy. Atmospheric and authentic land, 1.5 hectares, surrounded by lush vegetation. Private pool. Well the sun and shade.
The village of Carcès is located about 60 km east of Aix-en-Provence, 60 km north of St. Tropez, and about 110 km west from Nice. It is a 15 to 20 minute drive north of the A8 motorway (exit Brignoles coming from the west and exit at Le Luc in the east). Carcès Situated in the quiet hinterland of the Côte d'Azur. There is as much sun as on the coast. The big tourist crowds are at a safe distance, but easily accessible for day trips. The region is called the Provence verte, the green part of Provence. Carcès is located between vineyards (the nearest winery called Carpe Diem) and low wooded hills about 150 meters above sea level. It is a typical Provençal village offers all basic amenities including a post office and a large supermarket. On Saturday there is a market.
The house is located a few kilometers from the village, at the end of a road. There is no noise in the whole of a road. Leï Restanques (the walls) is the name of the distinctive house. It is located on a 1.5 hectare grounds with privacy and with many attractive spots. The site consists of a small, shallow valley with numerous terraces that are surrounded by ancient walls. The walls are hand-stacked aesthetic delights. The walls make tangible at the expense of how much effort the land is cultivated (for wine) in earlier years. The site is also partly been used as a quarry, still visible in a single heap.
The terraces are easily accessible and are connected by scenic trails. On part of the terraces grow olive trees. There are fig trees and almond trees. Furthermore, there are many holm oak (solid green) and oak trees (drops its leaves) and further away from the house pines. Part of the northern slope is a rugged forest. The site is a paradise for botanists: the whole area grow many wild plants including orchids. In early spring the color blue irises site and in May the broom turns a yellow gradient. Herbs like mint, thyme and rosemary are everywhere. The mossy paths on the north slope depends on the weather yellow or green. A cypress marks the entrance to the grounds.
You can do anything on the ground. There is a football field. There is a badminton court appointed (net). There is a nook with a bench where you can withdraw. At another place is a hammock hung where you can doze off in delicious. The area is a paradise for children: what about the tree house into four floors.
There is a swimming pool of 10x5 meters at some distance from the house. Following the pool is a shallow area created where you can stretch out sunbathing in the water and where children can play. On the terrace are four sun loungers and a hot shower at the pool.
The site has a very favorable insolation. The house is located on the southwest on a sunny slope. The sun is not obstructed by trees or hills making it even outside the high season and in the winter is pleasant around the house. On the grounds are plenty of shady spots. The outside shows in the summer to protect from the (high) and offers sun in winter a sheltered spot in the (low-lying) sun. From the house there is a broad view of the site. In some places there is a distant view east or west.
The house is built in a traditional way and has many original details. The whole thing is a few years ago and rebuilt on top and newly decorated. It is spacious and well equipped. There is a fireplace and electric heating. Everything is arranged on stays of 10: 8 in the house and possibly two in the guest house. There is ample crockery. The format is as follows:
Hall with separate toilet. Living room with conservatory and open kitchen, 65 m2, and then covered outdoor terrace, 25 m2, with large table and 10 deck-chairs. From there you can walk the grounds. There are four easy chairs and a garden table with six chairs.
Bedrooms: There are two bedrooms with private bathroom / toilet. Two bedrooms share the third bathroom. The beds are 90x200 or 90x200 twice in all four bedrooms have a hanging / cupboard.
At about 100 meters away from the house is nestled in the woods an idyllic and clean guesthouse. You will find a bedroom with a double bed, a conservatory room and a simple kitchen. Plumbing (including hot shower) is nearby outdoor site. For the romantics and tranquility.
We have enjoyed since 2001 from our site in Provence. Full of enthusiasm, we have the old house and indeed radically refurbished to a comfortable stay. We have a beautiful landscaped pool 20 meters from the house. All while maintaining the beauty of the site. A lovely place to come to enjoy the peace and quiet to the scents of nature, to receive friends and eat good food with a good glass of wine. Who's next?
Ellen van Koppen and Sjaak Karsten