€1 650 000 (FAI)**
|Town||ARLES||Dept||Bouches du Rhone|
|Surface||450 M2*||Plot Size||54555 M2|
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This stunning historic Mas was built in 1909 and is set in beautiful tranquil grounds of 55000 m2. It has been well renovated to the highest standard with travertine floor tiles on the ground floor, oak parquet on the first floor, solar panels, double glazing, under-floor heating and air conditioning. It comprises of a grand entrance through the conservatory, an office, 2 large living areas, a dining room and a superb semi professional kitchen. The beautiful staircase leads to five en-suite bedrooms all with oak parquet flooring, under-floor heating and air conditioning units in some of the bedrooms.
Outside you will find a spectacular (salt water) infinity swimming pool with a beautiful terrace, summer kitchen and extensive land which is ideal for tennis court and riding horses. The property is located in the heart of the Camargue with fantastic views of the countryside.
The beautiful beaches at Saintes Maries de la Mer are a 10 minute drive away and the ancient town of Arles is 15 minutes away.
This is a superb and rare opportunity to purchase a historic property for a family home which also has the potential for a Chambre d’hotes or gite business.
A private tree lined driveway leads to this beautiful property. The house comprises:
Entrance into the large bright conservatory with fantastic views of the pool and terrace. The doorway leads to the entrance hall with a stunning feature staircase.
Office which is located to the right is a spacious, bright and airy room.
From the hallway feature stone archways lead to:
Living room is a spacious open plan area with views of the gardens.
Dining room with an open fireplace and feature tiled surround.
Second living room has a large log burner and views to the gardens.
Archways lead to the fully tiled kitchen which has been beautifully designed and fitted with the highest quality units. It has integrated ovens, hob, fryers and cooker hoods. It is a superb semi professional kitchen.
There is also a WC with hand wash basin.
Doorway leads to a boiler/utility room which also houses the hot water tank including a water softening system. There is access to the studio area which could easily be converted to a self contained apartment, it is already fitted with a shower and wc.
The grand staircase leads from the hallway to the
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room. Magnificent views from the large terrace across the Camargure Parc Naturel.
Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom. In the second part with own staircase are 3 more bedrooms with ensuite shower room.
Outside is the superb salt water infinity swimming pool (fitted with a heat pump), a glorious south facing sun terrace and summer kitchen. The land is enclosed and suitable for horses. There are currently 3 stables. There are outbuildings and an old water tower which could be renovated. More constructible land and space for 2 extra rooms in the attic.
There are 46 Solar panels which produce 19 kw of electricity per year. WIFI is connected throughout the property. A new drainage system has been installed in 2012. There is also a well which has a pump so can be used for the land.
This region has many international airports providing flights to numerous European and International cities, from Nimes, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Marseilles.
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The Bouches-du-Rhone department is located in the Southeast of the Provence-Cote-d'Azur region and has a population of just under 1.8 million. The mountainous North meet the urbanised South where the majority of this population is dispersed. Marseille is the largest town and also the departmental capital.
Marseille is France's second largest city, and is very cosmopolitan with a diverse mix of inhabitants. The majority immigrated to here from the Mediterranean basin, West Africa and Indochina. Recently, the town has been given rejuvenated thanks to the new TGV line to Paris, which is itself attracting Parisian investors and those looking to buy a holiday home or apartment in the area.
Further north, Aix-en-Provence is a city which could not be more different to the busy Marseille. It is an esteemed University town which once bestowed its teaching upon a young man named Nostradamus. It makes an ideal break from Marseille, although traffic here can be very busy in peak season. If you are spending time here in the summer, perhaps in a lovely apartment or holiday home, then it is a perfect place in which to learn the French language.
In the West of the department, where the Rhone River meets the Mediterranean Sea there is a vast land of marshes and ponds which is home to herons, cormorants and stunning pink flamingos. A number of rice plantations, amazingly, have also been established in this part of the department.
Travelling north we come to Arles, which dates back to the 6th century. In 123 BC the Romans took over and made it into a strategic town with a canal linking it to the Mediterranean Sea.
In terms of infrastructure, Marseille has an airport with regular flights to the UK and other destinations, or alternatively there are Nimes and Montpellier. The new TGV line which links Mareseille to Paris also makes life a lot easier.
The fantastic Mediterranean climate, sandy beaches and interesting history means that there is a thriving property market. Both Marseille and Aix-en-Provence have great potential for both living permanently, owning a holiday home or renting out.