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Paradise in Provence

Posted on 8th March 2018

Yorkshire

Perched up on the hills near the little Provençal village of Murs, in Vaucluse, this vast estate is now on the market with Leggett Immobilier after being in the same family for about 20 years.

Trevor Smith is the local Leggett agent marketing the property and he admits he has never seen anything like it. “The location is just amazing,” he says. “It’s perched on a hillside overlooking the finest Provençal landscape you can get. It’s surrounded by nature with not one other house in sight, a real oasis of calm.”

A beautiful farmhouse, a former honey farm most probably dating back to the 18th century, it comprises five double bedrooms, all ensuite. On the ground floor, there is a large dining room, a sitting room and a huge well-equipped kitchen while a spacious drawing room with French doors to a balcony can be found on the first floor. A central courtyard with a lime tree provides welcome shade in summer.

Just below the mas are two attached two-bedroom cottages with glorious views, and there’s also a tennis court in the grounds. About 200m further down a gently sloping field, is the old hunting lodge. Its curved shape makes it totally unique and each room on the ground floor boasts open fires, perfect for cosying up in front of in the winter. It has three double bedrooms, two of which are ensuite.

A path leads you from the hunting lodge to a huge pool with a sunbathing terrace, outdoor dining area and its own barbecue and kitchen.

A large number of balconies, terraces equipped for alfresco dining and French doors and windows ensure that the stunning surroundings are always seen by the occupants of the different houses. But the best way you could enjoy it all is by taking a dip in the infinity pool belonging to the main farmhouse – it has breathtaking views over the Grand Luberon hills in the distance.

There’s certainly plenty of space; the property comprises 11.5ha of land including gardens and oak woodland. It is peaceful and totally secluded, with no neighbours. Murs is about four miles down the road and has all the necessary amenities including a couple of restaurants. Set among the vineyards of Côte du Ventoux, it’s an interesting medieval village with lots of history.

The well-known town of Gordes is about 15 minutes away but the real tour de force of this location is the Luberon regional park, known for its lavender fields, impressive ridges and hilltop villages, which expands to the south of Murs.

This farmhouse estate is on the market for €2.995m – find out more

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