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- 6 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 420m2 or 4521 sq ft - 3 levels levels
La Tourelle, easily among the most beautiful, tastefully appointed and flawlessly maintained properties in all of central Provence, is a 420 m2 (4,215 sq. ft.) renovated three-story bastide (the original structure dates to the 18th century) situated on a gorgeously landscaped terrain of 7,545 m2 (1.86 acres). From its elevated position near Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise in the northern Vaucluse, the property has 180-degree views of Mont Ventoux, the vineyards and serrated peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail and, to the southwest, the Vaucluse Plateau as it stretches toward Avignon.
Each of the spacious five bedrooms in the bastide is air-conditioned and has its own ensuite bath. All baths have top-quality fixtures,a large separate stall shower, and a WC. (Additionally there are two separate guest lavatories). Guests at La Tourelle naturally gravitate to the designer kitchen, a voluminous, airy space with a large central island, twin sinks and top-quality Miele appliances. The Lacanche gas stove has seven burners and two ovens, one gas and the other electric.
Wide French doors open onto two terraces, one on the north side and the other on the east side of the kitchen. Adjacent to the comfortable salon with its massive stone fireplace is the billiard room, which is dominated by a full-sized billiard table custom-crafted in Lyon. A recently renovated stone barn, with a sitting area and bedroom and bath on the upper floor, provides additional guest space.
Situated amid the flowerbeds, a sweeping lawn and mature flowering shrubs is the 6 m X 12 m (19.5’ X 40’) heated swimming pool, surrounded by a wide flagstone deck. La Tourelle and its grounds have been maintained in perfect condition by its American owners. The property’s many amenities include sophisticated security and automatic irrigation systems, two large-capacity water heaters (replaced in 2014), separate laundry room with Miele appliances, outdoor lighting, a well-maintained boules court, and the right to draw water from the Canal de Provence, which runs along the west side of the property.
The graceful courtyard is anchored by a 200-year- old plane tree. For the buyer seeking seamless turnkey occupancy, all current furnishings are for sale at extra cost. Rental income and expense records – the property turns an annual profit from summer rentals alone – are available to serious buyers.
- Air conditioning
- Full-length French windows
- Panoramic View
- Private Parking