In the heart of the Alpilles, near the charming Provençal village of Maussane-les-Alpilles, 6 miles from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 15 miles from Arles and only 20 miles from Avignon TGV, lies this beautiful contemporary house with large swimming pool, landscaped park, outbuildings and equestrian centre.
Upon entering the property via the electric gates with videophone, one is greeted by the perfume of lavender and the view of the olive trees and oleanders, which line the avenues on the approach to the house, where you will be seduced by its impressive volumes and character features.
The main entrance leads into an imposing entrance hall from where one can access the rest of the house. A staircase leads to the master suite with spa-bath, walk-in shower, dressing room, WC and roof-terrace overlooking the pool and grounds. A corridor with poolside views leads off to the 3 other ground-floor bedrooms: a double room with whirlpool bath and dressing room WC, another double with shower bath and WC and the last one with shower room and WC
Also from the entrance hall, an archway leads to the very spacious living room with pool table, stone fireplace and beamed ceiling. This wonderful room enjoys views of the pool and park. The living room leads in turn to the kitchen/dining room, complete with pantry, refrigerated wine cellar and laundry. There is also a separate “tradesman’s” entrance to this part of the house, with parking outside for several vehicles. Large patio doors lead from the dining room to the covered poolside dining area and pool house, complete with showers and changing room. There is another large suite of rooms on the ground floor, which was originally conceived as a home cinema. This now serves as an office suite, but would be equally well suited as a large bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom. This suite also has a separate entrance from the grounds.
The outside of the property is not left wanting. There is the 16m x 8m swimming pool with its sunny terraces or shaded outdoor dining area in the shelter of two ancient plane trees. There is also a large patio with barbecue, WC, a pool house with shower, a storeroom for summer accessories and a large garage for two vehicles.
The landscaped gardens are fully enclosed, with plenty of lighting and an automatic irrigation system fed by the well.
In addition to the house is the equestrian centre. This is an incredibly professional complex covering over 5 acres and including over 50 stables, with an indoor arena of 60m x 20m, an even larger outdoor arena, a private entrance with ample parking and various ancillary buildings such a large reception room, office, staff accommodation, tack-rooms, horse shower, barns and haylofts.