3 bed country house for sale
Vidauban, Var, Provence-Alpes-Azur, France
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- Original terracotta pigeon pots in top bedroom
- Fantastic views from every window
- 5 minutes walk to the village
This historic property, with fantastic views, originally served the village of Vidauban as home to its carrier pigeons that were previously so essential for communication in Provence.
Now, fully refurbished with a 4x12m pool, we are selling this unique property after 30 happy years.
Le Pigeonnier has 3 bedrooms, one of which houses168 terracotta pots set into the walls where the pigeons used to nest. There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor with a small staircase leading to the 3rd bedroom (pigeonnier).The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with corner bath and bidet. The downstairs bathroom is off of the fully equipped, modern kitchen and has the same facilites as the one above. The front door opens into a charming room with fireplace, which may be used as dining room or study. The main reception room is very spacious with an impressive stone fireplace and vaulted natural beamed ceiling.
There is an excellent internet connection and the property has been completely rewired and replumbed. In addtion, the property offers a 12m2 cave and a 45m2 garage with possibilities to convert into further accommodation.
Vidauban is situated 3 kms south of the A8 Autoroute, 40 minutes from the sea and 5 mins walk from the nearest village, with a supermaket and great restaurants meaning it s easy to get out and about or just pull up the drawbridge and relax.
Vidauban (5 min walk) is a small "working" french village straddling the R.N 7, the famous A road which, before the autoroute, bought all motor traffic from the north to the south of France.
If eating out is your thing then Vidauban has a long established restaurant just 2 mins walk away from the house, "Le Bastide de Magnans." The food and the setting are fantastic. There s also a rather special Pizza restaurant "La Bouteille a la Mer". A great take-away pizza and a deli that does a different take-away lunch every day together with your choice of several cafes (our favourite "Le Cafe de Paris" also does a fine and inexpensive lunch) means you don t need to get too involved in the kitchen. Market day is Sunday with a smaller market on Wednesdays. All the above shops and cafes and restaurants are all within 5 mins walk of the town square. On the way into the town (from direction Le Luc) and opposite the junction with the D48 is a huge parking area 1min walk from the square. The town also has a Doctor, Dentist, Chiropractor and 3 chemists, one of which specialises in "alternative medecin."
If the Cote D Azur attracts you then breakfast at St Tropez is 50 mins away. There s a great market on Saturday mornings with an interesting antiques section.
Alternately you can dine on the patio and if anybody is fit enough, leave around 9 pm for fantasy ice creams in Ste Maxime. The journey via the N7 to Le Muy (12 mins) and a new fast road across the Maures (20mins) will have you wandering the streets of this popular resort in no time. Every night there is a street market selling all the usual touristy stuff- but the ice creams are good.
La Garde Freinet, a hilltop town on the way to St Tropez is 25 min drive with a twisty backroad or larger, but much busier main road access.
Vidauban is surrounded by many typical and historic provencial towns, all within very easy reach, and as you travel this countyside you are invited to taste (and buy!) the local wines at every turn.
Drive East for: Les Arcs 10 mins⁄ Draguignan 15 mins ⁄Frejus-St Raphael 25 mins⁄ Cannes 40 mins⁄Nice 55 mins.
Drive West for: Brignoles 30 mins⁄Aix-on Provence 60mins⁄Avignon 75 mins⁄Toulon 30mins⁄Marseilles 75 mins.
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