Mas de Sorgues 6 Bedroom Farmhouse in Provence
Beautifully restored large farmhouse, located on 14 acres of land,near the lovely town of Isle sur la Sorgue. A country lane runs along cultivated fields, pastures and hedges. A row of olive trees leads you to the entrance framed by two stone pillars and box trees. You catch sight of the side of the house. The beautiful tall faÃ§ade displays red shuttered windows. The original front door and its antique frame is centrally positioned and framed by large pottery jars planted with flowers. It opens onto a south facing lobby and a lovely set of stone stairs leading up to the floors where 2 of the bedrooms – the “Souleiado” and
“Provence Bleue”- are situated, one above the other. From this entrance a door to the left also leads to the “English” bedroom on the ground floor.( see below) The smaller southern entrance goes right under the stone stairs and leads to the northern entrance which is situated to the rear of the house and is accessible from the outside by means of a glassed door. The northern entrance also allows access to: 1) a corridor that leads to a second stone staircase to the rear and 2 bedrooms – the” Moisson”and “PerchÃ©e” rooms- situated one above the other. 2) an office area with flagstone flooring on the ground floor. This room is pleasantly furnished and is also used as a TV room; it has a lovely arched glassed door leading out onto the gravelled courtyard, close to a welcoming cypress tree, On this level you will also find the lounge and family room – that run the entire length of the house from the northern entrance and towards the river. The living quarters are made of wide, comfortable, cheerful and practical rooms. A very cosy open plan lounge runs into a family room to create a wonderful friendly and airy living space for all: The lounge: The atmosphere is very British with traditional wood and plaster ceiling, tan leather club armchairs in perfect harmony with the walls, the sofas and armchairs upholstered in interesting flannel fabric. Wooden flooring in the same tone and a piano complete the picture. There are beautiful ornate doors leading out onto the terrace, the plane trees and the overwhelming jasmine and honeysuckle plants. A large fire place centrally situated in the room and open on both sides can be used as an indoor BBQ, it separates the lounge from the family room. The family room: It is an extension that is not as old as the rest of the building, it has been added on to create a huge and light room with high beamed ceilings. The family room is indeed both a dining room and a kitchen. This is the heart of the house. The floor is made of wood and flag stones. Many objects and pieces found in antique shops and “brocante” furnish this spacious area. A stunning bar counter with stools hide part of the kitchen area, there is a large dining room table that can seat many guests. A large ornate glass door opens out directly onto a deck made out of exotic wood and situated to the side of the house close to the river. You will simply love taking your meals there. There is a “plancha”, cooking plate, at your disposal on this terrace. Between the lounge and family room a lobby leads to a guest rest room and further along to the “Eau Vive” bedroom. Kitchen Very well appointed open plan kitchen with a long bar/worktop area and stools: 3 refrigerators – a small one in the kitchen, a large one in the pantry next door and another one in one of the out houses, 2 freezers – one in the pantry and one in an out house, 2 coffee machines and 1 espresso machine, dishwasher, gas cooker, microwave oven and electric oven. The bedrooms: The so called “ English” bedroom on the ground floor has a window opening out to the front over the gravelled front court. It is decorated in flowery tones of old roses with peach coloured painted flooring and charming furniture. There is a 1.60m double bed and the en-suite bathroom has a bath, wash hand basin and WC. It is prettily tiled in tones of mustard yellow and white. The “Eau Vive” (“Running Water”) bedroom is situated on garden level on the side of the house and is part of an extension added to the house, therefore creating an independent dwelling slightly off the main building. Large glass double doors open out onto a private deck, made out of exotic wood and facing the river. A small gate to the rear of the house leads to the room from the outside. There is a 1.60m double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, hand basin, W.C. and a small refrigerator. The “Moisson” (“Harvest”) bedroom is on the first floor and can be reached through the back staircase; it is decorated in colours that bring up memories of lovely early summer times and golden light. There is a window opening south over the gravelled courtyard and the plane trees. The wooden flooring is painted yellow and the twin beds fitted together (1.60m) that can be separated. There is a pretty wardrobe and typical flowery “boutis” fabrics. The en-suite shower room has a wash hand basin and W.C. The “PerchÃ©e” (“Perched”) bedroom on the second level is reached through the back staircase, it is almost an eagle’s nest, under the eaves and situated in its very own remote part of the building. It has a peaceful atmosphere with wooden flooring painted green and wood beams overhead. There are twin beds fitted together (1.80m), a window facing to the front of the house and an en suite shower room with shower, hand basin and W.C. The “Souleiado” bedroom is on the first floor and is reached by the front staircase. It is decorated in harmonious tones of deep yellows and raspberry red and flowery fabrics, the wooden flooring is painted an off-white colour. The window is south facing. The dÃ©cor is young and cheerful with wood and wrought iron materials. There is a 1.60m double bed and en-suite bathroom in tones of crimson red with bath, hand basin and W.C. The “Provence Bleue” bedroom on the second level up the south facing staircase is decorated in tones of blues and yellows. It is a pretty and light bedroom with a window opening over the front of the house. The wooden floor is painted a light yellow with furniture in the same tones of colour. The twin beds can be pushed together. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, hand basin and W.C. Summary Approx 4500 sq feet 3 double bedrooms with 1.60m bed 2 twin bedrooms (2 x 80cm and 2 x 90cm beds) with beds that can be pulled apart. 1 bedroom with twin beds, 1m wide each, that can be pushed together to make a double. 2 bathrooms with shower. 4 bathrooms with bath and shower attachment. 7 WC including guest WC. Laundry room in basement by the stairs on the front of the house. WiFi, satellite TV, CD and DVD player, fax. There is a river on which it is possible to navigate that runs close by the house. Stone steps allow direct access to the river. A canoe is available to the clients. There is a stud farm on the land. Stables with horses are situated well away from the house and do not cause any inconvenience. 15mx6m swimming pool protected by safety alarms and made easily accessible to children by an underwater deck area. Fully equipped Pool House with 2 refrigerators, dish washer, tap, a dresser for plates and dishes and table and chairs for meals. There are enough comfortable and stylish pool loungers for all. An amazing 17th century fountain features on the terrace in front of the house and is a replacement for the antique coloured wooden horses which are being currently refurbished. The swimming pool is hidden discreetly behind a row of trees and is situated a little away from the house itself for everyone’s convenience. Light meals can be taken at the well fitted out Pool House. Wrought iron tables and chairs are scattered around , and make sitting out under the plane trees or by the river very inviting. Top of page ...