The outdoors is a big part of life at La Bastide, and the mild climate encourages a huge range of flowering plants and shrubs. La Bastide is surrounded by 12000m2 of gardens, with both groomed and wilder areas to explore.
Extensive manicured lawns in front of the house and around the pool terrace are perfect for lawn games. Below the 17th century 'Pigeonnier' (stone tower) and around the grounds are paths that meander through the olive terraces and fruit trees, encouraging you to stroll around and discover the property. A children's trampoline is located on the lower terrace.
Behind the house, a smaller manicured area with superb views towards Montauroux and Callian is the ideal spot for long lunches and sunset cocktails and evening barbeques. Rejuvenate your senses, and rediscover nature and the simple life at this beautiful Provençal villa.
The heated, 15m x 6m salt water pool has an infinity edge, and there is a second 'baby' pool below for younger kids to splash around. Pool toys are available and the baby pool depth can be adjusted. An underwater ledge runs along the length of the large pool, ideal for sitting and chatting with a cool drink in your hand.
Safety is a priority. The large pool has an electric pool cover. "Safe T" turtle wristbands for children are available; and the 'baby' pool remains covered unless otherwise requested. Please remain aware of the inherent danger of swimming pools, in particular the infinity edge, and exercise the utmost caution at all times.
There are 3 separate terraces totalling over 250m2 suitable for dining, entertaining and individual relaxation. There are private seating areas directly outside each suite, perfect for a peaceful coffee.
An extension of the dining room, the huge, south facing terrace is sunny all day and overlooks the pool and Pigeonnier. Welcome shade is provided by the beautiful oak tree around which the house is aligned.
The table to seat 12+ people is made for outside dining, particularly in the evening; whilst outside armchairs and sofas offer a relaxing venue for morning coffee and newspapers. Off season, a fire pit permits outside dining and relaxation.
A partly paved, partly landscaped terrace is at the rear of the house. With easy access to the kitchen, and a large outdoor dining table this is an ideal shaded area for long leisurely lunches. A built in 4-burner gas barbeque and sink make this another wonderful venue for alfresco cooking and dining.
There are 10 sun loungers around the pool, as well as a comfortable shaded lounge area where you can retreat in the heat of the day. The pool terrace has a fully equipped summer kitchen, with fridge, dishwasher, sink, and charcoal barbeque. When you just can't be bothered to move from the pool area, you can fetch a cool drink from the fridge to keep thirst at bay, and then enjoy a long lunch in the shade.
Under the main terrace, there is a loggia with comfortable recliners and hammocks, which is a lovely quiet spot for snoozing and reading in the cool of the shade.
You will find café style table and chairs outside each suite for morning coffees, evening cocktails or peaceful solitude.