Aix en Provence. A full-time residence or a world class holiday home? Passing the spectacular stone pillared entrance with iron gates, a 500 yard road, winding through twenty-five acres of private parklands with olive groves and cypresses, takes you to this substantial 18th century “Bastideâ€� complete with a care-taker's lodge and numerous additional outbuildings. Situated in a beautiful and quiet countryside location, only 20 minutes from Marseille Provence International airport and TGV station, and five minutes from the town center of Aix and nearby amenities (including an 18 hole professional golf course, super markets, theater, ballet, private clinics and international schools) this property would be ideal either as a full-time residence or as a world class holiday home. Its large, shaded terraces with sweeping vistas of the provencal countryside, the 50 feet heated swimming pool with pool house, tennis court and gym, make this estate a perfect haven of leisure at any time of the year. Two pine woods and around one thousand olive trees, young and old, surround the property adding a unique beauty. The main house - La Bastide This traditional “Bastide Aixoiseâ€� made up of three levels totaling approximately 6,700 sq. ft., is a luminous and spacious blend of authenticity and functionality. Fabulous views from the tall windows and doors. Distribution : The house contains a large sitting room, a vast kitchen (newly equipped), a dining room (seats ten comfortably), a large fire place, two upper hall study areas, four double bedrooms, two twin rooms, one children's room and four bathrooms (two en suite). The edifice also includes a wine cellar, as well as a separate au-pair or caretaker apartment at the rear of the building. A stone farm house A beautifully restored 19th century stone farmhouse of approximately 3,400 sq. ft., with, downstairs, a spacious formal reception / dining area, a fully equipped new kitchen and a guest apartment. Upstairs, it boasts an ample loft-style lounge with high ceilings and visible beams, artfully decorated and equipped as a luxury home cinema cum games room, complete with bar and office areas. The Orangery Converted into a gym, it is equipped with a Life Fitness running machine, a Powerplate unit, a Gravitron upper body system, free weights and many other appliances. Le Pigeonier (pigeon house) A Care-taker's house; A huge, high-ceilinged garage of over 3,000 square feet, suitable for putting in another guest apartment upstairs; A building for machinery and garden equipment. The whole estate is equipped with alarms in all buildings, video entry phone systems for both main and service entrances, new or recent electrical wiring, industrial sized air conditioning units, automatic watering systems, central fuel heating system and wiring for garden lighting across the estate. The Gardens The parkland features avenues of Olive and Cypress trees, pine forests, beautiful views and plenty of comfortable outdoor seating and dining areas. Rows of lavender, thyme and other wonderfully aromatic herbs and flowers. The Pool House A spacious building, well equipped with comfortable large seating area and a hi-fi. Separate toilets and shower area. The tennis court Recently completed, the court features a top quality synthetic grass surface which is vibrant and comfortable to play on . Local Amenities Shops and super markets , 5 minutes, Golf 5 minutes (pro 18 hole with Driving range etc), town centre of Aix-en-Provence, 5 minutes, TGV Aix, 15 minutes (3 hours to Paris!), Airport 20 minutes (Marseille Marignane international airport), Beaches 30 minutes.