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Provence – France (A life in the round)

Days begin and end in the dead of night. They are not shaped long in the manner of things which lead to ends; a narrow road, man’s life on earth. They are shaped round in the manner of things eternal and stable; sun, world, universe.

Civilization tries to persuade us we are going towards something, a distant goal. We have forgotten that our only goal is to live, to live each and every day, and that if we live each and every day, our true goal is achieved. All civilized people see the day beginning at dawn or a little after or a long time after or whatever time their work begins; this they lengthen according to their work, during what they call “all day long;” and end it when they close their eyes.

It is they who say the days are long. On the contrary, the days are round.

(Jean Giono, “Rondeur des Jours”)

Presenting a wonderful opportunity to purchase a traditional 18th century village farmhouse, in the heart of the Parc Regional Des Baronnies in southeastern France, surrounded by lavender and apricot fields and commanding stunning 360 degree vistas of the surrounding countryside. The house is completely renovated and ready to move in to. The property, on three levels, comprises;

Level 1:- An enormous basement area with second master bedroom, study space and masses of storage room with separate outdoor access point.

Level 2:- A large kitchen/living room with traditional Provencale open fireplace fitted with a wood burner, a light and spacious lounge, and a cosy modern bathroom.

Level 3:- Attic conversion with master bedroom and office space offering magnificent views across the valley to Mont Ventoux.

The house specification is completed with a 100m2 south facing mature garden and patio area, with more than adequate space to install a swimming pool should one desire.

Just 10 minutes from all local conveniences in the village of Ste. Jalle where a bakery, butchers, cafe and post office can be found. Nyons, the local market town, renowned for its olives and olive oil, is only twenty minutes away for a larger choice of shopping, cinemas, theatres and a bustling, lively weekly market. Ideally located for access to both the cote D’Azur, (1hr 30 mins to Marseille) and the ski resorts of the southern Alps, (1hr to Chambery).

Whether you are looking for a total lifestyle change reminiscent of the ‘Good Life’, a writers or artists retreat, or a second home for family holidays, this property will not disappoint.

Recently reduced in price to reflect current market trends, the property is offered for sale at 130,00 euros.

For further information and viewing details contact: Mr. Neil Cretney, neilcretney@gmail.com

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