An idyllic country house overlooking the magnificent Luberon, yet close to historic cities and villages such as Aix, Avignon, St Remy and Cassis.
On an exclusive private corner of the prestigious Golf de Pont Royal, tennis, horse riding, golf and many other activities are readily available. The main house comprises 4 public rooms, 2 king and 3 twin bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms and an exquisite kitchen. The independent pool house contains a further en suite twin bedroom and pool kitchen.
The large 33x17ft pool enjoys a sunny position with natural stone walling, a fountain and a delightful garden setting. The villa has many furnished terrace areas and a first floor balcony. One of only ten large magnificent residences in a secluded corner of the domaine, the open views are stunning.
A traditional stone barbeque, an outside dining room, and a huge garage/games room sit amid fully landscaped grounds. High quality local materials of oak, marble, ceramics and forged iron create a special ambiance
The Inside Story ‘from the Beginning’:
Designed by award winning local architects and created by skilled local tradesmen, Le Chardon d'or (the Golden Thistle) is the perfect holiday venue.
Natural stone floor tiling, local ceramics, Italian marble, timber detailing, and forged ironwork, combined with air-con, power showers, underfloor heating, lavish kitchens, and delightful bathrooms to create the perfect combination of old charm and today's exacting standards.
On the lower ground floor, the poolside lounge houses the wide screen TV, DVD, PlayStation and library of games and films. Turret stairs lead to a fine hall overlooking the sunken salon and dining room separated by a central cheminee, furnished in leather and oak, but most importantly with incredible open views to the Luberon.
The locally crafted kitchen benefits from a full range of Bosch appliances, including the ice and water dispensing American fridge. An en suite king bedroom sharing the views, and boasting a triple-headed shower and WC completes the story so far.
The Inside Story 'Part II':
...following the circular stairway upwards brings you to the turret en suite twin bedroom, looking to the dramatic Vernegues.
A few steps more and you reach the level containing 2 further twin bedrooms looking out to the Luberon, a working study with doors to the balcony, the full family bathroom, and the magnificent master suite with windows on three sides, including glazed doors to the spectacular fully furnished balcony.
All bathrooms have extensive tiling, and heated towel rails. All bedrooms have fine local furnishings, fully fitted wardrobes, crisp bed linen, duvets and deep pillows to create great sleeping environments!
On The Outside:
On the 1/2 acre landscaped site entered through imposing iron gates, with an intercom facility to the house for your guests, you will find a generous driveway with parking for 4/6 cars. The large garage has been designed as a games room with ping-pong, 8-ball American pool etc.
The garden has fabulous views to all sides, but none more so than the area housing the fully furnished dining terrace and craftsman-built stone BBQ. The house is surrounded by terraces; some covered, others open with comfortable exterior furniture.
The pool house has an independent en suite twin bedroom with TV and kitchen facilities. The 33x17ft pool has an electric safety cover and is surrounded by natural stone paving, grassed areas with olive trees and a feature dry-stone wall complete with water fountain. The pool can be heated out of season.
There are sun loungers, and ample furnishing to relax and enjoy this secluded and sunny spot. In essence it’s your choice between cool shady corners or the Provencal sun.