The Mas Tuber is a traditional Provençal Mansion which has simultaneously conserved its elegant traditional style whilst having undergone renovation to offer modern luxuries including an all-glass extension. With gardens and outdoor dining spread over 1600m2, a resplendent clear-blue swimming pool, and characterful interiors, the Mas Tuber promises its occupants total serenity immersed in nature.
The Mas’s beautiful neoclassical style enjoys a south facing façade which naturally protects from the northern mistral wind, ensuring its guests to relax, swim or dine in the southern sun day-round. The vast gardens make for a splendid walk amongst an extraordinary variety of trees among which the mature Lebanese cedar (Cèdre du Liban) is the pièce de resistance. Outdoor amities include a pool (7x3,5m), a pétanque pitch and a ping pong table.
With extra-large sofas, warm lighting, a wood-burning stove and thoughtful artistic touches, the living room’s comfort complements the beauty of its original stone vaulted ceiling and makes family get-togethers a breeze. The living-room is directly connected to the modern extension used as an open-plan kitchen and indoor dining which can accommodate up to 8 people around a long rectangular table with dominating views over the garden and pool through glass walls. A couple of glass doors directly connect to an outdoor terrace with another dining area for 8 people and more in the shade of a century-old tree, and catered for by a state-of-the-art Weber Genesis barbecue.
The Mas Tuber has 4 bedrooms, of which 3 are doubles with en-suite bathrooms and private toilet room and two have air conditioning. The double bedroom on the ground floor gives direct access to the garden through its floor-to-ceiling French windows. The other bedrooms are on the first floor, which is accessed by a winding period stairwell connected to the grand hall.
On the first floor, you will find the master bedroom suite, composed of a luxurious double bedroom and accessed via a connected twin bedroom. These two bedrooms share a large bathroom, with a bathtub, walk-in shower, toilet and dressing room. The parental suite itself, with south and east facing French windows, overlooks a roof garden above the modern extension, offering greenery as far as the eye can see thanks to the house’s dominant topographic position. The fourth bedroom, on the other side of the stair’s landing is tastefully decorated, with a large double bed, and warm wooden furniture to accentuate the naturally relaxing setting and benefits from its own attached shower-room and toilet room.
The house is located in a very calm cul-de-sac, a 2-minute walk away from the centre of the endearing village of Castlenau-le-Lez, famously featured in Frédéric Bazille’s Réunion de famille, which is part of the permanent collection at the Musée d’Orsay. The Mas Tuber has on-site parking with automatic gates for several cars, but these will not be necessary for shopping, as a boulangerie, butchers, greengrocers, cheesemonger and wine merchant are all within a 5-minute walk, and the village’s renowned outdoor market attracts visitors from afar on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Above ground, the village’s medieval centre is an architectural jewel, with a labyrinth of enchanting alleyways and crisscrossing stairways to transport you to the main plaza, where you’ll find a multitude of wine tasting and fine dining offerings. Below ground lies a reminder of the town’s historical significance: a maze of underground tunnels connecting the centre’s old houses to the parish church. However, one needn’t venture further than the terrace of the Mas Tuber to notice its sophistication : from its arched pine windows reminiscent of palladian villas to its sober neoclassical symmetry. Finally, evening walks by the border of the Lez will refresh you on sultry summer evenings, as will the charming waterfall of the Parc Montplaisir, a 10-minute walk from your residence.