ACTIVITIES

THE POOL

The 12m/6m fenced pool has a wrought iron gate that can be locked and which the tenants have exclusive right to use and have access to from 8a.m. to 8p.m. unless a different agreement is reached.
The pool is cleaned by the owner after 8p.m.
Surrounding the pool is a wide terrace with a garden planted with bamboos, yucca, dracaenas, pampa grass and diverse flowers, all of which give a feeling of being in greenery nest.
A hut to give shade to 6 wrought iron deckchairs with cushions, a shelter which is also closed by a wrought iron door allows the storage of the cushions in a chest.
All wrought iron works were done by the owner himself.
Against a wall exposed to the south-east sun is a big terracotta-tiled seat ideal for tanning.

THE ANIMALS

The owner is a great animal lover. At the Mas de Nuke one can observe the wild boars at night in the moonlight (on request), in the morning and at night, wild rabbits are often on the two meadows in front of the houses; some couples were set free a few years ago by the owner and they multiplied quite well thanks to the rabbit warren built to protect them from foxes which the owner at times hunts with his eagle.

A herd of 15 geese looks over the estate and ducks fly freely from one pond into another.
Socrates and Pâquerette are the two estate’s donkeys of Provence; their stables are beneath a 600m²-aviary in which a collection of a hundred ducks are kept by the owner.  Socrates and Pâquerette are plow-trained and participate in hikes with their packsaddles.
Today, the very much missed Nuke is replaced by two wire-haired teckels, Filou and Frippon who have quite characters!

There is also a collection of lovebirds and big female parrots.

All these animals are well respected and live in harmony.

THE AVIARIES

The estate possesses several aviaries two of which are accessible to the tenants.

The 600m²-aviary has a pond for ornamental duck collection, pigeons, peacock, hens and cocks as well as geese which are in freedom during the day and are kept away from foxes at night.

Across the second smaller aviary lies a reserved quarter for eagles with which the owner hunts.

BOWLING PITCH

The bowling pitch is separated from the pool by a barrier and vegetation; this is built like a work of art, perfectly flat, wooden-lined with trodden floor; storage for the petanque balls is provided.

A small graveled courtyard adjoins the bowling pitch with a table and stools made with trunks of pine wood allows to savour a refreshment of pastis under the shade of holm oak, between, before and after a game of petanque!

THE BEE HIVES

The owner has some hives in the middle of the lavender field and produces honey for his personal consumption and friends, to satisfy the needs of the bees, flowered and ploughed areas spread out in the estate.