What does Bastide mean in a French real estate advertisement?

In French real estate a Bastide is a term used for a manor house in the south of France. A Bastide is typically larger and more elegant than a Mas (defined here). Historically, Bastide’s were occupied by wealthy French Farmers.

A Bastide can be square in design with a tile roof and may be built around an inner courtyard.

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