- 700 m2
- 7 rooms
- 3 bedrooms
- land 6.7 ha
A large, traditional Mas house and its land where time ticks past to the sound of the Angelus amidst the Cèze Valley vineyards on the Provencal side of the French department of Gard.
Twenty minutes from the motorway network, 45 minutes from Avignon and its TGV train station. Just a stone's throw from Roque-sur-Cèze, classified as one of France's most beautiful villages. Nimes is 50 km away and Uzés is 35 km away.
A little way away from the road that winds its way through the Cèze Valley, harbouring a multitude of tourist and heritage sites, this old vine-growing estate nestles between the hills to the west and the streams to the south. This traditional Mas house stands proudly on a plain planted with vines, fruit trees and lavender fields. Surrounded by seven continuous hectares and laid out in a U-shape around an east-facing courtyard, the buildings resemble a hacienda and are partially enclosed by wooden rail fencing for horses. The buildings, typical of the rural housing in the Languedoc region, nonetheless, stand out courtesy of a bell-tower, the bell of which ticks off the days to the sound of the Angelus.
The south wingThis fully restored section is intended to be used as a home.
It is accessed via a main entrance door off the courtyard or via one of the many doors and picture windows, on the south side, opening on to the surrounding meadow.
The ground floor comprises a first lounge, a dining room adjoining a kitchen as well as a second, much bigger lounge with a contemporary fireplace. These functional and harmonious rooms are adjoining and very easy to move around. The polished concrete floors integrate, as on the upper levels, an underfloor central heating system.
The large lounge provides access to the first floor via an outstanding stairway with its suspended steps set in the wall. The first floor includes a vestibule, lined with built-in bookshelves, which provides access to a first bedroom. Extremely spacious, it features a fireplace, a dressing room and a bathroom. This level also comprises a suite, a real little flat, with a sleeping area extended by a living room and an open-plan kitchen as well as a bathroom. The second floor has a large, third bedroom under the rafters, from where it is possible to glimpse the bell-tower. It also has a bathroom and a dressing room.
The north wingThe conversion of this wing, spanning a similar floor surface to that of the south section, awaits completion. Perfectly weathertight, the carcass has undergone works similar to those carried out on the rest of the Mas.
Predominantly open on the south side, facing the courtyard, this section of the traditional Mas house extends over two separate levels.
The ground floor is accessed from the courtyard and provides access to several rooms, including a superb barrel-vaulted room. A perpendicular stone stairway, set in the south facade and flanked by two cypress trees, goes up along the north wall from the courtyard to the first floor, where access is provided to the rooms laid out on either side. The old fireplaces have been carefully removed and a great deal of the underpinning, built using dressed stone, has been exposed and enhanced. This wing could easily be converted into several self-contained flats.
The central buildingThe central building, a link between the north and south wings, comprises a 2-storey section, adjoining which a huge straw barn opens on to meadows on the west side. The building forming the north-west corner, with a ridge looking down on to the neighbouring buildings, was laid out in the last century as wine storehouses that still contain vats taking up the full height of the building.
On the ground floor, accessed from the ...
reference : 127216 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 15437367