These buildings, set in about a hectare of verdant grounds at an altitude of 600 m, stand on the outskirts of a picturesque village perched above a river. Already mentioned in the 13th century, the little village is composed of stone houses, constructed during the 15th and 17th centuries, set around a Romanesque style church.
This quiet village comes to life every year during the “Ardéchoise”, the famous cycle race that goes through this section of the department, also known as a “land of flavours” courtesy of its cheeses, its chestnuts and its wines.
30 minutes from the towns of Tournon-sur-Rhône and Annonay, this property is an hour from Valence and its TGV train station, with its 2¼-hour links to Paris. The town of Lyon and its international Saint-Exupéry airport are 1½ hours away by car.
This stone mill, spanning two levels, stands in the centre of the other constructions. It adjoins the old barn, on one side, whilst on the other, a once open porch ensures the transition to the house. The horizontal waterwheel is installed under the mill. It is also known as a “pirouette”. This system is often used in streams with a low flowrate where a larger installation would not be profitable. There used to be a lake above the mill, supplied with water by a millrace, it enabled the “pirouette” to operate intermittently. It also operated the fruit press. The lake is now filled in and water no longer passes under the mill. All the mechanism has, nevertheless, been preserved. The room on the ground floor communicates with the old cowshed, below the barn, and similarly the room upstairs communicates with the barn. A few stone steps outside go up in front of a little wooden door which opens into the first floor of the mill: a room illuminated via small windows, with parquet flooring, and which makes it possible to get to a room laid out above the porch.
This stone house, spanning two levels, comprises living space. A terrace, added to the facade facing the river, houses a workshop and a boiler room on the garden level. It also provides access to two vaulted stone cellars under the house. A goddess of mill water, sculpted on a quoin of one of the stone walls, looks out over the river. The face is very expressive, with the forehead frowning to indicate thinking. It also represents a human amazed by the forever contemplated natural surroundings.
The old barn and the outbuildings
A heavy wooden arched door opens into the barn, illuminated via small windows. Its exposed stone walls support a superb, robust roofing framework. This room spans approx. 75 m². It communicates with the upstairs of the mill.
The old cowshed is below the barn. Spanning the same floor surface area, it has an arched wooden door that opens on the garden level into an inner courtyard, enclosed by stone walls and outbuildings. The courtyard can also be reached via a curved wooden door, set in a framework of dressed stone, engraved with the year 1704.
Outbuildings, once used for animals, are currently in use as storage areas and woodsheds.
A lean-to, supported by a wall of the barn, acts as a carport.
This estate, with its lush vegetation, its robust stone and its original horizontal mill wheel bearing witness to one of man’s age-old activities, simply exudes character. The buildings, restored with noble materials, have been cleverly linked so as to form a property, the living space of which can still be extended. The admirable stone figurine sculpted in one of the outside walls is a superb example of its authenticity, but nothing should distract residents from the spectacle of their continually renewed natural surroundings.
430 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||10535 m2|
|Main building surface area||150 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||150 m2|
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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.