An 18th century, traditional Mas house, its guest house
and its tree house on the side of a stream in Provence
Montélimar, DROME rhones-alps 26200 FR


This property, in a region of lavender, olive trees and cicada in the south-east of France, stands near to a restored hilltop village, typical of the Provencal side of the French department of Drôme, with its paved streets and its vestiges of a medieval castle.
Just 5 minutes from Grignan and the outstanding Renaissance style chateau that belonged to the Marchioness-de-Sévigné’s daughter.
A slip road on to the A7 motorway is 8 minutes away. Montélimar, the nougat capital, with its TGV train station providing 3-hour links to Paris, is some twenty minutes away. An hour from Avignon and its airport.


A long alleyway leads to this property which comprises an 18th century, Provencal Mas house, a guest house and an unusual dwelling perched in a tree. These buildings stand in grounds spanning a little less than two hectares. Gardens surround the property and romantic pathways, ideal for taking a stroll, are laid out in a little oak wood. A stream, enhanced with delightful waterfalls, runs alongside the property for some 500 metres. This wonderfully peaceful estate features a superb biodiversity where flora and fauna bloom harmoniously.

The 18th century, Provencal Mas house

This traditional, stone Mas house spans various levels; the main building having three floors. The slopes of the roof are covered with Roman tiles. Lavender blue shutters adorn the facades, creating the impression that it is straight out of a painting by Cézanne.

Ground floor
The front door opens into a vestibule which houses a cloakroom and a large, stone stairway leading upstairs. This vestibule provides access to a superb room, enhanced by an outstanding stone fireplace. A library separates it from the adjoining artist’s studio. The vestibule continues to an exhibition room which faces the lounge. These two rooms span a total reception area of approx. 120 m². The spacious exhibition room, spanning approx. 40 m², features exposed stone walls and a barrel vaulted ceiling. Opposite, the lounge, spanning approx. 80 m², opens widely on to a terrace and the garden via a succession of four openings and has a wonderfully high ceiling. This long luminous room, of varying levels, stretches out under a sloping roof, with exposed beams. The kitchen, at the end of the vestibule, adjoins a pantry. A room for rest and relaxation, with a spa bath and a toilet, completes this section of the ground floor. A suite, laid out independently, comprises a bedroom, a bathroom and a toilet. It is reached from the outside via a small, covered, private terrace.
Behind this traditional Mas house are a cellar and a boiler room as well as a garage and a carport.

First floor
The first floor is reached via the stone stairway. It includes two bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, with toilet, and a lounge, featuring a stone fireplace, which communicates with a kitchen. This level forms a self-contained flat but could easily be turned back into a floor comprising three bedrooms.
An external stone stairway goes up to a covered terrace, on to which opens a studio flat comprising a large room, a bathroom, a toilet and a small kitchen.

Second floor
The stairway continues up to the second floor of the main building. Just like the previous level, this floor has been converted into a flat which comprises two large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and toilet. A third, bigger bedroom has been transformed into a lounge and its bathroom into a kitchen.

The guest house and the swimming pool

This guest house, set out in an 18th century barn, stands at a distance from the main residence. Its privacy is protected by the surrounding lush vegetation. It comprises two bedrooms on the ground floor with two shower rooms and toilets. The spacious lounge, with its cathedral ceiling, spans approx. 60 m² and a kitchen is laid out along one wall. It opens on to a terrace facing the swimming pool via two large windows. Upstairs, a bedroom under the sloping roof has its own shower room, with toilet. The garden is laid out around the 8x4 m swimming pool. Once again, vegetation keeps it out of sight of onlookers.

The unusual dwelling in the garden

One hundred year old trees are dotted around the traditional Mas house, forming a delightful setting. An unusual dwelling has been constructed in one of them; great care having been taken not to damage the tree. A spiral, wooden stairway goes up to a terrace on to which opens a warm, cosy bedroom. It has a wonderful view of the hilltop village.
The stream, classified as first category for fishing, flows peacefully along the property boundary for some 500 metres. It is possible to catch rainbow trout, amongst others, as well as crayfish. It also makes a natural, verdant place to go for a dip. Delightful waterfalls mark the transition before it continues alongside the little wood with its evergreen oak trees.

Our opinion

Provence and water. Extensive sunlight, olive trees, lavender, cicada and the stream, which widens before cascading in a waterfall, are some of its many assets. This traditional Mas house has a flexible layout and could be divided up or remain a large, comfortable home. The guest house is concealed by vegetation. The wooden chalet up in a tree is an added bonus that will appeal to some. When swimming, there is a choice between the pool and the stream. This little haven would, therefore, lend itself to many pleasant lifestyle projects.

1 490 000 €
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Reference 317053

Land registry surface area 17212 m2
Main building surface area 550 m2
Outbuilding surface area 110 m2

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Florence Granier       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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.

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