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A 17th century residence, with its small traditional Mas house,
surrounded by cedar trees in the midst of a sleepy village in Provencal Drôme

Montélimar, DROME rhones-alps 26200 FR


Montélimar, in south-eastern France, is on the edge of the Provencal side of the French department of Drôme. It is in a region, dependent on olive trees and vines, forming the boundary between the old historical provinces of Dauphiné and Provence. The climate here is Mediterranean in nature and accents are clearly to be heard amongst the local population. This property is in the midst of a sleepy village with some 450 inhabitants. Since the 16th century, it has stood on the site of a small Cluniac monastery, destroyed in the 14th century. The Safre hills are nearby. This superb vine-growing region can be explored via a good number of hiking trails.
20 minutes from the very popular tourist village of Grignan, 50 minutes from Montélimar and Orange TGV train stations and an hour from Avignon and its airport.


This property stands in a central position in the village. Spanning a surface area of approx. 1,500 m², it is enclosed by stone perimeter walls. Tall pillars flank heavy metal gates which open perpendicular to the building, in front of which stretches a vine-covered pergola. The garden extends in front of the residence and its small traditional Mas house, both surrounded by one hundred year old cedar trees.

The 17th century residence

This stone residence spans three levels. The facade openings are symmetrically laid out. Its overhanging cornices bear witness to the refinement of a residence of yesteryear. Its gable roof is covered with Roman tiles.

Ground floor
The front door, flanked by dressed stone, is in the centre of the facade. A vestibule features red terracotta floor tiles. A kitchen, on one side, is preceded by a dining room, with a fireplace, topped by a trumeau, featuring decorative plasterwork. This Provencal style kitchen is fully fitted. A lounge is on the other side of the vestibule, under a cross-rib vault. A stone fireplace heats the room which, in a corner, still has its old ceramic tile-covered “potager” (a secondary hearth where soups and other previously prepared dishes were cooked on embers), bearing witness to the age and authenticity of this residence. A laundry room and a separate toilet complete this level. At the end of the vestibule, a superb stone stairway provides access to the upper floors.
First floor
The stairway leads to a landing paved with stone floor tiles. This level comprises two bedrooms and a shower room with a toilet as well as a suite. There are red terracotta floor tiles throughout. The suite includes a study, which precedes a bedroom with a fireplace. It is adjoined by a bathroom with a toilet as well as a dressing room.
Second floor
The stone stairway continues up to the second floor, laid out under the rafters. A few of the old wooden beams are exposed in the rooms. The original wooden doors have been preserved. Two vast bedrooms have a shower room and toilet.

The small traditional Mas house

This stone “mazet” stands in a corner of the property near to the main residence. Spanning two levels, it is surrounded by paved terraces. A door, with a dressed stone architrave, opens into a lounge, topped with a bedroom on a mezzanine floor. The stone walls and the roofing framework have been left exposed. A small kitchen as well as a shower room and toilet make this cosy little house completely self-contained.

Our opinion

The Provencal Drôme has a Mediterranean climate. Consequently, the pergola in front of the house will be frequently sought out by those seeking to eat, find a cool area or simply read. This proud-looking, stone house features discreet but clear decorative features. Its vaulted lounge alone says much about the past of a residence now fitted with modern-day home comforts courtesy of meticulously carried out restoration works. The village is an additional beautiful setting for those wishing to live here with family or to receive friends.

690 000 €
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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
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En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 581684

Land registry surface area 1458 m2
Outbuilding surface area 30 m2


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Regional representative

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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