This mansion house is in the middle of Montélimar, the second largest town in the French department of Drôme with a little less than 40,000 inhabitants. Often referred to as the gateway to Provence, it is famous, amongst other things, for the making of nougat. The completely pedestrian historic district is bordered by Provencal alleyways. The markets enhancing the town are also typical of Provence. Some of its outstanding buildings include Adhémar castle and the House of Diane-de-Poitiers as well as the mansion houses in the town centre. They all bear witness to a rich, sometimes surprising past. The tourist sites of Montélimar also include those of its surroundings with the Vercors mountains, at the foot of which are the nearby Ardèche gorges. This town, in the Rhône Valley, is in the midst of Europe, where the borders of several departments and regions meet.
1½ hours from Lyon and the Alps, 1½ hours from Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea and 1½ hours from Montpellier. Its TGV train station provides several daily return links to Paris.
The mansion house
This Napoleon III style mansion house spans four levels, communicating on the inside via a lift. The facades are rendered and enhanced with raised ornamentation. The slate roofs are covered with fish-scale tiles and decorated with finials and spires. A garden level houses utility rooms, including a laundry room, a machine room and storage areas. The other levels, comprising living space, include a lounge, a dining room with a contemporary kitchen, a study and a second dining room as well as six superb, air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own shower room and toilet. Metal gates behind the building open on to the property and provide access to a parking area able to accommodate six cars, a rare luxury in the centre of town. The front door is on a porch. A wide terrace on the parklands side stretches out in front of the residence, with two flights of stone steps going down to the garden at each end of the mansion house.
The parklands, the swimming pool and the caretaker’s cottage
The parklands surrounding the mansion house are planted with trees over a hundred years old. They include a swimming pool which receives a great deal of sunshine and is out of sight of onlookers. A thick row of trees screens the property from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, creating a haven of well-being. A second set of iron gates at the end of the parklands opens out on to the street. It is adjoined by the old caretaker’s cottage which awaits renovation works and could be converted into two dwellings. It has its own independent entrance off the street and a small enclosed courtyard.
Courtesy of major renovation works, this mansion house has regained an original elegance, on which its commissioner and architect had spared no expense, with its double facade, its monumental stairway, its refined panelling and its precious floors. The neo-gothic wall tiles in one of the shower rooms are particularly successful. The number and autonomy of the bedrooms make it ideal as a comfortable home for a large family as well as the creation of a bed & breakfast activity, both enhanced by the presence of a lift. The parklands resemble a haven and the proximity of the train station could be an advantage.
1 500 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||2620 m2|
|Main building surface area||900 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||200 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.