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An 18th century, stone house at the foot of a medieval castle
in one of the Ardèche’s picturesque villages
Tournon-sur-Rhône, ARDECHE rhones-alps 07300 FR

Location

The village, in the Rhone Valley’s Upper-Vivarais region, is a picturesque spot in the French department of Ardèche, a little eyrie in a verdant setting. Its strategic position used to control movement between the Rhone Valley and the plateau of Annonay. It is now an unspoilt, quiet village, providing a complete change of scenery, which is nevertheless very near to all amenities and main communication routes.
Equidistant between Lyon and Valence, their TGV train stations as well as Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport are an hour away by car. Slip roads for the A7 motorway are 20 minutes away.

Description

Set in the midst of the village, this old stone house dominates the meanders of a little stream. The view takes in a medieval castle and its tall keep which represent the highest point of the village. Perched on rock, this house looks down on to a stream and features a hanging terrace. A stone outbuilding, standing next to the house, has been converted and extends the living space.

The stone house

The village appears to exude all the poetry of the Middle-Ages. The village is picturesque and authentic whilst the gorge is wild. The house, nestling in its verdant setting, is a haven of peace. Fully renovated, it will appeal equally well to a family seeking to live far from the hustle and bustle of a large town as to lovers of old stone. In addition to its pleasant way of life, its location along the Wine Route (Saint-Joseph, Crozes, Côtes-Rôties, Hermitage, Condrieu) is yet another asset.


Ground floor
A glazed door opens into a vestibule which provides access to a cloakroom, a toilet as well as a bath and shower room. The vestibule leads to a vast living room, with a fireplace. The ceiling, featuring barrel vaults, blends beautifully with the parquet flooring. A few exposed stones can be glimpsed in the whitewashed walls. This room, featuring many openings, is bright and has a view over the medieval castle that looks down on the entire village. A wooden stairway, reflecting a refined style, goes upstairs. It is set in front of one of the lounge walls which is no other than rock. The room, extending longwise, adjoins a kitchen. Fully fitted, the latter has a vaulted storeroom hewn in the rock. A door leads outside to the stone steps that provide access to the outbuilding and to a bedroom on the ground floor.
First floor
A wooden stairway goes up to the floor laid out under the rafters. The corridor is illuminated via a glazed opening in the roof which reflects the flooring, with its sections of glazed paving letting light into the lounge. It provides access to the bedrooms on this level and opens on to a covered terrace. A dressing room and three bedrooms, two of which intercommunicate, the third bigger bedroom has a door providing access from the outside.
Garden level
Outside the house, stone steps go down to the garden level. A stone terrace runs alongside the stone wall of the house and double, arched, glazed doors open into an independent suite. The bedroom has been laid out under a lime-rendered vault and has parquet flooring. A shower room and a toilet complete this room.

The converted outbuilding

Another flight of stone steps also provides access to the outbuilding standing near to the house. This small, stone “house” spans two levels of living space. A large living room on the ground floor looks widely out through picture windows on to the natural surroundings. It is heated via a wood-burning stove. A suite on the floor below is laid out on a level with the garden. It comprises a bedroom, a shower room and a toilet.
With direct access to a little garden, it is possible to hear the gentle tinkling of the water in the stream and a few stone steps go down to the bank of the stream.

Our opinion

Appearing to exude all the poetry of the Middle-Ages, the village is picturesque and authentic, whilst the gorge is wild. This house, nestling in its verdant setting, is a haven of peace. Fully renovated, it will appeal equally well to a family seeking to live far from the hustle and bustle of a large town as to lovers of old stone. In addition to its pleasant way of life, its location along the Wine Route (Saint-Joseph, Crozes, Côtes-Rôties, Hermitage, Condrieu) is yet another asset.

370 000 €
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Reference 310419

Land registry surface area 470 m2
Main building surface area 140 m2
Outbuilding surface area 50 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.

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