This property, between the Alps and the Mediterranean, stands on the edge of Vercors Regional Nature Park in the French department of Drôme. It is in an area steeped in history and heritage for which it bears the distinction “Pays d’Art et d’Histoire” (land of art and history). It is also an area, renowned for its gastronomy and delicacies, where there are several starred restaurants. As a leader in French organic farming, this department has turned gastronomy into a booming tourist attraction. This house is 30 minutes from Valence and 15 minutes from a TGV train station with links to Paris taking just over two hours. A motorway interchange is 10 minutes away, putting Lyon 75 minutes away, Grenoble 45 minutes away and Geneva 2 hours away.
The main house
This large, luxurious home comprises a main building, with stables and sheds as well as a wing set at right angles. The main building is built over a vaulted stone cellar. Spanning three levels, it is constructed from stone and rolled pebbles. The facades, with regularly spaced openings and mullioned windows, look out over the garden and over the first inner courtyard.
The guest house
The guest house or caretaker’s cottage was fully restored in 2008. The ground floor comprises a lounge, spanning approx. 33 m². Its floor is covered with light-coloured sandstone tiles. The ceiling features exposed beams whilst the stone fireplace exudes a warming atmosphere. This room communicates with a kitchen. The windows look widely out over the second large, inner courtyard. Also on the ground floor are a bedroom, with its shower room, a study, spanning approx. 10 m², and a boiler room. A wooden stairway goes upstairs to a vast games room, spanning approx. 33 m², three bedrooms and a bathroom. This level has parquet flooring throughout.
The numerous outbuildings and the dovecote
Extending the main building, to the east, three stables and a covered area form a unit, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 220 m², with attic space.
A magnificent dovecote, standing in front of the house on the south side, spans a diameter of approx. 6 m. Constructed from stone and pebbles, it is topped with a brand new conical roof, featuring a weathervane. Inside, a mezzanine can be reached via a wooden stairway.
Another detached building near to the dovecote spans approx. 18 m². It covers an open gallery featuring a barbecue.
The wing set at right angles to the main building opens on the ground floor into the inner courtyard. It houses three sheds, each spanning a floor surface area of approx. 65 m². On the first floor, reached via an outside stone stairway going up from the inner courtyard, is a large room, spanning approx. 75 m². This former silkworm nursery is illuminated with through, east-west light via mullioned windows. It would be possible to link this section to the bedrooms on the first floor of the main building.
The second inner courtyard, the bigger of the two, is enclosed by high walls, built of stone and pebbles, and by an outbuilding on the north side. This building houses two stables, topped with their haylofts, as well as a covered area. The bigger of the two stables, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 150 m², is supported on large stone pillars. The second, smaller stable spans approx. 65 m². A well in the middle of the courtyard is covered with a canopy.
Two open farm sheds stand in the grounds a hundred or so metres from the buildings.
The desire to reconstitute the full history of these robust, stone buildings, from the many architectural and decorative markers that make them so attractive, is extremely strong. There is no longer anything austere or aggressive about this stronghold house. Its reflections in the stream water are, on the contrary, an invitation to relax and recharge one’s batteries. The Renaissance period has left its part of balance and optimism here.
895 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||3 ha 44 a 84 ca|
|Main building surface area||400 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1000 m2|
Florence Granier       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.