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A large, traditional Mas house dedicated to horses in the area around Arles
between the Alpilles Mountains and the Camargue region

Location

At the foot of the Alpilles Mountains, 7 km from the town centre of Arles; 30 km from the sea; 4 km from the motorway; 18 km from Baux-de-Provence; 30 minutes from Avignon; 40 minutes from Marseille airport and 20 minutes from that of Nîmes.

Description

The Camargue region and the sea are on one side, the Alpilles and Lubéron Mountains on the other; Marseille and all of Provence’s towns are nearby.
History, nature and tradition form the foundations of these premises.
In the centre of 10 ha of land, all these typical Provencal-style buildings are set out around an 18th century traditional Mas house which has been extended and includes home comforts in line with current day expectations. Living, reception and work areas, stables, tack rooms, a rotunda, a riding arena, barns, a bullring, garages and dwellings are all linked to the equestrian culture and the raising of bulls.
This property is now in a tourist area, making it possible to envisage transforming the buildings and possibly changing their uses.

The traditional Mas house

The current Mas house is the result of a building, featuring classical Provencal architecture, which was extended in keeping with good architectural trade practices using traditional materials. Constructed in an L-shape, it spans a floor surface area of approx. 870 m². Its current cellar is all that remains of its old fortified tower.


Ground floor
The ground floor spans a floor surface area of approx. 360 m² with a 74 m², Italian-style vestibule featuring a U-shaped, double flight stairway and separating a vast 138 m² reception room from the oldest section which comprises a kitchen, a storeroom, a cellar, a dining room with a room for taking an afternoon nap, a corner music room and a library.
First floor
On one side of the vestibule is the master suite with a bedroom, a study, a dressing room, a bathroom, a terrace and a second bedroom; on the other side are four bedrooms, a bathroom, two shower rooms and hall areas.
Second floor
A third level with utility rooms under the rafters could partially be converted.

The orangery

This south-facing orangery with its semi-circular arched openings is shaded courtesy of an arbour. It has been converted into accommodation with a living room, a bedroom as well as bathroom and toilet facilities. It spans a total floor surface area of more than 63 m².

The caretaker’s cottage

This two-storey building spans a total floor surface area of approx. 120 m².

Another dwelling

It comprises a living room with a bedroom on a mezzanine floor.

A 304 m² straw loft

The rotunda

This 445 m² building, with its overhead windows, could be used for exhibition, conference and function purposes.

The big tack room

This construction, glazed all along one side and spanning 138 m² has stone flooring, panelled walls and a vast fireplace. It is currently used as a function room or a large dining room during special events.

The riding arena

This construction, spanning more than 1000 m², comprises the 679 m² riding arena, a sheepfold, a farm shed, a machine room and a seating area.

The stables

The stables are divided into two blocks, one facing south and comprising six adjoining horse loose boxes that open on to the outside; whilst the other comprises six interior horse loose boxes, a shower for horses and a tack room. It extends into a garage for machinery.

A shelter for cars

A bullring

The bullring spans a total surface area of 1,275 m² comprising the ring, a bull-pen and two seating areas.

The swimmming pool

A 12.5x5.5 m swimming pool with a pool-house and sauna.

Our opinion

In a land where the horse reigns, in immediate proximity to the large, natural expanses comprising the Camargue region, in the shade of one hundred year old plane trees, enthusiasts of equestrian activities will be able to make use of the numerous buildings dedicated to their favourite pastime.
And, why not take advantage of the new impetus given to art and tourism in the town of Arles, the capital of photography with its new Van-Gogh Foundation, which, in addition to its traditional attractions as a classical art town, has seen the arrival of the latest Luma Foundation, a World Centre of Contemporary Art, which will make Arles the French equivalent of Bilbao, in order to direct this traditional Mas house towards hotel and catering activities.

2 835 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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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*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

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

Expertise

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 492741

Land registry surface area 10 ha
Main building surface area 870 m2
Outbuilding surface area 3754 m2

 

 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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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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