traditional mas houses for sale - gard - languedoc-roussillon

A large, traditional Mas house and its land where time ticks past to the sound of the Angelus
amidst the Cèze Valley vineyards on the Provencal side of the French department of Gard
Roque-sur-Cèze, GARD languedoc-roussillon 30200 FR

Location

Twenty minutes from the motorway network, 45 minutes from Avignon and its TGV train station. Just a stone’s throw from Roque-sur-Cèze, classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages. Nimes is 50 km away and Uzés is 35 km away.

Description

A little way away from the road that winds its way through the Cèze Valley, harbouring a multitude of tourist and heritage sites, this old vine-growing estate nestles between the hills to the west and the streams to the south. This traditional Mas house stands proudly on a plain planted with vines, fruit trees and lavender fields. Surrounded by seven continuous hectares and laid out in a U-shape around an east-facing courtyard, the buildings resemble a hacienda and are partially enclosed by wooden rail fencing for horses. The buildings, typical of the rural housing in the Languedoc region, nonetheless, stand out courtesy of a bell-tower, the bell of which ticks off the days to the sound of the Angelus.

The south wing

This fully restored section is intended to be used as a home.
It is accessed via a main entrance door off the courtyard or via one of the many doors and picture windows, on the south side, opening on to the surrounding meadow.
The ground floor comprises a first lounge, a dining room adjoining a kitchen as well as a second, much bigger lounge with a contemporary fireplace. These functional and harmonious rooms are adjoining and very easy to move around. The polished concrete floors integrate, as on the upper levels, an underfloor central heating system.
The large lounge provides access to the first floor via an outstanding stairway with its suspended steps set in the wall. The first floor includes a vestibule, lined with built-in bookshelves, which provides access to a first bedroom. Extremely spacious, it features a fireplace, a dressing room and a bathroom. This level also comprises a suite, a real little flat, with a sleeping area extended by a living room and an open-plan kitchen as well as a bathroom. The second floor has a large, third bedroom under the rafters, from where it is possible to glimpse the bell-tower. It also has a bathroom and a dressing room.

The north wing

The conversion of this wing, spanning a similar floor surface to that of the south section, awaits completion. Perfectly weathertight, the carcass has undergone works similar to those carried out on the rest of the Mas.
Predominantly open on the south side, facing the courtyard, this section of the traditional Mas house extends over two separate levels.
The ground floor is accessed from the courtyard and provides access to several rooms, including a superb barrel-vaulted room. A perpendicular stone stairway, set in the south facade and flanked by two cypress trees, goes up along the north wall from the courtyard to the first floor, where access is provided to the rooms laid out on either side. The old fireplaces have been carefully removed and a great deal of the underpinning, built using dressed stone, has been exposed and enhanced. This wing could easily be converted into several self-contained flats.

The central building

The central building, a link between the north and south wings, comprises a 2-storey section, adjoining which a huge straw barn opens on to meadows on the west side. The building forming the north-west corner, with a ridge looking down on to the neighbouring buildings, was laid out in the last century as wine storehouses that still contain vats taking up the full height of the building.
On the ground floor, accessed from the courtyard, is a stable, with two large, recently converted loose boxes as well as a shed, opening on the west side into the barn and on the north side into a room below the vats in the wine storehouses, currently used as a workshop and machine room. On the first floor, reached via a wooden balcony corridor connecting the two wings, is a vast room under the exposed roofing framework. This spacious area could be converted into a function room or a living room to complete one or other of the neighbouring wings.

The grounds

Spanning close to seven hectares, the grounds surrounding this traditional Mas house are entirely bordered by farmland growing vines, fruit trees and lavender. On the north side, a cypress hedge delimits the grassland and the vines whilst, on the east, south and west sides, the Mas is surrounded by wooden barriers used to compose a set of paddocks for horses.
The land here is especially fertile. The river Cèze flows past a short distance away, consequently the land could be used for other crops (olive trees) or activities, just as a pool fed by the borehole could pleasantly enhance the property.

Our opinion

This estate is set in the peace and quiet of a small fertile valley in a lively region that welcomes tourists all year round. It has undergone sober and respectful restoration works, enhanced with clever contemporary touches. The dream home of a lover of the Oriental style, a great deal of attention has been paid to all the walls and roofs. The lime-pointed, stone facades feature tall contemporary openings, cleverly blended with the original ones. Although the conversion of the south wing, which constitutes the current living space, is completely finished, the inside of a section of the main building as well as the entire north wing of the traditional Mas house still awaits completion.
Stables, a straw barn, numerous sheds as well as the old wine storehouse, still with its vats, are all areas waiting to be enhanced.

1 495 000 €
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Reference 127216

Land registry surface area 6 ha 74 a 83 ca
Main building surface area 700 m2
Outbuilding surface area 400 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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