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SOLD - Southern Ardeche, an 18th century Mansion, entirely renovated, with outbuildings and an overflow pool. 8.32 hectares of adjoining land with a overlooking view of the surrounding countryside. 710m2 of habitable space, comprising 15 rooms in the main building, with 8 bedrooms and shower rooms, 3 spacious living rooms, 2 kitchens. The outbuildings have been transformed into a self-contained studio and a one-bedroomed flat. Workshop, cellars, a large laundry room, an artist’s studio, plus convertible loft space. Covered terrace and interior courtyard with antic bread oven. Under floor heating on two levels with heat pump and oil-fired central heating, fireplaces and wood burner. Septic tank, mains water, 3 springs. Small vineyard.
Situated between two villages with all amenities nearby, this 18th century Mansion is set on a hilltop with views over the surrounding woods, orchards and small vineyards.
The main building, with a 4 slope roof and built over vaulted cellars and workshop, forms an interior courtyard with the two outbuildings and a covered walkway. The south-facing, 12 x 5m, overflow pool is a great place to relax and admire the view.
The door to the main house opens onto a 41m2 entrance hall with a fine ancient fireplace. From here one can access the large covered terrace overlooking part of the 8.3 hectares belonging to the property. Next we come to a 68m2 dining room with a small sitting room in a mezzanine area below the high ceiling. Still on the ground floor, we have a 18.5m2 fitted kitchen and access the cellar and pantry below. A further hallway leads to a self-contained apartment comprising a 19.6m2 bedroom/office, a 15.5m2 bedroom, a 3.4m2 shower room with toilet, and a spacious (57m2), light living room with fireplace and open plan kitchen. This lodging has independent access from the outside carpark.
Back in the main entrance hall a stone staircase leads up to the first floor, comprising 4 en-suite bedrooms :
Bedroom 1 : 19.48m2 with shower room and toilet of 3.83m2
Bedroom 2 : 13.46m2 with shower room and toilet of 3.8m2
Bedroom 3 : 28.88m2 with shower room of 4.09m2
Bedroom 4 : 16.66m2 with shower room of 5.38m2
plus a laundry room (37m2) and another room of 46.7m2 to be converted.
The top floor comprises :
Bedroom 5: 17.59m2 with shower room of 3.84m2
Bedroom 6: 15.49m2 with 2.12m2 landing, giving access to an 83.10m2 convertible loft area
Artist’s studio (60.96m2)
Sixth shower room of 2.99m2
The bedrooms all have decorative cement floor tiles, typical of this type of bourgeois property.
The first outbuilding, situated at the entrance to the property comprises a 22.76m2 studio with a small corner kitchen and a shower room with toilet. The second outbuilding (40m2) situated on the opposite side of the courtyard, comprises a living area with corner kitchen, one bedroom and a shower room with toilet.In the courtyard with its ancient bread oven, there is a further building housing a utility room with shower and toilet.
As you can see, this charming property set in an ideal position for peace and quiet, with easy access and near to some lovely little villages and pretty rivers, has a lot going for it. If you are looking for a property in which you can welcome many guests (B&B and cottages) in an exceptional environment, this one could be for you.