Built in the 16th Century, this Cevenol stone mas is located in a beautiful countryside in the area of the thriving market town of Ganges, in the Languedoc Roussillon. Montpellier, the beaches and as well as the ski resort of Mont Aigoual are in reasonable distance. The mas has been tastefully restored and extended to include a 40m² south-facing terrace with views over the valley and a magnificent stone-clad dining room with an indoor bbq/fireplace. Each room has its own distinct aura as does each outdoor space. Water is omnipresent with fountains, rivers and inexhaustible springs. Up-lit Bhuddas stand sentinel by banana trees on the edge of the pool. Attractive rockeries trickle with fountains over Mediterranean shrubbery. The wooden pool house with a dining area, lounge area and bar has its own ambient music system and lights up discretely at night. A stroll down to the river takes you past the teeming carp pond to “all-you-can-eat” resident crayfish.
Description of the building
The house offers about 230m² living area on 3 floors
Ground floor : Garage/Workshop 96m² - this could easily be converted into further accommodation. Leading through to a 25m² wine cave, a 32m² utility room and a 15.6m² bedroom.
1st floor: Dining room with fireplace 33m², Kitchen 14.8m², lounge with fireplace 29m², TV room 15.8m² and the master bedroom 15.2m² with a mezzanine office area of 8.7m², large terrace of 41m² with stunning views
2nd floor: Hall 13m², 2 bedrooms of 14.9 and 11.8m², bathroom 6.7m² and WC 1m²
Heated Swimming Pool of 9m x 5m with remote control heat pump, and lido area
Pool house 39m² and bar and its large terrace
Covered wood shelter 30m²
Underneath the house, there are stone vaulted buildings that could provide further accommodation; there is also a wooden cabin in the trees.
The grounds of 6152m² are surrounded by a private estate of 40ha. The gardens are impeccably tended with rare plant species and attractive flowering plants throughout. The kitchen leads out on one side to a breakfast area for the morning sun and on the other side to the larger terrace for sunsets over the Cevennes. Abundant spring water feeds the automatic watering system. The pool area is above the house and below the house a meandering path takes you down to the river.
The house is in excellent condition. The electricity is on a financially rewarding contract with EDF (3 price bands). Tailor made double glazed windows throughout with attractive dark blue wooden shutters. Some of the interior wall colours may be a bit bold for some tastes. Automatic gate.
An extremely attractive property offering total privacy and tranquillity in an exquisite setting. Potential for extension and for a commercial activity.
The discretely star-studded valley includes owners such as designer Philippe Starck.
Price: 820 000€ - £695 606 - $889 536 (Agency fee paid by seller)