A Renaissance style stronghold house, with outbuildings and a dovecote, in 3.5 ha with a stream in the foothills of the Drôme Vercors Mountains.
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 dArt et dHistoire (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.
This estate extends over approx. 3½ hectares, in which stands an authentic Renaissance style stronghold house. The property comprises a main building, followed by a series of outbuildings on the east side. It is also flanked to the north by an outbuilding and a guest house which together form a first inner courtyard with an old well in its centre. Further to the north, a second inner courtyard, formed by walls and vast outbuildings, includes the old stables. The main house spans more than 400 m², approx. 160 m² of which still awaits conversion. Numerous authentic architectural features, such as mullioned windows, stone stairways as well as French ceilings and monumental fireplaces, have been preserved. An outstanding dovecote stands in front of the house near to a stream and an orchard.
The main houseThis 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 front door opens into a vestibule, spanning approx. 12 m². Its floor is covered with large terracotta tiles which blend with a dressed stone vaulted ceiling. A door at the end leads directly out into the first inner courtyard. The vestibule provides access, on one side, to a dining room as well as to an adjoining kitchen and, on the other side, to a lounge and a bedroom. The dining room, spanning approx. 26 m², is enhanced with a monumental stone fireplace. Its large terracotta floor tiles go superbly with its French ceiling. The kitchen has an adjoining back kitchen. A shower room and toilet are to be found in this section. The floor in the large lounge, spanning approx. 50 m², is also covered with large terracotta tiles. Other features include exposed ceiling beams and a large stone fireplace. On the south side, two windows and a French window open on to the garden. The large lounge provides access to a bedroom, spanning approx. 18 m², which precedes a room, with a French ceiling. Spanning approx. 30 m², it awaits renovation. Completing the ground floor are two last rooms, one of which is small with a cross-ribbed ceiling whilst the other, with a French ceiling, houses a boiler room. A large, stone, vaulted wine cellar spans a floor surface area of approx. 60 m² under the main house.
A door in the lounge provides access to a stone stairway which goes to the cellar and to the upper floors. A separate entrance, reached via the inner courtyard, also opens on to the stairway. The first floor includes a main lounge, extending over approx. 70 m². Parquet flooring, a magnificent French ceiling and a monumental, stone fireplace make this lounge a convivial reception room. Two windows, one of which is ...
Wohnfläche: 400,00 m², Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 4, Bundesland: Rhône-Alpes