This large old family farmhouse, currently set up as a main home, with five charming independent B and B rooms, is in an exceptional historical area of the Cévennes.
It is a "tiny hamlet with aspirations of a country castle", a magical place full of history set in the Cevennes National Park.
Once upon a time it was a hive of industry for breeding silk worms and producing silk (17th-19th centuries), and growing Chestnut trees. Nowadays it is a real haven of tranquillity.
This "farmhouse", which is comprised of several houses joined together around two interior courtyards, is set in 110 acres of nature, in an unspoilt valley, and on an old "transhumance" track (the seasonal movement of shepherds with their sheep between summer and winter pastures), still occasionally used.
A river crosses this magnificent property, and the farmhouse is situated on a large flat plateau (5 or 6 acres), unusual for a Cévennes property. Just 8 miles from the large town of Alès, 42 miles from Nimes (with TGV train) and near the tourist centres of Anduze and the Bambouseraie, there is a good communication network. There is a school 'bus pick up, and a few minutes away by car are the two villages of St Paul La Coste and Cendras, where there are shops and restaurants.
With 14 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms (including the 5 B and Bs with en suite facilities), it is ideal as either a large family home, or to carry on the business of B and Bs and gites, or cultural workshops.
- Stone hamlet/farmhouse complex dating from the 16th and 17th centuries
- Set in peaceful flat valley, amongst 110 acres of private footpaths and grounds
- Historical background dating to the 17th century, Camisards
- Beautifully renovated, with two lovely interior courtyards
- Natural river runs through the grounds for swimming and fishing
- Very private, but only 10-15 minutes from shops and restaurants
- 14 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms (including the 5 B & Bs, and 2 bedroom gite)
- Several reception rooms
- Two original bread ovens
- Well and streams for watering, plus river
- 50 olive trees
- Orchard and vegetable garden
- Easy access to Alès and Nimes
- Very tranquil setting, with lovely views
This farmhouse is in reality several houses built together, in a tiny hamlet, linked by interior courtyards and terraces. It is very special, its origins dating back to the 16th and 17th century, yet with all modern facilities.
The current owners, who run five B & B with private facilities, and musical workshops, in the farmhouse, have renovated the house to a very high standard.
The main entrance is through the open courtyard at the front of the house, where idyllic breakfasts and meals are eaten, with views across the land and the house. On entering into the property, on the ground floor, you have:
- A fully equipped modern kitchen ( 13m2)
- The renovated “bergerie”, with exposed stone, now two large reception rooms (21m2, 18m2)
Further on you reach the first of the sunny interior courtyards. From here you can get up to the first floor, through old stone stairs, to an open terrace. Leading off from here on one side is:
- the games room, and opposite the ………….
- main living accommodation…two salons (16m2 and 20m2) with beams, and open fireplace, and spiral staircase, kitchen, library, laundry room, bedrooms (14m2 , 22m2 both en suite) These rooms open out onto two covered terraces with lovely long views over the property, one on the first floor, and one on the second.
- From here you can access the next two bedrooms which open out onto a charming spacious salon/living room, making an independent apartment, with bathroom and WC.
Back on the ground flood you walk through the courtyard, with a fountain playing, into a second inner courtyard. Here there are also the cellars, wine cellar, workshops and barns, which have yet to be renovated.
In the adjacent wing of the house is where 4 of the B & Bs are currently situated, each with private bathroom, and looking out onto private views.
- Type Onroerend Goed
- B&B / Gites
- Extra info
- Grond > 20 HA
- 650 m²
- 426.640 m²
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