For Sale: A Tastefully Restored 15th Century Magnanerie in the heart of a Picturesque Gardoise Village

Price 205,000€

This exceptional 4 bedroom village property with a lovely rear courtyard has been passionately restored originally as permanent living accommodation for its owners and laterly has been offered as both seasonal and long term high calibre rental accommodation.

Its provenance as a village ‘magnanerie’ (a silk mill) means that from ground level up its structure has provided an authentic and characterful residence ideally suited both to the hot balmy midsummer days and to the cooler winter climes. Much of the original flooring has also been retained.

The property comprises

Ground Floor

  • The high-vaulted cellars have been retained and restored to form a cool and stylish sitting room with a log burning fire.
  • A comfortable and well-fitted kitchen with French doors leading to the outdoor rear courtyard
  • A large alcove hallway leading to the 1st floor bedrooms

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1 is a large double bedroom with original floorings.
  • Bedroom 2  is a double or twin room with en-suite bathroom.
  • Study/Bedroom 3
  • Separate Bathroom/WC
  • Master Bedroom 4 (or Guest Suite) – an original 2nd silk room which now functions as an evening sitting room, (30ft long,  40ft high with velux windows) and a double bedroom with shower room, wc and utility area.

Outside there is a beautiful rear courtyard retaining all the original features, a fountain, outside shower and an old stone seat. An archway provides a cool sitting/eating area on hot sunny days.

The house is situated in a picturesque hill village full of rustic charm in the Gard department of Languedoc Rousillon.  The village, surrounded by vineyards on the foothills of the Cevennes, is very close to Nîmes and Montpellier Airports and within easy access for exploring the Mediterranean and for excursions to Spain, Italy and Switzerland.

The nearby local towns of Alès and Saint Chistol-les-Alès provide all the necessities for every day living (shops, stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools etc) whilst the immediate surrounding area has a wealth of tourist attractions and activities such as the historic sites of Nimes, Montpellier, Avignon, Arles, Uzès and the Pont du Gard. There are eight outstanding golf courses within 45 minutes drive, and cycling and walking in the National Parks of the Cevennes and the Camargue.  Canoeing, rafting and horse-riding and ski-ing (one hour away) are all available within easy access. The highlights of the area though include the many excellent (and some michelin-starred) restaurants and the highly rated vignerons nearby

This is a very competitively priced quality property which deserves serious consideration for anybody wishing to relocate to or invest in this wonderful part of the world!

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