Large farmhouse for sale in southern France (Gard)

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Seller: monkeyccino (196) 100%, Location: Brighton, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 174181722098 Le Courau is the principal farmhouse of the hamlet by the same name on the edge of Saint Andre du Roquepertuis.Right at the mouth of the gorge du Ceze this is the only large farmhouse complex currently for sale within walking distance of one of France's best natural river swimming spots.The houseThe farm was built in 1850 and produced fruit wines until the late 1970's. The main farmhouse contains a kitchen-diner downstairs, lounge and WC plus 3 bedrooms and a shower room upstairs. These spaces total 120m2 and have all been recently renovated making the house instantly liveable.Above the main house is a loft accessed by a ladder. This has 4 low level window openings and a high pitched roof. The loft could easily accommodate a further 2 or 3 bedrooms and a bathroom if converted.In addition to the habitable spaces there is a further 345m2 arranged around a traditional courtyard. Extending to the side of the house at ground floor there is a cave containing original stone wine vats and a stable, above these spaces are 2 large rooms traditionally roofed with massive timber beams. These room are ideally suited for conversion into addition habitable space. Around the sides of the courtyard there 2 large covered areas including a forge, well and traditional washing area, and a garage with a high arched entrance. The courtyard itself (excluding the buildings around) is 312m2 and includes a small garden and traditional gate to the road. To the rear is further 1900m2 of undeveloped garden containing a walnut tree and has vehicle access rights from a private side road.Local areaThe house is just 5 minutes walk from the river Ceze which can be accessed via the nearby bridge. This is a fantastic river to swim in, the water is clear and over 200C for the summer. Here there are gravel beaches to sunbath and canoes can be hired. In the summer, Guinguette La Frigoulette is an open-air restaurant serving fantastic grills.Further to the north the river runs into a gorge which provides some fantastic secluded swimming spots. To the south about 20 minute’s drive is the Cascades du Sautadet where the river passes through a fascinating series of waterfalls some of which create natural swimmable flumes.The nearest small town is Goudargue, 10 minute’s drive away. It is known as the Venice of Gard for it’s clear water canals where you can see the fish which are lined with trees, and restaurant terraces.The village of Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis of which Le Courau is part has a Bar restaurant, church, the Marie’s office, and a strong community.The large town of Bagnols sur Ceze is 30 minute’s drive with big super markets and a train station.Avignon, the historic seat of the Pope, and Chateauneuf du Pape are an hour’s drive away.The nearby historic town of Barjac has a large market every Friday with local produce and antiques.Also nearby can be found the town of Uzes, the Ardeche gorge. The prehistoric site Orgnac l'Aven. Many places to try and buy wine and field of lavender and delicious local honey. Contact me and I can forward more photos, plans and videos of the property Price €229,000Currently advertised with see….. Provide With: Central Heating, Number of Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Number of Bathrooms: 1, Sort By: For Sale, Kitchen Facilities: 4 Burner Cooker, Private / Estate agent: Private, Living Area (m²): 120, Property Type: House, Plot Area (m²): 2900, Building Feature: Semi- Detached, Construction Year: 1850, Location: Gard, Country: France

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