Magnificent old stone farmhouse for renovation, excellent potential, suitable for horses, not overlooked, in the foothill of the Cévennes National Park...nearest town 6 miles away, easy access to Nimes and Alès, Gard, Occitanie
This farmhouse dates from around 1800. It is built in a traditional way, with the cellars, stables and animal quarters on the ground floor, around a central courtyard, the main living area above....4 large bedrooms, large sitting room, kitchen, larder, bathroom and WC...and above three large hay lofts, which are very high, which could be converted into extra living accommodation. It is set in 5.75 acres, mainly meadow land, ideal for horses. The land can't be used for building. The living accommodation needs completely renovating...new kitchen and bathroom, and repainting and perhaps replastering. The windows are currently single glazed. However the building itself is sound and solid..the roof may need some attention, but doesn't leak. The medieval market town of St Ambroix, 6 miles away, has primary and secondary schools, three supermarkets, and lots of individual food shops. There is a very large lively weekly market, and the town hold many festivals and antique fairs. There is a weekly "vide greniers" every Saturday in the main square. It is just 20 minutes from the beautifully renovated Renaissance village of Barjac, which also holds markets and a very famous antique fair. In this region swimming is popular in isolated and magical surrounding rivers, and other outdoor activities include canoeing, horse-riding, kayaking, cycling and mountain climbing. There are famous caves including the Caverne Pont d'Arc, with its cave paintings, recently opened to the public. The Ardèche Gorges are very close by and are not to be missed. You can swim in the rivers, go to water parks, visit lovely old walled towns, have a coffee in the sunshine or go wine tasting at one of the many vineyards.