An old style presbytery next to a 17th century church in Verdon Regional Nature Park, in the south of France - ref 316897
ca. 355,00 m²
ca. 355,00 m²
ca. 459,00 m²
An old style presbytery next to a 17th century church in Verdon Regional Nature Park, in the south of France. In an unspoilt, authentic mountain village in Verdon Regional Nature Park on the borders of the French departments of Var, Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The access route uses the old Napoleon Road via Castellane, and then goes in the direction of Soleilhas. This fortified village with its 95 inhabitants is near to the ski resort of Soleilhas-Vauplane. The site is a mecca for tourists seeking outdoor activities such as white-water rafting, hiking and rock climbing in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. There are 60 km of ski slopes in Valberg and 30 km in Gréolières. The history of this village dates from the 13th century when it was under the authority of the Viguerie-de-Castellane (overseen by a judge), followed by the Seigneurie-de-Grasse (overseen by a lord) in the 16th century. In a valley at an altitude of 1,200 m, the town is typical of the Lower Alps region, with its houses gripping on to narrow, very steep streets. Canyoning and rock climbing are practised below Teillon Peak (an altitude of 1,893 m). This house is next to the 17th century, Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption parish church with its bell tower topped with a campanile. Nice is 77 km away, Draguignan 72 km and Aix-en-Provence 160 km. This group of buildings, spanning almost 350 m² over various levels, has 10 bedrooms and 14 rooms. The shady garden comprises two annex buildings. The main detached building is independent of the other houses in the village which is rare in Provence. The roofs are covered with Romanesque tiles and feature snow fences. These are not there to protect passers-by from snowfalls but, on the contrary, to maintain a deep thickness of snow in order to insulate the house when the weather is coldest. Some of the buildings various facades feature exposed stone, others have rendering dotted with small pebbles from the river. The sapphire blue-painted shutters display a sun pattern representing the Soleilhas coat-of-arms. In the south section, a shady garden with its old lime tree looks down on the narrow village streets. The four buildings with their varying levels communicate with one another courtesy of stairways going up or down in accordance with the slope of the land. The property has several entrance doors that open either on to the small church square or at the back of the house or via the garden. The rooms, still in their original condition, have retained their rustic materials as well as their wide plank and plaster trough ceilings. The floors are covered with rustic red or square terracotta tiles. The bedrooms have fireplaces and cupboards closed by old oak doors. Some of the single-small-paned windows are casement and some sash windows. At the back of the building, under the terrace overlooking the garden, are outbuildings comprising a cowshed and another room.
The houseOne section of the house is accessed via a dining room with its rustic stone fireplace. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles, the ceilings still have their old beams and the windows are set in walls almost one metre thick. Little stone steps lead to various rooms awaiting renovation. Some 11 bedrooms, 4 lounges, kitchens, attics that could be converted and cellars awaiting rehabilitation are contained in the 350 m² of the different, closely linked dwellings. The shady garden provides access to the various annex buildings, old cowsheds and workshops. The house dominates the narrow village streets and the marvellous Esteron Valley. Ground floor This floor comprises a dining room, a kitchen as well as a pantry, a games room, a lounge and three bedrooms. Half-story This half-floor is accessed via stairways or from the outside on the garden level. It comprises an entrance hall, 5 bedrooms and two ...
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 11, Bundesland: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur