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French property of the week: Stunning stone farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon

If you're looking for a property in the south of France then why not a beautiful stone farmhouse with stunning views over the Cévennes hills in the former Languedoc-Roussillon region.

French property of the week: Stunning stone farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon
All photos: Leggett Immobilier

Where is it?

The property itself is described as “isolated” which will tempt those who want a lot of peace and quiet but it is located near the village of Saint Cecile d'Andorge in the Gard Department.

The village is located in the picturesque Cévennes national park in the former region of Languedoc-Roussillon, now part of Occitanie. 

The increasingly attractive Mediterranean city of Montpellier is just under two hours drive away to the south. 

The international airport at Marseille is just over two hours drive and offers international flights to the UK and other parts of Europe.

How much does it cost?

The current price is €555,000 or £489,305 depending on exchange rates.

Describe the house

The 4/5 bedroom stone farmhouse has been almost entirely renovated and so is in an excellent condition. The house is surrounded by over 14 acres of countryside, which include fine walks.

The stone has been pointed, both inside and outside the house, and original materials like lime have been used to finish the farmhouse. There is underfloor heating throughout, and all rooms have WiFi.

With a view to large families or a B&B, there are two magnificent bedrooms on the ground floor, both with state of the art bathrooms.

These rooms look out over the Cévennes national park, and can be accessed from inside, or externally.

The main terrace faces W and S, and is sunny all day…you can even have Christmas lunch here if the weather is good. From here you have a panoramic view over the valley. 

There are three bathrooms in all and the total size of the house is 200 square metres. There are also barns and outbuildings on plot whose total size is 61 273 square metres.

Why buy it?

Leggett Immobilier say: “This lovely stone farmhouse, on four floors, looks out over the stunning landscape of the Cévennes. The house has been virtually completely renovated, using fittings and materials of a very high standard…..with a remarkable result.

The house is built on a hillside, and although there are neighbours, you feel alone in the grandeur.” 

And the pictures:

 

For more information on the property CLICK HERE.

 

 

RENTING

EXPLAINED: France’s new rules for advertising rental properties

France is introducing new rules for private landlords from July 1st. Anyone who wants to publish a property listing will need to include certain information that wasn't required before.

EXPLAINED: France's new rules for advertising rental properties

If you are a private landlord and have a property that you want to advertise on the rental market in France, the rules on what information you need to include on the listing have been pretty vague – up until now. 

But an official ruling means that from July 1st that changes. From this date onwards, your advertisement must contain the following information:

  • Rental costs 

Monthly rental costs must be clearly mentioned on your listing. 

READ MORE Nine things to expect when renting an apartment in France

  • Charges

You must include information on any charges that the tenant will incur and information on how these charges can be paid. These charges can include anything from heating costs, to a concierge service. If you want to do an official ‘état des lieux’ or inventory of the property, this costs money. If you want the tenant to cover the cost, you must mention this on the advertisement (as well as the amount). 

READ MORE The vital French vocab for renting property

  • Rent control information

If your property is in an area subject to rent control, you must include the following text in your listing: “zone soumise à encadrement des loyers“.  You must specify the minimum and maximum rental price in your area. 

You can find out if your property is in such a zone by using this simulator

  • Other  

You must include information the the deposit that will be required. You must list the commune or arrondissement where the property is located. You must also provide the surface area of the property as well as information on whether it is furnished or unfurnished. 

READ MORE Renting furnished accommodation in France: What should your landlord provide?

The above information must appear on any advertisement – no matter what form that advertisement takes.

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