- Type: House, Tourist business, Gîtes
- Living surface: 440
- Plot size: 80000
- Bedrooms: 7
- Total rooms: 14
- Bathrooms: 6
- Closest neighbour in m.: 50
- Heating: Central heating, Electrical heating, Oil fired central heating, Wood burners
- Close By: Mountains, Hiking & Cycling
- Special features: Jacuzzi, Pool
- Languages spoken: Français, English
Renovated Ardechois Farmhouse with 3 gites, large pool, jacuzzi, gym and boules court
Price: € 540 000 | Ref.: 2746 | Views: 1 089
L'Elze is a south-facing stone-built provencal Mas dating back to the 15th century. Situated in stunning countryside on the edge of the Tanargue mountains with fabulous views to the south and west. L’Elze consists of a main house and 3 gites, sleeping a maximum of 8, 4 and 3 people.
L'Elze is 2km from the village of Rocles, which has a bar and a boulangerie.
The nearest (15 mins) smallish town is Largentière. Aubenas is the closest (30 mins) large town with 2 hypermarkets, DIY stores, etc. There is easy access to the Ardèche and Chassezac Gorges.
There is a small ski station 45 minutes away and the Alps can be reached in 2-3 hours.
Nearby transport links include airports at Nimes, Montpellier, Marseille and Lyon (2 to 2 ¾ hours) and trains at Valence TGV (2 hours)and Avignon TGV (2 ½ hours).
The Main House
The main house is set around a huge (180m2) south-facing terrace with stunning views towards the Tour de Brison and the Beaume valley. Its large (27m2) kitchen is fully equipped. The vast summer lounge (48m2) has patio doors opening onto a west-facing terrace. The winter lounge (25m2) with a wood-burning 'insert' leads onto the south terrace. There is a large utility room with a shower. In addition, there is a downstairs loo and a store-room for linen and cleaning equipment.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom (46m2) with an open 'dressing' and an office area together with a guest bedroom (20m2) and a family bathroom with a bath with shower, a bidet, sink and loo.
All the gîtes have their own outside space with garden furniture and a BBQ. They are fully furnished and heated by electricity.
The largest gîte has 130m2 of living space and sleeps 6-8 with 2 double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen/diner with mezzanine over with 2 single beds, a lounge with wood-burner, a shower room and a bathroom.
The smaller gîtes are open plan, each having a sleeping area above the living/dining/cooking area with an enclosed shower room (with bidet, sink and loo) underneath. They sleep 2-4 and 2-3 respectively (54m2 and 45m2).
The smallest gîte has a south-facing balcony and a west-facing terrace.
The Land, Facilities and Outbuildings
L’Elze is set on a terraced south-facing hillside with a cherry orchard, vegetable garden and pastures below and a chestnut and pine forest above. In addition to the cherry trees there are apple, peach, walnut and fig trees together with mature soft fruit bushes and well-established raspberry canes.
About 5 hectares of land adjoins the mas; the remaining 3 hectares is a little further afield. An electric fence is installed around the close land to prevent ingress by wild boar.
A key feature of L’Elze is a large (15x5m), fenced and alarmed pool, surrounded by a lawned area with plenty of space for sunbathing. There is a fully equipped pool house including a Polaris robot to clean the pool.
A boules court is above the pool and a recreational and service area is located in the 'voutes' under the house. This comprises a 5-place jacuzzi with shower area, a games room with table football, a gym with a large selection of exercise machines, a garage, a workshop, a garden machinery store, a fuel storage tank, a wood store and a septic tank.
L'Elze benefits from 'town' water, electricity and a landline with fast ADSL throughout. All windows and external glass doors are double glazed.
There is a spring for garden watering and topping up the pool.
The main house has oil-fuelled central heating.
There is a large parking area above the complex for up to 10 cars.
The gites have been operating for 20 years and have many repeat visitors.