17th century Hérault village house for sale for €267,000

One of the three terraces in the property

It’s hard not to feel at peace with the world, as you sit in the harmonious terraces facing south, knowing that the stunning backdrop of the rugged Gorge d’Heric is just a short walk away.

The Gorge d’Heric. Rugged mountains, with turquoise blue swimming holes. Photo by Pam Smith, anotherdayanotherwalk.blogspot.com
One of the many outside terraces

The terraces can be found in the middle of a complex of three buildings, the oldest of which dates back to the 17th century.  Currently occupied as a comfortable home and office, the property is made up of three parts, which could be discreetly separated to form multiple apartments with their own terraces to rent out to the many walkers who head for the Caroux mountains, visible from the house, and the surrounding breathtaking scenery.  The property could sleep eight people in this way, but it is currently used as a roomy home for two people and two cats.

Outside space
Another terrace
Vaulted ceilings in the entrance and the cellars

A former school, the property also has extensive vaulted cellars which could be converted into living quarters.  One of the cellars could even be converted into an open air swimming pool accessed from the terrace.

The current owners use part of the property for an on-street office, but this could easily be converted into an artist’s atelier, or a commercial outlet for the village.

Property entrance

The property itself has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is a comfortable, if quirky, home.   The living area is 130 square metres, plus terrace and cellars.

Cosy salon

The main house has a good size bedroom, one bathroom, a cosy living area with a fireplace, and a good sized fully equipped kitchen. The second building – called the “little tower” – has a living room with an open fireplace downstairs. Upstairs there is a cute little bedroom which overlooks the mountains.  Attached to this house is a room that has been divided to have another small bedroom and some living space. The plumbing is such that it could easily be turned into a kitchen which would make the whole building a two-bedroom gite. A mezzanine with a sleeping area for children can be found above.  Off this room there is a WC with a shower.

Fully equipped kitchen

The entire house has original features, wooden beams, fireplace, wooden doors and windows which are also double-glazed.

Outside at the front

The village is small and vibrant, with easy access to the converted railway line for walking and cycling, and access to the Gorge d’Heric is 40 minutes on foot.   Local town Mons la Trivalle is a walk or a short drive away, and has restaurants, bars, and a great local shop selling regional products such as organic vegetables and locally caught trout.

There are multiple possibilities for this property, limited only to your imagination!

The price reflects the owners’ wish to sell quickly, as family circumstances have changed.

Whether you are looking for a comfortable house to move straight into, or a bigger project to take on, this house is definitely worth going to see.  The photos don’t capture the scale of the property or the potential possibilities.

For details of the property, and to arrange a viewing, please contact Claudia on 06 81 83 52 09 or cg101289@aol.com.

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