Domaine, Mirmande, Drôme Sud, Provence, France – SOLD

A RARE AND REFINED 18th CENTURY BASTIDE OF 17.3 ACRES  (7 HECTARES), WITH ESTATE MANAGER’S HOUSE, ORANGERY, OUTBUILDINGS AND EXTENSIVE GARDENS ON THE EDGE OF A BEAUTIFUL, LISTED VILLAGE.  Situated close to and overlooking the medieval village of Mirmande, this private estate is approached via a drive bordered by three bicentennial Cedar trees; further protected by woodland and 5 acres / 2 hectares of enclosed parkland, comprising several gardens in different styles.

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THE BASTIDE – GROUND FLOOR:  Entrance Hall (42 sq. m.) with original flagstone floor, monumental staircase with an 18th century banister, exposed beams and three east-facing windows. This leads to the following:  WC with washbasin set in marble.  Library (56 sq. m.) with two west-facing windows, two north-facing French windows and Nymphaeum.  A large Sitting Room (70 sq. m.) with rib vaulted ceiling, monumental fireplace, two west-facing windows, one south- facing window and terracotta floor.

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Office (12 sq. m.) with rib vaulted ceiling, terracotta floor and a west-facing window.  TV room (30 sq. m.) with rib vaulted ceiling, grey tiled floor with black inserts, 18th century fireplace and two south-facing French windows.  Dining Room (36 sq. m.) with rib vaulted ceiling, grey tiled floor with black inserts, one east-facing French window and wall decorated with Grisaille frescoes.

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Kitchen (26 sq. m.) with parquet floor, east-facing window and a French window. Features include a central, laminated wood work surface, DIETRICH furnace, MIELE oven and microwave and SAMSUNG American fridge with water and ice fountain.  Utility Room (12 sq. m.) with parquet floor, vaulted ceiling and storage cupboards; 2nd SAMSUNG American fridge.  Boiler Room (20 sq. m.) with vaulted cellar, sink and cupboards.  Gym with east-facing French window.

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1st FLOOR:

Large landing (about 14 sq. m.) with terracotta floor, leading to the following:  Corridor (10 sq. m.) with Sisal floor, stretched fabric wall coverings, one French window opening out on to a balcony with 18th century wrought ironwork, facing north towards the Nymphaeum.  This corridor leads to three Bedrooms, as follows:  Bedroom #1 (25 sq. m.) with Sisal floor, north and west-facing windows.  Bathroom #1 (15 sq. m.) comprising bath, two Lavabos set in marble, shower and separate WC, two closets and a west-facing window.  Bedroom #2 (20 sq. m.) with carpet floor, north and east-facing windows.  Bathroom with bath, washbasin, WC, closet.  Bedroom #3 (20 sq. m.) with carpet floor.  Bathroom #2 with bath, washbasin and WC.  To the right of the landing there is a corridor (8 sq. m.) with vaulted ceiling, Sisal flooring. This Corridor leads to:  Bedroom #4 (23 sq. m.) with Sisal floor, closet, west-facing window.  Bathroom #3, bath, washbasin, WC and closet.

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SUITE:  Entrance Hall (2 sq.m.) with separate WC.  Bedroom (20 sq. m.) with carpet floor and south-facing window.  Bathroom (9 sq. m.) with bath, washbasin and separate shower – all in marble. West-facing window.

MASTER APARTMENT:  Dressing Room (15 sq. m.) fully fitted, with parquet flooring.  Office (30 sq. m.) with wooden floor, 18th century fireplace and two east-facing windows.  Bedroom (30 sq. m.) with Sisal flooring, two east-facing windows.  Bathroom (12 sq. m.) with bath, double washbasin, separate shower, Separate WC – all in marble. Television set into the wall – hidden behind a painting. South-facing window.  2nd FLOOR:  Convertible attic space comprising four rooms, with a total surface area of 400 sq. m.

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BASTIDE OUTBUILDINGS:

ORANGERY (35 sq. m.) with stone paving.

LARGE CANOPY (125 sq. m.) covered in old roof tiles and used to store garden equipment.

THE NYMPHAEUM (about 15 m. long) situated north of the Bastide, depicting the seven muses with a fountain.

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THE ESTATE MANAGER’S HOUSE:  This is an old farmhouse situated to the west of the property, which has also been fully restored. The facade of the estate manager’s houses is completely covered in roses and opens out on to a court- yard and a shady terrace with a small pond.  Entrance Hall (70 sq. m.) with terracotta floor, exposed beams, stone staircase with beautiful banister and large south-facing French window. This entrance hall leads to:  Garage (converted from former stables) covering 70 sq. m.; The Estate Manager’s Office (16 sq. m.) with terracotta floor; east and south-facing French windows.  WC with washbasin.  Utility room #1 (7 sq. m.) with terracotta floor, large cupboard, one east-facing window.  Utility room #2 (20 sq. m.) with old terracotta floor tiles, one east-facing window and two north-facing French windows.  Boiler room with concrete floor.

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1st FLOOR:  Landing (25 sq. m.) with terracotta floor, sloping ceilings with exposed beams. The landing leads to:  Sitting Room (50 sq. m.) with terracotta floor, 3 windows and a south-facing round window; sloping ceiling with exposed beams, fireplace with mantelpiece.  Kitchen (20 sq. m.) with terracotta floor, sloping ceiling with exposed beams, east and south-facing windows. This kitchen is fully fitted and equipped.  To the right of the landing there is a corridor (10 sq. m.) with terracotta floor tiles and a WC with handbasin.  Bedroom #1 (22 sq. m.) with terracotta floor tiles, exposed beams, south and west-facing windows.  Bathroom #1 with double washbasin, bath and shower.  Bedroom #2 (25 sq. m.) with terracotta floor tiles, sloping ceiling with exposed beams, north and west-facing windows. To the left of the landing: Corridor (8 m2), terracotta floor tiles, sloping ceiling, exposed beams, large cupboard, WC with hand- basin. This corridor leads to:  Bedroom #3 (16 sq. m.) with terracotta floor tiles, sloping ceiling with exposed beams, east-facing window and large closet.  Bathroom #2 with double washbasin and shower.  Bedroom #4 (12 sq. m.) with old terracotta floor tiles, sloping ceiling with exposed beams and staircase to a Mezzanine; north-facing French windows.  Bathroom #3 with bath and double washbasin.

ESTATE MANAGER’S HOUSE OUTBUILDINGS:  Garage with all the house’s technical elements: water softener, etc.  Former Forge with bread oven.  Fully fitted Workshop with a comprehensive range of equipment.  Garage for four cars at the entrance to the estate.

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CONDITION AND OBSERVATIONS:

THE BASTIDE:  Farmhouse offering about 400 sq. m. per floor, with a 4 slope roof. In perfect condition.
• Oil central heating with 10,000-litre tank and CHAPPEE boiler.
• The ground and 1st floors feature built-in radiators and all the windows are fitted with interior shutters. • The house benefits from beautiful interior doors – most of which are Walnut.
• Copper gutters and drainpipes.
• Mains water, with the addition of Eau du Rhône water for irrigation.
• All the bedrooms have telephone and TV sockets.
• Alarm system.
• Exterior lighting.
• Water softener.
• Satellite ready.
• Automatic gate and intercom at the entrance to the estate.
• Digital access locks.

THE ESTATE MANAGER’S HOUSE:
• Oil-fired central heating with CHAPPEE boiler.
• Water softener.
• Alarm.
• Telephone, TV and Satellite ready.

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