Maison Citadelle is situated in the beautiful nature reserve the Cevennes with a combination of foliage and pine trees at the border of the Gard Provençal and South Ardèche. The impressive and comfortable house with a lovely garden spread over different levels and with a view over the surrounding mountainous environment, is located at a distance of 1100 km from Utrecht.
In the late 18th / early 19th century this region was the scene of a thriving silk and mining industry. Maison Citadelle is situated in a former mining complex. After the closing of the mines, the buildings were inhabited for some time and upon a short period of vacancy, the complex was converted into residential units, each with a personal character. This was done by the buyers in consultation with the builders. Maison Citadelle is therefore a characteristic industrial building where the original architecture and atmosphere has been preserved as much as possible.
The characteristic building overlooking the colourfully overgrown garden has every comfort, excellent acoustics, and is special in its architectural structure. With a ceiling (at the highest point) of no less than 6 meters with original cast-iron trusses and 3m-high windows the robust and spacious character of the house stands out. The house with a living area of ± 200 m2 is divided into a front and a back house. The front house serves as a lounge / sitting area / living room with an integrated robust open fireplace. At the moment a grand piano is placed in the front house which acoustically and spaciously shows to full advantage. In the back house you will find the open kitchen, 1 bedroom, bathrooms and a reading room. Also in the back house is the mezzanine (± 40 m2), offering various functions, such as fitness, reading and working space and relaxation in various areas. There is also the possibility to create a 3rd bedroom here. From the mezzanine you have access via a walkway (annex terrace) to the garden – with the slope – and the upper terraces.
The lovely garden, which is largely surrounded by (chestnut) trees, offers peace and privacy but is still in contact with the outside world by the grand view both near and far. The garden is spread over three levels and offers a view of the green mountainous environment. The different terraces offer enough space to relax and enjoy the sun, peace and nature.
In the back house there is access to a small (wine) cellar via a hatch. Opposite the entrance door of the house you will find an authentic source, closed by a cast iron ornament, which can be used all year round as a natural ‘fridge’. The source also has a small rain water depot.
Maison Citadelle also includes 2/5 part of a guest room/apartment for 2 persons with shower and loo, which is accessible from the outside (± 25 m walking distance). This guest room is available for Maison Citadelle for 2/5 part of the year.
Garage (± 20 m2) with 2 rooms, cave (± 7 m2) with space for washing machine, dryer, 2nd refrigerator, freezer and storage etc. Wi-Fi, underfloor heating, public tennis court within walking distance (3 min.) and swimming pool in the vicinity (± 10 min by car). Movable property for takeover.