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  • Rhone Alpes
Price £653,333
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Property Description

Old farmstead of which the oldest parts date from the 14 th century. Until 1985 used as cloister by the monastic order La Celle de Notre. Situated on 4,5 ha land (with organic garden and natural source) in a forest at the foot of the Cevennes-mountains in mediterranean French Ardche. The mansion now is used as a small scale international Seminar Center for artistic and therapeutic courses and workshops. The completely renovated seminar part of the building contains 11 bedrooms (5 double rooms, 6 single rooms) with washbin. Showers and toilets are on the floors. There are two workrooms of 59 m² and 37 m², a very nice dining-room, professional kitchen, entry hall, terraces and cellars, an inner yard. In total the building has four levels 600 m², plus 200 m² covered terraces and cellars.


Les Blancards is a strong place " (lieu fort) with beneficial energies. At its side flows the small river Blajoux. You also have a nice meadow.
Apart from the seminar part, there are four apartements, one small one with bedroom, a washbin, toilet and shower only, two others with two bedrooms, livingroom/kitchen, and the last one with one bedroom, livingroom/kitchen. All have their own shower, toilet and washbin.

The biggest town in the proximity is Aubenas (23 km).
The house is 2 km from the village of Laurac en Vivarais, 6 km from the medieval village of Largentie, 4 km from the village of Rosies and 5 from Joyeuse. In Laurac itself are two schools, a bakery, a butchery, a tabac with all kinds of products, a bar, a doctor, etc. At 3 km there is a supermarket. A school Montessori is at ca. 12 km.
Nearest toll motorway (A-7) is at ca. 20 km (towards Lyon/Paris or Marseille). Nearest airports are: Nimes, Lyon, Marseille. Nearest railway station (TGV park): Valence TGV (one hour by car) or Montalimar (40 minutes by car). Bus connections via Aubenas or Joyeuse.

We are selling because of retirement. We do have a strong preference for prospective buyers wishing to continue the seminar project or to establish some kind of therapeutic activity.
Inlcuded are all furniture (with a number of ancien cupboards, beautiful kitchen, etc.), goodwill and Blancards-website.
Delivery time is January 2008, since in 2007 the seminar activities are still under full operation.

Price €980,000 or equivalent

Bedrooms : 17
Swimming Pool : no
Heating : central
Website : www.blancards.com
Furnished : yes.

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