750,000 euros – large family house – seven bedrooms, pool. Near Pézenas, Béziers, Montpellier.
Situated in the heart of a traditional wine-making village in the glorious Languedoc region of the south of France, this beautiful old convent dates back to 1650. Fully renovated in 2002, the characterful stone property has 340 square metres of living space and sits in 1350 square metres of mature Mediterranean garden.
The main house has 6 bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen, a salon, a small sitting-room leading onto a stone balcony, office, art gallery and utility room. There is a separate 80sq. metre apartment comprising an open-plan sitting room, mezzanine office, kitchen and bathroom, and a bedroom with balcony overlooking the courtyard and a bridge to the pool.
The walled garden is spread over two terraces. A bowered path links the flower-filled courtyard to the upper terrace where the O²-treated, chlorine-free pool lies among mature oleanders, eucalypts, roses and lavender.
Le Couvent is only 25 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and 50 minutes from the cultural heart of Montpellier. 6 airports and 3 railway stations within 90 minutes offer easy regional and international travel access.
Le Couvent, Roujan was run as an extremely successful B&B, and has been voted TripAdvisor’s top Languedoc bed and breakfast for 2009 and 2010 and the 10th most popular B&B in France for 2011 (from over 9000 B&Bs).