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La maison de Ramonétage : Dwelling in a former vineyard near Sommieres


House on the south side updated by an architect near Nîmes and Sommières

The oppidum Mouressipe overlooks a steep valley where all the trees of the garrigue abound. The presence of springs and a clay soil gave birth to The Vaunage known in ancient Gaelic as ‘the great clearing’.

Were Beatrice and her architect husband inspired by the presence of these venerable yews?

Their house, an integral part of an estate situated in a vast park of centenary  trees, is a short distance from the medieval town of Sommieres and near Nimes, roman origin.  The stone building consists of an interior, 220m2, completely renovated by a Swiss architect; the exterior, 560m2, is private with garden, terrasse and courtyard. But it is all possible to swim in the pool, drink a cocktail at the pool house, wander through the park or sit dreaming on one of the stone benches as the house is in partial co-property with the Domaine.

The renovation is intemporal :  the historic building, the views, the noble building materials, wood beams, tile floors, all have been conserved.

Up a flight of stone steps into the long west-facing main room with its generous fireplace.  A French window gives onto the terrasse and intimate garden.  The dining area is opposite on the east side with views over the hill, park and surrounding countryside.  The parental suite is also on this floor.

On the last floor (level 3) there are, in succession, a bedroom (window to the west), an office (window facing east onto the view), a bathroom, and a large bedroom (low window to the south overlooking the park).

The ground floor consists of two restored vaulted cellars in line, now used as a storage area but open to all possibilities.  Finally hidden in a discreet backyard, an office, obviously designed by an architect, a quiet space to read, listen to music, study….  Finally, a utility and a boiler room complete the whole.

Sommieres :15 mins .  Nîmes: 25 mins. Entrance Montpellier 45 mins

Our favorite for the privilege of life on a Domaine, simplicity shared, the peacefulness of a park

Contact : Frédérique +33 (0)6 26 85 22 94 – contact@les-archineurs.com