6 favorite properties in Montpellier


BARNES Montpellier covers four ‘départements’: Gard, Aude, Hérault and Pyrénées-Orientales. 2021 was a record year in Occitania following a 12% rise in sales. Although the property market remains relatively stable in Nîmes and Perpignan, the city of Béziers has come out on top of the price rankings with a 7.7% increase in the last two years. BARNES presents its selection of exceptional properties just outside Montpellier.


Idyllic ‘mas’ in aigues-vives

At the heart of the Vaunage geographic area between Nîmes and Montpellier, this old 19th-century wine farmhouse has been renovated to perfection and surrounds a beautiful square courtyard. The 3 independent buildings cover over 1,200 sq.m (12,915 sq ft) of habitable and gross surface area that will leave you with free rein to develop your own project. The 408 sq.m (4,390 sq ft) main house features stunning dual-aspect reception rooms, 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and a huge room with a high ceiling. A second building is used as a caretaker’s residence, in addition to the 135 sq.m (1,450 sq ft) of garages to convert. Under the old wine-making cellars of the third building you’ll find a reception room and a 12m-long (40ft) heated swimming pool bordered by a terrace offering a panoramic view. An outdoor pool, pool house and hammam round off this dream property.

Property price: €3,490,000

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Property in nîmes

This stunning ‘mas’, or Provençal farmhouse, is just 10km (6 miles) from Nîmes and 30 minutes from two high-speed train stations, and comprises a wine-grower's house and a former wine warehouse, both of which have been immaculately renovated. The main house spans 500 sq.m (5,382 sq ft) on 2 levels. The ground floor has 3 lounges, a dining room and an equipped eat-in kitchen, while upstairs there are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Two self-contained apartments, 60 sq.m (645 sq ft) and 34 sq.m (365 sq ft) respectively, round off the main house. Offering southwesterly views, the spacious lounge opens onto a well-maintained 1,500 sq.m (16,145 sq ft) garden planted with palm trees, cedars and other Mediterranean species. Outside, the swimming pool area has been made to feel like a real living space with its outdoor dining facilities and bar and a gazebo for shaded meals. The 545 sq.m (5,866 sq ft) outbuildings around a planted and illuminated courtyard, comprise a 104 sq.m (1,120 sq ft) guest house with 3 bedrooms and bathrooms and a reception/entertainment/relaxation area on two levels (bar, billiards table, kitchen, gym with sauna, and home cinema upstairs). Not to mention the wine cellar which can hold 2,000 bottles.

Property price: €2,047,500

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Private mansion in nîmes

In the Jardins de la Fontaine, this majestic 600 sq.m (6,458 sq ft) property has retained all of its period features. Its vast spaces are entirely modular and are spread out charmingly around a colossal staircase. A rare property with incredible character.

Property price: €3,675,000

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Old château in the hérault

This 15th-century seigniorial château rolls out the red carpet for future buyers in this highly touristy region at the heart of the picturesque village of Larzac near the Cirque de Navacelles. Its immaculate 470 sq.m (5,059 sq ft) are spread over 4 levels on a 2,900 sq.m (31,215 sq ft) wooded plot surrounded by a wall. Complete with 2 lounges and 8 bedrooms all with bath or shower rooms. 1 hour from Montpellier and the beaches, it is well connected to major roads, the airport and high-speed rail stations.

Property price: €875,000

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Château at the heart of béziers

In the Béziers countryside, in an elevated position at the heart of a village, this 12th-century château underwent full renovation in 2018. Its two sections overlook an inner courtyard. The first wing notably comprises a lounge, two kitchens, four bedrooms, two gîtes and an apartment, while the second wing has a spa and 5 bedrooms with their bath or shower rooms. (5 guest rooms possible). Period charm with a fresh touch: aged stones, vaults, majestic spiral staircase, fireplaces, beamed ceiling.

Property price: €1,598,000

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14th-century château in barjac

In the Cévennes, 20km (12 miles) from Alès, this prestigious château on the edge of a village stands proudly on 126 hectares (310 acres) of level and irrigated agricultural land. Its habitable surface area in excess of 1,000 sq.m (10,765 sq ft) is built on two levels that have been recently renovated. Various outbuildings: 80 sq.m (860 sq ft) caretaker’s lodge, two farm buildings to restore, a silkworm farm, an orangery with a large 12x6m (40x20ft) swimming pool, a water wheel, an agricultural building (with an oil mill equipped for 6.5ha (16 acres) of young olive trees in production) and a landing strip for small planes. A remarkable property steeped in history.

Property price: €4,950,000

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