Practical information


The house is of traditional solid stone structure built more than 200 years ago. It is situated at 860m altitude.

The roof is corrugated fibre cement panels. The roof structure was completely replaced by the previous owner during its re-development in the late 1960’s.

The whole structure remains in excellent condition as is visible in floor Eagle.

There is one attached stone garage, and a further wood build garage on a concrete base.

There is also a below ground (6m³) heating oil storage tank in the entrance for the backup heating system.

In addition, there is a third of a derelict barn (plot 829) and a small plot (828) of land to the other side.


Electrics – the house was 85% rewired 8 years ago, work is programmed to be completed in 2021 to upgrade the whole house to current legal norms. The supply is 3 phase and provides 19kVa.

Electricity – cost per annum in the region of 2,800€. (highly dependant on usage of gites as short term lets).

Energy Efficiency – initial study has been carried out – including termites, asbestos, lead – undertaken by "Mon Diagnostiqueur" – Laurent Tosti. Further details available upon visit.

Gas – bottled gas piped from outside storage to owners’ kitchen – gas hob/electric oven.


The full diagnostic report can be seen by following this link. (French)


Internet – fibre optic.

Heating – central heating is provided by an air/water heat pump – installed in 2013 and regularly serviced by Laurent Graglia – SAVI ENERGIE – 0787825236 – based locally.
Back up heating is provided by the original heating-oil based system. The boiler is original from the late 1960’s, and the burner replaced in 2018 and fully functional.
There are 3 immersion heater water tanks that can supplement the heat pump system.
Instructions can be provided.
In addition, there is a wood burning Petit Godin in the owners’ lounge - and a stock of mature, cut logs.

Insulation – all windows have double glazing. The loft space ceiling and walls were insulated with 10cm wood fibre in 2017.

Chimney sweeping – the wood burning stove was last swept in 2020. Regulations and insurance require an annual cleaning by a professional, therefore done in December 2021 by "A L'Eau Terreno" Belvedere – certificate available.

Sewage – the house was attached to mains drainage in 2017, which runs under the road in front of the property. A mains connection pipe has been installed along the northern edge of plot 780 for the benefit of two neighbours above and adjacent to the property to facilitate their connection to this main. There is a contract in place, completed through notaries – Prély/Genevet in Plan du Var – 0493084322.

Canal water – an irrigation system is available, in Berthemont, from the spring to the autumn. Water is supplied in a network of pipes. The supply is supplementary to the drinking water service and is not currently chargeable, aside from adhering to the ASA Association. Contact – ASA President – Mr Urani Christian.

Commune – Roquebillière – town hall – 0493036060.

Local taxes – Tax Foncière – current tax per annum – 2 floors. Circa 2000€ p.a. (significant increase expected from 2022 due to regularisation of historic declarations). Water tax – Circa 500€ p.a. Taxe de Séjour (only if appartments are let for short term holiday lets) – small nightly rate per person payable as a tourist tax.