South of France – Elegant Professionally Restored Period Home

€650,000 PRIVATE SALE

South of France – Elegant Professionally Restored Period Home

€650,000 PRIVATE SALE

Property Features

  • Beautiful Detached Home
  • High Quality Home
  • Fab Gardens & Pool
  • Stunning Views

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Tel: +44 (0)1803 469 367
€650,000 PRIVATE SALE
  • Ref: ARB500716
  • Type: House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Double Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Enclosed Gardens, Pool
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • ARB Ref: ARB500716
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Property Summary

This beautiful, large detached "Maison de Maitre" was built around 1860 and stands in 6500m2 (1.5acres) of landscaped gardens and woodland with a swimming pool. It is located in a village 450m above sea level in the unspoilt countryside of the Aude with magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrenees.  The homes comes with outstanding reception room for entertaining and 5/7 bedrooms plus possible gite or granny flat accommodation. Completely restored in the 1990s to a very high specification. Mostly double-glazed with programmable gas fired central heating and comes with the benefit of mains drainage so no fosse issues or associated costs.

Located in the Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon with walking distance to the village and just 25 mins from Carcassonne Airport, 1 hour from Toulouse Airport and the Mediterranean beaches making it ideal for those who need easy access to and from the UK and convenient for visiting family and friends.

Accommodation Comprises:

Entrance: Inner lobby and hall leading to

Library: (5.8m x 4.7m) with marble fireplace and inset wood-burning fire.

Study/bedroom 2: (4.9m x 3.8m) with marble fireplace.

Bedroom 3: (3.6m x 3.0m) with marble fireplace.

Shower room: (2.4m x 2 2m) with white WC, bidet, basin and shower.

Bedroom 4: (4.4m x 4.3m) marble fireplace, parquet floor, French windows to balcony with views over village and mountains.

Bedroom 5: (4.3m x 3.7m) with marble fireplace, parquet floor, French windows to balcony also with views over village to the Pyrenees.

Bedroom 6: (4.4m x 3.5m) currently used as a dressing room, with marble fireplace and parquet floor.

Bathroom 2: (3.7m x 2.6m) with white bath, basin, WC and bidet and trompe-l'oeil decoration.

Stairs lead up to an attic (9.1m x 7.4m)

MAIN FLOOR

Salon:  On the main floor, is the impressive panelled reception room (8.90m x 7.90m). It has a large marble fireplace with working chimney, the original decorated floor tiles, corner cupboards with curved doors, a secret door and huge 19th century oil paintings on canvas fixed to the walls. Double doors lead to the main south and west facing terrace which has stunning views of the garden, village and mountains, and a shady wisteria covered wrought iron pergola. From it, a door leads to the

Orangerie: (4.70m x 3.10m)

Kitchen:  Fully fitted kitchen (4.30m x 3.00m) with polished stone worktops and stone double sink with fitted waste disposal.  All fitted units in the kitchen are included in the sale together with Bosch dishwasher, Gaudin oven, hob and extractor and Whirlpool American style fridge/freezer. Leading to

Back kitchen with original stone sink, a cellar and boiler room.

Breakfast room: (3.90m x 3.70m)

Bedroom 1: (3.90m x 3.70m)

Bathroom 1: (3.70 x 3.00m)with white bath, WC, bidet and basin, tiled floor and trompe-l'oeil decoration.

LOWER FLOOR

Dining room:  (7.80m x 4.70m) with terracotta tiled floor, a working fireplace with insert wood burning fire, three pairs of French windows leading to a west facing, wisteria covered terrace with balustrade.

Second room: (5.80m x 3.50m) has a tiled floor and door to the terrace and leads to a

Laundry room: (3.3m x 1.8m) with tiled floor, sink and plumbing.

Wine store

Workshop/storeroom

Note: This floor could be converted into a self-contained, two bedroomed gite or granny flat.

Attics - A fully boarded, insulated and heated attic of about 70m2 which has a triple window overlooking the village and mountains

Garden / Outside – Provide a description of your grounds and gardens including parking facilities and overall land size EG 1 Hectare / 1 .5 Acres / 500m2

The house is set in around 6500m2 of land with many trees: chestnut, fig, walnut, magnolia and two magnificent centuries-old cedars. About one half is landscaped garden planted with rosemary, lavender, thyme, roses, hydrangeas, magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons. The other half, which is on a slope, has been left as natural woodland.  The garden contains a 19th century grotto, a waterfall, an irrigation canal (free water for the garden, very important!), four fishponds, an aviary for peacocks, ducks and chickens, and outside lighting.

Two-car garage with electrically operated up and over door.  Car parking stand for one car adjacent to front entrance.

Summerhouse (5.5m x 2.1m) Gardeners toilet. Workshop/garden store (4.80x 2.5m).

Local services: 2 GP Practices, Nursing Practice, Physiotherapist, Vet, 2 Pharmacies, Fuel Pumps, Repair Garage, Post Offices and cash machines, Butcher, 2 Bakeries, Garden Materials Shop, 4 General Stores, 2 Tabacs, 12 Restaurants, Tea Room, Hotel/Bar, Clock & Watch Repairer, Wine Merchant, Booksellers, Sports and Cultural Facilities including a stadium and hall, Hairdresser, Creche, Infants and Primary Schools, Weekly Market.

Activities and places of interest within 1 hour:

Beach, Lakes, Deer Park, Zoos, Museums, Cathar castles, Carcassonne Medieval City, Flying Club

DPE – ENERGY RESULTS C 108 kwhrs pa pm2 / CO2 – C 14 kgrms pa pm2
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