A charming family property in quiet surroundings, 6 bedrooms, 286m² living space, large woods and a trout river on 4.7ha of land, surrounded by countryside with stunning views, village close by and all amenities within a short drive
This charming stone property has been in the family for several generations and consists of two buildings: The main house, Maison de Maitre and an outbuilding used a long time ago as a dryer. The property is situated along a trout river in the greater Carcassonne area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France and has various terraced gardens, some used as vegetable gardens. Set in the heart of the mountains and surrounded by peaceful countryside, the property is private and secluded yet within easy reach by car of basic amenities in the nearest village and everything you would need in Carcassonne town (including airport, rail and motorway access and a golf course).
Description of the buildings
The property offers 286m² living space on 3 levels
Lower Ground Floor: Room 32m², Cellar 32m², Boiler Room
Ground Floor: Kitchen/Dining Room 25m², Sitting Room 25m²
First Floor: 2 Bedrooms 11m², 12m² & a room 15m²
Second Floor: 3 Bedrooms 11m², 11.5m² & 22m², large bathroom 11m², Office 22m², Dressing room 8m², Storage 6m² and Loft area 18m²
The old drying house: Offers 1000m² on 4 levels
This outbuilding was used in the previous generation as a dryer for leather. It is in good order and has enormous possibilities: Gites, Hi Tech Offices, Tourism, Restaurant, Inside swimming pool complex, Health farm, Education, to name but a few. (subject to necessary legal permits)
The surrounding land is over 4.7 hectares and consists of two chestnut woods, an old olive grove, green oak woods and cedars and a large vegetable garden / orchard. The land around the property is hilly/sloping but the gardens around the main house and the outbuilding are flat and have Mediterranean plants.
Water is abundant, not only is there a river but also two wells. Heating system is oil; the electricity is up to date, adsl, and obviously lots of wood for the Fireplaces. The part of the house where the family are living has been modernised with central heating, radiators, and more recent decoration. The other part for the house used for visiting friends etc, especially in the summer, has kept its charming “cachet” of the previous century.
A very calm property in hilly country surroundings, isolated and yet the baker’s shop is only a few kms away in the first village. Carcassonne with its railway station, airport, golf course and motorway are in easy reach as well as many other regional airports connecting to Europe and the world.