This beautiful property is located 6 kms from St Laurent de Cerdans in a haven of woodland peace and quiet, and enjoys amazing (180 degrees) views of the Canigou mountain and the Pyrenees. The major selling point of this property is its location, second to none in the Vallespir. With 6 hectares of fenced land, this property is virtually self sufficient in fruit and vegetables and has a never ending supply of fresh spring water year round from several sources. It would be possible to negotiate separately for a further 4 hectares of partly fenced land.
The main house comprises a fully fitted kitchen, pantry, living room with exposed beams and open fireplace with wood burner, three bedrooms, one currently used as an office, a (Italian walk-in-) showerroom and two WCs. The house has been fully renovated and retains many character features including beams, stonework and wooden floors. Heating is by wood burners, with individual electric panel heaters in the bedrooms.
There are two (5 star selected) gîtes completed (65m2 and 55m2) and a third one being renovated from a former stable. The stylishly renovated gîtes each have two bedrooms, fitted kitchen, Italian walk-in showers with double vanity units, living and dining areas, and terraces. The remaining gîte is intended to be finished to the same spec as the other two. All have new plumbing and electrics and brand new fixtures and fittings. The owner received best recommended awards in 2012,2013,2014 and the goldaward 2015 for the gites from a well known Northern European holiday rentals company.
The main house and gîtes are set in approximately the centre of the 10Ha of land, which is partly sloping and wooded, although only 6 hectares are included in the selling price. In the immediate area of the house and gîtes are a parking area, terraces, a vegetable garden and an orchard all with semi-autom watering system. There is an build in above ground springwater swimming pool and the a natural freshwater pool which is also been used for bathing. There is also a large ornamental pond and an area designated for a hot tub or norwegian bath (under construction).
The property is on mains electric. Drainage is to a septic tank. Water is pumped and filtered to two tanks from a number of springs on the property (so no water bills!) and is safely used for household use by the current owners. The property benefits from adsl high speed and all electrical and communications are underground so there are no poles or pylons to spoil the stunning views. The property is south facing to make the most of the sunshine.
The insulation is so good that this property has A categorisation from the diagnosticien which is pretty amazing for a renovated mas.
Amenities such as shops and schools are a short drive away in St Laurent de Cerdans or other villages. The property is reached by a small road from the main road. This narrows to a single lane track, which is unmade in places, for the last 3 kms. The track is, nevertheless, accessible by normal vehicles the postbox comes at the house.
The gîtes have been running for a number of years and attract many regular clients.
Spain is just a short drive away and this area is popular with visitors year round. Perpignan is approximately 50 minutes away by car.
Open fireplace, south facing, renovated in Dutch Design style with original features Property is not overlooked !