18th Century Domain Mas entirely restored, 3 stone houses with 480 m² of living space, swimming pool area, stables, stone barn, set in 3ha of grounds with meadow and river, in beautiful nature, lovely mountain views, ideal for horses
Built between 1700 and 1906, this lovely home is located in an elevated position just some minutes outside a prestigious wine growing village in the Minervois Corbières area. The property is constituted like a small hamlet with 3 stone houses, stable, barn, garage and an outside space of 3 ha with a meadow, an olive grove, orchard, a vegetable garden and a nice pool area with a summer kitchen and barbecue. The Mas has been completely renovated in the past 15 years, and now offers light spacious living space with all modern comfort and with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The 3 houses have 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in all, with room to convert the stone barns and attic to further accommodation if required with subject to planning permit. The countryside offers beautiful nature, lovely mountain views and golden eagles gliding over the idyllic site. Only a short distance from lovely village and having neighbours out of sight, it gives the feeling of peace and freedom and at the same time the security of having life in easy reach. Only a visit will let you feel the ambiance of this magic ancient place!
Description of the buildings
The main house offers 300m² of living space over 2 floors. An attic of around 100m² could be converted into living space.
Ground floor: Entrance with ancient stone staircase to the garden floor, large study 33m² with fireplace, visible stone walls and beams, a studio room with W/C and shower room 30m², with its own entrance. Restored former stables of 80m² with a very high ceiling, which has conserved the original feeding trough. Further there is a cut stone fireplace and custom made wooden doors to the back courtyard, pool area and meadow. This room has a great acoustic and the owner sometimes hosts concerts. From this great room a staircase leads to the large main living area on the garden floor which is partly the mezzanine (open space) of this former stable. There is large store housing a laundry room, fridges and freezers and a walk in cold store for wine.
Garden floor: Huge main living area in 1 room, which opens out to garden level on the south side all along. This comprises of a large living and dining room, leading to a mezzanine area, overlooking the music room, and a separate, fully fitted kitchen. Several sets of double doors open out on to the garden. There are character features like a handmade stone fireplace, visible beams and stone walls, guest master suite with large bedroom, bathroom with shower and 2 wash basins, and a dressing room. The bedroom is an impressive room with exposed stone walls and high, beamed ceilings, two good size guest bedrooms and a shared bathroom, terrace all long the building
Independent house with 115m² of living space on 2 floors.
Ground floor: Kitchen, dining and lounge area, with a fireplace.
First floor: 2 bedrooms and a bath room.
Second independent house with 90m² of living space, lounge with fireplace and visible stonewall, 2 bedrooms and shower room
Swimming pool 10m x 5m surrounded by stone terraces. W/C and pool house with sink, hotplate and barbeque. Outside shower.
Original stone barn: 2 large rooms in total 190m², now open up to the roof. This could be converted into a large loft of 190m² with an additional floor thanks to the ceiling height, which would be subject to planning permit. Under keeping the bottom as garage, storage etc.
Stables: Comprise 6 boxes 120m² and opens on to the prairie. They also have a wooden stable to provide shade in the summer.
Hangar: 147m² for tractor, car etc.
There is a hen house.
A large courtyard for parking
The lovely grounds of 3ha include a meadow for horses, an olive grove, an orchard, a vegetable garden, many Mediterranean plants and wild herbs, all bordered by an ancient dry stone wall and a river. Big (80.000 litres) underground water reserve fed by wells and rainwater from rooftops. Hundreds of hectares of garrigue is neighbouring the property and is perfect for its pedestrian excursions, horse rides or bike trips directly starting at the property.
The house has been thoughtfully renovated over the past 15 years and has kept many charming features. There is under floor heating in the main house and electric heating in the two guest houses, all supplemented by lovely open fireplaces. The quality wooden joinery has been made to measure in chestnut.
A Mas in an idyllic setting, surrounded by beautiful nature! A wonderful family home or good potential for a commercial activity.