Occitanie, Aude, elegant restored period house for sale (370m2) in a beautiful hillside village with amenities.Magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrenees.
Outstanding reception room for entertaining.Beautiful landscaped gardens with swimming pool.5/6 bedrooms plus possible gite or granny flat.
Located in the Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon. 25 mins from Carcassonne Airport, 1 hour from Toulouse Airport and the Mediterranean beaches.
This beautiful, large “Maison de Maitre” was built in about 1860 and stands in 6500 m2 of landscaped gardens and woodland. It is located in a village 450m above sea level in the unspoilt countryside of the Aude. The village of about 1000 inhabitants has all amenities including a baker, 2 grocery shops, a butcher, a hairdresser, hardware/garden supplies shop, pharmacy, two doctors and two vets. There are infant and primary schools, a sports stadium, sports hall, 2 restaurants and a bar. . The village is also witness to the origins of the famous Cathar history of which a most impressive chateau remains dating from the 10th century.
The house was completely restored in the 1990s to a high specification. It is orientated towards south and west and has magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrenees. Nearly all windows are double-glazed and there is a fully programmable gas fired central heating system. There are two large paved and shaded terraces and numerous places for sitting out in the garden.On the main floor, is the impressive paneled 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. From it, a door leads to the orangerie(4.70m x 3.10m) and 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.Also on this floor is a fully fitted kitchen (4.30m x 3.00m) a back kitchen with original stone sink, a cellar, 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.On the lower floor is a dining room (7.80m x 4.70m) with terracotta tiled floor, a working fireplace with insert woodburning fire, three pairs of french windows leading to a west facing, wisteria covered terrace with balustrade. A 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 for a washer. There is also a wine store and a storeroom.Note: This floor could be converted into a self-contained, two bedroomed gite or granny flat. On the first floor is a 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. Inner hall. 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) which is fully insulated, heated and floored, and has a triple window overlooking the village and mountains.
Outside: Two-car garage with electrically operated up and over door. Swimming pool (9.8m x 4.0m) including roman steps and with a paved terrace. Summerhouse (5.5m x 2.1m) Gardeners toilet. Workshop/garden store (4.80x 2.5m).Garden: 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.
Price 695 000 €
Reference n° JC365
Price : 695 000 €