Cathar Country Houses – French Property Specialists – Southwest France
Charming Chambre d’Hotes
Utterly gorgeous house and garden in a tiny hamlet within easy walking distance of Puivert… especially if you know the shortcut! Jennifer and I have often said that the house finds its people – and this is a classic for convincing us. The property was previously owned by artists and the current owners have transformed it into a gorgeous – and very successful – Chambre d’Hotes.
It has an amazing atmosphere, and hundreds of years of local history that add to the warm and relaxing ambience. A very long time ago, it was the hamlet bakery – in the days when the entire hamlet used the bread oven – still part of the property today – and the water source in the garden to collect their drinking water. It has clearly always been a loved property with a wealth of happy memories in its stone walls, nestled in a charming hamlet under the gentle gaze of the Medieval Chateau de Puivert. Please do look at the web site of the current owners – look up l’Occitania, Puivert and you will understand the specialness of what this property has to offer.
The current owners have updated the property in a sympathetic and sensitive way – ensuring that modern conveniences have married seamlessly with the old stone walls and huge beams. Jennifer and I both wonder if there is a microclimate in this hamlet – we visited in early March – as the garden was flowering, the magnolia tree, the irises, far, far earlier than we would expect. The old stone property turns its back to the weather and you enter past the white picket fence, past the ancient water runnel to the front door that leads you directly into the salon with a beautiful stone chimney in the corner. It is likely that this was originally two buildings. The spaces are far more generous than we would expect from a building of this age and there walls dividing the rooms are exceptionally thick. The big country kitchen to the right has all the modern essentials with a handy WC at this level as well.
In total, the property comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 salons, a library, a large gathering room and in the barn next door is a wonderful artists loft space with a sauna. 400 sqm of living space with a beautiful 343 sqm garden in front.
If you have a dream of a property that can give you a wonderful personal home, plus a fully functioning Chambre d’Hotes or gîte project to fund your new lifestyle – this could be the magical property you have been searching for. Jennifer and I are proud to be representing this rare and beautiful opportunity and we both look forward to sharing it with you when you visit.