This is a large comfortable flat located above an airy warehouse in Chalabre on the road to Puivert.
(This warehouse / workshop was the last place where horn combs were crafted in the region – so it is steeped in the village’s history).
Steps away from the Hotel de France and its tasty restaurant, this property is located at the heart of Chalabre – a lovely village in the Aude (on the edge of the Ariege and close to the gorgeous lake of Montbel). It is a great lock up and leave for seasonal visitors or can be made into a wonderful low maintenance primary residence.
The warehouse – which has a large heating stove in it (which would need to be checked as to its serviceability) – could be turned into a fabulous “atelier” for a craftsperson or an artist, or it could house a small fishing boat on a trailer and any number of cars and cycles. Alternatively it could be turned into a very large additional living space or perhaps even a little flat of its own. In any case – the potential is all there!
Upstairs the flat has three bedrooms, a bathroom plus separate W/C, a living room and a kitchen with sufficient space for an eat in table. At the end of the corridor towards the bedrooms there is a very useful closet. There is also coat storage space in the portion of the hallway leading to the WC and bathroom. Stairs lead up from this hallway to the attic. The kitchen and bathroom could benefit from upgrading and your creative touches.
Throughout the flat there is delightful herringbone patterned wood parquet (which will require only a bit of love and attention to bring back to its former glory.)
Above there is an attic with ceiling insulation already in place – too low to be useful for any meaningful living space conversion but large enough for an abundance of storage or to make a playroom for children. A small terrasse could also be created at this level subject to planning permission.
Throughout the rooms have electric heaters, there is a fairly recent hot water tank, while the electrical and plumbing systems are all in operational order.
This is a good solid house well-priced to sell in our delightful village.