Welcome home to this wonderful village house built on the walls of a former Cathar castle. The home has been renovated in keeping with all of the original charm… exposed beams, stonework, whitewashed walls and even an original bread oven! Light dances through the rooms as you enter a lovely reception area which leads out onto the south facing balcony with exceptional views of the surrounding hills… or straight back into the warm and inviting sitting room with a huge woodburner and more doors out to the balcony terrace. A small but efficient kitchen leads off this room and completes the ground floor level.
Upstairs to the next level one can split off to the right to find a small bedroom with a wonderfully big surprise… a substantial roof terrace with again the loveliest views! A bonus room next door can be kept for extra storage if desired but we both thought we’d love to break through that ceiling as well and create an upstairs sitting room to die for… with a pull out couch for guests of course! Two more generous bedrooms to the left and a large bathroom with modern fittings and a generous shower complete this level.
Up again and another surprise awaits… a complete master suite with exposed beams, vaulted ceiling and oodles of space. A full bath with walk in closet completes this wonderful space! Away from it all, yet just up a flight of steps to your own oasis….
On the warmest sunny days, when the terraces are too hot… the owners retreat to the covered terrace and summer kitchen with its lovely garden and grassy lawn. An amazing treat for an ancient village house… quite a rarity! The current owners had a small pool here for when the grandchildren were visiting, so there are many options for how best to take advantage of the views, the breeze and the best summer days.
For anyone interested in old architecture, a trip to the cave is a must! A generous workroom greets you as you descend the old stone steps… large enough for a small play area for the kids… the table tennis was a big hit… and dry as can be for excellent storage. But turn left at the bottom of the steps and the history of this house comes to life… built on the sloping stone outcrop that supported the old chateau… with the ancient stone walls still visible… the amazing skill of these old builders never ceases to amaze!
Finally, across the small alley is an old grange waiting to be renovated into a small apartment or guest accommodation or simply a light filled studio. Open to the roof a full three stories, this old hay storage was built along the old chateau walls and offers over 24m2 to renovate at each level. The views from the top must be pure magic!
To precis: 170m2 of wonderfully renovated space in a charming old stone village house with a south facing balcony terrace, roof terrace, summer kitchen and garden, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a grange to renovate. The house is move in ready! An excellent price for a lovely home with character features intact in a charming village with its own cafe, post office and only 10 minutes to Limoux, 30 minutes to the airport in Carcassonne!
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