Fabulous center of village property, comprising 3 linked buildings in a gracious ” U ” shape. One frontier is bounded by the River Blau and the three buildings were situated so as to embrace a central park with gorgeous centennial trees and more than enough room for a pool and / or tennis facilities. An ancient Roman Bath has even been found and catalogued within the grounds. One of the most important homes in the village, at one time the center of trade in the region for hats, tissue, shoes and more, the property was owned by a famous sculptor and housed his extended family as well as his studio. Wonderful original plasterwork, by the artisan who worked on the Palace at Versailles, and most of the original chimneys have been preserved on the interior of the property, which consists of at least 6 separate multi-room apartments and unfinished space to create even more. Ample parking at ground floor would support a commercial venture with restaurant, shop, boutique hotel / chambres d’hôtes and / or gîtes. A large, multi-family property is also easy to envisage… think family reunions for dozens!
We would note that restoration work is needed. The property could be occupied in one section, but the majority needs work to become comfortably habitable. We estimate the cost of this work to be between 300,000 and 500,000 euros depending on the scope of the work desired. At minimum, the roof needs attention. Detailed quotes are recommended and the purchase price reflects the work needed.
Chalabre is a lively village with shops and services, cultural activities year round, and swimming, hiking, boating at Lac de Montbel within 10 minutes. In the heart of some of the best vacation destinations in the south of France, close enough to the mountains and the Mediterranean to make perfect day trips at approximately 1 1/2 hours away. Easy access too from Carcassonne / Barcelona and Toulouse airports. The potential of this property is rarely seen… we urge you to visit and discover the beauty for yourself.
DPE vierge (non exploitable) *Agency Fees Included