We both believe this property was built by a family of standing in the village. All of the rooms are large and sunny and at 1st floor level in particular, the bedrooms give the impression of importance and comfort. This lovely stone house is located in a little village that shows how much the residents love living there from the moment you cross the arched bridge over the stream and head toward the church. Well pointed stone houses, lovingly painted shutters and wrought iron gates to welcome you into glorious gardens that profit from the south facing exposure all year round. The french country dream couldn’t look better!
This property is located uphill from the church on a quiet village road. Fully south facing, the large rooms benefit from a wealth of sunshine. At ground floor are the public rooms, two large salons – or a salon and dining room – plus a large kitchen and an additional utility area and ground floor shower room and toilet. The two salons and the kitchen have huge french doors that open fully onto the front courtyard to let in the sun.
At first floor level you arrive onto a generous landing with the original entrance door that leads onto the street, just uphill from the front courtyard. The current owners use the more casual ground floor entrance but one could easily reinstate this formal entrance as there is also a small receiving room with sunny south facing windows that would present such a lovely welcome. The 5 bedrooms give off the hall that runs the length of the house at this level. All of the bedrooms are of very generous size. The two bedrooms on the south side have the most lovely views over the roofs of the town as it slopes down to the river and then the hills beyond. One of these bedrooms in particular must have been the master bedroom as it has a lovely marble chimney still in place. The other bedrooms all have lovely clear views of the hills behind the village.
Up one more level and you arrive at the full height, full length grenier. A new owner could create an entire suite of rooms here there is that much space. Man cave, yoga retreat, kids bunk room… the choice is endless! At the far end of the house is an attached barn that covers all three of the same levels as the house. In need of repair, this space can easily accommodate a garage – with entrance already in place off of the road to the back of the property – as well as a fantastic workshop for anyone with mechanical/woodworking/or other skills. A real bonus to an already large property.
Lastly, there is a wonderful 470 sqm garden that comes with property as well. Located just steps down the road to the rear of the property, you can enjoy the sun on the front courtyard and then bring in your own veg – and eggs even – from the garden behind. Best of both worlds!
This lovely village is located conveniently between Limoux and Mirepoix. Carcassonne airport at 45 minutes, Toulouse at 1.5 hours. The Med is 1.5 hours and skiing or shopping in Andorra is only 2 hours away. In the heart of Cathar Country all of the year round outdoor activities are available within minutes. Lovely southern exposure, outdoor space at the house plus a garden for planting as you wish and a price that makes this property one of our best buys… please call to arrange a visit today!
DPE en cours * Agency Fees Included
- Central Heating - Oil
- Chambre d'Hôtes Option